‘California, the new single from Jarrod Dickenson’s second album ‘Ready The Horses’, addresses classic tropes; heartache, loss, and working your way through hard times.

One of the first songs written for the album it is described by the musician as “a faithful friend”, as he explains: “for whatever reason this song seems to resonate with folks. They connect with it, and latch onto it which, as a songwriter, is a beautiful and humbling thing; that’s what it’s all about.”

Filmed at the historic Langdon Down Centre, and produced and directed by Kenny McCracken (Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Turin Breaks, Aurora), the single-shot video captures a beautiful, simple performance and portrays the warmth and reflective nature of the track.

The past few months have been quite a ride for Jarrod. ‘Ready The Horses’ was originally due a March 2017 release, and early reviews had proved the album a critical success. Jarrod was all set to reveal the fruits of his labours to the public when, after his fifth headline UK tour, he caught the attention of Decca Records and ‘Ready The Horses’ was picked up for a September 29th release.

Storytelling is something of a Texas tradition. Tall hats and even taller tales are woven into the fabric of The Lone Star State, and singer-songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson can spin a yarn with the best of them. Hailing from Waco, now based in Nashville via Brooklyn, Jarrod spends most of his time on the road bringing his own particular brand of soulful Americana to music loving audiences around the globe.


26th August – Harvest Festival (Westport)

27th August – Harvest Festival (Enniskillen)



9th September Bestival


OCTOBER 2017 – UK Headline tour

4th October – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

5th October – Leadmill-Steel Yard, Sheffield

6th October – CCA, Glasgow

8th October – Upstairs at Paradiso, Amsterdam

10th October – Norwich Open, Norwich

11th October – Cluny, Newcastle

12th October – Soundhouse, Leicester

13th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester

14th October – Esquires, Bedford

15th October – Louisiana, Bristol

17th October – Latest Music Bar, Brighton

18th October – St Pancras Old Church, London

Ready The Horses album released September 29th 2017 on DECCA/ Universal