So...I'm going to launch another Crowdfunding campaign this Summer...we did a sort of DIY project with the DADDY album "Let's Do This"...and thanks to all who made that work out so well!---but this one will be a more traditional campaign/project along the lines of what I did with "Sideshow Love". So needless to say I'm very excited about this---I can't wait to share what I'm working on ---- and I'm super excited to partner up with you all again and get this new collection, "I Like It Down Here", out into the world in the best way possible. I'm finally going to be on vinyl again, and this partnership between us all will insure that both the digital and analog verysions of this new album will be sounding killer. Cheers and all the best...see you in July...Will
I had a great tour through DC, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio! Solo shows, DADDY shows, saw Ry Cooder, Jon Cleary, The Mulligan Brothers, Peyton Tochterman...good stuff! Headed to Ireland tomorrow with my Mama, my wife and both daughters---man I'm excited to have my family together---family togetherness is so great! When I get back I'm headed right back out for two shows w/ Emmylou AND Ry Cooder. Wow! Tanglewood and Mann Center, July 1 and 3---then I have shows w/ Willie Sugarcapps and Red Dirt Boys and a real nice Colorado tour in July---including all Cathe Steele's shows at Rancho Del Rio and Trapper Lake! It's a great summer! Be kind and remember, families together are the way it should be!
Welcome back to willkimbrough.com.
It's been a minute.2017 was an eventful year, to say the least. And 2018 has kept me busier than a one legged…you get the point.
I worked a a producer with the likes of Radney Foster, Jimmy Buffett, Shemekia Copeland, Steve Poltz and Kate Campbell. I played a a whole slew of records, including Mary Gauthiers "Rifles and Rosary Beads" and Gretchen Peters' "Dancing With The Beast". I toured with Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys.
Brigitte DeMeyer and I released "Mockingbird Soul" --- Americana Radio loved the record, writers loved the record---best of all, fans loved it!
DADDY released "Let's Do This" and it has been hanging around the Top 40 of the Americana Radio Chart ever since.
Willie Sugarcapps is hanging in there like a hair in a biscuit---Grayson Capps and Sugarcane Jane are working excellent new releases---of course I hope Willie C Sugarcapps makes another album someday…we shall see…
My musical relationship with Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys continues…we'll be doing limited tour dates in 2018, but we will be out there somewhere, some time…meanwhile, the Red Dirt Boys have recorded an albums' worth of new songs! Stay tuned for news about that.
OK - back to brass tacks - I've recorded a new solo album - that's right: a Will Kimbrough record! It's called "I Like It Down Here", named after one my favorite songs I've written. The whole album is set in my home - the Deep South. I've sought to capture the mood of the Deep South, the Gulf Coast in particular. There' s a lot of hazy, beautiful light. There are shadows, too. I'm currently trying to pare it all down to the length of my favorite old records---I want "I Like It Down Here" to play like a classic LP record. Working on it…
I'll be launching a Pledge Music campaign soon, too. For all you friends who supported my Kickstarter Campaign for "Sideshow Love", and all you friends who supported my DIY pre-sale for DADDY's "Let's Do This"---this time I'm dipping into the Pledge Music thing. I'm looking forward to it. Very much.
There are lots of live dates happening. Of course, they are all here at willkimbrough.com. There will be continual updates about the new album and the Pledge Music campaign. There will be blogs. Enjoy. Thanks for coming along for the ride. Peace and love, y'all