Blackberry Smoke Announces New Album “Find A Light,” Release New Song

I don’t care how bad your week has sucked, or how mopey you are that you’ve already reneged on your New Year’s resolutions, Blackberry Smoke just announced they have a new album on the way, have just unveiled a new song, and all is right in the world, at least where hard-driving Southern-inflected roots rock is concerned.

Off the hard-earned and independently-won success of two consecutive records going #1 on the country charts—including the first independently-released album to debut in the top spot in modern history with 2015’s Holding All The Roses—Blackberry Smoke is back with their newest record Find A Light to be released on April 6th. Produced by the band themselves, their 6th LP overall once again sees front man Charlie Starr writing or co-writing the album’s 13 tracks.

Along with a heavy dose of Blackberry Smoke, Find A Light is also heavy on collaborations, with pedal steel maestro Robert Randolph joining the set on a song called “I’ll Keep Ramblin’,” Amanda Shires shows up to lend her voice to “Let Me Down Easy,” and The Wood Brothers—who have their own album called One Drop of Truth coming out Feb. 2nd—drop in to collaborate on the album’s final track, “Mother Mountain.” Travis Meadows also co-write as few songs on the new record.

“The new album is a melting pot of Blackberry Smoke music with a wide range of sound and emotion,” says frontman Charlie Starr. “I think it’s our most inspired work yet.”

Find a Light is now available for pre-order, and is preluded with the release of a new song, the sludgy, almost grunge-like “Flesh & Bone.” These Southern rock bastards will also be hitting the road hard and heavy in the next many months around the new release, so check the dates below the YouTube player.

Track Listing:

1. “Flesh and Bone” (Charlie Starr)
2. “Run Away From It All” (Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
3. “The Crooked Kind” (Charlie Starr)
4. “Medicate My Mind” (Charlie Starr, Travis Meadows)
5. “I’ve Got This Song” (Charlie Starr)
6. “Best Seat in the House (Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
7. “I’ll Keep Ramblin'” feat. Robert Randolph (Charlie Starr, Robert Randolph)
8. “Seems So Far” (Charlie Starr, Travis Meadows)
9. “Lord Strike Me Dead” (Charlie Starr)
10. “Let Me Down Easy” feat. Amanda Shires (Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
11. “Nobody Gives a Damn” (Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
12. “Till the Wheels Fall Off” (Charlie Starr)
13. “Mother Mountain” feat. the Wood Bros (Charlie Starr)

Blackberry Smoke Tour Dates:

January 19 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
January 20 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
January 22-26 – The Outlaw Country Cruise
February 8 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
February 9 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
February 10 – Robinsonville, MS – Horseshoe Tunica
February 15 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
February 16 – Glasgow, KY – Plaza Theatre
February 17 – Glasgow, KY – Plaza Theatre
February 22 – Augusta, GA – The Bell Auditorium
February 23 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
February 24 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center (SOLD-OUT)
February 25 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center
March 1 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
March 2 – Punta Gorda, FL – Funk Fest
March 3 – Orlando, FL – Church Street Station Block Party
March 7 – Nashville, TN – Volunteer Jam
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 – 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 20 – Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom
April 21 – Salina, KS – The Stifle Theatre
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 10 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
May 11 – Ashbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
May 17 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
May 18 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
May 19 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
July 1 – Maidstone, U.K. – Ramblin’ Man Fair
July 21 – Scranton, PA – Peach Festival