Blackberry Smoke to Release New Album, ‘Like An Arrow’

The group is also gearing up to return to the road for more tour dates through the fall.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Blackberry Smoke to Release New Album, ‘Like An Arrow’
Photo credit: Jason Thrasher

Country-rock band Blackberry Smoke will release their fifth full-length studio album, Like An Arrow, on Oct. 14. The project was recorded just outside of the band’s native Atlanta at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kennesaw, GA.

“This album is the self-produced culmination of 15 years of trying to plant our flag in the musical landscape. We couldn’t be more proud of it,” said the group’s Charlie Starr.

Like An Arrow will feature 12 songs, including special guest Gregg Allman for “Free On The Wing.”

Cover art courtesy Sacks & Co.

Cover art courtesy Sacks & Co.

Blackberry Smoke debuted in 2001 and is made up of Starr (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards). They’ve spent countless years out on the road, including touring with Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and ZZ Top. The group is gearing up to return to the road for more tour dates through the fall.

Like An Arrow Track List
1. Waiting For The Thunder
2. Let It Burn
3. The Good Life
4. What Comes Naturally
5. Running Through Time
6. Like An Arrow
7. Ought To Know
8. Sunrise In Texas
9. Ain’t Gonna Wait
10. Workin’ For A Workin’ Man
11. Believe You Me
12. Free On The Wing (featuring Gregg Allman)

Blackberry Smoke Confirmed Tour Dates
July 29—Clute, TX—The Great Texas Mosquito Festival
July 30—Fort Smith, AR—Peacemaker Music & Arts Festival
August 5—Albertville, AL—Main Street Music Festival
August 11—Portland ME—Maine State Pier*
August 12—Asbury Park, NJ—Stone Pony*
August 13—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
August 14—Scranton, PA—Peach Festival*
August 16—Utica, NY—Saranac Brewery*
August 17—Philadelphia, PA—Riverstage at Penn’s Landing*
August 18—Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE Outdoors*
August 19—Rochester Hills, MI—Meadow Brook Amphitheatre*
August 20—Huber Heights, OH—Music Center at the Heights*
August 22—Peoria, IL—CEFCU Center Stage*
August 23—Des Moines, IA—Simon Estes Amphitheater*
August 25—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
August 27—San Diego, CA—Humphreys Concerts By the Bay*
August 28—Paso Robles, CA—Vina Robles Amphitheatre*
August 30—Saratoga, CA—The Mountain Winery*
August 31—Rohnert Park, CA—Sonoma Mountain Village*
September 1—Eugene, OR—Cuthbert Amphitheater*
September 3—Missoula, MT—Big Sky Brewery*
September 4—Jackson, WY—Fireman’s Ball*
September 9—Silver Spring, MD—The Fillmore Silver Spring
September 17—Cascade, WV—Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival
September 24—Louisburg, NC—Norris Creek Outdoor Entertainment Complex
September 29—Glen Allen, VA—Innsbrook After Hours*
September 30—Cherokee, NC—Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center*
October 1—Charlotte, NC—CMCU Amphitheatre*
October 14—Springfield, MO—Gillioz Theater
October 15—Salina, KS—The Stifle Theatre
October 20—Sioux Falls, SD—The District
October 21—Rosemont, IL—Joe’s Live
October 22—Covington, KY—Madison Live
October 27—Evansville, IN—Victory Theatre
October 28—Chattanooga, TN—Tivoli Theatre
October 29—Atlanta, GA—Laid Back Festival
November 2—Lincoln, NE—The Bourbon Theatre
November 3—Lawrence, KS—Granada Theatre
November 4—Milwaukee, WI—The Rave
November 5—Minneapolis, MN—First Ave
November 10—Tallahassee, FL—The Brickyard
November 11—Lake Buena Vista, FL—House of Blues
November 12—St. Petersburg, FL—Ribfest
November 17—Syracuse, NY—Westcott Theater
February 26-March 2—Tampa, FL—Outlaw Country Cruise

*with Gov’t Mule