West Virginian Logan Halstead has released new single “Man’s Gotta Eat” from his upcoming album Dark Black Coal, out May 5th, 2023 via Thirty Tigers. The song is laced with humor, but it has a darker side to it, showing the two sides of life in his Appalachian region. Halstead has also released a solo, acoustic video of the track.
This one always makes me laugh, and it should make you too. This song is deeper than that, with underlying truths about the opioid epidemic…and stealing copper. This one is about a grind that I hope many of y’all don’t have to see or go through, but…a man’s gotta eat.
Previously-released singles include “Kentucky Sky” and “Coal River” at their respective links.
Dark Black Coal was recorded at Sound Emporium out of Nashville, and Halstead worked alongside Producer Lawrence Rothman (Amanda Shires, Margo Price, Angel Olson) and was accompanied by Kristin Weber (Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton) on fiddle, Dennis Crouch (Gregg Allman, Johnny Cash) on bass, and Ethan Ballinger (Lee Ann Womack, Aubrie Sellers) on mandolin, with Halstead playing guitar throughout the recordings.
For this record, Halstead wrote songs that highlight the singer’s life growing up in a region of Appalachia known “only for its coal mines, severe poverty, and being one of the many towns deeply affected by the opioid epidemic.” He also added two covers: “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” by Richard Thompson and “The Flood” by Cole Cheney.
Catch Logan On Tour:
Thursday, May 4 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
Friday, May 5 – Lexington, KY – The Burl
Saturday, May 6 – Pineville, KY – Bell Theater
Thursday, May 11 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
Friday, May 12 – Louisville, KY – Zanzibar
Saturday, May 13 – Huntington, WV – The Loud
Wednesday, May 17 – Buckhannon, WV – Strawberry Music Festival
Friday, May 19 – Richmond, VA – Get Tight Lounge
Saturday, May 20 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse
Sunday, May 21 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic
Saturday, May 27 – Slade, KY – The Pit House
June 9-10 – Pineville, KY – Laurel Cove Music Festival