Following on from his successful Acoustic Wildhearts tour, GINGER WILDHEART is set to release a country and folk album in the New Year.
Funded once again through PledgeMusic, Ghost In The Tanglewood is set for release on 2 March through Graphite Records. Combining country, folk, roots and rock, the album influenced by the likes of Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, Tom Waits and Maria McKee, catching Ginger in mellow mode.
“While leaning towards country music, my fairly unavoidable accent means that the songs come off less Willie Nelson and more Bobby Thompson, but every lyric is purely heartfelt and every song is as true a story as you’ll ever hear. This stuff has always been in my blood since I was a wee nipper and it’s an honour to finally get it out for people to hear” he says.
“The songs largely deal with the traditionally taboo subject of mental health issues, specifically depression, which I have suffered from my whole life. Having recently weaned myself off medication, the music I make now serves as both therapy and comfort. I find relief in this music and hope that the songs bring a similar comfort to the listener. The narrative throughout is pretty confessional in nature, but I think the candid approach showcases the lyrics in a more bold and open way than a traditional rock album.”
Ginger will be showcasing the album at a series of dates, both headlining and supporting THE LEVELLERS on their acoustic tour, followed by a support slot with FRANK TURNER at the Roundhouse, London in May. Full dates are….
2nd William Aston Hall, Wrexham*
3rd Charter Theatre, Preston (sold out) *
1st Tivoli, Buckley (supporting Ferocious Dog)
3rd The Lantern, Halifax (headline show)
8th The Victoria, Swindon (headline show)
9th Joiners, Southampton (headline show)
10th Gorilla, Manchester (supporting Ferocious Dog)
13thOpera House, Buxton *
14thTownhall, Cheltenham *
15thWestlands, Yeovil *
16thBarbican, York *
17thThe Stables, Milton Keynes (sold out) *
18thPhilharmonic, Liverpool *
20thThe Anvil, Basingstoke*
21stCorn Exchange, Cambridge *
22ndDe Montfort Hall, Leicester *
23rdDe Le Warr Pavillion, Bexhill *
24thCathedral, Winchester (sold out) *
13th The Roundhouse, London (supporting Frank Turner)
(* supporting The Levellers)