Charlie Mars has set an August 14th release date for his new album, Blackberry Light.
The first single from the album, "Let the Meter Run" is available for download now here.
Mars will herald Blackberry Light with a series of summer shows, kicking off August 9th at The Soiled Dove Underground in Denver, CO.
"There are so many people who make art that don't stick it out long enough to find their voice," Mars says. "Look at Jackson Pollock, look at Mark Rothko. Those guys were doing all kinds of things before they came upon the thing that people know them for, before they found their groove. Well, I definitely found my voice and now I'm trying to grow from there."
ON TOUR 2012
19 Austin, TX Shady Grove
9 Denver, CO The Soiled Dove Underground
15 Philadelphia, PA Tin Angel
16 New York, NY City Winery NYC
17 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage
18 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java
24 Cambridge, MA Club Passim
2 Chicago, IL City Winery Chicago
6 Houston, TX McGonigel's Mucky Duck
7 Austin, TX The Belmont
15 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Lecture Hall**
16 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater**
19 Brownfield, ME Stone Mountain Arts Center**
20 Rockland, ME The Strand Theatre**
21 Plymouth, NH Flying Monkey Performance Center**
29 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts**
30 Poughkeepsie, NY Bardawon**
11 Oxford, MS Proud Larry's
12 Jackson, MS Duling Hall
13 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Café
19 Wilmington, NC Soap Box Laundrolounge
20 Atlanta, GA Smith's Olde Bar