Emerging singer, songwriter and musician Taylor McCall’s anticipated full-length debut album, Black Powder Soul, is out today via Thirty Tigers. Stream/purchase HERE.

Produced by Sean McConnell (Michael Franti, Wade Bowen), Black Powder Soul is the product of a winding musical journey for McCall that began at age seven when he received his first guitar. In the years since, the South Carolina native and avid outdoorsman and fisherman has formed his own sense of unique musicianship—incorporating self-taught styles that fit each song rather than following conventional techniques. With Black Power Soul’s fourteen tracks, including a special prologue featuring the voice his late grandfather, McCall explores the balance of good and evil, destruction and healing and the importance of having faith in the darkest of times.

Already receiving critical praise, Rolling Stone proclaims, “a brooding debut…spooky percussion and a vocal rumble reminiscent of Johnny Cash’s version of ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down,’” while Holler declares, “This is powerful, penetrating songwriting…listeners who gravitate to the darker fringe of the genre will find plenty to chew on in this stunningly intense album that takes no prisoners, often detonating as if ignited by the explosive titular element.”

Reflecting on the album, McCall shares, “This, to me, felt like what I’d been dreaming about for years…Black Powder Soul is the circle of life: you’re dropped off here, by the old ship of Zion, and everything in between is life itself, from good to bad. The things that clutter up the pure soul are all in here. We all have a black powder soul that can explode, but there is redemption in all of us too.”

In celebration of the new music, McCall will continue to perform throughout the fall including upcoming dates supporting Sean McConnell at Houston’s The Heights Theater, Dallas’ The Kessler Theater, Austin’s 04 Center and San Antonio’s Sam’s Burger Joint as well as newly confirmed headline shows at Greenville’s Radio Room, Charlotte’s The Evening Muse and Decatur’s Eddie’s Attic. See below for complete itinerary.

McCall has built a strong grassroots fanbase since discovering his voice in his late teens. His songs “The Hounds” and “Quartermaster” have received over 747,000 and 795,000 streams across platforms respectively since they were released last year, while his recent OurVinyl Session has garnered over 224,000 streams collectively. Moreover, new album track, “Highway Will,” has garnered over 535,000 streams across platforms since its debut earlier this summer. Additionally, early champions include MeatEater’s Steven Rinella, who recently featured McCall as a guest on Ep. 242 of his acclaimed podcast (listen here).

For more information, please contact Sacks & Co. Asha Goodman 615.320.7753, Catherine Snead 615.320.7753, Carla Sacks 212.741.1000.

1. Old Ship of Zion Prelude
2. Black Powder Soul
3. Red Handed
4. White Wine
5. Crooked Lanes
6. Hell’s Half Acre
7. Man Out of Time
8. Surrender Blues
9. South of Broadway
10. Wide Open
11. Highway Will
12. So Damn Lucky
13. Lucifer
14. Old Ship of Zion Outro

October 21 /// Waco, TX /// The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill*
October 22 /// Houston, TX /// The Heights Theater*
October 23 /// Dallas, TX /// The Kessler Theater*
October 24 /// Austin, TX /// 04 Center*
October 27 /// College Station, TX /// Smitty K’s Sports Bar and Grill*
October 28 /// Lubbock, TX /// Blue Light*
October 29 /// San Antonio, TX /// Sam’s Burger Joint*
November 20 /// Greenville, SC /// Radio Room
December 4 /// Charlotte, NC /// The Evening Muse
December 10 /// Decatur, GA /// Eddie’s Attic

*with Sean McConnell