Things are looking pretty damn busy for Charleston-based pop-rock act Band of Horses, with extensive North American and European tours on the horizon. Singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Ben Bridwell, as always, is leading the way. Drummer Creighton Barrett, bassist Rob Hampton, guitarist Robin Peringer, keyboardist Ryan Monroe and other guest players are on board as well.
Sub Pop released the band’s full-length debut Everything All the Time in 2006. The grandly-produced follow-up, Cease to Begin, was released in October, 2007, and featured the fan favorite “Is There a Ghost.” Sub Pop recently issued a brand new Band of Horses seven inch single featuring “No One’s Gonna Love You” on the A-side and a cover of “Am I a Good Man” (originally by Them Two) on the flip-side. A forthcoming studio album is due later this year.
This week, Bridwell and Ramsey had the honor of attending and performing at folk music legend Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday celebration, set to take place on Sun. May at Madison Square Garden.
The band’s upcoming June tour across North America includes a slot at the annual Bonnarroo Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on June 14. The closest they get to Charleston is a gig on Thurs. June 18 at the Myrtle Beach House of Blues with support from Arbouretum (who tore it up this month at the Tin Roof). Presented by WKZQ 96.1, it’s an all-ages gig. Tickets are available for Price $21.50 and $24.50.
After the early summer dates, the band plans to perform some big events in August at Lollapalooza, at the Outside Lands Festival in San Fran’s Golden Gate Park, and festivals in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.