Buffalo Nichols – Hear new track from new album ‘The Fatalist’ – UK/EU tour announced

Buffalo Nichols, credit: Samer Ghani
Buffalo Nichols today released ‘The Difference‘, the third single previewing his anticipated new album ‘The Fatalist‘ due out on 15th September via Fat Possum. Nichols explains the pensive, melancholic track is “about someone who often mistakes shallow signs of affection for true love and in the end decides a one-sided relationship is better than loneliness.”
‘The Difference’ follows ‘Love Is All‘ and his fresh take on Blind Willie Johnson’s ‘You’re Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond‘.
The Milwaukee, WI-based guitarist/songwriter is currently on a summer tour across the U.S. and has just announced a UK/EU tour in January 2024, which will include a headline show at London’s The Lexington. Tickets for all new shows are on sale now; full itinerary is listed below.
Thursday 25 January – The Prince Albert – Brighton, UK
Friday 26 January – The Cluny 2 – Newcastle, UK
Saturday 27 January – Celtic Connections – Glasgow, UK
Sunday 28 January – Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh, UK
Tuesday 30 January – The Lexington – London, UK
Wednesday 31 January – GC De Wildeman – Herent, BE
Thursday 01 February – Tivoli/ Vredenburg – Utrecht, NL
Friday 02 February – Der Aa-Theater – Groningen, NL
Saturday 03 February – Metropool – Hengelo, NL
Sunday 04 February – De Doelen – Rotterdam, NL
Monday 05 February – Americana Mondays – Eindhoven, NL
The self-produced follow-up to his 2021 s/t debut LP for Fat Possum–a critically acclaimed record that earned him his network television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, various major festival performances, and rave coverage via NPR Music (All Songs Considered, Tiny Desk (Home) Concert), Rolling Stone, Guitar World, Texas Monthly, and more. ‘The Fatalist’ sounds unlike any blues record you’re likely to hear in 2023.
The stakes throughout this album are largely personal, rather than social; Nichols is singing about his life in the first person, and about his desire to forge his own individuality in a world and a music industry that make it nearly impossible to do so. Ringing through “The Fatalist Blues”—and The Fatalist—is a simple question: Do I have any say in how things are going to go? It’s the question behind so much of the physical and psychic pain in the blues, and in a frustrating age that preaches self-empowerment and shames the disenfranchised, it’s a stridently modern question, too. By playing his music the way he wants to play it, by refusing to give up his creative control or accept anyone else’s definition of the blues or indeed his own life, Nichols has tried to forge an answer. Does he have any say in how things are going to go? Let’s find out.
Praise for Buffalo Nichols’ eponymous debut album:
“a sharp, succinct, inventive and insightful songwriter, one who can convey complex ideas with just a few words.” Uncut 9/10 Album of the Month
“Mesmerising… gritty, old-style blues with a laser-sharp modern focus” 4/5 MOJO
“Impressive debut, an album steeped in tradition but with an urgent, contemporary edge” The Observer
“A true find” 9/10 Classic Rock
“A short, but sharp debut” 4/5 Daily Express
“Nichols will soon be blues royalty…Get to know this future legend” The Revue
“…one of the most promising debut records to come out in quite some time” – No Depression
“…stripped-down arrangement of fingerstyle and slide guitar, plus Nichols’ world-weary delivery of his existential blues.” Rolling Stone
‘The Fatalist’ LP tracklist:
1. Cold Black Stare
4. Turn Another Stone
6. The Long Journey Home
7. The Fatalist Blues
8. This Moment (feat. Samantha Rise)
Buffalo Nichols tour dates
08/18 – Roxbury, NY – Roxbury ARts Center
08/19 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall – Live Under the Arch Series

08/24-27 – Tønder, DK – Tønder Festival

09/06 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
09/07 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
09/08 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
09/09 – Bowling Green. OH – Black Swamp Arts Festival
09/14 – Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion
09/15-17 – Telluride Blues & Brews
09/20 – Elkton, MD – Elkton Music Hall
09/21 – Southampton, PA – Stone Turtle House Concert
09/22 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
09/23 – New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine
09/24 – North Adams, MA – Freshgrass
10/05 – Madison, WI – High Noon
10/06 – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
10/07 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
10/12 – Grand Rapids, MI – Midtown
10/13 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
10/14 – Jackson, MI – Jackson Symphony Orchestra
10/15 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe – WCBE Happy Hour
10/18 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works
10/19 – Rochester, NY – Abilene Bar & Lounge
10/20 – Providence, RI – Askew
10/21 – Portland, ME – One Longfellow
10/22 – Waterbury Center, VT – Zenbarn
11/10 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
11/13 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
11/14 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
11/15 – Eugene, OR – Hult Center
11/16 – Grass Valley, CA – Grass Valley Center for the Arts
11/17 – Livermore, CA – Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
11/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Gold Diggers
11/29 – Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor
11/30 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
12/01 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
01/25 – Brighton, UK – The Prince Albert
01/26 – Newcastle, UK – The Cluny 2
01/27 – Glasgow, UK – Celtic Connections
01/28 – Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s
01/30 – London, UK – The Lexington
01/31 – Herent, BE – GC De Wilderman
02/01 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli/ Vredenburg
02/02 – Groningen, NL – Der Aa-Theater
02/03 – Hengelo, NL – Metropool
02/04 – Rotterdam, NL – De Doelen
02/05 – Eindhoven, NL – Americana Mondays
‘The Fatalist’ LP artwork