Marc Ford Returns with New Record, Fall Tour

August 9, 2016

Marc Ford, guitarist, producer and former member of the Black Crowes, has announced his return with The Vulture, his first album since 2014’s Holy Ghost, set for release October 14. The new record features Ford along with The Neptune Blues Club, which includes keyboardist Mike Malone, bassist John Bazz and drummer Anthony Arvizu.

The Vulture sounds like If Jimi Hendrix was signed to Sun Records, but the album was cut at Chess in Chicago,” Ford says of the new album, which features cuts that draw influence from old-school rock-and-roll, R&B, gospel and more, with lyrics like “Got a head full of diamonds/And a nose full of snow/You leave a trail of destruction/Everywhere that you go/Got a shrug of the shoulder/For all that you stole.” 

“If Holy Ghost was Sunday morning, then The Vulture is Saturday night,” Ford says. The album was recorded at San Francisco’s Tiny Telephone Studios and produced by John Vanderslice, who’s worked with Spoon, Mountain Goats and St. Vincent, among others. See the album art and tracklist for The Vulture below.

Ford joined the Black Crowes in 1991 and was with the band for their peak successes before launching a solo career starting in 2002. The guitarist has also garnered an NAACP award for his work with Ben Harper and Blind Boys of Alabama on There Will Be A Light.

Ford will return to the road with a run of dates this fall starting in the West in late October and stretching through the South and into the Midwest in late November. “It’s been a few years since I’ve fired up the ole’ road machine, and I’m really excited to get back on tour, play material from my new record, and connect with fans in a few cities I haven’t been through in ages,” Ford tells on his return to the road. “This will be fun, I promise.”

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, August 12. See his full tour schedule below.

The Vulture Tracklist

1. Devil’s In The Details
2. The Same Coming Up
3. All We Need To Do Is Love
4. This Ride
5. The Vulture
6. Arkansas Gas Card
7. Old Lady Sunrise
8. Deep Water
9. Ghetto Is Everywhere
10. Shalimar Dreams
11. Girl Of Mine

Marc Ford Tour Dates:

October 27 San Juan Capistrano, CA—Coach House
October 29 Ramona, CA—Ramona Mainstage
November 2 Phoenix, AZ—Rhythm Room
November 4 Denver, CO—Ophelia’s
November 6 Tulsa, OK—Vangard
November 8 San Antonio, TX—Sams Burger Joint
November 9 Austin, TX—Stubb’s
November 10 Dallas, TX—Poor David’s Pub
November 11 Tyler, TX—Stanley’s BBQ
November 14 Cleveland, MS—Grammy Museum
November 16 Macon, GA—Cox Capitol Theatre
November 17 Atlanta, GA—Eddie’s Attic
November 18 Nashville, TN—The Basement East
November 19 Whitesburg, KY—Appalshop Theater
November 22 Cincinnati, OH—Taft Ballroom
November 23 Chicago, IL—SPACE
November 25 South Bend, IN—Vegetable Buddies