Canadian country singer Colter Wall will follow his 2017 self-titled debut album with his sophomore LP, Songs of the Plains, on October 12 via Young Mary’s Record Co/Thirty Tigers. Like his debut, the album was produced by Dave Cobb (who also works with Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, and others), and Cobb played acoustic guitar on it. It also features Lloyd Green (pedal steel), Chris Powell (drums, spoons), Jason Simpson (bass), Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Blake Berglund (vocals) and Corb Lund (vocals).

The album includes seven originals, including the just-released "Plain to See Plainsman," and a few covers, including a subdued, melancholic take on Wilf Carter's "Calgary Round-Up," that Colter recently released. It also includes takes on Billy Don Burns’ "Wild Dogs" and the cowboy traditionals "Night Herding Song" and "Tying Knots in the Devil's Tail." Colter is just 23, but his soul is about three times that. His debut sounded like a lost album from 1973, and these new songs follow suit (even down to the cover art). Check out both below.

Colter plays Newport Folk Festival this weekend, and he's got more dates this summer after that, plus a just-announced fall tour. The continuously-rising artist will play his biggest headlining NYC show yet on November 5 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, August 3 at 10 AM with presales starting Tuesday, July 31 at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

Tracklist
1. “Plain to See Plainsman” (written by Colter Wall)
2. “Saskatchewan In 1881” (written by Colter Wall)
3. “John Beyers (Camaro Song)” (written by Colter Wall)
4. “Wild Dogs” (written by Billy Don Burns)
5. “Calgary Round-Up” (written by Wilf Carter)
6. “Night Herding Song” (Cowboy Traditional)
7. “Wild Bill Hickok” (written by Colter Wall)
8. “The Trains are Gone” (written by Colter Wall)
9. “Thinkin’ on a Woman” (written by Colter Wall)
10. “Manitoba Man” (written by Colter Wall)
11. “Tying Knots in the Devil’s Tail” (Cowboy Traditional)

Colter Wall -- 2018/2019 Tour Dates
July 28—Newport, RI—Newport Folk Festival
August 3-4—Happy Valley, OR—Pickathon
August 18—Fort Worth, TX—Cody Jinks’ Loud and Heavy Festival
August 24—Tonder, Denmark—Tonder Festival
August 29—London, U.K. —Scala
August 30—Manchester, U.K. —Gorilla
September 1—Salisbury, U.K. —End of the Road Festival
September 2—Stradbally, Ireland—Electric Picnic
September 14-15—Athens, Ontario—Festival of Small Halls
September 16—Lansdowne Park, Ottawa—City Folk
September 23—Indianapolis, IN—Holler on the Hill Festival
October 13—Saskatoon, Saskatchewan—O’Brian’s Event Centre
October 16—Regina, Saskatchewan—Conexus Convention Hall
October 18—Edmonton, Alberta—Union Hall
October 19—Calgary, Alberta—Macewan Hall Ballroom
October 21—Missoula, MT—Top Hat
October 22—Bozeman, MT—The Rialto
October 23—Billings, MT—Pub Station Taproom
October 25—Omaha, NE—The Waiting Room
October 26—Des Moines, IA—Wooly’s
October 27—Maquoketa, IA—Codfish Hollow Barn
October 28—Detroit, MI—Majestic Theatre
October 30—Columbus, OH—A&R Music Bar
October 31—Pittsburgh, PA—Club AE
November 2—Somerville, MA—Somerville Theater
November 3—South Burlington, VT—Higher Ground Ballroom
November 5—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
November 8—Charlotte, NC—Neighborhood Theatre
November 9—Richmond, VA—Capital Ale House
November 11—Carrboro, NC—Cats Cradle
November 14—Nashville, TN—The Basement East
November 15—Nashville, TN—The Basement East
November 16—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle
November 17—Atlanta, GA—Variety Playhouse
November 18—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall
November 24—Toronto, Ontario—Opera House
November 28—Washington, D.C. —9:30 Club
December 1—Madison, WI—Majestic Theatre
December 2—Columbia, MO—The Blue Note
December 10—Santa Fe, NM—Meow Wolf
December 12—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up
December 14—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre
January 19—Vancouver, British Columbia—Commodore Ballroom
January 20—Seattle, WA—The Showbox @ The Market