Tim Barry “40 Miler” due out April 10

Tim Barry has announced that his latest record “40 Miler” will be released on April 10 via Chunksaah Records. In conversations with Rolling Stone, Barry said “40 Miler” is named after a derogatory term used by freight train riders to describe a fake hobo. “For 20 years, I have toured and illegally ridden freight trains, but I’ve never been truly committed to either,” he admitted. “I am a poser – a 40 Miler.”

In a January 9 post to his website, Barry gave some interesting insight into his life as a 40 miler relating to the album. “This past weekend I got on freight trains alone to review the new recordings. I needed to hear the songs and sequence and the albums over all feel from a different perspective. Rolling through Southside Virginia riding loaded coal, an empty boxcar and even my first ride in a caboose, I finally decided on the songs that will make the record.”

The album will feature contributions from Julie Karr, Josh Small and Andrew Alli. Barry reports “I’ve never been this excited about music.” The album was recorded by Lance Koehler at Minimum Wage Studio here in Richmond, Virginia.

Ahead of the release of the album, the title track 40 Miler has been released for our listening pleasure. Veterans to the NJ scene and beyond will recognize references to the Asbury Lanes, k8, Frank Turner, and Brian Fallon.

01. Into
02. Wezeltown
03. Driver Pull
04. 40 Miler
05. Adele and Hell
06. Shed Song
07. Bankers Dilemma
08. Train Improv
09. Hobo Lullaby
10. T. Beene
11. Fine Foods Market
12. Amen
13. Outro

04.13.12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
04.19.12 – W. Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
04.20.12 – Charleston, SC – Tin Roof
04.21.12 – Atlanta, GZ – The Masquerade
04.22.12 – Gainesville, FL – Loosey’s
04.24.12 – Orlando, FL – The Social
04.25.12 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Local 662
04.26.12 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
04.27.12 – Savannah, GA – The Jinx
04.28.12 – Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox
05.19.12 – Montreal, QB – Pouzza Festival

[sources: Chunksaah, timbarryrva.com, Rolling Stone]

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