New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Grammy-nominated Nashville singer-songwriter Will Hoge has premiered his 11th studio album Anchors with AllMusic. The album is out tomorrow via Thirty Tigers.
writes, "his gifts as a lyricist and melodist are prodigious, and they're on ample display on tracks like the world-weary 'This Grand Charade' and the borderline-bawdy 'This Ain't An Original Sin.'"
Elmore Magazine calls Anchors "stunning" and his "strongest album" to date. The Daily Country says, "Hoge employs every weapon in his vast musical arsenal to deliver what may be his finest work yet," and the Americana Music
Show writes, "every tune here displays his mastery as a songwriter and performer,"
Rolling Stone Country premiered Anchors' rootsy debut single "Little Bit Of Rust," featuring guest vocals from Sheryl Crow
(listen HERE). The Tennessean debuted "Baby's Eyes," noting, "fans of Tom Petty
and The Byrds will find a lot to love in its steady groove, and the sweet morsels of 12-string guitar and glockenspiel chiming in on the refrain" (listen HERE). American Songwriter premiered "As Young As We Will Ever Be," calling it "a rollicking, Springsteen-esque rocker with a killer guitar solo" (listen HERE). The Boot premiered "17," a "breeezy, nostalgic" track that was inspired by hearing his two sons making music in the family garage.
In between working on his own music and crafting hit songs for others (Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum), Hoge is busy with the launch of Nashville Elcectric Transportation, his new Tesla-only electric car service. Read about it here and here.
Hoge will embark on US tour in August, which will include a performance at this year's AmericanaFest.
Anchors Track List:
2. This Grand Charade
Bit of Rust (feat. Sheryl Crow)
4. Cold Night in Santa
5. Baby's Eyes
6. This Ain't An Original Sin
7. Through Missing You
9. Angels Wings
11. Young As We Will Ever Be
Will Hoge Tour Dates:
Aug. 9th - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry House
Aug. 11th - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
Aug. 12th - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
Aug. 13th - Port Clinton, OH - The Listening Room
Aug. 18th - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
Aug. 19th - Nashville, TN - 3rd and Lindsley
Aug. 20th - Nashville, TN - 3rd and Lindsley
Aug. 26th - Youngstown, OH - JD's Summer Songfest
Sep. 6th - New Orleans, LA - The Parish at the House of Blues
Sep. 7th - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
Sep. 8th - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
Sep. 9th - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
Sep. 13th - Durham, NC - Motorco Music
Sep. 14th - Charleston, SC - Music
Sep. 15th - Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm & Roots
Sep. 16th - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
Sep. 17th - Memphis, TN - New Daisy
Sep. 19th - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel
Sep. 20th - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
Sep. 21st - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
Sep. 22nd - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
Sep. 23rd - Washington, DC - The Hamilton
Sep. 29th - Milwaukee, WI - Colectivo Coffee
Sep. 30th - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
Oct. 1st - Indianapolis, IN - Hi Fi
Oct. 3rd - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads Saloon
Oct. 4th - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
Oct. 5th - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Oct. 6th - Chicago, IL - Joe's
Oct. 7th - Kankakee, IL - 360
Oct. 12th - Chattanooga, TN - Revelry Room
Oct. 14th - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
Oct. 15th - Tampa, FL - The Attic
Oct. 26th - San Antonio, TX - Sam's Burger Joint
Oct. 27th - Houston, TX - Heights Theater
Oct. 28th - Austin, TX - Antones
Oct. 29th - Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theater.