Stephen Kellogg's New Album 'Objects in the Mirror' Out This Friday

Stephen Kellogg's New Album 'Objects in the Mirror' Out This Friday

Stephen Kellogg is set to release Objects in the Mirror this Friday, November 23. Produced by fellow Americana singer-songwriter Will Hoge, the 12-track set was recorded over the course of a single week in Nashville, TN and tracked live with minimal overdubs. "I wanted to make an album that sounded and felt like the ones I grew up loving," says Kellogg. "Bob Seger and Cat Stevens, Tom Petty and Rod Stewart. Emotional records where the songs relate to each other and the lyrics are front and center." Ahead of release, Rolling Stone Country praises, "...Objects in the Mirror captures the talent, spontaneity and humanity of Kellogg's songwriting and presents it in a soulful, folk-rock packaging that is refreshingly free of pretense and studio polishing," adding that single "High Highs, Low Lows" "unfolds like John Prine fronting the Heartbreakers." Proving to be a standout from the album, American Songwriter describes the nostalgic track as "a slowly building folk anthem with chiming piano, gentle pedal steel and a raw, vulnerable vocal performance from Kellogg."

Among the album's many underlying themes of nostalgia, family, hope, and hard work, is Kellogg's unwavering respect for the influential women of his life-from his four young daughters (to whom he relays a series of tear-jerking fatherly sentiments in "Song For Daughters") to his beloved late-Grandmother (immortalized in a beautifully nostalgic soundbite at the title track's opening) to his wife of 16 years (the subject of his latest single "Love Of My Life"). The Boot recently premiered "Love Of My Life," and the track was later named one of Rolling Stone Country's "10 Best Country & Americana Songs of the Week." In an interview with Noisetrade earlier this week, Kellogg divulged that he channeled inspiration from a 1946 Gibson Southern Jumbo guitar to finish the version of the song heard on Objects in the Mirror. "We were in [Chicago Music Exchange] before the place opened and there was one guitar and one guitar only on a stand in a room of hundreds of guitars," he explains. "I picked it up and started strumming and it just felt and sounded so perfect...Suddenly the lyrics and melodies that had been missing seemed to be there waiting for me. I know it sounds kind of new age or whatever, but that's how it goes sometimes. A guitar has a song in it." Kellogg goes on to share that he traded three of his guitars for the Gibson and left the next day to record Objects in the Mirror in Nashville.

Objects in the Mirror will be available everywhere digitally and on vinyl via the Kellogg Family Store. In celebration of the album's release, Kellogg will embark on an extensive U.S. tour of intimate solo shows with support from singer-songwriter Taylor Carson. With the new songs in his repertoire, Rolling Stone Country says, "Kellogg is poised to introduce himself as a singer-songwriter who can replicate the power and electricity of a full band with only his voice and guitar." Please see below for full tour details.

Stephen Kellogg On Tour:
November 21 - Boston, MA @ City Winery+
November 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Locks at Sona+
November 24 - New York, NY @ City Winery+
November 29 - Fort Collins, CO @ The Elizabeth Hotel+
November 30 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Friends HC's+
December 1 - Boulder, CO @ eTown Hall~ [SOLD OUT]
December 4 - Nashville, TN @ Bluebird Cafe+ [SOLD OUT]
December 5 - Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse+
December 6 - Atlanta, GA @ City Winery+
December 7 - St. Louis, MO @ Break Room Concerts+ [SOLD OUT]
December 8 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ CSPS+
December 9 - Des Moines, IA @ Flying Mango+ [SOLD OUT]
December 10 - Des Moines, IA @ Flying Mango+ [SOLD OUT]
December 11 - Madison, WI @ BOSE+ [SOLD OUT]
December 13 - Evanston, IL @ SPACE+
December 14 - Lake Orion, MI @ 20 Front Street+ [SOLD OUT]
December 15 - Spring Lake, MI @ Seven Steps Up+
December 16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe+
December 26 - Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square+
December 27 - Pawling, NY @ Daryl's House Club+
December 28 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage+
December 29 - Fairfield, CT @ Fairfield Theatre (Stage One)+
March 20 - Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club^
March 21 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark^
March 22 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall^
March 23 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club^
March 26 - Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door^
March 27 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom^
March 28 - San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Music Hall^
March 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater^
April 6 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater^
April 9 - Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall^
April 10 - Austin, TX @ 3Ten^
April 18 - Vienna, VA @ Barns at Wolf Trap^
April 19 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair^
April 20 - Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Music Hall^
+with special guest Taylor Carson
~with Band Of Heathens
^Spring 2019 full-band tour

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