Friday, October 13th, 2017
(Nashville, Tennessee…) – November 21, 2016 – Jason Boland, one of the leading lights in the Red Dirt music scene, and eclectic singer/songwriter/producer Shooter Jennings have teamed up for a tour that will hit 10 markets beginning December 9, 2016. The unique acoustic tour will see the two share the stage for the entire show, swapping songs and stories about music and the road.
Friendship between the two creative minds dates back at least five years, when Shooter co-produced Jason Boland & The Stragglers’ Rancho Alto album in 2011. Soon after Shooter signed with Red 11 Music for booking this year, the company’s Jon Folk suggested they hit the road together.
This year has been a busy one for Shooter. His Black Country Rock label released his Countach (for Giorgio)album in March. Comprised of songs composed or inspired by production pioneer Giorgio Moroder, the collage style journey through 80s and 90s culture, innovative songwriting, genre-bending fiddle-meets-synthesizer soundscapes included guest appearances by Brandi Carlile, Marilyn Manson, Steve Young and Lord British Richard Garriott.
On election day he released Black Ribbons: The Ultimate Edition, a remastered version of his 2010 genre-breaking, dystopian concept album narrated by famed horror author Stephen King. He supported the new album with a provocative limited audio series entitled “Beyond The Black,” which takes music lovers song by song through the story of Black Ribbons and how the concepts and theories behind the project still ring true today. He also dishes on politics, conspiracy theories and more on the weekly series, which is available now at http://beyondthe.black.
Jason Boland/Shooter Jennings Tour Dates:
9 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
10 New York, NY American Beauty
11 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
12 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
13 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
14 Charleston, SC The Pour House
15 Macon, GA Cox Capitol Theatre
16 Avondale Estates, GA Avondale Towne Cinema
17 Newport, KY The Southgate House Revival
18 Nashville, TN City Winery
Tickets are on sale now at ShooterJennings.com and TheStragglers.com.
In this episode Shooter Jennings discusses the topic of the Holographic Universe, the possibility that we are living in a ‘Matrix’ or a Simulation as well as some of the other topics that influenced Everything Else Is Illusion and God Bless Alabama from “Black Ribbons”
Okay, folks! It’s out! Episode 2 of Beyond The Black has arrived! This edition, titled “Don’t Feed The Animals / The Breaking Point” tackles the subjects of the beast within, good people ‘breaking bad’, the monsters among us, and more!
Tune in right now at www.beyondthe.black and join us for yet another trip in the dark and devastating tales that inspired ‘Black Ribbons’ #beyondtheblack
And remember the Black Ribbon Ultimate Edition will be released on Election Day, November 8th 2016 featuring a double remastered LP, one CD of the album, once CD filled with outtakes, a limited rare collection Archetype Card, and a download card filled with everything plus 6+ hours of extras, including the entire #beyondtheblack series!
Happy Birthday to the Colonel Jon Hensley. If you knew him, if you loved him, please buy this limited edition run of Colonel Birthday Bash merch. 100% of all proceeds go to the Colonel Jon Hensley Memorial fund. Help us celebrate our fearless leader. This design will never be reprinted, so get them while we got them.
In the premiere episode of Beyond the Black episode, Shooter Jennings discusses the inspiration for the album Black Ribbons, the message and mentality of the fictional band Hierophant, the Franklin Scandal, Ophiuchus, the death of Princess Diana as well as many other stories and tales!
For more information, or for a list of all episodes available, please visit beyondthe.black.
Starting August 13th, the limited audio series Beyond The Black, hosted by Shooter Jennings, will take the listener into the dark recesses of the conspiracy counter culture and the hollow walls of the unknown! Hear the stories and tales that inspired Jennings’ 2010 album Black Ribbons and tread some new dark strange paths along the way!
Beyond The Black episodes will be delivered on the official Beyond The Black website at beyondthe.black.
Dig Marilyn Manson? Bowie? Retro gaming? Shooter Jennings? A proper story? Haircare? Sex for all the wrong reasons? Arson? Hollywood? Naked bodies floating through space? Pixel art? Joy? Trans Ams? The End Times?
If you answered ‘Yes!’ to any of these, you need to watch the new Shooter Jennings video from yours truly here at BCR: “Cat People.” Vocals by Marilyn Manson; music by David Bowie; inspiration by and dedicated to Giorgio Moroder; video directed by Valenberg & Blake Judd; and pixel art animation by Valenberg.
Click here to watch with YouTube!
Shooter says: “I love this song, Manson’s vocals, and Valenberg’s pixel art. It’s like a Super Nintendo version of a John Carpenter film.” Like what you’ve seen and heard today? Keep a close eye on us over the next couple months: Shit’s gonna get real around here and we think you’re gonna like it.