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Ron Pope Releases Seventh Studio Album

Maria Mellor

Via Steven Pisano

Ron Pope recently released a new album to raving reviews all round. The acoustic, folksy music was release independently via his own record label, Brooklyn Basement Records. Having had his music featured on the TV shows The Vampire Diaries, 90210 and So You Think You Can Dance, he has become one of the top grossing independent acts in his field.

While making the album, Ron Pope filmed a series of YouTube videos called Getting to Work with topics ranging from his writing process and influences to his hopes for the album’s release.

The 10-track album is heavily influenced by Pope’s life. He balances big country numbers, like Bad for Your Health with slower, sweet songs like the title track, Work.

The musician spoke about the first track of the album in one of his videos. He said: “Bad for Your Health is influenced by my really sad, miserable spring break experience where nothing went right and I ended up with my friend Chris just sitting on the side of the road drinking natural light, you know, from a thirty-case of canned beers, just saying, ‘What did we do wrong?’”

Rolling Stone Country called the Americana artist one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” while Uncut called Ron Pope “Atlanta’s answer to The Boss”. Earlier in 2017 he paid tribute to Aretha Franklin at Carnegie Hall, alongside the likes of Kenny Loggins and CeeLo Green, where he sang her 1967 hit Baby I Love You.

Ron Pope starts his tour at the end of September with two nights in New York.

September 28 & 29 /// New York, NY /// Irving Plaza
September 30 /// Syracuse, NY /// Wescott Theater
October 1 /// Toronto, ON /// Opera House
October 4 /// Portland, ME /// Port City Music Hall
October 5 /// Uncasville, CT /// Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun
October 6 /// Boston, MA /// Paradise Rock Club
October 7 /// Asbury Park, NJ /// Stone Pony
October 8 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Trocadero
October 10 /// Washington, DC /// 9:30 Club
October 12 /// Knoxville, TN /// Bijou Theatre
October 13 /// Nashville, TN /// Cannery Ballroom
October 14 /// Atlanta, GA /// Buckhead Theatre
October 16 /// Cincinnati, OH /// Bogart’s
October 17 /// Detroit, MI /// The Majestic
October 19 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Turner Hall Ballroom
October 20 /// Minneapolis, MN /// First Ave
October 21 /// Chicago, IL /// Park West
October 22 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Deluxe
October 28 /// Stockholm, SE /// Fryshuset (Klubben)
October 29 /// Oslo, NO /// Parkteatret
October 30 /// Copenhagen, DK /// DR Koncerthuset
October 31 /// Hamburg, DE /// Terrace Hill
November 1 /// Amsterdam, NL /// Bitterzoet
November 2 /// Cologne, DE /// Artheater
November 3 /// Munich, DE /// Ampere
November 5 /// London, UK /// The Garage
November 6 /// Manchester, UK /// Academy 3

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