Jonny Lang Debuts New Track "Bitter End" - New Album Signs Out 9/8
Jonny Lang’s brand new studio album, Signs, will be released in North America on September 8th via Concord Records. The album (his sixth major label release) is his first in four years. The European release for Signs will be on August 25 via Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group.
“Bitter End is about humanity continuing to repeat the same mistakes over and over – are we just going to keep doing that until we are all gone?” Lang shared. “Or, are we going to learn from them, and allow for it to be a lesson that lasts, which we can do something with, and turn the past errors it in to a positive before we end up in a place where we can’t come back from.”
Signs is available to pre-order here: http://amazon.com/dp/B071FPWNS6 All pre-orders will include both “Bitter End” and “Make It Move” is instant grat tracks.
Anyone who originally discovered Jonny Lang through his searing instrumental work will revel in the huge guitar tones and go for broke solos on Signs, while those who have appreciated his growth as an honest and passionate songwriter will find that honesty and passion unabated. Though he long ago left blues purism behind, Lang has never abandoned its spirit of universal catharsis through the relating of personal trials. Signs reaffirms his commitment to the blues and the guitar without sacrificing the modern approach that has made him such a singular artist.
It is hard to believe that at only 36 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades. Easier to believe when you learn he released his first platinum record at 15—an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. Lie to Me revealed a talent that transcended the crop of blues prodigies floating around in the late Nineties. No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with a style of his own. Also, setting Lang apart from the wunderkind crowd was a 15-year-old voice that sounded like a weathered soul shouter. Actual life experience was yet to come, and has been subsequently chronicled in a series of five uniformly excellent recordings.
Since the release of his debut album, Grammy Award winning Jonny Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music. He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones and B.B. King to Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today.
Jack Broadbent and Guthrie Brown have been confirmed as direct support on a majority of the appearances scheduled for August through October in North America. Both artists will appear solo.
Guthrie Brown is a Nashville transplant by way of Montana who began playing the guitar at age six. By the age of seventeen, he left high school for Nashville to pursue his dream of being a professional recording artist. Now at twenty-two Guthrie has toured the country relentlessly, signed a publishing deal with BMG and is currently recording his first full length album with GRAMMY® Award winning producer, Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Dawes, Of Monsters and Men, James Bay). For more information http://www.guthriebrownmusic.com/.
Jack Broadbent was hailed “The new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival, and “The real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins. He has spent the past year wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues inspired vocals. Born and raised in rural England, Jack grew up listening to artists such as John Lee Hooker, Peter Green, Robert Johnson, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, to name a few. These legends of rock, blues, roots and folk influenced his distinctive song writing, singing and performance style, which have a depth and heart that defies strict musical genres. Broadbent‘s performances exude a warmth, humor and energy that has electrified audiences worldwide. For more detail: http://www.jackbroadbent.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/JackBroadbentMusic.
Confirmed appearances include:
7/14 Minneapolis, MN Music In The Zoo
7/15 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Jazz Fest
7/20 Tucson, AZ Rialto theatre
7/21 Chandler, AZ Chandler Center
7/22 Las Vegas, NV Boulder Station
7/28 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
7/29 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino
8/11 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
8/13 Arlington, WA Stillaguamish Festival
8/19 North Thornton, NH White Mountain Boogie
8/20 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere
8/22 New York, NY Highline Ballroom #
8/23 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live #
8/25 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall #
8/26 Trois-Rivieres, QUE Trois-Rivieres en Blues
9/08 Aspen, CO Belly Up+
9/09 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater +
9/10 Arvada, CO Arvada Center +
9/12 Tulsa, OK Cain’s +
9/14 Dallas, TX House of Blues +
9/15 Houston, TX House Of Blues +
9/16 Austin, TX ACL Live +
9/18 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads #
9/19 St. Louis, MO Pageant #
9/21 Milwaukee, WI Potawatomi Casino #
9/22 Milwaukee, WI Polawatomi Casino #
9/23 Chicago, IL House of Blues #
9/24 Louisville, KY Bourbon & Beyond Festival
9/26 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue #
9/30 Hartford, CT Infinity Hall +
10/01 Fairfield, CT Warehouse +
10/03 Boston, MA The Wilbur Theater #
10/04 Portland, ME Aura #
10/06 Cranston, RI Park Theatre #
10/07 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino #
10/08 Reading, PA Reading Blues Festival
10/19 Huntington, NY Paramount
# - Jack Broadbent – Direct Support
+ - Guthrie Brown – Direct Support
10/21 Utrecht, NL Tivoli
10/22 Zwolle, NL Hedon
10/23 Cologne, Germany Gloria
10/25 Berlin, Germany Columbia Club
10/27 Hamburg, Germany Mojo
10/29 Copenhagen, Denmark Amager Bio
10.30 Oslo, Norway Rockafeller
10/31 Stockholm, Sweden Nalen
11/04 London, UK Shepherds Bush Empire (London Folk and Roots Fest)
11/05 Leuven, Belgium Hep Depot (Leuven Blues Festival)
11/07 Cleon, France La Travene (Blues de Travene)
11/09 Marseille, France Espace Julien
11/10 Six-Fours-les-Plages, France Espace Malraux
11/11 Paris, France La Cigale
11/13 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna
11/14 Vienna, Austria Porgy and Bess
11/16 Sumperk, Czech Republic House of Culture (Blues Alive Fest)
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