Jack Ingram has some big dreams and high hopes for the year, which is appropriate considering that is the name of his latest album. On the first day of the year, Jack tweeted his first New Year's Resolution: "Resolution: 1 song per week. Not saying they'll be good- just done. The only way 2 get this done will be less tv and more reading. More later." However, there has been no update from Ingram on whether he's stuck to his goal.Jack is also kicking off the year by releasing the next single off of Big Dreams & High Hopes, a song titled "Free." Jack says, "The lyrical content is obviously what's on everybody's minds these days... what's important is all the stuff you don't have to pay for... They're the sights and sounds that make you forget all your problems. And musically, it just feels like a good day comin' on... It makes you want to go outside and take a big ol' breath of fresh air... It feels like a good start for 2010."
In keeping with the free theme, Ingram is freeing himself from the burdens of hitting the road with a full band by reviving his "Acoustic Motel" tour, which begins February 13 in Chicago. He explains, "I spent a lot of years on the road by myself...and a lot of my favorite songs have been written sitting on the edge of a motel bed. We're going to totally recreate that vibe for this tour... There's even a set that looks like an old dingy motel room." Jack continues, "It's not easy to entertain a room full of people by yourself for a couple of hours, so it really comes down to the songs. It's a totally different kind of pressure than it is to play a big arena or stadium. I'm excited about trying it again."
ACOUSTIC MOTEL TOUR DATES:
2/13 Chicago, IL Joe's Bar
2/14 Minneapolis, MN The Fine Line Music Café
3/23 Atlanta, GA Eddie’s Attic
3/24 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
3/25 Annapolis, MD Ram’s Head on Stage
3/26 Foxboro, MA Showcase Live
3/28 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
3/29 New York, NY City Winery
What a cool idea! Jack Jack acoustic, waaaaay sweet! ~Vanessa
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