This Jan 26th is the release of the long awaited album CHICKEN WIRE on Labelship already available in advance on I-tunes and Spotify, UK as well as Deezer in France. Before rolling into the New Year I’ll be doing a small U.S tour this November through the southwest including Texas,New Mexico and Arizona with some additional dates TBA.December there will be a pre-release Christmas party in Sheffield and January will bring about also some tour dates alongside psychedelic progressives, Frogbelly And Symphony in Germany and France. Look for several appearances at SXSW 2018 in March as a beginning to another US tour that will take us through the South West again and as far as California. The new album also marks a great unification of talent from two of my home cities,Austin Tx and Sheffield UK. Colorfully drawn by longtime Sheffield talent Martin Bedford, the recordings we’re done using musician friends and talent from both cities further bridging the gap between Austin and Sheffield.
This piece of art work by Martin Bedford graces the cover of my my new album, Chicken Wire on Labelship. It is set for 2018 release and is exclusively available at advance at shows in France and at select shows in UK. On Sept 15 2017 Chicken Wire will be available at shows in time for upcoming French tour on CD and digitally on music sites, Spotify, Deezer and I-tunes America . Jan 2018 will bring about the complete digital release and availabilty in Vinyl and CD formats. In the meantime I will be selling mini versions of the album via CD at the next show on Sept 16 at Hallamshire House. I’m gonna have the Burners with me and and play alongside fellow Austin singer/songwriter friend,Doug Strahan before we all head out to France the next day! Wish us “bon voyage” before we head out to Angers,France ,sister city to Austin,TX.
Check here for some last minute shows in Sheffield and UK before playing in France then a small U.S. tour towards the West coast in November from Austin,Tx. http://austinweek.fr
New Album emerging for an official 2018 release launch with some pre-release partys in November. It’s gonna be good. Looking forward to spreading the music some more. new places new gigs!
Tramlines we’ll be rockin with the Burners the whole time, all gigs with Tom Townsend on Drums and Johnny Griff on bass. Looking forward to seeing everyone before climbing into summer and fall tours in France in September and some touring that will take us from Texas to California in November. This excellent poster by Martin Bedford starts Tramlines all off on Friday at the Bath Hotel then finishing off finally at Victoria Quays on Sunday the 23rd-check “tour dates” for more links
About to hit Couch Fire’s only real date at Pete Fest, Sat March 18th before launching into the studio and finishing an album that features both Austin and Sheffield musicians, bridging even more the connection between the two cities great music scenes.
We’ll be into some dates in France this May(watch here for listings) and more Sheffield dates this summer with with a special appearance in June with fave Austin buds-Wild Bill and The Lost Knobs. Then its Tramlines in July and a small Germany tour with Tom Townsend. Been road tripping stateside on way down to Texas. Here pictured passing through Nashville with big guitar!
Working as quickly as possible on new album to be released early 2017 on vinyl. Plans for SXSW in good old hometown Austin are emerging for March. I will be looking forward to more dates around the UK as we roll into Spring and summer from April onward to be announced here soon. French tour alongside Austin week there beginning in Angers,France tentatively scheduled for September.
2017 is on the way. Last Burners gig in Texas before The new year here at Radio coffee and Beer in ATX.this sunday after Thanksgiving on Nov 27 7pm show start. We won’t be back until South By Southwest. Brother Pete Gray on bass!