THE MASTERSONS premiere the title track from “Transient Lullaby,” announce Steve Earle support dates

The Mastersons, husband-and-wife couple Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmorehave premiered the title track from their May 19 Red House debut, Transient Lullaby, with No Depression; you can listen to it HERE. The album will be available on CD, vinyl and all digital outlets and is available for pre-order now at iTunes and Amazon. The song captures the sense of motion and longing of a life lived on the road, all the while keeping a marriage and a band together.
Transient Lullaby is a cosmic country tale of wanderlust,” Whitmore tells No Depression. “Over the past five years we’ve lived in Brooklyn, Austin, Los Angeles, and have a desert hideout in Terlingua, Texas. Combined with a nearly constant touring schedule, we truly feel like ‘Pilgrims of the interstate … Can’t stay still when you’re moving on’.”
Musically, the album is rich with intoxicating harmonies that float above Eleanor Whitmore’s stirring string arrangements and Chris Masterson’s adroit guitar work, but it’s the deeply personal songwriting that always manages to steal the show. Full of characters facing down difficulty and darkness with all the grit and humility they can muster, Transient Lullaby is an unfiltered and timeless portrait of all the joy and pain love can bring, though it’s not without its political moments, too. The Mastersons found themselves on tour in Lexington, KY, during the height of Kim Davis’ obstinate stand against the Supreme Court’s same sex marriage decision, and so they penned the infectious “You Could Be Wrong” in a dressing room before taking the stage with “Love Wins” draped across their guitars.
Transient Lullaby follows the band’s 2014 release, Good Luck Charm—which was premiered by the NY Times and praised by Mother Jones for its “big-hearted lyrics, tight song structures, and sweetly intertwined harmonies”—and their 2012 debut, Birds Fly South, which was awarded 9/10 stars by Uncut. Those albums earned The Mastersons slots on NPR’s Mountain Stage and at festivals around the world, from San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Australia’s Byron Bay Bluesfest.
For The Mastersons, all that matters is where they’re headed, and the songs they’ll write when they get there.

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# dates supporting Steve Earle and also performing as members of Earle’s band, The Dukes

SA  4/29         Buellton, CA – Standing Sun Wines
FR  5/05         Conroe, TX – Conroe Americana Music Festival
WE 5/17         Ft. Worth, TX – Magnolia Motor Lounge
TH 5/18          Houston, TX – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
FR  5/19         Austin, TX – Waterloo Records
SA 5/20          Austin, TX – Continental Club
SU 5/21          Houston, TX – Cactus Records
FR 6/23          Santa Monica, CA – McCabe’s

MO 7/03         Houston, TX – House of Blues #
TH 7/06          Dallas, TX – House of Blues #
FR 7/07          Jackson, MS – Duling Hall #
SA 7/08          Memphis, TN –  Minglewood Hall #
SU 70/09        Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre #
TU 7/11          Asheville, NC – Orange Peel #
TH 7/13          Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall #
FR 7/14          Durham, NC – The Carolina Theatre
SU 7/16         Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage at The Culture Center #
TU 7/18          Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere #
TH 7/20          Cincinnati, OH- Taft Theatre #
SA 7/22          Marietta, GA – Peoples Bank Theatre #
SU 7/23          Kent, OH – Kent Stage #
TU 7/25          Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk #
WE 7/26         Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk #
SA 7/29          Clear Lake, Iowa – Surf Ballroom #
SU 7/30          Apple Valley, MN – Minnesota Zoo-Weesner  #
TU 8/01          Omaha, NE – Slowdown #
TH 8/03          Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen #
FR 8/04          Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater #
SA 8/05          Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room #
MO 8/07         Albuquerque, NM – Kimo Theater #
TU 8/08          Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre #
TH 8/10          Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up #
FR 8/11          Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
SA 8/12          Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
MO 8/14         Portland, OR – Revolution Hall #
TU 8/15          Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre #
WE 8/16         Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre #
FR 8/18          Billings, MT – Zoo Montana #
SA 8/19          Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel #
TH 9/07          Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live #
SA 9/09          Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre #