Paul Burch Set to Release New Record, 'Fevers'
On November 5, Nashville's Plowboy Records will release 'Fevers' the new record from "modern day Jimmie Rodgers" (Entertainment Weekly), Paul Burch. In support of the new album, Paul and his band, the WPA Ballclub, will hit the road this November for an East Coast/Appalachian tour. They will appear live in concert at Rockwood Music Hall in New York, New York on November 14.
With 'Fevers', Burch reveals a side rarely heard in the studio-intense, unbridled, and full of bravado. A haunting mix of honky-tonk, stringband blues, and rock and roll grooves that defy easy categorization, 'Fevers' captures the sound of discovery, of performance over perfection. The Nashville Scene recently declared, "This could be Paul Burch's year," calling him "one of Nashville's most underrated singer-songwriters, performers and bandleaders."
'Fevers' includes 10 Burch compositions, including first single "Couldn't Get a Witness," along with two covers: "Ocean of Tears," originally by Tennessee Ernie Ford, and "I'm Going to Memphis," which was originally released on the Alan Lomax's 'Blues in the Mississippi Night.' 'Fevers' was recorded at Paul's own analog studio, Pan American Sound and was co-produced with multi-instrumentalist Fats Kaplin, a founding member of both the WPA Ballclub and Jack White's Buzzards. Fats will also be touring with Paul as a part of the WPA Ballclub this November.
The songs range from lyrical ballads like "Melancholy Baby," which combines harmonium and violin into an unearthly string section, to a startling reimagining of the folk classic "Cluck Old Hen," which conjures a sandstorm howl of chanting feedback with the very same instruments.
Burch has served as a film consultant (PBS' The Appalachians), will appear on Michelle Obama's Let's Move /Partnership for a Healthier America album, and received a GRAMMY nomination for his contribution to Charlie Louvin's 2007 comeback album.
In addition to the November 14th appearance in New York City, the Paul Burch 'Fevers' Album Release Tour will hit the following cities this November:
Nov. 8: Ashland, VA (Ashland Tea and Coffee)
Nov. 9: Washington, DC (Gypsy Sally's)
Nov. 10: Philadelphia, PA (The Tin Angel)
Nov. 11: New Haven, CT (Cafe Nine)
Nov. 12: Cambridge, MA (Atwood's Tavern)
Nov. 13: Northampton, MA (Signature Sounds)
Nov. 15: Wrightsville, PA (Burning Bridge Tavern)
Nov. 16: Millheim, PA (Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks)
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