Friday, October 7, 2016

Brooklyn Songwriter Rue Snider Announces Second Solo Album, BROKEN WINDOW, Out Today

Folk-punk/Americana singer songwriter Rue Snider will release his second solo album, Broken Window, October 7, 2016. Three singles preceded the album; “Blackout,” “Blue Skies and Telephone Poles,” and “Stories.” “Stories,” a fan favorite, was featured on Americana Daily in September.

Broken Window was written in the midst of Rue’s transition from being a full time drinker to living as a sober person. The album moves from nihilism to hope over the course of its 36 hook-filled minutes. The songs’ instrumentation including jangly electric guitars, fiddle, and organ help to offset some of the darker lyrical content. Light overcoming dark is central to the album’s theme both in subject matter and tone.

"I try to be transparent in songs about a lot of the dark corners and trying moments in my life in an effort to encourage people to move past fear,” says Rue. “This record gets into a lot of the grittiness of alcoholism and becoming sober. The songs take a serious look at death and embracing the fact that life is finite as inspiration to live better."

Rue Snider has toured America extensively for three years in support of his debut full length album Leaving To Returning and single releases, The New New Colossus and Never Met A Girl I Didn’t Love. He has made appearances at SXSW and Folk Alliance International, and shared the stage with Tom Maxwell (Squirrel Nut Zippers), Tropic of Pisces, Superhuman Happiness, Benjamin Scheuer ("The Lion"), Blue Healer, Donna Missal, and Walter Salas-Humara (the Silos). 

Rue is currently on the road in support of Broken Window.

October 8 - Warrenton, VA - House Show
October 9 - Richmond, VA - The Camel
October 11 - Black Mountain, NC - The Town Pump Tavern
October 12 - Columbia, SC - Pizza Man
October 14 - Jacksonville, FL - Nighthawks
October 15 - Orlando, FL - Dandelion Communitea Cafe
October 16 - Tampa, FL - The Hub Bar
October 17 - St. Augustine, FL - Shanghai Nobby’s
October 19 - Dothan, AL - The Plughouse
October 20 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Egan’s Bar
October 21 - Gadsden, AL - Back Forty Beer Company
October 22 - Birmingham, AL - Seeds Coffee House
October 23 - Birmingham, AL - The Nick
October 25 - Russellville, AR - Penny University Coffee Company
October 26 - Tulsa, OK - Blackbird On Pearl
October 27 - Norman, OK - Red Brick Bar
October 28 - Joplin, MO - Blackthorn Pizza & Pub
October 29 - Lawrence, KS - Frank’s North Star Tavern
October 30 - Kansas City, MO - The Dubliner
November 1 - St. Louis, MO - Evangeline’s Bistro
November 2 - Lafayette, IN - Digby’s Pub and Patio
November 3 - Columbus, OH - The Tree Bar
November 8 - Stratford, CT - Two Roads Brewing Company
November 10 - Stamford, CT - NERFA Showcase
November 13 - Somerville, MA - The Burren
November 14 - Burlington, VT - Radio Bean
November 16 - Portland, ME - Andy's Old Port Pub
November 23 - Butler, PA - Cumming’s Candy & Coffee West
December 2 - Tulsa, OK - The Yeti
December 4 - Norman, OK - Red Brick Bar
December 9 - Pascagoula, MS - Celtic Irish Pub
December 11 - St. Augustine, FL - Shanghai Nobby’s
December 13 - Orlando, FL - Spacebar
December 14 - Orlando, FL - Natura Coffee & Tea
December 15 - Sarasota, FL - Growler’s Pub
December 16 - Gainesville, FL - Lightnin' Salvage
December 17 - Jacksonville, FL - Nighthawks
December 19 - Greenville, SC - Independent Public Ale House
December 22 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe

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