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Robben Ford Premieres New Song, "High Heels and Throwing Things,” Featuring Warren Haynes

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "High Heels and Throwing Things,” a new song by guitarist Robben Ford.

The track, which is from Ford's new album, Into the Sun, features Gov't Mule frontman Warren Haynes on guitar. Into the Sun will be released March 31 via Mascot Label Group.

Ford describes the 11-song set as “one of the top recordings I’ve ever done,” a staggering observation considering his resume (George Harrison, Miles Davis) and discography, which includes more than 35 albums under his own name and with his various bands. There’s also Ford’s session/sideman work, which includes appearances and albums with Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Kiss and Jimmy Witherspoon.

“The album is really upbeat,” Ford says. “It has a positive vibe to it—a good-time feel. There are a lot of different rhythms and colors and the way the instruments are used is really different. It makes me very happy to have something so diverse.”

Into the Sun, the followup to 2014's A Day in Nashville, features guest appearances by former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Haynes (listen below!), slide guitar guru Sonny Landreth, Keb’ Mo’ and Robert Randolph.

The album also features four of Ford's go-to instruments: a pair of Gibson SG’s from 1963 and 1964, his 1960 Fender Telecaster and his Gibson B-25. As he’s done on every album he’s made since 1983, Ford used a Dumble Overdrive Special amp.

“For me,” he says, “it’s all about the art. If you work hard at something, you’re going to get better. I think I reached a point with my writing on Into the Sun where I could just go with the flow and bring some of the best songs I’ve ever created to life.”

For more about Ford and the new album, visit robbenford.com and follow him on Facebook. Be sure to check out Ford's upcoming tour dates, plus an EPK for Into the Sun, below.

Into the Sun Track Listing:

  • 01. Rose of Sharon
  • 02. Day of the Planets
  • 03. Howlin’ at the Moon
  • 04. Rainbow Cover
  • 05. Justified (with Keb’ Mo’ and Robert Randolph)
  • 06. Breath of Me (with ZZ Ward)
  • 07. High Heels and Throwing Things (with Warren Haynes; check it out below)
  • 08. Cause of War
  • 09. So Long 4 U (with Sonny Landreth)
  • 10. Same Train
  • 11. Stone Cold Heaven (with Tyler Bryant)

2015 Robben Ford Tour Dates:

Feb. 17-21 - Miami, FL / Key West, FL / Nassau, Bahamas - Keeping The Blues Alive Cruise
Feb. 22 - Clearwater, FL - Clearwater Sea Blues Festival - Coachman Park
March 13 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Stadttheater (with hr-Bigband)
March 14 - Rüsselsheim, Germany - Theater (with hr-Bigband)
April 10 - Ft. Worth, TX - Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival
April 11 - Oklahoma City, OK - Academy of Contemporary Music
April 12 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads Saloon
April 14 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
April 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
April 16 - Evanston, IL - SPACE
April 17 - Columbus, OH - Woodlands Park Street Saloon
April 18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
April 19 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater
April 21 - Syracuse, NY - Wescott Theatre
April 22 - Londonderry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
April 23 - Fall River, MA - Narrow Center For The Arts
April 24 - Beacon, NY - Towne Crier
April 25 - Norfolk, VA - Infinity Hall
April 26 - New York, NY - City Winery
April 29 - London, England - O2 Academy Islington
April 30 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - North Sea Jazz Club
May 1 - Breda, Netherlands - Mezz Concerts & Dance
May 2 - Groningen, Netherlands - Rhythm n Blues Night
May 5 - Leuven, Belgium - Het Depot
May 8 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Tollhaus
May 9 - Hamburg, Germany - Fabrik
May 10 - Cologne, Germany - Kantine
May 12 - Munich, Germany - Technikum
May 18 - Zvecan, Kosovo - North City Jazz and Blues Festival
Kosovska Mitrovica - Cultural Centre “Trepca"
May 20 - Zurich, Switzerland - Kaufleuten Festival
May 30 & 31 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi’s at Jack London Square
June 2 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
June 3 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
June 26 - Carpentras, France - Auzon Le Blues
(NOTE: Additional dates will be announced soon.)

Photo: Piper Ferguson

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.