When: July 13th
Where: Hill Country NYC, 30 W 26th Street
Time: Doors 930/Show 10pm
When it comes to down ’n’ dirty roots ’n’ roll, nobody does it better than Ray Wylie Hubbard. Except, it seems, for Hubbard himself. After riding a decade-long career resurgence into the national spotlight with 2012’s acclaimed The Grifter’s Hymnal and his first ever appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman (“I didn’t want to peak too soon,” quips Hubbard), the iconoclastic Texas songwriter is back to continue his hot streak with The Ruffian’s Misfortune — his 16th album (and third on his own Bordello Records, via Thirty Tigers) — which was released to critical acclaim in April of 2015.
In addition to the record, Hubbard released his memoirs in a new book a life….well, lived on November 2nd. Written with Thom Jurek the portable, relatively short tome chronicles Hubbard’s life thus far from boyhood in Oklahoma and Dallas to include well, as much as Hubbard wanted to write. It's a memoir that you can't put down, but one that you don't want to end.
The beloved singer-songwriter was last in the NYC area a year ago for an unparalleled evening of great music, wonderful stories and lots of laughs. I guarantee that this will be an evening you will not want to miss.
Southern singer-songwriter Nate Currin has just released an intimate acoustic rendition of the amazing “Birmingham” from his recent full-length release, The Madman and The Poet. The rendition features a duet with fellow Atlanta songwriting talent Emmy Law and can be seen here.
“Birmingham” is featured on the acclaimed The Madman and The Poet album, which was released this April. The record has been receiving critical acclaim since its release, with Glide Magazine calling it a “journey of personal growth,” and No Depression called it “human, haunting, and incredibly moving.” Fans can purchase the album on iTunes here.
To celebrate the release of Madman, Currin has been on a nationwide US tour since its release in April. The singer/songwriter has been documenting the tour through diary installments on Glide Magazine called “Tales From The Golden Road.” Fans can check those out here.
Watch “Birmingham” duet with Emmy Law: https://youtu.be/TcayEPOuYnc
The Madman and The Poet iTunes URL: http://apple.co/1VmJJ7e
Nashville, TN –- May 27, 2016 (Press Release)--- Red-hot-country-dynamo Cody Johnson is scheduled to release a new full-length studio album, GOTTA BE ME, on August 5. The highly anticipated album is available for pre-order now at iTunes. Already causing a stir on music row, the indie sensation has been streamed a staggering 60 MILLION times in the last 18 months alone. In that short timeframe, Johnson has also sold over 400,000 tracks and racked up music sales of over $1,000,000 in the last twenty-four months.
With a career that has kicked into overdrive, Johnson is poised to make his highest chart debut to date with the release of GOTTA BE ME in August. The touring powerhouse is selling out venues nationwide, breaking attendance records and holding his own when competing for hard ticket sales against major label artists. In the last 24 months, Cody has played over 250 cities across the nation and sold more than 500,000 tickets. This recent trend has not only held the attention of labels on music row, it’s earned the respect of his peers who now want to team up with Johnson on the road.
Bonnie Bishop's latest album 'Ain't Who I Was' is out today, May 27, on Thirty Tigers / RED, and critics are praising Ms. Bishop's "unselfconscious ease," deeming it "full of wrenching renewal" (New York Times). Produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson), this "brilliant" (Nashville Scene) record is the reinvention of the Grammy-winning songwriter's sound that Texas Monthly has deemed "a dazzling album of country-soul songs" and No Depression has called the best album of the year.
After leaving the music industry following years of bar gigs and crappy pay -- though not without highlights, like her co-write on Bonnie Raitt's Grammy-winning "Not Cause I Wanted To" -- the Houston-native is back with a new attitude channeling a new sound: soul music. 'Ain't Who I Was' is 10 tracks of tender yet resilient soul that PopMatters says "reminds one of Dusty Springfield at her best."
The cause of this reinvention came from Cobb, who after receiving demos from David Macias at Thirty Tigers wanted to work with Bishop on a new record. With guidance from Cobb, Bishop was able to overcome the anxieties that led to her exit from the industry to create this striking soundtrack to tales of heartbreak, resilience and reinvention.
"You can hear Bonnie's soul and heart in every note she sings," says Cobb. "That's what attracted me to Bonnie; the honesty and humility in her songwriting."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 27, 2016 PR) – Country music icon Tanya Tucker is taking her 2016 tour up a notch with the addition of new dates to venues across the country. Click here for tickets.
Recently, the Academy of Country Music announced Tucker will be honored with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award during the 10th Annual ACM Honors™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. For the first time ever, ACM Honors will be produced for television by dick clark productions and broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network.
Nashville, Tenn. (May 27, 2016) - Iconic southern rockers The Marshall Tucker Band (MTB) will perform the national anthem at CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, June 11.
"Getting asked to perform our national anthem at CMA Music Fest is a huge honor," says MTB lead singer Doug Gray. "We can't wait to get out there and salute our great country, Marshall Tucker-style."
(Nashville, Tennessee...PR) - May 26, 2016 - Unconventional singer, songwriter and avid gamer Shooter Jennings unveiled his latest album Countach (for Giorgio) inside the virtual world of multi-player online game Shroud of the Avatar™, and he debuted his ultra unique "Love Kills" video on the popular Nerdist.com site this week. The clip was produced and directed by Blake Judd for JuddFilms and shot in Los Angeles.
"There are nerds, and then there are nerdists," said Chris Hardwick founder of the site which averages over 10 million visitors per month. "A nerdist is, more specifically, an artful nerd. He or she doesn't just consume, he or she creates and innovates."
(Press Release) In 1968, Aretha Franklin said: ''There are only three things happening in London: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Terry Reid"
Often described as 'The most amazing rock vocalist you've never heard of', Terry Reid is a treasured artist and lyrical poet whose brilliant work has been covered by CSN&Y, Jack White, John Mellencamp, Marianne Faithful, The Hollies, and Paul Westerberg to name just a few. CV Music recently honoured him with their Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016.
Terry reluctantly turned down an offer to sing in Jimmy Page's 'new' post-Yardbirds band in the late '60s, suggesting they audition Band of Joy frontman, Robert Plant instead. Led Zeppelin were formed and the rest is history. In 2004, Plant, on stage with Reid, said ''This man should have had my life.''
Robert Ellis Returns With Self-Titled Album - NPR Music First Listen and Tiny Desk Concert Premiere This Week
(Press Release) Robert Ellis is set to return with his eponymous fourth album on June 3rd via New West Records. The 11-song, self-titled set is his most personal statement yet and a summation of his career thus far. NPR Music has premiered Robert Ellis as a “First Listen” starting today and the album can be heard in its entirety HERE. In Ann Powers’ stunning review, she states “If this sounds like a bitter journey, Ellis’ musical daring and impeccable songcraft render it beautiful.” Also premiering via NPR Music this week is Ellis’ three-song “Tiny Desk Concert” featuring the album tracks “How I Love You,” “Drivin’,” and “California,” which can be seen HERE. Robert Ellis has been met with critical acclaim with NPR previously describing it as “brilliant,” stating, "Musically varied, impeccably structured, Robert Ellis recalls the 'confessional' songwriters who set the bar in the 1970s, as well as recent Americana landmarks like Jason Isbell's Southeastern. There are traces of Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon on this cohesive work, and the laconic insight that James Taylor offers at his best.”
Uncut Magazine awarded the album 8 out of 10 stars, calling it “...a great pop album” while it has also received praise from Vice/Noisey, Paste, American Songwriter, among many other publications. The record was self-produced by Ellis at Sugar Hill Studios in his hometown of Houston, TX with engineer Steve Christensen (Steve Earle) and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) Robert Ellis will be available on LP, CD, and Digital Download and available for pre-order via Pledge Music.
DOTHAN, Ala. (May 26, 2016 PR) – At a press conference today Toadlick Music Festival announced a partnership with Mike Schmitz Automotive Groups where the business will cover the cost of admittance so that all active and retired military who want to attend the festival can do so for free. With Memorial Day this weekend, Toadlick wanted to honor our troops by finding a partner in the community to reward those who have served and found that with Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz.
“Each and every day the men and woman of our military (and their families) sacrifice so that we may live under the banner of freedom. Mike Schmitz Automotive Groups is honored and humbled to be able to partner with Toadlick, this is the least we can do to show our gratitude, admiration, and respect to all those past, present, and future who defend our Nation. Go, enjoy, and thank you for your service,” Mayor Schmitz.