PEGI YOUNG & THE SURVIVORS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM,LONELY IN A CROWDED ROOM, OCTOBER 27 ON NEW WEST RECORDS
IN CONJUNCTION WITH 28TH ANNUAL BRIDGE
SCHOOL BENEFIT CONCERT
Los Angeles, CA, September 29, 2014 - Pegi Young & The Survivor's fourth album, Lonely In A Crowded Room, will be released October 27 on New West Records. The LP coincides with the28th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert, which will feature Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Florence and the Machine, Tom Jones, Brian Wilson, Soundgarden, Norah Jones and Puss and Boots, Band of Horses and Pegi Young & The Survivors, and will take place October 25-26at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. New West has pledged a portion of the proceeds of the album's sales will go to the Bridge School, the non-profit co-founded by Pegi and Neil Young in 1986, which assists children like their son, Ben, with severe speech and physical impairments and complex communication needs.
The album follows 2011's Bracing For Impact, and builds off what Rolling Stone described as "an appealingly scruffy mix of low-fi Western swing, wry honky-tonk and dusky blues shuffles," while expanding into jazzy lounge, soulful R&B and classic country. The record was produced by Niko Bolas (Warren Zevon, The Mavericks, Melissa Etheridge, Neil Young) and recorded at Redwood Digital Studios on Broken Arrow Ranch; MilkBoy the Studio in Philadelphia and at Capitol Records in Hollywood.
Lead track, "Lonely Women Make Good Lovers," penned by legendary songwriter and musicianSpooner Oldham, and featuring him on keyboards, is premiering over at Popmatters.com today.The song was originally recorded in 1972 by Bob Luman and later became a No. 4 hit (Billboard Hot Country Single) in 1984 for Steve Wariner. In addition to seven new originals, including her comical take on the pharmaceutical industry in the jazzy "Better Livin' Through Chemicals" and the charged up rocker "Feels Just Like A Memory," Pegi also offers up a heart-wrenching take on the 1963 soul classic, "Ruler of My Heart," written by producer Allen Toussaint under the pseudonym of Naomi Neville and made famous by Irma Thomas.
Pegi's band, The Survivors includes an all-star line-up of incredible musicians: Spooner Oldhamon keyboards, Kelvin Holly on guitar, Rick Rosas on bass and Phil Jones on drums and percussion.
Following the Bridge School Benefit Concert, Pegi & The Survivors will embark on a month-long headlining tour across the country in support of Lonely In A Crowded Room. All tour dates below.
Lonely In A Crowded Room Track List:
1. I Be Weary
3. Better Livin' Through Chemicals
4. Ruler Of My Heart
5. Lonely Women Make Good Lovers
6. Don't Let Me Be Lonely
7. Feels Just Like A Memory
8. In My Dreams
9. Walking On The Tightrope
10. Blame It On Me
PEGI YOUNG & THE SURVIVORS ON TOUR
25 - Mountain View, CA @ Bridge School Benefit Concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre
26 - Mountain View, CA @ Bridge School Benefit Concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre
28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
30 - Seattle, WA @ Rendezvous
31 - Portland, OR @ White Eagle
2 - Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
3 - Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
5 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe's Alley
7 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint
8 - San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coachhouse
9 - Big Bear, CA @ The Cave
11 - Tucson, AZ @ The Fox Theatre
13 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
16 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
17 - Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
19 - New York, NY @ Rockwood
20 - Boston, MA @ Atwoods Tavern
21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel