On 2 March 2018 Ginger Wildheart is to release his new album, the aptly titled Ghost In The Tanglewood. A seamless mix of country, folk, roots and rock, the record showcases Ginger’s song-writing maturity as he wears his heart and influences on his sleeve over ten deeply personal tracks, channelling his emotions and pouring his soul into every note. Influenced by the likes of Steve Earle, Maria McKee, Tom Waits and Richard Thompson, this is Ginger music on the mellow side; roots music played by a working class Geordie raised on country and Northern folk music.

“While leaning towards country music, my fairly unavoidable accent means that the songs come off less Willie Nelson and more Bobby Thompson, but every lyric is purely heartfelt and every song is as true a story as you’ll ever hear. This stuff has always been in my blood since I was a wee nipper and it’s an honour to finally get it out for people to hear” says Ginger.

“The songs largely deal with the traditionally taboo subject of mental health issues, specifically depression, which I have suffered from my whole life. Having recently weaned myself off medication, the music I make now serves as both therapy and comfort. I find relief in this music and hope that the songs bring a similar comfort to the listener. The narrative throughout is pretty confessional in nature, but I think the candid approach showcases the lyrics in a more bold and open way than a traditional rock album.”

Recorded in John Kettle’s Giraffe Studios in Wigan, Ghost In The Tanglewood was produced by John Kettle and Dave Draper and features an all new gang of seasoned musicians that Ginger handpicked for their feel and experience. The players are Maurice Hipkiss, pedal steel, Emily Ewing, vocals, Matthew Colley, piano, Neil McCartney, fiddle and John Kettle on guitar and mandolin.

In support of the album Ginger will be playing the record across the UK. More Ginger Wildheart headline shows are currently being arranged. He will also support Levellers on their February and March UK acoustic tour (*) and Frank Turner at London’s The Roundhouse on 13th May.

TOUR DATES 2018

February

Date Venue
Fri 2nd William Aston Hall Wrexham *
Sat 3rd Charter Theatre Preston *

March

Date Venue
Thu 1st 1st Tivoli Buckley **
Sat 3rd The Lantern Halifax
Sun 4th Firebug Leicester
Tue 6th Prince Albert Brighton
Wed 7th Cheese And Grain Frome
Thu 9th Joiners Southampton
Fri 10th Gorilla Manchester **
Tue 13th Opera House Buxton *
Wed 14th Town Hall Cheltenham *
Thu 15th Westlands Yeovil *
Fri 16th Barbican York *
Sun 18th Philharmonic Liverpool *
Tue 20th The Anvil Basingstoke *
Wed 21st Corn Exchange Cambridge *
Thu 22nd De Montfort Hall Leicester *
Fri 23rd De Le Warr Pavilion Bexhill *
Sat 24th Winchester Cathedral Winchester *

May

Date Venue
Sun 13th The Roundhouse London ***

*supporting The Levellers

**supporting Ferocious Dogs

***Supporting Frank Turner

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