Christopher Paul Stelling “Cost of Doing Business” New Video + Tour

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Christopher Paul Stelling has spent the last several years traveling alone with just his guitar. But on his new album Itinerant Arias, the acclaimed virtuosic finger picker is now backed by a cadre of friends and musicians, lending a rollicking energy to a record inspired by movement and travel and a changing world. The record arrives on May 5th.

“Cost of Doing Business” features Stelling and his new band – Julia Christgau singing and doing percussion, Kieran Ledwidge on violin and Matthew Murphy on bass, delivering an impassioned performance within the church like confines of Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, North Carolina.

As Stelling explains, “The song muses on the idea that there’s not simply a monetary but also a physical toll when the business that one is involved in is their art, their creative life force, their soul. And of course it has to reference that Faustian myth, that took hold of the human psyche long before Robert Johnson took his guitar to the crossroads.”

Official Site: http://www.christopherpaulstelling.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/christopherpaulstelling/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/c_p_stelling
Instagram: https://instagram.com/c_p_stelling/

Stelling and band hit the road next week:

Tour Dates:

Europe
05/06 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique (sold out)
05/07 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Molen de Star
05/08 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Lutherse Kerk
05/09 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Atlas
05/10 – Hamburg, Germany @ Nochtwache
05/11 – Berlin, Germany @Lidolino
05/12 – Aachen, Germany @ Langer Turm
05/13 – Witten, Germany @ Stellwerk (knuts)
05/14 – Venlo, Netherlands @ Down By The River

North America
05/18 – Cambridge, MA – Atwoods Tavern
05/19 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
05/20 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall (stage 2)
05/21 – York, PA – Sign of the Wagon
05/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Bourbon and Branch
05/23 – Baltimore, MD – Creative Alliance
05/24 – Washington, DC – Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge
05/25 – Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
05/26 – Johnson City, TN – Founder’s After 5
05/27 – Asheville, NC – Altamont Theatre
05/30 – Knoxville, TN – Modern Studio
05/31 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
06/02 – Detroit, MI – 20 Front St.
06/03 – Chicago, IL – The Tonic Room
06/04 – Kansas City, MO – Dubliner
06/08 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
06/21 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah
06/24 – Seattle, WA – Conor Byrne
06/25 – Yakima, WA – Sports Center
06/30 – Spokane, WA – Bartlett
07/05 – Grand Forks, ND – North Dakota Museum of Art
07/07-09 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Folk Festival

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