After a major label deal-gone-bad threatened to choke off his career, Covid complications left him with a life-long medical condition, and the Trump era sought to eviscerate the notion that America might still be that shining city on a hill, honey-voiced Texan songwriter Jarrod Dickenson would have certainly been forgiven for retreating to his Nashville home to lick his wounds and maybe write a collection of introspective self-pity anthems. Instead, the hardships and infuriation of recent years have only added steel to the resolve of an artist already willing to do it the hard way, prepared to stand in the face of a music business that shows dwindling regard for the brand of artistry that first inspired him to pick up a guitar and sing for his life—and Dickenson laid it all out for the world to hear on his new ass-kicking LP, BIG TALK. Out now, BIG TALK sounds like a mighty roar of defiance— that’s not a design choice or a marketing decision. The big Texan is settling scores all over town and he means every f*cking word.
Fans can stream or purchase BIG TALK right now at this link and don’t forget to check out out Dickenson’s collection of BIG TALK music videos: “With Any Luck,” “Prefer To Lose,” “Buckle Under Pressure,” and “Long Hard Look.” Limited edition BIG TALK vinyl can be purchased at Dickenson’s official web store.
Dickenson is heading over to Europe for the first leg of 2023’s The BIG TALK Tour in March, but will first make stops in Rochester, New York, on February 9th and Towaco, New Jersey, on February 11th. A full list of tour dates and ticket information can be found right here.
BIG TALK Tracklist:
1. Buckle Under Pressure
2. Born To Wander
3. Home Again (feat. Oliver Wood & Jano Rix)
4. Prefer To Lose
6. With Any Luck
7. If You’re Looking
8. Long Hard Look
9. Don’t Deprive Me