For the past 20 years, Solas (pronounced Suh-less) has held the torch of Irish-American roots music high, traveling the world as the premiere band of their generation, and on Feb 7 they're bringing their definitive Irish-American roots music to City Winery in New York City! Solas has inspired countless artists, redefined how we think of Irish music, and created a sound that’s remarkably cohesive across eleven albums and a legacy of some of the best Irish vocalists. Now in 2016, Solas is bringing together everyone who’s been in the band over these 20 years for an all-star, one-time lineup on this new album, All These Years.
Sunday, Feb 7: New York, NY
155 Varick Street New York, NY 10013
Doors at 6pm/Show at 8pm. Tickets $25 - $35
(Press Release) Soulful southern rockers, The Vegabonds, are celebrating the release of their latest album, What We’re Made Of, with a tour spanning across the southeast. This highly anticipated 12-song journey is their fourth project as a group and the first release they have had since 2012. After seven years of touring the world, a few original projects under their belt and an unwavering devotion to their craft, The Vegabonds have completed what might be considered their best work thus far. What We’re Made Of consists of hard-hitting songs that don’t hesitate to touch on real-life situations like growing up, moving on, heartbreak, love, loss and the struggles that accompany it all.
Matt Andersen has been enthralling audiences with his one-of-a-kind performance across the world for years. On February 26th, this multi-award winning New Brunswick belter will release his seventh studio album Honest Man via True North Records. The follow up to his 2014 JUNO Award nominated album Weightless, Honest Man sees the powerhouse songwriter pushing himself into new territory. Earlier today, Relix Magazine premiered the new title track claiming "Andersen continues to expand on his soulful blues palette."
LISTEN: Matt Andersen - "Honest Man" http://www.relix.com/blogs/detail/song_premiere_matt_andersen_honest_man
"'Honest Man' is a plea for people to avoid getting caught up in the circus of pounding fists and hollow promises, to search for the ones who are really out there to do the right thing and move forward, not backward," Andersen told Relix. "What got me thinking about this idea was an editorial cartoon of Trump and Sanders at a press conference. The cartoon clearly depicted that the press was much more interested in catching Trump's 'car accident' speech - the kind you hate to see but can't look away from - and ignoring Sanders who was trying to touch on the real issues."
Recorded in New York last fall with producer Commissioner Gordon (Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, Santana, Quincy Jones) Honest Man is Andersen's most accessible album to date, with Gordon adding a depth of production that previous records only hinted at. Matching this, Andersen has written ten songs that explore both the political and personal. In addition to the political cartoon-inspired title track, "Let's Get Back" has Andersen thinking about how his country as a nation has changed, but not for the better. "All The Way" takes a more personal approach as he sings about the decision to fully commit to a relationship while "I'm Giving In" muses about the moments leading up to that commitment. Honest Man is a watershed album full of transcendent musical moments that should elevate the songwriter from internationally acclaimed to world renowned.
First single "Let's Get Back" can be streamed via YouTube or Soundcloud.
With over 5 million views on YouTube, a 2013 European Blues Award, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. In addition to headlining major festivals, clubs, and theatres through the world, he has shared the stage and toured with Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Bachman, Little Feat, Jonny Lang, and more. Andersen has won the 2013 Euro Blues Award for Best Solo/Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and nabbed the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Since the release of Weightless in early 2014, Andersen has received a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold award, and a Maple Blues Award for Male Vocalist of the Year.
On January 29th, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Miranda Lee Richards will release a new album Echoes Of The Dreamtime on Invisible Hands Music. The collection of eight psychedelic folk songs was recorded in her home with production from Rick Parker who has worked with the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Lord Huron.
This week, Echoes Of The Dreamtime is premiering exclusively at Noisey:
The inaugural G Fest is poised to become THE eclectic music event of the year! Located in Muskogee, Oklahoma, G Fest will be held June 16-18, 2016. In addition to it's already super cool line-up. Newly announced artists include:
Aubrie Sellers, Ricochet, Full Flava Kings, Paul Benjaman Band with Don White, Nicnos, The Cherokee Maidens, KALO, Darell Christopher & The Ingredients, The Bonham Brothers, The Red Dirt Rangers, Mountain Smoke, Hosty Duo, Desi & Cody, Carter Sampson,Brujoroots, BC and The Big Rig, Jana Jae and Head for the Hills!
They will join previously-announced performers Merle Haggard, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Swon Brothers, Marty Stuart, Turnpike Troubadours, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, John Fullbright, Paul Thorn Band,Byron Berline Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Quebe Sisters and Uncle Lucius at Hatbox Field in Muskogee, June 16-18.
General Admission tickets are available for $89, and VIP Reserved Seating and VIP Party Pit tickets for $299 until February 8. VIP Reserved Seating and VIP Party Pit gives ticket holders access to an exclusive area directly in front of the stage, parking, designated bathrooms and a separate bar.
For fans wanting the true G Fest experience, primitive camping is available starting at $80 and RV camping starting at $325.
G Fest is funded through a joint effort by The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, The City of Muskogee, City of Muskogee Foundation and Muskogee Tourism. Net proceeds of the event will be used to further the mission of the OMHOF and further develop the infrastructure of the Hatbox complex for future festivals.
(Press Release) The Barr Brothers are thrilled to be supporting My Morning Jacket on four U.S. tour dates this spring, including a stop in Colorado at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre. All dates are listed below.
The Barr Brothers' second album, Sleeping Operator, was released in late 2014 on Secret City Records and the band hasn't stopped working since, sharing stages with The War on Drugs, Shakey Graves, and Calexico among many others. From a feature interview with NPR's Weekend Edition, a Morning Becomes Eclectic performance on KCRW, and performances on CBS Saturday Morning and the Late Show with David Letterman, raves for the album and band were heard all over the world. In celebration of, and in conjunction with, these U.S. tour dates with My Morning Jacket, The Barr Brothers will be releasing a limited edition 10" colored vinyl of their 2015 EP Alta Falls.
April 27 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion *
April 28 - Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center *
May 26 - Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Lawn *
May 29 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks *
* w/ My Morning Jacket
Posting because it's in my backyard and I like Kid Rock.....
NASHVILLE, TN – January 21, 2016 (Press Release)– Kid Rock has been named as the third and final headliner at the 4th Annual Taste of Country Music Festival, the Northeast’s premiere 3-day country music festival. The Festival will be held June 10-12, 2016 at Hunter Mountain Resort (Hunter, NY) in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County.
Kid Rock will join Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen – who were previously announced as headliners – as well as Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Frankie Ballard, Eric Paslay, Old Dominion, Neal McCoy, The Swon Brothers, The Cadillac Three, Jana Kramer, Chris Janson, Outshyne and Annie Bosko on the TOC stage in 2016.
This marks Kid Rock’s first appearance at the Taste of Country Music Festival. The artist’s latest album, First Kiss, debuted at No. 1 on theBillboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart. Rolling Stone declared, “There’s no arguing with music offered with this degree of energy, joy and conviction,” and that “The Kid has no intention of aging gracefully — happily, he's as ornery and open-hearted as ever.”
“Kid Rock’s cross-over country has wide appeal and lends itself nicely to the Festival, which features every genre of Country music,” said Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President, Live Events, Townsquare Media Inc. “And without a doubt, his high-energy live performance is second to none – we can’t wait for Kid to take the stage."
The Bud Light Stage, featuring a diverse mix of rising country music talent, will once again be part of the festival’s array of entertainment. Logan Brill, Adley Stump, Amanda Watkins, Keith Walker, Jake Worthington, McKenna Faith and Dylan Jakobsen are scheduled to perform. Additional information about the Bud Light Stage can be found on the Taste of Country Music Festival website, and will be posted on the Festival’s social media sites.
Tickets for the Taste of Country Music Festival are on sale at www.tasteofcountryfestival.com. General admission tickets start at only $175 for a 3-day pass, available for a limited time only. VIP packages start at $529 for a 3-day VIP “Outlaw” pass, with “Super Outlaw” options available as well.
For more information visit www.tasteofcountryfestival.com, Taste of Country Music Festival at Facebook or by following @TOCFestival on Twitter and Instagram.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Jan. 22, 2016 Press Release) – Four-time GRAMMY nominee and Warner Bros. recording artist Brandy Clark kicks off the new year by releasing her new single “Girl Next Door” today at all digital retailers. The song, written by Clark, Jessie Jo Dillon and Shane McAnally, will impact country radio on Feb. 16.
“I am thrilled to start this year by releasing new music!” said the CMA Award winner. “The response to ‘Girl Next Door’ from both my concert audiences and the country radio stations I have visited has been so positive and strong. I can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
(Los Angeles – Press Release) The New Year is starting off with a bang for singer/songwriter, and former Dwight Yoakam multi-instrumentalist, BRIAN WHELAN as he sets out to release his sophomore solo album, Sugarland, on March 25, 2016
Sugarland boldly throws WHELAN’s hat into a ring crowded with the likes of genre-giants John Fullbright, Sturgill Simpson, Mike Stinson, and Jason Isbell. Co-Produced by fellow Yoakam-ite and current drummer Mitch Marine, alongside Lee Pardini (Bass, Keys, Vocals), WHELAN, a music school graduate from USC, plays almost anything with keys or strings -- steel guitar, accordion, piano. On Sugarland, his skills are put to the test as he employs a series of various musical instruments on these crisp, streamlined, mostly mid-tempo, pop rock tunes. This is the WHELAN style of music that goes straight to the heart recalling the heyday of great radio. His jangling, straight-ahead tunes like “Sugarland”, “Talk To Me” and “We Got It All,” clearly pronounce that WHELAN’s grown as a songwriter, arranger, and vocalist.
(NASHVILLE, TN Press Release) - One of the most highly anticipated albums of the new year is and then there's this ... from beloved bluegrass group, The Grascals. The numbers are in and the new album makes its debut on the Billboard Magazine Bluegrass Album Chart in the top spot.
Previously named "Album of the Month" as the result of a reader poll on the entertainment site, The Boot, and then there's this ... now sits firmly at the #1 spot for album sales in its debut week.
The Grascals are three-time GRAMMY® nominees and have twice been named International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year. They’ve made numerous appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, including a recent appearance to celebrate the new release. Their many nationally syndicated television appearances; including The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show, CBS' The Talk, Marie and Fox & Friends; have helped to introduce bluegrass music to new audiences.