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Fred Eaglesmith and His Band

April 05, 2008
8:00 PM


Award-Winning Songwriters’ Songwriter Fred Eaglesmith on Tour“Cult Hero, Critical Favorite & Americana Star Readies New Album, Tinderbox In Wake of Covers by Superstar Toby Keith & Ralph Stanley II”

(Los Angeles, CA) If the Guinness Book had a world record for exceptional musical talent that has yet to permeate the public consciousness to the level it merits, award-winning singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith would be a shoe-in for the prize. Critics sing his praises, as do fellow songwriters that also sing and record his songs � artists like Toby Keith, Cowboy Junkies, Kasey Chambers, Todd Snider, Mary Gauthier and others. He’s been compared to such notable and diverse musical talents as Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, John Prine, Del Shannon, Link Wray, T Bone Burnett, Steve Earle and even Led Zeppelin. And that’s just some of the many fascinating and notable facts, aspects and accomplishments that have made Eaglesmith one of those “best kept secrets” that music aficionados and tastemaking early adopters savor discovering and ushering into mainstream appreciation.

But Eaglesmith can’t remain one of the finest under the radar musical artists in contemporary roots and Americana music for much longer with the release later this year of Tinderbox, an 18-song tour de force of songwriting prowess and imaginative, genre-defying musicality. His 17th album and the follow-up to 2006’s critically acclaimed Milly’s Cafe, it’s a stunning set on which Eaglesmith’s populist storytelling, poignant personal portraits of real life characters and keen aim for expressing the deepest, richest and most basic human emotions find its most eloquent expression yet on 17 new Eaglesmith compositions as well as a number he co-wrote with Lost Highway recording artist and critical favorite Mary Gauthier.

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