Bobby Bare Jr. and Blue Giant kick off the “Carpool America” tour tomorrow in Memphis, TN. Blue Giant will open the shows and serve as his back up band along with Bare’s drummer Matt Martin. The 24-city tour will kick start in Memphis, TN on August 24th and end in Minneapolis on October 9th. Bare also has dates wtih Justin Townes Earle and Drive-By Truckers.
Bare will release A Storm-A Tree-My Mother’s Head on August 31, 2010. It will be Bare’s sixth album and his first in nearly four years. A Storm-A Tree-My Mother’s Head was co-produced by Bare and David Vandervelde (Jay Bennett). Bare also produced Twistable, Turnable Man: A Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein a tribute album in memory of his close friend and mentor, Shel Silverstein.
8/28: Marfa, TX @ Padres
8/30: Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress Patio
9/6: Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
9/6: Vancouver, BC Canada @ The Biltmore with Justin Townes Earle
9/7: Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo with Justin Townes Earle
9/10: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom with Okkervil River
9/24: Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
9/25: Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells
10/02: Lexington, KY @ COSMIC CHARLIES
10/28: Boone, NC @ Legends of Appalachian State – with Drive-By Truckers
10/29 & 10/30 Ricmond, VA @ The National – with Drive-By Truckers
10/31 Charlotte, NC @ The Filmore Charlotte – with Drive-By Truckers