Jonathan Wilson is back with a new album and tour early in 2020 and Getintothis’ Lee Grimsditch has the details.
Fans of Jonathan Wilson were disappointed in October when his UK tour was cancelled due to “scheduling conflicts and unforeseen circumstances,” including a date at the Liverpool Anglican Cathederal’s Lady Chapel on November 3.
We can, however, rejoice as his new album Dixie Blur has just been announced for release for March 6 2020 and coincides with a 10- date full band European tour in late March / early April with a new set of songs said to ‘hark back to his Southern roots, both musically and personally.’
Unfortunately for some fans who missed out in November, the only UK date scheduled is a headline performance at London’s new Lafayette venue on April 5.
At least news of a new album should go some way to compensate those who missed out on seeing him this year.
The video for the recently released 69 Corvette (which you can watch below) features in-studio footage of the recording, as well as personal home movies from his upbringing that illustrates the narrative of Dixie Blur.
The North Carolina native moved to LA 15 years ago where he became an integral part of the music community as a respected artist and producer.
It was there he recorded and played most of the instruments on his celebrated albums Gentle Spirit, Fanfare and Rare Birds, building each project over time, piece by piece.
Those less familiar with Wilson as a solo artist may be aware of his work as a multi-instrumentalist and producer (Father John Misty, Laura Marling, Dawes) who also has spent most of 2017-18 on Roger Waters’ epic US+THEM tour as musical director, guitarist and vocalist, singing the David Gilmour leads.
Following the tour, Wilson chose to temporarily leave his Los Angeles-based home and studio and head to Nashville to work with a revered group of musicians and co-producer Pat Sansone of Wilco, to create Dixie Blur.
- Jonathan Wilson’s Dixie Blur will be released on March 6 2020 via Bella Union