Singer-songwriter and producer Jon Chi has announced the release of his third studio album, River of Marigolds, on Earth Day, April 22. 

The LP features themes of natural turmoil such as wildfires, floods, isolation, protests, riots, and degrading national discourse juxtaposed to raising children who are a part of these environments.

“They’re asking so many deep questions that I simply don’t have a clean answer to,” Chi said. “I mean, these past couple of years have ‘been a son of a bitch for nearly every one we know,’ to quote Jason Isbel. And a central question on this album is how do you take struggle and adversity and turn that into hope and love?” 

Jon Chi is answering this question with the help of an all-star ensemble of musicians, including Dave Schools (bass), Dave Zirbel (pedal steel), Jeremy Feinstein (keyboard), Jeremy Hoenig (drums), Mike Emerson (keyboard, harmony vocals), John-Paul McLean (bass, harmony vocals), Ian “Inxk” Herman (drums), Mingo Lewis Jr. (percussion), Rob Hooper (drums), Ryan Scott (trumpet), Steve Pile (harmony vocal).

The forthcoming LP was produced and engineered by Jon Chi and mixed by David Simon-Baker. Dave McNair mastered River of Marigolds

“This record has been a joy to make. In a way I’m sad that it’s done, but I’m excited to start the next one. Writing and recording these songs really gave me hope and positivity during these strange times we’re all going through. I hope that they have the same affect on someone else.” 

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