Portland, OR’s own Fruition will ring in 2020 with a short run through the Pacific Northwest, including visits to Bend, Eugene, Seattle and Portland. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, and Danny Barnes supports on all shows. The band is currently on tour, with their next appearance coming this Wednesday at Americanafest in Nashville at the High Watt.
This past Thursday, Vol. 1 of their new limited edition 7” vinyl series went on sale at Red Rocks where the band was supporting The Wood Brothers. The band played both the A side “Alone Together” and the B side “Snapdragon” in their scorching one-hour set. On the following day, the band released “Playin’ On (Words),” Side B from Vol. 2 on all digital services. The new song was penned by the band’s Mimi Naja and is paired with Side A’s “Driving Into the Storm.” You can hear both songs here: smarturl.it/PlayinOnWords
Blessed with 3 songwriters and singers, Fruition has always had more material than time to record and release it. When the band prepared to record their last full album (2018’s Watching It All Fall Apart produced by Tucker Martine), over 50 songs were written, but the studio session song list was honed down to just 13. Each Fruition album has had several gems passed by because they didn’t fit with the rest of the current material, and until now have never had a home.
The recently announced 45 Series will be an ongoing outlet for songs both old and new that simply need to see the light of day. While the songs will be released digitally, they will also be pressed to very short runs of 7” vinyl for collectors. Only 250 copies of each release will be pressed, with 50 available for preorder on the band’s website, approximately 50 at Indie retailers, and the other 150 only available at shows.
Fruition’s last show in the Pacific Northwest was at Northwest String Summit in North Plains, OR. Having already played the main stage on Friday and scheduled to close out the festival’s Saturday night with a late-night set, the band ended up closing out the main stage again, subbing in for a travel delayed Galactic. Stanton Moore made it to the festival grounds in time to be rolled out on a drum riser to join Fruition for two songs. Fruition returned the favor later that night when the three singers sat in during Galactic’s set.
In addition to the newly announced NYE run, next Monday the band will be announcing a quick run between Hangtown in Northern California and Utopiafest outside of Austin, TX which includes a stop at Emeril Lagasse’s Boudin, Bourbon and Beers charity event in New Orleans, LA. All September dates feature support from the band’s good friend Taylor Kingman’s new band TK & The Holy Know Nothings.
Sept 11th Americana Fest (High Watt) Nashville, TN
Sept 12th The Firmament Greenville, NC (w. TK & The Holy Know Nothings)
Sept 13th Charleston Pour House Charleston, SC (w. TK & The Holy Know Nothings)
Sept 17th Southbound Brewing Savannah, GA (w. TK & The Holy Know Nothings )
Sept 18th The Plant Dothan, AL (w. TK & The Holy Know Nothings)
Sept 19th Terminal West Atlanta, GA (w. TK & The Holy Know Nothings)
Sept 20th Jackson Terminal Knoxville, TN (w. Jon Stickley Trio, and TK & The Holy Know Nothings)
Sept 21st Bourbon & Beyond Louisville, KY
October 4-13 IGE Music & Art Immersion Lisbon, Portugal
October 24-27 Hangtown Ball Placerville, CA
November 8 Boudin, Bourbon and Beers New Orleans, LA
November 9 Gumbofest Jackson, MS
November 14 Utopia Festival Burnet, TX
December 27 Sessions Music Hall Eugene, OR (w. Danny Barnes)
December 28 The Crocodile Seattle, WA (w. Danny Barnes)
December 29 Domino Room Bend, OR (w. Danny Barnes)
December 31 Revolution Hall Portland, OR (w. Danny Barnes)