Ben Kweller @ Terminal 5 (more by Eric M. Townsend)
ATO Records is excited to announce the release of Ben Kweller's new record on February 3, 2009. The album is his fourth full-length and is called Changing Horses. It was produced by Kweller and recorded mostly in Austin, TX, where he and his family recently re-located. The title is meaningful as it represents a sea change for the 27-year-old Texan-bred musician...As previously mentioned, tickets are currently on presale for Ben Kweller's NYC show at Town Hall on February 25th. Now all of the dates have been announced, and they are below...
...Changing Horses is... a full-blown, straight up country affair, brimming with immaculate pedal steel, twang and multi-part harmonies. It features his touring band -- Chris Morrissey on bass and vocals, and Mark Stepro on drums and vocals -- as well as the brilliant Kitt Kitterman on pedal steel.
To make the record, Kweller dug down to his deepest roots. "I grew up bass-fishing, playing in creeks, and shooting BB guns," Kweller says. "Country music was the soundtrack to my life. It's still a big part of who I am. When Garth Brooks or Alan Jackson come on the radio, somethin' happens inside. Brings me back to the trees, back to pushin' cars out of the mud. Reminds me of my hometown."
Ben Kweller - 2009 Tour Dates
Feb 16 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Feb 17 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
Feb 18 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
Feb 21 Cleveland, OH Case Western Reserve U
Feb 22 Toronto, ONT The Mod Club Theatre
Feb 24 Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre
Feb 25 New York, NY Town Hall
Feb 26 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Feb 27 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Feb 28 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
March 1 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
March 3 Lousiville, KY Headliners Music Hall
March 4 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
March 5 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
March 6 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theater