ANDY BLACK Releases “The Ghost of Ohio”; New Album Coming April 12

Andy Black Releases Title Track Off Upcoming Album The Ghost of Ohio
Album Set For April 12th Release
North American Headlining Tour Kicks Off April 7th In Sacramento

Singer-songwriter Andy Black is giving fans another sneak preview of much-anticipated sophomore album, The Ghost of Ohio (Lava/Republic), with today’s release of the title track – click HERE to watch the Patrick Fogarty directed video.

“The Ghost Of Ohio” follows the recent release of lead track and video, “Westwood Road,” which was directed by Martin Landgreve and Magnus Jonsson and has already amassed over a million YouTube views – click HERE to watch.

Both “Westwood Road” and “The Ghost Of Ohio” are available as instant downloads by clicking HERE or HERE to pre-order The Ghost Of Ohio ahead of its April 12th release date.

About the song, Black says, “I grew up in southwestern Ohio and moved to Los Angeles at age 18. I’ve been on the road for essentially my entire adult life, but some part of me always has this intrinsic connection to the town I am from and the good and bad times I experienced there. This song and video both represent the idea of viewing your home from the perspective of an outsider. I wanted to explore the idea of what it feels like to be ‘home’ but feel a million miles away even though you’re surrounded by all the things you are most familiar with.”

“Since the record is also the companion piece to a graphic novel of the same name that follows the titular character in a fictional version of my hometown, I wanted to capture that feeling in the video. This is ‘the ghost’ haunting his own memories and experiences. One of my favorite music videos is Springsteen’s ‘Streets of Philadelphia’ and I hoped to capture that same sort of vibe with this video.”

“My grandmother’s birthday happened to fall around the same time that we were in Cincinnati filming the video, and it was such a great experience getting to spend that day with her. The following day we shot in her house for hours. I’d say about 30 percent of the video is in her house (attic, backyard, etc.), which is a place I spent a tremendous amount of time as a child. Also we were able to put photos of both her and my late grandfather in the video which was very special to me! It’s her voice you hear say, ‘He’s the ghost of Ohio,’ in the outro of the song.”

Don’t miss your chance to experience Andy Black’s The Ghost of North America Tour. Dates are as follows:

Apr. 07: Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Apr. 09: Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Apr. 10: Portland, OR – Hawthorne
Apr. 12: Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
Apr. 13: Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre 
Apr. 14: Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Theatre
Apr. 16: Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Apr. 17: Denver, CO – The Gothic
Apr. 19: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
Apr. 20: San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
Apr. 22: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Apr. 23: Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Apr. 25: Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts 
Apr. 26: Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
Apr. 29: Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
Apr. 30: Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
May 01: New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
May 03: Worcester, MA – The Palladium 
May 04: Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
May 06: Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
May 07: Chicago, IL – Metro
May 08: Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater 
May 10: Cleveland, OH – Phantasy Nightclub
May 11: Detroit, MI – The Majestic 
May 13: Toronto, ON – The Opera House 
May 15: Montreal, QC – L’Astral 
May 16: Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts 
May 17: Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27