Kathy Mattea and Suzy Bogguss have been preparing for this for a long time. The closest of friends for many years, these two country and folk legends have finally joined forces to share their celebrated music and personal chemistry on theater stages across the country. Appropriately titled Together At Last, the tour features both artists on stage for the entire performance, swapping songs and stories, singing harmony, and playing guitar on each other’s biggest hits. Never content to rest on their past achievements, the pair brings new material to these shows, along with two careers worth of humorous and heart-warming stories.
“Kathy and I always have a lot of irons in the fire,” says Suzy, “but we’ve had some time to think about priorities lately and we realized, this was a big one.”
“We know each other’s music so well,” adds Kathy. “It’s been fun to really dig in and learn these songs!”
Besides guesting on each other’s recordings, there have been only a few chances for them to perform together: the groundbreaking Women of Country showcase and a PBS White House special for television, as well as the GRAMMY-nominated collaboration with Alison Krauss and Graham Nash on his classic “Teach Your Children,” from the Red, Hot, and Country compilation.
Finally the time is right, and fans are excited to see Kathy Mattea and Suzy Bogguss…Together At Last!
The first leg of the tour begins this week, with another round of dates for the fall of 2022 to be announced.
2/25/22 Frederick, MD – Weinberg Center for the Arts
4/15/22 Franklin, TN – The Franklin Theatre
4/16/22 Franklin, TN – The Franklin Theatre
5/11/22 Menomonie, WI – The Mable Tainter
5/12/22 Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House
5/20/22 Phoenixville, PA – Colonial Theatre
5/21/22 Alexandria, VA – Birchmere Music Hall
6/2/22 Buffalo, NY – Kleinhans Music Hall
6/3/22 Arlington, MA – Regent Theatre
6/4/22 Rahway, NJ – Union County Performing Arts Center
About Kathy Mattea
Hailed by The Washington Post as “one of Nashville’s finest song interpreters,” Kathy Mattea has enjoyed much success and acclaim during her 35-year career in Country, Bluegrass and Folk music, including 2 Grammy wins, 4 CMA Awards, 4 #1 country singles, and five gold albums (plus a platinum Greatest Hits collection), with enduring songs such as “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses” and the poignant “Where’ve You Been?”, co-written by her husband, Jon Vezner with Don Henry. Her latest album is Pretty Bird, produced by her old friend, roots music wizard Tim O’Brien. In addition to creating and recording music and performing live on tour, Kathy is increasingly involved with public broadcasting, consulting and contributing on screen in Ken Burns’ 2019 documentary for PBS Country Music, and recently replacing founder Larry Groce as the host of the long-running NPR show Mountain Stage.
About Suzy Bogguss
During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s Suzy Bogguss sold 4 million records with sparkling radio hits like “Outbound Plane”, “Someday Soon”, “Letting Go”, “Drive South”, and “Hey Cinderella”. But you can’t peg Suzy that easily…
In the midst of her country popularity, she took time off to make a duets album with the legendary Chet Atkins, an album of modern swing music with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel, and an album of original music that landed her at number 4 on the jazz charts. Her folk music roots show through in her frequent appearances on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, in the GRAMMY she earned for her work on Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, and in her critically acclaimed album and book project, American Folk Songbook. In addition to her busy touring schedule, Suzy hosts a weekly livestream, Wine Down Wednesday, that’s currently closing in on 100 episodes.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/02/kathy-mattea-and-suzy-bogguss-are-together-at-last/Press ReleaseToursKathy Mattea,Suzy Boggus,Together at Last