Bonny Light Horseman Announce Second Album ‘Rolling Golden Holy’ – Share Sparkling New Single “California”

credit: D. James Goodwin

Bonny Light Horseman have announced their sophomore album Rolling Golden Holy will be released on October 7th, 2022, via 37d03d Records. Produced by the band’s Josh Kaufman, Rolling Golden Holy is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed, self-titled debut which earned two GRAMMY nominations (Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Performance). The album’s breezy and bittersweet lead single “California”—a timely and incorruptible classic about moving on in search of something else, if not something more—is out now. Rolling Golden Holy is now available for pre-order HERE.

“This one started off as a little crooked minor-key old timey tune. Then the three of us took it through the ringer together and it became what you’re hearing now. We sat in a room in the woods of New York and clawed and pawed at it until it turned into a little bittersweet shuffler,” explains Eric D. Johnson of “California.” “Our first record was largely centered on the old world, whether it was some sort of mythical sweeping landscape on some British Isle, or maybe the old cities of the American East. This is probably our first West Coast song. It’s a sad one, a story about pulling up roots, new beginnings, goodbyes, early morning long drives, riding into the sunrise instead of the sunset. They usually don’t end movies riding into the sunrise but this movie has that scene.”

Bonny Light Horseman, who are currently on tour supporting Bon Iver and have a handful of standalone shows this month as well, have announced an initial run of fall headline tour dates. They will also perform next month at the Newport Folk Festival on July 23rd. A current itinerary is below and more news will be announced soon.

Rolling Golden Holy Tracklist:

1. Exile

2. Comrade Sweetheart

3. California

4. Summer Dream

5. Gone By Fall

6. Sweetbread

7. Someone To Weep For Me

8. Fleur De Lis

9. Once On Another Day

10. Fair Annie

11. Cold Rain and Snow

Bonny Light Horseman Tour Dates:

6/08 – Essex Junction, VT – Champlain Valley Exposition**

6/09 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall

6/10 – Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point**

6/11 – East Providence, RI – Bold Point Park**

6/12 – Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE!**

6/15 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre**

6/17 – Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park**

        6/18 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater**

6/19 – Fayetteville, AR – Roots HQ on the Avenue

6/21 – Newport, KY – PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION**

6/22 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

6/23 – Indianapolis, IN – Rock the Ruins

6/24 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater**

6/25 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit**

6/26 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit**

7/23 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival

8/04-07 – Edmonton, Canada – Edmonton Folk Festival

8/11-13 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West

9/07-10 – Park City, UT – Park City Song Summit

9/17 – Easthampton, VA – Arcadia Folk Festival

9/30  – Sonoma, CA – Sonoma Winery Barn at Gundlach Bundschu

10/02 – San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts

10/04 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater 

10/05 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater

10/07 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre

10/08 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room

10/09 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room

12/1-4 – Key West, FL – COAST Is Clear Festival

12/06 – Nashville, TN – Basement East

12/10 – Washington, DC – Howard Theatre 

12/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

12/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

** w/ Bon Iver

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