Bronze Radio Return will kick off a new tour this week in support of their new album Old Time Speaker. Here is a little background on the band followed by the dates:
Bronze Radio Return is a band that is all about the juxtaposition of the old and new. Their new album Old Time Speaker (which is out now) is the ultimate love letter to all of the things that make their music what it is.
Producer Doug Derryberry (Kings Of Leon, Ben Folds Five) discovered the band's considerable talents at a NYC show and produced their first EP. For Old Time Speaker producer Chad Copelin (Bishop Allen) took the Northeastern band below the Mason Dixon to record their ten-track endeavor. This new album saw the band trying to experience as much of the country as possible, hitting the road for incredibly long stretches to share their music with as many people as possible.
As lead singer Chris Henderson sings "I just fell in love with a forty-five (rpm record) been kept alive in a box over 30 years old," it's lyrics like these which really show a respect for the music that inspired the band so much.
The serious nature of the band members' musicianship led them to study their craft for their higher education. They met playing throughout CT and NY in various permutations through mutual friends. The way they modernize this traditional American style of music is what makes them truly unique. "We each offer a different spin on the music we play," offers Henderson, who professes great appreciation for Ben Harper and Muddy Waters. "That's really how we found our unique sound. Everyone has a voice and adds to it." Bandmates cite everyone from Stevie Wonder to Tom Petty as influences.
6.26 - CHICAGO, IL The Cave
6.27 - MILWAUKEE, WI Summerfest
7.1 - MANAYUNK, PA The Grape Room
7.2 - BALTIMORE , MD 8 x 10
7.16 - PORTLAND, ME Empire Dine and Dance
7.29 - BRIDGEPORT , CT Gathering of the Vibes
8.7 - NEW YORK, NY Crash Mansion
8.10 - PHILADELPHIA, PA the Grape Room
8.11 - BETHLEHEM, PA Musikfest
8.12 - NEW HOPE, PA Triumph Brewing Company
8.13 - GREENSBURG , PA Summer Sounds Concert Series
9.4 - CHESTNUT HILL, MA Boston College
9.11 - MASSENA, NY 45th Parallel Music Festival