August 25, 2005 14:21 ET

Platinum Songwriter Maia Sharp to Tour With Bonnie Raitt

Sharp's Latest Album, "Fine Upstanding Citizen," in Stores Now

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 25, 2005 -- Multi-talented Maia Sharp has secured the opening slot on the highly anticipated upcoming Bonnie Raitt tour, which will hit cities nationwide this fall. Sharp's latest album, "Fine Upstanding Citizen," was released earlier this year, and is the third album by the prolific singer/songwriter.

Maia Sharp is at once a multi-talented musician, a gifted songwriter, a poetic lyricist, a dynamic live performer and a well-spring of talent tapped by many of the music industry's most esteemed artists.

Maia has recently written and recorded three songs for Raitt's upcoming album, "Souls Alike." The legendary Raitt recently praised the artist. "Maia is making some of the most innovative and soulful music around with songs that are head and shoulders above the rest. She has become one of my favorite artists. 'Fine Upstanding Citizen' is a brilliant album, start to finish."

In addition to her work with Raitt, Sharp penned "A Home," the title track for the Dixie Chicks' multi-platinum CD of the same name, and Maia's songs have also been recorded by Cher, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Edwin McCain, Lisa Loeb, David Wilcox, Paul Carrack and many more.

Embraced by the elite of the songwriting community, Maia has toured and/or written with Carole King, Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin, Keb' Mo' and Dar Williams. She's played everywhere from The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco to Royal Albert Hall in London.

Art Garfunkel exclaims, "In the tradition of great female artists, Bonnie Raitt, Shawn Colvin, Sarah enter Maia Sharp."

The latest single off of "Fine Upstanding Citizen," "Red Dress," continues a rapid climb up the Triple A Radio Charts.

Confirmed Tour Dates:

Sat 10/15/2005              Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
8:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM      Pittsburgh, PA

Tue 10/18/2005              Palace Theatre
8:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM      Albany, NY

Wed 10/19/2005              Burlington Memorial Auditorium
8:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM      Burlington, VT

Thu 10/20/2005              Merrill Auditorium
8:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM      Portland, ME

Sun 10/23/2005              Orpheum Theater
7:30 PM Doors: 6:30 PM      Boston, MA

Wed 11/2/2005               Eagles Ballroom
8:00 PM Doors: 6:30 PM      Milwaukee, WI

Thu 11/3/2005               Weidner Center
7:30 PM Doors: 7:00 PM      Green Bay, WI

Fri 11/4/2005               Chicago Theatre
8:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM      Chicago, IL

Sun 11/6/2005               Northrop Auditorium - University of Minnesota
7:30 PM Doors: 6:30 PM      Minneapolis, MN

Mon 11/7/2005               Orpheum Theater
7:30 PM Doors: 6:30 PM      Omaha, NE

Tue 11/8/2005               Fillmore Auditorium
8:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM      Denver, CO

Fri 11/11/2005              Portland Center for Performing Arts -
8:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM      Arlene Schnitzer Hall
                            Portland  OR

Sat 11/12/2005              Paramount Theatre
8:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM      Seattle, WA

Mon 11/14/2005              Hult Center for Performing Arts - Silva Hall
8:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM      Eugene, OR

Tue 11/15/2005              Van Duzer Theatre
8:00 PM Doors: 7:30 PM      Arcata, CA

Wed 11/16/2005              Paramount Theatre of the Arts
Time TBD                    Oakland, CA

Fri 11/18/2005              The Warfield
Time TBD                    San Francisco, CA

Sat 11/19/2005              Fred Kavli Theater Thousand Oaks
Time TBD                    Performing Arts Center
                            Thousand Oaks, CA

Mon 11/21/2005              Wiltern Theater
8:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM      Los Angeles, CA

Tue 11/22/2005              Orange County PAC
8:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM      Costa Mesa, CA

More dates to follow.

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