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: With or without band, Isbell satisfies
Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal
Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved.
In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well.
The clear winners... »»»
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