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Bonny Light Horseman announce debut album & 2020 tour, share song

Bonny Light Horseman

Bonny Light Horseman — the new supergroup of Anais Mitchell, Eric D Johnson (Fruit Bats), and The National/Craig Finn/Hiss Golden Messenger collaborator Josh Kaufman — recently released their debut single (a cover of their namesake song, a traditional folk song) — and now they have announced their self-titled debut album, due January 25 via 37d03d Records. It was produced by Josh Kaufman, and features a mix of traditionals and originals, including the previously released “Bonny Light Horseman” and the just-released original “Deep In Love.” The band says this one is “a Fruit Bats sketch, until Kaufman recognized its uncanny (and unplanned) similarity to a traditional tune by that name (it shares some lyrics with ‘Waly Waly’ / ‘The Water Is Wide’). What you hear is the first and only take of the song, recorded in the wee hours of a midwinter’s night at Dreamland Studio in Woodstock, NY.” It’s a very pretty folk rock song and you can hear it below.

BLH also announced a 2020 tour, including shows in LA, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, the UK, DC, Philly, Brooklyn, Woodstock, and Burlington.

The Brooklyn show happens February 6 at Rough Trade. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/18) at 1 PM. All dates are listed below.

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1. Bonny Light Horseman
2. Deep In Love
3. The Roving
4. Jane Jane
5. Blackwaterside
6. Magpie’s Nest
7. Lowlands
8. Mountain Rain
9. Bright Morning Stars
10. 10,000 Miles

Bonny Light Horseman — 2020 Tour Dates
01/21 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
01/22 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
01/24 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
01/25 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
01/29 – Glasgow, UK – Celtic Connections w/ Anaïs Mitchell (at Old Fruitmarket)
01/30 – Glasgow, UK – Celtic Connections w/ Anaïs Mitchell’s CAMPFIRE (at Saint Luke’s)
01/31 – London UK – Roundhouse w/ Anaïs Mitchell
02/04 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd Music House
02/05 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
02/06 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
02/07- Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios w/ Joe Pug
02/08 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom

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