Stephen Kellogg To Release Will Hoge-Produced ‘Objects In The Mirror’ On November 23


Photo Credit: Bailey Elizabeth Rogers

Stephen Kellogg is set to release Objects in the Mirror on November 23, 2018. Produced by fellow Americana singer-songwriter Will Hoge, the 12-track set was recorded over the course of a single week in Nashville, TN and tracked live, keeping the results intact with minimal overdubs. Ahead of release, American Songwriter featured album track “High Highs, Low Lows” yesterday calling it “a slowly building folk anthem with chiming piano, gentle pedal steel and a raw, vulnerable vocal performance from Kellogg.” Of writing the song, Kellogg offers, “It’s is a bit of an ode to perseverance. To finding one’s way through hard times (of which there are plenty), and also having the sense to recognize happiness when it’s in front of us. Like a lot of people, I’m trying to make sense of some of the fractures that have occurred in my life. Music helps with that.” “High Highs, Low Lows” can be heard/shared at the links below, and Objects in the Mirror is available for pre-order now via the Kellogg Family Store. Kellogg has also announced an extensive U.S. solo tour throughout the rest of 2018, to be followed by a full-band run next spring. Please see below for full tour details.


Objects in the Mirror is a snapshot of American life in 2018—raw, hopeful, and honest. “I wanted to make an album that sounded and felt like the ones I grew up loving,” says Kellogg. “Bob Seger and Cat Stevens, Tom Petty and Rod Stewart. Emotional records where the songs relate to each other and the lyrics are front and center. That’s my true north.” Among the album’s many underlying themes of nostalgia, family, hope, and hard work, is his unwavering respect for the influential women of his life—from his four young daughters (to whom he relays a series of tear-jerking fatherly sentiments in “Song For Daughters”) to his wife of 16 years (the subject of his George Strait-esque love song, “Love Of My Life”) to his beloved late-Grandmother (immortalized in a beautifully nostalgic soundbite at the title track’s opening). Objects in the Mirror proves that, above all else, Stephen Kellogg is a 21st century family man.

Over the last decade, Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world and released ten studio albums. During that time, he has sang duets with such artists as Sara Bareilles, Josh Ritter, Rosanne Cash, and Pat Monahan of Train, as well as co-penned acclaimed singles like the title track of Robert Randolph’s 2017 GRAMMY-nominated Got Soul. He’s earned the honor of Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, been invited to speak to students at Columbine High School about social justice, and delivered a TEDx Talk on job satisfaction. In 2019, Wetware Media will be publishing Kellogg’s first full length book entitled Objects in the Mirror: A Storyteller’s Take On What Matters Most. A fitting companion to the forthcoming album, it’s a collection of essays about the parts of life that belong front and center. From marriage and work to health and forgiveness, nothing is off limits. Like the album that shares its name, the stories of Objects In The Mirror were culled from Kellogg’s own life and will take readers on a journey that is equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking.

Stephen Kellogg On Tour:
October 19 — Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music Theatre*
November 21 — Boston, MA @ City Winery+
November 23 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Locks at Sona+
November 24 — New York, NY @ City Winery+
November 29 — Fort Collins, CO @ The Elizabeth Hotel+
November 30 — Colorado Springs, CO @ Friends HC’s+
December 1 — Boulder, CO @ eTown Hall~
December 4 — Nashville, TN @ Bluebird Cafe+
December 5 — Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse+
December 6 — Atlanta, GA @ City Winery+
December 8 — Cedar Rapids, IA @ CSPS+
December 9 — Des Moines, IA @ Flying Mango+
December 10 — Des Moines, IA @ Flying Mango+
December 13 — Evanston, IL @ SPACE+
December 14 — Orion Charter Township, MI @ 20 Front Street+
December 15 — Spring Lake, MI @ Seven Steps Up+
December 16 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe+
December 26 — Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square+
December 27 — Pawling, NY @ Daryl’s House Club+
December 28 — Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage+
December 29 — Fairfield, CT @ Fairfield Theatre (Stage One)+
March 20 — Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club^
March 21 — Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark^
March 22 — Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
March 23 — St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club^
March 26 — Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door^
March 27 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom^
April 6 — Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater^
April 9 — Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall^
April 10 — Austin, TX @ 3Ten^
April 18 — Vienna, VA @ Barns at Wolf Trap^
April 19 — Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair^
April 20 — Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Music Hall^
*appearing with Barefoot Truth
+with support from Taylor Carson
~with support from Dave Tamkin
^Spring 2019 full-band tour