In the wake of the critical success of BLAZE, directed and co-written by Ethan Hawke, and the acclaim for musician Ben Dickey in his first acting role as Blaze Foley; Ethan Hawke, Charlie Sexton and Louis Black announce the launch of theSexHawkeBlack record label. Dickey, who was awarded a U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting at the Sundance Film Festival 2018, will be the first musician signed to this new imprint in conjunction with the Nashville based Dualtone label. Music industry veteran Erika Pinktipps will oversee operations.
Dickey releases his three song EP today titled “It’s All Different” which is set to coincide with Dickey’s appearance on the Today Show and NBC’s Jimmy Fallon, with BLAZE director Ethan Hawke. The three song EP was recorded in March 2018 in Austin, TX with Charlie Sexton as producer and recorded at the legendary Arlyn Studios.” To have Charlie produce and play on a record for me,” Dickey says, “is an overwhelming dream that I never thought I would be living. “
The full-length album, A Glimmer on the Outskirts, set for release in January 2019, explores the notion of hope, “when you don’t know if it’s ever going to be here again and then you get a glimmer on the horizon.” Dickey has been asked to perform next at the Americana Music Festival & Conference September 11 – 16 in Nashville, TN.
BLAZE will have Its NYC premiere on September 5th at the IFC Center and opens nationwide on September 21st.
1. I Think It’s All Different
2. Way Out In The Cotton
3. Stranger on a Silver Horse (Be Amazed)
Available via: iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Tidal, Amazon