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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New release date for Sandi Thom's "Flesh And Blood" album



Sandi Thom releases new album
"Flesh and Blood" on September 17th

Produced by Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes
Featuring duet with the iconic Buffy Sainte-Marie

Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sandi Thom, best known for her 2006 No.1 hit single I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair), is pleased to confirm the September 17th release of her fourth studio album Flesh and Blood. Produced by the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, and featuring a rare duet with Buffy Sainte-Marie, the album was recorded at 16 Tons studio, Nashville, Tennessee, making it Sandi’s fourth album following 2010’s critically acclaimed Merchants and Thieves.

Sandi's new song, Sun Comes Crashing Down will be available as a free download from www.sandithom.com on Monday May 21st.

Flesh and Blood is a significant release, being Sandi’s sophomore studio album, released solely by her independent label Guardian Angels Records (distributed in the UK by Nova through Universal Music Operations).

The highly anticipated new album radiates the raunchy blues rock bravado of the opening track Help Me, followed by the country-flavoured Leadbelly classic In The Pines. The album also features the strutting, clavinet-led Stormy Weather; and the emotionally compelling finale Lay Your Burden Down.

The album features an all-star ensemble led by Black Crowes Rich Robinson, drummer Steve Gorman and fellow Black Crowe and widely travelled session guitarist Audley Freed, respected Nashville stars Mike Webb (keys/Dobro) and James Haggerty (bass) complete the line-up with special guest performances from Rolling Stones collaborator, saxophonist Bobby Keys, and stunning duet with the legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie on her 1992 classic The Big Ones Get Away.

“Sandi really stretched herself and made a bold new album,” reflects Rich Robinson, “Her songs are honest, vulnerable and very strong. Her vocal abilities are showcased really well, as is her guitar work, and harp playing. I think Sandi’s made a great record. It was a joy to work with her.”

Legendary classic rock producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa) also mixed two tracks, Sun Comes Crashing Down and a duet with Buffy Sainte-Marie on the latter’s classic song, The Big Ones Get Away.

“Sandi’s writing is fantastic,” says Shirley, “and her singing is wonderful. Sun Comes Crashing Down has all the right ingredients to be a hit.”

The intriguingly titled I Love You Like A Lunatic, is based on her “life-changing” love affair with superstar blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. The couple have been together three years now, living and loving on and off the road. Sandi likens it to a modern-day Johnny Cash and June Carter fairy-tale. “My life just turned crazy,” says Sandi. “Yet that’s what everybody wants, that insane kind of love that utterly consumes you.”

Sandi feels that Flesh and Blood is her coming of age album. “All I ever want to do is write songs that connect with people,” says Sandi. “With this album I’ve finally found a place where I can make the very best music I can achieve. The people that only know me from Punk Rocker won’t recognise me on this album. But they are going to find out another side of me.”

Download Sandi Thom's "Album Track-By-Track" commentary

LONDON ISLINGTON 02 ACADEMY 2
Thursday 1 November

Tickets: £17.50 adv / £18.50 door
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Doors: 7.00pm
N1 Centre 16 Parkfield Street London
www.ticketweb.co.uk

SOUTHAMPTON THE BROOK
Friday 2 November

Tickets: £13.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 023 8055 5366
Doors: 8.00pm
The Brook, 466 Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton SO17
www.the-brook.com

GATESHEAD SAGE HALL 2
Tuesday 6 November

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 0191 443 4661
Doors: 8.00pm
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
http://thesagegateshead.org

WOLVERHAMPTON ROBIN2
Thursday 7 November

Tickets: £12.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 01902 401211
Doors: 8.00pm
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk

LIVERPOOL ERICS
Friday 9 November

Tickets: £12.50
Box Office: 0151 236 9994
Doors: 8.00pm
9 Mathew Street, Liverpool, L2 6RE
www.ericslive.com

GLASGOW KING TUT’S
Saturday 10 November

Tickets: £12.00
On Stage: 8.00pm
272a St. Vincent Street, Glasgow
www.kingtuts.co.uk

ABERDEEN LEMON TREE
Sunday 11 November

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01224 642230
Book Online: www.ticketmaster.co.uk
5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT
www.lemontree.org

EDINBURGH HMV PICTURE HOUSE
Monday 12 November

Tickets: £15.00
HMV Tickets: 0843 221 0100 / TicketWeb: 0844 847 174
Venue Number: 0131 221 2280
Doors: 7.00pm
31 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2DJ
http://venues.meanfiddler.com

MILTON KEYNES THE STABLES
Wednesday 14 November

Tickets: £16.50
Box Office: 01908 280 800
On Stage: 8.00pm
Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU
www.stables.org

BURY THE MET
Thursday 15 November

Tickets: £12.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 0161 761 2216
Doors: 7.30pm / Stage: 8.00pm
Market Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0BW
www.themet.biz

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