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Posted September 26, 2011

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Band Begins Filming ìThe Other Countryî
With Award Winning Director, Brett Leonard and PopFictionLife

(New York, NY) September 26, 2011 ó Following the launch of is acclaimed second project, folk-rock pioneer Burlap to Cashmere, a band that built a reputation for both exceptional studio projects and as an unyielding touring act in the late ë90s, readies for the launch of an East Coast tour that kicks off on Sept 26, in Virginia (initial dates listed below).

In addition to announcing initial tour dates and markets, the band is currently in rotation on Starbucksís in store playlist. The coffeehouse conglomerate is currently featuring ìDonít Forget to Write,î ìLove Reclaims the Atmosphereî and ìCloser to the Edge.î

With American Songwriter calling Burlap to Cashmere ìOne Of The Best Records of 2011î and USA Todayís Edna Gunderson spotlighting the bandís ìsumptuous and exotic melodies, tight harmonies and poetic lyricsî with a 3.5 star review itís no surprise that Burlap to Cashmere is gaining substantial momentum at radio as well.

The bandís current radio single ìBuild A Wallî is gaining adds at key AAA stations across the country. ìBurlap To Cashmere sounded great with likable, instantly-catchy pop/rock songs with big hooks. They are welcome back into the fold at AAA. Great band to see live!,î shares Brad Savage, Program Director (Morning Show Host), WCNR, Charlottesville, VA.

Performing recently at the AAA Radio Conference in Boulder, Co. Burlap to Cashmere was the only band to receive a standing ovation. This reaction is consistent as the band continues to visit radio stations, performing songs from its self titled project, for programmers and fans alike.

KINK FMís ìBing Lounge,î WXPK in White Plains, NY and Nic Harcourtís Guitar Center podcast visits were all filmed and featured via the links below.

- Nic Harcourt Guitar Center Podcast with the live performances.

Burlap to Cashmere East Coast tour dates include:
Sept 23 - University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH (with Guster)
Sep 26 - Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
Sep 28 - Higher Ground - South Burlington, VT
Sep 29 - Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, MA
Oct 01 - Littlefield - Brooklyn, NY
Oct 02 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Oct 3 - T.T. the Bear's - Cambridge, MA
Oct 05 - Club Cafe' - Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 07 - The Arts Center - Carrboro, NC
Oct 08 - The Handlebar - Greenville, SC
Oct 09 - Smith's - Atlanta, GA
Oct 12 - The Mint - Los Angeles, CA
Oct 15 - Genghis Cohen - Los Angeles, CA

For updated tour dates and markets please visit

As the band visits each of these markets, Brett Leonard (The Lawnmower Man, Virtuosity, Peter Gabrielís MTV Music Video Award Winning ìKiss That Frogî) and his crew will be shooting performance and b-roll of the band in a storyline based around the fictitious events surrounding a a bandís life on the road. (Movie trailer: PopFictionLife trailer: Burlap To Cashmere )

About Burlap to Cashmere:
With its core lineup intact ñ singer/guitarist/songwriter Steven Delopoulos (who American Songwriter notes: ëcould go down as musicís first truly great writer of this centuryí), guitarist John Philippidis, and drummer Theodore Pagano ó Burlap to Cashmere returns with renewed focus, drive and energy.

On its first album in more than a decade, Burlap To Cashmere draws from all the influences that made it a touchstone band: Mediterranean and Greek rhythms, flamenco and classic American folk, to create a rich body of work that embraces the past while crystallizing its new creative vision.

For the last ten years, a Burlap to Cashmere reunion seemed like wishful thinking. After garnering awards, a dedicated following, and credentials earned non-stop touring alongside some of the biggest names in music, the band was exhausted and went on an indefinite hiatus.

In 2005, tragedy struck when guitarist John Philippidis was beaten and left for dead after a road rage incident near his home in Brooklyn. An extended hospital visit, which included a full month in a coma and radical facial reconstructive surgery, ultimately sparked a band reunion.

In 2010, Burlap to Cashmere headed into the studio with acclaimed producer Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Tom Waits) to begin work on new material. His rules were simple: ìThere would be no nudging and no Auto-Tuning. Weíre going into this to capture everything thatís organic about the band.î

ìFor me, Burlap to Cashmere is a classic band in the best sense of the word. From the great songwriting and singing, to the deep and accomplished musicianship, they are absolutely a distinctive band,î shares Froom.

ìThis is particularly apparent in the songs that incorporate their unique approach to traditional Greek rhythms. All you have to do is listen once to ëDon't Forget To Writeí, and it's abundantly clear - you've never heard anything quite like it.

We also set out to make a record that put musical feeling and performance at a premium - live singing and playing, no click tracks, etc. Developing this kind of hybrid sound in the studio was a big challenge for everyone involved, but ultimately, what else do you hope for?"

Recalling the musical intimacy of Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel, coupled with Delopoulosí introspective and poetic songwriting, the album announces Burlap to Cashmereís triumphant return in a record that will surprise longtime fans and intrigue the uninitiated.

Fans of modern troubadour outfits like the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons will find common ground with Burlap To Cashmereís output, with the added textures of the Greek and Mediterranean influences further fleshing out the bandís unique take on 21st century
folk-rock music.

For up-to-date information on Burlap To Cashmere please visit:

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