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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Christopher Paul Stelling Electrifies In New Video For "Horse"

Singer-songwriter and guitar player Christopher Paul Stelling is known to generate some serious power with just his voice and battered acoustic guitar.

No Depression recently wrote of the traveling musician "The energy that this man is able to unleash through his songs and performances is unprecedented. The power and talent he beholds is a rare and beautiful thing.”

On the new performance video for his track “Horse” from the album Labor Against Waste, premiering via Country Weekly, Stelling is filmed performing in his small Brooklyn apartment. This time the usually lone musician is joined by a raucous band of musicians in Keiran Ledwidge (fiddle), Zach Bruce (mandolin), Mike Savino aka Tall Tall Trees (banjo), Mike Harlen (Bass), Jordan Rose (drums), and Julia Christgau (vocals). A seemingly possessed Stelling proceeds to lead the talented crew through an absolutely rollicking version “Horse,” proving himself a skilled and charismatic bandleader on this joyous blast of Basement Tapes style honky-tonk.

“Most of the original band from the album was assembled in less than 24 hours,” Stelling explains. “I emptied all of the contents of my living room (couches, desks, tables, etc.) into the hallway and we set to work. One take was all it took.”

Watch the live video for Christopher Paul Stelling’s “Horse” via Country Weekly:

Of the song “Horse”, a standout for it’s frantic tempo and hollered vocals, Stelling says simply, “It's somewhat of a psychedelic parable; a ontological battle between the old west eye for an eye motif and the crippling apathy of this modern technology-ridden hell-scape wonderland. It's in G.”

Stelling, called a “road-tested troubadour” by All Music, has just announced a series of North American live dates in support of his critically heralded new album Labor Against Waste.

Live Dates:

2015-07-26 Newport Folk Festival, Newport RI
2015-07-27 Book & Bar Portsmouth NH
2015-07-30 One Longfellow Square Portland ME
2015-07-31 Skinny Pancake Burlington VT
2015-08-01 Tweed River Music Festival Stockbridge VT
2015-08-02 Club Helsinki Hudson NY
2015-08-05 The Living Room Brooklyn NY
2015-08-06 Bsp Kingston Kingston NY
2015-08-07 South Wedge Mission Rochester NY
2015-08-10 Rumba Columbus OH
2015-08-12 Majestic Theater Detroit MI
2015-08-13 Macs Bar Lansing MI
2015-08-14 Tall Tales Music Festival Burlington WI
2015-08-15 Tonic Room Chicago IL
2015-08-16 The House Cafe DeK alb IL
2015-08-17 Moehler Mondays @ Rozz Tox Rock Island IL
2015-08-18 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines IA
2015-08-20 Bryant Lake Bowl Minneapolis MN
2015-08-22 Club Garibaldi’s Milwaukee WI
2015-08-26 Zanzabar Louisville KY
2015-08-27 Granfalloon Chattanooga TN
2015-08-28 Desert Island Supply Co. Birmingham AL
2015-09-03 Mothlight Asheville NC
2015-09-04 Willow Tree Johnson City TN
2015-09-06 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta GA
2015-09-09 Will's Pub Orlando FL
2015-09-11 Parlor Grape & Grain Jacksonville FL
2015-09-12 Revival Fest Savannah GA
2015-09-14 World Famous Athens GA
2015-09-16 Americana Music Fest Nashville TN
2015-09-18 Campfest Clayton GA
2015-09-19 Bristol Rhythm and Roots Fest Bristol TN
2015-09-20 Bristol Rhythm and Roots Fest Bristol TN
2015-09-21 Baine's Books & Coffee Appamattox VA
2015-09-22 The Camel Richmond VA
2015-09-25 Vinyl Lounge @ Gypsy Sally's Washington DC
2015-09-26 Main Street Music Festival Baltimore MD
2015-09-27 World Cafe Live Philadelphia PA
2015-10-08 Columbus Theatre Providence RI

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