Jason Eady Shares “Waiting To Shine” From Self-Titled Album out 4/21 via
US Tour Dates Announced
Album Embraced by NPR Music, Rolling Stone Country and more
On April 21, Jason Eady returns with his first album in more than three years in partnership with Thirty Tigers. The self-titled release marks his sixth full-length effort and finds the Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist merging his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots-oriented sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting.
This week, Eady shared “Waiting To Shine,” the third single from the forthcoming album. Taste of Country called the song “infectious.”Â
Stream “Waiting To Shine” via Soundcloud:
Jason EadyÂ is now available for pre-order via hisÂ websiteÂ andÂ iTunes. Fans will receive instant downloads of “Waiting To Shine,” “Barabbas” and “Why I Left Atlanta” with their pre-order.
Eady recently showcased at SXSW ’17 and caught the attention of Rolling Stone, who said, “Eady previewed his upcoming eponymous album with a set of writerly songs in the key of Merle Haggard, full of just-right details. Eady is a thoughtful tunesmith and performer, confident in precisely who he is at this stage of his career.”
Recently, NPR Music premiered “Barabbas,” the second song to be released from the forthcoming album.Â
Rolling Stone CountryÂ previously sharedÂ “Why I Left Atlanta,” the first single to be released from the forthcoming album. Robert Crawford called the self-titled release “…an acoustic-heavy album that makes room for electricity, eclecticism and guest appearances, with Eady serving as the master of ceremonies.”
Eady’s self-titled release is the follow up to 2014â€™s critically praised Daylight/DarkÂ â€” an album that â€œbelongs on a shelf next to Dwight Yoakamâ€™s Buenos Noches from a Lonely Room, Joe Elyâ€™s Letter to Laredo, and yes, even Willie Nelsonâ€™s Phases and Stages,â€ according to AllMusicâ€”Eadyâ€™s latest finds the Fort Worth, Texas-based artist again teaming up with producer Kevin Welch. Now longtime collaborators (with their past efforts including 2012â€™s AM Country Heaven, a top 40 debut on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart), Eady and Welch worked closely in crafting the albumâ€™s acoustic-driven yet lushly textured aesthetic.
â€œAt the beginning I told everyone I wanted to make a record where, if the power went out, we could still sit down and play all the songs the exact same way,â€ says Eady, who points out that steel guitar is the only electric instrument featured on the album.
Despite its subtle approach, the album radiates a warm vitality thatâ€™s got much to do with Eadyâ€™s gift for nuanced yet unaffected slice-of-life storytelling.
â€œIâ€™ve always been drawn to writing thatâ€™s got a simplicity to it, where youâ€™re digging deep into real day-to-day life,â€ he notes. Here, that means touching on such matters as turning 40 (on the reflective, soul-stirring â€œ40 Yearsâ€), his daughterâ€™s growing up and going off to college (on the sweetly heartbreaking â€œNot Too Loudâ€), and the everyday struggle to â€œembrace the messy parts of life instead of trying to get the point where youâ€™ve somehow fixed all your problemsâ€ (on â€œRain,â€ a joyfully determined anthem featuring SteelDrivers fiddler Tammy Rogers). Throughout the album, Eadyâ€™s soulfully rugged voice blends in beautiful harmonies with his wife, singer/songwriter Courtney Patton.Â And on â€œNo Genie in This Bottle,â€ the legendary Vince GillÂ adds harmony vocals alongside Eady.
Jason Eady will tour in support of the new album in the coming months. Find a full list of tour dates below and at www.jasoneady.com.
3/25: Greenville, TX – Greenville Municipal Auditorium w/ Neal McCoy
3/26: The Woodlands, TX – Dosey Do w/ Courtney Patton & Drew Kennedy
4/4: Galway, Ireland – The Loft at Seven Bridge Street
4/5: Clifden, Ireland – Griffin’s Bar
4/14: Austin, TX – The Saxon Pub
4/15: Galveston, TX – Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
4/18: Little Rock, AR – The White Water Tavern
4/19: Nashville, TN – The Family Wash/Garage Coffee
4/20: Memphis, TN – Growlers
4/21: Oklahoma City, OK – The Blue Door
4/26: San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint
4/27: Houston, TX – McGonigelâ€™s Mucky Duck
4/28: Fredericksburg, TX – Luckenbach Dance Hall
5/6: New Braunfels, TX – Wein and Saengerfest
5/7: Fort Worth, TX – Live Oak Music Hall
5/27: Vicenza, Italy – Country Road Clubhouse w/ Courtney Patton
6/17: Aubrey, TX – Aubrey Festival Grounds
6/24: Filer, ID – HWY 30 Music Fest
6/30: Belleville, IL – Eckert’s Country Store
7/14: Arlington, TX – Levitt Pavilion
7/28: Sugar Creek, MO – La Benite Park
8/19: Angels Camp, CA – Calaveras County Fairgrounds
3) Black Jesus
4) No Genie in This Bottle
5) Why I Left Atlanta
7) Where I’ve Been
8) Waiting to Shine
9) Not Too Loud
10) 40 Years