Blackberry Smoke Releases New Album



 February 3, 2015 – Nashville, TN - Pandora Presents Premieres is running an early and exclusive premiere of the new Blackberry Smoke album, Holding All The Roses starting today through February 9: The band’s fourth studio album and its first for Rounder will be released on February 10. "I think that this record does a really good job of conveying what we do and what we're about," says singer-guitarist-songwriter Charlie Starr.  He continues, ""We are so excited for our new album Holding All The Roses to be streamed on Pandora. We hope all the listeners will enjoy it." Holding All the Roses compellingly captures the energy, attitude and honesty that have already helped to make Blackberry Smoke one of America's hottest live rock 'n' roll outfits, as well as a grass-roots phenomenon with a large and fiercely loyal fan base.  The 12-song set—produced by Brendan O'Brien, whose previous production clients have included AC/DC, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young—showcases the Atlanta-based quintet's emotion-charged mix of bluesy rock, gospel soul, and country.  The band’s tour, presented by Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, starts February 6 with two sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ legendary Troubadour. 

Some early praise for the album from the UK:

“The Atlantan quintet’s marriage of country picking, AC/DC swagger and Skynyrd-style backwoods balladry is delivered with such joy and conviction that you can’t help but roll over.” 4 out of 5 stars, Mojo

“Blackberry Smoke have earned a near-unrivaled reputation during their 14 years on the road...Now, they have a record that oozes the confidence and class of their shows.” 4 out of 5 stars, Total Guitar

“If you thought Blackberry Smoke might be fun but lack depth, Holding All The Roses provides luscious, well-balanced evidence to the contrary. A highly more-ish record with real soul and class.” 9 out of 10 stars, Classic Rock Magazine 

“Holding All The Roses is all set to continue the sharp upward curve the southern rockers find themselves on.  4 out of 5 stars, Rhythm Magzazine 

Blackberry Smoke’s new partnership with Ole Smoky Moonshine is a perfect fit, as the band’s fondness for moonshine has been well documented (a chapter of their 2012 concert DVD Live at the Georgia Theatre covers this in depth). Charlie Starr reflects, “It's great to be able to partner with an authentic Company like Ole Smoky Moonshine.” He continues, “It's important for us to work with genuine brands.” Brit Turner adds, “It's great to work with another American company that shows such great respect to their employees and customers. Ole Smoky Moonshine has the best product in the legal moonshine game."

Ole Smoky Moonshine makes a Blackberry Tennessee Moonshine, which will join the band on their tour around the U.S. 

For more information, contact Regina Joskow at Rounder Records,, 917-532-5687.

Blackberry Smoke Winter/Spring 2015 US Tour Dates: 

  • 2.6       West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour
  • 2.7       West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour
  • 2.18     Nashville, TN = Ryman Auditorium
  • 2.19     St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
  • 2.20     Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
  • 2.21     Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
  • 2.24     Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon Theater
  • 2.26     Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
  • 2.27     Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
  • 2.28     Springfield, IL - Boondocka
  • 3.5       Milwaukee, WI – Rave
  • 3.6       Chicago, IL – Joe’s Sports Bar
  • 3.7       Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
  • 3.11     Green Bay, WI – Meyer Theater
  • 3.12     Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
  • 3.13     Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
  • 3.14     Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
  • 3.19     Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
  • 3.20     Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
  • 3.21     Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music Hall
  • 3.22     Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
  • 3.24     Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
  • 3.26     Portland, ME – State Theatre
  • 3.27     Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston
  • 3.28     New York, NY – Webster Hall
  • 4.8       Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
  • 4.9       Richmond, VA – The National
  • 4.10     Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
  • 4.11     Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
  • 4.16     Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
  • 4.17     Charlotte, NC  - The Fillmore Charlotte
  • 4.18     Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues Myrtle Beach
  • 4.22     Columbia, SC -  Music Farm Columbia
  • 4.23     Charleston, SC – Music Farm
  • 4.24     Dothan, AL – Toadlick Music Festival
  • 4.25     Orlando, FL – House of Blues Orlando
  • 4.30     Austin, TX – Emo’s
  • 5.1       New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
  • 5.2       New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
  • 5.7       Houston, TX – House of Blues
  • 5.8       Dallas, TX – House of Blues
  • 5.9       San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
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