“Familiar Face” By Lutalo

“Familiar Face” By Lutalo is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the singer/songwriter's album Once Now Then Again
“Familiar Face” By Lutalo is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the singer/songwriter's album Once Now Then Again

Lutalo AKA: multi-instrumentalist and producer Lutalo Jones, has announced their signing to Winspear, for the debut physical release of their debut EP, Once Now, Then Again, on vinyl out June 23rd, and releases new single “Familiar Face.” The original EP was deliberately fluid, and “Familiar Face” sees Jones continue to challenge the generic boundaries of folk, rock and soul. Like the rest of the tracks on Once Now, Then Again, every instrument heard on “Familiar Face” is played by Jones.

Of “Familiar Face,” Jones states: “I often like to consider the idea of shifting realities. I think it’s a fun and cool concept that makes living and the general everyday far more interesting. I know there are examples of certain cultures where it’s believed that this ability is possible and I guess for me this song is just channeling that and just diving headfirst into this form of thought.”

Lutalo grew up in Minnesota where life constantly took them back and forth across the Mississippi River, from their Minneapolis home to school in St. Paul, before they settled for a while in New York City. Introduced to playing music through the African drumming classes their parents took them to as a child, Lutalo was educated on the Black experience in America by their father’s love for hip-hop, jazz, and Bossanova – from MF Doom to A Tribe Called Quest. Today, Lutalo’s life is much different. They moved further east to live among the green peaks of Vermont, and took ownership of an area of land alongside family. With a shared intention of building a small community, their collective aim is to live life differently, and create something tangible that can be passed onto future generations. The to-and-fro energy of their early life is now replaced by something more steady, a desire to not get caught up in the intensity of the world.

Surrounding the release of Once Now, Then Again, Jones played opening slots supporting The Weather Station and Novo Amor, with a slew of upcoming European dates alongside Big Thief. For now, Lutalo’s world consists of pastures and new beginnings, the search for brightness in spite of all the dark.

Lutalo 2023 Tour Dates:

Sat. April 15- Rotterdam, NL @ MOMO Festival *
Sun. April 16 – Groningen, NL @ De Oosterpoort [SOLD OUT] *
Tue. April 18 – Antwerp, BE @ De Roma [SOLD OUT] *
Fri. April 21 – Winterthur, CH @ Salzhaus [SOLD OUT] *
Sat. April 22 – Munich, DE @ Cafe Muffathalle [SOLD OUT] *
Sat. April 23 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz *
Sun. April 26 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz *
Mon. April 27 – Valencia, ES @ Sala Moon *
Tue. April 28 – Madrid, ES @ La Riviera *
Wed. April 29 – Lisbon, PT @ LAV – Lisboa Ao Vivo *
Thu. May 4 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage ^
Fri. May 5 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall ^
Sat. May 6 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East ^
Tue. May 9 – New Oreleans, LA @ Toulouse Theatre ^
Thu. May 11 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ^
Fri. May 12 – Austin, TX @ Parish ^
Sat. May 13 – Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Arts Co ^

* w/ Big Thief
^ w/ Puma Blue

Stream/Purchase Once Now, Then Again BY Lutalo HERE


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