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A Glimmer on the Outskirts

A Glimmer on the Outskirts

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TOUR

02/15/2019
Houston, TX
Continental Club

02/16/2019
Houston, TX
White Oak Music Hall

02/18/2019
The Woodlands, TX
Dosey Doe

02/19/2019
Beaumont, TX
Courville's

02/20/2019
Austin, TX
Saxon Pub

02/21/2019
Austin, TX
Continental Club

02/22/2019
Austin, TX
3TEN ACL LIVE

02/23/2019
Austin, TX
Antone's

02/27/2019
Denton, TX
Dan's Silverleaf

02/28/2019
Dallas, TX
The Kessler Theater

03/01/2019
Fort Worth, TX
Magnolia Motor Lounge

03/02/2019
McKinney, TX
Hank's

Time: 7:00 pm
Map: 1310 N Central Expressway

03/28/2019
Des Moines, IA
Wooley's

03/29/2019
Minneapolis, MN
The Cedar Cultural Center

03/30/2019
Chicago, IL
Lincoln Hall

03/31/2019
Ann Arbor, MI
The Blind Pig

04/01/2019
Toronto, ON
Mod Club

04/03/2019
New York, NY
The Bowery Ballroom

04/04/2019
Philadelphia, PA
The Ardmore Music Hall

04/05/2019
Pittsburgh, PA
Club Cafe

04/06/2019
Washington, DC
City Winery

04/09/2019
Nelsonville, OH
Stuart's Opera House

04/10/2019
Louisville, KY
Headliner's

04/11/2019
Nashville, TN
Basement East

04/12/2019
Atlanta, GA
Terminal West

04/17/2019
Mobile, AL
Listening Room

04/18/2019
New Orleans, LA
Chickie Wah Wah

04/20/2019
Little Rock, AK
Whitewater Tavern

04/25/2019
Denver, CO
Bluebird Theater

04/26/2019
Salt Lake City, UT
The Commonwealth Room

04/27/2019
Boise, ID
Nuerolux

04/28/2019
Seattle, WA
Tractor Tavern

04/29/2019
Seattle, WA
Tractor Tavern

04/30/2019
Portland, OR
Aladdin Theater

05/02/2019
San Francisco, CA
The Great American Music Hall

05/03/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Troubadour

05/04/2019
Pioneertown, CA
Pappy & Harriet's

05/05/2019
Phoenix, AZ
Crescent Ballroom

PAST DATES

12/28/2018
Dallas, TX
The Kessler Theater with Charlie Sexton

11/16/2018
Bloomington, IN
BLAZE screening Cicada Cinema

Time: 7:00 pm

11/13/2018
Roanoke, VA
BLAZE screening The Grandin Theatre with Sybil Rosen

With Special Guest Sybil Rosen

Time: 7:00 pm

09/05/2018
New York, NY
NYC Blaze Premiere at IFC Center

Time: 7:30 pm
Map: 323 Avenue of the Americas

09/04/2018
New York, NY
Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda

Time: 10:00 am

09/04/2018
New York, NY
Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Time: 11:35 pm

MEDIA

The New York Times
January 4, 2019
And the 2019 Oscar Nominees Should Be… Our critics share their lists of Oscar-worthy films and performances.
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National Review
December 25, 2018
'The film stars Ben Dickey (an actor so obscure he doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page) in the year’s most compelling lead performance as Blaze Foley'
MyNorthWest.com
December 17, 2018
I had no clue who Blaze Foley was, nor the actor, Ben Dickey, who played him, when I saw this Ethan Hawke directed film. I left feeling close to the musician and closer to the actor who so beautifully expressed the character’s vulnerability and self destruction. This is the best musical biopic I’ve ever seen.
Variety
December 12, 2018
Actor in a Leading Role - For Your Consideration: Ben Dickey, “Blaze”
Stomp and Stammer
December 6, 2018
Original Cast Recording 'Blaze' Review
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PAJIBA
December 3, 2018
But as much as the podcast was about Hawke (who is far more insightful than I might have previously given him credit for), it was again about D’Onofrio, because Hawke adores him. In fact, Hawke recently wrote and directed a film about Blaze Foley (Blaze) and he hired a musician, Ben Dickey, who had never acted before, as the lead. He sent him to D’Onofrio to basically teach him how to act. Dickey picked it up quickly, so quickly that D’Onofrio subsequently cast Dickey in a film he directed about Billy the Kid (The Kid) starring Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt.
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Billboard
November 8, 2018
"Drunken Angel" is about the talented but self-sabotaging Blaze Foley ("He liked to drink – a lot" Lucinda said), who is the subject of the new Ethan Hawke-directed Blaze, a film she heartily recommended to the audience.
Hollywood.com
October 26, 2018
Ethan Hawke launching record label
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FlickeringMyth.com
October 24, 2018
2018 BFI London Film Festival Review – Blaz
The Tennessean
October 23, 2018
Nashville-based music company Dualtone Music Group and actor, musician Ethan Hawke are partnering on a new record label imprint that will be operated out of Austin, Texas.
Music Row
October 23, 2018
Ethan Hawke, Charlie Sexton and Louis Black have teamed up to launch a distinctive new boutique record label, SexHawkeBlack Records. The Austin, TX-based label will operate as an imprint of the celebrated Nashville-based music company Dualtone, and will be helmed by label president and another Austin-based industry veteran, Erika Pinktipps.
American Songwriter
October 23, 2018
SexHawkeBlack’s first signee is Ben Dickey, the star of the acclaimed Blaze Foley biopic Blaze, which Hawke directed and Black, a co-founder of both SXSW and the Austin Chronicle, executive produced. Dickey will release his debut album A Glimmer On The Outskirts in spring of 2019. He recorded the album at Austin’s Arlyn Studios, with Sexton serving as producer.
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Hits Daily Double
October 23, 2018
Ethan Hawke, Charlie Sexton and SXSW co-founder Louis Black are launching a new boutique record label in Austin, SexHawkeBlack Records. The label will operate as an imprint of eOne’s Dualtone. Erika Pinktipps has been named President of the label, which will focus on emerging artists working in Americana, country, folk, blues and rock music. Collaborative projects and reissues are part of the plan as well. The first signing is singer/songwriter Ben Dickey, who portrays Blaze Foley in the indie film Blaze, which Hawke wrote, directed and starred in along with Sexton. (Black was an executive producer). His full-length debut, A Glimmer on the Outskirts, will be released in the spring.
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Rolling Stone
October 23, 2018
Ethan Hawke, Charlie Sexton Launch New Record Label with ‘Blaze’ Star Hawke, Sexton and Louis Black sign Ben Dickey to their SexHawkeBlack Records
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Shreveport Times
October 11, 2018
Sundance award-winning actor to hold Q&A screening for music biopic
Uncut
October 11, 2018
Previewing the music films at this year's London Film Festival
The Inquirer Daily News Philly
October 5, 2018
Blaze. Ethan Hawke's subtle biopic about the late country singer Blaze Foley — the inspiration for Lucinda Williams' "Drunken Angel" — stars unschooled actor Ben Dickey, formerly of fine Philly band Blood Feathers, in a terrifically tender performance alongside actress Alia Shawkat. The movie also makes excellent use of musicians Charlie Sexton and Alynda Segarra in key roles, and Dickey shines on a soundtrack that argues that Foley's minor legend status is well deserved and based on much more than simply dying young.
The Michigan Daily
October 4, 2018
‘Blaze’ confirms Ethan Hawke as a triple threat
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Flagpole.com
October 3, 2018
"Blaze is constructed with beautiful, humanistic precision. The lyrics to Foley’s life may be the same as those sung in every country music biopic, but Blaze’s melody is so much sweeter and more authentic..."
ABC 7 Chicago
October 2, 2018
Ethan Hawke directs 'Blaze,' true story of outlaw country artist Blaze Foley
Arkansas Times
September 27, 2018
Blaze Foley: Never a star, always a legend 'Blaze' film makes a name for a Malvern songwriting legend — and now it's all different for Ben Dickey, the Little Rock musician who portrays him onscreen.
The New Yorker
September 24, 2018
Talking Shop with Ben Dickey The musician recalls growing up with the Clintons in Little Rock and playing Blaze Foley in his friend Ethan Hawke's new film
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City Beat
September 24, 2018
A Legend Is Born in ‘Blaze’ Director Ethan Hawke turns his attention to a roving, rambling music man.
Boston Globe
September 19, 2018
In ‘Blaze,’ a winning view of a beautiful loser
NPR
September 18, 2018
Most musicians who get the Hollywood biopic treatment are world famous - Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Freddie Mercury. That's not the case with "Blaze." It's the new film written and directed by Ethan Hawke. The movie introduces us to a relatively obscure country singer who died in 1989. But as Tim Greiving reports, it might just make him a star.
Washington Post
September 18, 2018
Who is Blaze Foley? Ethan Hawke’s musical biopic introduces an unsung genius
Rolling Stone
September 17, 2018
Watch ‘Blaze’ Stars Ben Dickey and Alia Shawkat Perform Live For the First Time Ben Dickey and Alia Shawkat teamed up for “Sybil’s Lullaby” at Sundance in January.
USA Today
September 14, 2018
Ethan Hawke spotlights an unknown legend in ‘Blaze’ Ethan Hawke tells the story of an unknown singer-songwriter Blaze Foley, who inspired the likes of Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt and Merle Haggard in a new film “Blaze.” Of Foley’s music, Hawke says there are lines that “shatter” him
Rachael Ray Show
September 11, 2018
Rachael Dishes Her 10 Go-To Restaurants In Austin, Texas, To Co-Stars Ethan Hawke + Ben Dickey
NPR
September 6, 2018
Dickey is a musician who has never acted before. Although he doesn't have that iconic country baritone, he makes you believe he wrote Foley's songs. When Dickey performs, the movie is great. Hawke plainly loves hanging out with him, the way musicians — and Hawke is one, too — sit around for hours, playing, talking, drinking.
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Rolling Stone
September 5, 2018
Watch Ethan Hawke, Jimmy Fallon Parody Willie Nelson’s ‘On the Road Again’ Actor (Nelson), host (Johnny Cash) recruit Kris Kristofferson (Charlie Sexton), Waylon Jennings (Ben Dickey) for ‘Tonight Show’ performance
RollingSTONE.COM
September 5, 2018
Watch Ethan Hawke, Jimmy Fallon Parody Willie Nelson’s ‘On the Road Again’ - Actor (Nelson), host (Johnny Cash) recruit Kris Kristofferson (Charlie Sexton), Waylon Jennings (Ben Dickey) for ‘Tonight Show’ performance
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.COM
September 4, 2018
Film mention in “Ethan Hawke Teams Up With Charlie Sexton, Louis Black for New Record Label (Exclusive)” by Lauren Huff
TODAY.COM
September 4, 2018
Ethan Hawke and Ben Dickey interview, “Ethan Hawke and Ben Dickey talk new film ‘Blaze’” by Staff
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EATER AUSTIN
September 4, 2018
“Ethan Hawke’s Go-To Restaurants Are Austin Classics” By Nadia Chaudry
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The A.V. Club
September 4, 2018
'Ethan Hawke launches record label with hilariously cool name' by Sam Barsanti
The Hollywood Reporter
September 4, 2018
Ethan Hawke Teams Up With Charlie Sexton, Louis Black for New Record Label ; Ben Dickey, will be the first musician signed to the label.
FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL
September 1, 2018
Film feature, “In a Blaze of Foley” by Daniel Eagan
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FOX26
August 31, 2018
“Ethan Hawke directs the movie, ‘Blaze’ about Texas songwriter legend” By Staff
SAN ANTONIO CURRENT
August 30, 2018
“Musician Ben Dickey Talks About Making a Pivot to Become a Breakout Actor in Blaze” By Kiko Martinez
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GLIDE MAGAZINE
August 30, 2018
“BEN DICKEY’S ‘BLAZE’ OF GLORY: TALKING BLAZE FOLEY AND ETHAN HAWKE’S NEW BIOPIC (INTERVIEW)” By James Roberts
Fort Worth Star Telegram
August 20, 2018
“Ethan Hawke talks about his old Fort Worth days (a musket comes up) and his new movie” By Robert Philpot
HOUSTON CHRONICLE
August 19, 2018
“‘Blaze’ of Glory” By Andrew Dansby
KEXP-FM (NPR)
August 18, 2018
“Ethan Hawke & Ben Dickey discuss BLAZE - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)” By Greg Vandy
The Austin Chronicle
August 17, 2018
The Ballad of Townes & Blaze The twisted but not-so-tall tale of Van Zandt and Foley, Lonesome Dove meets Barfly
SPECTRUM NEWS
August 17, 2018
“Ethan Hawke premiers 'Blaze' in Austin” By Staff
FOX 7
August 17, 2018
“Ethan Hawke & Ben Dickey talk 'Blaze'” By Lauren Petrowski
JUST JARED
August 17, 2018
“Ethan Hawke Grabs a Guitar While Promoting 'Blaze' in Austin!” By Staff
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ROGER EBERT
August 17, 2018
Review, “Blaze” by Brian Tallerico (3.5 out of 4 stars)
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KOOP-FM
August 16, 2018
“Interview: Ethan Hawke, writer/director, Ben Dickey, ‘Blaze’” By Robert Sims
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.COM
August 16, 2018
Review, “Ethan Hawke beautifully honors a doomed musician in ‘Blaze’: EW review” by Chris Nashawaty (B+)
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE (ONLINE)
August 16, 2018
Staff - Chron Events - Blaze with Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater, Ben Dickey, and Sybil Rosen
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE (ONLINE)
August 16, 2018
Ben Dickey and Ethan Hawke - Outlaw Sounds
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE (ONLINE)
August 16, 2018
Richard Whittaker - 4am With a Head Full of Whiskey
FILM SCHOOL REJECTS
August 16, 2018
“The Life of Blaze Foley Two Ways” By Matthew Monagle
FACEBOOK: CHUCK TAYLOR
August 15, 2018
Video: Ben Dickey live in the Studio
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THE ALL STAR MORNING SHOW WITH CHUCK TAYLOR
August 15, 2018
Chuck interviews Ben
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DVIDS HUB
August 15, 2018
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FACEBOOK: 301ST FIGHTER WING
August 15, 2018
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HOUSTON PRESS
August 15, 2018
“Ethan Hawke's Blaze Tells Turbulent Tale of the Duct Tape Messiah” By Bob Ruggiero
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AUSTIN 360
August 14, 2018
“Ethan Hawke, Ben Dickey to celebrate ‘Blaze’ at Waterloo Records”
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN
August 14, 2018
“Ethan Hawke, Ben Dickey to celebrate ‘Blaze’ at Waterloo Records” By Staff
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Houston Chronicle
August 13, 2018
The film “Blaze” is so steeped in Texas culture that it’s a wonder distributor Sundance Selects isn’t handing out kolaches and migas with every ticket. But the star at the center of actor-director Ethan Hawke’s beautifully rendered biography of the late Austin outlaw-country singer-songwriter Blaze Foley has no Texas roots at all, despite the fact that Foley haunted the honky-tonks and hippie havens of central Texas in the ’80s .
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HOUSTON CHRONICLE
August 13, 2018
“Ethan Hawke introduces new movie ‘Blaze” in Houston” By Andrew Dansby
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IMDB
August 3, 2018
“11 Movie and TV Picks for August” By Staff
ROLLINGSTONE.COM
August 1, 2018
Film feature, “Blaze Foley: How a Forgotten Texas Songwriter Became the Year’s Best Biopic”
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ROLLINGSTONE.COM
July 25, 2018
“Hear Blaze Foley Biopic Star Sing ‘Clay Pigeons’” By Stephen L. Betts
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BIO

For a guy whose career has evolved more by serendipity than design, Ben Dickey’s professional journey has turned into one heckuva ride. It’s not every day an obscure musician’s famous actor/director friend hands him the lead in a passion-project indie film, and he not only winds up sharing the screen with one of his musical heroes, he also wins a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Achievement in Acting — and a Variety magazine “for your consideration” plug for a Best Actor Oscar nomination. 

Dickey’s acting debut in Blaze, Ethan Hawke’s biopic about doomed Texas singer-songwriter Blaze Foley, has already led to more roles, including their pairing as bounty hunters in The Kid, a western directed by Vincent D’Onofrio. But just as exciting, as far as Dickey’s concerned, is the opportunity it provided to record with that musical hero, longtime Bob Dylan guitarist Charlie Sexton (who played Blaze’s other troubled Texas songwriting legend, Townes Van Zandt). After they did the film’s original cast recording (on Light in the Attic Records), Sexton produced Dickey’s solo album, A Glimmer on the Outskirts. That inspired Sexton, Hawke and Blaze executive producer Louis Black to form SexHawkeBlack Records, a new Austin-based imprint under the umbrella of Nashville’s Dualtone Records. Dickey’s March 7, 2019 release is the label’s first.

It’s hardly Dickey’s first recording foray, however. In fact, he says, he preferred the idea of forming a label to shopping for one because he’d been signed before — and still bears scars from watching the dream morph into a momentum-sucking nightmare. But SexHawkeBlack president Erika Pinktipps happens to be friends with Dualtone’s founder; that connection quickly turned into an actual alliance. “We’re all doing this together,” Dickey says, “[it’s] a group of people who all care about each other and have similar artistic arrows pointed in the same direction.”

Dickey was 10 when his artistic arrow started pointing toward music; that’s when his grandfather handed down his 1935 Gibson L-30 archtop. “He was a magical fellow, and his guitar is, too,” Dickey says. “So I wanted to be magic, too.” 

Within a year, his grandfather was gone. The magic, fortunately, stayed. But conjuring it wasn’t always easy for a kid growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, far from his dad — a college football star who’d moved to Georgia after the parental split, when Dickey was 4. Ten years later, Dickey’s mother left, too — following her friend and boss, Bill Clinton, from the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion to the White House. Dickey moved into his grandmother’s basement — and became one more angry, disaffected teenage rocker. 

He formed his first “real” band, Shake Ray Turbine, at 16, made his first record at 17 and began touring at 18, ditching Little Rock Central High (most famous students: the Little Rock Nine) for an $850 Ford van. When the founder of their D.I.Y. label, File 13 Records, headed to Philadelphia for college, they followed.

Dickey wound up staying for 17 years, becoming a chef, falling in love and making music, first with Amen Booze Rooster (the band that got signed, then shafted), then with Blood Feathers. That band recorded three albums, including one created over “a magical rock ‘n’ roll summer” at a Nova Scotia home Hawke owns. (Hawke’s wife and Dickey’s “sweetheart,” artist Beth Blofson, have been besties since childhood.) Several labels and a top management agency courted them, but some members’ changing priorities and Dickey’s label trauma scotched potential deals. Still, when Blood Feathers fractured, he was heartbroken. It was time for another change…

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CONTACT

MANAGEMENT
Mark Morikawa
Mark@mgmt-entertainment.com
424-279-9740

 

LABEL
SexHawkeBlack and Dualtone Records 







BOOKING
Kevin French, Paradigm Agency
kfrench@paradigmagency.com

 

Jonathan Levine, Paradigm Agency
Jlevine@paradigmagency.com