Full of unflinching honesty rooted in compassionate clarity, Elvie delivers his most daring work yet with his forthcoming sophomore album DAMASCUS releasing April 19th, available for pre-order/pre-save/pre-add HERE. With each track stepping into the shoes of another, Elvie takes pieces of each character he’s met on his path, melding them into one beautifully woven work. The road to Damascus isn’t a journey one takes lightly, yet the album tells the stories of those often untold, giving each testimony a chance to shine through. Elvie co-wrote all songs on the project produced by his frequent collaborator, Oscar Charles.

He’s given listeners a taste of the project with releases of “Baptized,” “Jonesin’” and “Forgotten Man,” with the latter dubbed “an ode to blue-collar workers that exposes the heart-aching realities of the working class,” (Billboard), and with his latest track “Pill,” critics praised its gripping honesty as it “further cements Shane as a new voice of the damaged, addicted, and lost in country music,” (Rolling Stone).

Building his reputation as an artist “that would do Merle Haggard proud” (Rolling Stone), Elvie Shane reminds us that we’re more alike than different with “What Do I Know,” written with Oscar Charles, Dan Couch and Jonathan Sherwood. Full of lived-in honesty and fundamental truths, Elvie puts his gritty, powerful vocals on display with a mid-tempo version of his classic country-rock sound. Along with the track, Elvie shared a moving video for “What Do I Know,” featuring a cameo by John Carter Cash, available to watch HERE.

Fueled by a passion for his fans, Elvie is set to hit the road on The Damascus Acoustic Stories Tour, a 10-stop intimate tour starting on 2/1 in Louisville, KY. Tickets are available HERE.

DAMASCUS Track Listing: 

  1. Outside Dog – written by Elvie Shane, Oscar Charles, Jonathan Sherwood
  2. What Do I Know – written by Elvie Shane, Oscar Charles, Dan Couch, Jonathan Sherwood
  3. Jonesin’ (feat. Jenna McClelland) – written by Elvie Shane, Oscar Charles, Ryan Tyndell, Jeremy Spillman
  4. Baptized – written by Elvie Shane, Luke Preston, Dan Couch, Oscar Charles
  5. Forgotten Man – written by Elvie Shane, Luke Preston, Dan Couch, Oscar Charles
  6. Pill – written by Elvie Shane, Lee Starr, Nick Columbia
  7. 215634 – written by Elvie Shane, Adam Wood, Ben Chapman
  8. Appalachian Alchemy – written by Elvie Shane, Luke Preston
  9. First Place (feat. Little Big Town) – written by Elvie Shane, Adam Wood, Dan Couch, Jakob Miller
  10. Winning Horse – written by Elvie Shane, Dan Couch, Oscar Charles
  11. Fan On High – written by Elvie Shane, Driver Williams, Hayes Carll
  12. Chicken Shit – written by Elvie Shane, Jeremy Spillman, Ryan Tyndell, Oscar Charles
  13. Does Heaven Have A Creek – written by Elvie Shane

The Damascus Acoustic Stories Tour Dates:

2/1 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom

2/2 Lexington, KY The Burl

2/3 Indianapolis, IN The Hi-Fi Indy

2/8 Chicago, IL Carol’s Pub

2/9 Cincinnati, OH The Ludlow Garage

2/10 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar

2/13 Knoxville, TN Open Chord Stage

2/14 Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic

2/15 Greenville, SC Radio Room

2/17 Somerset, KY The Virginia