Elles Bailey releases a brand new single, from her second album Road I Call Home, which will be released on 8th March 2019.

To celebrate, Elles also announces that she is confirmed to play at Ramblin’ Man Fair on July 21st  alongside Beth Hart on the blues stage!

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Over the past three years, Elles has arrived on the scene and single-handily built an international following by constantly touring, and promoting herself and her blend of blues and country fuelled Americana.

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What’s The Matter With You was also written by Elles, but this time with British hit-making legend and Ivor Novello Award winner Roger Cook and storied Memphis and Nashville giant Bobby Wood. “This one is pretty self-explanatory,” says Elles, “It’s desperately asking the question to someone you love ‘What’s the matter with you?’ and trying to find out what’s gone wrong.”

Elles goes on to point out that “When making the video for What’s the Matter with You, we wanted to do something completely different to Medicine Man: something to represent the ‘soul’ and ‘anguish’ of the song.”

photo of UK blues artist Elles Bailey by Alex Berger

Elles Bailey by Alex Berger

This track now features at the top of the Blue Ballards and Nu Blue playlists on Spotify.

Her keenly-awaited second album features co-writing contributions from high-calibre collaborators. This time around, Elles worked once more with British hit-making legend and Ivor Novello Award winner Roger Cook and storied Memphis and Nashville giant Bobby Wood (both of whom worked with Elles on Wildfire).

She also collaborated on the infectious Little Piece of Heaven with Multiple Grammy award-winning Dan Auerbach (of Akron, Ohio powerhouses The Black Keys).

photo of blues artist Elles Bailey by Laurence Harvey

Elles Bailey by Laurence Harvey

The album is available to pre-order. However, recently-revealed problems with PledgeMusic have led Elles to also create her very own ‘pre-order‘ campaign where fans can pre-order and get the same items as they can at PledgeMusic, including her own version of the Access Pass privileges.

Check out Elles’ video blog on this on YouTube: “Elles Bailey – Road I Call Home Pledge Music Update.”

The Road I Call Home’s first single, Medicine Man, dropped back in Nov 2018, charting to Number 1 in the iTunes Blues Charts, as well as getting added to the Nu Blue playlist on Spotify!

Elles’ also embarks on a headline tour, taking new material to the road that, as a passionate, independent touring artist, she does indeed call home!

photo of blues artist Elles Bailey by Alex Berger

Elles Bailey by Alex Berger

Tour Dates – For further info and tickets click here

Feb 9: Bristol, Christchurch

Feb 17: Torredembarra, Spain, La Traviesa

Feb 19: Lierganes, Spain, Apartamentos Turísticos

Feb 20: León, Spain, El Gran Café

Feb 21: Cangas Do Morrazo, Spain, Salason

Feb 22: Culleredo, Spain, Forum Celticum

Feb 23: Madrid, Spain, Fun House Music Bar

Feb 24: ldeamayor De San Martín, Spain, El Zagal de San Martín

March 2: Settle, Victoria Hall

March 3: Glasgow, King Tuts

March  5: Eyemouth Hippodrome

March 7: Dublin, Wheelan’s

March 8: Belfast, Enlar Delta Blues Club

March 9: Roscommon, Ireland, JJ Harlows

March 12: London, The Lexington

March 13: Birmingham, O2 Academy 3

March 15: Leek, Foxlowe Arts Centre

March 21: Bridgwater, Bar Brunel

March 22: Bristol, Jazz and Blues Festiva

March 24: Southampton, 1865

March 29: Horsham, The Rec Rooms

March 30: Bath, Chapel Arts Centre

March 31: Bournemouth, Madding Crowd

April 26: Leverkusen, Topos, Germany

April 27: Die Halle, Germany

April 29: Mladá Boleslav, Škoda Auto Muzeum, CZ
April 30: Plzeň, Buena Vista Club, CZ
May 1: Opava, Klub Art, CZ
May 2: Boskovice, Zámecký Skleník, CZ
May 3: Ostrava, Komorní Klub, CZ

May 4: Přerov, Blues Nad Bečvou, CZ

May 10: Grimsby, Old Clee Social Club

May 11: Lincoln, Lincoln Drill Hall

May 23: Ropetackle Arts Centre special guest w/Jo Harman, Shoreham By Sea

May 30: Hungerford, Arts for Hungerford

June 1: Bristol, Sodfest

June 14: Torquay, Boogaloo Blues In Torquay

June 15: Canterbury,  Blues On The Farm,

July 21: Ramblin’ Man Fair, Blues Stage