COLTER WALL EXTENDS 2019 HEADLINE TOUR

NEW ALBUM SONGS OF THE PLAINS OUT NOW TO WIDESPREAD CRITICAL ACCLAIM

“SONGS OF THE PLAINS IS A HEARTBROKEN TRIUMPH”–NOISEY

“AMONG THE MOST REFLECTIVE YOUNG COUNTRY SINGERS OF HIS GENERATION” —THE NEW YORKER

Colter Wall will continue his extensive headline tour this spring and summer including upcoming performances at Birmingham’s Saturn, Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom, Ithaca’s The Haunt, Louisville’s Headliners, St. Louis’ The Ready Room and Morrison’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre among several others. See below for complete details.

These shows celebrate a landmark year for Wall, whose acclaimed new album, Songs of the Plains, was released last fall on Young Mary’s Record Co. via Thirty Tigers (purchase/stream here). Recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the album features 11 songs including seven original songs written by Wall, versions of Billy Don Burns’ “Wild Dogs” and Wilf Carter’s “Calgary Round-Up,” as well as two cowboy traditionals.

Recent critical acclaim for Songs of the Plains

“His youth belies the sound of his voice and his dedication to classic forms makes him stand out from the crowd.” –NPR Music

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“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.” –Rolling Stone

“…Songs of the Plains is a heartbroken triumph, a statement suggesting that all that’s missing is perhaps not forever lost. It’s a healthy reminder, because it sure is nice to close your eyes and feel the tall grass of the plains beneath your feet, even if it’s just for eleven songs.” –Noisey

“Wall pushes in close against the untenanted space of the middle provinces, filling their geographic gaps with an intoxicating rasp. He sings with a serrated edge, his voice digging crevices rich with heartbreak, homeland, and heritage.” –Pitchfork

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“…Wall’s no frills approach feels undeniably refreshing.” –Esquire

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“…Songs Of The Plains doubles as both a love letter to the midwest that made Wall, and the slower, older way of life that may be slipping away, but will never quite die. At least, not with talents like Colter Wall keeping it alive it won’t.” –Uproxx

“Colter Wall captures a long-forgotten time and place, keeping the cowboy folklore alive by reminding us that poignant songs sung by a superb singer will never sound outdated.” –American Songwriter

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“With Songs Of The Plains, Wall pays tribute to the mythology of the region while simultaneously creating a new and vibrant one all his own.” –AVI Music

“…an elegant dichotomy of mythological western allusions and contemporary concerns.” –Relix

“There’s no gimmick behind his roughened exterior; Wall doesn’t need to bank on one with a voice like his. It all comes from a place of earnest and natural talent.” –Wide Open Country

“…more evidence of the 23-year-old’s ability to channel the greats of ’70s outlaw country so genuinely that he sounds like he could’ve been one of their peers.”
–Brooklyn Vegan

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“Wall’s songwriting has always been his secret weapon, but the way he turns his voice into a more varied instrument is the highlight here, as he goes from yodeling cowboy to growling roadsman and back again. An ode to the ways we’re shaped by, and how we shape, where we’re from, Songs of the Plains is the arrival of a new force in country music.” –Vinyl Me, Please


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 on “Tying Knots in the Devil’s Tail”), Lloyd Green (pedal steel), Chris Powell (drums, spoons), Jason Simpson (bass), Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Blake Berglund (vocals) and Corb Lund (vocals).


The release of Songs of the Plains follows 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 Yorker declared, “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.”

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


SONGS OF THE PLAINSTRACK LIST
1. “Plain to See Plainsman” (written by Colter Wall)
2. “Saskatchewan In 1881” (written by Colter Wall)
3. “John Beyers (Camaro Song)” (written by Colter Wall)
4. “Wild Dogs” (written by Billy Don Burns)
5. “Calgary Round-Up” (written by Wilf Carter)
6. “Night Herding Song” (Cowboy Traditional)
7. “Wild Bill Hickok” (written by Colter Wall)
8. “The Trains are Gone” (written by Colter Wall)
9. “Thinkin’ on a Woman” (written by Colter Wall)
10. “Manitoba Man” (written by Colter Wall)
11. “Tying Knots in the Devil’s Tail” (Cowboy Traditional)



COLTER WALL CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

March 29 /// Bergen, Norway /// Ole Bull Scene
March 30 /// Stavanger, Norway /// Folken
April 13 /// Fredericksburg, TX /// The Western Festival Grounds
April 16 /// Oxford, MS /// Proud Larry’s
April 18 /// Athens, GA /// Georgia Theatre
April 19 /// Huntsville, AL /// SideTracks Music Hall
April 20 /// Birmingham, AL /// Saturn
May 2 /// Cleveland, OH /// Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
May 3 /// Buffalo, NY /// Asbury Hall Babeville
May 4 /// Ithaca, NY /// The Haunt
May 5 /// Holyoke, MA /// Gateway City Arts
May 8 /// Asbury Park, NJ /// Wonder Bar
May 9 /// Ardmore, PA /// The Ardmore Music Hall
May 10 /// Morgantown, WV /// 123 Pleasant Street (SOLD OUT)
May 11 /// Huntington, WV /// V Club
May 15 /// Louisville, KY /// Headliners
May 16 /// Bloomington, IN /// The Bluebird
May 17 /// Peoria, IL /// Monarch Music Hall
May 18 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Ready Room
May 19 /// Kansas City, MO /// Madrid Theatre
May 22 /// Tulsa, OK /// Cain’s Ballroom
May 24 /// Morrison, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 25 /// Grand Junction, CO /// Mesa Theater
July 3 /// Dallas, TX /// Dos Equis Pavilion
July 5 /// Ottawa, Canada /// Lebreton Flats
August 2 /// St. Charles, IA /// Hinterland
August 22 /// San Jose, CA /// City National Civic
August 25 /// Seattle, WA /// Woodland Park Zoo
August 27 /// Boise, ID /// Knitting Factory Boise

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