MMJ’s Carl Broemel Hits The Road

My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel will see his own name at the top of the marquee this fall. The guitarist has announced a run of October gigs in support of his upcoming solo album, along with a handful of August performances.

The LP, 4th of July, is set for release Aug. 19 via Thirty Tigers.

“I’ve been working on this record between album cycles and tours in Nashville. Think of it as a reflective meditation examining the passage of time and how life looks now compared to the visions we’ve held onto from the past,” Broemel explained in a post on Facebook.

Broemel worked with producer Teddy Morgan on the album and collaborated with fellow MMJ members Bo Koster and Tom Blankenship. Guest appearances include Neko Case, Laura Veirs, Russ Pollard, Shelly Colvin, Richard Medek,and Jordan Caress.

Today’s tour announcement comes with a sample of the new album. Check out the track “In The Dark” below, followed by the tour routing.

Aug. 19 – Nashville, Tenn., Grimey’s (in store)
Aug. 20 – Nashville, Tenn., The Basement East       
Aug. 21 – Louisville, Ky., Zanzabar  
Oct. 6 – Lexington, Ky., The Burl     
Oct. 7 – Asheville, N.C., The Grey Eagle     
Oct. 8 – Charlotte, N.C., Evening Muse       
Oct. 10 – Athens, Ga., Caledonia Lounge    
Oct. 12 – Decatur, Ga., Eddie’s Attic
Oct. 13 – Birmingham, Ala., WorkPlay Bar  
Oct. 14 – New Orleans, La., Preservation Hall
Oct. 15 – Oxford, Miss., Proud Larry’s

Tickets for the August dates are available now.  Onsales for the October gigs begin July 8.

As for My Morning Jacket, the band has festival appearances scheduled at  and , as well as its very own One Big Holiday getaway. Broemel can also be found this summer touring as a member of Ray LaMontagne’s band.

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