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Robben Ford Announces Fall Tour, Streams New Song,"Oh Virginia"

Guitarist Robben Ford, who released a new studio album, Bringing It Back Home, earlier this year via Mascot Label Group, has announced a string of US tour dates in October.

Ford also is streaming a track, "Oh Virginia," from the new album. You can check out Ford's October dates and the song below.

Tracks on Bringing It Back Home wed the blues’ oldest roots with the more urban sounds of Stax soul. The band on the album is Larry Goldings (organ), Harvey Mason (drums), David Piltch (bass) and Steve Baxter (trombone).

Bringing It Back Home is the album I really wanted to make right now,” says Ford, who was once a sideman for Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell and George Harrison. “My concept was to put great players together with songs that have deep roots and rich emotional terrain, and to just let something beautiful happen. As it turns out, that’s exactly what occurred. The results are really pure, and the most fun I’ve had making an album in years.”

Ford says Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue was his guidepost for the record. “What I love best about blues and jazz is how great players — like Miles Davis or Jim Hall or Paul Desmond — allow a lot of space in their music," he added. "That’s where the beauty happens.”

For more info on Ford and the album, visit robbenford.com. Visit Ford on Facebook here.

ROBBEN FORD ON TOUR 2013

  • October 13 - Dallas, TX Kessler Theater
  • October 15 - St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill
  • October 16 - Evanston, IL T/K
  • October 18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre
  • October 19 - Beacon, NY - Town Crier
  • October 20 - Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall
  • October 21 - New York, NY City Winery
  • October 22 - Washington, DC Howard Theatre
  • October 24 - Jim Thorpe, PA Mauch Chunk Opera House
  • October 25 - Syracuse, NY Wescott Theatre
  • October 26 - Fall River, MA Narrows Center for the Arts

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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.