Until recently, Jason Boesel sat behind the drum kit for artists like Rilo Kiley and Bright Eyes, but he's "ready to step out front" (Paste) in 2010 with his solo debut 'Hustler's Son,' set for Jan 12 release via Team Love.
The album features top shelf guests like David Rawlings, Benmont Tench, Orenda Fink, and Boesel's Rilo Kiley bandmate Blake Sennett, among others.
Jason Boesel's first solo U.S. tour in support of his debut starts February 5 in Santa Cruz, supporting the co-bill of Dawes and Cory Chisel And the Wandering Sons. Dawes will join Jason Boesel onstage as his backing band on all the dates.
Jason Boesel February 2010 U.S. Tour:
02-05 Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place
02-06 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
02-08 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
02-09 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
02-12 Minneapolis, MN - The Triple Rock Social Club
02-13 Madison, WI - Der Rathskeller, University of Wisconsin
02-14 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
02-15 Rock Island, IL - Daytrotter Presents at Rock Island Brewing Co.
02-16 Chicago, IL - Double Door
02-17 Columbus, OH - Rumba Café
02-19 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
02-20 Allston, MA - Great Scott
02-23 Arlington, VA - IOTA Club and Café
02-24 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
02-25 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
02-26 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
02-27 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
02-28 Atlanta, GA - Eddie's Attic
03-02 Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
03-03 Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
03-04 Dallas, TX - The Cavern
03-05 Houston, TX - Rudyard's
03-06 Austin, TX - Emo's
03-09 Phoenix, AZ - The Rhythm Room
03-10 San Diego, CA - The Loft at UCSD
03-11 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
**2/5 - 3/11 supporting the co-bill of Dawes / Cory Chisel and the Wandering Son
Earlier this month, Daytrotter recorded three unplugged versions of songs from 'Hustler's Son' (two of which are premieres) at Elliott Smith's old studio. Listen to these songs and read the story of the Daytrotter session here: http://bit.ly/JBoesel_Daytrotter