Blackberry Smoke’s new acoustic release and tour

Blackberry Smoke’s new acoustic version of “Mother Mountain,” featuring the band’s longtime friend Oliver Wood, is premiering today.

Watch/share the song’s video HERE.

The song comes from the band’s new EP, The Southern Ground Sessions, which will be released October 26. Created as an accompaniment to their acclaimed new album, Find A Light, the 6-song EP was recorded live at Southern Ground studio in Nashville, TN and features acoustic versions of five album tracks as well as a rendition of Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky” featuring Amanda Shires.

Stream/share HERE and watch the song’s video HERE.

In advance of the release, the EP’s lead track, “Run Away From It All,” recently premiered. Of the song, Rolling Stone states, “…this unplugged version of ‘Run Away From It All’ downsizes Blackberry Smoke’s classic-rock stomp into a campfire-worthy singalong. The band’s harmonies take center stage, while their acoustic guitars—pinch-hitting for the band’s dueling electrics—provide an appropriate setting for a song about getting away from the noise of the modern world.” Of the EP, lead singer Charlie Starr comments, “It felt really cool to come back to Southern Ground Studios and play music with some good friends. It was like stripping it down and playing in the living room.”

Blackberry Smoke is Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards). Since their debut in 2004, the band has independently released six full-length records and has toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. Of their latest album, NPR Music praises, “For nearly two decades, Georgia’s Blackberry Smoke has been a purveyor of the new Southern rock movement, creating music on its cutting edge…Find a Light pushes the envelope while providing that famous Blackberry Smoke autonomy, delivered with soulful vocals, haunting harmonies and kick ass songs,” while Rolling Stone asserts, “Blackberry Smoke is part of a lineage that shares a love of Petty, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr., able to ride an Americana vibe or peel off a stomping riff and tie it all together without a hint of pretense.” In addition to their work as musicians, the band remains committed to charitable work and has raised nearly $200,000 benefiting children’s cancer research.

The band will continue to tour extensively throughout 2018, including two shows at New York’s Irving Plaza on September 7 and 8 as well as their annual “Brothers and Sisters Holiday Homecoming show” at Atlanta’s The Tabernacle on November 23. In addition to the North American dates, they will also perform several shows this fall as part of the U.K./European leg of the “Find A Light” tour. See below for complete details.

THE SOUTHERN GROUND SESSIONS TRACK LIST:
1. Run Away From It All
2. Medicate My Mind
3. Let Me Down Easy (feat. Amanda Shires)
4. Best Seat In The House
5. You Got Lucky (feat. Amanda Shires)
6. Mother Mountain (feat. Oliver Wood)
BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
August 24—Fort Wayne, IN—Sweetwater Pavilion*
August 25—Du Quoin, IL—Du Quoin State Fair*
August 30—Montgomery, AL—Montgomery Performing Arts Center†
August 31—Pelham, AL—Oak Mountain Amphitheatre‡
September 1—Atlanta, GA—Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood‡
September 2—Jacksonville, FL—TIAA Bank Field‡
September 7—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
September 8—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
September 11—Ridgefield, CT—The Ridgefield Playhouse+
September 13—Concord, NH—Capitol Center For The Arts-Chubb Theatre+
September 14—Orono, ME—Collins Center for the Performing Arts+
September 15—Fredericton, Canada—Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
September 16—Webster, MA—Indian Ranch Amphitheatre+
September 18—Toronto, Ontario—The Danforth Music Hall+
September 19—Buffalo, NY—Town Ballroom
September 21—Stroudsburg, PA—Sherman Theater+
September 22—Cleveland, OH—House of Blues+
September 23—Louisville, KY—Bourbon & Beyond Festival
October 4—Mobile, AL—Saenger Theatre Mobile
October 5—West Helena, AR—King Biscuit Blues Festival
October 12—Frankfurt, Germany—Batschkapp
October 13—Bonn, Germany—Harmonie Club
October 14—Basel, Switzerland—Z7 Pratteln
October 16—Zurich, Switzerland—Kaufleuten
October 17—Munich, Germany—Tonhalle
October 18—Milan, Italy—Alcatraz
October 20—Berlin, Germany—Huxleys
October 21—Hannover, Germany—Capitol
October 23—Stockholm, Sweden—Cirkus
October 24—Gothenburg, Sweden—Pustervik
October 25—Oslo, Norway—Sentrum Scene
October 27—Weert, Netherlands—Bosuil
October 28—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Melkweg
October 29—Brussels, Belgium—Ancienne Belgique
October 31—Paris, France—Le Caberet Sauvage
November 2—Newcastle, U.K.—02 Academy§
November 3—Glasgow, U.K.—02 Academy
November 4—Nottingham, U.K.—Rock City
November 6—Belfast, Ireland—The Telegraph Building
November 7—Dublin, Ireland—National Stadium
November 9—Cardiff, U.K.—Tramshed§
November 10—Birmingham, U.K.—02 Academy§
November 11—Bristol, U.K.—02 Academy§
November 13—Southampton, U.K.—Guildhall
November 15—London, U.K.—02 Shepherds Bush Empire
November 16—London, U.K.—02 Shepherds Bush Empire
November 17—Manchester, U.K.—02 Apollo
November 23—Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle
December 6—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore#
December 7—Port Chester, NY—The Capitol Theatre
December 8—Clifton Park, NY—Upstate Concert Hall
January 6-12, 2019—Tampa, FL—2019 Southern Rock Cruise

*with Steelwoods
†with Channing Wilson
‡with Lynyrd Skynyrd
+with The Quaker City Night Hawks
§with Junkyard
#with Karl Densons Tiny Universe

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