Chris Knight Announces First New Album In Seven Years

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Jul 152019
 

Nashville, TN – Esteemed singer-songwriter Chris Knight will release his first new music in over seven years with Almost Daylight on October 11th via Thirty Tigers. An uncompromising artist that the New York Times called “a hard-nosed iconoclast and the last of a dying breed…”, Chris Knight now finds himself influencing a new generation of young artists (John Moreland / Tyler Childers) who revere his honest approach to songwriting and his unflinching integrity. His ninth album to date, Almost Daylight delivers some of the most powerful and unexpected music of Knight’s career.

Almost Daylight features the colorful characters and compelling rural narratives that dedicated Chris Knight fans have long been drawn to. Tales of small-town despair (“I Won’t Look Back”) and outsiders bound by love (“Crooked Mile”) are classic Chris Knight, while at the same time, the new album features testaments to perseverance (“Go On”), redemption (“Send It On Down”), and even love (“Almost Daylight”). The balance of tough and tender, raw, yet open hearted is what sets this new work apart from previous albums.

Almost Daylight was produced, mixed and mastered by Grammy-winner Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, Lucinda Williams) who has a long-standing relationship with Chris Knight. The blend of Appalachian instrumentation (banjo, fiddle, harmonica) and electric guitars (Dan Baird), Hammond B-3, and stunning background vocals by Chris Clark, Siobhan Kennedy and Lee Ann Womack create a sound that’s both edgy and full at the same time. A guest vocal performance by John Prine on his 1973 classic “Mexican Home” rounds out the album.

For the past 20 years, Chris Knight has been making music his own way, flying under the mainstream radar, touring steadily, all while influencing a generation of young up and coming artists. Knight’s lyrics connect so intensely with his fans because he tells the real-life stories, often overlooked by mainstream music. His dedication to his craft has stood the test of time, and Almost Daylight is a testament to that.

Chris Knight 2019 Tour Dates

July 12 – Maryville, TN – The Shed
July 13 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
July 17 – Tomball, TX – Main Street Crossing
July 19 – Roanoke, TX – ChopShop Live
July 20 – McKinney, TX – Hank’s Texas Grill
July 26 – Springfield, IL – Boondocks
July 27 – Arlington Heights, IL – Hey Nonny
August 22 – Paris, TX – Heritage Hall Paris
August 23 – Pointblank, TX – Hilltop Icehouse
August 24 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
August 30 – Helotes, TX – John T. Floore’s Country Store
August 31 – Yantis, TX – Neon Moon
September 1 – West, TX – Westfest
September 7 – Morehead, KY – Morehead Conference Center
September 11 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
September 12 – Amarillo, TX – Hoot’s Pub
September 13 – Lubbock, TX – The Blue Light
September 14 – Farwell, TX – Alpo’s Barn
September 15 – Roswell, NM – The Liberty
September 18 – Kenney, TX – the Kenney Store
September 19 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater
September 20 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
September 21 – Saint Jo, TX – Red River Station BBQ
September 27 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi Indy
September 28 – London, KY – World Chicken Festival
October 3 – Charlotte, NC – Booth Playhouse
October 5 – Middlesboro, KY – Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival
October 12 – Hickory, NC – Shooters Lounge
October 19 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
November 7 – Orlando, FL – Tin Roof
November 8 – Brooksville, FL – Riverhawk Music Festival
November 9 – Tallahassee, FL – Fifth and Thomas
November 19 – Boston, MA – City Winery
November 20 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
November 21 – New York, NY – Hill Country Live
November 22 – Washington, DC – City Winery