This Friday, March 6th, acclaimed artist/producer/musician Jonathan Wilson will release his most personal and comprehensive work to date with his new album Dixie Blur (BMG/Bella Union). The anticipated collection premieres at Billboard today accompanied by a feature that offers insight into Wilson’s inspiration and decision to leave his Los Angeles-based studio and record in Nashville. Dixie Blur has already garnered high praise from the UK press, with much more to come stateside.
“’Dixie Blur’s’ gentle bluegrass stylings and swooping fiddle prove Wilson’s Midas touch extends far beyond psych-tinged folk rock…this is an impeccably put-together record.”
7/10 – Uncut
“Wilson’s return to his southern roots drips with feel and flavour…His most potent release to date.” ★★★★ – MOJO
“Jonathan Wilson’s fifth solo album shows exactly where this huge talent should be at this point his career…It’s grown-up, mellow, sumptuous and nostalgic.” ★★★★ – Shindig
This week, the LA Weekly ran an extensive feature on Wilson in advance of his two Los Angeles album release shows and said that the new collection is, “…his strongest and most affecting to date, but also destined to end up on year-end best-of lists. It’s that good.” See full list of tour dates below.
Dixie Blur was co-produced by Wilson and Pat Sansone of Wilco at Cowboy Jack Clement’s legendary Sound Emporium Studio in Music City. Wilson recorded the album live in the studio with a revered cast of masterful musicians that included Mark O’Connor (fiddle), Kenny Vaughan (guitar) Dennis Crouch (bass), Russ Pahl (pedal steel), Jim Hoke (harmonica, woodwinds), Jon Radford (drums), and Drew Erickson (keyboards).
Later this year, Wilson will return as guitarist and vocalist on Waters’ upcoming worldwide “This Is Not A Drill” Tour.
Jonathan Wilson March Tour Dates
March 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
March 7 – Los Angeles, CA –Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
March 10 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
March 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
March 13 – Philadelphia, PA – XPN Free at Noon
March 15– Charleston, WV –Mountain Stage
March 17 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
March 18 – Denver, CO – Bluebird
March 19 – Austin, TX – Luck Reunion at SXSW
Visit SongsOfJonathanWilson.com for news and additional dates