Bear Rinehart of Wilder Woods has announced his sophomore album FEVER / SKY out March 24, 2023, on Dualtone Records in multiple formats, including limited vinyl. The album draws on Roots-Rock and R&B influences and the first single is the album opener, out now, “Maestro (Tears Don’t Lie).”
Bear Rinehart, also known as the frontman for Grammy-nominated band NEEDTOBREATHE, sees Wilder Woods as a creative outlet independent of his band where he can “offer another side of himself and experiment with different sounds, themes and textures”. This second solo album focuses, thematically, on the “here and now”.
This isn’t the kind of journey where I’m worried about the places I’m headed or the places I’ve left; it’s a journey where I’m just happy to be in the car, driving forward.
Rinehart wrote most of FEVER / SKY while touring lapsed during Covid-19 and turned to trusted collaborators including Producer Cason Cooley and guitarist Tyler Burkum. To record FEVER / SKY, he enlisted Aaron Sterling (drums), Tony Lucido (bass), and My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel (guitar).
Wilder Woods sets out on the Cayamo Cruise in February alongside Jeff Tweedy, Neko Case, Kelsey Waldon and more. He will embark on a headline tour of the United States in April 2023.
Wilder Woods U.S. Tour Dates
April 6 – Harrisburg, PA – Club XL Live
April 7 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
April 8 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
April 10 – Albany, NY – Empire Underground
April 11 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
April 13 – Washington, D.C. – Union Stage
April 14 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
April 15 – North Charleston, SC – High Water Festival
April 17 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
April 18 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
April 20 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
April 21 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
April 22 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
April 23 – Miramar Beach, FL – Moon Crush
April 25 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
April 26 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
April 28 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
April 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
May 1 – Kansas City, MO – Madrid Theater & Café
May 2 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
May 4 – Austin, TX – 3Ten
May 6 – Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge