THE BRIDGE @ Southgate House | Thurs. March 3 in Newport, KY

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The Bridge

The Bridge have just released their brand new studio album National Bohemian on Woodberry Records/Thirty Tigers. It debuted upon its release at No. 55 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, marking the band’s highest charting recording to date. For this latest effort, the Baltimore-based six-piece enlisted Grammy Award-winning producer and Los Lobos multi-instrumentalist Steve Berlin to join the band in the production chair. Ranging from the voodoo-tinged psych rock of “Sanctuary” to the modern day murder ballad “Moonlight Mission,” the 11-track collection is shaped by the dynamics that distinguish the band’s two principle songwriters Cris Jacobs and Kenny Liner. Jacobs delivers Dixie-drenched southern soul, while Liner’s approach is steeped in swaggering American roots music.

The fearless leaders of The Bridge have traveled an enormous distance to get where they are; all the way from living off-the-grid on a remote Hawaiian farm–in Kenny Liner’s case–and chafing in the buttoned-down corporate world–in Cris Jacobs’–to making a formidable album that’s fed by hometown roots and laced with wanderlust.

National Bohemian is a nod to both Baltimore’s beloved local brew and The Bridge’s creatively rewarding but often unglamorous hard-touring lifestyle. It’s also the work of a dexterous band of players to be reckoned with.

Plans are set for The Bridge to tour throughout 2011 in support of National Bohemian. After support stints earlier this year with the likes of Trombone Shorty, Galactic and Tea Leaf Green, The Bridge head out for a headline run that stops in Newport, KY on Thursday, March 3 at Southgate House.

24 East 3rd Street
Newport, KY 41071
(859) 431-2201

Doors: 8PM
Show: 9PM

$8 In advance
$10 At the door

THE BRIDGE Upcoming Tour Dates:

January 14 | Sound Factory | Charleston, WV
January 15 | PJ Kelly’s | Clarksburg, WV (w/ Grayson Capps)
January 29 | Ram’s Head Live | Baltimore, MD (WTMD Presents)
February 2 | Jefferson Theatre | Charlottesville, VA (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
February 3 | Alley Katz | Richmond, VA (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
February 4 | 9:30 Club | Washington, DC (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
February 5 | World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
February 8 | Strand Capital Performing Arts Center | York, PA (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
February 9 | Westcott Theater | Syracuse, NY (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
February 10 | Higher Ground | Burlington, VT (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
February 11 | Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
February 12 | Highline Ballroom | New York, NY (w/ Tea Leaf Green)
February 16 | The Cabooze | Minneapolis, MN (w/ Galactic)
February 17 | Majestic Theatre | Madison, WI (w/ Galactic)
February 18 | Park West | Chicago, IL (w/ Galactic)
February 19 | Beachland Ballroom | Cleveland, OH (w/ Galactic)
February 20 | Mr. Small’s Theater | Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Galactic)
February 26 | 123 Pleasant Street | Morgantown, WV
March 3 | Southgate House | Newport, KY
March 4 | Max’s | Bloomington, IN
March 5 | Trouser Mouse | Blue Springs, MO
March 6 | Bourbon Theatre Rye Room | Lincoln, NE
March 9 | Three20 | Breckenridge, CO (w/ Frogs Gone Fishin’)
March 10 | Hodi’s Half Note | Fort Collins, CO
March 11 | Cervante’s Masterpiece Ballroom | Denver, CO
March 15 | The Canopy Club | Urbana, IL
March 16 | Canal Street | Dayton, OH
March 17 | V Club | Huntington, WV
March 18 | Dante’s | Frostburg, MD
March 19 | The Abbey Bar at Appalachian | Harrisburg, PA
April 9 | Smith’s Olde Bar | Atlanta, GA
April 16 | Old Settler’s Music Festival | Driftwood, TX
April 24 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA
April 26 | Top Hat | Missoula, MT
May 6 | The Crooked I | Erie, PA
June 4 | Crawfish Fest | Augusta, NJ