× Jake La Botz starts Europe tour this week

Jake La Botz starts Europe tour this week


Jake La Botz brings a lifetime of unconventional stories crackling to cinematic life on his new album They're Coming for Me. Produced by Jimmy Sutton (Pokey LaFarge, JD McPherson) at Hi-Style Studios, the record is an impressive showcase of La Botz' creative storytelling chops. Contemplative, spiritual, and often inclined toward the absurd, the album's 10 tracks include a tale written from the perspective of a bank robber moaning gospel hymns while barreling towards a grisly end, a hilarious, snarky riff from Bigfoot on his struggle to stay relevant amidst the modern 24-hour news cycle, and a recent Nashville transplant's observations on the everyday reality for working musicians in Music City. 

They're Coming For Me deftly ties threads from La Botz's background in Chicago blues, gospel, early rock 'n roll, American folksong traditions, and a dash of country twang into a grooving knot of warm-timbred Americana. The songs jump off the needle like the words of a profound and gripping American novel, deepening with each listen as layers of meaning unfold across a rich musical landscape. This month Jake La Botz and the most members of Smokestack Lightnin' will tour across Europe.

05/03: Nürnberg, DE - Kantine K4
06/03: Lessines, BE - CC Rene Magritte
07/03: Ris Orangis, FR - Le Plan
10/03: Oud-Turnhout, BE - Dorpscafe De Djoelen
11/03: Recklinghausen, DE - Creative Outlaws
12/03: Hamburg, DE - Stellwerk
13/03: Bremen, DE - Lila Eule
14/03: Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
15/03: Hoogeveen, NL - Het Podium
17/03: Nantes, FR - La Scène Michelet
18/03: Liérganes, ESP - Los Picos
19/03: Valladolid, ESP - Sala Portacaeli
20/03: Lugo, ESP - Club Clavicémbalo
21/03: Madrid, ESP - Funhouse Club
22/03: Valencia, ESP - 16 Toneladas
23/03: Barceona, ESP - Barbara Ann
25/03: Basel, CH - Atlantis
26/03: Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE - KKF
27/03: Augsburg, DE - Drunken Monkey

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