Johanna Warren Premieres New Track "Hopelessness Has Done Nothing For Me"

"A view of a failed romance sung with meditative grace and intimations of heartache." - New York Times

"Johanna Warren makes folk music that is at once heady and relatable, weaving the realities of heartache through mystical rituals and pastoral imagery." - Pitchfork

"The spirit that animates much of Warren's music and philosophy [is] an enduring belief that we can be better, despite the hurt and despair we put each other and ourselves through." - NPR




Photo credit: Aubrey Gigandot

Johanna Warren released the latest track from her forthcoming new album Gemini II today; "Hopelessness Has Done Nothing For Me" is a plaintive song that finds the Portland songwriter hesitating to open her heart, singing, "Now you've got a stranger in your home / You could kick him out / But then you would be alone."

"Slowly dizzying, as if Warren's voice is Alice falling gently through the darkness of the minor guitar plucking." - Consequence of Sound

Gemini II is out February 16 on Spirit House Records; it will be released on vinyl as a double LP with its companion record Gemini I. The LP is available for pre-order here

Johanna's Plant Medicine Tour kicks off next month -- Warren will collaborate with local herbalists and biodynamic farmers in each city to talk about their work. Each performance will involved an element of guided sound healing meditation. Warren is a certified Reiki master and will also be offering Reiki classes and private healing sessions in select cities.

2/17: The Old Church - Portland, OR
2/19: Old Nick's - Eugene, OR
2/21: Oberon's - Ashland, OR
2/22: The Argus - Chico, CA
2/23: Shady Coffee - Sacramento, CA
2/24: House show (1000 Siesta Way) - Sonoma, CA
2/25: Soma House - Berkeley, CA
2/27: TBA - Santa Cruz, CA
3/02: House show (416 E. Valerio St.) - Santa Barbara, CA
3/03: The Hi Hat - Los Angeles, CA
3/07: Grateful Desert - Joshua Tree, CA
3/08: TBA - Phoenix, AZ
3/09: House show (446 E. 1st St.) - Tucson, AZ
3/10: VFW Post #2951 - Santa Fe, NM
3/11: Desert Archaic (324 N. Broadway) - Truth or Consequences, NM
3/13-17: SXSW - Austin, TX
3/19: The Mudlark Theatre - New Orleans, LA
3/21: Mammal Gallery - Atlanta, GA
3/23: TBA - Nashville, TN
3/24: The Landing - Asheville, NC
3/25: Nightlight - Durham, NC
3/27: Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar - Charlottesville, VA
3/28: Holy Underground - Baltimore, MD
3/29: House show (2620 W. Master St.) - Philadelphia, PA
3/30: Trans-Pecos - Brooklyn, NY
3/31: Chapel of Sacred Mirrors - Wappingers Falls, NY
4/01: Spotty Dog - Hudson, NY
4/02: House show (145 Brooks St. #3) - Boston, MA
4/03: Apohadion Theater - Portland, ME
4/04: The Light Club - Burlington, VT
4/05: Open Way Farm - East Montpelier, VT
4/06: Fox Trot Herb Farm - Ashfield, MA
4/07: Jimmy Dolan's Grave (365 Hamilton) - Albany, NY
4/08: Rainbow Body Yoga - Red Hook, NY
4/09: The Shark Tank - Rochester, NY
4/10: Nickel City Frets - Akron, NY
4/11: Mr. Roboto Project - Pittsburgh, PA
4/12: House show - Oberlin, OH
4/13: TBA - Detroit, MI
4/14: TBA - Chicago, IL
4/16: Bremen Cafe - Milwaukee, WI
4/17: The Train Station - Appleton, WI
4/19: The Smokestack - Dubuque, IA
4/21: The Zoo Bar - Lincoln, NE
4/22: Velcro Cat - Denver, CO
4/25: TBA - Salt Lake City, UT
4/26: The Lighthouse - Ogden, UT
4/28: Lower Crossing Farm - Missoula, MT
5/01: TBA - Tacoma, WA
5/02: Abbey Arts Presents - Seattle, WA
5/03: Karate Church - Bellingham, WA
5/04: House show (4812 Emerald Ct.) - Port Townsend, WA
5/05: TBA - Bainbridge Island, WA
5/06: TBA - Olympia, WA
Johanna Warren - Gemini II
Spirit House - February 16