Following several massive tours of Europe, performing in countless clubs, galleries and shops across the entire continent for several months now, WINO and CONNY OCHS will bring their Heavy Kingdom tour to American soil this Summer!
With shows now confirmed in twenty-two cities across the U.S. this August, the two artists will perform together playing their soulful, folk/rock collaborative LP Heavy Kingdom in its entirety and more each night.
The entire Heavy Kingdom LP can be streamed via label home Exile On Mainstream AT THIS LOCATION.
The legacy of SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH in the world of heavy music is indisputable and ever-evolving, and here he teams up with CONNY OCHS, a songwriter so pure and honest in his output that he seems to be the perfect partner for WEINRICH. The two met for the first time in 2010 when OCHS was supporting WINO on his acoustic solo tour promoting his acclaimed solo album, Adrift. Together the two wrote, performed and recorded an incredible set of soulful tunes as well as a Townes Van Zandt cover track, which would become their first collaborative album, Heavy Kingdom. The artwork contains drawings by both WEINRICH and OCHS, and follows the dedicated and deeply personal approach of the whole album.
WINO & CONNY OCHS U.S. Summer 2012 Heavy Kingdom tour:
8/04/2012 The Alternative Cafe – Seaside, CA
8/05/2012 The Vinyl Revolution – Monterey, CA
8/08/2012 The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
8/09/2012 Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA
8/11/2012 Rotture – Portland, OR
8/12/2012 The Comet Tavern – Seattle, WA
8/13/2012 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
8/14/2012 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
8/15/2012 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
8/16/2012 Turf Club – Saint Paul, MN
8/17/2012 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL
8/18/2012 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
8/19/2012 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
8/20/2012 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
8/21/2012 Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
8/22/2012 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
8/23/2012 Great Scott – Allston, MA
8/24/2012 AS220 – Providence, RI
8/25/2012 North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
8/26/2012 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
8/27/2012 DIVEbar Raleigh – Raleigh, NC
8/28/2012 Golden West – Baltimore, MD
“Wino & Conny Ochs are spectacular musicians and, even on just an acoustic record, they prove that they are skilled, masterful musicians who cannot be labeled. They exceed labels, they exceed life. They are music, they are geniuses. Amazing work.10/10″ – American Aftermath
“…the simple fact that it was recorded in the 21st century makes it somehow more profound. It feels timeless. Heavy Kingdom is the sound of depth; one that comes from stubbornly following your road no matter where it leads. 4/5″ – All Music Guide
“…a stark, spirited caravan with two quirky singer-songwriters. Shine on. 8/10″ – Outburn
“…doom master Wino continues his foray into folk and with the pairing of Ochs definitely hits new levels of songwriting nirvana. 8/10″ – The Montreal Mirror
“With varying levels of energy, as well as mixed soothing performances, Heavy Kingdom makes for a fantastic release for any mood. The duo of Wino & Conny Ochs is clearly the perfect combination… 9.5/10″ – Apoch’s Metal Review