‘Searching For My Soul’ by Jonah Tolchin | New Album, ‘Dockside,’

Uncategorized June 27, 2023

‘Searching For My Soul’ by Jonah Tolchin | New Album, ‘Dockside,’

Exclusive track premiere of ‘Searching For My Soul’ by Americana artist Jonah Tolchin, taken from the upcoming album, ‘Dockside,’ out October 20th via Clover Music Group.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter-guitarist Jonah Tolchin joined forces with co-producer Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) to record his forthcoming album ‘Dockside’ at the legendary Dockside Studios in Maurice, Louisiana, a favorite studio of artists including Dr. John, B.B. King, Levon Helm, Taj Mahal, Derek Trucks, Ani Difranco, and Mavis Staples. Its October 20 release date marks the first album to come out on Clover Music Group, Tolchin’s newly established label, which will include other artists.

“When Jonah told me he wanted New Orleans flavor with a destination studio,” says Dickinson, “Terence Higgins (drummer) and Dockside Studio were the obvious choices. The location and the chemistry was perfect for Jonah to rise up and fly! Recorded live in two days, the session was joyful and effortless.”

As a blues-inspired album, ‘Dockside’ brings Tolchin full-circle. Many know him as a powerful fingerpicking acoustic guitar troubadour but his first appreciation for roots music came via his father, who owned a record shop in the Mississippi Delta and exposed Jonah to blues early on. Jonah’s first stage appearance came in a guest spot as a teenager with four-time Blues Music Award-winning guitarist Ronnie Earl.

‘Dockside,’ recorded live with minimal overdubs, will be available on all major streaming platforms as well as limited pressing of LP’s and CD’s. Tolchin and Dickinson find new ways to explore blues and soul-based songs, with funky rhythms and new ideas on guitar.

“The song is about breaking free of the funk that our technological society can bring. It’s an attempt to reclaim something that has been lost—our own ability to connect with ourselves, the natural world, and each other. Some sonic references that I had for this song were J.J. Cale, Jason Isbell, Tedeschi Trucks, and Chris Stapleton. Call it blues, call it country, call it psychedelic rock—I think that ‘Searching For My Soul’ is all of the above, while not offending listeners who don’t like any of those genres. I hope it will get some heads nodding and fingers tapping on the steering wheel this summer and for years to come!”

‘Dockside’ showcases Tolchin’s exceptional talent on lead guitar, harmonica, and vocals, with Dickinson on rhythm guitar. Joining them are Terence Higgins on drums (Warren Haynes) and Nic Coolidge on bass. The album also features guest appearances by Chris Joyner on keyboards (Ben Harper), Carey Frank on piano (Tedeschi Trucks Band), and Chavonne Stewart (Jackson Browne) guest starring on lead vocal for R&B/soul gut puncher, ‘Too Far Down’.

The album was engineered by Justin Tockett with overdubs by Sheldon Gomberg (Ben Harper/Charlie Musselwhite) and Kevin Smith (Neil Young/Jackson Browne), mixed by Nic Coolidge in Providence, RI, and mastered by Pete Lyman (Brandi Carlile/Jason Isbell) in Nashville, TN.

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