PATTERSON HOOD RELEASES NEW ALBUM ON
SEPTEMBER 11 VIA ATO RECORDS
Patterson Hood will be releasing his third solo record, Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance, on September 11 on ATO Records. Hood co-produced the album with long time Drive-By Truckers' collaborator David Barbe, who also plays bass on the album.
All of his DBT band mates make appearances on the record (Mike Cooley, Jay Gonzalez, Brad Morgan and John Neff) as does Scott Danbom and Will Johnson from Centro-matic and Kelly Hogan. Hood's father, famed Muscle Shoals bassist, David Hood also plays on the record.
Hood originally started out writing a book that was a fictionalization of a very turbulent period of his life when he was 27. The book eventually stopped coming but the songs continued to pour out. Most of this album comes from a short period of time between February and June of 2011.
Below is a link to preview a track from the record called "Come Back Little Star". Says Hood:
"I co-wrote this song with my dear friend Kelly Hogan, who also came in to sing it with me. She began the lyrics as a song for our late dear friend Vic Chesnutt and I re-wrote it with the intention of her recording it for her album. She ended up letting me put it on my album and it's a highlight to me."
Hood and Downtown Rumblers will be previewing songs from the record with shows this weekend at XPoNential Music Festival in Philadelphia and the Bell House in Brooklyn. Their fall headline tour will be announced soon.
Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance track listing
2. Leaving Time
4. Better Off Without
After The Damage
7. Better Than The Truth
8. Betty Ford
9. Depression Era
10. Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance
11. Come Back Little Star
12. Fifteen Days (Leaving Again)
U.S. Tour Dates
July 20 Winston-Salem, NC Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art*
July 21 Camden, NJ XPoNential Music Festival*
July 23 Brooklyn, NY Bell House*
Aug 03 Charleston, SC Pour House**
Aug 16 Lexington, KY Lexington Opera House** w/ Todd Snider
Sep 14 Pinnacle, NC Jomeokee Music & Arts Festival*
Oct 12 Austin, TX ACL FESTIVAL*
*denotes shows with Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumbers
**denotes Patterson Hood solo shows
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