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Wall goes for the "Songs of the Plains"

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – Colter Wall will release his new album, "Songs of the Plains," on Oct. 12 on Young Mary's Record Co. via Thirty Tigers.

Recorded at Nashville's RCA Studio A with Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Lori McKenna), the album features 11 songs including "Plain to See Plainsman. Wall, who has a deep voice and is old school country, plays the song in concert.

The Canadian wrote seven of the songs and also includes versions of Billy Don Burns' "Wild Dogs," Wilf Carter's "Calgary Round-Up" and two cowboy traditionals, "Night Herding Song" and "Tying Knots in the Devil's Tail."

"One thing I've noticed over the last few years, in the United States and playing in Europe, is that people all over the world really don't know much about Canada at all...When you talk about Saskatchewan, people really have no idea. Part of it is because there are so few people there. It's an empty place. It makes sense that people don't know much about it. But that's my home, so naturally I'm passionate about it. With this record, I really wanted people to look at our Western heritage and our culture."

In addition to Wall (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album also features Cobb (acoustic guitar), Lloyd Green (pedal steel), Chris Powell (drums, spoons), Jason Simpson (bass), Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Blake Berglund (vocals) and Corb Lund (vocals).

The track list is:
1. "Plain to See Plainsman" (written by Colter Wall)
2. "Saskatchewan In 1881" (written by Colter Wall)
3. "John Beyers (Camaro Song)" (written by Colter Wall)
4. "Wild Dogs" (written by Billy Don Burns)
5. "Calgary Round-Up" (written by Wilf Carter)
6. "Night Herding Song" (Cowboy Traditional)
7. "Wild Bill Hickok" (written by Colter Wall)
8. "The Trains are Gone" (written by Colter Wall)
9. "Thinkin' on a Woman" (written by Colter Wall)
10. "Manitoba Man" (written by Colter Wall)
11. "Tying Knots in the Devil's Tail" (Cowboy Traditional)

Wall also announced a series of new tour dates starting in October. His full schedule is:
July 28 - Newport, RI-Newport Folk Festival
Aug. 3-4-Happy Valley, OR-Pickathon
Aug. 18-Fort Worth, TX-Cody Jinks' Loud and Heavy Festival
Aug. 24-Tonder, Denmark-Tonder Festival
Aug. 29-London, U.K. -Scala
Aug. 30-Manchester, U.K. -Gorilla
Sept. 1-Salisbury, U.K. -End of the Road Festival
Sept. 2-Stradbally, Ireland-Electric Picnic
Sept. 14-15-Athens, Ontario-Festival of Small Halls
Sept. 16-Lansdowne Park, Ottawa-City Folk
Sept. 23-Indianapolis, IN-Holler on the Hill Festival
Oct. 13-Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-O'Brian's Event Centre
Oct. 16-Regina, Saskatchewan-Conexus Convention Hall
Oct. 18-Edmonton, Alberta-Union Hall
Oct. 19-Calgary, Alberta-Macewan Hall Ballroom
Oct. 21-Missoula, MT-Top Hat
Oct. 22-Bozeman, MT-The Rialto
Oct. 23-Billings, MT-Pub Station Taproom
Oct. 25-Omaha, NE-The Waiting Room
Oct. 26-Des Moines, IA-Wooly's
Oct. 27-Maquoketa, IA-Codfish Hollow Barn
Oct. 28-Detroit, MI-Majestic Theatre
Oct. 30-Columbus, OH-A&R Music Bar
Oct. 31-Pittsburgh, PA-Club AE
Nov. 2-Somerville, MA-Somerville Theater
Nov. 3-South Burlington, VT-Higher Ground Ballroom
Nov. 5-New York, NY-Irving Plaza
Nov. 8-Charlotte, NC-Neighborhood Theatre
Nov. 9-Richmond, VA-Capital Ale House
Nov. 11-Carrboro, NC-Cats Cradle
Nov. 14-15-Nashville, TN-The Basement East
Nov. 16-Asheville, NC-The Grey Eagle
Nov. 17-Atlanta, GA-Variety Playhouse
Nov. 18-Charleston, SC-Charleston Music Hall
Nov. 24-Toronto, Ontario-Opera House
Nov. 28-Washington, D.C. -9:30 Club
Dec. 1-Madison, WI-Majestic Theatre
Dec. 2-Columbia, MO-The Blue Note
Dec. 10-Santa Fe, NM-Meow Wolf
Dec. 12-Solana Beach, CA-Belly Up
Dec. 14-Los Angeles, CA-El Rey Theatre
Jan. 19-Vancouver, British Columbia-Commodore Ballroom
Jan. 20-Seattle, WA-The Showbox @ The Market

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