Jeff Lang releases his brand new CD Alone In Bad Company February 24, 2017 and announces national tour March – June.
In a career spanning twenty- five years and at least as many recordings, Alone In Bad Company is Jeff Lang’s momentous new album which presents the most organic union of Lang’s talents and influences yet. Released through ABC Music on February 24th this year Alone In Bad Company is filled with exquisitely sung stories and melodies demonstrating that, Lang is nothing if not a lover of song.
The first single from the album is Burnside which immediately highlights Lang’s proficiency as one of Australia’s best guitarists with rapid fingerpicking and guitar work. Each song on the album is rendered such that an alternative approach is unimaginable and each time Lang steps up to solo, his hard-won style is unmistakable – fluid but with an edge-of-the-seat recklessness.
Acoustic fingerpicking, slide guitar, electric lead, banjos, mandolins and blue-eyed soul singing drop into place like puzzle pieces in a portrait conceived and executed almost entirely by the artist. Steadfast cohorts Danny McKenna and Allison Ferrier deliver on cue and master writer Don Walker shares his peerless wit on two songs, including the pointedly titled ‘With You I Can Throw Away The Pills’, a bitter-suite finale.
In the end, Alone In Bad Company presents one of our most inspired musicians – and songwriters – at the peak of his exceptional powers.
To celebrate the release of his new album, Lang will launch Alone In Bad Company with a national tour through March, April, May and June 2017. Dates as follows
ALONE IN BAD COMPANY TOUR
March 17 Geelong Workers Club, VIC
March 18 Brunswick Music Festival, VIC
March 24 Golden Vine, Bendigo, VIC
March 25 Suttons, Ballarat, VIC
March 31 Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
April 1 Lefties, Whyalla, SA
April 6 Royal Oak, Launceston, TAS
April 7 Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
April 15 Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
April 17 Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
May 5 Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD
May 6 Music By The Sea, Sandgate, QLD
May 11 The Oxley, Cowra, NSW
May 12 The Agrestic, Orange, NSW
May 13 The Gearin, Katoomba, NSW
May 18 Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
May 19 Hardys Bay Club, Hardy’s Bay, NSW
May 20 Wauchope Community Arts Hall, NSW
May 21 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
May 26 Bowral Bowling Club, NSW
May 27 The Basement, Sydney, NSW
May 28 Thirroul Village Hall, NSW
June 9 Ravenswood Hotel, WA
June 10 Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
June 16 Street Theatre, Canberra
June 17 Murrah Hall, NSW