Home / News / Timothy B. Schmit: To Launch West Coast Tour January 2017; Critically Acclaimed New Album ‘Leap Of Faith’ To Be Released On Vinyl November 4; Performances On KCSN And Music City Roots Up Now

Timothy B. Schmit: To Launch West Coast Tour January 2017; Critically Acclaimed New Album ‘Leap Of Faith’ To Be Released On Vinyl November 4; Performances On KCSN And Music City Roots Up Now

TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT–the groundbreaking vocalist, songwriter and bass player from the legendary rock groups Eagles and Poco–has announced he’ll launch a West Coast tour starting on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Expect more tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks and see the current itinerary below. LEAP OF FAITH, his new 12-track solo album–out now on Benowen Records–will be released as a 180 gram 2-LP vinyl set on Friday, November 4;exclusive bundles are available for pre-order now (here). To purchase LEAP OF FAITH on iTunes, visit: (here).

Following is the track listing for LEAP OF FAITH on limited-edition vinyl 2 LP 180 gram:

SIDE A:

1. My Hat

2. Slow Down

3. All Those Faces

SIDE B:

1. I Refuse

2. What I Should Do

3. Goodbye, My Love

SIDE C:

1. You’re So Wild

2. It’s Alright

3. Red Dirt Road

SIDE D:

1. The Island

2. Pearl On The String

3. This Waltz

In radio news, Timothy stopped by KCSN 88.5 FM in Los Angeles for a special live performance and in-depth interview with station host Sky Daniels. To hear the entire performance and interview now, click (here). Watch Timothy’s live performance at “Music City Roots” recorded during the Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville (here).

Recorded at his Los Angeles studio and co-produced with engineer Hank Linderman, LEAP 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. The album’s first single “Red Dirt Road” is currently impacting Americana and AAA radio. “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.”

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.

Below are the TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT preliminary West Coast tour dates. Expect more cities to be announced in the coming weeks.

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

TICKET

SAT

1/7

San Juan Capistrano, CA

Coach House

LINK

SUN

1/8

Agoura Hills, CA

Canyon

LINK

TUE

1/19

Oakland, CA

Yoshi’s

On Sale 11/1

WED

1/20

Livermore, CA

Bankhead Theatre

On Sale 11/11

THU

1/26

Hermosa Beach, CA

Saint Rocke

LINK

SUN

1/29

Pasadena, CA

Rose Theatre

LINK

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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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