Fred Eaglesmith set to new CD
Thursday, March 6, 2008
– April 15 may be tax day, but the news is better than that for Fred Eaglesmith fans because the Canadian rootsy singer is releasing his 17th disc, "Tinderbox" that day.
Eaglesmith produced the CD with Scott Merritt. "Tinderbox" draws from folk, country,
rock, gospel, old time music, bluegrass and spoken word. The disc is being released by Eaglesmith's A Major Label independent record company imprint.
Eaglesmith songs have been recorded by Toby Keith, The Cowboy Junkies, Kasey Chambers, Mary Gauthier, Ralph Stanley II, Dar Williams and Todd Snider.
Eaglesmith also will be hitting the road to promote the CD. Tour dates are:
March 6 Goodfolk Productions Fayetteville, AR
April 3 The Haunt Ithaca, NY
April 4 Irvington Town Hall Theatre Irvington, NY
April 13 Club Helsinki Great Barrington, MA
April 14 The Tin Angel Philadelphia
April 15 Jammin Java Vienna, VA
April 17 Cafe Nine New Haven, CT
April 18 Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA
April 19 One Longfellow Square Portland, ME
April 20 Tommy Doyles Boston
April 25 The Iron Horse Northampton, MA
June 5-8 Roots on the River Bellows Falls, VT
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