Acclaimed singer/songwriter Joe Nolan’s video for his new single “Breaking Up And Out” premiered at No Depression late last month. It’s a further taste of the Edmonton native is hotly anticipated new album Cry Baby, due out Sept. 21.
Described previously by No Depression as “raw talent through and through,” Nolan makes a dynamic return with Cry Baby, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2014 Colin Linden-produced album Tornado. A truly prolific songwriter, Nolan took the time needed to assemble 11 songs that make perfect sense together. The album’s concept takes you on a trip of melancholic madness — through darkness and depression, booze-filled evenings and fractured relationships, Joe is unabashed in sharing his deepest secrets and honest outlooks. There is charm in his chaos, a youthful maturity, a broken journey but a hopeful return.
“Cry Baby is the album I’ve always wanted to make, to showcase my true colours,” Nolan says. “It’s a rock ‘n roll album that swells to a whispering hush. This is a pivotal album for me; my confessional. I am so looking forward to getting back in the ring and on the road. There’s excitement in opportunity and a fresh start.”
With non-stop touring over the past few years, Nolan’s fan base keeps growing. He has shared stages with established artists Melissa Etheridge, Wilco, Lydia Loveless, Whitehorse, Shakey Graves, The Strumbellas, Todd Snider, Colin Linden, Sam Baker, Gurf Morlix, the Guilty Women, and the legendary Peter Asher. Following album release shows in Edmonton and Calgary, Nolan will be back on the road throughout Canada this fall [see full schedule below].
JOE NOLAN – On Tour
Sept 21 :: Calgary AB :: King Eddy ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
Sept 22 – 23 :: Edmonton AB :: CKUA ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
Sept 26 :: Chilliwack BC :: Tractorgrease
Sept 28 :: Kamloops BC :: The Boom Boom Rex
Sept 29 :: Sun Peaks BC :: Grand Hotel
Sept 30 :: Kelowna BC :: Milkcrate Records
Oct 5 :: Calgary AB :: House Concert
Oct 6 :: Brooks AB :: House Concert
Oct 7 :: Medicine Hat AB :: House Concert
Oct 11 :: Golden BC :: Whitetooth Brewery
Oct 12 :: Rossland BC – The Flying Steamshovel
Oct 13 :: Kelowna BC :: Kettle River Brewing (Breakout West)
Oct 14 :: Chilliwack BC :: Bozzini’s
Oct 25 :: Lloydminster SK :: The Root
Oct 26 :: Saskatoon SK :: 134 Homemade Jam
Oct 27 :: Winnipeg MB :: Times Changed
Oct 28 :: Winnipeg MB :: The Stu Dome
Oct 29 :: Saskatoon SK :: The Bassment
Oct 30 – 31 :: Edmonton :: Empress Ale House