Chuck Mead on tour

Chuck MeadChuck Mead has announced U.S. tour dates in support of his debut album for Nashville’s Plowboy Records, Free State Serenade, a wild ride of hillbilly blues and honky-tonk. Mead, best known for his work as frontman for BR549, wrote the album based on the stories, legends, crimes and lonesome open roads of his childhood and formative years in Kansas. Free State Serenade was recorded with his longtime band The Grassy Knoll Boys.

Mead co-founded three-time Grammy®–nominated alternative country band BR549, who got their start playing on Nashville’s Lower Broadway before recording seven full-length LPs and winning a Country Music Association Award. With BR on hiatus, Mead formed the Hillbilly All-Stars featuring members of the Mavericks, co-produced popular tribute albums to Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, guest-lectured at Vanderbilt University, and became a staff writer at one of Nashville’s top song publishers.
 
Mead also serves as music director for the hit Broadway show Million Dollar Quartet, currently touring throughout North America to rave reviews. Mead has released two solo albums, Journeyman’s Wager and Back at the Quonset Hut, with the Grassy Knoll Boys. Free State Serenade was co-produced with longtime friend Joe Pisapia (k.d. Lang, Ben Folds Five) and features BR549’s Don Herron and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Critter Fuqua.
 
Chuck Mead on tour, February-March 2014
 
Fri., Feb. 21 KANSAS CITY, MO Folk Alliance
Sat., Feb. 22 LAWRENCE, KS The Bottlenec
Sun., Feb. 23 COLUMBIA, MO Mojo’s
Wed., March 5 NASHVILLE, TN The Basement (album release)
Wed., March 12 AUSTIN, TX Guitartown/Conqueroo Kickoff 2014 at the Dogwood
Wed. March 12 – AUSTIN, TX SXSW, Shotgun’s on 6th, 9 p.m.
Thurs., March 13 NEW BRAUNFELS, TX River Road Ice House
Fri., March 14 AUSTIN, TX TBA
Sat., March 15 – AUSTIN, TX SXSW, Saxon Pub, 11 p.m.
Sat., March 15 AUSTIN, TX Folk Alliance Party, Threadgill’s
Sat., March 15 AUSTIN, TX Alejandro Escovedo’s Maria’s Taco Xpress party
Sun., March 16 TULSA, OK Mercury Lounge
Tues., March 18 BLUE SPRINGS, MO Trouser Mouse
Wed., March 19 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Grandad’s Bar
Thurs., March 20 AUSTIN, TX The Continental Club
Fri., March 21 ROSCOE, TX The Lumberyard
Sat., March 22 FREDERICKSBURG, TX Luckenbach
Sun., March 23 HOUSTON, TX The Mucky Duck