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Showing posts with label American Songwriter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label American Songwriter. Show all posts

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dex Romweber Announces Solo Album, Launches New Track "Trouble of the World" via American Songwriter

Dex Romweber Announces Solo Album Carrboro, Out On September 9

*Track Premiere of "Trouble of the World" via American Songwriter

*Album pre-order / new tour dates with J.D. Wilkes


Former Flat Duo Jets leader and rockabilly, garage legend Dex Romweber will release a new solo album Carrboro on Bloodshot Records on September 9th. American Songwriter premiered the album’s lead single “Trouble of the World” – a song suggestive of Romweber’s earlier projects Flat Duo Jets and Dex Romweber Duo.

Carrboro is now available for pre-order on CD/LP/digital formats:

On the new album, Dex assumes several musical mantles (and uncharacteristically plays all or many of the instruments). There’s the sparse and jumpy hillbilly liveliness of “Knock Knock (Who’s That Knockin’ On My Coffin Lid Door?)” with help from Rick Miller of Southern Culture On The Skids; “Lonesome Train,” originally recorded by Cecilia Batten in nearby Chapel Hill in 1957; and a take on the T. Bone Burnett-penned “I Don’t Know,” sung by Ryan Bingham and The Dude for the film Crazy Heart (says Dex: “the lyrics seem to be so much about my own life… damn I just had to record it”). With the fuller sound of the New Romans, a 10-piece Chapel Hill collective, “Nightide” is a Tarantino grind on the surf-deck of the USS Enterprise, while Mahalia Jackson’s “Trouble of the World” throbs with a thrilling apocalyptic gloom.

In support of the new album, Dex also announced an extensive run of tour dates including a European festival as Flat Duo Jets and a September run with Legendary Shack Shakers’ J.D. Wilkes. All dates are available on Dex’s tour page and listed below, with more to come soon.

7/1 – Heavy Rebel Weekend – Winston-Salem, NC
7/3 – Honeysuckle Tea House – Chapel Hill, NC
7/7-9 – SJOCK – De Kempen, Belgium (as Flat Duo Jets)
7/21 – The Station – Carrboro, NC
9/7 – Grey Eagle Music Hall – Asheville, NC*
9/8 – Martin’s Downtown – Roanoke, VA*
9/9 – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA*
9/10 – Dogfish Head – Rehoboth, DE*
9/11 – Hill Country – Washington, DC*
9/13 – Atwoods – Cambridge, MA*
9/14 – Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY *
9/15 – Roxy and Dukes – Dunellen, NJ*
9/16 – Abilene Bar Longe – Rochester, NY *
9/17 – Village Idiot – Maumee, OH*
9/18 – PJ’s Lager House – Detroit, MI *
9/20 – Brauerhouse, Lombard, IL*
9/22 – Southgate House, Newport, KY*
9/23 – Willie’s – Lexington, KY*
9/24 – Americana Music Festival – Nashville, TN

* = with JD Wilkes

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

American Songwriter Premieres David Olney's Video for "Sad Saturday Night" Starting June 23rd

Monday June 23rd

Starting Monday, June 23rd, national magazine, American Songwriter will be premiering David Olney’s full length video for “Sad Saturday Night” from his forthcoming release, When The Deal Goes Down, on Deadbeet Records. This will be located on their website:  and will run all week until Friday June 27th. This will be a great part of promoting this unique songwriter and roots music icon.
Produced by David Olney and Mark Robinson and recorded/mixed at Guido’s Studios South in Nashville, When the Deal Goes Down presents a dozen tales of roots music mayhem and delight, with the acclaimed singer/ songwriter backed by a cadre of some of Music City’s most creative players, including long-time Olney compadre Sergio Webb on guitar. The new album is the first time Olney and Robinson have worked together.
In this video, shot late at night in Nashville, David walks continuously through the streets looking at windows, staring at the people and obviously thinking about things as he does. He recruited Annie McCue, a California musician herself, to be the tuba player following the man around town, and with a pinstripe suit and a derby hat, it was a match made in video heaven. He picked her because of her mixed bag of auras that range to “angelic”, “Charlie Chaplin-esque” and “fearless”.
“Olney has created such a memorable set of distinctive characters and dramatic scenarios … seems like a soundtrack to a novella or stage production.” --- Michael Berick, Blurt Magazine
So tune to starting Monday 6/23 and be Olney-ized….