LISTEN: Kelsey Waldon has stern words for religion on “Sunday’s Children”

Kelsey Waldon

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kelsey Waldon is no stranger to calling it as she sees it. Over the years, her songs have been honest observations of real-life, in the trenches issues; small-town woes, prescription drug addiction, and all manners of heartbreak have been on Waldon’s chopping block. 

Yesterday, Nylon premiered what may be Waldon’s most matter-of-fact, hitting close to home composition to date, “Sunday’s Children.”

“Essentially, that tune was inspired by how I felt about people using religion and God in the name of hate,” Waldon told Nylon. “I grew up in the Southern Baptist church, and I was really discouraged to hear so many people instill fear in the hearts of people, that just because somebody isn’t like them, they would be afraid of this person.”

“Sunday’s Children” comes as the second single from White Noise/White Lines following the previously released “Anyhow.” The album will be Waldon’s first since 2016 and first on John Prine’s Oh Boy Records.

Listen to “Sunday’s Children” below.

In addition to the new single, Waldon just rolled out a number of previously unannounced tour dates. Waldon’s headlining tour includes several stops in her home state beginning Aug. 11 at Railbird Festival and continuing with shows at Kickin’ it on the Creek, Zanzabar in Louisville and The Burl in Lexington. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Aug. 11 – Lexington, KY – Railbird Festival
Sept. 7 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival
Sept. 10-14 – Nashville, TN – AMERICANAFEST
Sept. 19-21 – Irvine, KY – Kickin’ it on the Creek
Oct. 1 – Hollywood, CA – John Anson Ford Amphitheater (with John Prine)
Oct. 3 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater (with John Prine)
Oct. 4 – Davis, CA – Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts (with John Prine)
Oct. 6 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage
Oct. 12 – Springfield, MO – Juanita K. Hammons Hall (with John Prine)
Oct. 13 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre (with John Prine)
Oct. 15 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
Oct. 17 – Detroit, MI – El Club
Oct. 18 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
Oct. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy
Oct. 20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
Oct. 22 – Indianapolis, IN – LO-FI Lounge
Oct. 23 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
Oct. 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Southgate House
Oct. 25 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
Oct. 26 – Lexington, KY – The Burl
Nov. 1 – Nashville, TN – Station Inn
Nov. 2 – Knoxville, TN – Open Chord
Nov. 3 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Nov. 5 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House
Nov. 6 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Nov. 7 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
Nov. 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse
Nov. 11-15 – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – All The Best Festival
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
Nov. 21 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Nov. 22 – Austin, TX – Cactus Cafe
Nov. 23 – Dallas, TX – The Rustic
Nov 24 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz
Dec. 6 – Orlando, FL – Bob Carr Theater (with John Prine)
Dec. 7 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall (with John Prine)


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