Last Thursday saw acclaimed Vancouver singer/songwriter, poet and playwright Rodney DeCroo release a new video for the song “Like Jacob When He Felt The Angel’s Touch” directed by Eden Munro in Edmonton.

The song is one of the standouts on DeCroo’s seventh full-length effort, Old Tenement Man, released May 5 on Tonic Records and produced by Lorrie Matheson (Art Bergmann, Rae Spoon) at his Calgary studio Arch Audio. It has received praise from the Vancouver Sun, The Georgia Straight, BeatRoute, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, and other notable media outlets as a sprawling work of unflinching lyric-driven rock and roll, infused with the legacies of Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen. DeCroo’s exceptional body of work includes 8 albums, 3 books of poetry, and a one-man theatre show. All have established DeCroo’s stellar critical reputation, augmented further by the overwhelmingly positive response to Old Tenement Man.

The eastern leg of DeCroo’s tour in support of Old Tenement Man gets underway July 13 in Wakefield, Quebec and continues until the end of the month (see full schedule below).

July 13, WAKEFIELD, QC @ Kaffé 1870
July 14, WINDSOR, ON @ Phog Lounge
July 16, HAMILTON, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood
July 18, GUELPH, ON @ The Cornerstone
July 19, TEMISKAMING SHORES, ON @ Miner’s Tavern
July 20, TORONTO, ON @ Burdock Music Hall
July 21, Barfly MONTREAL, QC @ Barfly
July 22, PETERBOROUGH, ON @ The Garnet
July 23, TORONTO, ON @ Orchard Bar