New album, Raw State, released 1 December 2014
Launch gig, 7 December 2014, The Glee Club, Birmingham
Singer-songwriter DAN WHITEHOUSE continues his upward climb with the release of his third album, Raw State.
Released on 1 December 2014 and launched at a special end-of-year show at Birmingham’s Glee Club on Sunday 7 December, Raw State was recorded during a period of unprecedented creativity that came in the wake of second album, Reaching For A State Of Mind.
Following a string of UK and North American dates in late 2013/ early 2014 which saw the songwriter slowly rework the album’s songs for new situations, Dan returned to the studio keen to recapture the passion and energy of his new live sound.
Produced in collaboration with Danny George Wilson and Chris Clarke of British Americana / country soul act Danny And The Champions Of The World, Raw State embraces the power of change and new directions.
Aided by pedal steel and dobro legend BJ Cole (who has worked with such greats as Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb, Elton John, Emmylou Harris, REM, Scott Walker, Beck, Bjork, Brian Eno, kd Lang and Dolly Parton), Dan revisited and re-imagined previously recorded material, with sparse, brave arrangements that expose the songs in their Raw State.
Much in demand, Dan has shared stages with such artists as Willy Mason, Joseph Arthur, Caitlin Rose and Josh Ritter, plus blues guitar legend Peter Green, chart-topper Maria McKee, folk star Jim Moray, ex-Teardrop Explodes Julian Cope and the Grammy winning World Party. He’s also performed sell-out headline shows throughout the UK.
The recent months have seen the West Midlands-based songwriter embark on two UK tours with Simone Felice, and close the Lunar Stage at Moseley Folk Festival (performing between The Felice Brothers and Richard Thompson).
For his Raw State launch show at The Glee Club Birmingham on Sunday 7 December 2014, Dan will be joined by his full band, including BJ Cole (pedal steel), Harriet Harkcom (vocals), June Mori (piano), Simon Smith (bass, vocals), Steve Brookes (percussion) and Thomas Bounford (violin). Award-winning Irish songwriter Duke Special will be his special guest. Tickets £10 from 0871 472 0400 or http://www.glee.co.uk/birmingham
Raw State (Heantun Recording Co) is available on CD and download via all major platforms on Monday 1 December 2014.
“Really, really gorgeous songs… ” – Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
“Lyrics which involuntarily swerve your gaze to the sky”– Music Week
“Sensational!” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
Sunday 7 December 2014
With BJ Cole and full band. Plus special guest Duke Special. Support from Harriet Harkcom
The Glee Club Birmingham, The Arcadian, Birmingham B5 4TD
Tel: 0871 472 0400
Raw State album trailer:
The Painter (live at Shakespeare’s Studio):
Raw State (stream and embed album): http://shop.dan-whitehouse.com/album/raw-state
Dan Whitehouse is available for interviews, Q&As, live sessions (radio, video, digital etc). Review copies of Raw State are available upon request.
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