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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

So Amy Winehouse's Dad Is Crooning at Yoshi's Next Week

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 2:51 PM

click to enlarge Mitch and Amy Winehouse
  • Mitch and Amy Winehouse

Two months after the death of troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse, the star's almost-famous father, Mitch, is back on the road with his own project and performing live. He'll be celebrating the release of his debut album -- a collection of jazz standards and gems -- at Yoshi's S.F. on Sept. 28.

Surprised? Us too. The elder Winehouse kicked off a singing career in the wake of his daughter's rise to stardom. And he's not shy about that. "Well of course I wouldn't be in this position without Amy," he says in a press release. But perhaps more surprising is that he's hitting the road relatively quickly after the traumatic, still-mysterious passing of his daughter. (And it's a little strange that his tour release says absolutely nothing about her death.)

The elder Winehouse has been in the news lately mostly for assembling a foundation in Amy's honor. Apparently he's also touring to promote his new album, Rush of Love, which sounds like this:

Amy's 28th birthday would have been Sept. 14. Mitch went on CNN that day to discuss her death, the foundation, and his family's relations with her incarcerated ex-beau, Blake Fielder-Civil.

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