Brent Cobb with visit the UK in early 2017 to promote the upcoming release of his new album 'Shine On Rainy Day' with a short tour. The title track from the album is out now as a single to whet your appetite. 'Shine On Rainy Day' was produced by his cousin Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jamey Johnson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell) and takes the listener on a soulful journey to Cobb's Georgia home. The UK tour dates and a video of Brent Cobb performing 'Shine On Rainy Day' follows:
Article updated 24.01.2017
Georgia native Brent Cobb has announced the UK release of his ‘Shine On Rainy Day’ album is set for March 24th via Atlantic Records. Having just been on tour with Anderson East and a recent support slot with Chris Stapleton, Brent will be bringing his soulful Southern charm to the UK for a number of dates in January.
Thurs 26th – The Slaughtered Lamb, London
Fri 27th – Castle Hotel , Manchester
Sun 29th – O2 ABC, Glasgow
Check out this video for the title track from the album recorded at the legendary Sam Phillips Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.
Released in the US earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim, Shine On Rainy Day is an album Brent’s been trying to make for a decade and saw him enlist the help of his cousin and fellow Georgian, Dave Cobb, the Grammy Award-winning producer (Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson, Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell).
Brent wanted to record an album that felt Southern, though not the kind of Southern you might expect. Neither Southern rock nor mainstream country, the sound sits somewhere on the wide bandwidth that exists between the two and sees Brent alternating between light and dark by channeling his influences of rural life.
Cousin Dave helped him find the right vibe, full of blue-eyed soul, country funk and the kind of swamp boogie sounds that predominated pop in the 1960s and early 1970s.
The album carries something of a Southern Gothic narrative, alternating between dark visions and self-deprecating scenes of black humour that bubble up in laugh-or-cry moments. He chose the album’s title after a friend heard ‘Shine On Rainy Day’ following a family tragedy and mentioned how powerful it was to him.
2017 is set to be a busy year for Brent. As well as his UK dates in January, ahead of his forthcoming album release, he’ll also be out on the road across the US supporting the likes of Chris Stapleton, The Cadillac Three, Little Big Town, Nikki Lane and playing California’s Stagecoach Festival and the Newport Folk Festival.
“…what promises to be Cobb’s breakout LP as a singer-songwriter.”— Rolling Stone
“…masterfully understated wit…”— NPR Music
“It’s a soft, acoustic ballad, different from what you may have already heard from Cobb. The Georgia-born singer/songwriter has a knack for joyous, energetic songs that celebrate life and the good things in it.”— Noisey
“Let me just say that Brent Cobb is pretty damn good.”— Sounds Like Nashville