Peter Wolf To Release Eighth Studio Album, A Cure For Loneliness

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Widely known as the frontman of the popular rock and roll band The J. Geils Band, Peter Wolf will return to his musical roots on his forthcoming eighth studio album, A Cure For Loneliness. The new release drops on April 8 and will be Wolf’s first for the Beverly Hills-based Concord Records.

The 12-song album features a collection of both covers and originals, heavily influenced by blues, R&B and country music. Nine of the album’s tracks are originals, four of which Wolf co-wrote with longtime collaborator and Grammy-winning songwriter Will Jennings. The album’s full track list can be seen below.

The new album also features a reworking of Wolf’s song “Love Stinks,” which became a hit for The J. Geils band off their 1980 album of the same name. For A Cure For Loneliness, Wolf brings a bluegrass interpretation to the originally synth-heavy track.

Wolf’s most recent effort is also unique for blending both studio and live recordings into one comprehensive record.

“Performing in front of an audience is one of the things I enjoy most, and it’s a different energy from the energy that comes out in the studio,” Wolf said of the decision in a press release. “So mixing studio and live tracks is like using different lighting for different scenes in a film.”

In advance of the record, Wolf has already given fans a taste of both types of “lighting,” releasing the studio recording “Peace of Mind” and a live cut of “Wastin’ Time.” Both tracks can be streamed on Spotify.

Wolf will hit the road for a short string of gigs in support of A Cure For Loneliness, and a list of tour dates can be found below.


  1. Rolling On
  2. It Was Always So Easy (To Find an Unhappy Woman)
  3. Peace of Mind
  4. How Do You
  5. Fun for a While
  6. Wasting Time
  7. Some Other Time, Some Other Place
  8. It’s Raining
  9. Love Stinks
  10. Mr. Mistake
  11. Tragedy
  12. Stranger


April 9          Philadelphia, PA             World Cafe Live

April 29        Hartford, CT                   Infinity Music Hall

April 30        Fall River, MA                 Narrows Center for the Arts

May 1          Londonderry, NH            Tupelo Music Hall

May 5          Norfolk, CT                     Infinity Music Hall

May 6          New York, NY                 Bowery Ballroom

May 11        Portland, ME                  Port City Music Hall

May 12        Somerville, MA               Somerville Theatre

May 13        Albany, NY                      The Egg

May 19        Ann Arbor, MI                  The Ark

May 20        Ann Arbor, MI                  The Ark

May 21        Chicago, IL                      Park West

June 7         Cleveland, OH                 Music Box Supper Club


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