The Black Hollies Announce New Record "Softly Towards The Light"

posted August 12, 2009

The Black Hollies Announce New Record "Softly Towards The Light"

Ernest Jenning Record Co. has announced the release of The Black Hollies' third full-length album, "Softly Towards The Light," due on October 6th. In conjunction with the album release the band is excited to be hitting the road this fall, starting in September with Benjy Ferree, and with more dates still TBA.

The catalyst for their latest album came when front man Justin Angelo Morey heard the song "If It's All The Same To you Babe" by the Luther Ingram Orchestra which led him down a road towards a deeper rooted soul feel and more introspective emotions. Recording outside of their own studio for the first time, the band chose the confines of Hoboken's Pigeon Club for its allegiance to warm tones and wealth of classic keyboards. Usual guitarist Jon Gonnelli moved to the electric organ for most of the recording, leaving room for Herbert Wiley's fuzzed out guitar heroics, while drummer Nick Ferrante put his live drumming theatrics on record with the band for the first time since joining in early 2008.

Watch The Black Hollies video for "Paisley Pattern Ground" from their 2008 release Casting Shadows.

The Black Hollies are: Justin Angelo Morey - Vocals, Bass, Vibraphone, Percussion; Herbert Joseph Wiley V - Guitar, Vocals; Jon Gonnelli - Organ, Mellotron, Piano, Guitar; and Nicholas Ferrante - Drums.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

* = with Benjy Ferree

August 2009

  • 29 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar Scooter Rally

September 2009

  • 04 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's *
  • 05 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *
  • 06 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
  • 09 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern *
  • 10 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Cafe *
  • 11 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club *
  • 12 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews *
  • 13 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird *
  • 15 - Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge *
  • 16 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *
  • 17 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone *
  • 18 - Norfolk, VA - The Boot *
  • 19 - Arlington, VA - IOTA *

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