CLEVELAND (Billboard) – Still supporting her 2005 album
“The Forgotten Arm,” singer/songwriter Aimee Mannwill begin a
three-week acoustic tour January 27 in Boulder, Colo.
“For the last year, I’ve been touring with this whole band,
and I just thought if I went out again, it would be time to try
something a little bit new,” she told Billboard.com.
While rehearsals with touring musicians bassist Paul Bryan
and keyboardist Jamie Edwards haven’t begun, Mann expects to
add a few nuggets to her set list.
“There’s a song called ‘Frankenstein’ (from 1995’s ‘I’m
With Stupid’) that people seem to request a lot so we thought
we’d give that a whirl,” Mann said.
The 45-year-old artist confirmed she was considering
recording the acoustic show for a possible concert album. After
years of keeping live material from fans, Mann released the
DVD/CD “Live at St. Ann’s Warehouse” last year.
As for additional live dates promoting “The Forgotten Arm,”
her third release on her own SuperEgo label, no decisions have
been made. “I don’t know if we’d do an acoustic thing or bring
the band back or what we’d do — or if it’s just time to start
writing songs,” Mann said.
A notoriously slow songwriter, Mann says normally by this
time in the touring cycle she already has a few songs written
for the next studio release. Currently that’s not the case,
which means any new album definitely won’t see the light of day
until at least 2007.
“I’m not a fast writer and I usually have a couple of
things stockpiled by this time so, yeah, (I’m) wondering a
little bit how long it’s going to take me to come up with
material for another record,” Mann said. “But also, you just
can’t worry about that.”