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Derik Hultquist (@derikhultquist)’s Psychedelic Pop Debut, ‘Southern Iron,’ Out Now On Carnival/Thirty Tigers

East Tennessee singer-songwriter Derik Hultquist ‘s debut album, ‘Southern Iron,’ bows today, June 17, via Carnival/Thirty Tigers. Produced by Frank Liddell (Brandi Carlile, Aubrie Sellers, Miranda Lambert) and Eric Masse (Mikky Ekko, Rayland Baxter, Andrew Combs), ‘Southern Iron’ is 12 tracks of psychedelic roots-rock disguised as uplifting pop that is as infectious as it is inspiring: After losing two family members to cancer last year and currently watching his father battle the disease, Hultquist took to writing to find hope.

“‘Southern Iron’ represents the triumph of wills that have given me strength in the face of life’s unanswerable questions,” Derik says of the album’s title, which comes from a gym his father owned in Tallahassee, FL. “It seemed an appropriate title for a man who is most assuredly the strongest person I have ever known. This album is dedicated to him, my grandmother, my family and those fighting the good fight with the greatest appreciation and endless love.”

Rayland Baxter and Matthew Logan Vasquez appear as guest vocalists throughout a record inspired as much by neo-soul and post-punk as traditional country, which creates a sound that’s confronting yet instantly familiar, reflective yet lively.

Listen to current Triple A single “1983” here: bit.ly/249OMaz

Watch Derik perform “My New Orleans” in a solo acoustic studio session: youtu.be/wrN5qvH68O0

Derik Hultquist on Tour:
Jun 15 / Kelly’s / Nags Head, NC
Jun 16 / Brooklyn Bowl / New York, NY
Jun 18 / Union Transfer / Philadelphia, PA
Jun 22 / Rockwood Music Hall 2 / New York, NY
Jun 24 / Hill Country DC / Washington, DC
Jun 25 / The Evening Muse / Charlotte, NC
Jun 29 / Eddie’s Attic / Decatur, GA
Jun 30 / The Basement East / Nashville, TN
Jul 07 / Blue Canoe / Tupelo, MS
Jul 16 / 89th Street Collective / Oklahoma City, OK
Jul 17 / Duck Room / Saint Louis, MO
Jul 18 / Madison Live / Covington, KY
Jul 21 / Rathskeller / Indianapolis, IN
Jul 22 / The Castle Theater / Bloomington, IL
Jul 25 / One Longfellow Square / Portland, ME
Jul 26 / Higher Ground / South Burlington, VT
Jul 27 / The Saint / Asbury Park, NJ
Jul 28 / The Southern / Charlottesville, VA
Jul 29 / The Royal American / Charleston, SC
Jul 31 / The Original Cafe Eleven / St Augustine, FL
Aug 03 / SPACE / Evanston, IL
Aug 04 / Cedar Cultural Center / Minneapolis, MN
Aug 05 / The Frequency / Madison, WI
Aug 06 / Boathouse Wine Co / Bloomfield, MO
Aug 07 / Live from the Back Room @ Colectivo / Milwaukee, WI
Sept 24 / AmericanaFest / Nashville, TN

Follow Derik Hultquist Here:
Official Website: derikhultquist.com
Facebook: facebook.com/derikhultquistmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/derikhultquist
Instagram: instagram.com/derik_hultquist

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