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Blackberry Smoke Performs on “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Blackberry Smoke performed on “Last Call with Carson Daly.” The segment, which was filmed live earlier this month at L.A.’s The Fonda Theatre, features the band performing two songs: “Run Away From It All” featuring special guest Keith Nelson (watch/share here) and “I’ll Keep Ramblin’” (watch/share here).  

Both songs are from the band’s new album, Find A Light, which was released last year to widespread acclaim. It debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country, entered at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the BillboardAmericana/Folk Albums chart. Of the album, NPR Music praises, “…Find a Light pushes the envelope while providing that famous Blackberry Smoke autonomy, delivered with soulful vocals, haunting harmonies and kick ass songs,” while Relix declares, “Blackberry Smoke have long been heirs to the road-warrior mantle established by their classic-rock and country heroes. And, with their sixth full-length album, Find A Light, the quintet has now firmly established an authentic legacy of their own.”

Following the album’s release, Blackberry Smoke returned to the studio and recorded The Southern Ground Sessions. Created as an accompaniment to Find A Light, the 6-song EP was recorded live at Southern Ground studio in Nashville, TN and features acoustic versions of five album tracks as well as a rendition of Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky” featuring Amanda Shires. Of the EP, Rolling Stone Country praises, “Blackberry Smoke’s crunchy Southern rock may be made for fuzzed-out electric guitars, but their songs sure do translate well to being played acoustically,” while Guitar World states, “With the new EP, a band that has defied critics to pigeonhole them have further proven that there is no one genre that can contain their versatile sound.”

In celebration of these releases, the band will tour extensively throughout 2019 including two sold-out shows this weekend at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium as well as a series of stripped-down shows this spring as part of their “Break It Down Tour”—the band’s first-ever acoustic tour. The band will also perform a series of shows in South America and Europe as well as several dates with Tedeschi Trucks Band this summer as part of their “Wheels of Soul Tour.” See below for complete details.  

Blackberry Smoke is Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards). Since their debut in 2004, the band has independently released six full-length records and has toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. In addition to their work as musicians, Blackberry Smoke remains committed to charitable work and has raised nearly $200,000 benefiting children’s cancer research.

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  1. Love this band. Seems everything they do just works, whether it’s their originals or the covers of songs from The Band or Tom Petty or Skynyrd or Dylan or Gram Parsons, and the cover of Elton John’s Burn Down The Mission last month was another well played surprise.

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