Ferraby Lionheart Announces Debut Album, Tour Dates

posted May 14, 2007

Ferraby Lionheart Announces Debut Album, Tour DatesNettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the release of acclaimed singer-songwriter Ferraby Lionheart's debut album, Catch the Brass Ring, on September 4th. The album, containing 11 new tracks, was produced by Ferraby in Los Angeles, along with help from engineer Dan Long (Pela, Film School, The National), who went above and beyond his usual duties to contribute to the album as a whole.

"Making this album was a real adventure. I met a guy with a cool little garage studio in west LA (red rockets glare). The place was packed with instruments and vintage gear; I tried to use it all. I also really lucked out with Dan Long, the engineer that was hanging around. We hit it off sonically and ended up making the whole record together. With new resources available, it was very fulfilling to explore the kind of instrumentation that some of these songs were calling for. I am pretty dang pleased with it." -- Ferraby Lionheart

In addition to preparing for his album release, Ferraby will kick off the summer by touring with Mason Jennings beginning June 1st in Boulder (full list of tour dates below).

Ferraby Lionheart won the hearts of critics and fans with his self-titled EP, an effortless blend of classic pop, folk and country that he recorded in his Silverlake apartment and released last summer. After joining Nettwerk in February 2007, the EP was digitally released and Ferraby embarked on his first national tour with The Autumn Defense and The Walkmen. His live show often switches between a full band and simple solo acoustic, drawing praise from the LA Times, "Silverlake folkie is already gaining an audience for his all-nerves-exposed pop songs," and Rolling Stone, "tasteful harmonica, poppy piano riffs and catchy melodies make Ferraby Lionheart a name to remember."

Track Listing for Catch the Brass Ring (subject to change):
Un Ballo Della Luna
Small Planet
Vermont Ave
Call Me The Sea
The Car Maker
A Bell and Tumble
Under The Texas Sky
Youngest Frankenstein
Before We're Dead
The Octopus and the Ambulance
Put Me In Your Play

Ferraby on tour with Mason Jennings:
June 1 - Fox Theater, Boulder
June 2 - In The Venue - Salt Lake City
June 4 - Neumos, Seattle
June 5 - Aladdin Theater, Portland
June 7 - Bimbos 365 Club, San Francisco
June 8 - Catalyst, Santa Cruz
June 9 - Malibu Inn, Malibu
June 12 - Rialto Theater, Tucson
June 13 - Santa Fe Brewing, Santa Fe
June 15 - House of Blues, Dallas
June 16 - Antones, Austin
June 20 - Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles ** with Great Lake Swimmers