Blackberry Smoke's new album "Be Right Here" out today

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, February 16, 2024

Acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke’s new album, Be Right Here, is out now via 3 Legged Records/Thirty Tigers. Stream/purchase HERE. In conjunction with the release, the official music video for new song, “Whatcha Know Good,” is also debuting today. Watch/share HERE.

Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell), Be Right Here is a timely reminder to be present and live authentically. Across these ten tracks—a collection of their signature rock and roll anthems, Americana-leaning ballads and country rock jams—the band celebrates the simple joys of life, the fleeting moments and the little bits of luck found along the way.

In addition to the new album, the band is also launching their new Southern Light Lager today in partnership with New Realm Brewing. The new beer follows their first collaboration with New Realm—the Blackberry Smoke American Lager, which is the brewery’s second highest selling beer—and will be available in select markets. Additional details HERE

Critical acclaim for Be Right Here:
“elevates their trademark blend of blues, Southern rock, and Americana that has helped them sustain a fruitful, more than two-decade-long career”—American Songwriter
“A gift of the best of Southern rock and country rock, Be Right Here celebrates Blackberry Smoke’s musical ingenuity and dedication”—No Depression
“their distinctively southern rock sound and top tier songwriting always comes through…another stellar addition to their catalog”—Whiskey Riff
“You can’t Southern Rock more than this.”—Americana Highways
“a rewarding, focused listen”—Glide
“arguably the most skillful of the band’s that play this music…Be Right Here is the sound of a band quietly determined to take on the world.”—Maximum Volume Music
“A band we can all rely on to make us feel at ease.”—Metal Plant Music
“a super tight band of great musicians that just keep getting better with age in their 24-year career.”—All Music Magazine
“Be Right Here shows that Blackberry Smoke are a band running at full speed, firing on all cylinders, and show no signs of slowing down.”—Cryptic Rock

In celebration of the new music, the band will tour extensively this year with their “Be Right Here” international headline tour. Upcoming stops include Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium (two nights), Pittsburgh’s Roxian Theatre, Boston’s House of Blues, Washington D.C.’s Warner Theatre, St. Louis’ The Pageant and Denver’s Ogden Theatre as well as dates across the U.K., Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and more. The band will also join Cody Jinks for select dates this year. See below for complete tour itinerary and details.

Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A and Cobb’s Georgia Mae in Savannah, the album features the band—Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals) and Brandon Still (keyboards)—alongside Preston Holcomb (drums) and Benji Shanks (guitar) as well as special guest vocals from The Black Bettys.

Of the recording process, Starr shares, “We always track live together, but this time we had all our amps and drums and everything in the same room. It’s just as natural and as real as possible. The last album was very raw too, but with this one I remember different times I would say, ‘I think we should redo that,’ and Dave was like, ‘No, leave it that way. That way it’s magical.’”

1. Dig A Hole
2. Hammer And The Nail
3. Like It Was Yesterday
4. Be So Lucky
5. Azalea
6. Don’t Mind If I Do
7. Whatcha Know Good
8. Other Side of the Light
9. Little Bit Crazy
10. Barefoot Angel

February 16—Cherokee, NC—Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center*
February 17—North Myrtle Beach, SC—House of Blues*
February 18—Charlotte, NC—Ovens Auditorium*
February 20—Charlottesville, VA—Jefferson Theater+
February 22—Indianapolis, IN—Murat Theatre at Old National Centre+
February 23—Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall
February 24—Louisville, KY—Louisville Palace Theatre
February 29—Little Rock, AR—The Hall†
March 1—Fort Smith, AR—TempleLive†
March 2—Springfield, MO—Gillioz Theatre†
March 7—Denver, CO—Ogden Theatre‡
March 8—Beaver Creek, CO—Vilar Performing Arts Center
March 9—Kansas City, MO—Uptown Theater‡
March 14—West Des Moines, IA—Val Air Ballroom‡
March 15—Medina, MN—Media Entertainment Center‡
March 16—Bowler, WI—North Star Mohican Casino Resort
March 19—Pittsburgh, PA—Roxian Theatre*
March 21—Boston, MA—House of Blues*
March 22—Port Chester, NY—The Capitol Theatre*
March 23—New Brunswick, NJ—State Theatre*
March 24—Patchogue, NY—Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts*
March 27—Washington, DC—Warner Theatre#
March 28—Lancaster, PA—American Music Theatre#
March 29—Cleveland, OH—TempleLive at Cleveland Masonic#
March 30—Glenside, PA—Keswick Theatre#
April 5—Douglas, GA—The Martin Centre^
April 6—Douglas, GA—The Martin Centre§
April 11—Cedar Rapids, IA—Alliant Energy Powerhouse~
April 12—St. Louis, MO—The Pageant*
April 13—Kalamazoo, MI—Wings Event Center~
April 26—Helotes, TX—John T. Floore’s Country Store*
April 27—Baton Rouge, LA—Event Center at L’Auberge Casino and Hotel
May 3—Birmingham, AL—Avondale Brewing Company
May 4—Miramar Beach, FL—Sun, Sand and Soul Beach Weekend
May 9—Houston, TX—713 Music Hall
May 10—Newkirk, OK—First Council Casino
May 11—Dallas, TX—Dos Equis Pavilion~
May 16—Maryville, TN—The Shed^
May 17—Maryville, TN—The Shed%
May 18—Maryville, TN—The Shed**
May 24—Camdenton, MO—Ozarks Amphitheater++
May 25—Beaver Dam, KY—Beaver Dam Amphitheater††
May 30—Santa Fe, NM—The Lensic
May 31—Tempe, AZ—The Marquee
June 1—San Diego, CA—The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park~
June 2—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theatre~
June 21—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium‡‡
June 22—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium##
June 27—Wilmington, NC—Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
June 28—Norfolk, VA—The NorVa
June 29—Augusta, NJ—Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival
July 4—Algona, IA—ABATE of Iowa – Freedom Rally
July 5—Madison, IN—Roostertail Music Festival
July 6—Baraboo, WI—Ho-Chuck Gaming Wisconsin Dells
July 7—Decatur, IL—The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater
July 18—Canandaigua, NY—CMAC~
July 27—Coshocton, OH—Rock Coshocton 2024
September 9—Glasgow, U.K.—O2 Academy~~
September 10—Edinburgh, U.K.—O2 Academy~~
September 12—Manchester, U.K.—O2 Apollo~~
September 13—Birmingham, U.K.—O2 Academy~~
September 14—London, U.K.—Eventim Apollo~~
September 16—Brussels, Belgium—Ancienne Belgique~~
September 17—Tilburg, Netherlands—O13#~~
September 18—Hannover, Germany—Capitol~~
September 20—Copenhagen, Denmark—VEGA~~
September 21—Oslo, Norway—Sentrum Scene~~
September 22—Stockholm, Sweden—Annexet~~
September 24—Berlin, Germany—Columbiahalle~~
September 25—Vienna, Austria—Gasometer~~
September 26—Munich, Germany—Tonhalle~~
September 28—Paris, France—L’Olympia~~
September 29—Cologne, Germany—E-Werk~~
September 30—Zurich, Switzerland—Kaufleauten~~
October 2—Milan, Italy—Alcatraz~~
*with special guest Duane Betts
+with special guest Ben Chapman
†with special guest FEEL
‡with special guest Them Dirty Roses
#with special guest Soul Miners Union
^with special guest Hannah Dasher
§with special guest The Georgia Thunderbolts
~supporting Cody Jinks
%with special guest Hippies & Cowboys
**with special guest Southern Avenue
++with Whiskey Myers
††with special guest The Scarecrows
‡‡with special guest Elvie Shane
##with special guest John R. Miller
~~with special guest The Steel Woods