Singer-songwriter Andrew Ripp will release a stripped down acoustic album entitled Simple on Be Music & Entertainment January 21st. Simple will feature acoustic versions of ten tracks from his third studio album Won’t Let Go, which debuted at #3 on the Singer-Songwriter chart when it was released early last year to rave reviews. Ripp also does a cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” for the album, which has become a crowd favorite out on the road. It is clear with every stripped down note on Simple that Andrew Ripp is an incredible talent worthy of all the buzz around him as an up and coming artist to watch in 2014.
"I've been touring for the last few years and a lot of my shows have been stripped down - solo style and simple,” said Ripp. “After having a bunch of people ask me after shows when I was going to make an acoustic record I decided to do just that. This is my way of saying I HEAR YOU, I LOVE YOU and THANK YOU SO MUCH for supporting me over the years!"
Stand out tracks on Simple, produced by Paul Mabury, include his current single “Falling for the Beat,” which fans can hear on the January 19th episode of the smash hit television show House of Lies on SHOWTIME. Other stand out tracks include the poignant “Rescue Me,” the catchy title track “Won’t Let Go,” and the moving ballad “It Will Come.” His rendition of Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” has already received praise by fans who have heard it out on the road and the video of him covering the song, has already received over 92K views making it one of the highest viewed videos on his YouTube channel. It is the perfect song to round out the album Simple.
Ripp has spent the majority of 2013 winning over fans and media alike touring the country with big name acts including Sara Bareilles, Plain White T’s, Andy Grammer, LeAnn Rimes, and Parachute. He is ready to hit the road at the end of this month on his first headlining tour, Andrew Ripp: The Simple Tour, across the country. Ripp will kick off the tour January 31st in Dallas, TX and will make stops in major cities including Minneapolis, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, New York City, Boston, Cincinnati, and many more with opening act Judah and the Lion.
For more information on Andrew Ripp and to purchase Simple please go to www.AndrewRipp.com.
Andrew Ripp: The Simple Tour Dates:
January 31st Dallas, TX House of Blues
February 1st Houston, TX House of Blues
February 5th Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
February 6th Denver, CO The Soiled Dove Underground
February 7th Ames, IA Maintenance Shop
February 8th Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
February 13th Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
February 14th Nashville, TN Exit-IN
February 15th Atlanta, GA Vinyl
February 18th Charlotte, NC Evening Muse
February 19th Vienna, VA Jammin Java
February 20th Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
February 21st New York, NY Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
February 22nd Boston, MA Café 939 @Berklee
February 23rd Uncasville, CT Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Resort
February 25th Pittsburgh, PA Hard Rock Café
February 26th Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theater
February 27th Holland, MI Dimnent Memorial Chapel @ Hope College
February 28th Indianapolis, IN Deluxe @ Old National Centre
March 1st Knoxville, TN The Square Room