Colter Wall Releases New 2018 Tour Dates
If you’re looking for the group of young artists leading the effort to help keep the roots of the music alive and fresh for a new generation of fans, Colter Wall is definitely one who is leading that pack. His ghost-like voice is making new devotees of folk and country who may have found little favor with the music before, and all of a sudden find themselves as converts to the music of Woody Guthrie and others. Wall is helping to redefine what is “cool” in an increasingly cellophane music world.
Colter Wall has been receiving some rich opportunities to showcase his talents beyond the small clusters of dedicated roots fans across the country, and he will continue to see those opportunities in 2018 with big appearances at the Savannah Stopover Music Festival in March, California’s Stagecoach Festival in April, as well as the Old Settler’s Music Festival near Austin in April. In between he’ll be playing shows throughout the South, Midwest, Texas, and up the West Coast on a headlining tour just announced.
Colter is one of those artists you better damn well see while you have the opportunity to catch him in intimate settings. At only 22-years-old, you may have plenty of time to see him in the future, but with this level of talent and interest, it may not be in the mid-sized club, small theater level for much longer.
His self-titled album produced by Dave Cobb has been a favorite of many for one of the best country records in 2017.
Colter Wall Early 2018 Tour Dates:
March 8 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
March 9 – Charleston, SC – The Royal American
March 10 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Music Festival
March 12 – Tupelo, MS – Blue Canoe
March 21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Studio
March 23 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
March 24 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
March 27 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
March 28 – Milwaukee, WI – The Backroom @ Colectivo Coffee
March 29 – Davenport, IA – The Raccoon Motel
March 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi Indianapolis
March 31 – Detroit, MI – El Club
April 4 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater
April 6 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
April 7 – Washington, D.C. – U Street Music Hall
April 11 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
April 14 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
April 15 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
April 20 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
April 21 – Dale, TX – Old Settler’s Music Festival
April 22 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Upstairs
April 25 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
April 27 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
April 29 – Indio, CA – Stagecoach Festival
April 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre (with Paul Cauthen, Josh Hedley)
May 2 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
May 4 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
May 5 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 23 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium (w/ Margo Price)
December 13, 2017 @ 9:33 am
This just made me check whether he was coming to the UK and he is, in February. With Tyler bloody Childers!
There IS a god.
December 13, 2017 @ 1:03 pm
you lucky duck.
December 13, 2017 @ 9:36 am
Got to see him at a small venue of about 150 people or so in Columbus, OH when he opened for Margo Price. Even got to talk to him before his set when I spotted him ordering a drink at the bar. Not many knew who he was because they were there to see Margo. It was pretty cool. Class guy as well!
The Ghost of Buckshot Jones
December 20, 2017 @ 8:28 am
Yea, pretty decent set even if his acoustics were garbage that night. Margo lit the place up.
December 13, 2017 @ 9:50 am
Looking forward to that show at the Roxy – great lineup and the venues are getting bigger (he played the Hotel Cafe a couple months ago, and that holds 150). Saw him open up for Amanda Shires last year and for Jerry Lee Lewis a few weeks ago, and he was fantastic!
Beast Amongst Human Sheep
December 13, 2017 @ 10:19 am
No Kansas City date? Oh well. Looks like an Oklahoma road trip to see that young man kick 10 tons of arse!
December 14, 2017 @ 9:09 am
That could be because he is scheduled for a showcase performance at the Folk Alliance Conference in February in Kansas City.
December 13, 2017 @ 10:31 am
I saw this on Facebook a few days ago. I can’t wait to see him when he finally comes to Charleston!
December 13, 2017 @ 10:36 am
Coming to Detroit. YEEHAW!
December 13, 2017 @ 10:39 am
Anyone been to the Raccoon Motel in Davenport before? Looks super small. Wondering if its worth the drive.
December 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am
My folks place is about a half hour from Davenport. I have been to the Raccoon Motel a couple times, very small venue but very cool as well! A lot to do in Downtown Davenport as well I would recommend going. I live in Kansas City now but will probably come back for this show.
December 13, 2017 @ 2:35 pm
I live in Davenport. You’ll like it. The guy who runs this, Sean Moller, was the guy behind Daytrotter. He left that to run this and puts on a couple music festivals a year as well. Like R2D2 said, there’s a lot to do between Downtown Davenport and the Village of East Davenport, especially if you’re into music and craft beer.
December 13, 2017 @ 4:43 pm
Sean Moeller does great with getting talent at the Raccoon Motel. I’ve seen The Deslondes there, as well as Mike and the Moonpies! Pretty sure Dale Watson has played there too. Won’t be able to see Colter Wall in a venue like this again I am guessing!
December 13, 2017 @ 5:01 pm
And we’ve had Whitney Rose come through a bunch of times too!
December 13, 2017 @ 5:05 pm
Yeah dale just played there a couple of months ago. I missed that show, but now he’s playing in Dubuque which is closer to me anyway which is great. Definitely going to try to make Tyler’s show, sounds like a cool venue.
December 14, 2017 @ 7:44 am
Thanks for everyones responses. I think I may try to make it out there!
December 13, 2017 @ 10:52 am
Trigger, any idea if he’s bringing a backing band with him for these shows? He mentioned towards the end of November that he was no longer with the Speedy Creek Band. Shame because that fiddle player really was outstanding.
In other news…How awesome would it be if Colter and Childers did an album together?
December 13, 2017 @ 10:55 am
He’s the second coming of Townes Van Zant
December 13, 2017 @ 11:03 am
Saw him this fall. He is the antithesis of most of what passes for a county artist today. He developed an interest in Blues and Appalachian Music and you can hear the influence in his music. Praise from Lucinda Williams, Rick Rubin and Steve Earle was more than enough for me to check him out. His music and voice sound as if they come from a 50 year old veteran of the road. Go see him!
December 13, 2017 @ 1:02 pm
I agree that he is more country than what passes, but have heard him on video and at a show refer to himself as folk. Then again when I saw him it was just him and no band, so it was definitely more folk that night. Not that any of that matters, he was great.
December 13, 2017 @ 4:35 pm
Thats because Colter is not a country artist, period. He is a modern day folk artist, a little bit Woody Guthrie, a bit Townes Van Zandt and a few other influences as well. I still don’t understand the people here and in publication who are determined to label him as some sort of great savior for country music, hes nothing of the sort. Talented yes, of course. And yes there are some folks who straddle the lines between country, folk, blues. Ray Wylie Hubbard and Steve Earle are examples. Perhaps he may evolve a bit, keep in mind hes very young and his first record is reminiscent of Justin Townes Earles first efforts. No matter, though the Americana people are lapping Colter up and making him a big name.
December 14, 2017 @ 7:00 am
Folk and Country are sitting next to each other on a very fine line… or at least they should be. While I would agree that Colter Wall is more Folk than Country, he could without a doubt fit into the “Country” genre no problem. I think of it like the song Sweet Home Alabama. It’s not a country song, but when they play it on country stations nobody is bothered by it, because it can fit into country. That’s how I’d like to see Mr. Wall evolve. Certainly he shouldn’t change his style, people need to change theirs.
December 14, 2017 @ 8:27 am
Americana people? As what, opposed to Country people? Evolve into what exactly? Please let me know where all the boundaries are for the boxes that county, folk, blues, bluegrass, etc. fall into. This would help me as to not make any mistakes in the future.
December 14, 2017 @ 12:02 pm
Haha, I hear ya Bill. I’m one of those middle age dinasaurs that Gasp…actually still categorizes my music! I know…I know…lame…all hail the monogenre!
As for Americana vs Country audience, I have been driving in both lanes a long time too. In general tho, I see a difference in crowd types. The Americana folks are often the urban, college educated with a bit of money. They see themselves as having very discriminating taste.
Country crowd is more a good time party bunch, good ol boys and gals, bikers, working class folks. Personally, I like the country crowd more, but I probably fit in better with the Americana movement. I’m a contradiction for sure. But, I do drive a pickup truck and hunt…so go figure.
Yeah I love bluegrass but see it as a cousin to country. Same with folk, related but still it’s own critter. Defining country is a never ending arguement. For me, George Jones, Hank, King George Strait, Frizzell, Jackson, Waylon, Loretta, Dolly, Tammy, Patty, Willie define it. But if you don’t play waltzs or shuffles then you might be a variant or further sub genre. Anyhow, just opinion.
December 14, 2017 @ 1:15 pm
Well Kevin, I’m an older dinosaur than that. I will be applying for Medicare in a couple of months. I have lived in different lanes in my lifetime, being a dairy farmer that didn’t have two disposable dimes to rub together, to being a regional sales rep. that became economically comfortable. I can’t argue with the folks that help define country music for you. Because of my age and personal preference, I would list a few different ones. As I have gotten older the lines that separate genres of music have blurred for me. In addition to listening to music, I love to read about the history of the artists. I know that many blues musicians growing up in the delta mid century, cited Jimmy Rodgers as one of their influences. Earlier black Music was a major influence on Jimmie. The influence and actual teaching provided much cross pollination of genres and culture. As I would learn about one artist, it would bring me to another. Before long it became a web of music that many would say gets too watered down to fit here or belongs there. I just thought it was all good music. It has just not mattered much to me where it gets categorized other than to know where to find it in the old time independent record stores. When I listen to music I can be all over the map. From Skip James to Lyle Lovett to Kitty Wells to C.J. Chenier. That’s just how my mind works
Have a good one.
December 14, 2017 @ 6:39 pm
If “Caroline”, “Thirteen Silver Dollars”, “Motorcycle”, etc; aren’t country songs then I don’t know what is – but I would know that Cash, Willie, and Waylon can’t be considered at all country either then…
December 14, 2017 @ 7:27 pm
Thanks for sharing. It appears we think differently on Colter. I have seen him live and spoke to his merch guy. Colter sees himself as folk. He hasn’t made any moves to market himself as a country artist. His preferred performing style is solo acoustic. His picking style is folk, song structures are folk.Maybe we can at least agree he’s a good singer songwriter. But hey, call it whatever you like. The battles here on this site over what is country and what ain’t will continue!
December 14, 2017 @ 8:06 pm
He definitely has other influences – same as most – but country legends are a huge part of that influence.
December 13, 2017 @ 11:10 am
Alright, I can respect this. Going to add this hombre to my playlist.
December 13, 2017 @ 11:32 am
Got my pre-sale tickets this morning!
December 13, 2017 @ 11:43 am
Nice. Didn’t think he’d stop in NYC.
December 13, 2017 @ 12:01 pm
Watched him last night at a nightclub downtown Calgary. Great show, the place was packed too. No backing band. I preferred that though.
December 13, 2017 @ 1:50 pm
There has been some shakeup in his band recently. I’ve always thought of him first and foremost as a solo performer.
December 13, 2017 @ 4:55 pm
True, most of his songs sound great alone. I was really hoping he would bring that kick drum he has in some of his YouTube videos though. The crowd filled in with some stomps and claps here and there.
December 13, 2017 @ 12:48 pm
Man, is this how people look at musicians like Colter these days?
December 13, 2017 @ 1:02 pm
The Backroom at Colectivo—Milwaukee Here I Come!
December 13, 2017 @ 1:16 pm
stoked for the OKC show. this will be my second time seeing Colter Wall live. Great guy and one of the best out there right! 👍
December 13, 2017 @ 2:08 pm
Here are some of my photos from Nov 2nd in Toronto.
December 13, 2017 @ 3:55 pm
Seattle in May! Saw him with Whitey Morgan in DC a while back. Fantastic.
December 13, 2017 @ 7:05 pm
I will be at that show no doubt. I saw him open for Amanda Shires at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard last year. He was great.
December 13, 2017 @ 6:03 pm
He needs to add a Spokane show on his way back east
December 14, 2017 @ 9:50 am
I was listening to this guy some more yesterday evening and I couldn’t help notice that on several songs he sounds like his got cotton balls in his mouth. Overall, I do like his deeper and gritty voice but he needs to sing a little clearer or something. Glad he’s got that pedal steel in his music. It’s not very pronounced though. Seems like they just wanted to focus mainly on his voice and guitar only which is fine. Going to keep listening to him and get to his other album eventually.
December 14, 2017 @ 4:28 pm
Wow, hes a Canadian kid from Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Will have to check him out.
December 14, 2017 @ 7:09 pm
His dad is the Premier of the province.
December 14, 2017 @ 7:11 pm
No shit, his old man is Brad…cool👍👍
December 15, 2017 @ 7:29 am
That’s weird, his self titled Colter Wall album was released after Imaginary Appalachia but I can’t get it or have to pre-order Imaginary Appalachia because “the title will be released on January 19, 2018”
December 15, 2017 @ 12:15 pm
My guess is Colter’s label Thirty Tigers is reissuing the first release since it was released independently initially. That will put vinyl back in stock and give him the ability to get better publishing opportunities, etc.
December 15, 2017 @ 9:32 am
I saw him open for Cody Jinks earlier this year. He is quite a find, and I think we will hear a lot from him in upcoming years. Got first row seats to see him next year!
December 15, 2017 @ 5:27 pm
Picture got my attention. I have the same Martin, only in a lefty burst. It would’ve been nice if he could’ve played a show here in Birmingham, AL.