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TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT: Premieres Lyric Video For New Song “Red Dirt Road” Today, Sept. 13, Exclusively On Facebook 9:00AM PT

TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT–groundbreaking vocalist, songwriter and bass player from the legendary rock groups Eagles and Poco-has premiered the lyric video for his new song “Red Dirt Road” today, September 13 on exclusively on Facebook at 9:00 AM PT (here). The song is from his upcoming solo album LEAP OF FAITH, set for release Friday, September 23 on Benowen Records.

“Like the rest of my new solo album Leap of Faith, ‘Red Dirt Road’ was recorded in my L.A. studio featuring Van Dyke Parks on accordion, John McFee (from The Doobie Brothers) on fiddle, and harmonies by Herb Pedersen,” explains TIMOTHY re the first single. “Upon hearing this song one might think the setting is from the deep south, but actually the image comes from the island of Kauai.  It’s a tune about finally being able to let go.”

Watch the new lyric video for “Red Dirt Road” below and fans can get the song instantly by pre-ordering LEAP OF FAITH, out September 23:http://smarturl.it/LeapofFaithiTunes.

Recorded at his Los Angeles studio and co-produced with engineer Hank LindermanLEAP OF FAITH is a strong mix of rock, country, Americana, R&B and even a bit of reggae. LEAP OF FAITH marks the culmination of SCHMIT’s unhurried, yet inspired reflections of life. Rolling Stone Country‘s Andrew Leahey recently described LEAP OF FAITH as follows, “Written and tracked during breaks in the The Eagles’ touring schedule, the new record shines a light not only on Schmit’s voice, which remains remarkably untouched by the decades that have elapsed since he sang his band’s final hit, ‘I Can’t Tell You Why,’ but also the songwriting chops of an Americana pioneer. Long before that genre had a name, Schmit helped glue the nuance of country and bluegrass to the noise of rock. If the music on Leap of Faith sounds somewhat familiar, it’s because Schmit now shares the marketplace with songwriters who grew up studying his work with Poco and the Eagles.” (August 25, 2016)

Illuminated by an array of fine musicians and singers, LEAP OF FAITH plays like a multicolored corona around SCHMIT’s distinctive artistry. From the jaunty opening track “My Hat” to the soaring harmonies and heartfelt reflections of “This Waltz,” this is more than another album in a great artist’s catalog. Writing and recording between touring with the Eagles, the songs on LEAP OF FAITH have a broad compass.  “Slow Down” is a note to self on escaping life’s pressures coasting along on a reggae pulse sweetened by jazz giant Gary Burton’s vibraphone, while  “What I Should Do” has a Muscle Shoals feel; steamy, funky, and sensual.  On “Goodbye, My Love,” he takes us deep down into traditional country with Paul Franklin’s glistening steel guitar layered over the changes.  And on “It’s Alright,” his most intimate song, SCHMIT needs only his own acoustic guitar to express profound love.

Following is the track listing for LEAP OF FAITH:

1. My Hat

2. Slow Down

3. All Those Faces

4. I Refuse

5. What I should Do

6. Goodbye, My Love

7. You’re So Wild

8. It’s Alright

9. Red Dirt Road

10. The Island

11. Pearl On The String

12. This Waltz


In September, TIMOTHY heads to Nashville for the Americana Music Festival & Conference. On Wednesday, September 21, he’ll be on-hand to present at the Americana Music Awards show at Ryman Auditorium. The following night, he’ll perform a live concert during “Music City Roots” at Factory at Franklin which will be live-streamed on Thursday, September 22 (here). The show will be broadcast nationally on PBS TV at a later date andother show performers include Willie Watson, Sean Watkins as well as Wynonna & The Big Noise. On Sunday, September 25, TIMOTHY and his band will perform a concert at City Winery-Nashville (609 Lafayette Street), which is now sold-out. On Monday, September 26 he’ll head to Atlanta, GA for a show at City Winery-Atlanta (650 North Ave Ne), on-sale (here). For more information on the Americana Music Festival & Conference, click (here).

Catch TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT in the following cities:






Nashville, TN

*Presenting, Americana Music Awards-Ryman Aud.



Nashville, TN

*Performance at Music City Roots-Factory at Franklin



Nashville, TN

City Winery (SOLD OUT)



Atlanta, GA

City Winery (TICKETS)

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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