As country / rock artist Shooter Jennings gets ready to release his new album, “The Other Life,” on March 12th on Black Country Rock/Entertainment One Nashville, the guitarist/singer/ songwriter/producer announces a national U.S. tour in support of the album.
Shooter has also released a second track, “Wild & Lonesome,” from “The Other Life.” The ballad, which features singer/songwriter Patti Griffin, debuted yesterday on The Boot.
Besides Griffin, Scott H. Biram and Black Oak Arkansas frontman Jim “Dandy” Mangrum are also featured on “The Other Life.” Shooter has once again recorded with the band he dubbed “The Triple Crown:” renowned jazz pianist Erik Deutsch, guitarist Chris Masterson, drummer Tony Leone, bassist Jeff Hill, and pedal steel player Jon Graboff.
He has also created an accompanying film to “The Other Life, which will be screened at various venues. In the film of the same name, Shooter says goodbye to his family and hits the road, but the road is not as he left it. Haunted by a mysterious woman who is more than what she seems, he soon finds himself on a supernatural journey forcing him to face a darkness that has followed him longer than he can understand and a destiny that he cannot deny. View the trailer here.
Tour Dates in support of “The Other Life:”
March 6 Miami, FL – Kid Rock Cruise
March 12 Austin, TX – SXSW
March 13 Austin, TX - SXSW
March 14 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
March 15 Destin, FL – Club LA
March 16 Ormond Beach, FL – Club LA
April 11 San Marcos, TX – Texas Music Theater
April 13 Winnie, TX – Nutty Jerry’s
April 16 Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
April 17 Greenville, SC – The Handlebar
April 18 Athens, GA – George Theater
April 19 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
April 20 Isle of Palms, SC – The Windjammer
April 23 Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry
April 24 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
April 25 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
April 26 Indianapolis, IN – 8 Seconds Saloon
April 27 Chicago, IL – MoonRunner Music Fest
April 28 Sauk Rapids, MN – Rollie’s
May 18 Ashville, OH – DoughBoys
May 24 Jacksonville, NC – Gus’ Bar
May 25 Maryville, TN – The Shed
Jun1 1 Allegre, KY – Goose on the Lake Fest
June 6 Ozark, AR – Thunder on the Mountain
June 7 Waco, TX – Brazos Nights
June 8 Whiteface, TX – Waylon Jennings Birthday
June 27 Dauphin, MB – Dauphin’s Countryfest
July 13 Renfro Valley, K – Renfro Valley
Shooter is also set to co-produce a film based on his father, legendary outlaw country icon Waylon Jennings. The biopic is scheduled to go into production in 2014 and will focus on Waylon’s groundbreaking years when he fought the Nashville establishment and his own personal demons to define the popular Outlaw movement. The film also has the blessing of Jessi Colter and the Jennings estate.
In early 2011, Shooter announced the creation of a new music movement called XXX, an outlet for artists who are “too country for rock, too rock for country.” After playing these artists (many of whom are unsigned or signed to independent labels) on his long-running radio program on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country, Shooter has quickly gained a reputation as one of the biggest supporters of underground and independent music in the United States and, fittingly, Billboard named him one of “the best and brightest music industry characters” for both 2011 and 2012.
Shooter Jennings has worn many hats throughout his career: the self-described “son of a rebel saint,” the hell-raising vigilante minister at a revival of true country music, the radical prophet using rock and roll as his medium, and the guiding light for an ever-growing army of young musicians who are, like Shooter himself, outsiders in today’s music business.
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