After a successful run of winter shows, groundbreaking vocalist, songwriter and bass player TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT – well-known for his work as a member of THE EAGLES and Poco – is gearing up for a spring U.S. tour with his band starting May 18. For the three-week trek (see dates below), TIMOTHY and his full band will perform songs from his fifth solo album EXPANDO (2009, Lost Highway/Universal) as well as gems by THE EAGLES and Poco. Tickets are on-sale today, visit: www.timothybschmit.com.
TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT explains the impetus for the spring run of dates: “What I like best about doing solo shows is it gives me a chance to interact with the audience in a smaller, more intimate setting. But, don’t get me wrong. I very much enjoy being a part of the Eagles and all it implies. For instance, as of this writing, I find myself in a hotel in the exotic city of Dubai where we (The Eagles) will end a short tour that started in South Africa. After a few more scattered shows in the U.S., I look forward to taking my own band out on the road and having a completely different experience. I’m a fortunate man. I get the best of both worlds.”
For SCHMIT–a three-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee–EXPANDO presents a diverse mix of Americana, folk, country, rock and blues. Written and produced by SCHMIT, EXPANDO features an eclectic array of iconic artists including The Blind Boys of Alabama, Garth Hudson, Kid Rock, Graham Nash, Van Dyke Parks, Benmont Tench and Dwight Yoakam, among others. Highlights on the varied 11-song disc include “Downtime,” “One More Mile,” “White Boy From Sacramento,” “Good Day,” “Friday Night” and “Parachute.”
The spring trek will take TIMOTHY and his bandmates to clubs offering an intimate vibe. The tour will include an appearance at the Cherokee Creek Music Festival in Cherokee, TX and visit the following U.S. cities Corpus Christi (May 20, Brewster Street Ice House), Austin, TX (May 22, La Zona Rosa), Clearwater, FL (May 24, Capitol Theatre), Washington, DC (May 28, The Hamilton), New York, NY (May 29, B.B. Kings Blues Club), Glenside, PA (May 31, Keswick Theatre), Ridgefield, CT (June 2, Ridgefield Playhouse), Annapolis, MD (June 4, Rams Head On Stage), Pittsburgh, PA (June 6, Three Rivers Arts Festival), Huntington, NY (June 8, The Paramount), and Newton, NJ (June 9, Newton Theatre).
For more, visit www.timothybschmit.com
DATE CITY VENUE
Sat 5/19 Cherokee, TX Cherokee Creek Music Festival
Sun 5/20 Corpus Christi, TX Brewster Street Ice House
Tue 5/22 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
Thu 5/24 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre
Mon 5/28 Washington DC The Hamilton
Tue 5/29 New York, NY B.B. Kings Blues Club
Thu 5/31 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
Sat 6/2 Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse
Mon 6/4 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage