Austin Lucas Is An “Artist To Watch” (Wide Open Country) – New Album Immortal Americans Out August 17th On Cornelius Chapel Records

Listen To The Title Track Here, Headlining Tour, AmericanaFest, Face To Face Tour Part Of Busy Fall

August 6, 2018 - Wide Open Country has labeled Austin Lucas an “artist to watch” in their latest round-up, on the strength of his upcoming album Immortal Americans (out August 17th on Cornelius Chapel Records). Co-produced by Lucas and Will Johnson (Centro-matic), and mixed/engineered by Steve Albini, it’s a clear-eyed record for murkier times, rooted in stripped-down, gothic heartland rock songs that find Lucas reflecting upon the changes in both his hometown and himself. It was captured in a series of live, full-band performances, the triumph of a man hitting bottom in myriad ways and finding the strength and sense of purpose to rise again.

Wide Open Country says:

“Austin’s signature mix of choir boy vocals, poetic lyrics, and punk rock journeyman’s attitude haven’t allowed Austin to net the brass ring. Immortal Americans will change that. It’s a collection of soul-baring songs from an artist who’s known for writing deeply personal lyrics. In it, Austin digs into his new relationship with sobriety, breaking up with his longtime record label, and supporting his partner through a battle with cancer. Now that Lucas is smoke-free, his voice is as supple as ever, perfectly conveying the heartbreaks and triumphs since his last release.”

American Songwriter says of the title track, “’Immortal Americans’ begins as a slow lament for outsiders and underdogs, before eventually building to a melodic anthem that celebrates those who transcended their outsider statuses to find community with like-minded, compassionate folks.”

The album release is part of a busy Fall for Lucas. He began a headlining tour last week, and will showcase at AmericanaFest in Nashville in September. After that, Lucas will head out as an opener on Face to Face’s “Hold Fast Acoustic Tour.”

Austin Lucas – 2018 Tour Dates

Aug 8 - Knoxville TN - Boyds Jig & Reel

Aug 9 - Chapel Hill NC - LOCAL 506

Aug 11 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse

Aug 16 - Louisville KY - Magbar

Aug 17 Bloomington IN - The Bishop

Aug 18 - Columbus OH - Rumba Café

Aug 19 – Harrisburg, PA – Whitaker Center-Sunoco Performance Theater

Aug 23 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop

Aug 24 – Minneapolis, MN – Hook and Ladder

Aug 25 – Appleton, WI – Mill Creek

Aug 30 – Birmingham, AL – The Nick

Aug 31 - Birmingham AL - Seasick Records (In-store appearance)

Sept 1 – Asheville, NC – The Odditorium

Sept - 12 Nashville, TN – AMERICANAFEST (The Local)

Sept 14 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge*

Sept 16 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café*
Sept 17 - Buffalo, NY - Rec Room*
Sept 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory*
Sept 19 - New York, NY - City Winery*
Sept 20 - Garwood, NJ – Crossroads*
Sept 21 Croydon, PA – Neshaminy Creek Brewing*
Sept 22 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt*
Sept 23 - Boston, MA - City Winery*
Sept 25 - Virginia Beach, VA – Shakas*
Sept 26 - Washington, DC - City Winery*
Sept 27 - Richmond, VA – Broadberry*
Sept 28 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery*
Sept 29 - Cincinnati, OH – North Yacht Club*
Sept 30 - Nashville, TN - City Winery*

* w/ Face To Face

Pre-order Immortal Americans here.

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