Published Jan 18, 2016Australian music man Jeff Lang is coming to Western Canada this winter, and to coincide with the upcoming shows, he's releasing a new EP that will be exclusive to Canada. Titled Running by the Rock, the new record can be given an advanced listen right here at Exclaim!
The singer-songwriter's latest release brings together five of Lang's originals, plus a traditional Scottish folk song. The six-song set opens with the rootsy grooves of "Pull of the Drift," then moves into riffier territory on the title track.
"By Face Not Name" softens his sound a bit with pretty female vocal accompaniment, while "The House Carpenter" hears a modern take on the ancient Scottish folk ditty. "Lubbock Texas" and "The Janitor" round out the collection, delivering a burst of Southern twang before ending on a gentle, melancholic ballad.
Scroll past Lang's upcoming tour dates to hear the full EP in the player below. Running by the Rock is out on January 22.
01/29 Prince George, BC – Folk Festival
01/30 Jasper, AB – The Olive Bistro
02/01 Red Deer, AB – Bo's Bar and Grill
02/05 Sherwood, AB – Festival Place
02/06 Camrose, AB – Rose City Roots Music Society, Bailey Theatre
02/08 Chilliwack, BC – Bozzini's Upstairs Lounge
02/10 Penticton, BC – Dream Café
02/11 Vancouver, BC – Rogue Folk Club, St James Hall
02/12 Rossland, BC – The Flying Steamshovel