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Pittsburgh Octet The Commonheart Spark A Soulful Fire With New Album ‘Pressure,’ Out 8/16 On Jullian Records

Band Embarks On North American Headlining Tour In Sept. Including Dates In NYC, Chicago + Nashville’s Americanafest

Pittsburgh Octet The Commonheart Spark A Soulful Fire With New Album ‘Pressure,’ Out 8/16 On Jullian Records






The Commonheart - the 8-piece Pittsburgh powerhouse led by firey frontman Clinton Clegg - has won fans over with a sound “so [could] summon a biblical thunderstorm” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). Today, the band announces their new album ‘Pressure,’ out August 16th on Jullian Records, along with lead single “Do Right.” American Songwriter said the song “radiates true soul” and “reverberates through your core.” Listen to “Do Right” here.

“‘Do Right’ is a mantra as much as it is a song - it motivates The Commonheart's message of positive mentorship in our communities as well as our own hearts,” says Clegg. “Seeing the audience’s reaction to the positivity in that song makes me feel like I’m giving them something they may need. Blues music is sad as hell, but it makes you feel good.”

The Commonheart’s gritty, redemptive brand of rock n’ soul offers “commanding vocals amid a Stax-style review” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). Having drawn comparisons to Joe Cocker, Clegg delivers unforgettable sweat-soaked performances that bring fans to their feet.

Produced by Jeremy and Christopher McDonald (Fleet Foxes, Feist), the 10 songs on ‘Pressure’ embody the band’s rugged yet refined aesthetic, and showcase pristinely recorded, raw-nerve musicianship. 

“This band is therapy for me to bring myself back to being a better person, and I hope people come along with me,” says Clegg.

The band has shared the stage with Gary Clark Jr. and performed on the Outlaw Music Festival tour with Willie Nelson, Van Morrison, Sturgill Simpson + more. They recently played Summer Camp Music Festival and Mountain Jam, and they’ll perform at Americanafest in September. The band will embark on their own headlining tour this fall including stops in NYC, Chicago and more. Full tour routing below.



Show Me The Light



Nobody’s Listening


Do Right

Can’t Forget You

Best Hold On

Different Man

Mind Made Up


Click here to pre-save, pre-add or pre-order ‘Pressure’



July 3 - Berwyn, IL @ Fitzgerald's Annual American Music

July 4 - Milwaukee, WI @ Hacienda Beer Tap Room

July 5 - Champaign, IL @ Pour Brothers Taproom Urbana

July 6 - Ottawa, IL @ Dockside Bar & Grill

July 7 - Kalamazoo,MI @ Bell's Eccentric Café

July 11 - Big Sky, MT @ Music in the Mountains

July 12 - Alta, WY @ Targhee Fest

July 13 - Telluride, CO @ The Ride Festival

July 14 - Telluride, CO @ The Ride Festival

July 20 - Chattanooga, TN @ Riverfront Nights

July 30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl

Aug 7 - Avon, CO @ Beaver Creek Resort

Aug 9 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Other Side

Aug 10 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater *

Aug 17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

Sept 10 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre ^

Sept 11 - Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater ^

Sept 12 - Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse

Sept 13 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom

Sept 14 - St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill

Sept 15 - Omaha, NE @ Slow Down

Sept 19 - Fort Collins, CO @ Hodi's Half Note

Sept 20 - Steamboat Springs, CO @ Schmiggity's

Sept 23 - Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto

Sept 25 - Missoula, MT @ Top Hat

Sept 26 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett

Sept 27 - Seattle, WA @ High Dive

Sept 28 - Portland, OR @ The Jack London Revue

Oct 2 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's

Oct 3 - Oakland, CA @ The New Parish

Oct 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live

Oct 26 - Washington, DC @ Gypsy Sally's

Oct 31 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom

Nov 1 - Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom

Nov 2 - Fairfield, CT @ StageOne

Nov 9 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

Nov 14 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern

Nov 15 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Ballroom


* w/ Shane Smith

^ w/ JJ Grey & Mofro