BLACKBERRY SMOKE Releases LET ME DOWN EASY Featuring Amanda Shires, New Album Out 4/6

BLACKBERRY SMOKE Releases LET ME DOWN EASY Featuring Amanda Shires, New Album Out 4/6

Blackberry Smoke's new song "Let Me Down Easy" featuring Amanda Shires is premiering today at No Depression, who describes the song as, "...a soft, folksy ballad about love lost." Listen HERE.

"Let Me Down Easy" is the third song unveiled from Blackberry Smoke's highly anticipated new album, Find A Light, which will be released April 6 on Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order.

Already receiving widespread attention, the album's lead track, "Flesh And Bone," recently premiered at Rolling Stone (listen/share HERE). Of the song, Rolling Stone praises, "...sees Blackberry Smoke in full-on swagger-as well they should be. Starr and co. are riding a hot streak...A gritty stomper, 'Flesh And Bone' crunches like an early Nineties grunge song, but tweaked with Georgia twang that's become a Blackberry Smoke signature." Additionally, Guitar World declares, "'Flesh And Bone' is a greasy, stomping, slide-guitar-packed tune with a IV section that recalls mid-period Led Zeppelin."

Self-produced by the acclaimed 5-piece band, Find A Light is Blackberry Smoke's sixth full-length studio album and features 13 new songs written/co-written by lead-singer and guitarist Charlie Starr. In addition to Starr and band-members Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards), the album also features special guests Robert Randolph ("I'll Keep Ramblin'"), Amanda Shires ("Let Me Down Easy") and The Wood Brothers ("Mother Mountain").

Of the album, Starr comments, "The new album is a melting pot of Blackberry Smoke music with a wide range of sound and emotion. I think it's our most inspired work yet."

In celebration of the new album, the band-who have been called "country-rock's most ferocious live band" by Rolling Stone-will tour throughout 2018 including stops at Chattanooga's Tivoli Theatre, Jacksonville's Florida Theatre, two nights at Athens' Georgia Theatre, Boston's House of Blues and Raleigh's The Ritz as well as a series of dates with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Tickets are on-sale now. See below for complete details.

The release of Find A Light culminates a series of breakthrough years for the Atlanta-based band following the release of 2016's acclaimed album, Like An Arrow, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Country and Americana charts. Released to widespread praise, the Boston Globe declared, "...the needle can be dropped on Like an ARROW until its grooves become as well-worn as the classic albums that inspired this band of country-rock workhorses," whileAmerican Songwriter asserted, "...Blackberry Smoke fills the bill for the next generation of gutsy, heartfelt and honest Southeast rocking with plenty of talent, tons of drive and no apologies." In August 2017, they made their debut on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

In addition to their work as musicians, Blackberry Smoke remains committed to charitable work and has raised nearly $200,000 benefiting children's cancer research.

photo credit: ­­­David McClister

FIND A LIGHT TRACK LIST:

1. FLESH AND BONE (written by Charlie Starr)

2. Run Away From It All (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)

3. The Crooked Kind (written by Charlie Starr)

4. Medicate My Mind (written by Charlie Starr, Travis Meadows)

5. I've Got This Song (written by Charlie Starr)

6. Best Seat In The House (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)

7. I'll Keep Ramblin' feat. Robert Randolph (written by Charlie Starr, Robert Randolph)

8. Seems So Far (written by Charlie Starr, Travis Meadows)

9. Lord Strike Me Dead (written by Charlie Starr)

10. Let Me Down Easy feat. Amanda Shires (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)

11. Nobody Gives A Damn (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)

12. Till The Wheels Fall Off (written by Charlie Starr)

13. Mother Mountain feat. The Wood Bros (written by Charlie Starr)

BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

March 8-Traverse City, MI-Ground Zero Showroom*

March 9-Elkhart, IN-Lerner Theatre*

March 10-Detroit, MI-Fillmore Detroit*

March 16-Solidaridad, Mexico-Zac Brown Band's Castaway with Southern Ground-Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

March 22-Brandon, MS-City Hall Live*

March 23-Athens, GA-Georgia Theatre* (SOLD-OUT)

March 24-Athens, GA-Georgia Theatre*

April 11-Greensboro, NC-Cone Denim Entertainment Center

April 12-Charlotte, NC-The Fillmore

April 13-North Myrtle Beach, SC-House of Blues

April 14-Charleston, SC-Charleston Music Hall

April 19-Champaign, IL-The City Center

April 20-Clear Lake, IA-Surf Ballroom*

April 21-Salina, KS-The Stifle Theatre*

April 22-Lawrence, KS-Granada Theater*

April 27-Springfield, MO-Gillioz Theatre

April 28-Oklahoma City, OK-The Criterion

May 3-Portland, ME-Aura*

May 4-Providence, RI-The Strand*

May 5-Boston, MA-House of Blues*

May 6-Columbia, MD-Merriweather Post Pavilion†

May 10-Raleigh, NC-The Ritz*

May 11-Ashbury Park, NJ-Stone Pony*

May 12-Munhall, PA-Carnegie of Homestead Music

May 13-Rochester, NY-Anthology

May 15-New Haven, CT-College Street Music Hall

May 17-Westbury, NY-The Space at Westbury*

May 18-Port Chester, NY-The Capitol Theatre*

May 19-Clifton Park, NY-Upstate Concert Hall

May 25-Mountain View, CA-Shoreline Amphitheater‡

May 26-San Bernardino, CA-Glen Helen Amphitheater‡

June 9-Morrison, CO-Red Rocks Amphitheater§

July 1-Maidstone, U.K. -Ramblin' Man Fair

July 13-14-Maryville, TN-The Shed

July 19-Scranton, PA-Peach Festival

July 27-Cuyahoga Falls, OH-Blossom Music Center‡

July 28-Hershey, PA-Hershey Stadium‡

August 3-4-Saint Charles, IA-Hinterland Festival

August 16-Oshkosh, WI-Waterfest Concert Series @ Leach Amphitheater

August 31-Pelham, AL-Oak Mountain Amphitheatre‡

September 1-Atlanta, GA-Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood‡

November 2-Newcastle, U.K. -02 Academy

November 3-Glasgow, U.K. -02 Academy

November 4-Nottingham, U.K. -Rock City

November 6-Belfast, Ireland-The Telegraph Building

November 7-Dublin, Ireland-National Stadium

November 9-Cardiff, U.K. -Tramshed

November 10-Birmingham, U.K. -02 Academy

November 11-Bristol, U.K. -02 Academy

November 13-Southampton, U.K. -Guildhall

November 15-London, U.K. -02 Shepherds Bush Empire

November 16-London, U.K. -02 Shepherds Bush Empire

November 17-Manchester, U.K.-02 Apollo

*with special guest Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown

†with The Marshall Tucker and & Outlaws

‡with Lynyrd Skynyrd

§with Big Head Todd & The Monsters

Photo Credit: ­­­David McClister

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