English folk punk troubadour Frank Turner has recorded a live track for his 2015 album. He recorded the still untitled song in the 9:30 Club in Washington DC as a tribute to the late Josh Burdette – longtime crew chief and icon of the venue.
Burdette passed away last September, and Frank Turner had the following to say back then:
“Losing Josh is a huge blow, and I still kind of don’t believe it. I met him on tour, like everyone else, and from the first he was a caring, kind and wise friend. I’d see him most places on the East Coast, and he also came over to the UK for my Wembley show; we called him my “security guy”, but actually I just wanted to hang with my friend, and he kept me sane through a very stressful day. I know that every time I’m in DC part of me will be looking round every corner to see if he’s there. The world is a poorer place without him.”
Now Burdette is immortilised in a song, which will be featured on Frank’s new album – out February 2015, according to Turner himself. The release will be accompanied by “an 18 month world tour starting in January. We’re going to destroy the world in bitesize chunks”, according to the English folk artist.