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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sandi Thom Premieres Flesh And Blood: The Controversial New Video



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.
To celebrate the “Flesh And Blood” release, on Thursday September 20th, Sandi will perform an intimate concert at London’s Gibson Guitar Studios (29-35 Rathbone St, W1T 1NJ). 
Fans who want to attend can apply for strictly limited free-of-charge guest list places by emailing their name and address to enquiries@guardianangelsrecords.com.
The lucky applicants will then be contacted prior to the event with further information. For media ticket requests please contact Noble PR.


“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.”


LYME REGIS MARINE THEATRE
Saturday 27 October

Tickets: £15.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 01297 442138
Doors: 8.30pm
Church Street, Lyme Regis
Dorset DT7 3QA
www.marinetheatre.com
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
FALMOUTH PRINCES PAVILLION
Sunday 4 November

Tickets: £14.00 adv / £16.00 door
Box Office: 01326 211222
Doors: 8.00pm
41 Melvill Road,Falmouth
Cornwall,TR11 4AR
www.carrickleisureservices.org.uk
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
Wednesday 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
POOLE MR KYPS
Thursday 8 November

Tickets: £10.00 adv / £13.00 door
Box Office: 01202 748 945
Doors: 8.00pm
8a Parr Street, Lower Parkstone, Poole,
Dorset BH14 0JY
www.mrkyps.net
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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Sandi Thom Essential Web Links
Sandi Thom: Official Website
www.sandithom.com
Guardian Angels Records:
www.guardianangelsrecords.com
Sandi Thom: Twitter
www.twitter.com/sandi_thom 
Sandi Thom: Facebook
www.facebook.com/sandithom
Sandi Thom: YouTube
www.youtube.com/sandithom
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