Acclaimed Americana band the Doc Marshalls will hit the road for a US tour in support of their recent release, “Look Out Compadre”, launching in New York on April 17th. With the success of the new release, the band hits the Southeast, mid-South, Texas and the mid-west before heading back east.
The Doc Marshalls’ front man, Nick Beaudoing, recently settled in Nashville armed with an album that reeks of Brooklyn, his former home. Whereas previous releases evoked a humid musical landscape along the Texas-Louisiana border, 2012’s “Look Out, Compadre,” shed the honky-tonk and Cajun two-steps in favor of crooked, shimmering folk reminiscent of Bonnie Prince Billy, A.A. Bondy, and Phosphorescent.
The Doc Marshalls performing “Why I’m Leaving”, an incredible song on “Look Out Compadre”
Performing “You Know What the Law is In Texas”, a murder ballad from their second album. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAcurMVWJxw
This hard left turn came on the heels of years of preaching roots music in indie rock venues, where country flavors are seldom heard. Whether performing gritty honky-tonk, original Americana, or traditional Cajun two-steps played at break-neck speeds, the Doc Marshalls have long sought to make converts of even the most country-shy souls. Beaudoing, a native French speaker, has always drawn heavily from his Texas upbringing, where music was a way of keeping his Acadian heritage alive. “Look Out, Compadre” is proof that even hardcore country boys are unable to keep the city at bay forever.
A versatile repertoire has served the Doc Marshalls well, taking them from indie rock clubs in NYC, to rural Texas dancehalls, Europe, and countless festival stages in between. Their debut album, “No Kind of Life” (2005), was enthusiastically received by roots radio, spending over a month in the Top 40 of the Americana Music Association Radio Chart. Their 2008 follow up, “Honest for Once,” surpassed this feat, making a rapid ascent to #19 and earning spots on “Best of” lists for the year, including the Americana Music Association and Pop Matters, among others.
Doc Marshalls On Tour
Apr 17 New York, NY Rodeo Bar
Apr 18 Washington, DC Hill Country
Apr 19 Richmond, VA Ashland Tea & Coffee
Apr 20 Asheville, NC Jack of the Wood
Apr 21 Charlotte, NC Evening Muse
Apr 22 Knoxville, TN Barley’s
Apr 23 Knoxville, TN WDVX Blue Plate Special (noon)
Apr 23 Nashville, TN 5-Spot 9:30 pm
Apr 25 Austin, TX Driskill Hotel 6-9
Apr 25 Austin, TX White Horse 10pm
Apr 26 LaGrange, TX Bugle Boy
Apr 27 Houston, TX Armadillo Palace
Apr 28 New Braunfels, TX Gruene Hall
Apr 29 Dallas, TX Barley House
May 2 Newport, KY Southgate House Revival
May 3 Thomas, WV Purple Fiddle
May 4 Bethlehem, PA Godfrey Daniels