Oteil & Friends Comes To Baltimore Soundstage
Oteil Burbridge has quietly but firmly become a beloved household name in the jam scene over the years. His introduction to the scene began with his recruitment as a founding member of the late Col. Bruce Hampton‘s Aquarium Rescue Unit in 1991. Since then, the Washington, DC native has participated in numerous successful musical projects, including some of his own solo work, as well as some of the greatest bands to ever grace the stage (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Allman Brothers Band and Dead & Company, just to name a few).
Today, the famed bassist has announced the release of a brand new solo album, along with a brief tour in support, and Charm City is fortunate enough to be among the hosts of this incredible project. Oteil & Friends will consist of Jerry Garcia Band keyboardist Melvin Seals, Lettuce & Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik, Primus & RatDog drummer Jay Lane, Trombone Shorty percussionist Weedie Braimah, and vocalist Alfreda Gerald. The Baltimore show will take place on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the one and only Baltimore Soundstage, and yep, you guessed it, Ragin’ Randy Entertainment will be on site!
Tickets on sale Friday, August 25 --> ticketf.ly/2it3EoO
$35 Advance ($40 Day of Show)
$47.50 VIP / Reserved Seating ($55 DOS)
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
The new album is entitled Water In The Desert, and will be released on October 20, 2017, just before the start of the tour. Produced by David Ryan Harris, every track on the record was written by Burbridge and features an all-star cast of some of his favorite musicians including his brother Kofi Burbridge on keys, Dave Yoke on guitar, Lil’ John Roberts, Sean O’Rourke on drums, Miguel Atwood Ferguson on strings and outstanding vocalists Alfreda Gerald and Mark Rivers.
Here’s what Oteil himself has to say about the record”
“I started writing the songs on this record about ten years ago,” said Burbridge. “They are all songs about love in some way; finding out how to love yourself, hoping that another loved one will love you just as you are, believing in someone when they find it hard to believe in themselves, love gone wrong, or finally finding the “perfect fit.” I feel like every problem we have on earth in some way comes back to the lack of love. That’s really what this record is about.“
You can pre-order Water In The Desert www.pledgemusic.com/projects/oteilburbridge. Also, see below for a full list of Oteil & Friends tour dates!
Oteil & Friends Fall Tour 2017
October 31 — The Ardmore Music Hall; PA
November 1 — Pour House; Charleston, SC
November 2 — Georgia Theatre; Athens, GA
November 3 — Salvage Station; Asheville, NC
November 4 — Neighborhood Theater; Charlotte, NC
November 5 — The Lincoln Theatre; Raleigh, NC
November 6 — Fillmore; Silver Spring, MD
November 7 — The Rex Theater; Pittsburgh, PA
November 8 — SoundStage; Baltimore, MD
November 9 — Le Poisson Rouge; New York, NY