We are pleased to announce that Colin and his band will play the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival, OCT 4-6 in Austin, TX. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.aclfestival.com/.
We are pleased to announce that Colin Lake will perform at the 2013 Hangout Festival, May 17-19 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 15.
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June is hot hot hot in New Orleans and so is Colin Lake himself. Just added to the schedule is a slot opening for Kenny Wayne Shepherd at House of Blues - this Saturday, June 9th, 9pm. Tickets for the show can be purchased here www.houseofblues.com/tickets
Next on the horizon is Colin Lake's St. Claude Birthday Bash, Friday, June 15th, 10pm at the Hi Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Avenue here in New Orleans. Opening the show that night will be Otis Heat from Portland, OR. They're on a national tour right now and this show will mark their second time in New Orleans. You can hear tracks from their new EP, "Yoon" here: otisheat.bandcamp.com. Click here to see the Facebook invite for the event: facebook.com/events.
This summer will continue to be busy, with more shows here in New Orleans as well as stops in Washington, Florida and Texas in July and August. Upcoming dates:
See the full schedule here: colinlake.com/schedule.html. More dates are being added each week. Thanks for your support and we hope to see you this summer!
Spring is fast approaching and New Orleans is about to blossom. There are plenty of chances to see Colin perform in and around the Crescent City in the coming months, and we hope to see you here! The month of March sees Colin performing with his band at Tipitina's, d.b.a., and the popular Wednesday at the Square Concert Series, as well as solo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, as a duo with harmonica ace Rick Weston at Three Muses and Spotted Cat, and with his trio at Hermes Bar, Oak Wine Bar and the House of Blues Voodoo garden (every Sunday in March). Click on the SCHEDULE page to see when it's all happening.
In addition, Colin will finish the month of March with an appearance by his big band at the T Bois Blues Festival in Larose, Louisiana. Now in it's third year and better than ever, this two day festival is located just over an hour outside of New Orleans on an alligator farm in the heart of Cajun country. The lineup also features Anders Osborne, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Trampled Under Foot and many more, as well as down home Cajun cuisine and craft beer. The festival takes place on Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st. Visit www.tboisbluesfestival.com for information and tickets.
Later in the spring, Colin will perform solo and with his band at the French Quarter Festival, the South's largest free festival. More information on this festival which takes place April 12th-15th 2012, can be found at http://www.fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest/.
Looking ahead to the summer, Colin will be returning to the Pacific Northwest in July. Confirmed so far are two solo performances at the Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival, July 21st and 22nd in beautiful Winthrop, Washington. Tickets and information are available at winthropbluesfestival.com.
Remember you can purchase Colin's latest album "The Ones I Love" at any live performance or from any of the online retailers listed on the colinlake.com home page.
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As 2011 came to an end, music writer Keith Spera of the New Orleans Times-Picayune gave his roundup of the local music scene. Included in his top ten albums of the year was Colin Lake's album "The Ones I Love". Click HERE to read the piece on NOLA.com.
PRESS RELEASE FOR COLIN'S NEW ALBUM:
For Immediate Release:
Announcing the forthcoming release of the album The Ones I Love from New Orleans based songwriter, vocalist and slide guitarist Colin Lake. Marked by soulful, pleading vocals and rich, sweeping guitar tones, The Ones I Love reveals an artist with strong individuality and an innate ability to connect with listeners. Throughout the album’s eleven original songs, Lake demonstrates a deep understanding of the blues while foregoing all of its cliché trappings. The singer’s classic sensibilities and well developed songwriting are the foundation for an album that is at once bold, sensitive and timeless. Recorded by Drew Vonderhaar at Graveyard Studios in New Orleans, The Ones I Love also features a cast of veteran musicians including bassist Jack Cruz (of Walter "Wolfman" Washington's Roadmasters) and keyboardist Marc Adams (Dixie Cups, et al), plus appearances by singer Eric Lindell and guitarist John Fohl (of Dr. John's Lower 911 band). From rollicking full production tracks to intimate solo and duo efforts, the recording runs the gamut of styles and formats that are the basis for Lake's dynamic delivery of blues-based Americana.
Raised in the Pacific Northwest without formal musical training, it wasn’t until after high school that Lake began spending rainy days and nights alone with a guitar. He taught himself to play, sing and write and in 2006 he began performing original music in and around Portland, Oregon. Lake’s ongoing musical education and appetite for vibrant, authentic music soon led him to New Orleans, where he relocated to in early 2009. The rhythms of his new home have quickly become an integral part of Lake’s band arrangements and can be heard in the playful second-line groove of “In on Time” (Track 4), the infectious bounce of “Lovin’ Man” (Track 7), and the slow, pulsing syncopation of “Where Did We Go Wrong” (Track 8). In recent years, Lake’s study in slide guitar has grown to include the gospel realm of “sacred steel”. Shades of this style can be heard on the stripped-down, gospel-infused number “Ain’t Gonna’ Worry” (Track 2) and the soulful, melodic solos that lay between the verses of “Skipjack” (Track 10). As comfortable alone with an instrument and a microphone as he is leading a band, Lake saves his most heartfelt performance for his solo presentation of the beautiful, bittersweet title track.
In late August Colin Lake will return to the Pacific Northwest for a run of Festival dates and CD release shows in Portland and Seattle. CD release shows are being planned for this fall in New Orleans as well as other markets in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. Please visit colinlake.com/schedule.html for Lake’s performance schedule.