Englishman is the song-vehicle for Lexington, KY native Andrew English (The Scourge of the Sea). From the first handcrafted EP, Taxidermy (2009), through a flurry of east-coast traveling and some handsome compliments, Englishman’s first complete album is here.
Englishman’s self-titled debut full-length was produced by Justin Craig (These United States), a long time collaborator and honorary band member. It arrives after English and Matt Duncan (Keyboard/Vocals) spent a year sharing stages with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Deer Tick, Vandaveer, Lost in the Trees, Frontier Ruckus, Sam Quinn, and many other fine folks. Cut to tape in the converted barn English helped to build on a rural Ohio farm, it is at once familiar and haunted. The ten snowy days of recording were broken up by family style meals of summer vegetables and winter toddies. This is likely to be the coziest new album for the coming cold, and any stormy weather hereafter.
ENGLISHMAN DEC. 2010 TOUR DATES
DEC 01 BLOOMINGTON, IN - THE BISHOP
DEC 02 LEXINGTON, KY - AL’S BAR
DEC 03 INDIANAPOLIS, IN - VENUE TBA
DEC 04 ROCK ISLAND, IL - DAYTROTTER SESSION
DEC 04 MADISON, WI - UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
DEC 05 CHICAGO, IL - VENUE TBA
DEC 06 DETROIT, MI - PJ'S LAGERHOUSE
DEC 07 PITTSBURGH, PA - BELVEDERE'S
DEC 08 PHILADELPHIA, PA - VENUE TBA
DEC 09 WASHINGTON, DC - PRIVATE SHOW
DEC 10 NEW YORK, NY - VENUE TBA
DEC 11 BROOKLYN, NY - PETE’S CANDY STORE
DEC 12 RICHMOND, VA - IPANEMA