New Tour Dates Confirmed
On a recent episode of NPR’s “All Songs Considered,” critic Robin Hilton described being blown away by his personal discovery of Austin artist Walker Lukens’ new record ‘Devoted’:
“We get so much music in, we fall in love with just the tiniest fraction of it really, in the grand scheme of things, and get it on the show… So, I get this CD in by Walker Lukens, I’ve never heard of him…I listened to it, and it was so good. I thought, I’ve got to listen to this again. Maybe I’m just in a really good mood. And nope, it holds up. Even on my worst days, this is a fantastic record.”
As Cody Canada and The Departed gear up for the launch of their West Coast tour this week, CMT has just released an exclusive online premiere of the band’s new video for the single “Prayer for the Lonely.”
Watch it here via CMT Edge.
“Prayer for the Lonely,” a standout track from The Departed’s acclaimed new album ‘Adventus,’ has steadily climbed its way up the Texas Music Chart since its release.
Guitarist Seth James takes the vocal lead on this song, showcasing a voice described by The New York Times as “robust, blues-thick” and “transformative.” As CMT put it, the track “draws on the band’s Americana influences and matches them to a soulful message learned the hard way.”
Tune into CMT’s “Pure Country” channel in the coming weeks to catch the video in rotation.
THE DEPARTED / TOUR DATES:
5/8 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
5/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint
5/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
5/11 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Slo Brewing Co.
5/12 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley
5/14 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
5/15 – Bakersfield, CA @ Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace
5/16 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Museum Club
5/17 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
5/18 – Alpine, TX @ Railroad Blues
5/19 – New Braunfels, TX @ Gruene Hall (KNBT Americana Music Jam)
5/22 – San Antonio, TX @ The County Line BBQ
5/23 – Kemah, TX @ Kemah Boardwalk
5/24 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Billy Bob’s Texas
5/25 – Eufala, OK @ Eufala Cove Ampitheatre
5/29 – Quapaw, OK @ Legends at Downstream Resort
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Recently championed by NPR Music as “unclassifiably original” and “frighteningly good,” Austin’s Shakey Graves will hit the road this summer for a highly anticipated tour across the U.S. and Canada.
Confirmed dates include opening slots for Robert Plant presents The Sensational Space Shifters and Old Crow Medicine Show, and a string of dates on the “Outside Limits Tour” with two other Austin indie luminaries, Wild Child and Marmalakes. See below for a full list of dates.
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In an interview with USA Today this week, renowned Texas songwriter Slaid Cleaves explained the meaning behind the title of his new album ‘Still Fighting the War,’ out June 18 on Music Road Records.
Inspired by a Pulitzer-winning series of photos of an Iraq War veteran suffering from PTSD, the powerful title track addresses the plight of those returning from war and struggling to readjust to society. But as Cleaves tells USA Today, the phrase “still fighting the war” took on a broader meaning when he applied it to the album as a whole.
“As I was putting together all these songs that I had recorded… I saw a little bit of a theme,” he says. “They’re songs about perseverance and holding your head up through hard times.”
Stream the premiere of “Still Fighting the War” via USA Today here: http://usat.ly/104mAuG