Fresh off of his successful month-long residency in Silverlake at Club Spaceland in Los Angeles CA, singer/songwriter Johnathan Rice is ready to criss-cross the country on a co-headlining tour with Maria Taylor in support of his second album “Further North.” The coast-to-coast trek began June 5 in Pomona, CA and will wind down July 12 in Sonoma, CA.

The ever-busy Rice has many projects brewing including contributing to the new critically lauded Elvis Costello album, “Momofuku.” Rice also recently performed some of the “Momofuku” songs with Costello and the Imposters at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

The Los Angeles-based Rice has been touring in support of “Further North,” which blends refined acoustic and electric guitar melodies with pulsing rhythms and piercing prose. The album was released on Reprise Records on September 11, 2007.

Produced by Jason Lader, Farmer Dave Scher, and Rice himself, “Further North” is a musical step forward from its predecessor, Rice’s full-length debut “Trouble is Real.” That 2005 release earned him comparisons to such folk troubadours as Gram Parsons and Nick Drake in addition to landing him tours opening for R.E.M. and Wilco.

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Johnathan Rice itinerary:

June 9 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
June 10 Austin, TX Emo’s
June 11 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
June 12 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
June 13 Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar
June 14 Athens, GA Caledonia Lounge
June 15 Mount Pleasant, SC Village Tavern
June 16 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
June 18 New York, NY Knitting Factory
June 19 Washington, DC Rock And Roll Hotel
June 20 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary
June 21 Kingston, NY BSP
June 23 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
June 24 Hamden, CT The Space
June 26 Toronto, ON El Mocambo
June 27 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
June 28 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
June 30 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
July 1 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
July 2 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
July 3 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
July 4 Boise, ID Neurolux
July 5 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
July 6 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
July 8 Visalia, CA Cellar Door
July 9 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
July 10 Visalia, CA Cellar Door
July 11 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
July 12 Sonoma, CA Gundlach Bundschu Winery