Trombone Shorty Announces New Album ‘Lifted’ Via Blue Note

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Trombone Shorty will release his highly anticipated new studio album Lifted April 29 on Blue Note Records. For his first album in five years, the born-and-bred New Orleans musical icon and ambassador harnesses the raw power and exhilarating grooves of his legendary live shows, over ten tracks recorded at his own Buckjump Studio with producer Chris Seefried (Fitz and the Tantrums, Andra Day). Shorty and his bandmates crash through funk, soul and psychedelic rock with transcendent performances, set to bold songwriting that explores grit and determination in hard times. The album features special guests Gary Clark, Jr., Lauren Daigle, and the New Breed Brass Band.

The run-up to Lifted kicks off with “Come Back,” an infectious lovelorn plea over a hip-hop beat with hard rock energy. Though it’s a reckoning with loss and regret, “Come Back”—like much of the album—conveys a staunch resilience.

The Lifted album title and cover photo references the relationship Trombone Shorty had with his mother, Lois Nelson Andrews. In dedicating the album to her memory he says, “She passed recently, but she continued to inspire me right up until she transitioned, and that’s why I put a picture of her holding me up at a second line on the cover of this album. She lifted me up my whole life.”

Shorty continues, “I think Lifted is the closest we’ve ever gotten to bottling up the live show and putting it on a record. This time around I told everybody to really cut loose, to perform like they were onstage at a festival.”

Lifted track list:

  1. Come Back
  2. Lie to Me
  3. I’m Standing Here (Feat. Gary Clark, Jr.)
  4. What It Takes (Feat. Lauren Daigle)
  5. Everybody in the World (Feat. New Breed Brass Band)
  6. Lifted
  7. Forgiveness
  8. Miss Beautiful
  9. Might Not Make It Home
  10. Good Company

2022 Tour dates:
February 19, 2022 – Shorty Gras in New Orleans, LA
February 24, 2022 – Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 25, 2022 – Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 26, 2022 – Fort Mose Jazz and Blues Series in St. Augustine, FL
February 27, 2022 – Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, FL
April 23, 2022 – Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford, MS
April 30, 2022 – Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, LA
May 8, 2022 – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, LA
May 20, 2022 – Academy 2 in Birmingham, UK
May 21, 2022 – SWG3 Studio Warehouse in Glasgow, UK
May 23, 2022 – Roundhouse in London, UK
May 24, 2022 – O2 Ritz Manchester in Manchester, UK
May 26, 2022 – Mojo Club in Hamburg, Germany
May 27, 2022 – 013 Poppodium in Tilburg, The Netherlands
May 28, 2022 – Salle Pleyel in Paris, France
May 30, 2022 – Huxley’s in Berlin, Germany
May 31, 2022 – Muffathalle in Munich, Germany
June 1, 2022 – Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium
June 3, 2022 – Barcelona Guitar Festival in Barcelona, Spain
June 4, 2022 – Kapital in Madrid, Spain
June 10, 2022 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton, NH
June 11, 2022 – Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA
June 13, 2022 – SummerStage in Central Park in New York, NY
June 14, 2022 – Tuesdays in the Park Concert Series in Lewiston, NY
June 15, 2022 – Massey Hall in Toronto, ON
June 17, 2022 – Bold Point Park in East Providence, RI
June 18, 2022 – Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA
June 19, 2022 – Ting Pavilion in Charlottesville, VA
June 21, 2022 – Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, NC
June 22, 2022 – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA
June 24, 2022 – Venue TBA in Grand Rapids, MI
June 25, 2022 – The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in Detroit, MI
June 26, 2022 – Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL
June 28, 2022 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO
June 29, 2022 – Venue TBA in Salt Lake City, UT
July 1, 2022 – KettleHouse Amphitheatre in Bonner, MT
July 2, 2022 – Venue TBA in Seattle, WA
July 3, 2022 – Edgefield in Troutdale, OR
August 10, 2022 – Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA
August 11, 2022 – Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA
August 12, 2022 – Oxbow River Stage Concert Series in Napa, CA
August 13, 2022 – Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA
August 14, 2022 – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego, CA

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