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
3. Lost On The Desert
4. Way Out West
5. El Fantasma Del Toro
6. Old Mexico
7. Time Don't Wait
9. Air Mail Special
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.
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