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Ruston Kelly lines up October release for covers collection Dirt Emo Vol. 1

The first track, a Dashboard Confessional cover, is out now.

Ruston Kelly
Credit: Alexa King

Ruston Kelly will release new project Dirt Emo Vol. 1 on 11th October via Rounder Records.

The 8-track covers collection consists of Kelly’s favourite emo songs. The first track to be unveiled from the album is a rendition of Dashboard Confessional’s Screaming Infidelities, featuring the band’s lead singer Chris Carraba.

Of the project, Kelly shares, “I don’t play country, this stuff is dirt emo. It’s like crying in a barn or angsting in your room with a banjo.”

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The release also features Kelly’s previously released versions of The Carter Family’s Weeping Willow and Taylor Swift’s All Too Well. Dirt Emo Vol. 1 follows Kelly’s acclaimed full-length debut album Dying Star, which was released last year.

The track listing for Dirt Emo Vol. 1 is:

1. Screaming Infidelities feat. Chris Carrabba (originally by Dashboard Confessional)
2. Teenage Dirtbag [Live] (originally by Wheatus)
3. At Your Funeral (originally by Saves The Day)
4. Dammit (originally by Blink 182)
5. All Too Well (originally by Taylor Swift)
6. Teenage Dirtbag [Acoustic] (originally by Wheatus)
7. Weeping Willow (originally by The Carter Family)
8. Helena (originally by My Chemical Romance)

Kelly will continue his Brightly Burst headline tour this autumn. You can see all of the dates below:

September 13—Nashville, TN—AmericanaFest @ Union Station Hotel
September 18—Chattanooga, TN—Songbirds South Stage*
September 19—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theatre*
September 20—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West*
September 20-22—Bristol, TN—Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
September 26—Dallas, TX—Granada Theater*
September 27—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall*
September 28—Austin, TX—Scoot Inn*
October 1—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour* (SOLD OUT)
October 2—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour*
October 3—San Francisco, CA—The Independent*
October 4—Portland, OR—Wonder Ballroom*
October 5—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern*
October 7—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room*
October 8—Denver, CO—The Bluebird Theater*
October 10—Des Moines, IA—Wooly’s*
October 11—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line*
October 12—Madison, WI—High Noon Saloon*
October 16—St. Louis, MO—Blueberry Hill*
October 18—Louisville, KY—Mercury Ballroom*
October 19—Columbus, OH—A&R Music Bar*
October 20—Detroit, MI—The Shelter*
October 22—Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern†
October 24—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom*
October 25—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall*
October 26—Washington, DC—U Street Music Hall*
October 27—Philadelphia, PA—World Café Live*
October 30—Richmond, VA—Richmond Music Hall*
October 31—Cleveland, OH—House of Blues Cleveland*
November 1—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall*
November 11-15—Punta Cana, Dominican Republic—John Prine’s “All The Best Fest”

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*with Donovan Woods
†The Drew Thomson Foundation


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