By Susan Sliwicki
The album, which was released on Verve Records in summer 2008, is Havens’ 30th.
Havens first emerged from the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s. For more than three decades, Havens has used his music to covney messages of brotherhood and personal freedom.
“I really sing songs that move me. I’m not in show business; I’m in the communications business. That’s what it’s about for me,” Havens said in an interview with The Denver Post.
Havens’ list of current tour dates and venues include:
Aug. 29-31, 2008: Rhythm Festival 2008, Bedfordshire, U.K.
Sept. 5: The Ohio Theater, Cleveland
Sept. 6: Beverly Arts Center of Chicago, Chicago
Sept. 7: The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Covington, Ky.
Sept. 13: Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, N.H.
Sept. 15: Kentucky Theater, Lexington, Ky.
Sept. 19: Le Poisson Rouge, New York
Sept. 20: Events Center at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, N.Y.
Sept. 26: Infinity Hall, Norfolk, Conn.
Sept. 27: Jonathan’s, Ogunquit, Maine
Sept. 28: Higher Ground, South Burlington, Vt.
Oct. 31: Massey Hall, Toronto
Nov. 2: Centre In The Square, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Nov. 3: Hamilton Place, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Nov. 4: Centennial Hall, London, Ontario, Canada
Nov. 7: Pantages Playhouse Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Nov. 8: TCU Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Nov. 9: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nov. 12: Epcor’s Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Nov. 13: Orpheum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nov. 14: PcPherson Playhouse, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Nov. 15: Admiral Theatre, Bremerton, Wash.
Nov. 21: The Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, Pa.
Nov. 22: Patchogue Theater, Patchogue, N.Y.
Nov. 28-29: Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, Maine
Dec. 4: sun Music Hall, Floyd, Va.
Dec. 5: McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, Charlotte, N.C.
Dec. 6: The Orange Peel, Asheville, N.C.
Dec. 7: The Community Church Concert Series, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Dec. 11: Rhythm & Brews, Chatanooga, Tenn.
Dec. 13: WorkPlay Theatre, Birminham, Ala.
Dec. 20: Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jan. 16, 2009: One World Theater, Austin, Texas
Jan. 17, 2009: Historic Central School, Lake Charles, La.
Jan. 18: Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, La.
Jan. 23: Anthology, San Diego
Jan. 24: The Palmdale Playhouse, Palmdale, Calif.
Feb. 6: The Firehouse Coffeehouse, Littleton, Mass.
Feb. 7: Veritas Auditorium, Chicopee, Mass.
Feb. 8: Carol Autorino Center/Hoffman Auditorium, West Hartford, Conn.
Feb. 20: Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland, Wash.
Feb. 25: Kayhi Auditorium, Ketchikan, Alaska
Feb. 28: Mariner Theatre, Homer, Ark.
March 1: Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, Alaska
April 17: Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Township, Mich.
April 18: Jasper Commuity Arts, Jasper, Ind.
April 23: Thrasher Opera House, Green Lake, Wis.
April 24: Stoughton Opera House, Stoughton, Wis.
April 25: ECC Blizzard Theatre, Elgin, Ill.
May 15: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
May 16: Algonquin Arts, Manasquan, N.J.
For more information, visit www.richiehavens.com