Sammy Kay announces new album “Fourth Street Singers”

Music News | Feb 6th, 2015

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Sammy Kay has a new album coming out called Fourth Street Singers and folks who helped him out with his BigTunes campaign already know that. Fourth Street Singers was produced by The Bouncing Souls’ Pete Steinkopft so that’s pretty damn cool. Now the album will be officially released on March 10th via Panic State Records. The album is a bit of a departure of Sammy’s usual ska/rocksteady sound but still kick ass! On top of that, he will be hitting the road including dates with The Gaslight Anthem! You can hear a sneak peek at New Noise Magazine.

Asbury Park, New Jersey singer/songwriter, SAMMY KAY has announced his full length debut, Fourth Street Singers, due out March 10th via Panic State Records. New Noise Magazine has premiered the first taste of the album with the song “Highs and Lows.” The track offers a perfect gateway to Kay’s endearing brand of soulful Americana with a touch of punk rock grit.

Hailing from Asbury Park, NJ singer/songwriter SAMMY KAY has lived the kind of romantic life that can only be found in a song. After living in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, then seeing the world working as a tour manager for three years, Kay has used his travels and experiences to hone his song-craft into an endearing mixture of punk rock, Americana, and soul. Always behind-the-scenes helping other artist’s grow and succeed, Kay built strong friendships all across the country, these friends would later come together to help record his debut album. Now, with the release of his debut full length, Fourth Street Singers, SAMMY KAY is excited to step into the spotlight and show listeners what he’s capable of.

Recorded by Pete Steinkopft of The Bouncing Souls at Little Eden Studios, Fourth Street Singers was crafted from the ground up with an all-star cast of accomplished musicians, featuring members of The Slackers, Franz Nicolay’s band, Rancid’s touring band, Westbound Train, Leftover Crack, Plow United and more. The sense of camaraderie from the recording studio is palpable across the 10 tracks on Fourth Street Singers, but Kay’s songs are more than just bar anthems. There is a yearning that can’t be denied in every song. Whether it’s a desire for truth, connection, or something more, these tracks feel authentic and lived-in. Even Kay’s take on the Tom Waits classic “Old Shoes (Pictures And Postcards)” feels entwined with the story told on Fourth Street Singers.

Harnessing influences ranging across the spectrums of rock n’ roll, punk, and Americana, SAMMY KAY has crafted an album that is uniquely personal while still invitingly familiar, wild and free while still reserved and dynamic. Full of love and despair, life and death, salvation and American rock n’ roll, Fourth Street Singers is SAMMY KAY.

Fourth Street Singers track list:

1. You Ought To Know
2. Saints and Sinners
3. Your Way
4. Highs and Lows
5. Forever and a Day
6. Truth
7. Shipwreck
8. Stay a While
9. Old Shoes
10. Mary

Tour Dates:

2/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
2/19 Asbury Park, NJ @ parlor Gallery
2/21 Fredericksburg, VA @ Blue And Grey Brewery
2/22 Greensboro, NC @ New York Pizza
2/23 Atlanta, GA @ The Basement
2/26 Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub
2/27 St Augustine, FL @ Nobbys
2/28 Ybor City, FL @ New World Brewery
3/01 Gainesville, FL @ Looseys
3/06 Austin TX, @ Flamingo Cantina
3/11 Kansas City, MO @ Vandals
3/12 Des Moines, IA @ Des Moines Social Club
3/14 Winnipeg, Canada @ Burton Cummings Theatre *
3/15 Saskatoon, Canada @ Amigos Cantina #
3/16 Edmonton, Canada @ Union Hall*
3/17 Calgary, Canada @ Macewan Hall*
3/19 Vancouver, Canada @ Commodore Ballroom*
3/20 Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market*
3/21 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*
3/23 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot*
3/24 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater*
3/26 St Louis, MO @ The Ready Room*
3/27 Indianapolis, IN @ The Egyptian Room*
3/28 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall*

* w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote
# w/ Northcote


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