<![CDATA[My Site - News]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:09:41 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Hulaween Announces Artist Lineup for Oct. 27-29, 2017 at SOSMP]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:59:02 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/hulaween-announces-artist-lineup-for-oct-27-29-2017-at-sosmpPicture
SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK & CAMPGROUND, LIVE OAK, FLA (Press Release) - Suwannee Hulaween, a diverse music and arts experience at the historic Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla., has revealed the musical lineup for its Oct. 27-29, 2017 event. Celebrating its fifth year, Suwannee Hulaween will offer a wide-reaching exposé of live and electronic music’s finest to soundtrack a fully immersive creative journey.

Hulaween attendees may find themselves entranced by the world-leading instrumentative wonder of The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Ween, GRiZ, Run The Jewels, Nick Murphy (Chet Faker), RL Grime, Portugal. The Man, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Disco Biscuits, Claude Vonstroke, Vince Staples, Greensky Bluegrass, Marian Hill, Kamasi Washington, Lettuce, Beats Antique, Benevento/Russo Duo, FKJ, Moon Taxi, Stick Figure, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Big Wild, The Polish Ambassador, Keys N Krates, Destructo, Shiba San, Manic Focus, Here Come The Mummies, Tonkimonsta, Future Rock, Spafford, Jacob Banks, Space Jesus, TAUK, Tank & The Bangas, The Jerry Douglas Band, Dumpstaphunk, Crywolf, Poolside, The Nth Power, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Russ Liquid Test, BIG Something, Phantoms, Michal Menert, Son Little, Marco Benevento, Jon Stickley Trio, Magic City Hippies, Aqueous, Acoustic Syndicate, Shak Nasti, The Galbraith Group, King Baby, Displace, Heather Gillis Band, Cadillac Jones, The Resolvers and Lemon City Trio!

The Thursday Pre-Party will feature Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, Liquid Stranger, The Devil Makes Three, Lettuce, EOTO & Friends, Spafford, Zach Deputy, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Elohim, Protohype, Buku, The Nth Power, Southern Avenue, Great Peacock, Custard Pie, Ecology and The Getbye.

The String Cheese Incident will remain at the helm of Hulaween, lending their creative vision and experiences touring as one of the world’s most sought after Jam acts to help shape the iconic look and feel of their flagship festival.
This movement shaping event offers its loyal followers a doorway into a visionary paradise, a channel into a reality defined by boundless surprises and exploration. Suwannee Hulaween’s five year anniversary will fuse a diversely curated musical lineup with awe-inspiring art installations, live performance, yoga, workshops, a speaker series and a slew of interactive activities to get lost in.
It remains the artistic triumph of Hulaween’s fully immersive inventive playground of Spirit Lake, which continues to define the multi-faceted Suwannee voyage. Psychedelic media arts, other worldly lighting design and bewitching projections lure attendees deeper into the wooded lakeside oasis where they may encounter live performers and of course, costumed fans embedded into this wildly collaborative passage.
Suwannee Hulaween has built its reputation on an unparalleled combination of world-class musical talent, finely curated artistic programming and a stunning natural location. It is such attention to detail and dedication to immersion that offers Hulaween attendees a truly peak experience.
The 2017 festival will also feature a fully programmed Thursday pre-party Oct. 26 at Spirit Lake with musical offerings from the likes of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, Lettuce, Liquid Stranger, The Devil Makes Three, EOTO & Friends, Zach Deputy, Kyle Hollingsworth Band and more.
In co-producer/talent buyer Michael Harrison Berg’s own words on Suwannee Hulaween’s fifth year, “Suwannee Hulaween, our flagship event, turns five this year and feels like it's finally flowered into a grown up. Between the ever evolving and diverse musical line up with a curated blend of jam, dance music, rock, and hip hop, along with the experiential art experience of the Spirit Lake installation, back dropped by the natural beauty of the Spanish Moss laden oak tree forest at Spirit of the Suwannee, there is no better Halloween party in the world. Five years ago, we set out to take The String Cheese Incident's annual Halloween bash, and grow it into a full scale festival. Now, we have the honor of producing an event we'd personally want to be at. We've watched the process come and go full circle as we've grown together with the most loyal and dedicated fan base we've ever witnessed in our collective career. For our 5th anniversary in 2017, we plan to level up across the board.”
Set in the midst of 800-acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the Suwannee River and complete with the largest bat house in the Southeast U.S., Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is one of the most beautiful live music venues in the country. The park also offers guest comforts including a general store, full-service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms, water stations and more.

For more information, tickets, and VIP packages for Suwannee Hulaween 2017, please visit www.suwanneehulaween.com.

If you would like to rent one of our beautiful cabins, a spot to park your RV/camper or primitive camp for this or one of our many other exciting events such our July 4th Get-A-Way or just need additional info, please call the SOSMP at 386-364-1683, email spirit@musicliveshere.com or go to www.musicliveshere.com. The SOSMP is located 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 at the beautiful Suwannee River off US 129 at 3076 95th Drive in Live Oak, Fla. We are always excited to see longtime and new friends!
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<![CDATA[Richard Thompson to Release Acoustic Classics Vol 2]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:16 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/richard-thompson-to-release-acoustic-classics-vol-2Picture
(Press Release) Celebrated guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson will release Acoustic Classics Vol. II on his own Beeswing record label, distributed via Proper, on August 11. Richard will play Cropredy Festival in August, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fairport Convention and tour the UK in October.

On the heels of the success of Acoustic Classics in 2014, Acoustic Classics Vol. II will feature acoustic renderings of classic songs from the Richard Thompson catalogue, some previously recorded by other singers, some previously available only in a band format. A second album Acoustic Raritieswill be released later in the year featuring new recordings of some of the more obscure songs in the Thompson catalogue, some previously existing only as cover versions.

Special three-disc vinyl LP and double CD versions of both albums together will be released exclusively via Pledge Music: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/richardthompson

Tracklisting for Acoustic Classics II 

1. She Twists The Knife Again – 2:49
2. The Ghost Of You Walks – 4:41
3. Genesis Hall – 3:30
4. Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair – 2:29
5. A Heart Needs A Home – 3:27
6. Pharaoh – 4:26
7. Gethsemane – 5:13
8. Devonside – 3:06
9. Meet On The Ledge – 3:06
10. Keep Your Distance – 3:35
11. Bathsheba Smiles – 3:33
12. Crazy Man Michael – 4:24
13. Guns Are The Tongues – 6:06
14. Why Must I Plead? – 4:09

A hugely popular live performer, Thompson will tour the UK in October 2017, including the very first concert at the newly-established London Bridge Theatre, which is now sold out and a second London show at Cadogan Hall. Dates are as follows:

Serious and UTA present: RICHARD THOMPSON Plus support Josienne Clarke + Ben Walker

Wed 11 October Brighton Dome
Thu 12 October Guildford G-Live
Fri 13 October Poole Lighthouse
Sat 14 October Bristol Colston Hall
Sun 15 October Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
Tue 17 October Edinburgh Usher Hall
Wed 18 October Gateshead Sage
Thu 19 October Salford Lowry
Sat 21 October Saffron Walden Saffron Hall
Sun 22 October Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Mon 23 October London Cadogan Hall  *EXTRA DATE on sale Friday 
Wed 25 October Sheffield City Hall
Thu 26 October Leicester de Montfort Hall
Fri 27 October Basingstoke Anvil
Sat 28 October Norwich Theatre Royal
Mon 30 October London Bridge Theatre  SOLD OUT

Ground-breaking group Fairport Convention, co-founded by Thompson as a teenager in the ‘60s, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and Richard will play Fairport’s annual Cropredy Festival, which takes place August 10-12, to mark the occasion.

Richard Thompson was recently named by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time and is one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received multiple awards, including Lifetime Achievement Awards at the BBC Folk Awards and the US and UK Americana Music Association Awards, as well as Mojo’s Les Paul Award and an Ivor Novello Award for song writing. Thompson was appointed OBE in the 2011 New Year Honours List. Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and many others have recorded his songs.

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<![CDATA[Christian Lopez To Release RED ARROW On September 22nd]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:42:45 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/christian-lopez-to-release-red-arrow-on-september-22ndPicture
Nashville, TN — Singer-songwriter-guitarist Christian Lopez will release his sophomore album Red Arrow (Blaster Records) on September 22nd. Produced by Marshall Altman, the album illustrates the next chapter in the artistic maturity and sonic evolution of this promising young artist.

Lopez’s debut release Onward (2015) was produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, and received accolades from a wide variety of press outlets including Associated PressSouthern LivingNo Depression and The Bluegrass Situation. He was featured as a Rolling Stone Country’s “Best Newcomer” while American Songwriter called him “...an artist with a rich career ahead of him.” 

In notable contrast to his debut album, Red Arrow finds Lopez sharing some of the songwriting duties this time around, something he says just developed naturally. “So much of the previous record was written at home in West Virginia, long before I had a record deal,” he explains. “I had developed into a solo writer just out of circumstance. But touring and sharing a lot of time and miles with so many other inspiring musicians just lends itself to the spirit of collaboration.”

That spirit permeated the time Lopez spent writing material for Red Arrow, leading to collaborations with road friends and noted writers alike, including Dave Berg, Liz Longley, Gabe Dixon and Mindy Smith. It was the combination of the time Lopez spent in those writing sessions along with the new ideas and melodies that he’s constantly crafting on his own that enabled the growth evident on Red Arrow.

An innocence informs “Swim The River,” through lyrics that conjure the thrill of young love. On “Don’t Wanna Say Goodnight,” Lopez kicks into high gear, riding by the rockabilly rhythm as if hearing it for the first time.

On “Caramel,” which features Lopez accompanied by Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids on backing vocals and acoustic guitar, he sings of the wear and tear on the heart, a universal experience for a young man.  

Among the true standouts on the album is a track Lopez did pen himself. Titled “Steel On The Water,” the song was written as he spent time aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis performing for the crew as it journeyed to port after an extended tour of duty. Lopez was so profoundly moved by the stories shared with him by the young men and women of the crew, most of whom were very close to his own age, that he felt compelled to write about the experience even before returning to port.

A native and resident of West Virginia, Lopez’s style has been influenced by a variety of artists ranging from Kris Kristofferson, to the neo-Americana sounds of The Avett Brothers to writers like Jackson Browne and James Taylor. As his style continues to evolve, Lopez’s music comfortably resides in the center of a triangle where country, the Laurel Canyon sound and pop sensibility connect.

Red Arrow documents the next page in the journey of an artist with the road wide open ahead of him. 
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<![CDATA[Peter Himmelman to Play Rockwood Music Hall NYC 7/26]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:31:04 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/peter-himmelman-to-play-rockwood-music-hall-nyc-726PictureCourtesy: Conqueroo
Wednesday, July 26 
Rockwood Music Hall NYC

196 Allen Street
Showtime: 8pm.; Tickets: $20

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1464872

Critically hailed singer, songwriter, and author Peter Himmelman is gearing up for the August 11 release of his new album There Is No Calamity which was produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos.  

There Is No Calamity’s existence arose with a touch of serendipity. The Minnesota-bred, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter has had recent conversations with musician friends over the dilemma they are facing: “Why make a record these days, especially when no one's buying them?” For Himmelman, the answer is easy: songwriters need to write songs and need to record them, and then get them out into the world. Making an album also, in Himmelman’s words, “taps into something I loved as a kid when a record was something cool.”  

Be sure to see Himmelman perform songs from the upcoming release on Wednesday, 
July 26th. Details above.

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<![CDATA[Kate Grom Releases Video for "Whistle Cry"]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:21:54 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/kate-grom-releases-video-for-whistle-cryPictureCourtesy: Magician Media
Kate Grom recently premiered the video for "Whistle Cry," the lead track on her debut album, Heroine, which was released this past February. The song was inspired by her soul-searching European travels, with music drawing influences from a vintage vinyl collection of classic rock and country greats ranging from Fleetwood Mac to Emmylou Harris, as well as her college years experiencing the Nashville music scene.

In addition to songwriting, Kate Grom is a world champion horsewoman, so it was a natural fit for her to be riding Beauty Queen (aka Beauty) and Perfect Vengeance (aka Ace), with her leading man (on screen & off!), actor Chase Burnett, on Hancock Gray Bar (aka Blue) in the “Whistle Cry” video, which you can watch HERE.  

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<![CDATA[Dennie Hall to Release Debut Single “Painkiller” (Feat. Camille Rae) on June 30th]]>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:50:52 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/dennie-hall-to-release-debut-single-painkiller-feat-camille-rae-on-june-30thPicture
10% of downloads will be donated to Celebrate Recovery

(Nashville, Tenn. – June 26, 2017 Press Release) Break The Cycle Entertainment’s Dennie Hall will release his debut single, “Painkiller,” featuring Camille Rae on June 30th. The single will be available via iTunes, Spotify, and all other digital retailers. To preview, click here

Dually produced by Don Kerce at Anarchy and Shawn Gough at Break The Cycle Entertainment in Nashville, “Painkiller” was co-written by Greg Barnhill,Stephen Pasch, and Kristian Bergsnes. The song was composed to help and inspire encouragement to listeners who struggle with substance abuse.

“You have to push beyond the hard times to reach the better,” said Hall. “When I first heard this song I wasn't sold on recording it. I then thought about how this song could help one person or maybe more. I think lots of people will relate to this song because everyone has experienced happiness walk out of their life in some shape or form… love, a job opportunity, whatever have you… but abusing a substance won’t fix the situation.” 

For every download of “Painkiller,” 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Cross Link Community Church’s Celebrate Recovery in Hall’s hometown to raise awareness about depression and alcohol/drug abuse. A music video is currently in the final stages of production and is expected to release later this summer. 

Hall’s biggest influence is Tim McGraw and he has often been told his voice resembles the country superstar. Hall has opened for numerous major label artists from the rising duo LoCash to the legendary Ronnie Milsap. The previous single “Hollerwood” landed at No. 94 on MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart.

Originally from Grove City, Ohio, Hall came of age on a 50-acre farm where his family raised their own livestock and vegetable garden. Hall spent much of his adolescence in church where he sang gospel with his mother and sisters. Referred to as The Hall Family, Hall and his family travelled through Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia to perform and entertain. At the age of 21, Hall graduated from the local police academy where he went on to work with US Marshalls and donate his time to other law enforcement departments before concentrating on his passion for music.  

For more information on Dennie Hall, visit www.DennieHall.com or follow onFacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

For more information about Cross Link Community Church’s Celebrate Recovery, visit www.CelebrateRecovery.com.
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<![CDATA[Korby Lenker to Play Rockwood Music Hall July 11th]]>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:36:26 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/korby-lenker-to-play-rockwood-music-hall-july-11thPictureLenker recording “Book Nerd” at Parnassus Books in Nashville. Courtesy: Conqueroo
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Korby Lenker will showcase songs from his upcoming album, Thousand Springs, when he plays Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on July 11th. 

Forgoing the studio, Lenker recorded Thousand Springs wherever he found inspiration - the mountains of his Idaho youth, a Nashville mom & pop bookstore, his father's mortuary, and other remote locales - and the result is a twelve song collection that is personal, delicate, and intimate. Pre-order the album HERE. Show details below.




Tuesday, July 11th
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3

On Your Radar feat. Cricket BlueLisa Bastoni, and Korby Lenker 
​Hosted by John Platt from WFUV

185 Orchard St.
Showtime: 7 p.m.; Tickets: $15
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1485382

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<![CDATA[LIFE IS A STORY Sweetly Sung On New Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Album Due August 25]]>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:34:20 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/life-is-a-story-sweetly-sung-on-new-doyle-lawson-quicksilver-album-due-august-25Picture
Nashville, TN (June 26, 2017 Press Release) - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver bring unparalleled storytelling to fans on August 25 with the 12-track wonder LIFE IS A STORY.  Described by Lawson as a mix of Bluegrass styles "from the middle of the road to the very traditional," the album never strays from the heart of the genre.  "So much of what makes good Bluegrass and Country music compelling comes down to great songwriters - and the stories told in their songs," Lawson observes.  "Life itself is really a continuous story that embraces the beginning, the middle and inevitable ending."  LIFE IS A STORY, and here it is sweetly sung.  Fans can pre-order the digital release HERE. 

Produced by Lawson and recorded in Sparta, Tennessee for Mountain Home Music Company, the new album features patriarch Doyle's signature Lead and Baritone vocals, Mandolin and Mandola, and includes members:  Josh Swift (Resophonic Guitar, Acoustic Lead Guitar and Percussion); Joe Dean (Banjo and Guitar); Dustin Pyrtle (Lead and Tenor vocals, Guitar); Eli Johnston (Lead and Baritone vocals, Bass) and Stephen Burwell (Fiddles).  It is a massive array of talent that forms a powerful - and immediately identifiable musical force.  
 
TRACK LISTING
"Kids These Days" (Alex Dooley, Tom Botkin, Kevin Denny)
"Little Girl" (Harley Lee Allen)
"Life Of A Hard Workin' Man" (Joe Dean, Eli Johnston, Dustin Pyrtle)
"Life To My Days" (Jerry Salley, Lee Black, Devin McGlamery)
"I See A Heartbreak Comin'" (Doyle Lawson, Paul M. Humphrey)
"Guitar Case" (Donna Ulisse, Marc Rossi)
"What Am I Living For" (Fred Jay, Art Harris)
"Bluegrass Blues" (Kieran Francis Kane, James Paul O'Hara)
"Derailed" (Paula Breedlove, Brad Davis)
"Love Lives Again" (George Richey, Carmol Taylor, Norris D. Wilson)
"Cry Across Kansas" (Dale Pyatt, Mike Evans)
"Drivin' It Home" (Jerry Salley, Kerry Kurt Phillips)
 
The circular nature of life is highlighted in the lead off track, "Kids These Days," which Dustin Pyrtle sings in a nuanced tone that reflects on innocence, lyrically invoking the perfect memories of childhood.  "Little Girl," a #1 Country hit for John Michael Montgomery written by the late Harley Allen, was a crew favorite that made the project because Doyle heard it sung so often at sound check.  "They love that song," recalls Lawson.  "And the more I listened, the more I loved it too."  The inspiring "Life To My Days," the offering's first "grat-track," was written by friend and fellow hit songwriter Jerry Salley.
  
Band members Joe Dean, Eli Johnston and Dustin Pyrtle co-wrote "Life Of A Hardworking Man" while the group was in the studio recording the new project.   "We already had the album title," Lawson notes.  "The guys wanted to create a character within the narrative - and so they crafted this hammer-banging, big machine thumping tale of a typical working man."   No life story would be considered complete without a bit of heartache, so Doyle and frequent co-writer Paul Humphrey sat down to write a song acknowledging that reality.  The result is the fiddle-laced traditional Bluegrass "I See A Heartbreak Comin'."
 
ABOUT DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER
With nearly 40 albums to their credit, the group has won numerous major awards, including seven International Bluegrass Music Association Vocal Group of the Year honors.  For his contributions to cultural heritage as a musical trailblazer, Doyle received the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship award in 2006, and was inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame in 2012.  DLQ is an influential force in today's Bluegrass world, and their last two releases (IN SESSION, BURDEN BEARER) received back-to-back Grammy nominations in 2016 and 2017, respectively. 

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
FB: https://www.facebook.com/doylelawsonofficial/
Twitter: @DLQuicksilver   https://twitter.com/DLQuicksilver
Website: http://www.DoyleLawson.com
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<![CDATA[David Rawlings Announces New Album Poor David’s Almanack, Out August 11th]]>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:28:02 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/david-rawlings-announces-new-album-poor-davids-almanack-out-august-11thPicture
(Press Release) Acclaimed songwriter and guitarist David Rawlings will release his freshly pressed third album, Poor David’s Almanack, on August 11th via Acony Records. For Poor David’s Almanack, Rawlings leaves the Dave Rawlings Machine moniker behind and serves up a wry mixture of acoustic and electric music rich in ageless American vernacular. The album of ten new songs was crafted by studio wizards Ken Scott (Beatles, David Bowie) and Matt Andrews on analog tape during a week of sessions at legendary Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.  Rawlings and longtime compatriot Gillian Welch joined together with Willie Watson, Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas, Ketch Secor, and Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes to produce an album for all seasons.

The touring iteration of Rawlings’ band, the all-star Dave Rawlings Machine, will embark on the first leg of a national tour this August to support Poor DavidsAlmanackas well as perform favorites from the first two Dave Rawlings Machine recordsA Friend of A Friend and Nashville Obsolete. Full list of dates below and you can find more info here.

Poor David’s Almanack marks the 8th studio collaboration between Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Their creative partnership spans over two decades and includes the GRAMMY-nominated The Harrow and the Harvest (2011), the much lauded and latest Rawlings release, Nashville Obsolete, which landed on numerous 2015 year-end best‐of lists, and the 2001 GRAMMY-nominated masterpiece Time (The Revelator).  All releases are available on Acony Records, the independent label they founded in 2001.  In recognition of their remarkable career, Welch and Rawlings were honored with the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in 2015 and the Berklee American Masters Award in 2016.

David RawlingsPoor DavidsAlmanack Track List
01 Midnight Train
02 Money Is The Meat In The Coconut
03 Cumberland Gap
04 Airplane
05 Lindsey Button
06 Come On Over My House
07 Guitar Man
08 Yup
09 Good God A Woman
10 Put 'Em Up Solid

Preorder the album here.

Dave Rawlings Machine Tour Dates – Tickets at davidrawlingsmusic.com/tour 

August 16 /// Louisville, KY /// WL Lyons Brown Theatre
August 17 /// St. Louis, MO /// Sheldon Concert Hall
August 18 /// Kansas City, MO /// Folly Theater
August 20 /// Lyons, CO /// Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
August 23 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Pantages Theatre
August 24 /// Madison, WI /// The Capitol Theater
August 25 /// Chicago, IL /// Thalia Hall          
August 26 /// Bloomington, IN /// The Bluebird

More dates to be announced soon.

www.davidrawlingsmusic.com
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<![CDATA[Bash & Pop's Debut Album 'Friday Night is Killing Me' Coming from Omnivore Sept. 8th]]>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:42:59 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/bash-pops-debut-album-friday-night-is-killing-me-coming-from-omnivore-sept-8thPicture
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Press Release) — When the Replacements called it quits in 1991, founding member Tommy Stinson missed playing in a band with great chemistry and whose members all shared the same vision. He recruited then-Replacements drummer Steve Foley, Foley’s brother Kevin, and Steve Brantseg to form a new band — Bash & Pop.

Recorded with producer Don Smith (Cracker, Keith Richards, John Hiatt) and with help from Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, Americana icon Greg LeiszWire Train’s Jeff Trott, and more, the band’s debut album, Friday Night Is Killing Me, arrived in January of 1993. It combined stellar performances and a renewed energy, something many felt the last few Replacements records were missing.

Friday Night Is Killing Me returns via Omnivore Recordings on September 8, 2017 — on the heels of this year’s new Bash & Pop album and tour. (The band will be heading out with the Psychedelic Furs across the U.S. this summer and fall.) In addition to the original 11-track release, an 18-track bonus disc adds rare singles and B-sides, their contribution to the soundtrack of the 1994 film Clerks, and a whopping 15 previously unissued performances (encompassing the entire second disc). The packaging contains photos and a new essay from Bob Mehr, author of the acclaimed bestseller Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements.

The reissue was produced by the Replacements’ former manager Peter Jesperson and Omnivore’s Grammy® Award-winning Cheryl Pawelski. It was mastered by Bash & Pop bassist Justin Perkins. 

While many are discovering Bash & Pop for the first time on their current tour, and via their new release, the time is right to reintroduce the record that started it all — Friday Night Is Killing Me.  

Disc One:
1. Never Aim To Please
2. Hang Ups
3. Loose Ends

4. One More Time
5. Tickled To Tears
6. Nothing
7. Fast & Hard
8. Friday Night (Is Killing Me)
9. He Means It
10. Tiny Pieces
11. First Steps  

Disc Two:
1. Never Aim To Please (Home Demo) *
2. First Ups (Home Demo) *
3. Hang Ups (Home Demo) *

4. Tiny Pieces (Home Demo) *

5. Situation

6. Harboring A Fugitive

7. Making Me Sick

8. Nothing (Alternate Version) *

9. One More Time (Alternate Version) *
10. He Means It (Alternate Version) *
11. Loose Ends (Alternate Version) *
12. Hang Ups (Alternate Version) *

13. Tickled To Tears (Alternate Version) *
14. Fast & Hard (Alternate Version) *
15. Friday Night (Is Killing Me) (Alternate Version) *

16. Tiny Pieces (Alternate Version) *
17. Never Aim To Please (Alternate Version) *
18. Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace (Instrumental) *

Previously Unissued   

Brooklyn Vegan premiered a previously unissued track, "Never Aim to Please (Home Demo)" http://bit.ly/2tWEJe9

Watch the Bash & Pop trailer: https://youtu.be/Px0xa6auTPo
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