CORDOVAS announce new album, That Santa Fe Channel, due 10th August on ATO Records + UK tour dates in June

June 5, 2018



Make their ATO Records debut with That Santa Fe Channel,
produced by Milk Carton Kids’ Kenneth Pattengale, out 10th August

Five-week European tour begins this week

inc. 27th June at the Borderline in London


Rooted in triple-stacked harmonies, southern storytelling, and cosmic country twang, Cordovas create their own version of American roots-rock with That Santa Fe Channel, out August 10th on ATO RecordsThat Santa Fe Channel was produced by the Milk Carton Kids’ Kenneth Pattengale in East Nashville, not far from the home that doubles as the band’s rehearsal space, headquarters, and shared living quarters. The album is timely — and timeless — blurring the lines between rock, country, and amplified folk music. It’s highlighted by unbelievable harmonies, loose-yet-masterful musicianship and undeniable songwriting chops.

Rolling Stone says “caught halfway between Duane Allman’s Telecaster twang, the Dead’s hazy harmonies and the stoned swoon of California’s folk-rock heyday, Cordovas wring new life from older influences, hoisting their freak flag high,” while NPR Music points out that “everyone in the East Nashville band Cordovas is a lead vocalist. The country-rock group is committed to the sound of brotherhood — a few voices sharing a feeling.”

Years before Cordovas’ formation, band leader Joe Firstman traveled the country as a solo musician. Raised in North Carolina, he moved to Hollywood as a determined 20 year-old, signing a major-label deal with Atlantic Record. When a dizzying blur of acclaimed shows — including opening dates for Sheryl Crow and Willie Nelson — weren’t enough to satisfy the expectations of a big-budget record label, Firstman lost his contract and took a new job as music director on Last Call with Carson Daly. It was good work, with Firstman performing nightly alongside first-rate musicians like Thundercat and Kamasi Washington.

Cordovas begin a five-week European tour this week – including the first ever Songpickr show in Berlin – then return to the U.S. for a tour that currently runs from July through September. Cordovas are a formidable live act, as Wide Open Country noted about their AmericanaFest set last year, “Cordovas proved classic American rock-and-roll can still fire up a club like it did in its heyday.”

Cordovas – 2018 Summer Tour Dates
Jun 7 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Q-Factory
Jun 8 – Weert, Netherlands – Muziekcentrum De Bosuil
Jun 9 – Drachten, Netherlands – Jun Fan Peije
Jun 12 – Bergen, Norway – Bergen Fest
Jun 13 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller (supporting Anderson East)
Jun 15 – Bö, Norway – Festival
Jun 16 – Halden, Norway – Bryggerhuset Syd
Jun 18 – Hultsfred, Sweden – Hotell Hulingen
Jun 20 – Ingolstadt, Germany – Neue Welt
Jun 21 – Groningen, Netherlands – De Oosterpoort
Jun 22 – Vlaardingen, Netherlands – The Kroepoekfabriek
Jun 23 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Kids ‘n’ Billies Festival
Jun 27 – London, UK – Borderline
Jun 28 – Brighton, UK – The Prince Albert
Jun 29 – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
Jul 1 – Nottingham, UK – The Maze
Jul 3 – Birmingham, UK – Kitchen Garden Café
Jul 4 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day Café
Jul 5 – Newcastle, UK – Gosforth Civic Theatre
Jul 7 – Woodbridge, UK – Maverick Festival

Jul 12 – Berlin, Germany – Privatclub
Jul 13 – Norderstedt, Germany – Music Star
Jul 14 – Oberhausen, Germany – Static Roots Festival
Jul 18 – Woodbridge, NJ – The Mayor’s Free Concert Series
Jul 19 – Fitchburg, MA – River Styx Brewing
Jul 20 – Boston, MA – Downeast Back Porch
Jul 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
Jul 26 – Mobile, AL – The Brickyard
Jul 27 – Macon, GA – Bragg Jam Music Fest
Aug 2 – Big Sky, MT – Music in the Mountains Concert Series
Aug 4 – Elkin, NC – Reevestock Music Festival
Aug 11 – Baileys Harbor, WI – Door Country Brewing Music Hall
Aug 14 – Rockford, IL – Anderson Japanese Gardens
Aug 16 – Chicago, IL – Haymarket Americana Concert Series
Aug 23 – Washington, DC – Pearl Street Warehouse
Aug 24 – Harrisonburg, VA – Clementine Café
Aug 25 – Wise, VA – RTE 23 Music Festival
Sept 5 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
Sept 7 – Chicago, IL – Fitzgerald’s
Sept 8 – Bowling Green, OH – Black Swamp Arts Festival
Sept 9 – St Louis, MO – Off Broadway
Sept 21-23 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Cordovas are: bassist/vocalist Joe Firstman, drummer Graham Spillman, keyboardist Sevans Henderson, guitarist/vocalist Lucca Soria and guitarist/vocalist Toby Weaver.



1. This Town’s a Drag
2. Selfish Loner
3. Talk To Me
4. I’m The One Who Needs You Tonight
5. Frozen Rose
6. Santa Fe
7. Standin’ On The Porch
8. Your Town
9. Step-Back Red


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