American Opera, the brainchild of NYC singer-songwriter John Bee, has signed with Spartan Records and will be releasing the debut album “Small Victories” this spring.
Check out the teaser video here.
Watch for new music and additional announcements soon. In the meantime you can catch American Opera this week at South By Southwest and on tour with Carter Hulsey. American Opera was also recently confirmed for Bledfest on May 27 in Howell, MI. See dates below.
American Opera has toured the U.S. and Canada as both a solo act and with a full band, playing shows with the likes of The Avett Brothers, Josh Ritter, Cursive, Murder By Death, Owen, and William Elliott Whitmore, as well as featured performances at SXSW and the Vans Warped Tour.
Praise for American Opera:
“If there is any hope for the future of acoustic folk music, it lies within the
chest (or brain) of John Bee.” —MidwestAXN
“John Bee has already displayed the kind of musical chops veterans of his
genre hope to possess.”— Under The Gun Review
Tour Dates (w/ Carter Hulsey):
3/17 - SXSW - Stephen F’s Bar - Austin, TX (American Opera only)
3/22 - Walnut Room - Denver, CO
3/23 - The Rusty Needle - Hutchinson, KS
3/24 - The Whiskey House - Ankeny, IA
3/25 - The Tank Room - Kansas City, MO
3/26 - TBA - St. Louis, MO
3/27 - The Warming House - Minneapolis, MN
3/28 - Crescendo Music Bar & Cafe - Madison, WI
3/29 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
3/30 - The Wire - Chicago, IL
3/31 - Robin Theater - Lansing, MI
4/01 - Fischer Hall - Frankenmuth, MI
4/02 - Mahall's Locker Room - Lakewood, OH
4/03 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
4/04 - The 4th Street Bar - Mansfield, OH
4/06 - The Basement - Nashville, TN
4/07 - Embers Venue - Rensselaer, IN
4/08 - Fountain Square Brewery - Indianapolis, IN
5/27- Bledfest- Hartland Performing Arts Center- Howell, MI (American Opera only)