Tony Lucca to Release New EP on August 5th and Fall Tour Dates Set

Tony Lucca + New EP

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Tony Lucca is set to release a new digital EP on August 5, 2016 via Rock Ridge Music entitled Tony Lucca: Sessions Vol 2: Muscle Shoals. The three tracks on the release came from a day-long session Lucca did in Muscle Shoals, AL 10 years ago when he went to the music town to explore the area and get to know some writers and players in that scene.

“Muscle Shoals is far and away one of the most unassuming places I have ever been, much less written or recorded at,” says Lucca. “At the same time, when folks say there’s something in the air or the water, you can’t help but believe them. There truly is an inspired energy there and you get the sense that everyone there is hip to it, as if in on some really well-kept secret. I remember trying to stay as present as possible, taking in what was easily one of the most memorable sessions of my career.”

The EP includes a cover of the Paul Simon tune “Still Crazy After All These Years,” as well as “Longing” (a song which first appeared on Lucca’s album Canyon Songs) and “It’s You” (one of the very first songs Lucca ever wrote, which appeared on both his first album, So Satisfied, and his second album, Strong Words, Softly Spoken, in two different incarnations). Says Lucca, “There is no other way to get my first two albums online right now unless you’re one of my Patreon supporters, so I thought this would be a fun way for fans to get a new version of one of my very first songs.”

Earlier this year, Lucca appeared in the season 7 premiere of “Sun Studio Sessions,” the show that features performances recorded at the legendary studio in Memphis, TN, which airs on PBS stations across the country. He then released a digital EP, Tony Lucca: Sessions Vol 1: Sun Studio, which included three songs from the performance (“Delilah,” “Anchored,” and “Smoke ’Em”), in February. The previous EP and forthcoming EP are appropriate companion releases, each exploring time Lucca spent in important music hot-beds: Memphis and Muscle Shoals.

Lucca is set to hit the road this fall for an extensive cross-country tour (see full tour schedule below). Lucca has planned a Southeast, Northeast and Midwest series of co-headlining dates with Alex Dezen (of The Damnwells) which they are billing as the “Heads or Tails Tour.” (Joining Dezen and Lucca on their run will be Christian Lopez.) Lucca also plans to head out after that with Tyrone Wells for a series of twelve West Coast and Texas shows.

TONY LUCCA TOUR SCHEDULE:
7/30/16 – Oswego, IL – Oswego Beats & Eats Festival
8/2/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café (w/Keaton Simons and Christian Lopez)
8/20/16 – Nashville, TN – Musician’s Corner, Centennial Park (w/Christian Lopez)
9/11/16 – Spring Lake, MI – Courtyard Sessions

Tony Lucca/Alex Dezen co-headlining “Heads or Tails Tour” (with Christian Lopez):
9/25/16 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic
9/26/16 – Norfolk, VA – Work|Release
9/27/16 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java
9/28/16 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live Upstairs
9/30/16 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
10/3/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
10/4/16 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Café
10/7/16 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
10/8/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
10/9/16 – Cedar Falls, IA – Cedar Valley House Concerts

Tony Lucca tour dates with Tyrone Wells:

10/21/16 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
11/4/16 – Dallas, TX – Kessler
11/5/16 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Jr.
11/6/16 – Houston, TX – HOB Bronze Peacock
11/9/16 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove
11/11/16 – Spokane, WA – Bartlett
11/12/16 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
11/13/16 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door
11/16/16 – San Francisco, CA – Chapel
11/17/16 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho
11/19/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
11/20/16 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House

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