Swingin' Utters guitarist and songwriter Darius Koski also leads a folky solo career and he'll release his next album, What Was Once Is By And Gone, on November 3 via Fat Wreck Chords (pre-order). We're premiering "Black Sheep" off that album, a rollicking folk rocker which Darius says this about:

"Black Sheep" is one of my favorites on the album. It was a riff I had lying around for a while, that for some reason I had pretty high expectations for. It took a while to get out of my own head and forget about my lofty aspirations and just finish the damn thing. I think I must’ve been on one of my Kinks jags because it reminds me of one of their songs, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing!

Listen to the new song below.

Darius is also touring as an opening act for Swingin' Utters (he's pulling double duty), including a NYC show on November 11 at Bowery Electric with Western Settings on the bill too. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Swingin' Utters / Darius Koski -- 2017 Tour Dates
11/01/17 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock
11/03/17 Denver, CO Marquis TheatreMar
11/04/17 Omaha, NE Lookout Lounge
11/05/17 Des Moines, IA Lefty's Live Music
11/07/17 St. Louis, MO Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
11/08/17 Columbus, OH Rumba Cafe
11/09/17 Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo
11/10/17 Philadelphia, PA MilkBoy
11/11/17 New York City, NY Bowery Electric
11/12/17 Cambridge, MA Middle East - Downstairs
11/14/17 Altoona, PA McGarvey's Bar
11/15/17 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
11/16/17 Hamtramck, MI Small's
11/17/17 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
11/18/17 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock

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