Brothers Osborne have announced the details of their second studio album, the follow-up to their Pawn Shop debut, now certified gold in the US.
Titled Port Saint Joe and featuring 10 new tracks including lead single ‘Shoot Me Straight’, this release from the Nashville-based duo was recorded away from the sometimes sterile environs of the studio, in a Florida beach house in the town of Port Saint Joe – a beach house stacked with cool equipment and the desire to craft music built on energy and vibe.
With producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town) once again at the helm, the result is a record top to tail with solid grooves, spontaneous feel and stellar musicianship, qualities amply portrayed on the six minute plus single ‘Shoot Me Straight’, previewed live when TJ & John Osborne joined Nashville neighbours The Cadillac Three on a run of UK shows late last year. The track is currently number 1 most added at US Country Radio, and is A-listed at Planet Rock radio in the UK.
“‘Port Saint Joe’ is a sonic representation of who we’ve become, not only as a band but as people,” says guitarist John Osborne. “Every show we’ve ever played together is on this record. Every song we’ve ever written and every mile we’ve ever ridden has led to the making of this record. Imperfections and all.”
Vocalist / guitarist TJ adds, “We shacked up for two weeks to make an unabashed record that would reflect who we are in every way, and in the process we had the most enjoyable and memorable recording experience of our lives.”
The full track-listing of Port Saint Joe is as follows:
1. Slow Your Roll
2. Shoot Me Straight
3. I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)
4. Weed, Whiskey and Willie
5. Tequila Again
6. A Couple Wrongs Makin’ It Alright
7. Pushing Up Daisies (Love Alive)
8. Drank Like Hank
9. A Little Bit Trouble
10. While You Still Can
Port Saint Joe is confirmed for release on April 20th in support of which Brothers Osborne will return to the UK and Ireland for their first headline tour in May 2018; this comes in the wake of an inaugural appearance at last year’s Country2Country extravaganza, which was followed by a one-off, sold out headline show at Dingwalls in London, and the aforementioned run with The Cadillac Three.
The Brother’s signature sound – an emotive, finely-crafted blend of country tradition, commercial sensibility and roots rock power – sees their status and success continue to rise; in addition to two Grammy nominations, plus an emotive live performance at the 2018 Grammys (with Eric Church & Maren Morris, a Tribute to the victims of the Route 91 massacre), they won big at the recent Country Music Association Awards (the CMAs) in Nashville, taking the honours in two categories – Vocal Duo of the Year and Music Video of the Year (‘It Ain’t My Fault’, a track from the Pawn Shop album).
On the live front, 2017 saw the Maryland duo heavily involved in US touring, including – but not limited to – opening shows for Chris Stapleton, and later this year they’ll be guesting with Dierks Bentley; before that, however, there’s the UK tour, a return visit the Brothers have firmly in their sights…
“The UK has become one of our favourite places to play,” exclaims John Osborne. “We’re thrilled to be doing our first ever headline tour there in May. Can’t wait!”
BROTHERS OSBORNE HEADLINE TOUR UK / IRELAND 2018
MAY 04: Dublin, Academy
MAY 05: Belfast, The Limelight
MAY 07: Bristol, O2 Academy
MAY 08: Brighton, Concorde 2
MAY 09: Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
May 11: London, Koko SOLD OUT
May 12: Manchester, O2 Ritz
May 13: Glasgow, O2 ABC (upgraded from the Garage)