Distinguished song-craftsman, Tom Baxter, is today sharing his new single, ‘The Ballad of Davey Graham’, the latest track to be taken from his long-awaited third album, The Other Side Of Blue – listen here. The album, the first from Baxter in ten years, will be released via The Orchard on August 17, 2018, in support of the release, Baxter will embark upon a full 31-date UK and Ireland tour, beginning in Belfast on September 29, 2018, before taking in a date at Union Chapel, London on November 6 – full schedule below.

The Other Side of Blue is underpinned by the new single, a song Baxter was inspired to write after a request to play at the unveiling of a blue plaque for the great guitar pioneer of the title. In a moment of pure serendipity, Davey’s partner had written to request Tom’s contribution because Graham was not only an admirer of his, but she revealed that Baxter’s music was the last that Davey had listened to. Baxter, as a long time fan of Graham’s, repaid the compliment by performing at the ceremony. In turn, Tom also discovered the creative inspiration to etch out the rest of what would become The Other Side of Blue.

When discussing the new album, Baxter says: “I feel like I’ve been through a very slow metamorphosis over the years,” he says. “Even I’m not sure into what, but I can say I’m calmer inside, and I thought it was time for a full-on new release.”

Baxter made his name with such heart-stopping originals as ‘Better,’ ‘Almost There’ and ‘Day in Verona,’ and his songs have been covered by or admired by artists including Tom Waits, Rufus Wainwright & Dame Shirley Bassey, alongside a steadfast set of fans who’ve been waiting for word of his next adventure for more than a while. An English original has returned.

2018 UK/IRE Dates

Sept 29 | The Black Box, Belfast | https://bit.ly/2JxrGen
Sept 30 | The Grand Social, Dublin |
Oct 1 | Roisin Dubh, Galway | https://bit.ly/2Jp6OCI
Oct 2 | Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick | https://bit.ly/2sD0vFs
Oct 4 | INEC Killarney Acoustic Club, Poulnamuck | https://bit.ly/2Ht4okG
Oct 5 | De Barra’s, Clonakilty | https://bit.ly/2Hs49GA
Oct 6 | Triskel Christchurch, Cork | https://bit.ly/2Jg0MbE
Oct 7 | Spirit Store, Dundalk | https://bit.ly/1s2AeJc
Oct 13 | The Ropewalk, Barton | https://bit.ly/2kSnWWT
Oct 14 | Live Room, Shipley | https://bit.ly/2Jrw63r
Oct 15 | St Mary’s Church, Beverley | https://bit.ly/2HqSw2P
Oct 17 | ARC, Stockton | https://bit.ly/2HtllLP
Oct 18 | Glee Club Studio, Nottingham | https://bit.ly/2t9R7IN
Oct 19 | Worthing Pier, Worthing | https://bit.ly/2JrTMV1
Oct 21 | Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury | https://bit.ly/2LrGyIy
Oct 26 | The Grand, Clitheroe |
Oct 27 | South Beach Hotel, Troon | https://bit.ly/2JodEZf
Oct 28 | The Caves, Edinburgh | https://bit.ly/2LuWytg
Oct 29 | Lemon Tree, Aberdeen | https://bit.ly/2sySZeL
Oct 30 | Oran Mor, Glasgow | https://bit.ly/2sKCNGx
Nov 2 | The Stables, Milton Keynes | https://bit.ly/2JxKZUR
Nov 3 | The Hat Club, Beaconsfield |
Nov 4 | Chapel Arts, Bath | https://bit.ly/2Jzwlwt
Nov 6 | Union Chapel, London | https://bit.ly/2LwbQhF
Nov 7 | Glee Club Main Room, Birmingham | https://bit.ly/2t9R7IN
Nov 8 | Selby Town Hall, Selby | https://bit.ly/2JrXC0I
Nov 21 | St David’s Hall, Cardiff | https://bit.ly/2sLSbT6
Nov 22 | RNCM, Manchester | https://bit.ly/2kVKA0J
Nov 24 | Kings Somborne Village Hall, Kings Somborne |
Nov 26 | Town Hall, Leeds | https://bit.ly/2JCJpkH
Nov 27 | Corn Exchange, Cambridge | https://bit.ly/2Jj1aWK