With my crazy schedule including the coverage of both Coachella and Stagecoach this month, I am way behind in my daily dose of posting. Here are some important releases that have landed in my inbox this week that relate to things happening outside of the chaos of Coachella...
Six years ago, Michael Ubaldini, one of Southern California's premier independent singer-songwriters, released Lost American Nights: Lyrics & Poems, a selection of his poems, song lyrics and photographs. Since then, Ubaldini has recorded half a dozen more albums, won Orange County Music Awards and recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis — and accumulated so much material that we had no choice but to put out a second edition of his book.
The new, revamped Lost American Nights will launch this Wednesday (April 18, 2012) at Two Idiots Peddling Poetry at the Ugly Mug, located around the block from Chapman University in Orange. The show starts at 8 p.m. and admission is $3.
Shooter Jennings' Family Man' to see its release on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Country artist Shooter Jennings will release his highly anticipated fifth studio album, Family Man, April 17 through One Entertainment Group. The acclaimed country star has also announced additional tour dates throughout April in support of the new album. The tour, which he will co-headline with Cody Canada & The Departed, features special guest Uncle Lucius and kicks off on March 19th in Austin, TX and includes a show here in Orange County, CA at the Coach House on May 10 (full routing below).
Jennings premiered the video for the first single off of FAMILY MAN, “The Deed and the Dollar,” on CMT where it instantly became the #1 viewed video on the country channel. The video features home shot footage of Shooter with his girls, fiancé Drea de Matteo and daughter, Alabama Gypsy Rose. “The Deed and the Dollar,” released on iTunes on December 20th, 2011, is quickly gaining traction at Country radio with nearly 1200 spins weekly and is considered by Shooter to be “the perfect love song.” As the title suggests, FAMILY MAN is Shooter's most personal and introspective album to date, focusing on his home life, the endless temptations of life on the road, his Southern heritage and upbringing, and his unique position among today's country musicians. Produced by Jennings, FAMILY MAN features appearances by Tom Morello and Eleanor Whitmore.
Date City- Venue
March 16th Austin, TX- Saxton Pub (SXSW)
March 18th Longview, TX - The Levee
March 22nd Denton, TX - Rockin Rodeo
March 23rd Tulsa, OK - Cains
March 24th Wichita, KS - Cotillion
March 26th St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
March 28th Minneapolis, MN-The Cabooze
March 30th Chicago, IL -Joe's
March 31st Dubuque, IA -Miss Moon Bar
April 1st Bloomington, IL - Miss Moon Bar
April 4th Lexington, KY - Buster's
April 5th Lancaster, PA - The Chameleon
April 6th Baltimore, MD - Recher Theatre
April 12th New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
April 13th Williamsville, NY - Club Infinity
April 14th Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
April 21st Spring, TX - Texas Crawfish Fest
April 26th Lubbock, TX - Blue Light Live
April 27th Stillwater, OK - Tumbleweed Dance Hall & Concert Arena
April 28th Kansas City, MO - Crossroads
May 10th San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House Concert Hall
ABOUT SHOOTER JENNINGS
Son of legendary country singers, Waylon Jennings and Jessie Colter, Shooter Jennings is an acclaimed country artist in his own right. He has been active in both country music and southern rock genres and has produced 3 top 20 country albums since his debut, PUT THE “O” BACK IN COUNTRY in 2005. In 2010, Shooter made his first foray into psychedelic rock with the critically acclaimed BLACK RIBBONS. FAMILY MAN will mark Shooter's long anticipated return to the country genre.
Brophy Dale Band to open for The 44's on April 22
Well, this post is all about Americana, roots, blues and traditional country music so why not wrap up with news that the Brophy Dale Band is going to open up for The 44's at the Tiki Bar, 1700 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa at a special afternoon show on Sunday, April 22. The concert is set to begin at 2 p.m.
The 44's are celebrating the release of their new Rip Cat Records release Americana (officially available on Tuesday, April 17, 2012).
Admission is $15 at the door.