He’s promoting the new disk with a tour of clubs and theatres starting June 1 at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore.

Additional stops include Boston’s Paradise Rock, New York City’s Highline Ballroom, Philadelphia’s World CafĂ© Live, Pittsburgh’s Rex Theatre and Chicago’s House of Blues, with more dates being added to the schedule as the tour launch approaches.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com.

Cabrera may be linked with Miley Cyrus in the gossip blogs, but he’s intent on being taken seriously as a mature musician. Gone is the spiky blonde hair and boy-next-door look. And he’s literally putting his money where his mouth is: The Moon Under Water is the first release on his new independent Frolic Room Records label.

“After I made my second major label record I was thinking, do I have to do another one like this?” Cabrera said of his latest of his latest effort.

His label “was asking me to write stuff more like my first album, and I couldn’t do that. I can’t just write stuff to make money or the people at the record company happy.”

With the new album and tour, Cabrera hopes to introduce new listeners to a creative musician whose ultimate artistic goal is to continue improving, growing and making music with a depth and range that reflects who he is.

“At this point it’s all about the music,” Cabrera said. “My goal all along has been to have a career in music, end of story. That’s it – just to play music as my life.”

And the best stuff is yet to come.” Samples of Cabrera’s new album can be heard on his MySpace page.