“Summer Dream” by Bonnie Light Horseman

Bonny Light Horseman has shared “Summer Dream,” a track off their forthcoming release Rolling Golden Holy, due out on October 7th via 37d03d Records. “I think of ‘Summer Dream’ as the ultimate example of the ‘yes, and’ process we got into for this record,” explains Anaïs Mitchell. “There was something we could all feel about this ‘ghost of a summer’s past,’ so the scene is true to each of us but somehow remains mysterious–a phantom. We could have sung that wordless outro for an hour, and in the rough track we basically did. We wanted it to ‘spill all over’ like a summer night.”

Produced by the band’s Josh Kaufman, Rolling Golden Holy is the follow-up to their self-titled debut which earned two GRAMMY nominations. The band—who will perform at the Newport Folk Festival on July 23rd—recently added several shows as part of their fall headline tour across the U.S., including a performance as part of The Big Climate Thing festival at Queens, NY’s Forest Hills Stadium.

If Bonny Light Horseman’s debut LP felt at all like the work of some short-lived supergroup or a one-off diversion (it never was), Rolling Golden Holy rebuffs the notion with preternatural beauty, charm, and imagination. These 11 songs—all originals, written and realized by the trio as a whole—follow the paths of the traditional tunes the band cherishes to new musical and lyrical frontiers, and give the sounds and situations of history the gravity and shape of now. Rolling Golden Holy confirms that Bonny Light Horseman is not a project but a band, and one presently working at the forefront of modern American folk.

Bonny Light Horseman 2022 Tour Dates:

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
9/16-18 – Queens, NY – The Big Climate Thing at Forest Hills Stadium
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
12/13 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
12/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

pre-order Rolling Golden Holy by Bonnie Light Horseman HERE


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