NEW ORLEANS (press release) – PJ Morton shares The Piano Album, his fifth self-released LP in less than three years. Just like his previous, Grammy-winning live album Gumbo Unplugged, Morton made this new record in one night, one room, and one continuous take, each song capturing the spirit of a spontaneous jam with a group of his closest, most talented friends. But now, he strips away the strings and breaks his most beloved songs down to just keys and voice.
In limiting production to the tracks’ two essentials, Morton demonstrates the pair of constants that continue to propel his prolific career, from professionally writing gospel songs as a teenager, to now reaffirming his own role as “one of music’s most inventive, intrepid virtuosos” (Interview Magazine).
After becoming the first-ever artist to receive the GRAMMY nomination for Best R&B Album three years in a row, Morton won his second consecutive Award last month. In the weeks since, he’s appeared on Fallon with Rapsody and Colbert with Jon Batiste.
Morton will keep rolling out new music this year, including The Gospel According to PJ, a project reinterpreting the numerous hits he’s penned for the genre, plus a monthly series of singles he’s creating with rising producers and writers signed to Morton Records. He will also continue his work restoring the home of New Orleans jazz legend Charles “Buddy” Bolden.
The Piano Album Track List
DON’T BREAK MY HEART feat. RAPSODY
SAY SO feat. JoJo
GO THRU YOUR PHONE
MOUNTAINS AND MOLEHILLS
EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT feat. MusiqCity Walls
LET GO feat. The Walls Group
HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE feat. Alex Isley
PJ Morton Tour Dates
4/9 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
4/10 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte*
4/11 – Asheville, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Center*
4/14 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater*
4/15 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz*
4/15 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live*
4/18 – Key West, FL – Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront*
4/21 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall*
4/22 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford*
4/24 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
4/25 – Chattanooga, TN – The Walker Theatre
4/26 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
*w/ The Revivalists
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