About the song, Waldon says, “I had had conversations with my peers in this business, especially with all my girlfriends who are such amazing songwriters in their own right, talking about this journey and all the smoke and the mirrors of trying to live up to your dream. There were times when I tried to prove the wrong thing, but I’m done with that now. I don’t try to be someone other than myself and write songs that show what’s in my heart and in my head.
“Tall and Mighty” is the second track released from Waldon’s highly anticipated new album, No regular dogwhich will be released on August 12 via Oh Boy Records (pre-order here). Ahead of the release, the album’s track, “Sweet Little Girl,” recently debuted, which Billboard praises, “it sings to instrumentation reminiscent of the best of ’70s freewheeling country music. , because Waldon’s voice embodies a certain bruised innocence”. Watch the official clip HERE.
Produced by Shooter Jennings (Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker) and recorded at Dave’s Room Studio in Los Angeles, No regular dog is rooted in deep self-reflection and features Waldon’s most personal songwriting to date. With these eleven songs, including “Season’s Ending”, a tribute to Waldon’s mentor, John Prine, and “Simple as Love”, the first love song she wrote, Waldon cements her position as one of the voices music’s most authentic – transforming the harsh truths of loss, self-doubt and sacrifice into songs that soothe and enlighten the soul. Heavily influenced by sounds from the past, the record highlights the immense depth of Waldon’s musicality, drawing inspiration from mid-century bluegrass, 60s soul and 70s country-rock.
To celebrate new music, Waldon will embark on his nationwide “No Regular Dog Tour” later this summer with signature shows at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory, Philadelphia’s MilkBoy, Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, Portland’s Polaris Hall, Austin’s 3TEN ACL, Fort Worth’s Tulips FTW, The Burl in Lexington, Hotel Café in Los Angeles and Basement East in Nashville among many others. See below for the full itinerary. Full ticket details can be found at http://www.kelseywaldon.com/tour.
Reflecting on the record, Waldon shares, “I hope these songs can live with people and help make the world a little better because I think that’s a big part of my job. Ultimately, I’m so grateful for my passion for music because it’s sustained me throughout my life, and now I want others to do the same. And if anyone is struggling, I hope they can recognize the ‘No Regular Dog’ in themselves and begin to see what they’re really worth. Additionally, Jennings shares, “Kelsey Waldon is a premier artist who feels a deep responsibility for country music, for preserving its history, and for the quality of its future. I would say country music is in good hands.
In addition to Waldon (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Jennings (piano, organ, synths), No Regular Dog also features Waldon’s touring band – Nate Felty (drums), Alec Newnam (bass), and Brett Resnick (pedal steel) , as well as guest Doug Pettibone (dobro, guitar) and Aubrey Richmond (violin), as well as backing vocals from Kyshona Armstrong, Mickie Conley, Maureen Murphy and Kristen Rogers.
No regular dog is Waldon’s fourth studio album and the follow-up to 2019’s White Noise/White Lines debut on Oh Boy Records. Released to overwhelming critical acclaim, the record landed on several “Best of 2019” lists including NPR Music, Paste, Stereogum, The Fader, The Bitter Southerner and Rolling Stone, who declared, “a breathtaking album that gave voice to rural folk… while Waldon’s work is often seen as rooted in the past, he actually focuses on rewriting perceptions to shape a more dynamic and inclusive future. praise,” she is undoubtedly proving to be a strength. Growing up in small-town Kentucky, Waldon has a lot to say about emotional and personal independence throughout his music” and American Songwriter proclaimed, “his most beautiful, personal and diverse work to date. day, the one that pushes the limits while remaining firmly anchored in the roots. folk/country genre she calls home.
Raised in Monkey’s Eyebrow, KY and now based outside of Nashville, Waldon has performed across the world including shows with John Prine, Tanya Tucker, Brandy Clark, Jamey Johnson, The Steeldrivers and Tyler Childers in addition to her own tours.
NO REGULAR DOG TRACKS LIST
1. No Regular Dog
2. Sweet little girl
3. Big and powerful
4. You can never tell
5. End of season
6. History repeats itself
7. Swirl Blues
8. Simple as love
9. Peace Alone (Reap what you sow)
10. Progress Again
11. The Dog (Outro)
KELSEY WALDON CONFIRMS TOUR DATES
June 22—Dublin, Ireland—Oh Boy Records departs for Europe 2022
July 14—Spring Green, WI—Shitty Barn
July 15—Chicago, IL—Country on Western Music Festival at Barney Callaghan’s Pub
July 16—St. Louis, Missouri—Old Rock House
Aug. 4—Middlesboro, KY—Levitt Amp
August 11—Vienna, Virginia—Jammin Java
August 12—Brooklyn, NY—The Knitting Factory
Aug. 13—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—MilkBoy
Aug. 25—Newport, KY—Southgate House
August 26—Gary, IN—Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana – Café Stage
Aug. 27—Indianapolis, IN—The Hi-Fi
October 5—Ann Arbor, MI—L’Arche
October 7—Davenport, IA—Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel
October 8—St. Paul, MN—Turf Club
October 9—Madison, WI—High Noon Saloon
October 11—Columbia, MO—Rose Music Hall
Oct. 12—Des Moines, IA—Wooly’s
October 14—Denver, CO—The Other Side of Cervantes
October 15—Fort Collins, CO—The Coast
October 18—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
October 20—Spokane, WA—Lucky You Lounge
October 21—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern
October 22—Portland, OR—Polaris Hall
October 25—Arcata, CA—Arcata Theater Lounge
October 27—Felton, California—Felton Music Hall
October 28—Los Angeles, CA—The Hotel Café
October 30—Palm Springs, California—The Alibi
Nov. 2—Phoenix, AZ—Last live release
Nov. 4—Austin, TX—3TEN ACL
November 5—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs
Nov. 6—Fort Worth, TX—FTW Tulips
Nov. 8—Oklahoma City, OK—Ponyboy
Nov. 10—Louisville, KY—Zanzabar
Nov. 11—Lexington, KY—The Burl
November 12—Bowling Green, KY—The Mount Victor Warehouse
November 30—Boston, MA—Café 939
December 2—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—Club Café
Dec. 3—Huntington, WV—The Loud
Dec. 9—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle
December 10—Charlotte, North Carolina—The Evening Muse
December 15—Atlanta, Georgia—Smith’s Olde Bar
December 16—Nashville, TN—The Basement East