Canadian Folk Outlaw: Colter Wall Looks to the US for Fall Album Tour
Touring in support of his forthcoming album, Saskatchewan-based folk singer-songwriter Colter Wall will headline the Top Hat for the first time on October 21, 2018.
Wall’s highly anticipated new album Songs of the Plains, is slated to drop October 12th on Young Mary’s Record Co. via Thirty Tigers.
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Recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the album features eleven songs including “Plain to See Plainsman,” which just premiered July 25th. In addition to seven original songs written by Wall, the album also includes versions of Billy Don Burns’ “Wild Dogs,” Wilf Carter’s “Calgary Round-Up” and two cowboy traditionals, “Night Herding Song” and “Tying Knots in the Devil’s Tail.”
Of the album, Wall comments, “One thing I’ve noticed over the last few years, in the United States and playing in Europe, is that people all over the world really don’t know much about Canada at all…When you talk about Saskatchewan, people really have no idea. Part of it is because there are so few people there. It’s an empty place—it makes sense that people don’t know much about it. But that’s my home, so naturally I’m passionate about it. With this record, I really wanted people to look at our Western heritage and our culture.” In addition to Wall (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album also features Cobb.
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“A voice that comes along once in a lifetime, Colter has solidified himself as a force in the country music world, and beyond.” -Whiskey Riff
“Colter Wall is bar none the best young singer/songwriter I’ve seen in 20 years.” -Steve Earle
“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…” -Brooklyn Vegan