As New York City’s “martini cowboy” Jack Grace embarks on a West Coast tour, including dates with Austin music legend Jon Dee Graham, he’s offering a sneak peek at the first video from his upcoming album.
The track is called “Kanye West (I Hear That You’re the Best)” and Jack admits that it comes with a little baggage. “If all goes well, Kanye will get mad and threaten us, or better yet take a swing at me. It’s nice for songs to have goals. This one happens to have a few extra,” he says.
The new song is from Jack’s upcoming album, Everything I Say Is a Lie, produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel — the venerable roots-rock producer and founding member of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and the Del-Lords. Norah Jones guests on two of the songs. Jack toured with Norah’s band Puss N’ Boots in the fall of ’14 while he was fronting his popular Van Halen tribute band, Van Hayride.
Jack’s tour dates:
Sat., Feb. 14 — Los Angeles, CA @ Room 5 Lounge (9 pm; $10)
Sun., Feb. 15 — San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah w/ Jon Dee Graham and Mike June (8 pm; $10 adv., $12 door)
Tue., Feb. 17 — Portland, OR @ Laurel Thirst (9 pm)
Wed., Feb. 18 — Seattle, WA @ High Dive w/ Megasapien, Big Bad, James Anaya (9 pm; $6)
Thur., Feb. 19 — Bellingham, WA @ The Green Frog w/ Jon Dee Graham and Mike June (7:30 pm; $10)
Fri., Feb. 20 — Portland, OR @ White Eagle Saloon w/ Marca Luna and Matt Lande (9 pm; $8)
Sat., Feb. 21 — Cottage Grove, OR @ The Axe & Fiddle (8:30 pm; $5)
Sun., Feb. 22 — San Francisco, CA @ 50 Mason Social House (8 pm)
Tue, Feb. 24 — San Francisco, CA @ House Show
Fri., Feb. 27 — Brooklyn, NY @ Hill Country Brooklyn (8 pm)
Sat., Feb. 28 — Brooklyn, NY @ 68 Jay St. Bar (10 pm)