Old Man Markley has revealed a new song called “Rehearsal” from their forthcoming album, Down Side Up, today at AmericanSongwriter.com. Down Side Up is the band’s sophomore album due out on March 5th via Fat Wreck Chords, which can be pre-ordered now.
For their latest track “Rehearsal,” a heartfelt story of a hardworking immigrant, Old Man Markley mix things up with a little folk and Americana blended with their signature “newgrass” sound and the result is a stellar toe-tapping experience.
“”Rehearsal” tells the tale of an immigrant who came to the U.S. at the turn of the last century and eventually found work at a funeral home,” Katie Weed (fiddle, vocals) tells AmericanSongwriter.com. “He worked as a musician at night also, and his band would drive to shows in his hearse since it was the only vehicle that could accommodate all the members and their gear. His story really struck me: the dedication to his family and his music, in spite of the dangers and travails of working both day and night. Life is short–and he saw death on a daily basis–yet (or maybe because of that) he really seems to have filled his to the brim.”
Today’s debut of “Rehearsal” follows the recent release of the first new track, “Blood on My Hands,” from Down Side Up, which is available for free download at http://www.fatwreck.com/record/detail/792.
Old Man Markley are currently making their way to Cleveland where they’ll kick off a tour with Dropkick Murphys on February 21st.
Follow Old Man Markley’s newgrass movement at http://www.oldmanmarkley.com.
Old Man Markley Tour Dates:
Feb 20 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern
Feb 21 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Feb 22 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Feb 24 – St. Paul, MN – The Myth (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Feb 26 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Feb 27 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Feb 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 1 – Gulf Breeze, FL – Paddy O’Leary’s
Mar 2 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 3 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 4 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 5 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 6 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 9 – Trenton, NJ – The Mill Hill Basement (w/Bryan McPherson)
Mar 11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 12 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
Mar 13 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 14 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
Mar 16 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
Mar 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
Mar 20 – Des Moines, IA – The Lucky Monkey
Mar 21 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Mar 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
Mar 24 – Fullerton, CA – The Slidebar
Mar 28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (w/Tiger Army)