The Word Detail First String Of Dates | Share Single

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The Word, a supergroup which features Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Chris Chew, Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson, have detailed a series of upcoming appearances in support of their long-awaited sophomore studio album, Soul Food. The band has also shared the album’s first single.

[Photo by Joshua Timmermans]

For now, The Word have six dates on the books -five festival appearances and a Jazz Fest late night at The Joy Theater in New Orleans on April 26. The Word are set to perform at Wanee, Hangout, Jazz Fest, All Good and Forecastle in the coming months.

Today, The Word have released the first single off Soul Food, which is due out on May 5 from Vanguard Records. The instrumental “Come By Here” starts with a fire-y dual lead from Robert and Luther, before Medeski steps up with riveting synth and organ work. Luther then unleashes a powerful solo that helps take the song home. Check out the radio edit of “Come By Here”:

The Word’s Soul Food is currently available for pre-order.

The Word Tour Dates

4/17 -Wanee Festival -Live Oak, FL
4/26 -Joy Theater -New Orleans, LA
4/30 -Jazz Fest -New Orleans, LA
5/14 -Hangout Festival -Gulf Shores, AL
7/9 -All Good Music Festival -Summit Point, WV
7/17 -Forecastle -Louisville, KY