December 16, 2019 by 1888media
Offering a nightly revival that echoes the everyman vibe of Tom Petty while conjuring the gut-busting grooves of Drive-by Truckers, roots rock act Kevin Daniel & The Bottom Line kick off the roarin’ 20s with ‘The Southern Word’ Tour.
Running January 14 – 25, the two-week jaunt hits familiar haunts in Washington DC, Charlotte, Asheville, and Knoxville while visiting new ones in Memphis, Jackson, Starkville, Tupelo, and New Orleans where Daniel will showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference.
The dates will see Daniel showcase material from his critically-acclaimed debut album, Things I Don’t See, which has received support Relix Magazine, No Depression, Under The Radar, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Ditty TV, Radio Woodstock, Blurt Magazine, Americana Highways, That Station, Charlotte Observer, American Songwriter, and The Alternate Root.
Co-produced by Ben Rice (Norah Jones, The Candles, Aoife O’Donovan) and Kenny Siegel (Langhorne Slim, Joseph Arthur, Chris Whitley), Things I Don’t See showcases Daniel’s fluid ability as a songwriter to seamlessly incorporate bits of rock, soul, country, blues, roots and Appalachia into his thoughtful examination of pain and awakenings, visceral and spiritual. The LP’s title track mines these depths with aplomb while “Time To Rise (ft. Shannon Söderlund)” and “All I Need” reveal a path forward.
“This guy’s the real deal” – Blurt Magazine
“Emerging Americana artist exploring themes of love, loss, and redemption” – Relix
“The heir to country-tinged good-time barroom rock throne.” – Americana Highways
“‘A sublime lamentation of country-tinged Americana” – No Depression
Joining him for the Southern trek is Seth Power, a 27 year-old singer-songwriter from the heart of Mississippi. As a first generation southerner who has lived the majority of his life in the small town of Brandon, MS, there’s no doubt that Seth’s musical style has been indelibly influenced by the soulful spark of the Blues. Growing up, Power was heavily influenced by artists like Jonny Lang, John Mayer, Hozier, Ed Sheeran, James Taylor, Bill Withers, and a broad host of other artists that span the decades.
His first studio EP, Magnolia Soul, told the story of a young man trying to find himself amongst the noise of the modern age, a scenario that turned into reality this past winter when he appeared on American Idol. Power impressed the judges with his soulful take on John Mayer’s “I Don’t Trust Myself,” and will look to build on that exposure with the release of his upcoming album, Souvenir, due January 10 via Toucan Cove.
Focus tracks include the Shawn Mendes-flavored “Imagine That (In the Morning)” and the David Gray/James Blunt emotion of “Closure.”
The SOUTHERN WORD Tour
1/14 – Washington, DC @ DIVE*
1/15 – Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse
1/16 – Knoxville, TN @ WDVX Blue Plate Special (12pm EST)
1/16 – Asheville, NC @ Isis Music Hall
1/17 – Starkville, MS @ Hobie’s on Main
1/19 – Franklin, TN @ The Legendary Kimbros
1/20 – Tupelo, MS @ Blue Canoe
1/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Folk Alliance International*
1/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Neutral Ground*
1/24 – Jackson, MS @ Hal and Mal’s
*Kevin Daniel only