Colter Wall’s “Saskatchewan in 1881” premieres today
NEW ALBUM “SONGS OF THE PLAINS” OUT OCTOBER 12
EXTENSIVE HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED
“AMONG THE MOST REFLECTIVE YOUNG COUNTRY SINGERS OF HIS GENERATION” -The New Yorker
Of the song, Rolling Stone declares, “…Colter Wall delivers this classic-minded cowboy song in a leathery, lived-in baritone. There’s some soft percussion and honking harmonica tossed into the mix, too, but Wall’s voice is the biggest attraction here, sounding less like the croon of a Canadian-born Millennial and more like Roger Miller after a long night of drinking.”
Of the album, Wall comments, “One thing I’ve noticed over the last few years, in the United States and playing in Europe, is that people all over the world really don’t know much about Canada at all…When you talk about Saskatchewan, people really have no idea. Part of it is because there are so few people there. It’s an empty place—it makes sense that people don’t know much about it. But that’s my home, so naturally I’m passionate about it. With this record, I really wanted people to look at our Western heritage and our culture.”
In addition to Wall (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album also features Cobb (acoustic guitar), Lloyd Green (pedal steel), Chris Powell (drums, spoons), Jason Simpson (bass), Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Blake Berglund (vocals) and Corb Lund (vocals).
The Saskatchewan native will tour extensively this fall in celebration of the release with headline shows at New York’s Irving Plaza, Nashville’s The Basement East (two nights), Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Seattle’s Showbox @ The Market and Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse among many others. Tickets are on sale now. See below for complete details.
The release of Songs of the Plainsfollows a breakthrough year for the Canadian artist, whose self-titled debut album was released last May to widespread critical acclaim. The album entered the Billboard charts at #2 on “Top New Artist Albums” as well as #6 on the “Americana/Folk Albums” chart, #11 on the “Independent Current Albums” chart and #14 on the “Current Country Albums” chart. Additionally, it landed on several “Best of 2017” lists including Rolling Stone, Paste, Stereogum, The Boston Globe and UPROXX, who praised, “…this self-titled slow burner is surprisingly fresh, full of existential dread and gorgeous, meandering melodies that occasionally whip themselves up into frenzies. For all your friends who declare pop has cannibalized country, play Colter Wall for them, and watch them slip back into the outlaw past with glee.” Moreover, The New Yorkerdeclared, “Wall is among the most reflective young country singers of his generation… His ace in the hole is his showstopping voice: a resonant, husky baritone, wounded and vulnerable.”
SONGS OF THE PLAINS TRACK LIST: