The Mastersons tour Europe in January/February 202221-05-2021
The Mastersons are singer-songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore. When they're not touring the world as valued longtime members of Steve Earle's band the Dukes, the musical and marital twosome make inspired albums of their own emotionally vivid, deeply humanistic songs. The duo's fourth set of original compositions is the appropriately titled No Time for Love Songs.
The Mastersons, who now call Los Angeles home after stints in Austin, Brooklyn and Terlingua, Texas; recorded No Time for Love Songs at L.A.'s legendary Sunset Sound Recorders with Shooter Jennings; the album was engineered and mixed by five-time Grammy Award-winning engineer, Ryan Freeland.
No Time for Love Songs explores the emotional challenges of a morally compromised era, and reflects the experiences that the pair has accumulated in their travels. Those experiences helped to inspire the big-hearted songcraft of such compelling new tunes as "Spellbound," "Circle the Sun," "Eyes Open Wide," "The Silver Line," "There Is A Song to Sing" and the album's poignant title track, which showcase the Mastersons' organic harmonies, stirring melodies and insightful lyrics, which consistently offer clear-eyed optimism in the face of loss and discouragement.
With No Time for Love Songs, the duo also celebrates the tenth anniversary of their partnership and continue their creative journey, crafting a collection of songs that could easily serve as the soundtrack to our lives—or at least one version of it. Prior to launching their recording partnership, Chris played with Son Volt, Jack Ingram and others, while Eleanor lent her talents to projects by Regina Spektor and Angus & Julia Stone.
In January/February 2022 The Mastersons are touring Europe bringing Bonnie Whitmore as support:
26/01: Oldenzaal, NL - Cobblestone
28/01: Zaandam, NL - Bullekerk
29/01: Eindhoven, NL - 't Rozenknopje
30/01: Arnhem, NL - Luxor Live
01/02: Winchester, UK - The Railway Inn
02/02: Birmingham, UK - Kitchen Garden
03/02: Nottingham, UK - Bodega
05/02: Scarbrough, UK - The Old Parcels Office
07/02: London, UK - o2 Academy
09/02: Bilbao, ESP - Kafe Antzokia, Kutxa Beltza
10/02: Zaragoza, ESP - Rock & Blues Café
11/02: Valencia, ESP - Loco Club
12/02: Madrid, ESP - El Sol
13/02: Santander, ESP - El Almacén de Little Bobby