King Radio's Heady Brew of Southern Soul and Country Comes To The West Coast This Winter
Stunning Self-titled Debut Album Out Now
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King Radio has confirmed a string of west coast tour dates this December to celebrate the release of their debut self-titled album, out now. Hot off a sold out performance at New York City's Rockwood Music Hall, King Radio will bring their unique blend of soul, rock n' roll and country to Seattle, Portland and more.
Built around the band’s core trio of singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Justin King, drummer and percussionist AJ Jump and bassist Mark Kiesinger, King Radio released their first single “Lonesome Nights” in 2012 and King began writing songs for a debut album. Co-produced by Grammy-winner Jim Scott,King Radio features a sprawling cast of 18 other musicians, bringing its panoramic arrangements to life.
Prior to the formation of King Radio, Justin King traveled the world as a solo guitarist and later as a war photographer. He was twice embedded with the U.S. Military in Iraq, and went on to cover a combative election, subsequent rioting and a cholera epidemic in Haiti. “Those experiences altered my perspective in ways that I hadn’t anticipated,” he says. “They allowed me to see some of the best and the worst of humanity, and to really get a better appreciation for the breadth of the human experience. It probably hardened me to some degree but I think it also made me more empathetic to the struggles we all go through.”
“What I’ve found in this band is the sound I’ve been searching for,” says King. “With the pedal steel guitar, mandolin, keyboards and fiddle, it’s got aspects of, for example, the Band, but with our horn section, there’s also a Motown element. It’s the right match for the stories I want to tell with my songs — about what it’s like to struggle, to love, to lose and to hang on.”
West Coast Tour Dates:
12/18 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater
12/19 – Eugene, OR – Sam Bonds Garage
12/20 – Portland, OR – Alberta Street Pub
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