Souther hits the road beginning November 3 at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, M.D. and will make his way across the U.S. and Canada through mid-December.

Stops include FTC Stage One in Fairfield, Conn. (November 7), Joe’s Pub in New York City (November 11), Hugh’s Room in Toronto (November 16), Abbey Pub in Chicago (November 20), Soiled Dove Underground in Denver (November 25), AllGood Café in Dallas (December 6), The Rhythm room in Phoenix (December 9) and Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco (December 13).

Souther, who is commonly credited with being one of the principal architects of the California country-rock sound, has written songs recorded by a broad range of artists including Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, India.Arie, Brooks & Dunn, Jimmy Buffett, Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Dixie Chicks, Bernadette Peters, Brian Wilson, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Warren Zevon and others.

With the exception of a few one-off performances, the singer has been absent from the road since 1985, something he explains with a shrug.

“I just wanted to be a good songwriter,” he said. “I wanted to just stay home and write.”

If the World Was You is due out October 14 on the Slow Curve label.