Jonathan Richman released new album SA, back in October which finds him incorporating Indian raga into his well-defined style. Fans of the original Modern Lovers take note: Jerry Harrison, who played in Modern Lovers (and on their classic debut LP) before joining Talking Heads, plays organ on a few songs, and JoJo makes a decided hat-tip to that LP with "The Fading Of An Old World." You can listen to the whole album below.
Having just wrapped up his fall tour, Jonathan announced more shows for 2019 with Tommy Larkins on drums, including dates in Texas, Baltimore, NYC and the Midwest. The NYC stops are at Bowery Ballroom on February 22 & 23. Tickets for the NYC shows are on Citi cardmember presale now and go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 16 at noon.
Jonathan Richman - 2019 Tour Dates
2/9 - El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
2/13 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
2/21 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
2/22 - NYC @ Bowery Ballroom
2/23 - NYC @ Bowery Ballroom
3/1 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall