Few people, let alone artists, have lived through the experiences that Allison Moorer has. Now 20 years into a career which has brought her much acclaim, Moorer is set to release her next album Blood on October 25, 2019 via her own label, Autotelic Records with distribution through powerhouse indie Thirty Tigers. The first new music since the stellar 2015 release Down To Believing, Allison’s new music features the just-released single “All I Wanted (Thanks Anyway).”
The tour to support both the album and her book, Blood: A Memoir, out October 29, 2019, will showcase a hybrid format where there’ll be conversation about the book followed by a solo acoustic performance with a selection of songs from the accompanying album and some songs from her previous albums. Guest moderators will join Moorer in conversation including Paul Janeway (St. Paul & The Broken Bones), Hayes Carll, Kyle Tibbs Jones, Jennifer Palmieri, NPR’s Melissa Block, Mary Gauthier, music journalist Mario Taradell and Allison’s sister Shelby Lynne.
In addition to the fall tour, Allison will be performing at the Grand Ole Opry, Mountain Stage, 30A Songwriter’s Festival and the Cayamo Cruise in 2020.
Blood: A Memoir is a detaild account of Moorer and her sister Shelby Lynne’s childhood growing up in a troubled home in Southern Alabama, which ended in the well-documented murder-sucide of her parents in 1986. The companion album serves as a song cycle and features 10 tracks that directly connect to the people, emotions, trauma, and state of mind that are detailed throughout the memoir. It goes without saying that both Blood: A Memoir and Blood, the album are Allison Moorer’s most personal, revealing work to date.