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Steve Abel - Luck-Hope Album Release Tour

When:

Fri 19 Aug 2016, 7:30pm–11:30pm

Where: The Raumati Social Club, 34 Poplar Ave, Raumati South, Raumati, Kapiti Coast

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: LJP

Alt-folk balladeer and singer-songwriter of the truth, Steve Abel is proud to announce the release of his long-awaited third album: Luck-Hope to be released August 5th 2016 on his own Kin'sland Records via digital services, CD and LP.

“Abel is a refined writer whose lyrics have a bone-bare quality - the sound of someone writing and singing from a place where there is no guile, just hard truth and clear eyes.” - Graham Reid, elsewhere.co.nz

Following a hiatus from releasing musical material to the world, Abel steps out from behind the curtains with this emphatic and moving return. It is Abel's third album, following his universally acclaimed sophomore release, Flax Happy and his unshakeable debut, Little Death described as "a melancholic masterpiece" by Pavement Magazine.

The early sketches of Luck/Hope took place long ago, coming to shape sporadically between the first recording sessions in New York City in November 2009 and the final mastering touches that took place in New Zealand through the winter of 2015.

It has been a long time coming, but now it is here. “Birth, death, debt, day-job, despondency are my poor excuses,” says Abel. “I am exceedingly happy with this album Luck-Hope, it’s got that magic you strive for, thanks to the great players and technicians, and I’m over the moon that it’s finally going out into the world.”

Making the record, Abel worked with an array of fine musicians locally and abroad including previous collaborator Jolie Holland, multi-instrumentalist and engineer Shahzad Ismaily (Bonnie Prince Billie, Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson), and local musician and engineer Milan Borich. Also featured are Grey Gersten, Geoff Maddock (Goldenhorse), Gareth Thomas (goodshirt), Buzz Moller, Ed McWilliams, Cole Goodly and Mike Hall.