Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Los Angeles-based rockabilly-roots musician, Kim Lenz to release “Follow Me” album August 20th; Announces nationwide tour.

CMT Edge premieres album’s title track, an anthem of personal power that injects elements of soul into Lenz’s established sound.


Kim Lenz as photographed by Joseph Cultice



“Follow Me” is the title track from the upcoming album by Kim Lenz and The Jaguars


Check out the premiere of “Follow Me” by Kim Lenz and The Jaguars via CMT Edge

Los Angeles-based rockabilly-roots musician Kim Lenz has been cultivating her take on the genre since 1998, releasing three albums, including a pair for Hightone Records, and playing hundreds of dates around the world.  Already a recognized force on the roots music scene, Lenz is now poised for a breakthrough with her upcoming album Follow Me.  Country Music Television’s “Edge” website has premiered the album’s title track today at:

“The song is a very strong female statement,” Lenz explains of the track, which evokes everyone from Amy Winehouse to Wanda Jackson, incorporating elements of soul into Lenz’s established American roots sound.  “I wrote the song for my previous record, and even though I’ve always considered myself tougher than the next girl, I didn’t have the balls to record it at the time.”

Since then, Lenz has overcome several trying personal challenges that have made her the performer experienced enough to confidently sing these words: “Give you a glimpse of the truth if you follow me. “  Follow Me was produced by roots music icon Carl Sonny Leyland, and recorded by Los Straitjackets bassist Pete Curry in a manner that honors the recordings that have come before – on vintage tube gear to two-inch tape in mono.

Follow Me by Kim Lenz and The Jaguars is scheduled for release on August 20th via Riley Records, and will be preceded by a nationwide tour, launching July 25th.  See below for dates.  Kim Lenz is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Kim Lenz and The Jaguars On Tour 

07/24 Denver, CO @ Gary Lee's Motor Club and Grub
07/25 Kansas City, MO @ Knucklehead's
07/27 Minneapolis, MN @ Lee's Liquor Lounge
07/28 St. Louis, MO @ Beale on Broadway
07/29 Indianapolis, IN @ Birdy's
07/30 Louisville, KY @ Third Street Dive
07/31 Lombard, IL @ Brauer House
08/01 Rochester, MN @ Thursdays on First
08/03 Winnipeg, MB @ River City Rumble
08/05 Grand Rapids, MI @ Tip Top
08/06 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
08/07 Auburn, MI @ Callahan's
08/09 Rochester, NY @ Abilene
08/10 New York, NY @ Joe's Pub
08/12 Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
08/13 Raleigh, NC @ Pour House Music Hall
08/14 Atlanta, GA @ Smith's Olde Bar
08/16 Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
08/17 Austin, TX @ Continental Club
08/22 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
08/23 Bellflower, CA @ Spike's Bar
08/24 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar


Kim Lenz and The Jaguars
Follow Me
(Riley Records – Aug. 20th, 2013)

Track Listing:

01. Pay Dearly
02. Follow Me (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
03. Deejay
04. Tumble and Fall
05. Whiplash
06. Ghost of You
07. Cry Wolf
08. Number One Reason
09. Three-Cornered Heart
10. Shadows on the Old Bayou
11. Right Here With Me
12. Trust No One


Kim Lenz Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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