Indie multi-instrumentalist and DIY icon Karl Blau’s country/soul album entitled “Introducing”emerges May 13th on Bella Union (EU/UK) and Raven Marching Band Records (US).  Steering in another brilliant direction and teaming up with producer Tucker Martine, “Blau channels darkness and hope in a cinematic collection of Nashville country hits from the 60’s and 70’s.”  Take in Blau’s baritone version of these tried-and-true favorites at the album release party, this Friday in Portland at Turn Turn Turn, the next night in Seattle at Vera Project, or catch him as he traverses the northwest throughout May.  Have a taste of the album before Friday or kick back, take off your boots, and take a spiritual trip with the Fallin’ Rain music video.


Praise for Introducing Karl Blau

“The results are startling in their beauty, the singer’s voice a deep pool of emotion that scoops and croons as lush production—complete with swelling strings and backup singers—accompanies it, a far cry from the lo-fi four-track recordings that fill Blau’s voluminous catalog.” —  SEATTLE WEEKLY 

“As if from nowhere, Blau has revealed himself as being in possession of a melifluous country croon worthy of The Nashville Greats. Yet, it still sounds like he’s doing country his way. ” — THE LINE OF BEST FIT


Tour Dates

May 13th Portland, OR @ Turn Turn Turn
May 14th Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
May 19th Olympia @ ABC house
May 20th Redding, CA @ The Dip
May 21st Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
May 22nd Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
May 23rd Fresno, CA @ Peeve’s
May 24th Santa Barbara, CA @ Funzone
May 25th Los Angeles, CA @ Ham & Eggs Tavern
May 26th Bakersfield, CA @ Temblor Brewing Co.
May 27th Provo, UT @ Studio Studio Dada
May 28th Tumbleweeds, ID @ Ranch Fest
May 29th Richland, WA @ 321
May 30th Seattle, WA @ Northwest Folklife Festival