BLACKBERRY SMOKE’S “BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE” ACOUSTIC VIDEO PREMIERES

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM FIND A LIGHT OUT NOW

EXTENSIVE TOUR CONFIRMED

An acoustic video for Blackberry Smoke’s “Best Seat In The House” is premiering today. Watch/share HERE. The video was filmed at Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, TN and features band members Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards).

The song is from the band’s acclaimed new album, Find A Light, which debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country and entered at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart.

Recent critical acclaim for Find A Light

“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.”
“Blackberry Smoke shines through the darkness on the album's 13 cuts” –Rolling Stone

“...a self-produced set that runs a wide stylistic range from heavy rock to gentle balladry and twangy country…” –Billboard

“Blackberry Smoke have long been heirs to the road-warrior mantle established by their classic-rock and country heroes. And, with their sixth full-length album, Find A Light, the quintet has now firmly established an authentic legacy of their own.” –Relix

“An engaging slice of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-inspired power pop, complete with a 12-string electric riff, snarling vocals and—as always—guitars a-plenty.” –Guitar World

“There’s never a dull moment on Find A Light, and Blackberry Smoke has delivered another album that wends its way deep into our flesh and bone, blistering our souls and soothing our hearts.” –No Depression

“…Blackberry Smoke are traditionalists through and through, carrying the flame for good old-fashioned American rock & roll…The result is a splendid little record that simultaneously feels brand new and like a lost gem.” –AllMusic

“They’re as constant as the North Star and as reliable as the Lone Ranger. Calmly, they survey the turmoil that surrounds us, stroke their beards for a moment, pick up their guitars and make another solid and reliable Blackberry Smoke album.” –PopMatters

“…Blackberry Smoke have fine-tuned their take on Southern rock, becoming one the of the preeminent modern torchbearers for the genre finding cross-over success with both country and rock fans.” –JamBase

“Flourishes of fiddle, organ and piano add depth to the band's time-perfected rock 'n' roll sound, creating an album that is layered, diverse and fresh, yet still unmistakably Blackberry Smoke.” –The Boot

In celebration of the release, Blackberry Smoke will tour extensively throughout 2018 including a series of co-headlining dates with JJ Grey & Mofro as well as several shows with Lynyrd Skynyrd. See below for complete details.

Self-produced by the acclaimed 5-piece band, Find A Light is Blackberry Smoke’s sixth full-length album and features 13 new songs written/co-written by lead-singer and guitarist Charlie Starr. In addition to the band members, 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.”

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.

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.



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
*with Big Head Todd & The Monsters 
†co-headline with JJ Grey & Mofro 
‡with Lynyrd Skynyrd  


June 9 /// Morrison, CO  /// Red Rocks Amphitheater*
June 15  /// Portsmouth, VA ///  Union Bank & Trust Pavilion Waterfront Plaza†
June 16  /// Charlottesville, VA  /// Sprint Pavilion†
June 21  /// Jacksonville, NC /// The Tarheel†
June 22  /// Asheville, NC  ///  ExploreAsheville.com Arena†
June 23 /// Macon, GA  ///  Big House Summer Jam 
June 30  ///  Holmfirth, England  /// Picturedome 
July 1   ///  Maidstone, U.K. /// Ramblin’ Man Fair 
July 13-14  ///  Maryville, TN   /// The Shed 
July 20  /// Baldwinsville, NY  /// Bud Light Amphitheater at Paper Mill Island 
July 21  /// Scranton, PA  /// Peach Festival
July 22 /// Silver Spring, MD /// The Fillmore 
July 24 /// Columbus, OH /// Express Live! Indoor Pavilion 
July 26  /// Frankenmuth, MI ///  Harvey Kern Pavilion 
July 27   ///  Cuyahoga Falls, OH  ///  Blossom Music Center‡
July 28  /// Hershey, PA /// Hershey Stadium‡
August 4   /// Saint Charles, IA   /// Hinterland Festival 
August 5  ///  Sturgis, SD  /// Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 
August 7   /// Milwaukee, WI  /// The Pabst Theater†
August 9  /// Chicago, IL  ///  Gallagher Way 
August 10  ///  Huber Heights, OH  /// Rose Music Center at the Heights†
August 11  ///  Cincinnati, OH ///  PNC Pavilion at Riverbend†
August 12  /// Indianapolis, IN  /// Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River State Park†
August 14 /// Apple Valley, MN   /// Weesner Family Amphitheatre†
August 16 ///  Oshkosh, WI /// Waterfest Concert Series @ Leach Amphitheater 
August 17  /// Peoria, IL  ///  Peoria Riverfront 
August 18   ///  Chesterfield, MO ///  Chesterfield Central Park Amphitheatre†
August 23 ///  Toledo, OH  /// Hensville Park 
August 24 /// Fort Wayne, IN /// Sweetwater Performance 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 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 Arts 
September 15 ///  Fredericton, Canada ///  Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival 
September 16  /// Webster, MA ///  Indian Ranch Amphitheatre 
September 23 /// Louisville, KY   /// Bourbon & Beyond Festival 
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
December 7   ///  Port Chester, NY   /// The Capitol Theatre 
December 8   /// Clifton Park, NY  ///  Upstate Concert Hall 
January 6-12   /// Tampa, FL  ///  2019 Southern Rock Cruise 

 

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