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On August 10, the Mississippi-bred singer & guitarist Jason Eady returns with a new album I Travel On. The album is his first to be recorded with his ace touring band who have been relentlessly touring behind Eady's critically acclaimed self-titled album that was released in 2017. GRAMMY-nominated musicians Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley accompanied Eady, his bandmates and wife Courtney Patton to round out the lineup that would execute the live, single-take sessions.
Today, Eady released "Calaveras County," the first single to be released from the forthcoming album. Today, Noisey premiered the song and described the album as having "...a cohesive sound that feels weighted with meaning.
With his catalog spanning from blues-infused Americana to bare-bones reimagining of classic country, Eady's seventh full-length takes on a looser, livelier, more groove-driven sound than ever before. But while I Travel On brims with a feel-good spontaneity, the Fort Worth-based artist continues to instill each song with the subtle insight and emotional depth that makes his music so powerful.
"One of the best things about making this album is that it was all done live-just six guys with acoustic instruments sitting in a room together, playing these songs we'd been working out for a while on the road," says Eady. "Having Rob & Trey join us in the studio sparked a whole new fire to give it that spontaneous feel. The whole process was magic."
In another departure from his previous work, Eady wrote most of I Travel On in a month-long burst of creativity. "Normally I take my pick of the songs I've come up with since the last album, but this time I was writing specifically for this record," he says. "And because the album's so groove-centered, I focused on the way words rolled off the tongue and how they moved with the music. If something felt good to sing, I just let it be instead of going back and editing myself like I might've done in the past."
Eady's self-titled 2017 release was embraced by Rolling Stone, Wide Open Country,Saving Country Music
and Noisey, who called the album "A self-titled 10-song collection of classic, heart-wrenching, delicate country."
Jason Eady will tour throughout the rest of 2018 in support of I Travel On. Find a full list of tour dates below.
1) I Lost My Mind in Carolina
2) Now or Never
3) Happy Man
4) Calaveras County
5) Always a Woman
6) That's Alright
7) Below the Waterline
8) Pretty When I Die
9) She Had to Run
10) The Climb
11) I Travel On
6/8: San Angelo, TX- House of Fifi Dubois
6/9: San Saba, TX - Digg's
6/16: Yukon, OK - PVT
7/5: El Dorado, AR - The Griffin
7/6: Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
7/7: Belleville, IL - Eckert's
7/8: Harrisburg, IL- Morello's Banquet
7/10: Yorkville, IL - Law Office
7/11: Saint Paul, MN - Turf Club
7/12: Platteville, WI - Public House
7/13: Green Bay, WI - Lyric Room
7/14: Waterloo, IA - Buck's Bar and Grill
7/17: Houston, TX - Mcgonigel's Mucky Duck
7/18: Fort Worth, TX - Fort Worth Live
7/19: Austin, TX - The Saxon Pub
7/20: New Braunfels, TX - Freheit Country Store
7/21: Oklahoma City, OK - The Blue Door
8/3: Ft. Collins, CO - Magic Rat
8/4: Red River, NM - Motherlode Saloon
8/5: Denver, CO - Soiled Dove
8/7: Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
8/10: Challis, ID - Braun Bros
8/12: Bozeman, MT- Filling Station
8/16: Republic, WA- Republic Brewing
8/17: Bellingham, WA -Firefly Lounge
8/18: Helix, OR - Wheatstock Music
8/19: Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
8/21: Portland, OR - White Eagle
9/6: Taos, NM - Big Barn Dance
9/7: Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic
9/14: Mobile, TN - The Listening Room
9/15: New Orleans, LA - Chickie Wah Wah
9/16-18: Galveston, TX - TX Country Cruise.