Live At Sunset Sound – Produced by Avi Kaplan and Shooter Jennings – Available Now
Features Live In-Studio Performances of Songs From Kaplan’s Acclaimed Debut Solo Album Floating On A Dream
U.S. Tour Continues Tonight in Portland, OR
New: Watch The First Two Episodes Of The 4-part Interview Series Avi Kaplan & Shooter Jennings: Behind The Dream Here
Rising indie singer-songwriter Avi Kaplan has shared Live At Sunset Sound, a brand-new 4-track digital EP featuring live, in-studio performances from his acclaimed solo album, Floating On A Dream (released earlier this year.) Produced by Avi Kaplan and Shooter Jennings, Live At Sunset Sound is available now at all DSPs, find it HERE.
Kaplan and Jennings, along with many of the players from the original Floating On A Dream sessions reconvened earlier this summer to capture new, expanded takes on album favorites including, “I’m Only Getting Started,” “I Can’t Lie,” “All Is Well,” and “When I’m A Fool.”
Avi Kaplan on Live At Sunset Sound:
“It was a truly amazing experience to go back to Sunset Sound with Shooter and the band to breathe new life into a few of the tunes from Floating on a Dream. That studio has so much history and the magic in there was palpable that day. These new versions just flowed out of us and the performances that were captured are deeply special to me.”
The new EP arrives just as Kaplan has resumed his U.S. tour with another stop tonight, December 2nd, at the Revolution Hall in Portland, OR. The tour, with performances in Berkeley, Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Boulder, Omaha, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Louisville, Dallas, and Houston, concludes with a show at the 04 Center in Austin, TX., on December 16th. Find the full routing HERE and below.
Kaplan and Jennings recently sat down for an in-depth discussion of their unique partnership and the making of Floating On A Dream. The new, 4-part interview series entitled, Avi Kaplan & Shooter Jennings: Behind The Dream debuted this week, find the first two installments HERE. The pair also shared a brand-new, irreverent and revealing edition of the quick hitting Q&A series Fantasy Flashcards, watch it HERE.
Produced by GRAMMY Award-winner Shooter Jennings, (Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker, American Aquarium) and mixed by Trina Shoemaker, (Brandi Carlile, Queens Of The Stone Age, Sheryl Crow,) Floating On A Dream, Kaplan’s solo debut LP, is rendered in long shadows and moody high relief reflecting his Californian roots and fascination with the American West.
With country, blues, soul, tribal drums, and a touch of gospel underpinning his elemental acoustic driven rock, Kaplan explores matters of the heart, truth, morality, and the search for relevance across the album’s 11 original tracks. At the core though there is that voice. From a haunting falsetto to its deepest bass tones, Kaplan’s instrument is unlike anything else in modern music. While a few of these songs were penned shortly after Kaplan’s departure from Pentatonix in 2017; most were written specifically for this project. What ties them together is the richness and fluidity of his vocal range, which may even surprise longtime fans.
Jennings stated, “I always know it’s going to be a good process in the studio when I’m working with somebody who really loves music, but also really adores the music that has come before. We both collect music and we’re inspired by it. Avi is an amazing singer and songwriter, this album is Ennio Morricone meets Bill Withers.”
Avi Kaplan – Live At Sunset Sound – Track List + Musician Credits:
Avi Kaplan – vocals, acoustic guitar
Shooter Jennings – electric/acoustic guitar, organ
Daniel Ellsworth – piano
Jamie Douglass – drums
John Schreffler, Jr. – guitar, pedal steel
Ted Russell Kamp – bass
Avi Kaplan – U.S. Tour 2022:
DEC 2 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR with Kaleb Jones
DEC 6 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO – with Maddie Poppe
DEC 8 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE – with Maddie Poppe
DEC 9 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA with Maddie Poppe
DEC 10 – Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN – with Maddie Poppe
DEC 11 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY – with Kaleb Jones
DEC 14 – Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX – with Kaleb Jones
DEC 15 – The Heights Theater – Houston, TX – with Kaleb Jones
DEC 16 – 04 Center – Austin, TX – with Kaleb Jones