Colter Wall will release his highly anticipated new album Songs of the Plains on 12th October 2018 on Young Mary’s Record Co. via Thirty Tigers.
As a teaser for the album, lead single Plain to See Plainsman is out now to stream and download. You can take a listen to the track below:
Songs of the Plains was recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A with producer Dave
Cobb. The album features 11 songs, seven of which were written by Wall. It also features versions of Billy Don Burns’ Wild Dogs, Wilf Carter’s Calgary Round-Up and traditional cowboy songs Night Herding Song and Tying Knots inthe Devil’s Tail.
Fans who pre-order the album will receive Plain to See Plainsman and Calgary Round-Up as instant downloads.
Talking about 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.”
Wall’s band on the album features Cobb (acoustic guitar), Lloyd Green (pedal steel), Chris Powell (drums, spoons), Jason Simpson (bass), Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Blake Berglund (vocals) and Corb Lund (vocals).
The track listing for Songs of the Plains is:
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)
Fans can see Wall perform in the UK and Ireland at the following dates:
Weds 29th – London, Scala
Thurs 30th – Manchester, Gorilla
Sat 1st Salisbury, End Of The Road Festival
Sun 2nd Stradbally, Ireland, Electric Picnic