Ron Pope and The Nighthawks @ The Bluebird Theater
Ron Pope and the Nighthawks had an awesome show at the Bluebird theater last night! Check out the press release below from “Sacks and Co”
RON POPE’S “HELL OR HIGH WATER” VIDEO PREMIERES ON PASTE
SELF-TITLED, DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW ON BROOKLYN BASEMENT RECORDS
ON TOUR NOW
“[‘Hotel Room’] is a sparse, straightforward guitar track, and as a nod toward his country influences, a story as vivid as anything out of Johnny Cash’s playbook.” —Entertainment Weekly
“…exquisitely taut stuff…”––WNYC Soundcheck
“Americana singer-songwriter, Ron Pope, is going places…” —American Songwriter
“Pope has remained fiercely independent, refusing to make himself beholden to a label or even a manager” and with this new album he’s “returned home to go bigger and better.” ––Consequence of Sound
“If gorgeous narrative-driven folk is in your wheelhouse, we’re hard pressed to name a song better suited to get that job done than ‘Hotel Room’…the track itself is a slow-burning folk stunner…If you love folk storytellers as much as we do, you can’t miss this.” ––Baeble
“[‘Bad Intentions’] is irresistible…a fantastic example of what to expect, with its blend of Americana, pop, ragtime, and one hell of a hootenanny chorus.” —PopMatters
“Hell or High Water,” the new video from Ron Pope, premieres via Paste. Watch HERE. The band’s debut, self-titled album is available now on Brooklyn Basement Records. After a successful European run, Pope and the band will resume their North American dates in Atlanta on February 18. See full list of tour dates below.
Pope, who completed his fifth solo album in 2014, began writing new songs on the road that he brought to his favorite Brooklyn-based musicians, who would become Pope’s accompanying band. The sessions began in Lake Blue Ridge, Georgia, followed by a loft in Louisville, Kentucky and finished up at The Magic Shop in New York. The final album was co-produced by Pope and Grammy award winner Ted Young (The Rolling Stones, Kurt Vile, Grace Potter) with Paul Hammer, Alex Foote, Andrew Pertes, Alex Brumel, Alan Markley and Michael Riddleberger.
While in the studio, Pope enlisted filmmaker Kelly Teacher (No Cameras Allowed, Austin To Boston) to create One Way Ticket, a feature-length documentary following Pope and the band as they record their debut album and tour the U.S. The film uses the story of Ron Pope as a backdrop to explain the state of the contemporary music industry and how to forge a career in the new digital age. “Here’s a guy who’s figured out how to do this basically by himself and is really proving the power of streaming music,” says Spotify’s D.A. Wallach in One Way Ticket. Watch the trailer HERE.
As a solo artist, Pope has sold over two million singles to date and averages 15 million spins a month on Pandora. His songs have been streamed over 126 million times via Spotify, with over 100 million YouTube views and over 14 million plays on SoundCloud. His music has been featured on NBC’s “The Voice,” CW’s “Vampire Diaries,” “90210,” and multiple seasons of FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” which sent two of his albums into the top 100 on iTunes simultaneously. Pope also guest stared on “Nashville” as himself last season.
For more information, please contact Samantha Tillman, Nick Mallchok or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
RON POPE TOUR
* Jonathan Tyler
† Trevor Hall
February 18 /// Atlanta, GA /// Variety Playhouse
February, 19 /// Nashville, TN /// Mercy Lounge*
February 20 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Trocadero Theatre*
February 21 /// Boston, MA /// Royale*
February 23 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Altar Bar*
February 24 /// Cleveland, OH /// Beachland Ballroom*
February 25 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// Blind Pig*
February 26 /// Chicago, IL /// Metro*
February 27 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Mill City Nights*
March 1 /// Seattle, WA /// Neumos
March 2 /// Portland, OR /// Star Theater
March 4 /// San Francisco, CA /// Great American Music Hall
March 5 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Teragram Ballroom*
March 6 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Crescent Ballroom*
March 8 /// Denver, CO /// Bluebird Theater
March 10 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// ACM Performance Lab *
March 11 /// Dallas, TX /// Granada Theater
March 12 /// Houston, TX /// Warehouse Live *
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