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COLIN LINDEN RELEASES “UNTIL THE HEAT LEAVES TOWN” FROM UPCOMING ALBUM bLOW OUT SEPTEMBER 17 

Nashville, TN – Today, blues singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Colin Linden releases his newest track “Until the Heat Leaves Town” from his upcoming album bLOW, out September 17, 2021 (on Highway 20/Thirty Tigers). The groove-heavy track conjures up a traditional blues theme of a down-on-his-luck character whose time has ultimately run out.  

Linden shares the true story behind the smoking song: 
“Larry. Country blues legend. My hero. Playing music fed his soul. Side deals fed his family. He ran afoul of some unsympathetic folks on a deal. He was in need of a place to hide. Me and Dave. Hanging out, playing guitar. A warehouse by the Brooklyn Bridge. Larry showed up one night, breathless and shifty. He stayed a few days, vague on details, one eye on the door. One morning he was gone, like a puff of smoke. I pictured him walking away, dawn climbing up the side of Manhattan Island like a cool breeze.” 

bLOW is the first release from another artist on Lucinda Williams’ imprint Highway 20 and embodies the powerful blues-meets-rock-meets-roots style Linden has crafted over his illustrious 45-year career. Linden’s epic blues odyssey began at the mere age of 11 during a fateful encounter with Howlin’ Wolf, who implored him to carry on the torch after he was gone. An act of beautiful foreshadowing, Linden’s career has seen him share the stage with legends like Bob Dylan, Gregg Allman, Bruce Cockburn and John Prine. In 2020, after playing on over 500 albums and producing 140, he landed his first Grammy for his producer role on Keb’ Mo’s Oklahoma. Complete with 25 Juno Award nominations, nine wins and contributions to the Nashville TV show, O Brother, Where Art Thou and Inside Llewyn Davis, Linden has a stacked resume. 

Acclaimed author Peter Guralnick (Searching for Robert Johnson, Last Train to Memphis) notes, “Colin always has something soulful to say.  Howlin’ Wolf charged him with bringing everything he had to offer, all of his feeling and all of his humanity, to the music, and he has.”

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Upcoming Shows

Date Event Location
Colin Linden at Tom Wilson's Mohawk Symphony LR Wilson Concert Hall, Hamilton ON LR Wilson Concert Hall, Hamilton ON
Colin Linden at Tom Wilson's Mohawk Symphony LR Wilson Concert Hall, Hamilton ON LR Wilson Concert Hall, Hamilton ON
Colin Linden Waterford Old Town Hall, Waterford ON Waterford Old Town Hall, Waterford ON
1000 Islands Blues Festival 2022 Happy Green Acres Campground, Mallorytown ON K0E 1R0 Happy Green Acres Campground, Mallorytown ON K0E 1R0
 — (EDT, UTC-04)  — (EDT, UTC-04) Colin LInden in Concert Bastone's Northern Ramble, Ashton ON Bastone's Northern Ramble, Ashton ON
 — (EDT, UTC-04)  — (EDT, UTC-04) Colin LInden in Concert Bastone's Northern Ramble, Ashton ON Bastone's Northern Ramble, Ashton ON
Colin Linden supporting The Weight Band Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY 12498 Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY 12498
with Blackie and The Rodeo Kings Mariposa Folk Festival, Orillia ON Mariposa Folk Festival, Orillia ON
Colin Linden Blue Frog Studio, White Rock BC Blue Frog Studio, White Rock BC
with Blackie and The Rodeo Kings Harrison Memorial Hall, Harrison Hot Springs, BC Harrison Memorial Hall, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
 —  — Shrewsbury Folk Festival West Midland Showgrounds, Shrewsbury, UK West Midland Showgrounds, Shrewsbury, UK