Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan is set to release his third solo album, Covering Ground, on 13 September 2011 through California’s SideOneDummy records.
Recorded between three different tour this year, Chuck Ragan and his band, Jon Gaunt ( fiddle ) and Joe Ginsberg ( upright bass ), entered Fireside Sound Studios in Silverlake, CA with Blind Melon ’s Christopher Thorn in the Spring. In keeping with the ideals of Chuck Ragan’s yearly Revival Tour , which is a collection of like-minded musicians that collaborate with each other on the road, Ragan invited new and old friends to join him on the record. The Camaraderie , as Ragan refers to it, includes Gaunt and Ginsberg, as well as Christopher Thorn ( mandolin, guitar, lap steel, banjo ), Rich Steff ( organ, piano, accordion ) and Todd Beene ( pedal steel ) of Lucero , Chris Phillips of Squirrel Nut Zippers ( bodhran, tambourines, percussion ), Frank Turner ( backing vocals ), Audra Mae ( backing vocals ), and Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem ( backing vocals ).
Ragan has plans to tour the world continuously this year, and will unveil tour dates shortly, with his Revival Tour slated to tour the UK this Autumn.