Lightnin' Malcolm to Release "Rough Out There" in September
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:09:23
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Lightnin' will strike next month, as singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lightnin' Malcolm has announced a September 10 release date for Rough Out There via his independent label ShakeDown Records. [iTunes link]
As a member of the North Mississippi Allstars, and an artist who is witnessing significant growth in a solo career, his reputation as a pure purveyor of the Blues distinguishes him from many others in the genre. He is an artist who carries the torch proudly, bringing melody, intonation, and the legacy he has learned from the masters to stages across the globe on a nightly basis. This year, he will tour extensively in Europe with the Allstars, and stage a run of headline dates to support the release of his latest Lightnin' Malcolm album. When touring solo, the repertoire is presented as a duo, with Carl Gentle White aka "Stud" on drums.
Malcolm's journey began near the railroad tracks in rural Southeast Missouri. As far back as he can remember, his existence has been focused on music. Growing up, he gravitated to Bob Marley, Hank Williams, and The Temptations. As he delved deeper in to his musical exploration, he developed a keen understanding that the roots of all music that inspired him was the deep blues. After several years of travel in search of inspiration and an audience, he settled in North Mississippi, and became further inspired by the hill country Blues first made famous by Mississippi Fred McDowell, and later R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and Jessie Mae Hemphill.
For years, he has focused his energies on carrying the torch, and presenting the essence of what he learned from the masters of the Blues he has been inspired by via direct contact and collaboration. Amongst those he was friends with and learned from were R.L. Burnside, CeDell Davis, Big Jack Johnson, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Robert Belfour, David Honeyboy Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, Otha Turner, and especially T-Model Ford.
This is ROOTS music!
8/22 New Orleans, LA D.B.A.
8/23 Houston, TX Continental Club
8/24 Austin, TX Continental Club
8/29 Boulder, CO Outlook Hotel
8/30 Denver, CO Moe's Original BBQ
8/31 Laramie, WY Snowy Range Music Festival
9/06 Little Rock, AR White Water Tavern
9/09 Covington, KY South Gate House Revival (w/NMA)
9/10 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls (w/ NMA)
9/12 New York, NY Irving Plaza (w/ NMA)
9/13 Washington DC State Theater (w/ NMA)
9/14 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer (w/ NMA)
9/15 South Orange, NJ SOPAC (w/ NMA)
9/17 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theater (w/ NMA)
9/19 Nashville, TN AMA (w/ NMA)
9/20 Atlanta, GA Music Midtown (w/ NMA)
9/21 Asheville, NC Orange Peel (w/ NMA)
9/25 Columbia, MO Summerfest (w/ NMA)
9/26 Des Moines, IA Wooleys (w/ NMA)
9/27 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze (w/ NMA)
9/28 Chicago, IL House of Blues (w/ NMA)
10/05 Greenville, MS Bridging The Blues (w/ NMA)
10/06 Greenville, MS Bridging The Blues
10/10 Madrid, Spain Caracol (w/ NMA)
10/11 Bilboa, Spain Kafe Antzokia (w/ NMA)
10/12 Barcelona, Spain Bikini (w/ NMA)
10/13 Pamplona, Spain Totem (w/ NMA)
10/15 Paris, France La Boule (w/ NMA)
10/16 Tilburg, Netherlands 013 (w/ NMA)
10/17 Brussels, Belgium Anienne Belgique (w/ NMA)
10/18 Leffinge, Belgium De Zwerver (w/ NMA)
10/19 Ottersum, Netherlands Roepaen (w/ NMA)
10/20 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso (w/ NMA)
10/22 Bristol, UK St. Bonadventures (w/ NMA)
10/23 London, UK 100 Club (w/ NMA)
10/24 Glasgow, UK Oran Mor (w/ NMA)
10/25 York, UK Fibbers (w/ NMA)
10/26 Manchester, UK Academy 3 (w/ NMA)
For ticket info, visit facebook.com/pages/Lightnin-Malcolm.
Will you be rocking with Lightnin Malcolm?