By Alex HudsonCincinnati garage blues trio the Greenhornes used to be a full-time gig, but bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler have spent the past few years as Jack White's go-to rhythm section. They both played in Loretta Lynn's backing band on the 2004 album Van Lear Rose, and are members of the Raconteurs; Lawrence also belongs to the Dead Weather. Now, Lawrence and Keeler have reunited with their former frontman, Craig Fox, and in October, the Greenhornes will release the new album, Four Stars.
TwentyFourBit points to a Facebook post by Keeler, which says simply, "New album coming in October." In addition to announcing the record, Keeler unveiled a handful of American tour dates, which you can see below.
This confirms Billboard's recent report that Four Stars would come out soon via Jack White's Third Man Records. Lawrence said, "It's nice to come back to that first 'home' that you've had after all these years."
Four Stars will be the Greenhorne's fourth official studio album, the follow-up to 2002's Dual Mono. Back in 2005, they issued an EP plus a compilation.
8/20 Cincinnati, OH - The Comet 8/21 Detroit, MI - The Magic Stick 9/1 Nashville, TN - The Basement 9/3 NYC, NY - The Mercury Lounge 9/4 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's 9/5 Monticello, NY - All Tomorrow's Parties 10/2 Lawrence, KS - Scion Garage Fest