Abraham Alexander Releases “Stay” featuring Gary Clark Jr.

Article Contributed by Ten Atoms | Published on Saturday, September 17, 2022

Fort Worth-based singer songwriter Abraham Alexander releases “Stay” featuring fellow Texan and multi Grammy Award-winning guitarist Gary Clark Jr. “Gary was one of my early heroes and it was just another instance of being in the right place at the right time when we connected. But beyond his musicality he's someone that I definitely look up to and I'm grateful for, and someone I want to emulate,” Alexander explains of the collaboration which is his first release for Dualtone Records.

While Alexander’s lyrics often speak to pain and trauma and life-changing loss, he instills his music with a joyful passion and irrepressible spirit, ultimately giving way to songs that radiate undeniable hope. “Stay” is a snapshot of those experiences and a glimpse of what’s to come.

“I think going and coming back is not the same as never leaving. I wrote ‘Stay’ when I had the opportunity to leave Fort Worth and record in London,” says Alexander. “But as I was in London I was missing home, missing my family, and missing Fort Worth. Without my family, I’m not me. My experience in London proved to me that this is what I want to do and that I’m willing to go the extra mile but I can still go that mile surrounded by the people who love me.”

From open mics in Fort Worth, TX to recent stints on the road opening for Leon Bridges, Black Pumas, Ani DiFranco, and Mavis Staples — Alexander is ready for the headlining spotlight and to articulate what many of us are feeling.


Sept. 9 - The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage - Washington, DC

Sept. 11 - Moon River Festival - Chattanooga, TN

Sept. 15 - Exit/In (Americanafest showcase) - Nashville, TN

Sept. 16 - The Mountain Winery - Saratoga, CA +

Sept. 18 - Pala Casino (Starlight Theater) - Pala, CA +

Sept. 21 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ +

Sept. 23 - Pepsi Amphitheater - Flagstaff, AZ +

Sept. 24 - Santa Fe Opera - Santa Fe, NM +

Sept. 25 - Chautauqua Auditorium - Boulder, CO +

Spet. 30 - Levitt Pavilion - Arlington, TX

Oct. 1 - Trans Pecos Festival - Marfa, TX

Oct. 2 - The Admiral - Omaha, NE #

Oct. 4 - Union Event Center - Salt Lake City, UT #

Oct. 5 - Revolution Concert House - Garden City, ID #

Oct. 6 - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino - Reno, NV #

Oct. 9 - Hard Rock Live - Wheatland, CA #

Oct. 10 - Wooly’s - Des Moines, IA ^

Oct. 12 - The Pablo Center - Eau Claire, WI ^

Oct. 13 - Kalamazoo State Theatre - Kalamazoo, MI ^

Oct. 14 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY ^

Oct. 15 - Madison Theater - Covington, KY ^

Nov. 11 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO *

Nov. 12 - The Commonwealth Room - Salt Lake City, UT *

Nov. 15 - El Korah Shrine - Boise, ID *

Nov. 16 - Neptune Theatre - Seattle, WA *

Nov. 18 - McMenamins Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR *

 + w/ Rodrigo y Gabriela

# w/ Gary Clark Jr.

^ w/ Ani Difranco

* w/ Lucius