In Adam James Sorensen’s 2018 release, Dust Cloud Refrain, the Chicago native guides listeners through an intimately vivid landscape of reflective, textural imagery. Sorensen’s lyrics traverse both his own personal story, and that of the great folk singer songwriter, Woody Guthrie. As the narratives navigate through both lives, and touch down in locations such as Okemah, Williamsburg, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Chicago and San Antone, producer Jamie Mefford (Gregory Alan Isakov, Nathaniel Rateliff) infuses each story with both a traditional warmth, and a current, ethereal edginess. Mefford skillfully captures and creates rich, vibrant sounds and colors that beautifully, and cohesively, frame Sorensen’s compelling tales.
Dust Cloud Refrain features a group of uniquely gifted musicians such as Brooklyn bass player Byron Isaacs (The Lumineers, Levon Helm), cellist Christopher Hoffman (Henry Threadgill, Tony Malaby), violinist Jeb Bows (Gregory Alan Isakov), Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jan van Bijnen (Point Quiet, Freek de Jonge) and Portland vocalist Michael Jodell (Pete Krebs, Fernando Viciconte). Each of their distinct skill sets and contributions help to sculpt and craft Sorensen’s stories into intimately lush, panoramic visions.
Dust Cloud Refrain will be released in February 2018 on the Dutch record label, Continental. Sorensen will be touring Europe in March ’18 to support his new release.
released January 15, 2018
Wo 28-2 Heusden – Roots in Heusden
Do. 1-3 Nijmegen – Trianon Ramble on Tday
Vr. 2-3 Soul Bar - Zomergem BE
Zo. 4-3 De Loge - Ghent, BE (TBC)
Ma. 5-3 De Blauwe Plek - Reningelst, BE
Wo. 7-3 Oss – Railroad Roots
Do. 8-3 House Concert - De Pinte, BE
Vr. 9-3 House Concert - Brussels
Za. 10-3 (AFT.) Doetinchem – Wim’s Muziekkelder.