BRENT COBB’S NPR MUSIC TINY DESK CONCERT PREMIERES

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM SHINE ON RAINY DAY OUT NOW

TOUR DATES CONFIRMED WITH CHRIS STAPLETON, LITTLE BIG TOWN, NIKKI LANE AND THE CADILLAC THREE AS WELL AS AN APPEARANCE AT STAGECOACH.

Brent Cobb’s NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert premieres today and is now available to view here. Of the performance, NPR’s music Lars Gotrich praises, “precisely crafted phrases amid simple-yet-rich melodies…the words shimmer like a tall glass of sweet tea in the late-morning sun when he strings together a particularly consonant phrase…”

The concert includes performances of “Solving Problems,” “Down in the Gulley,” “Country Bound” and “Shine On Rainy Day,” which are all featured on Brent’s acclaimed major label debut album, Shine On Rainy Day, now available on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records (purchase here).

Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, etc.), the album was recorded live over four days in Nashville and has received overwhelming acclaim since it’s release last year…

“…a trait that pushes all the right buttons throughout the ten tracks on this impressive effort that proves these relatives with impeccable musical synergy have more than just bloodlines in common.”—American Songwriter

“…it harkens back to the early ‘70s when country music collided with folk-rock in the music of Glen Campbell, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Gram Parsons, and others. It’s a stellar set the Cobb cousins have offered up.” —Folk Alley, Best of 2016

“Brent Cobb paints the joy and sadness of rural life in stunning detail…”—Nashville Scene

“A blend of attitude and inspiration, Shine on Rainy Day may be the ideal antidote for today’s troubling times.”—No Depression

“…masterfully understated wit…”—NPR Music

“…a modest sort of perfection: homey, comforting, steadfast.”—Rolling Stone, 40 Best Country Albums of 2016

“…what promises to be cobb’s breakout LP as a singer-songwriter.”—Rolling Stone

“The new record is an outstanding piece of work and a collection of true, country songs.”The Tennessean

“This is one softly understated collection of country songs from a guy who makes a living writing for more commercial country artists. The front-porch feel and the ease of Brent Cobb’s playing make for a simple and beautiful album.” —WXPN World Café, David Dye’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

“…a gorgeous solo album that promises to place him in the top echelon of this century’s young troubadours…”—WXPN World Café

Brent is currently in the midst of an extensive worldwide tour including upcoming dates supporting Chris Stapleton, Nikki Lane, The Cadillac Three, and Little Big Town as well as an appearance at Stagecoach. See below for complete tour details.

Of the music and working with producer (and cousin) Dave Cobb, Brent comments, “It’s not as good as it’s going to get. But if it’s the last thing that I ever do, if I died the day after it came out, then thank God I was able to record it because the songs and the production, it was everything I wanted to say. Finally.”

Dave adds, “I wanted to work with Brent for very selfish reasons. When he lifts a pen and opens his mouth, it sounds like home. I did his record because he’s part of the fabric of South Georgia and the soundtrack to my family. Pure rural country soul filled music.”

Earlier this year, Brent was featured on Dave’s widely praised Southern Family compilation—contributing the song “Down Home” and writing the standout “Sweet By & By,” which was recorded by Miranda Lambert. Of “Down Home,” Wide Open Country declares, “…one of the most earnest and accurate retellings of everyday life in rural Georgia. The mixture of Cobb’s charming southern drawl, brilliant storytelling and flawless production melds into a track that is impossible to resist.”

Born in Ellaville, GA (population 1,609), Brent moved to Nashville in 2008 and has since found widespread success as a writer with songs recorded by Lambert (“Old Shit”), Kenny Chesney (“Don’t It”), Luke Bryan (“Tailgate Blues”), David Nail (“Grandpa’s Farm”), Kellie Pickler (“Rockaway”) and Eli Young Band (“Go Outside and Dance”) among others.

Brent Cobb on Country Music News Blog

SHINE ON RAINY DAY TRACK LIST

  1. Solving Problems
  2. South Of Atlanta
  3. The World
  4. Diggin’ Holes
  5. Country Bound
  6. Traveling Poor Boy
  7. Shine On Rainy Day
  8. Let The Rain Come Down
  9. Down In The Gulley
  10. Black Crow

 

BRENT COBB CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

January 26—London, U.K.—Slaughtered Lamb

January 27—Manchester, U.K.—The Castle

January 29— Glasgow, U.K—O2 ABC

February 2—Cincinnati, OH—Bogart’s*

February 3—Detroit, MI—Saint Andrews Hall*

February 4—Indianapolis, IN—The Vogue @ Old National Center*

February 22—Birmingham, AL— The Saturn†

February 23—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West†

February 24—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium#

February 25—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle†

February 26—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle†

February 27—Washington, DC—U Street Music Hall†

February 28—Philadelphia, PA— The Black Box at Underground Arts†

March 2—Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg†

March 3—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair†

March 4—Montreal, Canada—Bar Le Ritz†

March 5—Toronto, Canada—Horseshoe Tavern†

March 7—Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom†

March 8—Louisville, KY—Headliners Music Hall†

March 9—Bloomington, IN—Bluebird†

March 10—St. Louis, MO— Off Broadway†

March 11—Chicago, IL—Lincoln Hall†

March 13—Milwaukee, WI—Turner Hall Ballroom†

March 14—Saint Paul, MN—Turf Club†

April 20—Roanoke, VA—Berglund Center‡

April 21—Pikeville, KY—Eastern Kentucky Expo Center‡

April 22—Pikeville, KY—Eastern Kentucky Expo Center‡

April 29—Indio, CA—Stagecoach

*appearing with The Cadillac Three

†appearing with Nikki Lane

‡appearing with Chris Stapleton

#appearing with Little Big Town

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