Trace Bundy Announces 5th album, Elephant King, May 1st

The internationally renowned guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy is releasing his long-awaited fifth full-length studio album, Elephant King. With a return to the raw acoustic clarity of Adapt and the mature melodic writing of Missile Bell, Elephant King is an intimate collection of eleven new songs that feature his best work to date. The album contains a bonus DVD of live songs from his latest concert in Boulder, Colorado, filmed at the majestic Boulder Theater. Trace drew upon his childhood interest in elephants, as well as his unique personal experiences: “I was fascinated with elephants when I was a kid, and I’ve had a few run-ins with them. I was chased by them - twice actually,” says Bundy, “once while hiking in Gabon, and once on a South African safari.” Bundy has since developed a reverence for their power and humility.   Known to his fans as “The Acoustic Ninja,” Trace Bundy sells out shows across twenty-one countries with his rare combination of his jawdroppingly difficult arrangements with expert capo and fingerpicking techniques. His success was built upon connecting with fans: his videos attract over 23 million YouTube views and counting, and Trace enlisted his fans' help in naming a song off the new album ("Traverse"), posting a sample of the song online and receiving over 300 suggestions in days. Trace has also garnered the critical acclaim of major media outlets like 'Acoustic Guitar Magazine,' earning the title "Most Promising New Talent," and has sold over 67,000 albums worldwide.-TOUR DATES 04/26/12 - Denver, CO - ELEPHANT KING CD RELEASE at The Soiled DoveClick HERE for more info 04/27/12 - Fort Collins, CO - Everyday Joe'sClick HERE for more info 04/28/12 - Buena Vista, CO - Orpheum TheatreClick HERE for more info 04/29/12 - Colorado Springs, CO - The LoftClick "Featured Shows" HERE for more info 05/03/12 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American HallClick HERE for more info 05/04/12 - San Diego, CA - AnthologyClick HERE for more info 05/06/12 - Los Angeles, CA - Live at the LoungeClick HERE for more info 05/09/12 - Portland, OR - Alberta Rose TheatreClick HERE for more info 05/10/12 - Seattle, WA - The Triple DoorClick HERE for more info 05/12/12 - Ellensburg, WA - Central Washington UniversityClick HERE for more info 05/30/12 - Nashville, TN - Music City Roots at the Loveless Cafe BarnClick HERE for more info 06/01/12 - McMinnville, TN - Cumberland Caverns - Volcano RoomClick HERE for more info 06/03/12 - Paragould, AR - Collins TheaterClick HERE for more info 06/05/12 - Vienna, VA (DC area) - Jammin' JavaClick HERE for more info 06/06/12 - Somerville, MA (Boston area) - Johnny D'sClick HERE for more info 06/07/12 - New York, NY - Canal RoomClick HERE for more info 06/08/12 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe LiveClick HERE for more info