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The Sword Release Vinyl 7” Of “John The Revelator” For Record Store Day‏

Following the success of the release of the picture disc of their current album High Country for the fall Record Store Day celebration, The Sword come back for this Saturday’s Record Store Day with a 7” vinyl single of the legendary blues classic, “John The Revelator”. The song was originally recorded in 1930 by Blind Willie Johnson and received bigger acclaim when recorded in an acapella version in 1965 by blues man Son House.  The song later found usage in the hit TV series Sons of Anarchy.  The Sword’s version was recorded in Austin, TX as part of the recording sessions for High Country.  

The Sword is currently finishing leg 3 of their North America High Country tour. Leg 4 begins in Knoxville, TN on May 6th.  Dates for Leg 4 are below:

May 6 – Knoxville, TN – The International
May 7 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion*

May 8 – Tallahassee, FL – Sidebar Theater

May 10 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

May 11 – Orlando, FL – The Social

May 12 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl

May 13 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees*
May 14 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage

May 16 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

May 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl

May 18 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
May 19 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall

May 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

May 22 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range*

May 24 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
May 25 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
May 26 – Lawrence, KS – Granada

May 27 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma*

May 28 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
May 29 – San Antonio, TX – River City Rockfest*

*festival dates

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