Drew Holcomb and his band, The Neighbors, are made of surprises. Holcomb himself is a tangle of seeming contradictions; a bourbon drinking divinity scholar with a penchant for duck hunting and first edition books. The Neighbors (Ellie Holcomb, Nathan Dugger, and Rich Brinsfield) are a close knit group of friends and family who, together with Drew, have hit a new stride.
Ten years and 1500 shows into their career, they have sold out headlining tours and played alongside the likes of The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos, and Susan Tedeschi.
Their sixth studio album, Good Light, showed the band at a new peak, taking their brand of Americana back to the basics. Says Drew, “On past albums I was searching for my voice, both literally and figuratively. I co-wrote a lot of songs, peppered the music with too many influences, and let too many other voices in my head.”
Their new album, Medicine, will be released January 27th.
When: Monday, March 30th
Doors @ 7:00 PM
Show @ 7:45PM
There's only one night every year that is New Years Eve. So if you are into celebrating, choose your musical activity wisely. Seriously, there is so much good stuff happening in every corner of the woods from the Black Lillies to the Turnpike Troubadours to American Aquarium to....well, you name it and you can probably find a pretty awesome band playing. Think you know where I'll be <--.
Hope whatever you do is fun and most of all safe!!
Happy New Year!!
Join Adam Hood Tuesday December 23rd for "Hood's Hillbilly Holiday Hoedown" at 7pm CST on Concert Window! The acoustic show will feature Adam, his family's "Elf on the Shelf" and a special guest for what is sure to be an enjoyable holiday show that you can watch from the comfort of your own home!
The show is pay what you want, but if you tip $5 you will get a mp3 of unreleased "Ghost of Christmas Past"
For more information and to watch the show: http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/10631-home-for-the-holidays-adam-hood
Recording artist Madeline Merlo recently released her brand new up tempo holiday tune "Jolly Ol' Redneck." Have a listen below! For more information visit her official website.
The official 2015 Keith Urban Calendar to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is now on sale. The calendar features photos taken by fans during Keith’s Raise ‘Em Up Tour. Since 2003, this limited edition, one-of-a-kind calendar has raised more than $850,000 for the lifesaving mission of the hospital.
The new calendar costs $15 and is available now at www.keithurbanfans.com
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: In 2002, Keith Urban called on members of his fan club to help raise funds for St. Jude. Urban fans took his message to heart, making the inaugural calendar in 2003 an immediate hit and an annual project. The 2015 calendar marks the 13th edition of the calendar.
Sheryl Crow, Keb' Mo' and Holly Williams to Perform at Blackberry Farm for Americana Spring Celebration
Dec. 19, 2014 - The Americana Music Association has announced the lineup for the 5th Annual Americana Spring Celebration to be held April 23-26, 2015, with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at Blackberry Farm, a world-class luxury resort breathtakingly situated in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.
This year's musical experience will feature nine-time GRAMMY winning recording artist Sheryl Crow, three-time GRAMMY winner Keb' Mo', and critically acclaimed songstress Holly Williams playing before the inspiring backdrop of Blackberry Farm to benefit the not-for-profit artist advocacy group. Reservations are available by calling 1-800-557-8864 or visitingwww.blackberryfarm.com.
"We are honored that artists of this caliber will be participating in our Americana Spring Celebration. This event has become an important fundraiser complementing the wide array of events we produce throughout the year," said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association, adding, "and it just keeps getting better and better."
Boston-based Girls Guns and Glory tell Rolling Stone that they wrote "Holiday Heartache" after a run-in with a plastered pal in Kentucky. "When we arrived on the scene he was drinking Amstel Light and had been up for four days straight," Hayden recalls to Rolling Stone. "He said, 'Boys, whiskey is for the liver, but beer is for the brain!' I wasn't sure if what he said made no sense at all or all the sense in the world, but I knew I had to write it down. It wound up being the line that inspired us to write this song."
Recorded in Brooklyn, and produced by Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, who also oversaw the band's latest album Good Luck, "Holiday Heartache" was originally set for that LP. Instead, the band saved it for the Christmas season, what Hayden says is his favorite time of year as the band plays a series of tribute shows to their hero, Hank Williams, each time this year.
"We started performing this tribute four years ago to honor Hank on the two dates he never got to play: New Year's Eve 1952 he missed due to foul weather, and New Year's Day 1953 because of his untimely passing," Hayden says. "This year we're stoked because the tribute has really started to catch on. We'll be doing seven shows all around the Northeast in late December and early January."
Until then, Girls Guns and Glory are gifting their fan base the "Holiday Heartache" video, which they had originally planned to film on Boston Common. When the weather didn't cooperate, they moved the shoot indoors to Hayden's Medford, Massachusetts, apartment. "We set up our gear around the tree," he says, "and the videographer, Joan Hathaway, filmed us messing around and having a good time."
Watch the the video here.
NASHVILLE, TN (December 18, 2014) – Big Spark Music Group powerhouse vocalist-songstress Olivia Lane is kicking off 2015 with a bang, as she will open for five-time Grammy award winner Wynonna Judd and her band The Big Noise, at the New Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, CO. Tickets for the highly anticipated New Year’s Eve (12/31) event are selling fast, with $100 general admission tickets still available, along with $250 admission for balcony seating. Proceeds from the show will supportThe Sheridan Arts Foundation, and for more information click here.
“I’m over the moon excited to open for the amazing Wynonna on New Year’s Eve,” shares Lane. “She is undoubtedly one of the most influential female vocalists in country music, so it’s an absolute honor to ring in my New Year with her!”
Lane is catching fans attention with her national debut single “Steal Me Away" that she co-wrote along with Lee Thomas Miller (Trace Adkins, “You’re Gonna Miss This”) and award-winning producer/musician Ilya Toshinskiy (Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood). The music video for the bold, fun-loving tune premiered on CMT.com and has been featured on GAC’s Emerging Artists Channel, ZUUS and across multiple online platforms.
She is currently working on new music and writing with some of Nashville’s top tunesmiths including Catt Gravitt (Jake Owen, “Alone With You”), Danny Myrick (Jason Aldean, “She's Country”) and Laura Veltz (Eli Young Band, "Drunk Last Night”). The talented singer will once again team up with musician Ilya Toshinskiy at the helm of the new music. Channel, ZUUS and across multiple online platforms.
The fresh-faced newcomer made the move to Nashville, TN, over a year ago to pursue music, eagerly following in the footsteps of her mother who was a country singer. Ever since she can remember, the 23-year-old has been immersed in the craft and tradition of country music and knew that Music City was where she would land after graduating from USC with a focus in music, songwriting and acting.
For more information, visit http://www.olivialane.com/
(Nashville, Tenn. – Dec. 16, 2014) – Country artist Amber Hayes has released a holiday track titled “It Ain’t Christmas” to her fans. The song is available now as a free download through Hayes’ website.
The upbeat tune talks about the joys of the holidays and how the Christmas season is just not the same without country, family traditions. “It Ain’t Christmas” was co-written by Hayes and Bill DiLuigi.
“I had this melody stuck in my head for a couple of weeks and I knew it would be the perfect fit for a Christmas song! I was on the road with Bill [DiLuigi] when the inspiration for ‘It Ain’t Christmas’ hit, and later that night, we both sat in the lobby of the Holiday Inn where we were staying and wrote the song. I love this track so much because it touches on so many things I just love about Christmas in the country,” commented Hayes.
With the release of her new 5-track EP, Running Out Of Memories, in November, Hayes has a lot to be excited about this holiday season. The album features three new songs, which were produced by Bobby Terry; a remix of her previously released tune, “Me & Loretta;” and a new rendition of the classic “Cotton Eyed Joe,” which was featured in the 2014 film Cowgirls ‘N Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer.
Over the past few years, the Oklahoma native has been touring and performing at fairs, festivals and performance venues across the country. She opened for one her biggest musical influences, Reba McEntire, and has also entertained fans overseas at military bases and International festivals, including the Country Gold Festival in Japan, and the Scandinavian Country Music Festival in Sweden. She has made multiple appearances performing the national anthem at many NFL and NBA games across the US.
Hayes first broke onto the Country music scene after her starring role as Kathy Twitty in the Conway Twitty musical, It’s Only Make Believe. She released her debut EP, C’mon, in 2010, which landed her two Top 40 singles (“C’mon” and “Wait”) on the national MusicRow Country Breakout chart. In 2012, she released her sophomore album, Any Day Is A Good Day, which scored Hayes her first Top 30 record with the album’s title track.
For more information about Amber Hayes, view her website at www.AmberHayesMusic.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Jon Conover recently released his latest effort, Keep Believing “Nashville Sessions” and the music video for his song “Keep Believing” which was filmed in Nashville.
Jon has performed at top venues in Nashville and will be the featured artist with a Full Band Show at the world famous Bluebird Café in Nashville on Sunday March 1st. In addition, Jon has performed all over the United States and Ireland, done countless radio interviews in the States, Europe and Australia and entertains at over 200 shows a year.
“Nashville Sessions” is a collection of original Americana songs that are a two-step-shuffle closer to Country and Bluegrass than Conover’s first two albums but still reflect his soulful, rock roots. The songs were recorded in 2014 at Reba McEntire’s Starstruck Studios in Nashville, TN.
Jon worked with some of the premier names in the industry on his latest three songs, including top songwriter and guitar ace, Keith Gattis (Kenny Chesney, Kid Rock, Gary Allen), famed West Coast producer and keys Player, Ed Roth (Avett Brothers, Tom Morello, Flogging Molly), three-time Grammy winning producer/engineer, Trina Shoemaker (Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Queens of the Stoneage) and four time Grammy winning mastering engineer and drummer, Joe Palamaccio.
Below is a listing of the tracks off the EP along with a brief description.
1. "Keep Believing" is an upbeat, fiddle driven, barn party, commercial country-folk-pop-Americana foot tapper, that conjures up the image of a struggling musician with dirt on his jeans singing the anthem that keeps his tip jar full.
2. "Counterfeit Soul" is a meandering poetic lyric, that plucks at the heart strings and engages the intellect using classical guitar, mandolin and violin. The vocal vibe is uniquely beatlesque and the listener would feel comfortable absorbing this song near a camp fire with a night cap or while feeling the tide slowly retreat on a moonlit beach.
3. "Ordinary Lies" is a radio friendly, acoustic toting rock tune that got off the bus in Nashville and started jammin, lyrically the song taps into the darker side of the creative conscious and fights to return to the light, the big structure vocals are reinforced with Joe Walsh style guitar.
Watch the Official Music Video for “Keep Believing” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM3SoUL8xeA
For more information visit Jon's official website: www.jonconover.com
Watch on his YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/jonconovermusicvids
Follow him onTwitter: https://twitter.com/JonConoverMusic
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