After his sold-out winter trek, TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT is gearing up for his spring tour launching Sunday, April 16 in Chicago, IL (see dates below). Before heading out on the road next week, TIMOTHY joins NPR's "HERE & NOW" with host Robin Young for an in-depth interview spanning his music history; listen (here). As TIMOTHY's new single "Pearl On The String"--off his critically acclaimed new solo album LEAP OF FAITH--heads to radio, listen to it today, April 11 on Rolling Stone Country (here).
Rolling Stone hailed LEAP OF FAITH--out now via Benowen Records--"a soundtrack for that sort of pitch-perfect American landscape, mixing bluegrass, Cajun, rock, Seventies soul and California country..." (9/23/16). Elsewhere, Bass Player added "...veteran Eagles bassist/vocalist Timothy B. Schmit spins some memorable yarns on his sixth solo outing--all delivered within his folk-rock, country-rock, yacht-rock, and rock & roll wheelhouse. The reggae-tinged 'Slow Down' and 'All Those Faces' establish Schmit's overall preference for rich, minor-chord colors. Downstairs, his bass leads the backbeat pulse of 'What Should I Do,' while 'You're So Wild' starts with a country two feel before Schmit's upper-register riffing provides the subhook in the edgy chorus. Closing matters is the horn and accordion-infused ballad gem, 'This Waltz'" (December 2016). LEAP OF FAITH is available now via Benowen Records as a 180 gram 2-LP vinyl set, CD and digitally. For exclusive bundles, visit (here) iTunes (here).
For the East Coast run which kicks off April 16 in Chicago, the groundbreaking vocalist, songwriter and bass player from the legendary rock groups Eagles and Poco and his band will perform songs from TIMOTHY's four-decade long career.
TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT--the groundbreaking vocalist, songwriter and bass player from the legendary rock groups Eagles and Poco--recorded the 12-track solo album in his Los Angeles studio with co-producer with engineer Hank Linderman. LEAP OF FAITH marks the culmination of SCHMIT's unhurried, yet inspired reflections of life. Illuminated by an array of fine musicians and singers, the new album plays like a multicolored corona around SCHMIT's distinctive artistry. From the jaunty opening track "My Hat" to the soaring harmonies and heartfelt reflections of "This Waltz," this is more than another album in a great artist's catalog. Writing and recording between touring with the Eagles, the songs on LEAP OF FAITH have a broad compass. "Slow Down" is a note to self on escaping life's pressures coasting along on a reggae pulse sweetened by jazz giant Gary Burton's vibraphone, while "What I Should Do" has a Muscle Shoals feel; steamy, funky, and sensual. On "Goodbye, My Love," he takes us deep down into traditional country with Paul Franklin's glistening steel guitar layered over the changes. And on "It's Alright," his most intimate song, SCHMIT needs only his own acoustic guitar to express profound love.
Below are the TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT tour dates:
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