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Walter Wolfman Washington Announces New Album 'My Future My Past'
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Walter Wolfman Washington Announces New Album 'My Future My Past'

“I’m used to playing with another person. To do something like that by myself, I was kind of nervous,” said New Orleans’ Walter “Wolfman” Washington of his intimate new record My Future Is My Past, coming out April 20.

Featuring Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville and Jon Cleary and produced by Ben Ellman of Galactic, this is the Wolfman’s first album with ANTI- Records.

“Oh man, it was really a thing,” he smiled and continued. “I had never done something like that. I had to really discipline myself where I couldn’t really underplay and really overplay, so I had to stay really in the middle which was a trick for me. I was amazed at my own self at how it turned out.”

Watch the Wolfman’s solo capabilities in the new song and video for “Save Your Love For Me” HERE, where he performs alone in a stark white room with only his voice and his guitar on display.

74 years young, Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been a mainstay in the New Orleans music scene since the early 1960s. He cut his teeth backing up some of the best singers and performers in New Orleans history including Lee Dorsey, Johnny Adams, and Irma Thomas before putting together his long time band The Roadmasters, who have been burning down and burning up local and national stages since their first gigs in the 1980s. This new record confirms what fans have known for years: Walter “Wolfman Washington has soul to go along with that fire. Pre-order My Future Is My Past HERE.

Washington has always embodied both the wildness and sophistication of New Orleans, but finally we have a set of songs that reflects the yin to Walter’s bring-the-party yang. This is the record that we all have known he has in him. This is the night after that party, or maybe just the after party. He’s been given free rein to express himself, and that’s special. Check out the Wolfman’s extensive list of spring and summer tour dates below, including a set at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on May 6 and a special opening slot on Trombone Shorty, Galactic and Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s nationwide summer + fall Voodoo Threauxdown tour, celebrating the 300th anniversary of New Orleans.

3/16 – New Orleans, LA – ACE Hotel
3/21 – New Orleans, LA – Wednesday’s at the Square
3/22 – Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House Music Hall
3/23 – Baltimore, MD – Mother’s
3/24 – Bethlehem, PA – Blast Furnace Blues Festival
3/28 – New Orleans, LA – d.b.a.
4/4 – New Orleans, LA – d.b.a.
4/11 – New Orleans, LA – d.b.a.
4/13 – New Orleans, LA – French Quarter Festival
4/18 – New Orleans, LA – d.b.a.
4/21 – New Orleans, LA – Maple Leaf
4/21 – New Orleans, LA – Peaches in-store Performance
4/25 – New Orleans, LA – d.b.a.
5/1 – New Orleans, LA – LAMF on Frenchmen Street in-store Performance
5/2 – New Orleans, LA – d.b.a.
5/6 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/19 – Baton Rouge, LA – Kenny Neal Family & Friends Blues Highway Festival
5/20 – New Orleans, LA – Bayou Boogaloo
6/7 – Niceville, FL – Mattie Kelly Arts Center
6/8 – Tallahassee, FL – Bradfordville Blues Club
6/9 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Hideaway Café
6/28 – Irving, TX – Big Beat Dallas
6/29 – Irving, TX – Highway 61 Blues Club
6/30 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
8/2 – Bethlehem, PA – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
8/3 – Baltimore, MD – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
8/4 – Boston, MA – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
8/7 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
8/8 – New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage
8/10 – Atlantic City, NJ – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
8/11 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
8/14 – Lewiston, NY – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
8/17 – Vienna, VA – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
8/18 – Raleigh, NC – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
8/19 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
8/24 – Huber Heights, OH – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
8/25 – Cincinnati, OH – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
8/26 – Highland Park, IL – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
9/8 – Troutdale, OR – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
9/9 – Seattle, WA – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
9/11 – Bonner, MT – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
9/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
9/14 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre UC Berkeley
9/16 – Funner, CA – Harrah’s Resort SoCal
9/19 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
9/22 – Taos, NM – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown

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