“Ron Pope’s music is honest, it comes from the heart, and defies any glib categorization.”Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ron Pope announces a string of U.S. tour dates, kicking offJanuary 102020 in Nashville; purchase tickets HERE. You can find a complete list of dates below. Pope’s new LP, Bone Structure, will be released next spring via his own Brooklyn Basement Records. He has released two singles from the forthcoming record thus far, “Take The Edge Off” and “Practice What I Preach,” which premiered via The BootRolling Stone Country recently featured the single “Practice What I Preach” as part of their “10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now;” read HERE.“Writing these songs reminded me of where I’ve been and how hard it was to claw my way out of that pit of my own creation,” Pope says of the new record, “I don’t miss who I used to be…Having to stare at those ancient reflections of myself through this process has not always been so easy, but I’ve tried to be as honest as I can stand to be.”Bone Structure follows the release of 2018’s Worktapes EP and is Pope’s first studio album since 2017’s Work. He cites Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, the Carter Family, Patsy Cline, George Jones, as a few of his inspirations for the new album, as well as his one-year-old daughter. After becoming a father last year, he abandoned an album’s worth of recording sessions and found a renewed purpose for Bone Structure: To explain his perspective on the world to his daughter in the event he was no longer there. This drastic change of direction inspired some songs on the album to speak directly to his child, and others to illuminate life lessons Pope has collected.“When I became a father, I spent a lot of time fixating on the things I don’t know and what I wasn’t taught,” Pope explains, “What can I do better than the people who raised me and what should I borrow from them?” He goes on the say, “The narratives on this album are only part of what I wanted to share with my child. This record is also meant to take her on a sonic journey through my influences…I guess she’s influencing me now, too.”Pope has surpassed 1.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, sold out shows in more than 20 countries, sold over two million digital tracks, had over 350 million streams on Spotify, 825 million plays on Pandora and 150 million views on YouTube. His music has been featured on NBC’s “The Voice,” CW’s “Vampire Diaries,” “90210,” and multiple seasons of FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” which sent two of his albums into the top 100 on iTunes simultaneously. Independently, Pope has written and produced six full-length albums; Work, Ron Pope & The Nighthawks,Atlanta, Calling Off The Dogs and Daylight. In 2015, he co-founded his own label, Brooklyn Basement Records, with his wife & manager, Blair.                                                             RON POPE LIVE
January 10                                               Mercy Lounge                                         Nashville, TN
January 11                                                 Lincoln Hall                                              Chicago, IL
January 14                                                  Great Hall                                               Toronto, ON
January 15                                                 Union Stage                                        Washington DC
January 16                                            Foundry at Fillmore                               Philadelphia, PA
January 17                                                    Sinclair                                                   Boston, MA
January 18                                             Bowery Ballroom                                      New York, NY
January 22                                                   Fine Line                                         Minneapolis, MN
January 24                                             Bluebird Theater                                            Denver, CO
January 25                                               In The Venue                                     Salt Lake City, UT
January 27                                                    Neumos                                                   Seattle, WA
January 28                                             Aladdin Theater                                           Portland, OR
January 30                                    Great American Music Hall                         San Francisco, CA
January 31                                           Teragram Ballroom                                 Los Angeles, CA
February 1                                            Crescent Ballroom                                        Phoenix, AZ
February 3                                              Bronze Peacock                                          Houston, TX
February 5                                                3Ten @ ACL                                               Austin, TX
February 6                                                    Granada                                                     Dallas, TX
February 8                                               Terminal West                                              Atlanta, GA

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