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Illterate Light Hit The Road for Massive U.S. Tour

Virginia-based rock duo, Illiterate Light, is heading out on a massive U.S. 42-show tour that extends over 20 cities between June and December of this year.

Two men wearing loosely buttoned shirts and disheveled hair stand on a beach in front of a hotel.
Illiterate Light - Photo Credit: Taylor Flynn

Having released their latest album, Sunburned, earlier this year, Jeff Gorman and Jake Cochran are ready to share their songs across the country including festival appearances at the In Between Days Festival in Quincy, MA, and the Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Bristol, VA. They will also be supporting The Head and the Heart in Charlottesville at the Ting Pavillion on July 11th, so for our more Virginia-based folks, be sure to get your tickets now.

If you want to get a taste of the band’s old school, blues rock sound, be sure to check out their new Audiotree Live Session featuring their mix of songs and interview breaks. There is a nice sense of soul in the vocals and instrumentation that feels lively. The energy is heightened even by a Cochran who plays drums while standing up allowing the pair to interact more directly as they plow through electric vibrations. It’s exciting to watch, and I imagine it’s even better to experience live rather than through YouTube.

Again, for our DMV readers, there will be plenty of opportunities to see Illiterate Light in-region throughout the Fall and Winter, so be sure to check out the official tour dates, put Sunburned on your summer playlists, and make some plans to see them in action soon at a venue near you.

Find “Light Me Up” from Sunburned can be found on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.

Illiterate Light Tour Poster

Charlie Maybee

Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.

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