Hayley in the Water ‘Spread Rumours’ Tour is a Must-See

The combo of Burlington’s Hayley Jane and the North Country’s Annie in the Water kicked off their ambitious “Spread Rumours” tour last week with shows in Saranac Lake, Schenectady and Utica.

This collaboration is one done with an obvious love for the source material — Fleetwood Mac’s landmark 1977 album Rumours — and it shows, both on stage and in the audience. Passive Fleetwood Mac fans will be struck by the sheer number of hits that are part of the Rumours album.

Hayley Jane opens each show with an acoustic set of original material followed by a second set of both she and Annie in the Water performing the Rumours album in its entirety. Each show then concludes with an Annie in the Water set.

Annie in the Water is locked in at this point in their career. Each show exhibits their vast influences and their ability to improv improves with each outing. At one point at the Utica show, the fire alarms went off briefly at the end of “Carry the Music.” Without skipping a beat, the band transitioned into a “scorching” version of the Talking Heads’ “Buring Down the House.”

Annie in the Water Setlists:

Feb. 7 – Frog Alley Brewing – Schenectady, NY

Hey I’m on My Way
Pleasure in Sin
In the Sand/Freestyle
Crispy (w/Hayley Jane)
Sativa (w/Hayley Jane)
Time to Play—>Bulls on Parade

Feb. 8 – Jewish Community Center – Utica, NY

Change My Mind
Carry the Music
Burning Down the House
Crispy (w/Hayley Jane)
Fire on the Mountain (w/Bill Foose)

The tour continues at the Buffalo Iron Works Wednesday night and at Flour City Station in Rochester on Thursday. It’s early in the year, but when the year-end lists start formulating in December, this tour should no doubt be included on many. For ticketing and venue information, visit the band’s website here.

Remaining Hayley in the Water “Spread Rumours” Tour Dates:

Feb. 12 – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY

Feb. 13 – Flour City Station – Rochester, NY

Feb. 15 – Stowe Cider – Stowe, VT

Feb. 19 – Stone Church – Brattleboro, VT

Feb. 20 – Arch Street Tavern – Hartford, CT

Feb. 21 – Electric Haze – Worcester, MA

Feb. 22 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT

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