The list of Hollywood actors looking to cross the divide from their chosen vocation into music has more misses (Bruce Willis) than hits (Zooey Deschanel.) Proving just because you have skills in one branch of the arts doesn’t necessarily mean those skill can in transfer to another.
Kiefer Sutherland is the latest entry into the fray. And truth be told, He’s got chops. How much chops you might ask? Enough to take a song with hackneyed tropes like whiskey and a leaving woman and aa video featuring an old hotel room (number 13, no less) and make it interesting.
Perhaps it’s that “Not Enough Whiskey” has a great throwback roots sound with organ, pedal-steel, reverbed guitar over a rimshot beat and Sutherland’s gravel soul delivery (reminiscent of Social Distortion’s Mike Ness at his twangiest)
Of the album Sutherland says “It’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal or diary. All of these songs are pulled from my own personal experiences. There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music. As much as I have enjoyed the writing and recording process, I am experiencing great joy now being able to play these songs to a live audience, which was something I hadn’t counted on.”
Just goes to show, Jack Bauer can do any damn thing he puts his mind to.
“Not Enough Whiskey” from Sutherland’s upcoming album ‘Down in a Hole’ , to be released later this summer — “Not Enough Whiskey” will be available on iTunes April 8, 2016.
He will also appear as a presenter on the upcoming ACM Awards and will kick off his live tour April 14th running through the end of May.
Kiefer Sutherland dates:
April 14 Milwaukee, Wis. – Shank Hall
April 15 Madison, Wis. – Majestic
April 16 Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Pyramid Scheme
April 18 Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Ark
April 19 Cleveland, Ohio – Grog Shop
April 20 Pittsburgh, Pa. – Hard Rock Cafe
April 22 Huntington, W. Va. – V Club
April 23 Cincinnati, Ohio – Ballroom at the Taft
April 24 Indianapolis, Ind – Vogue
April 26 Columbus, Ohio – A&R Music Bar
May 04 Charlotte, N.C. – Visulite Theatre
May 06 Raleigh, N.C. – Lincoln Theatre
May 08 Richmond, Va. – Capital Ale House
May 09 Annapolis, Md. – Ram’s Head Tavern
May 11 Wilmington, Del. – World Cafe Live
May 12 Teaneck, N.J. – Mexicali Live
May 14 Pawling, N.Y. – Daryl’s House
May 15 Ithaca, N.Y. – The Dock
May 16 Buffalo, N.Y. – Iron Works
May 19 Northampton, Mass. – Iron Horse
May 20 Boston, Mass. – Brighton Music Hall
May 21 Providence, R.I. – The Met
May 24 Asbury Park, N.J. – Stone Pony
May 25 Long Island, N.Y. – Founders Room
May 26 Sellersville, Pa. – Sellersville Theater
May 28 Amagansett, N.Y. – Stephen Talkhouse