Lookie, I got a press release!
Things just keep getting better for Indy artist Jason Eady these days. The release of his new album AM COUNTRY HEAVEN (produced by Kevin Welch) has vaulted the Texas transplant into the upper echelon of the music continuum with national rave reviews, chart action on both the Billboard and Texas music charts and a briskly growing fan base. His highly regarded reputation as a songwriter and performer combined with the landslide of accolades on his latest and much talked about record release has made him a person of interest both on the touring circuit and in the “inner circles.” So much so that the legendary group known as The Flatlanders invited him to be a part of their national tour throughout June, a Texas double feature that is not to be missed. Eady is a happy man. “It’s a huge honor for me to be out on this tour. I’m a big fan of all of these guys and as a songwriter it doesn’t get much better than getting to watch this show night after night.”
About The Flatlanders: Formed in 1972 in Lubbock, Texas by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock. They performed through 1973 before disbanding. By the end of the decade, however, Gilmore, Ely and Hancock had all found success as solo performers, and rumors of their earlier obscure collaboration began to circulate. In 1991, Rounder Records issued the 1972 sessions as More a Legend Than a Band. In 1998 they contributed to the soundtrack of The Horse Whisperer, and then in 2002 released their follow-up album, Now Again, on New West Records. In 2004 this was followed with Wheels of Fortune, again on New West. In 2004, New West released Live ’72 a live recording of the then-unknown country band performing at the One Knite honky-tonk in Austin, Texas. The Flatlanders’ new album, Hills & Valleys, was released by New West on March 31, 2009. The Flatlanders appeared as musical guests on The Late Show with Dave Letterman on July 21, 2009. Today, Ely, Gilmore and Hancock are revered as three of Texas’ most respected singer/songwriters. www.theflatlanders.com
About Jason Eady: AM COUNTRY HEAVEN is Eady’s fourth record release and a major departure from any of his previous releases. The record started out as a pet project between Eady and producer Kevin Welch, but when more and more people started showing up to the studio to add their ideas and personal touches, this side project evolved into something that could not be kept under wraps. AM COUNTRY HEAVEN features Redd Volkaert on guitar, Earl Poole Ball on piano, Tom Lewis on drums and Kevin Smith on acoustic bass – all members of Austin’s all-star team of country music players called Heybale. It also features legendary pedal steel player Lloyd Maines, fiddle player Cody Braun from Reckless Kelly and a guest vocal performance from the incomparable Patty Loveless. This bare bones, old school country music release debuted at #40 on the Billboard country albums chart, #9 on HeatSeekers and #9 on the iTunes country chart.
Road trip anyone?
6/12-Kunckleheads in Kansas City, MO
6/13-Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, MN
6/15-Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, IL
6/16-The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI
6/17-Grand Valley Dale Ballroom in Cleveland, OH
6/19-Beachland Ballroom and Tavern in Cleveland, OH
6/24-Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA
6/25-BB King’s Blues Club in New York City
6/27-YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts in Bay Shore, NY
6/28-Sellersville Theater 1894 in Sellersville, PA
6/29-Birchmere in Alexandria, VA
6/30-The Shed in Maryville, TN