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Shook and band announce tour

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – Country band Sarah Shook & the Disarmers announced tour dates today in the wake of the release of its second disc, "Years," on April 6 on Bloodshot.

"Good as Gold" was released as the first single via Brooklyn Vegan with a new video.

"This record is about finding a way," said Shook. "A way through exhaustion, depression, betrayal, hangover after hangover, upper after downer after upper, fight after never-ending fight. It's about picking yourself up and dusting yourself off after years of being trampled and beaten down, jutting your chin out, head high, after they've done their worst, and saying, 'Still here'."

Tour dates are:
March 9 Savannah Stopover - Savannah, GA (w/ Nikki Lane)
March 10 5th & Thomas - Tallahassee, FL
March 11 Callaghan's - Mobile, AL
March 12 Howling Wolf - New Orleans, LA
March 13 Mucky Duck - Houston, TX
March 20 Magnolia Motor Lounge - Ft. Worth, TX
March 21 South on Main - Little Rock, AR
March 22 Proud Larry's - Oxford, MS
March 23 The Basement - Nashville, TN
April 6 Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC (w/ Spider Bags)
April 7 Neighborhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC
April 8 Rhythm 'N' Blooms - Knoxville, TN
April 26 Pearl Street Warehouse - Washington, DC
April 27 Dawson Street Pub - Philadelphia, PA
April 28 Berlin - New York, NY
April 29 Atwood's Tavern - Cambridge, MA
May 2 Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH
May 3 Pioneer - Indianapolis, IN
May 4 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
May 5 Vintage Torque Fest - Dubuque, IA
May 8 Club Garibaldi - Milwaukee, WI
May 9 Turf Club - St. Paul, MN
May 10 Knuckleheads Saloon - Kansas City, MO (w/ Robbie Fulks)
May 11 Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO (w/ Robbie Fulks)
May 12 The Song Show Concert Series - Evansville, IN
May 13 Willie's Locally Known - Lexington, KY
Sept. 2 - Muddy Roots Festival - Cookeville, TN

CD reviews for Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Years CD review - Years
For the less informed, it might seem like the blink of an eye since Sarah Shook & the Disarmers dropped its first album but those of us paying closer attention know that last year's release of "Sidelong" was actually Bloodshot's reissue of Shook's 2015 album that she originally distributed through CD Baby. So, instead of the apparent months between Shook's debut and sophomore releases, the new album's genesis is accurately described by its title: "Years. »»»
Sidelong CD review - Sidelong
Although it's been largely overshadowed by her more prevalent role as a torch singing chanteuse, k.d. lang began her career with a rootsy country band known as the Reclines, which featured lang's madcap square dancing, Patsy Cline-inflected vocals and a particularly pointed sense of both gravity and comedy set to a floor-stomping soundtrack. Thirty years later, this is, to a certain extent, the similar territory staked out by Sarah Shook & the Disarmers on their debut, "Sidelong. »»»
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: 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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