Even after a decade-plus of success, country rocker Wade Bowen has raised the bar on his own rockstar reputation and evocative storytelling with his new album, Solid Ground, available now. He’s finding Solid Ground today at the top of the iTunes chart, as the new album soars to #1 on the Country Chart. This is Bowen’s first release on Thirty Tigers and was “the most demanding writing and recording experience of my career,” thanks in large part to his friend and respected East Nashville based producer, Keith Gattis.
Bowen’s mix of country, blues, rock and Americana has never blended as impactfully as on Solid Ground, which includes contributions from Miranda Lambert, Andrew Combs, Jack Ingram, Waylon Payne, Angaleena Presley, Jon Randall, Lucie Silvas, and Charlie Worsham among others. The players on the album are also a who’s who – Audley Freed (Black Crowes) on guitar, Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow) on guitar and lapsteel, Fred Eltringham (Wallflowers, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant) on drums, Billie Mercer (Ryan Adams, Lucinda Williams) on bass, and on keys, Jenn Gunderman (Sheryl Crow), Rami Jaffee (Wallflowers, Foo Fighters), and John Henry Trinko (Randy Houser).”
The three early tracks from Solid Ground set the album’s tone by conjuring nostalgia for lost love, departures, and the glory days. “Acuña” quickly found its way to #1 on the Texas radio charts; “Day of the Dead” notably features a “mariachi influence, with accordion, Spanish guitar and a horn section augmenting Bowen’s more familiar Red Dirt shuffle” (Rolling Stone); and “So Long Sixth Street” was dubbed “a woeful missive” (Entertainment Weekly).
The cover of Solid Ground depicts a weathered map stamped into the cracked red dirt of Texas. Early reviews of its country rock sound prove that Wade Bowen has readied an album fit for those whom Springsteen, Tom Petty and Mellencamp are as influential as Guy Clark.
SOLID GROUND TRACK LIST:
1. “Couldn’t Make You Love Me” written by Wade Bowen, Keith Gattis and Audley Freed2. “Day Of The Dead” written by Keith Gattis3. “So Long 6th Street (with Miranda Lambert and Jack Ingram)” written by Wade Bowen and Keith Gattis4. “Broken Glass (with Lucie Silvas)” written by Wade Bowen5. “Death, Dyin’ And Deviled Eggs (with Jon Randall)” written by Wade Bowen and John Randall6. “7:30” written by Wade Bowen, Angaleena Presley and Waylon Payne7. “Acuña” written by Wade Bowen, Keith Gattis and Audley Freed8. “Compass Rose” written by Wade Bowen and Andrew Combs9. “Anchor (with Lucie Silvas)” written by Wade Bowen and Jeremy Spillman10. “Fell In Love On Whiskey” written by Wade Bowen and Charlie Worsham11. “Calling All Demons” written by Wade Bowen and Seth James
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Feb 10 – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TNFeb 16 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OKFeb 17 – Viaero Event Center – Kearney, NEFeb 20 – Wade Bowen’s Alive & Alone Acoustical Extravaganza – Tomball, TXFeb 21 – Wade Bowen’s Alive and Alone Acoustical Extravaganza – Tomball, TXFeb 23 – Mohawk w/ Mayeux & Broussard – Austin, TXFeb 24 – Matagorda Co. Fair and Rodeo – Bay City, TXMar 02 – Hurricane Harry’s w/ Jake Ward – College Station, TXMar 03 – Miller Brewing Company – Fort Worth, TXMar 08 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DCMar 09 – Terminal 5 – New York, NYMar 16 – Rio Frio Fest – Concan, TXMar 17 – John T. Floore Country Store – Helotes, TXMar 24 – FireLake Arena w/ Josh Abbott Band – Shawnee, OKApr 12 – Brewster Street Icehouse – Corpus Christi, TXApr 13 – Galveston County Fair & Rodeo – Hitchcock, TXApr 14 – Montgomery County Fairgrounds – Conroe, TXApr 20 – Main Street Festival – Grand Prairie, TXApr 26 – Larry Joe Taylor Music Festival w/ Randy Rogers Band – Stephenville, TXJun 23 – Black Deer Festival w/ The Sheepdogs – Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Wade Bowen Social Media:
Website: http://www.wadebowen.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewadebowen/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WadeBowenInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/wadebowenYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/wadebowen
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Article courtesy of Country Music Tattle Tale