Darden Smith Hears 'Love Calling' on August 27 Album; Stream "Angel Flight"

Acclaimed Americana singer-songwriter Darden Smith will release his new album Love Calling on August 27 via new label Compass Records. The new album was co-produced by Gary Paczosa and John Randall Stewart and, according to the label, represents the culmination of his work as an artist and global philanthropist. Check out upcoming tour dates with Kim Richey and stream the album's fine opening track "Angel Flight" below.

From the Press Release: Darden Smith has come a long way from his Americana roots as a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. Over the course of his 25-year career he has recorded a dozen critically acclaimed albums known for weaving together rock, pop, country, folk and Americana influences with the musical roots of his home state. Darden is also notable for his efforts to use his songwriting skills to help others. A decade ago, he founded The Be An Artist Program and his seminars to encourage students to explore creativity through songwriting have reached more than 15,000 students across the United States and Western Europe. His SongwritingWith: collaborations find him teaming with, among others, U.S. soldiers transitioning to civilian life after combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, homeless youth in New Jersey and HIV-affected villagers in Africa. In advance of the album release for Love Calling, Darden will be on tour with Kim Richey (dates below):

ON TOUR w/ Kim Richey (click for full show details)

4/13 - Acoustic Cafe Series - Indianapolis, IN

4/14 - Jammin Java - Vienna, VA

4/15 - Joe's Pub - New York, NY

4/18 - Billy's Tavern - Thomaston, ME

4/19 - Club Passim - Cambridge, MA

4/20 - The Loft/Union County PAC - Rahway, NJ

Darden Smith - 'Angel Flight' (from Love Calling)