Sweet Spirit coming to the Entry on 4/9

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Sweet Spirit is currently on a North American tour promoting their new album “St. Mojo” that will be released in 4/7. Their tour brings them to First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry on 4/9 supported by General B and the Wiz. Tickets are still available HERE

Ironically, the eight-piece band started as a solo project. Austin singer Sabrina Ellis was going through some distressing times: the band that she fronted for several years, Bobby Jealousy, with her then husband was disintegrating along with their relationship. Everything Ellis was working toward was suddenly in free-fall.

She started Sweet Spirit to hone her ability to write and perform on her own. “It was supposed to be focused on me writing solo, and performing with the guitar,” she says. But it didn’t stay that way for long.

When Ellis started Sweet Spirit, she was still writing and performing with her longstanding garage punk band A Giant Dog. AGD Co-founder Andrew Cashen was intrigued by Ellis’ new emphasis on soul and country and pop music as touchstones for Sweet Spirit and quickly climbed on board the project. “I’m very comfortable doing loud and fast,” Cashen says, “so this is uncharted territory for me.”

Tour Dates:
Apr 05 Sound Pony Tulsa, OK
Apr 06 The Blind Tiger Kansas City, MO
Apr 07 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Apr 08 Crystal Corner Bar Madison, WI
Apr 09 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
Apr 11 Happy Dog Cleveland, OH
Apr 12 Spirit Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 13 Rough Trade Brooklyn, NY
Apr 14 Dawson Street Pub Philadelphia, PA
Apr 15 Monty Hall Jersey City, NJ
Apr 16 Black Cat Washington, DC
Apr 18 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Apr 20 The East Room Nashville, TN
Apr 21 Gasa Gasa New Orleans, LA
Apr 22 Artmosphere Bistro Lafayette, LA
Apr 28 Three Links Dallas, TX
Apr 29 Norman Music Festival Norman, OK
May 06 Derby In The City Austin, TX
May 10 Hi-Dive Denver, CO
May 11 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
May 12 Neurolux Boise, ID
May 13 Pickathon Presents at Bunk Bar Portland, OR
May 14 Sunset Tavern Seattle, WA
May 17 Brick And Mortar San Francisco, CA
May 18 Resident Los Angeles, CA
May 20 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
May 21 Flycatcher Tucson, AZ