Seth Walker Releases Latest Studio Album ‘Gotta Get Back’


Seth Walker releases his latest studio album, Gotta Get Back, via Royal Potato Family. In support of the collection, Walker kicks off an extensive U.S. tour this weekend that makes stops throughout the Southeast, including four nights in the state he was born—North Carolina, as well as a set at AmericanaFest in Nashville. Gotta Get Back album producer Jano Rix of The Wood Brothers will join Walker’s band on drums for several of the upcoming dates. In October, Walker makes his way to Texas, a state he also called home for many years, including headline dates at The Kessler in Dallas and The Parish in Austin. The treck concludes in November with an extensive run across the Midwest before heading to Cuba for his first ever performances on the island.

Seth Walker’s Gotta Get Back explores the roots of the singer/songwriter’s love affair with music and the family who sparked that fire in him all those years ago. Raised on a commune in North Carolina playing Suzuki method cello, he reunited his sister and parents (who had been divorced for 20 years) to play the album’s sweeping string parts, all of which were arranged by his father. On most of the record, Walker also plays an acoustic guitar handmade by his uncle, luthier and owner at Moriah Guitarworks, in Greensboro, NC.  Produced by The Wood Brothers’ Jano Rix, Gotta Get Back was recorded predominantly at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground studio in Nashville, TN.

Gotta Get Back marks the ninth release in Walker’s extensive catalog, which has garnered critical acclaim far and wide.NPR has hailed his “hard-driving” songs and “sweet tenor,” while the Washington Post praised his “soulful croon,” and the Wall Street Journal fell for his “tasty mix of blues and R&B.” He’s cracked the Top 20 on the Americana Chart and toured the world countless times over, from festival stages to dates with The Mavericks, The Wood Brothers, Ruthie Foster, Paul Thorn and Blind Boys of Alabama, among others.

Tour DatesSeptember 4 – Poolesville, MD – Docklands Farm
September 6 – Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House
September 7 – Roanoke, VA – The Spot on Kirk
September 8 – Asheville, NC – Isis
September 9 – Hickory, NC – Sails Music Series
September 10 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse
September 13 – Greenville, SC – Horizon Records
September 14 – Carrboro, NC – The Cat’s Cradle
September 15Maryville, TN – Barley’s Tavern
September 16Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic
September 17-18Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
September 21Nashville, TN – The Basement East (AmericanaFest)
September 23Knoxville, TN – Blue Plate Special
October 12San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint
October 13Houston, TX – Mucky Duck
October 14Dallas, TX – The Kessler
October 15Austin, TX – The Parish
October 16New Braunfels, TX – Gruene Hall
October 18New Orleans, LA – Chickie Wah Wah
October 20Mobile, AL – Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
October 22Tallahassee, FL – The Warehouse
October 30Lake Harmony, PA – Pennsylvania Music Festival
November 5Kansas City, MO – Knucklehead’s ^^
November 7Des Moines, IA – Flying Mango
November 9Wauwatosa, WI – Red Dot
November 10Goshen, IN – Ignition Music Garage
November 11Evanston, IL – Space
November 12Indianapolis, IN – Jazz Kitchen
November 13Columbus, OH – Natalie’s
November 14Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
November 16Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
November 17Pittsburgh, PA – City Winery
November 18Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe
November 30-Dec. 2La Habana, Cuba – Fabrica de Arte

^^ w/ Bettye Lavette