Lullwater To Tour With RA
Athens, GA Quartet Announces Plans To Hit The Road with Direct Support Billing On February 27 In Pontiac, IL
Lullwater has announced a run with RA that will take the band through the Midwest and up the East Coast with direct support billing. The excursion commences in Pontiac, IL on February 27, and wraps on March 15 at the Masquerade in Atlanta, GA. For the last several years, the Athens-based quartet has logged countless miles on the highways of the U.S., building an active audience that grows exponentially on an annual basis. The band plans to commit the majority of 2014 to touring, aiming to make 200 or more appearances mixed between headlining and support plays.
The band recently released their self-titled album on their own Dinobird label. Recorded and produced at London Bridge Studios, Seattle WA (Pearl Jam 10, Soundgarden Louder Than Love), the September 17th offering has seen strong sales and critical acclaim from journalists and industry tastemakers. Guitar World premiered Lullwater, while the video for the single “Albatross” was picked up for an exclusive debut by Artist Direct.
Lullwater can be defined as a band that offers the convictions of passion, honesty, drive, and perseverance. Through integrity, diligence and what is nothing more than a pure connection with those they encounter, the band is reaching the heights of developing a national presence. This raw, thought provoking rock has placed them on that cusp of garnering that elusive coast to coast notoriety. Lullwater is John Strickland (Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar), Brett Strickland (Lead Guitar), Roy “Ray” Beatty (Bass) and Joe Wilson (Drums).
“Lullwater is the best band you’ll hear all year…” ~ The Rockpit
“Lullwater is certainly going to be a band to keep on your radar throughout 2013!” ~ Pop Culture Matters
“If the Foo Fighters threw their name on this album and released it as their own, it’d be at the very least the rock album of the year if not the album of the year.” ~ Zoiks
“From the very first track “Oddline” to the last track “Hello” the album has so much raw power, energy, and emotion.” ~ Cryptic Rock
“In another year or two, they’ll be sounding like the 70s bands that did grab it. Kids that want to rock will know this is the real deal from that first kick drum strike. Well done.” ~ Midwest Record
“Lullwater is taking me back to the heyday of alternative rock and roll without feeling tired or redundant. Instead, it feels like I just found undiscovered vintage vinyl.” ~ Maine Music News
“The influences of alternative bands like, Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters are apparent and their quality musicianship is going to put these guys on the map in the next year.” ~ Hardrock Haven
The hypnotic, heavy melodies of the godfathers of grunge who immortalized the Pacific Northwestern scene left an indelible mark on music. The influence continues to impact recordings today, and with Lullwater that influence is clear. It is the convergence of this inspiration, with a healthy helping of bluesy Southern swagger, that delivers an individual sound. The band strives to create a movement of change and originality with the fans in an effort to bring sense of community back to music lovers that are dispirited with the state of what is deemed popular in Rock music today. With LULLWATER, they might just provide that lightning rod that inspires wide congregations of disparate tastes to unite for the simple love of inspired music.
Confirmed appearances with RA include:
2/26 Madison, WI Inferno
2/27 Pontiac, IL Freakster’s Roadhouse
2/28 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s
3/01 Flint, MI Machine Shop
3/02 Battle Creek, MI Planet Rock
3/03 Kent, OH Outpost
3/05 Reading, PA Reverb
3/06 New York, NY Slake 2 Webster Hall
3/07 Hagerstown, MD Hard Times Café
3/08 Lawrence, MA The Claddagh
3/09 North Salisbury, MA Blue Ocean Music Hall
3/10 Stanhope, NJ Dingbatz
3/11 Winchester, VA, Sweet Caroline’s
3/12 Charlotte, NC Amos/ Music Factory
3/14 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans