18 March 2018


BLACKBERRY SMOKE have released another new track from their upcoming sixth studio album, ‘Find A Light’, which is set for release on 6th April via Earache.

A soft, folksy ballad about lost love, “Let Me Down Easy” sees Shires lend her harmonies to compliment BLACKBERRY SMOKE’s frontman/guitarist, Charlie Starr. Charlie tells us, “I wrote Let Me Down Easy with my old buddy, Keith Nelson. We really wanted a cool female voice on it. I thought it would be really cool to have a female harmony on this song, sort of a Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris kind of thing, and Amanda came to mind. Amanda Shires most definitely has a cool voice. She sings beautifully on it.”

Self-produced by the Atlanta-based five-piece, ‘Find A Light’ features 13 new songs written/co-written by frontman and guitarist Charlie Starr. In addition to Starr and band members Richard Turner (bass/vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar/vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards), the album also features special guests, Robert Randolph (“I’ll Keep Ramblin'”), Amanda Shires (“Let Me Down Easy”) and THE WOOD BROTHERS (“Mother Mountain”).

The band are set to spend most of the year on the road in support of ‘Find A Light’ (these road dogs often play upward of 250 shows a year), with their first UK appearance of 2018 set for Ramblin’ Man Fair in July. The band will then return for a UK headline run in November.

Nov. 02 – Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
Nov. 03 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
Nov. 04 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Nov. 06 – Belfast, UK – The Telegraph Building
Nov. 07 – Dublin, Ireland – National Stadium
Nov. 09 – Cardiff, UK – Tramshed
Nov. 10 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
Nov. 11 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
Nov. 13 – Southampton, UK – Guildhall
Nov. 15 – London, UK – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Nov. 16 – London, UK – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Nov. 17 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo