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Blackberry Smoke’s new album “Find A Light” out April 6


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Blackberry Smoke’s anticipated new album, Find A Light, will be released April 6 onThirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order. In advance of the release, the album’s lead track, “Flesh And Bone,” is premiering today. Listen/share HERE. Of the song, Rolling Stone praises, “…sees Blackberry Smoke in full-on swagger—as well they should be. Starr and co. are riding a hot streak…A gritty stomper, ‘Flesh and Bone’ crunches like an early Nineties grunge song, but tweaked with Georgia twang that’s become a Blackberry Smoke signature.”
Self-produced by the acclaimed 5-piece band, Find A Light is Blackberry Smoke’s sixth full-length studio album and features 13 new songs written/co-written by lead-singer and guitarist Charlie Starr. In addition to Starr and band-members Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards), the album also features special guests Robert Randolph (“I’ll Keep Ramblin’”), Amanda Shires (“Let Me Down Easy”) and The Wood Brothers (“Mother Mountain”).
On the album, Starr comments, “The new album is a melting pot of Blackberry Smoke music with a wide range of sound and emotion. I think it’s our most inspired work yet.”
In celebration of the new album, the band—who have been called “country-rock’s most ferocious live band” by Rolling Stone—will tour throughout 2018 including stops at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre, Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre, two nights at Athens’ Georgia Theatre, Boston’s House of Blues and Raleigh’s The Ritz among many others. Tickets go on-sale Thursday, January 25 at 10:00am local time with local pre-sale starting Tuesday, January 23 and fan pre-sale starting Monday, January 22 (code: SMOKEFAN). See below for complete details.
The release of Find A Light culminates a series of breakthrough years for the Atlanta-based band following the release of 2016’s acclaimed album, Like An Arrow, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country and Americana charts. Released to widespread praise, the Boston Globe declared, “…the needle can be dropped on Like an Arrow until its grooves become as well-worn as the classic albums that inspired this band of country-rock workhorses,” while American Songwriter asserted, “…Blackberry Smoke fills the bill for the next generation of gutsy, heartfelt and honest Southeast rocking with plenty of talent, tons of drive and no apologies.” In August 2017, they made their debut on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
In addition to their work as musicians, Blackberry Smoke remains committed to charitable work and has raised nearly $200,000 benefiting children’s cancer research.
1. Flesh And Bone (written by Charlie Starr)
2. Run Away From It All (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
3. The Crooked Kind (written by Charlie Starr)
4. Medicate My Mind (written by Charlie Starr, Travis Meadows)
5. I’ve Got This Song (written by Charlie Starr)
6. Best Seat In The House (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
7. I’ll Keep Ramblin’ feat. Robert Randolph (written by Charlie Starr, Robert Randolph)
8. Seems So Far (written by Charlie Starr, Travis Meadows)
9. Lord Strike Me Dead (written by Charlie Starr)
10. Let Me Down Easy feat. Amanda Shires (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
11. Nobody Gives A Damn (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
12. Till The Wheels Fall Off (written by Charlie Starr)
13. Mother Mountain feat. The Wood Bros (written by Charlie Starr)
January 19—New Orleans, LA—House of Blues
January 20—New Orleans, LA—House of Blues
January 22-26—The Outlaw Country Cruise
February 8—Kansas City, MO—Uptown Theater*
February 9—Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom*
February 10—Robinsonville, MS—Horseshoe Tunica*
February 15—St. Louis, MO—The Pageant*
February 16—Glasgow, KY—Plaza Theatre*
February 17—Glasgow, KY—Plaza Theatre*
February 22—Augusta, GA—The Bell Auditorium*
February 23—Chattanooga, TN—Tivoli Theatre*
February 24—Rocky Mount, VA—Harvester Performance Center* (SOLD-OUT)
February 25—Rocky Mount, VA—Harvester Performance Center*
March 1—Jacksonville, FL—Florida Theatre†
March 2—Punta Gorda, FL—Funk Fest
March 3—Orlando, FL—Church Street Station Block Party
March 7—Nashville, TN—Volunteer Jam
March 8—Traverse City, MI—Ground Zero Showroom‡
March 9—Elkhart, IN—Lerner Theatre‡
March 10—Detroit, MI—Fillmore Detroit‡
March 16—Solidaridad, Mexico—Zac Brown Band’s Castaway with Southern Ground—Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
March 22—Brandon, MS—City Hall Live‡
March 23—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre‡ (SOLD-OUT)
March 24—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre‡
April 20—Clear Lake, IA—Surf Ballroom
April 21—Salina, KS—The Stifle Theatre
April 27—Springfield, MO—Gillioz Theatre
April 28—Oklahoma City, OK—The Criterion
May 3—Portland, ME—Aura
May 4—Providence, RI—The Strand
May 5—Boston, MA—House of Blues
May 10—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz
May 11—Ashbury Park, NJ—Stone Pony
May 17—Westbury, NY—The Space at Westbury
May 18—Port Chester, NY—The Capitol Theatre
May 19—Clifton Park, NY—Upstate Concert Hall
July 1—Maidstone, U.K. —Ramblin’ Man Fair
July 21—Scranton, PA—Peach Festival
*with special guest Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
†with special guest Wayland
‡with special guest Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown
BOLD on-sale Thursday, January 25 at 10:00am local time

About Bryan Joe Corder (3774 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.

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