Eric Lindell: New Deal, New Tour, New Record

- West County Drifter

“A tremendous talent with a poet’s soul.”
– Chicago Sun-Times

Eric Lindell’s West County Drifter marks the first release by the roots rocker at his new label home M.C. Records and his first major release in a couple years. Special guests include Delbert McClinton, Peter Joseph Burtt and the one-and-only Ivan Neville. The record is a combination of two self-released titles from Lindell, 2010’s Cazadero & this year’s Between Motion and Rest.

West County Drifter a double-disc, chock full of all the elements that have made the transplanted New Orleans resident a must-see since his 2006 debut on Alligator Records: great original songs, soulful guitar playing, spot-on vocals and a road-tested and tight band. Sessions for this generous 18 track double disc set were recorded in NorCal where Eric was born and raised and here in New Orleans. The record is mostly made up of original tunes with the exception of a few choice covers by Curtis Mayfield: “Find Another Girl” and “It’s So Hard To Believe.”

Eric performing “Sentimental Lover” from West County Drifter at Jazz Fest

2011 Eric Lindell Tour Dates

WED. JULY 13 – VILLAGE CASINO – BEMUS PT. NY.
THURS. JULY 14 – CHENANGO BLUES ASSOCIATION – NORWICH NY.
FRI. JULY 15 – CHAUTAUQUA BELLE STEAMBOAT – MAYVILLE NY.
SAT. JULY 16 – PAINSVILLE PARTY IN THE PARK – PAINSVILLE OHIO
WED. JULY 20 – THE PORCH COFFE HOUSE – LAKE CHARLES LA.
THURS. JULY 21 – SAMS BURGER JOINT – SAN ANTONIO TX.
FRI. JULY 22 – LAMBERT’S – AUSTIN TX.
SAT. JULY 23 – HOTEL SORELLA – HOUSTON TX.
THURS. JULY 28 – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONCERT SERIES –
PAMAMA CITY BEACH FL.
FRI. JULY 29 – LOUISIANA MUSIC FACTORY – NEW ORLEANS LA.
FRI. JULY 29 – CHELSEA’S CAFE – BATON ROUGE LA.
SAT. JULY 30TH – ROCK AND BOWL – NEW ORLEANS LA
THURS. AUG. 4 – NEWPARK TOWN CENTER – PARK CITY UTAH
FRI. AUG 5 – TOWN SQUARE TAVERN – JACKSON WYOMING
SAT. AUG. 6 – PRIVATE – SUN VALLEY IDAHO
THURS. AUG 11 – MOE’S – SANTA CRUZ CA.
FRI. AUG. 12 – FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE – CLOVERDALE CA.
SAT AUG 13 – SAN JOSE JAZZ FEST – SAN JOSE CA
SAT AUG 13 – PIER 23 CAFE – SAN FRANCISCO CA.
SUN. AUG.14 – BREWS JAZZ AND FUNK – SQUAW VALLEY CA.
TUES AUG 16 – WINSTONS – SAN DIEGO CA.
WED. AUG. 17 – ST ROCH – HERMOSA BEACH CA.
FRI. & SAT AUG 19 & 20 – FORESTVILLE CLUB – FORESTVILLE CA.
FRI. AUG. 26 – ONE EYED JACKS – NEW ORLEANS LA.
SAT. AUG. 27 – 8TH EVER SHEDHEAD BLUES FEST – OCEAN SPRINGS MS.
SUN. SEPT. 4 – CAMDEN BACKYARD BBQ – CAMDEN NJ
FRI. SEPT. 16 – FRET’S LIVE MUSIC AND EATERY – PASCAGOULA MS
SAT. SEPT. 17 – PIRATE FEST – ORANGE BEACH AL

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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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