BLACKBERRY SMOKE’s sixth studio album, Find A Light is set for release on 6th April via Earache and is available for pre-order from today over at http://smarturl.it/BBS-FindALight. Check out the album’s lead track, Flesh And Bone at http://smarturl.it/BBS-FleshandBone. (YouTube URL – https://youtu.be/rzIgygKKSlg).
Self-produced by the Atlanta-based five-piece, Find A Light features 13 new songs written/co-written by frontman & guitarist Charlie Starr. In addition to Starr and band members Richard Turner (bass/vox), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar/vox), 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).
About the collection, Starr tells us, “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.” As is their modus operandi, the band are set to spend most of the year on the road in support of Find A Light (these road dogs often play upward of 250 shows a year), with their first UK appearance of 2018 set for Ramblin’ Man Fair (www.ramblinmanfair.com) in July.
Find A Light follows on from 2016’s critically acclaimed Like An Arrow, which debuted at #8 on the UK’s Official Album Chart (as well as #12 on the US Billboard 200 and #1 on Billboard’s Americana and Country charts). The Like An Arrow cycle also saw the band appear on BBC TV’s flagship music show, Later With Jools – https://youtu.be/Lfjfnn5aNk0.
In addition to their work as musicians, BLACKBERRY SMOKE remain heavily committed to charitable work and have raised almost $200,000 to benefit children’s cancer research.
FIND A LIGHT tracklisting:
- Flesh And Bone (written by Charlie Starr)
- Run Away From It All (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
- The Crooked Kind (written by Charlie Starr)
- Medicate My Mind (written by Charlie Starr, Travis Meadows)
- I’ve Got This Song (written by Charlie Starr)
- Best Seat In The House (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
- I’ll Keep Ramblin’ feat. Robert Randolph (written by Charlie Starr, Robert Randolph)
- Seems So Far (written by Charlie Starr, Travis Meadows)
- Lord Strike Me Dead (written by Charlie Starr)
- Let Me Down Easy feat. Amanda Shires (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
- Nobody Gives A Damn (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
- Till The Wheels Fall Off (written by Charlie Starr)
- Mother Mountain feat. The Wood Bros (written by Charlie Starr)