When: October 15th
Where: City Winery NYC
Eilen Jewell and her husband and bandmate, drummer Jason Beek, have a passion for studying American music. “We really love to uncover the past. It’s almost like digging for buried treasure,” she says. “For me, that’s where music is at. I like all kinds of music as long as there’s the word ‘early’ in front of it.” For her new album, Down Hearted Blues (Sept. 22, 2017), she and Beek unearthed 12 vintage gems written or made famous by an array of artists both renowned and obscure, from Willie Dixon and Memphis Minnie to Charles Sheffield and Betty James. Then, like expert stonecutters, they chiseled them into exciting new shapes and forms, honoring history while breathing new life into each discovery.
Be sure not to miss this magical evening when when Jewell and her band play City Winery NYC on October 15th. Ticket link and more information above.
This October 6 & 7, The Marcus King Band and their family & friends will descend on Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC for the inaugural The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, a 2-day music festival featuring a lineup curated by King himself.
The festival has just announced the final artist lineup and set times. Friday evening will feature sets by Alex Williams, BIG Something, The Marcus King Band, National Reserve, Blackberry Smoke, and Jaimoe's Jasssz Band. Saturday will host Travers Brothership, Leah Blevins, George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners, David Shaw, People's Blues of Richmond, Muddy Magnolias, The Ron Holloway Band, The Marcus King Band & Family set, and That's What's Up.
The Marcus King Band will perform a full set on Friday, October 6, and will host a special Marcus King Band Family set on Saturday, October 7, with guest appearances by David Shaw, Ron Holloway, Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, George Porter Jr. and more.
Single day passes have been released for the Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th show dates. Single Day passes are General Admission only and will be $38.50 in advance with a price increase to $45 at the gate day-of show. 2-day passes for the event are still available at $67.50 in advance and $75 at the gate.
Find all ticket information here:
For more information, visit MKBFamilyReunion.com.
Nashville indie-rock trio The Lonely Biscuits released The San Francisco EP via Most Lonely Records. The new EP features three original songs and their cover of Liz Phair's iconic Exile in Guyville single "Never Said." Watch the video for "Never Said," here.
Stream The San Francisco EP via Soundcloud:
Earlier this month, the band played Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for the first time, opening for Judah & The Lion. The band has been embraced by Paste, Hollywood Reporter, Vice and more.
The Lonely Biscuits formed in August 2011 at Belmont University, where Wenrich and Sam Gidley were roommates. Bassist Nick Byrd lived on the same floor and joined the band in January 2012. The Lonely Biscuits first started gaining attention on college campuses around the country, while they were still students themselves. The last four years the band has been headlining small clubs across the U.S. and opening for other national touring acts. The Lonely Biscuits have played on numerous festival stages such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Hangout Fest, Austin City Limits, LouFest and South by Southwest. In 2013, MTVu named The Lonely Biscuits “College Artist of the Year”, and gave them the opportunity to play alongside many major acts at the MTVu Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas. After graduating in May of 2015, The Lonely Biscuits partnered with Nashville producer/engineer Paul Moak to record and release their new material. Their Come Around EP was released in November 2015.
The Lonely Biscuits will release their debut album in 2018. Check out their Pledgemusic page, where fans can pledge to have the band mow their lawn, write a song about them, or take home Wenrich's childhood amp.
The San Francisco EP Track Listing:
1. Talk About
3. San Francisco
4. Never Said (Liz Phair cover)
Lonely Biscuits Tour Dates:
Sep 22 – Nashville, TN – Grimey's New & Preloved Music
Sep 23 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant (w/ The Revivalists)
Nov 4 – Murfreesboro, TN – Acorn Festival
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country Music Hall of Fame members and five-time GRAMMY winning group, The Oak Ridge Boys, announced they will release a project with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb in the first quarter of 2018.
At a listening event during Americana Music Association AmericanaFest at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, where the album was recorded, the Oaks performed songs from the yet-untitled project recorded with multi-award winning producer Dave Cobb. This is the group’s second project with Cobb, who produced the Oaks’ acclaimedThe Boys Are Back album released in 2009.
For the new project, Cobb’s vision for the Oaks was to dig way back into their roots of gospel music. But a different kind of gospel. One that took a hard look at the early days of rock and roll, which was influenced by spiritual, or black gospel.
The album will be released by Lightning Rod Records and distributed by Thirty Tigers.
According to Logan Rogers, founder of Lightning Rod Records, “Everyone has heard the Boys sing gospel, but nobody has heard it quite like this. Under Dave Cobb’s direction, they touch on unchartered territory—and for a long-tenured act like The Oak Ridge Boys, that’s saying something.”
The event was hosted by Peter Cooper, Senior Director, Producer and Writer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
For more information, visit oakridgeboys.com
Acclaimed songwriter and guitarist David Rawlings announces his extensive, thirty-three date “An Evening With David Rawlings” tour, with stops in cities including Portland, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Richmond, and Atlanta (full dates below). Rawlings’ tour is in support of his new album Poor David’s Almanack, and he and his all-star band will perform two full sets of music each night, including songs off his new album and favorites from the first two Dave Rawlings Machine records, A Friend of A Friend and Nashville Obsolete. Tickets for this tour will go on sale on Friday, September 29th at 10am and you can find full information here.
VICE's Noisey also ran their profile of David Rawlings this morning, and call him "not only a student of folk music but also a master." You can read their in depth interview with Rawlings here.
(Press Release) With over 14 million albums sold, multiple JUNO Awards and Grammy nominations, world renowned rockers Barenaked Ladies are excited to announce the release of their fifteenth studio album, FAKE NUDES, on November 17, 2017 via UMC. The new album features fourteen freshly minted tracks including catchy lead single “Lookin’ Up” written by BNL frontman Ed Robertson, Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) and Sam Hollander (who has co-written with Weezer, Fitz & The Tantrums and Train). Beginning Friday September 8, 2017 Fake Nudes will be available to pre-order on CD or digitally.
States Ed Robertson, “I'm incredibly proud of this collection of songs. This is a record where all band members shine. It's incredible to feel so excited about something 29 years into our career. I'm excited to get out and play these songs live.”
THE ROOTS OF POPULAR MUSIC: THE RALPH S. PEER STORY,
DELIVERS FIRST COMPLETE MUSICAL SURVEY
OF PIONEERING A&R MAN, PRODUCER AND PUBLISHER
Three-disc box chronicles Peer’s role in popularizing blues, country, jazz, Latin, R&B and rock, featuring timeless artists including Mamie Smith,
Jimmie Rodgers, Lefty Frizzell, Tito Puente, Billie Holiday, Buddy Holly,
Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Wynton Marsalis, Bob Dylan and many more
MIAMI, Florida (Press Release)— Box sets have existed since music was first etched into shellac discs, but never has one encompassed the vast history and variety of recorded song in the way that The Roots of Popular Music: The Ralph S. Peer Story does. The 50 songs contained in this three-CD set, released September 15, 2017 on Sony Music Latin, span genres from blues and bluegrass to country, Latin, jazz, R&B and rock ’n’ roll — essentially, the entire scope of 20th-century popular music — all connected by one common thread: A&R and publishing pioneer Ralph S. Peer.
It was Peer who recorded Mamie Smith singing “Crazy Blues” for Okeh Records in 1920 — launching a genre with the first blues song recorded by and for African-Americans. It was Peer who started scouring America’s musical pockets for unique regional sounds and talents that could be marketed to wider audiences, and wound up producing “The Bristol Sessions” — the 1927 recordings of the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers that are considered “the big bang” of country music. In fact, it was Peer who recorded the first country song in 1921. He’s also credited with turning America — and the world — on to Latin music, which helped turn bandleaders Xavier Cugat, Tito Puente and Desi Arnaz into major stars. He did the same for jazz, with Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and others.
After his A&R career, Peer published some of the 20th century’s most beloved songs (“Georgia on My Mind,” “You Are My Sunshine,” “Stardust,” “Bésame Mucho,” “Blue Moon of Kentucky” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” to name a few), often landing them with exactly the right talent, from Bing Crosby to Billie Holiday and Buddy Holly, while establishing a new music-publishing paradigm by paying songwriters mechanical royalties based on sales of their work. He also helped establish BMI as an alternative performing rights organization when the already-established ASCAP resisted tracking performance royalties for the roots-music genres Peer championed.
Independent Country Artist Continues to Celebrate Mainstream Success Through Major Placement on Spotify and Billboard Chart Success
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 22, 2017 Press Release) – In the midst of the career-defining release of his new album Come Back Road, Logan Mize has partnered with Budweiser on a monthly video series based around his song, “Somebody To Thank.”
"It is so important that we always remember and give thanks to those who helped us get to where we are. Even the smallest gesture of gratitude can make a big difference in someone's life. I can't think of any better time to announce as yesterday was 'World Gratitude Day,'" said Logan Mize.
A new video will be released monthly via Logan’s YouTube and Facebook spotlighting the relationships built around the struggles, gratitude and opportunities that have helped shape Mize into who he is as a person, artist, husband and father and to remind everyone to always say thank you to those who were a part of the journey.
WATCH the VIDEO for “FALLEN LEAVES” HERE
(Press Release) Floods and plagues, ghosts and slaughter: woe to those who populate the songs of The Deep Dark Woods’ new album Yarrow. A gentle summer breeze swings the gallows ropes, flowers bloom callously on lovers' graves. These anthems are definitely not from Eden.
In Yarrow, there's a juicy unease to frontman Ryan Boldt's presence, as if a new door has opened to let loose the weirdness. In place of the freewheelin' jammy vibe of previous efforts, the new album has a darker, stranger tenor. "Fallen Leaves," a song that captures the stinging salinity of loss, and the grimy, scuzzed-up "Drifting On A Summer's Night," occupy creepier, spookier corners of the folk world. “The Birds Will Stop Their Singing” and “Teardrops Fell” are slow-burning eulogies that demonstrate the potency of Boldt’s distinctly mournful vocals.
Yarrow was borne in a fever – scarlet fever, to be medically specific. A disease of the last century is a fitting backdrop for songs that dig bare handed into the loam to unearth the corpses of old English folk and country blues. After a five-year hiatus and band reconfiguration, Yarrow is The Deep Dark Woods reimagined by leadman Ryan Boldt. Produced by Shuyler Jansen and Ryan Boldt, the new album also features touring companions Kacy & Clayton.
Boldt writes in a deep tradition of bleak and forlorn storytelling, drawing lines from Ireland to Tennessee, from the Oxford Girl to Folsom Prison. Since 2012’s Jubilee, Boldt's outlook has become decidedly more macabre. In these new songs, he taps into a rich vein of gothic surrealism that aligns with some of the great murder balladeers of our time.
The Deep Dark Woods have developed an international following with particular success in the Americana realm, nominated alongside Alabama Shakes and Dawes for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2012 Americana Music Awards. Originally from Saskatchewan and now based on the west coast, The Deep Dark Woods fuse spooky prairie folk with Texas country blues and California psychedelia.
Six Shooter Records will release Yarrow on October 27, 2017.
Randy Rogers Band's 9th Annual Golf Jam Raises More Than $100,000 for HAAM + MusiCares® Hurricane Relief
On Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, the Randy Rogers Band hosted its 9th annual Golf Jam and Concert presented by Shiner Beer at River Crossing Club (500 River Way) in Spring Branch, TX. The day-long event raised more than $100,000 for Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), an organization providing the musicians of Austin, TX with affordable and quality health care for low-income, uninsured working musicians, and MusiCares® Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which provides assistance for members of the music community affected by the recent devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
In collaboration with Y100, the annual Golf Jam included a three-man scramble that took place during the day, followed with intimate performances by Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Bruce Robison and Jim Beavers. A record-breaking number of golfers were in attendance, and the VIP section of the concert sold out.
"During a time when so many are in need in our great state, we are so appreciative of the sponsors and supporters who came through for HAAM and Musicares for this event," says Randy Rogers. "We're excited about the response to the changes we made this year and are already looking forward to next year's event."
In 2009, Randy Rogers Band created the annual golf and concert event to give back to the community. Since the tournament's inception, the Randy Rogers Band has raised more than half a million dollars for organizations across Texas. Be on the lookout for news on 2018's 10th Anniversary of Golf Jam at rrbgolf.com.
For more on the Randy Rogers Band, please visit randyrogersband.com
HAAM provides access to affordable health care for Austin's low-income, uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. Many Austin musicians are self-employed and have limited access to health insurance or basic health care. They often work multiple jobs and struggle to pay for food, clothing and shelter, with nothing left for health care.That's where we come in. By resolving challenges such as long-neglected teeth to hearing loss, heart problems and depression, HAAM and its partners improve and save musicians' health and lives and enhance Austin's economy and quality of life. Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, and we aim to keep it that way. Visit myhaam.org for more information.
A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventative, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs.
For more information, visit musicares.org, "like" MusiCares on Facebook, and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.