Sign up for newsletter
 

Stuart plays "Way Out West"

Monday, February 27, 2017 – Marty Stuart announced a headlining U.S. tour today in support of his forthcoming album "Way Out West," out March 10 on Superlatone.

The tour includes stops in Boston, New York City and St. Louis. Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 3 at 10 a.m. eastern.

Stuart will release his 18th studio disc, conceived as a love letter by Stuart to the American West. "If you go and sit by yourself in the middle of the Mojave Desert at sundown, and you're still the same person the next morning when the sun comes up, I'd be greatly surprised," said Stuart. "It is that spirit world of the West that enchants me."

The first single "Whole Lotta Highway (With A Million Miles To Go)" premiered on SiriusXM's Outlaw Country (Channel 60) and Rolling Stone Country.

Produced by Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), and featuring the Fabulous Superlatives - guitarist Kenny Vaughan, drummer Harry Stinson and new member, bassist Chris Scruggs - the release contains 15 tracks, a collection of newly written originals, instrumentals and covers like the Benny Goodman-penned "Air Mail Special," and "Lost on the Desert," once recorded by Johnny Cash. "I asked Johnny about that song when I was in his band," said Stuart, "and he said the only thing he remembered about it was changing some words. 'Way Out West' just as easily could have been titled 'Lost on the Desert'."

"Everything that came out of California captivated my kid mind in Mississippi," said Stuart. "Way Out West" was tracked between Capitol Records, and Campbell's M.C. Studio, where much of the early Heartbreakers music was recorded.

"Working with Marty and the Superlatives was a blast, and it was fast," Campbell said. "My role was easy, just set up the sound and let them play. Great guitars, great grooves, great vocals, they just have it all. This record is one of my favorite things I have ever been involved with."

Songs on the CD are:
1. Desert Prayer- Part I
2. Mojave
3. Lost On The Desert
4. Way Out West
5. El Fantasma Del Toro
6. Old Mexico
7. Time Don't Wait
8. Quicksand
9. Air Mail Special
10. Torpedo
11. Please Don't Say Goodbye
12. Whole Lotta Highway (With A Million Miles To Go)
13. Desert Prayer - Part II
14. Wait For The Morning
15. Way Out West (Reprise)

Tour dates are:
Feb. 27 - Los Angeles - Grammy Museum ^
March 1 - New York, NY - Housing Works ^
March 10 - Dublin, Ireland - C2C Festival @ 3Arena
March 11 - Glasgow, Scotland - C2C Festival @ Clyde Auditorium
March 12 - London, England - C2C Festival @ O2 Arena
March 17 - French Lick, IN - French Lick Resort Event Center
March 18 - Stoughton, WI - Stoughton Opera House
March 19 - Eau Claire, WI - State Theatre
March 23 - Newport, KY - The Southgate House
March 24 - Nashville, TN - Ryman +
March 28 - McMinville , TN- Bluegrass Underground
-25April 6 - Indianapolis, IN - Hifi
April 7 - Milwaukee, WI - The Raver Bar
April 8 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
April 9 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
April 11 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
April 19 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
April 20 - Buffalo, NY - The Tralf Music Hall
April 22 - Stafford Springs, CT - Palace Theatre
April 23 - Phoenixville, PA - Colonial Theatre
April 25 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
April 26 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
April 28 - Mt Tabor, NJ - At The Tabernacle
April 29 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
April 30 - Wilkesboro, NC - Merlefest
May 3 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
May 4 - Orlando, FL - The Social
May 5- Birmingham, AL - The Lyric
May 6 - Knoxville, TN - The Bijou Theatre
May 11 - St Louis, MO - Off Broadway
May 12 - Kansas City, MO - Folly Theatre
May 13 - Denver, CO - Oriental Theater
May 28 - Cumberland, MD - DelFest
June 7 - Nashville, TN - Late Night Jam @ Ryman Auditorium
June 17 - Hunter Mountain, NY - Mountain Jam
June 23 - Bremen, GA - Mill Theatre
+ supporting Steve Miller Band
^ acoustic performance

More dates will be announced.

More news for Marty Stuart

CD reviews for Marty Stuart

Way Out West CD review - Way Out West
Marty Stuart's "Way Out West" is, in part, his tribute to the music of California. The title cut gets straight to the point with a psychedelic journey song, which is as much a warning against drug abuse as it is a physical trip to the golden state. "Time Don't Wait" alludes to much of the garage rock that came out of California '60s, and more specifically points back to The Byrds' heyday with its glorious jangling Rickenbacker guitar part. »»»
Saturday Night/ Sunday Morning CD review - Saturday Night/ Sunday Morning
Since leaving his 1990s' mainstream country music output in his tracks, Marty Stuart has been on an incredible run, both in terms of quality and quantity. Not only has he continued to perfect his rocking-yet-traditional brand of country music, but he has also released several well-regarded gospel albums. His latest double, "Saturday Night/Sunday Morning," gives a double helping of music that will please both secular and sacred music fans. The country half is in keeping with »»»
Nashville: Volume 1 - Tear the Woodpile Down CD review - Nashville: Volume 1 - Tear the Woodpile Down
Marty Stuart lives and breathes country music. It's in his blood through associations with folks like Johnny Cash. He's a huge collector of country's history, a photographer, and, oh yeah, quite a fine musician. Stuart returns for another superb disc of only 10 songs (that's the only criticism here in a tight 31 or so minute set) mixing his stellar, full-bodied Mississippi drawl vocals, great playing, an instrumental, a spoken word (not the first time he has done that) with »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Turnpike Troubadours are winners – The Turnpike Troubadours had a lot of competition when playing Beantown - the Red Sox playoff game first and foremost. No matter though because the country band put on their own winning show. That was no surprise given the individual abilities of the band, not to mention a plethora of worthy songs to choose from. It all starts with lead singer Evan Felker.... »»»
Concert Review: The Killer lives on with Low Cut Connie – Jerry Lee Lewis isn't exactly out and about hitting the clubs these days. But if he was searching for someone who was carrying on his torch, he would do well to check out Adam Weiner, the force behind Low Cut Connie. The Philly band was highly entertaining with Weiner a true force of nature. Think Lewis merged with Springsteen (although The Boss is The Boss).... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Tyminski goes dark Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Washburn, Fleck create "Echoes" Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Hillman bides his time Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
The Cadillac Three creates its "Legacy" William Shakespeare noted a few centuries back that a rose by any other name would be equally aromatic, and that general idea has musical implications as well. The Cadillac Three knows a thing or two about maintaining a sonic identity after a name change;... »»»
With Stanley and Watson, sound isn't elementary Those aware of the late Owsley "Bear" Stanley likely know him for one of two reasons - his pioneering work manufacturing lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in San Francisco during the mid-to-late 1960s and his role as an innovative sound engineer. Most notably, Bear worked...... »»»
Chasing Butterflies CD review - Chasing Butterflies
Edward David Anderson is releasing his third solo album, having done five with Backyard Tire and three with Brother Jed. His solo efforts have been widely lauded, and this collection of tunes recorded in Muscle Shoals should bring plaudits too.  »»»
Desperate Man CD review - Desperate Man
While Eric Church has set the bar high with his previous studio albums, "Desperate Man" is right up there with his best and may just be his most accomplished effort to date. Church continues to write memorable songs »»»
Earls of Leicester Live at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame CD review - Earls of Leicester Live at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame
To suggest The Earls of Leicester are bluegrass royalty is no false decree. Unlike other self - proclaimed members of the traditional hierarchy - kings, queens, dukes and such - this sextet comes by the honor naturally: it's their name! »»»
Holler CD review - Holler
Amy Ray's lovely, commanding, southern voice is just one strength in what might be her best solo album to date, "Holler." Her well-crafted songs range from haunting to uplifting to indigenously Southern in all its glory and duality. »»»
Cry Pretty CD review - Cry Pretty
Carrie Underwood's life was reading straight from the storybooks: one of the few American Idol Winners with ongoing success; a professional athlete for a husband; a beautiful baby boy. The string of great fortune turned sharply in 2017, »»»
My Way CD review - My Way
Not one to rest on his laurels, Willie Nelson's second studio release of the calendar year finds the artist dipping back into the Great American Songbook. Previous collections, including 1978's stellar Stardust, 2009's "American Classic" and 2016's "Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin," established Nelson as one of the finest modern interpreters of American standards.  »»»