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Waylon Speed, a four-piece alt country band hailing from Burlington, VT, will be playing Hill Country Live in Manhattan on May 29th. Formed in 2009, the band is comprised of Noah Crowther, Reverend Chad Hammaker, Kelly Ravin and Justin Crowther. The band has earned a loyal following through their energetic live shows, intelligent songwriting and unique fusion of honky-tonk and punk.
The Washington Post has described their sound as "a cross between Metallica and The Lumineers," with an added "dash of Prince showmanship." True to their genre-bridging persona, they've shared the stage with an eclectic list of acts from Elvis Costello and Jane's Addiction to Little Feat and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, just to name a few.
The band released their second full length album, Kin, on April 29th, 2014.
Showtime is 9pm and there is no cover
About Hill Country Live:
Featuring roots, Americana, and alt-country concerts inspired by the Austin music scene, Hill Country Live offers live music five to seven nights a week in state-of-the-art performance venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Washington DC. Curated by music business veteran Jessie Scott, Hill Country Live has established itself as the regional home for Americana music, hosting performances by legends such as Billy Joe Shaver, Rosanne Cash, Norah Jones, Dale Watson, Asleep at the Wheel, Shooter Jennings, and live music events in partnership with the Americana Music Association, SXSW, WFUV, NASH-FM, WHN and New Orleans' Export NOLA.
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Award-winning country artist Travis Tritt has released a new single, “That’s What Dreamers Do.”
The heart-touching ballad resonates with dreamers of all kinds and embraces the struggles and joys of being a dreamer. The song features a full string arrangement, which was composed by melvin MAESTRO lightford of Lightworks Muzik.
Tritt wrote the song for the independent biopic film, As Dreamers Do, which he narrates. The film is based on the early life of Walt Disney. You can view the trailer for the film at www.WaltMovie.com.
“That’s What Dreamers Do” is Tritt’s second single release since forming Post Oak Recordings. Tritt formed the label in 2012 and released his full length album The Calm After... Included on the album is a duet with Tritt’s daughter, Tyler Reese. The song, “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough,” is a cover of the 1980s pop hit.
2014 has already proven to be a busy year for the Marietta, Georgia native, who is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his music career. Earlier this year, Tritt filmed a live DVD from the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn. which will be released later this year.
Travis Tritt’s chart-topping success includes millions in album sales, two Grammy award wins and multiple No. 1 singles on the Country radio charts, including “Help Me Hold On,” “Can I Trust You With My Heart” and “Foolish Pride.” He was dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all who dominated the charts in the early ‘90s. Tritt along with others from “The Class of ‘89” are currently featured on the cover of the May 12 issue ofCountry Weekly magazine, which is on stands now.
For more information, including tour dates, on Travis Tritt visit his website TravisTritt.com
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The single, “That’s What Dreamers Do,” is available through iTunes and www.TravisTritt.com.
Truly one of the highlights of CMA week, Darius Rucker's fifth annual "Darius and Friends" benefit concert will be held Monday, June 2, at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon. Those artists taking the stage for the sold-out event include Clint Black, Eli Young Band, David Nail, Cassadee Pope, Kenny Rogers, Corey Smith and Thompson Square. Proceeds from the concert will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
On June 3rd, the Darius and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament will take place. Colt Ford, Scott Hamilton, JT Hodges, Randy Houser, Tommy John, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Dustin Lynch, Derek Mason, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Keifer Thompson and more are set to participate.
Since its inception, "Darius and Friends" has raised more than $225,000 for St. Jude through the concert, golf tournament and auction.
"This is one of my favorite events every year and I'm so glad we're able to support St. Jude for the fifth year in a row," say the country hitmaker. "St. Jude does such amazing work for young cancer patients and their families, and I'm grateful to all my fellow artists and friends for coming together to have some fun and support such a great cause."
Miranda Lambert will launch her Platinum tour on July 10 in Fort Loramie, Ohio. The 30-city Crystal Light Presents Platinum Tour will conclude on September 20th in Honolulu.
The new show will glitter with a platinum theme that includes a new signature stage design. Platinum will include several songs from the new album including “Automatic,” the title track and others. It will also feature songs from all four of her previous platinum certified albums. Also, Miranda has added two new members to her band family including singer songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson.
“It’s the color of my hair, my wedding ring, my airstream trailer, so it’s just a natural fit for the name of my new album and it’s why we decided to name the tour Platinum too,” Lambert says. Her upcoming fifth studio album Platinum, will be released June 3.
Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett will join as opening acts beginning Aug. 8.
7/10/14 Fort Loramie, Ohio
7/11/14 Tuscaloosa, Ala.
7/12/14 Rogers, Ark.
7/17/14 Monticello, Ia.
7/20/14 Brooklyn, Mich.
7/25/14 Twin Lakes, Wis.
8/1/14 Sweet Home, Ore.
8/3/14 Camrose, Alberta
8/8/14 Sacramento, Calif.**
8/9/14 Mountain View, Calif.**
8/10/14 Irvine, Calif.**
8/17/14 Bonner Springs, Kan.**
8/21/14 Raleigh, N.C.**
8/22/14 Virginia Beach, Va.**
8/23/14 Washington, D.C.**
8/29/14 Darien Lake, N.Y.**
8/30/14 Hartford, Conn.**
8/31/14 Bethel, N.Y.**
9/4/14 Toronto, ONT**
9/11/14 Pensacola, Fla.**
9/12/14 Lafayette, La.**
9/13/14 Corpus Christi, Texas**
**Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett will support on these dates.
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Hot on the heels of his third consecutive chart-topping hit “Goodnight Kiss," singer-songwriter Randy Houser will debut his new single, “Like A Cowboy,” on The Late Show with David Letterman tomorrow, May 14. The song, which Houser wrote with Brice Long, is the fourth release from his album How Country Feels and showcases his powerhouse vocals and expert craftsmanship.
Viewers can watch Houser’s performance on The Late Show with David Letterman tomorrow night, which airs at 11:35 p.m. ET / 10:35 p.m. CT on the CBS Television Network.
“Like A Cowboy” is one of seven tracks Houser co-wrote on How Country Feels, including “Goodnight Kiss,” which was his first No. 1 as a songwriter. In a recent interview with Billboard, Houser notes: “I kind of felt that musicians these days are a lot like an old cowboy. We go out and try to make our living. There's that picture of someone who has to go out and travel for a living, and comes home. [. . .] That's what [‘Like A Cowboy’] means to me."
The single will officially be going for radio adds on Monday, May 19. Houser, who just scored a CMT Award nomination for Male Video of the Year with his video for the No. 1 smash "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," continues to perform headlining dates across the country. He will also be the direct opener on country superstar Brad Paisley’s upcoming tour, which kicks off Friday, May 16 at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J.
For more information, please visit www.RandyHouser.com
Warner Bros. Records’ Frankie Ballard is racking up career milestones with his first #1 smash “Helluva Life” garnering his first GOLD record, which has been certified by the RIAA for sales exceeding 500,000. The singer-guitarist recently released his follow-up anthem “Sunshine & Whiskey” which has catapulted into the Top 40 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart in only four weeks, marking his fastest rising single to date.
Both songs are featured on Ballard’s album SUNSHINE & WHISKEY, which debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Produced by Marshall Altman (Mark Broussard), the project captures the newcomer’s unique blend of blues-infused, country rock and his undeniable guitar prowess on every song.
Currently, the Battle Creek, Michigan native is playing headline shows nationwide and will join Jake Owen’s “Days of Gold” Tour for select dates this summer. This June, the talented artist will take the stage at the annual CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN.
For tour dates and more, check out FrankieBallard.com.
Ballard’s SUNSHINE & WHISKEY is now available on iTunes.
Country duo Small Town Pistols recently garnered attention as they made their way through Music City on a media blitz in support of their self-titled debut record. On May 13th, the music video for Small Town Pistols’ single “Colour Blind” will be featured as CMT.com’s Independence Day video. Country Weekly will feature the duo as the “Who’s New” artist for their May 19th issue, which will be on sale May 12. Also on May 19th, the pair will apprear on ZUUS Country in ZUUS’ “On The Rise” segment. "Colour Blind" was also recently featured as Heartland's "Rising Star" video during their Top 10 Countdown.
The musical pair recently introduced their music to the US with a whirlwind of private performances and a Nashville showcase. Small Town Pistols, made up of siblings Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson, spent the latter part of April in Nashville recording new music, preparing for their first local showcase and making their way through Music City on a media blitz.
Prior to the duo’s successful showcase at Nashville’s The Rutledge, the duo played a string of exclusive office visits on music row, including a live performance and interview with WSM’s Bill Cody.
MusicRow Magazine recently posted their thoughts on the duo, saying “They harmonize as only siblings can. Tyler takes the lead on the verse with her harmonizing, and Amanda sings lean on the choruses with him harmonizing. In either mode, they are sensational. Essential listening. Give them a new U.S. deal, pronto.”
Small Town Pistols also revieved prestigious nods in their native Canada earlier this year with a nomination for the 2014 JUNO Awards in the Country Album of the Year category. They were also nominated for a SiriusXM Indie Award in the category of Country Artist/Group of the Year.
This coming June, Amanda and Tyler will appear at the CMA Music Festival as part of the 2014 CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert on Wednesday, June 4 at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage. The show is free and open to the public.
Watch "Colour Blind" here
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On January 10, 2014, a multi-generational assortment of musicians from the worlds of rock, blues and country joined together at Atlanta's historic Fox Theatre for a once-in-a-lifetime all-star performance to pay tribute to the life and music of the legendary singer/musician/songwriter Gregg Allman. That live musical event can now be experienced via the new multimedia package All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman which will be released on May 6th.
Shot in high definition video with 5:1 Dolby sound, this one-DVD, two-CD package (also available in multiple format variations including Blu-Ray) captures the four-hour concert event in its entirety. The show features a diverse assortment of high-profile Allman admirers paying tribute to the iconic veteran rocker, delivering distinctive new performances of classic material drawn from his four and a half decades as a recording artist, encompassing his landmark work with the legendary Allman Brothers Band as well as his parallel solo career.
With musical direction by noted producer/musician Don Was, several of the guest performers are drawn from the Allman Brothers Band's extended musical family, including current ABB guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks (who also appears here with his wife and frequent musical partner Susan Tedeschi) and Gregg's son Devon Allman.
The prestigious slate of performers also includes Jackson Browne, Dr. John, John Hiatt, Taj Mahal, Wet Willie singer Jimmy Hall and classic soul man Sam Moore (of Sam and Dave fame), along with such younger acts as Robert Randolph, Keb' Mo', Widespread Panic and Pat Monahan of Train. The world of country music, long a key component in Allman's musical consciousness, is represented here by such notable guest performers as Eric Church, Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Zac Brown, Brantley Gilbert and Jess Franklin.
All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman would not be complete without Allman's own authoritative voice, which is spotlighted here on collaborative readings of landmark tunes with Gregg's onetime L.A. roommate Jackson Browne ("These Days," "Melissa"), Vince Gill and Zac Brown ("Midnight Rider") and Taj Mahal ("Statesboro Blues"). Gregg also joins with the Allman Brothers Band to deliver fiery readings of the classics "Dreams" and "Whipping Post," which precede a set-closing "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," performed by the show's full cast. With the recent announcement that the Allman Brothers Band will cease touring at the end of 2014, these may be among the last recordings of the band on stage.
The All My Friends show also features a prestigious house band that includes Don Was on bass, former Allman Brothers Band members Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Jack Pearson (guitar), ex-Black Crowes guitarist Audley Freed, Wallflowers keyboardist Rami Jaffee and renowned drummer-to-the-stars Kenny Aronoff.
As Allman later enthused, "That show was one of the highlights of my life. It was great to see old friends, and everyone was so gracious and really poured their souls into my songs. It was a very special night."
In most video formats, All My Friends also features extensive bonus video material, including 26 exclusive interviews with the show's performers, candid behind-the-scenes material, and historic footage of a special presentation of to Allman.
Gregg, along with the Allman Brothers Band, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 1995. At the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in 2012, the group was honored with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. The same year, Gregg's critically acclaimed tell-all memoir, My Cross to Bear, spent several weeks as a New York Times Bestseller.
Watch below as Gregg Allman performs "Midnight Rider" with Zac Brown & Vince Gill live from the Fox Theater in Atlanta.
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Truly, local friends, there is no excuse not to get out to a show this week. There will be an abundance of good music in the NY/CT area.
Monday starts the week off with John Moreland at Hill Country Live in NYC.
Fast Forward to Thursday with a double header: The Wildfeathers at the Bowery Ballroom (sold out) at 9pm then head to Mercury Lounge to see Sundy Best at 1030pm.
Friday has Hayes Carll with Caroline Rose at The Bell House and Reckless Kelly at Infinity Hall.
Saturday Parmalee is at the Wolf Den.
Then finish (or start) the week on Sunday with Reckless Kelly at the Wolf Den.
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