Friday, January 13, 2023

Abe Partridge releases new single "Alabama Astronauts" today with video and comic book

 Media release

Mobile, Alabama-based singer/songwriter, visual artist, and podcaster, ABE PARTRIDGE, releases the single and video for “Alabama Astronauts” from his forthcoming LP Love In The Dark along with accompanying comic book
Love In The Dark to be released April 14, 2023, on Baldwin County Public Records via The Orchard

New York, NY--Abe Partridge, a heralded musician, singer/songwriter, visual artist and podcaster based in Mobile, Alabama, has released the second single and video for “Alabama Astronauts” from his upcoming full-length recording Love In The Dark, and the follow up to the “Alabama Skies” EP, will be released on April 14, 2023 on Baldwin Country Public Records and distributed on vinyl, CD and streaming platforms via The Orchard.
The 10 original songs were recorded with producer and multi-instrumentalist, Shawn Byrne (bass, mandolin, lead guitar, soundscapes) at Great Hill Studio, Nashville, TN. Partridge’s rendition of When You Go Down” was recorded at Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name, Middlesboro, KY with Ferrill Gibbs engineering. In addition to Partridge on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, players include Emily Sholes Smith on keyboards, vocals; Brian Sutherland on cello; Cassie Coots, backing vocals on When You Go Down”; Molly Thomas, backing vocals on Young Love, (Alabama Skies)” and John Hall (Red Clay Strays) on snare. All songs produced, mixed and mastered by Shawn Byrne.
Track listing for Love In The Dark:
1-Love In The Dark
2-Abe Partridge’s 403d Freakout
3-When You Go Down (Betty Jean Robinson)
4-Young Love (Alabama Skies)
5-Coffee On The Counter
6-Alabama Astronauts
7-Fake It ‘till You Make It
8-Helter Skelter
9-Pop Country Is For Posers
10-Look Up
Partridge will also release a 14 page, full-color comic book, Alabama Astronaut, featuring the lyrics to “Alabama Astronauts”. Illustrated by Russ Farris, the book is beautifully printed and includes a flexi-disc of an alternative version of the song.  It can be purchased at
The video for “Alabama Astronauts” is the comic book brought to life.  It was produced and edited by Partridge Pictures, which is helmed by videographer, Jeremy Partridge.  The highly entertaining video is out now.  Watch here.
Partridge’s 2018 debut, Cotton Fields and Blood For Days, earned him rave reviews, with Tony Paris saying in Bitter Southerner, "Abe plays guitar the same way he writes lyrics, bashing the strings with abandon until they're just about to come loose, then beautifully picking the notes until every last word falls into place.  More to the point, Partridge writes to make you sit up and think.  He wants to jar your reality.  Sometimes, his lyrics are sly and subtle.  Sometimes they come at you with a roar and thunder, as if the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse were approaching, and the heavens were opening up to herald a warning."
Since 2018, Partridge has toured relentlessly, including several tours of the Netherlands, U.K. and Republic of Ireland. He is regular at Nashville’s Bluebird Café and has performed on the syndicated radio programs Mountain Stage and Woodsongs Olde Time Radio Hour. He has showcased at the Americana Music Fest, Frank Brown Songwriters Festival, Dripping Springs Songwriter Fest and more.
Most recently, Partridge and partner Ferrill Gibbs released the “Alabama Astronaut” podcast where Partridge chats with Pentecostal preachers in Appalachia discussing the practice of snake handling while exploring their previously undocumented music.  It was was in the Top Ten documentary podcasts on Apple Podcasts within days of the release and earned Partridge a spot in the top 14 “Alabama Entertainers of 2022” by Partridge was recently featured in an in-depth piece speaking about the podcast in Salvation South.
Partridge is also a highly acclaimed visual artist.  His folk art, primarily acrylic on tarred board and watercolors, hangs in the galleries around the Southeast and in the private collections of luminaries such as Tyler ChildersMike Wolfe (American Pickers), Rick Hirsch (Wet Willie) and Tommy Prine.  An exhibit of his artwork inspired by the podcast opens today at the Alabama Museum of Contemporary Art in Mobile and runs through May 20, 2023. He will also have exhibits in the month of February at the University of Alabama Rodning Gallery in Mobile and First Existential Congregation of Atlanta.
Partridge is currently in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, for a series of performances at the prestigious 30A Songwriter Festival sharing the stage with Morgan WadePaul Thorn, Dan Bern and John Fullbright.  He will be touring extensively this spring prior to heading back to the U.K. and Netherlands in June and July of 2023.
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