Cory Chisel Makes New Believers With ‘Old Believers’

cory chisel + wandering sons @ The Grog Shop
Cory Chisel
cory chisel + wandering sons @ The Grog Shop
Cory Chisel

How does an artist follow up a critically acclaimed major label debut album? Easy…make the next one even better!

That’s what Cory Chisel believes he has done with his sophomore effort, ‘Old Believers’ (06.26.12; Readymade Records). The album includes the lead single, “I’ve Been Accused” as well as “Times Won’t Change.”

Prior to the record’s release, Cory had some pretty high expectations to live up to following his 2009 debut. He was named one of Rolling Stone’s “Best New Artists” and has played some of the biggest festivals in the country and around the world, including Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and Newport Folk Festival.

And now, with ‘Old Believers,’ produced by Brendan Benson (who serves as the guitarist for the Jack White-fronted band, The Raconteurs, in addition to having a most impressive resume of production credits), Cory has once again garnered acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Nylon Magazine. Chisel and Benson are close on both a personal and professional level, and much of the high quality music is a direct reflection of their relationship. With a raw, creative, and a truly unique soulful sound, Cory’s music continues to turn heads of music executives, critics, and of course, fans.

Stream  Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons’ “I’ve Been Accused”:

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The album was recorded with a talented group of Nashville multi-instrumentalists, including Brad Pemberton, Jon Graboff, as well as Adriel Denae, Chisel’s long time collaborator.

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Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons will be out on the road all summer supporting ‘Old Believers,’ which includes a stop at the Grog Shop here in Cleveland on July 21 along with Murder By Death. The date is one of many on their run on the road with the alt-country rock band, before a coveted spot opening a slew of Western US dates for Norah Jones.

Chisel recently appeared on Late Night with David Letterman on Tuesday night (07.10.12), he has a brand new album with two solid singles, and months of tour dates ahead through the summer and beyond.

No sophomore slump for Cory…in fact, there may be even higher expectations in the future following a pair of critically-approved albums to begin his major label career. ‘Old Believers’ is sure to make a new believer out of you.

For the latest news and appearances, visit Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons official website, follow Cory Chisel on Twitter @corychisel and “Like” him on Facebook.

[box_light]Corey Chisel and the Wandering Sons stop at the Grog Shop on July 21 along with Murder By Death and Ha Ha Tonka. Tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door. Full event details are available from the Grog Shop, HERE![/box_light]