Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Details Guest-Filled ‘Gnomes & Badgers’ & Shares Single


Late last year, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe revealed their first new album in five years was on its way. Today, KDTU announced Gnomes & Badgers will be released March 8 via Seven Spheres Records and includes a number of special guests. Denson’s outfit also shared the LP’s lead single, “I’m Your Biggest Fan.”

Karl Denson is a patriarch of the jam scene whose resume includes stints with Lenny Kravitz, Phil Lesh and The Rolling Stones. The current Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe lineup finds the legendary musician joined by guitarist DJ Williams, lap steel guitarist Seth Freeman, trumpeter Chris Littlefield, organist David Veith, bassist Chris Stillwell and drummer Zak Najor. Gnomes & Badgers features guests appearances from The Rolling Stones keyboardist and Allman Brothers Band alum Chuck Leavell, guitar-slinging singer-songwriter Lukas Nelson, New Orleans guitar hero Anders Osborne, Austin producer and multi-instrumentalist Adrian Quesada and NOLA R&B royalty Ivan Neville.

“As a writer and a human being, I’m affected by what goes on around me,” Denson said in a statement about the album. “I’ve always been interested in politics, and what I’m seeing now just disturbs me. I saw this idea of Gnomes & Badgers — which are the different people in the world, the different parties on the left and the right—as a great way to frame the political debate and the debate about listening to each other. Somebody needs to say something, and hopefully I can say it in a way that will make people reconsider how they think about things.” Listen to “I’m Your Biggest Fan” below:

Gnomes & Badgers Tracklist

  1. What If You Knew
  2. Gossip
  3. Change My Way
  4. I’m Your Biggest Fan
  5. Can We Trade
  6. Millvale, PA
  7. Something Sweet
  8. Falling Down
  9. Time To Pray
  10. Smart Boy
  11. Just Remembered

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