David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7: The Giver

We are very happy to announce that David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7‘s latest album, The Giver, will be out on June 1, 2018 via ORG Music. We’ve previously shared the first single, ‘Measure of a Man‘, and now you can hear ‘Song of the Underground Railroad’, which just premiered over at No Depression:


Song of the Underground Railroad is a perfect single to kick off the summer, an uplifting but still groovy track that feels like something you’d want blasting out of your car (or in your iPhone) as you creep through the city, looking for kicks. The title though doesn’t let go of the fact that this is a thinking band, so maybe that power in the groove is saying more about freedom of movement than just cruising.”



The Giver was recorded and co-produced by Harlan Steinberger at Hen House Studios, and mastered from analog tape by Grammy award-winner Bernie Grundman. The vinyl was pressed at Pallas Group in Germany.

The album will be available on vinyl, CD, cassette tape, and digital formats. A transparent green color vinyl edition is available exclusively via the band’s merch store. A white color vinyl edition will be exclusive to indie record stores. The black vinyl and CD will be widely available.

Pre-order all formats here. All pre-orders include instant downloads of ‘Measure of a Man’ and ‘Song of the Underground Railroad’.


David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 upcoming tour dates:

June 23 – Boonville, CA- Sierra Nevada World Music Fest – day 1
June 24 – Boonville, CA – Sierra Nevada World Music Fest – day 2
June 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
June 27 – Yuma, Az – Alement
June 28 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
June 29 – Los Angeles, CA – California Plaza (free show)
June 30 – Fullerton, CA – Slidebar  (free show)
July 5 – Paris, FR – Le Peche
July 6 – Bordeaux – tba
July 7 – Guyenne, fr – Stacatto
July 8 – Vic, es – Jazz Cava
July 11 – Barcelona, es – Sala Apolo
July 12 – Madrid, es – Gruta 77
July 13 – Tarrega, es – Paupaterres Festival
July 15 – Dordrecht, nl – Big River Festival
July 17 – Amsterdam, nl – Melkweg
July 18 – Le Havre, fr  – L’escale
July 20 – London, UK – Level Up Festival
July 21 – Stafford, UK – Redrum
July 22 – Newcastle, UK – Thinktank?
July 24 – Strasbourg, fr – Mudd Club
July 28 – San Vincenzo, It – Lago Verde
Sept 22 – Brooklyn, NY- Hanks
Sept 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Atlantic Antic @Hanks
Sept 28/29 – Chicago, IL – Reggies