SCI Fidelity Records will release’s Bloodkin’s Baby, They Told Us We Would Rise Again digitally and to select retailers on February 17, 2009. A wider release is expected in late spring. Baby, They Told Us We Would Rise Again is Bloodkin’s eighth album and was produced by David Barbe (Bettye LaVette, Drive-By Truckers, Sugar).
The band’s principals Daniel Hutchens and Eric Carter have been playing music together since they were children. Bloodkin’s 20-year history has seen all the highs and lows that are endured by career musicians. They have battled personal demons and personal changes but in the end the music remains a genuine article of Southern Gothic narrative wrapped in the cloak of powerful and raw guitar-driven rock & roll music.
The band will be touring with the Drive-By Truckers in January and February. DBT’s Patterson Hood wrote the liner notes for the band’s new release and called Bloodkin’s music, "Life affirming Rock and Roll in the grandest tradition. This is music to LIVE with and it don’t get any better than that. "
The band will continue announcing more dates through the spring and summer.
*Jan 24 2009 The National Richmond, Virginia
*Jan 29 2009 Valarium Knoxville, Tennessee
*Jan 30 2009 The Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina
*Jan 31 2009 The Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina
*Feb 19 2009 The Music Farm Charleston, South Carolina
*Feb 20 2009 9:30 CLUB Washington, Washington DC
*Feb 21 2009 9:30 CLUB Washington, Washington DC
**March 6 2009 Mellow Mushroom Tuscaloosa, Alabama
**March 7 2009 Proud Larry’s Oxford, Mississippi
March 13 2009 Loco’s Live Savannah, GA
March 14 2009 Freebird Jacksonville, FL
March 27 2009 Sky City Augusta, GA
March 28 2009 Smith’s Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
* Supporting Drive-By Truckers
** Deep Vibration supports