Westbound Train’s Obi Fernandez offers up a free download of new solo EP

Music News | By on Oct 13th, 2011

Obi Fernandez, best known for his work as the vocalist of Westbound Train, has catapulted back into swing of things with his brand-new solo work. Fernandez is offering a four-song EP of demos, entitled The Seaside Sessions, for free download in the Paper + Plastick webstore.

Fernandez, who released a 7” on Paper + Plastick during his time with Westbound Train, took some time off to record a handful of solo songs while the band is taking a break. His independent work reveals the core of his past endeavors while uncovering a previously hidden passion for soul and storytelling. The result was The Seaside Sessions, which serves as a precursor to Fernandez’s upcoming full-length.

The veteran vocalist will head into the Hurley Studio with Eric Novod at the end of November to record his first solo full-length record. Novod and Fernandez will both be producers and the album will be engineered by former Aggrolites member Brian Nixon.

Before then, however Fernandez will take off on a short tour beginning this weekend in Indiana.

10/13/2011 – Crown Point, IN
110 South Main Street
Tequila Restaurante
Crown Point, IN
OBI Fernandez (backed by Green Room Rockers + The Pinstripes Horns), Green Room Rockers, Public Divide, DJ JAY SA

10/14/2011 – Cincinnati, OH
The Drinkery
Cincinnati, OH
Obi Fernandez, Green Room Rockers, The Pinstripes

10/15/2011 – Ann Arbor, MI
208 South 1st Street
The Blind Pig
Ann Arbor, MI
Time: 8-12pm
Mustard Plug, Obi Fernandez, Green Room Rockers, The Pinstripes

10/16/2011 – Lafayette, IN
622 Main St.
LBC
Lafayette, IN
Time: 7-11pm
Obi Fernandez, Green Room Rockers, The Pinstripes

11/6/11 – NYC
431 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
Highline Ballroom
The Toasters, Obi Fernandez, Royal City Riot

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