In support of her 2010 debut album, Are You My Mother?, Kathryn Calder is embarking on her first ever North American solo tour. Calder will kick off the tour May 6 with her band the New Pornographers as well as Thao And Mirah in Bellingham, WA. As Calder travels down the coast to San Diego, delivering her innovative style and high-minded lyrics to venues along the way, fellow Victoria, BC, locals Himalayan Bear will join the tour. The pairing of these two lyrically sincere bands should make for a powerful showcase of British Columbia’s young indie talent.

After starting her musical career with Immaculate Machine, recording two EPs and four albums with the band, Calder toured the world with the New Pornographers and recorded on its last three albums. While caring for her terminally ill mother, Calder began recording her first solo album in her mother’s house in Victoria, BC. Are You My Mother? is a deeply personal album as Calder couples the dark emotions stirred up by her mother’s fate with hopeful reflections of their love and friendship. Using many unique recording techniques in the DIY setting, Calder teamed up with Colin Stewart to create an album that reflected the environment of her mother’s home.

Tour Dates For Kathryn Calder:
05/06 – Bellingham, WA – Mt. Baker Theater*
05/07 – Salem, OR – Boon’s Treasury^^
05/10 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley^^
05/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café^^
05/13 – San Diego, CA – Tin Can Alehouse^^
05/16 – Oakland, CA – New Parish^^
05/18 – Portland, OR – Mission Theater^^
05/19 – Seattle, WA – Rendezvous^^%
05/20 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret^^

* = w/ New Pornographers, Thao And Mirah
^^ = w/ Himalayan Bear
% = w/ Karl Blau