The Long Ryders set tour
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
– The Long Ryders announced they're heading back on tour in support of its first album in more than 30 years, "Psychedelic Country Soul," via Omnivore Recordings.
The band's original line up - Sid Griffin, Stephen McCarthy, Tom Stevens and Greg Sowders - will hit the road starting Sept. 11 in Louisville, Ky. This marks the band's first dates in the US since 2017.
The new album was recorded in eight days at Dr. Dre's studio in Los Angeles with producer Ed Stasium helming the board.
The band recently completed a run of dates in Europe.
Tour dates are:
Sept. 11 -- Louisville, KY -- Headliners Music Hall
Sept. 12 -- Evanston, IL -- SPACE
Sept. 13 -- Ferndale, MI -- The Magic Bag
Sept. 14 -- Toronto, ON -- Horseshoe Tavern
Sept. 15 -- Cleveland, OH -- Beachland Ballroom
Sept. 17 -- New York, NY -- Rough Trade NYC
Sept. 18 -- Jersey City, NJ -- WFMU Monty Hall
Sept. 19 -- Philadelphia, PA -- The Locks at Sona
Sept. 20 -- Washington D.C. -- Pearl Street Warehouse
Oct 3. -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Roxy
Oct. 8 -- Portland, OR -- Aladdin Theatre
Jan 29-Feb. 3, 2020 -- Miami, FL -- Outlaw Country Cruise
Tickets on sale May 24.
CD reviews for The Long Ryders
Psychedelic Country Soul
Nothing on this Long Ryders album tops its title track. It's over six minutes of trippy guitar rock, placed upon an insistent droning groove. It's far more psychedelic, than either country or soul, and it's a thing of aural beauty. However, this final track is but the finest song from a collection of strong songs.
For an album that marks 30 years since this former Southern California band made a studio disc, the group by no means sounds rusty. Another track that ought to draw your »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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Concert Review: Sweeney maintains her musical integrity
Sunny Sweeney has gone the big label route and even earned a hit with "From a Table Away," but truth be told, she's better off without the baggage of the bigs, especially given the consistent quality and musical vision that was so clearly and admirably on display on this evening.
When the East Texas native started her career, she was... »»»
Concert Review: Live, Shelley proves she's the real deal
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The fan walked away mighty impressed -based on her comments - and it was easy to see why.... »»»
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