Blackberry Smoke to release “Find a Light” on April 6

NEW YORK (Jan. 19, 2018) –– Blackberry Smoke is set to release their anticipated new album, “Find A Light,” on April 6 via Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order. In advance of the release, the album’s lead track, “Flesh And Bone,” premieres today (listen below).

Of the song, Rolling Stone praises, “…sees Blackberry Smoke in full-on swagger—as well they should be. Starr and co. are riding a hot streak…A gritty stomper, ‘Flesh and Bone’ crunches like an early Nineties grunge song, but tweaked with Georgia twang that’s become a Blackberry Smoke signature.”

Self-produced by the acclaimed 5-piece band, “Find A Light” is Blackberry Smoke’s sixth full-length studio album and features 13 new songs written/co-written by lead-singer and guitarist Charlie Starr. In addition to Starr and band-members Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards), the album also features special guests Robert Randolph (“I’ll Keep Ramblin’”), Amanda Shires (“Let Me Down Easy”) and The Wood Brothers (“Mother Mountain”).

Of the album, Starr comments, “The new album is a melting pot of Blackberry Smoke music with a wide range of sound and emotion. I think it’s our most inspired work yet.”

In celebration of the new album, the band—who have been called “country-rock’s most ferocious live band” by Rolling Stone—will tour throughout 2018 including stops at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre, Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre, two nights at Athens’ Georgia Theatre and two nights at Glasgow, Ky.’s Plaza Theatre (Feb. 16-17) among many others. Tickets go on-sale Thursday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. local time with local pre-sale starting Tuesday, January 23 and fan pre-sale starting Monday, January 22 (code: SMOKEFAN). See below for complete details.

The release of “Find A Light” culminates a series of breakthrough years for the Atlanta-based band following the release of 2016’s acclaimed album, Like An Arrow, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country and Americana charts. Released to widespread praise, the Boston Globe declared, “…the needle can be dropped on Like an Arrow until its grooves become as well-worn as the classic albums that inspired this band of country-rock workhorses,” while American Songwriter asserted, “…Blackberry Smoke fills the bill for the next generation of gutsy, heartfelt and honest Southeast rocking with plenty of talent, tons of drive and no apologies.” In August 2017, they made their debut on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

In addition to their work as musicians, Blackberry Smoke remains committed to charitable work and has raised nearly $200,000 benefiting children’s cancer research.

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Blackberry Smoke. Photo by David McClister.
FIND A LIGHT TRACK LIST:
  1. Flesh And Bone (written by Charlie Starr)
  2. Run Away From It All (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
  3. The Crooked Kind (written by Charlie Starr)
  4. Medicate My Mind (written by Charlie Starr, Travis Meadows)
  5. I’ve Got This Song (written by Charlie Starr)
  6. Best Seat In The House (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
  7. I’ll Keep Ramblin’ feat. Robert Randolph (written by Charlie Starr, Robert Randolph)
  8. Seems So Far (written by Charlie Starr, Travis Meadows)
  9. Lord Strike Me Dead (written by Charlie Starr)
  10. Let Me Down Easy feat. Amanda Shires (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
  11. Nobody Gives A Damn (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
  12. Till The Wheels Fall Off (written by Charlie Starr)
  13. Mother Mountain feat. The Wood Bros (written by Charlie Starr)

BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

  • Jan. 19—New Orleans, La.—House of Blues
  • Jan. 20—New Orleans, La.—House of Blues
  • Jan. 22-26—The Outlaw Country Cruise
  • Feb. 8—Kansas City, Mo.—Uptown Theater*
  • Feb. 9—Tulsa, Ok.—Cain’s Ballroom*
  • Feb. 10—Robinsonville, Ms.—Horseshoe Tunica*
  • Feb. 15—St. Louis, Mo.—The Pageant*
  • Feb. 16—Glasgow, Ky.—Plaza Theatre*
  • Feb. 17—Glasgow, Ky.—Plaza Theatre*
  • Feb. 22—Augusta, Ga.—The Bell Auditorium*
  • Feb. 23—Chattanooga, Tn.—Tivoli Theatre*
  • Feb. 24—Rocky Mount, Va.—Harvester Performance Center* (SOLD-OUT)
  • Feb. 25—Rocky Mount, Va.—Harvester Performance Center*
  • March 1—Jacksonville, Fl.—Florida Theatre†
  • March 2—Punta Gorda, Fl.—Funk Fest
  • March 3—Orlando, Fl.—Church Street Station Block Party
  • March 7—Nashville, Tn.—Volunteer Jam
  • March 8—Traverse City, Mi.—Ground Zero Showroom‡
  • March 9—Elkhart, In.—Lerner Theatre‡
  • March 10—Detroit, Mi.—Fillmore Detroit‡
  • March 16—Solidaridad, Mexico—Zac Brown Band’s Castaway with Southern Ground—Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
  • March 22—Brandon, Ms.—City Hall Live‡
  • March 23—Athens, Ga.—Georgia Theatre‡ (SOLD-OUT)
  • March 24—Athens, Ga.—Georgia Theatre‡
  • April 20—Clear Lake, Ia.—Surf Ballroom
  • April 21—Salina, Ks.—The Stifle Theatre
  • April 27—Springfield, Mo.—Gillioz Theatre
  • April 28—Oklahoma City, Ok.—The Criterion
  • May 3—Portland, Me.—Aura
  • May 4—Providence, Ri.—The Strand
  • May 5—Boston, Ma.—House of Blues
  • May 10—Raleigh, N.C.—The Ritz
  • May 11—Ashbury Park, N.J.—Stone Pony
  • May 17—Westbury, N.Y.—The Space at Westbury
  • May 18—Port Chester, N.Y.—The Capitol Theatre
  • May 19—Clifton Park, N.Y.—Upstate Concert Hall
  • July 1—Maidstone, U.K. —Ramblin’ Man Fair
  • July 21—Scranton, Pa.—Peach Festival

*with special guest Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
†with special guest Wayland
‡with special guest Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown

BOLD on-sale Thursday, January 25 at 10:00am local time

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