"It's A Girl Thing" Hits the Road with Jamie O'Neal, Katie Armiger, Hannah Blaylock and introducing Andrea Pearson
(NASHVILLE, TN Press Release) - Country Music fans will delight in the news that several of their favorite female artists have joined together for an exciting new tour. Katie Armiger, Hannah Blaylock and Jamie O'Neal have welcomed newcomer Andrea Pearson for It's A Girl Thing, an all-girl, music-filled evening of hits and fan favorites.
It may well be the female country music tour of a lifetime with hit-makers, rising stars, and even occasional special guests.Hitting the scene with her first album in 2000, Jamie O'Neal came out swinging with back to back number one singles "There Is No Arizona" and "When I Think About Angels." Her freshman album went gold and set her up for success and many supportive fans. She quickly became a country role model for other females aspiring to enter the country genre. Now, with three albums under her belt, Jamie remains a force in Country music, and will take on the role of host for the It’s A Girl Thing concert tour.
Photo Top: Jamie O'Neal and Katie Armiger
Bottom: Hannah Blaylock and Andrea Pearson
I don't know where this falls on the musical spectrum, but I listened and really liked it. Check it out.
(Press Release) Alan Doyle, actor, producer, author, and best known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea for over 20 years, has announced new U.S. tour dates for 2016. A tireless live performer, Doyle affirms, “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.” Check out the list of dates below.
Earlier this year Doyle released his second solo album, So Let’s Go. The record can be heard streaming via Allmusic, who writes, "The album's 10 tracks span uptempo barroom stompers to sweet ballads, boosted by layered vocals, heaps of acoustic instruments and a prevailing 'we're all in this together' mentality that runs throughout the record." So Let's Go is definitely an album for celebrating the good times.
Listen: Alan Doyle - So Let's Go
WRAP SOLD-OUT WEST COAST TOUR DIRECTLY SUPPORTING
MULTI-CMA AWARD WINNER AND GRAMMY-NOMINATED ARTIST
DEBUT FULL LENGTH ALBUM TO BE RELEASED IN 2016
(Press Release) Los Angeles-based nine-piece Americana-rock ensemble THE WALCOTTS partnered with PUREVOLUME.COM yesterday (12/16) to premiere their cover of Little Feat's "Spanish Moon." The song--co-produced by Ross Hogarth (John Mellencamp, Keb Mo) and commissioned by Luke George, son ofLowell George (singer/songwriter/guitarist of Little Feat)-- features special guest Rami Jaffee (keyboardist for the Foo Fighters and founding member/keyboardist of The Wallfowers) and captures the funky vibe of the original while bringing new life to the song. You can listen to the song via SoundCloud here.
"Listening to 'Spanish Moon' by The Walcotts brings a huge smile to my face," says Bill Payne (Keyboardist/Founding Member of Little Feat). "It is humbling to hear another band salute the legacy of Little Feat in such fine fashion. Thank you for honoring Little Feat and Lowell's great song 'Spanish Moon!'"
THE WALCOTTS' vocalist and guitarist Tom Cusimano tells PureVolume.com, "We as a band have always been huge fans of Little Feat. Their musicality, their storytelling and legendary live sound has influenced a lot of us individually before we even formed The Walcotts. Collectively, we as a band are now influenced by their music as well. We often cite their unique rhythms or song structures as direct influences."
A blazing journey of music featuring special guests:
Sam Bush, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan, Keller Williams, Jason Carter,
Mike Guggino, and Anders Beck
LEXINGTON, VA (Press Release)-- Flatpicking guitar phenom Larry Keel dazzles music-lovers once more with his 15th self-released album Experienced, due out February 26, 2016. The album is entirely original work that showcases both Larry’s and bandmate Will Lee’s exceptional songwriting, singing and jaw-dropping instrumental performances, accompanied by Keel’s equally talented wife Jenny Keel on upright bass and harmony vocals. It was recorded atWally Cleaver Studio in Fredericksburg, VA with engineer (and guest drummer) Jeff Covert and mastered by the award-winning industry great Bill Wolf (Willie Nelson, Tony Rice, Doc Watson) in Arlington, VA.
Added to the raw sophistication of Keel’s progressive acoustic style are several guest-musician-friends who appear on various tracks of Experienced, a list of artists that reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of icons and new stars including Sam Bush, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan, Keller Williams, Jason Carter (The Del McCoury Band), Mike Guggino (Steep Canyon Rangers), and Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass). According to Larry, “This project is a collection of my songs and Will Lee’s music, developed further with the amazing talents of some of our musician friends and heroes. Very real. Very fresh.”
The seven tracks on Experienced reflect Keel’s musical personality, from frenzied and raunchy to mystical and sensitive, and through it all, Keel’s honest attitude shines, fearlessly and with throttle wide-open. As Sam Bush (who plays mandolin and fiddle on the fiery opening track "Ripchord") says, ‘Enjoy the music... Larry does!” “‘Lil Miss” follows up with a cynical gibe at a mock Miss Prim and not-so-proper young lady of modern day society, set to a down and dirty blues-rock riff.
"Memories" (co-written by Larry and Jenny) is the portrait of the artist (Keel) gently swept away by life’s vast gallery of experiences and personal connections, and the poignant emotions that spring from it all. As the third track, it cools down the pace of things, letting the listener settle into the musical journey Keel has orchestrated.
Nashville, TN (December 17, 2015 Press Release) – Black 13 Tattoo Parlor inks pink with their third annual LIVE event held on October 24, 2015, raising $14,500 to support Nashville’s own Women Rock For The Cure (WRFTC). On Tuesday (12/15), the renowned tattoo parlor staff proudly presented a check to Women Rock For The Cure to help fund the organization’s community outreach initiatives including the annual Young Survivors Retreat which helps to connect and support young women diagnosed with breast cancer. WRFTC board members Liz Lee Schullo and Rebekah Lee Beard were on hand to accept the donation.
Black 13’s annual family friendly LIVE event is based around the arts to support those living with cancer. The daylong event features the shop’s talented artists tattooing pre-designed art with 100% percent of the proceeds donated to Women Rock For The Cure. This year the festivities also included music performances by Kyle Andrews, Mr. Steve The Music Man, Elise Davis, Jace Everett, Kylie Rothfield, Caroline Spence and Josh Farrow as well as local goods from Hail Dark Aesthetics, Wild Earth Apothecary, Paisley Red, Music City Glass Works, DonutloverrVintage, Oh Just Dandy and Polar Opposite Vintage.
With strong support from the Nashville community, Black 13 has raised over $39,500 for local charities in the past three years.
About Women Rock For The Cure
Women Rock For The Cure™ is a Nashville-based 501(c)(3) organization committed to connecting and supporting young women facing breast cancer. Founded in 2007, the organization works to build awareness and provide outreach programs through the power of the entertainment industry. Fueled by the annual Opry Goes Pink concert, the signature event has featured performances by Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, The Judds, Carrie Underwood and more. All proceeds benefit the organization's outreach efforts, including the Young Survivors Retreat, which brings together young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
For additional information on Women Rock For The Cure, upcoming events and how to get involved, please visit www.WomenRockForTheCure.org.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 16, 2015 Press Release) - 'Tis the season to celebrate good tidings as the popular online series "The Pickup's" holiday edition features exclusive interviews with Kenny Rogers, T. Graham Brown and Tanya Tucker.
Holiday cheer flows through this festive episode in conversations with Kenny on his new Christmas album, Tanya on where she's spending her holiday, T. Graham on how a holiday memory sparked a new song on his album and more. The program also reports on the phenomenal success of NBC's Dolly Parton biopic Coat Of Many Colors and gives the new LeAnn Rimes Christmas album a spin. Holiday-themed performances by The Oak Ridge Boys are covered as well.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH "The Pickup"
On January 1, a "Best of 2015" episode will be released featuring some of the program's best moments and interviews from the year. In less than a year, "The Pickup" has expanded its online presence dramatically among country music fans by taking viewers behind the scenes at television tapings, concerts, festivals and special events, reporting breaking news and creating fun features involving the stars of country music. New episodes can be viewed on the 1st and 15th of every month on major broadcasters' websites, various online media sites and SKY TV's CM&T program.
Previous episodes of "The Pickup" have featured a one-on-one conversation with Dolly Parton, tour-bus visits with Joe Nichols and Thompson Square and a water-slide adventure with Bucky Covington. The show attended the George Jones Museum opening, captured memorable moments from the Country Music Hall of Fame's most recent induction ceremony, covered the CMA Music Awards Red Carpet, visited backstage at "Larry's Country Diner" and presented an all-star Halloween costume contest.
Paul Thorn is giving us all a Christmas present.....a free download of a Christmas song he wrote awhile back, "That's Not Why We're Here." It's a song that is a reminder of the true reason for the season. From his website:
A while back, Paul and Billy wrote and recorded a song as a reminder of the true meaning of the holiday season. It's called That's Not Why We're Here and you can have it now free of charge at the link below. We sincerely appreciate your support and we wish you and yours the Merriest Christmas, the Happiest Hanukkah, and the Best New Year ever!
Click here for "That's Not Why We're Here"
Vocalist & Songwriter Jane Kramer Makes a Full Voiced Return to Her Roots with Mountain-made Second Solo Album, 'Carnival of Hopes' - Due Feb 26, 2016
Produced and Engineered by Adam Johnson of Sound Lab Studios, the album features backing band Free Planet Radio as well as guest appearances by Nicky Sanders of Steep Canyon Rangers and more.
ASHEVILLE, NC (Press Release)-- Vocalist and songwriter Jane Kramer is set to independently release her gutsy and ambrosial second solo album entitled Carnival of Hopes on Friday, February 26, 2016. Carnival of Hopes feels both celebratory and frank. It is filled with songs of regret and insight found after deep and gritty self-reflection. At its core, the album tells the story of facing down dark inner demons while still clinging to “that tiny chirping of light in your bones that somehow keeps you tethered to keeping on,” Kramer says.
Throughout the album, it is Kramer’s unvarnished honesty and searching, powerfully sweet and heartrending voice that carry the well-crafted and arranged songs and tie both elements of loss and healing cohesively together. “I'm not great at making stuff up,” she says, “so I sing what I lived and what I know, without any sugar or fluff.”
“Anyone who has stared down the barrel of themselves and their failures and fears and shipwrecked loves has scraped up against the bottom of their own capacity for hoping,” says Kramer, a social worker and musician by trade. “My carnival of hopes is busted and hideous and rusty and somehow still brave and sparkly,” she says, “like the image of the forgotten Ferris wheel printed on the disc – half taken over by trees and time, but still standing.”
Signature Hat For Langhorne Slim by Stetson to Debut in December
“One word best sums up the work of Langhorne Slim: organic. The singer-songwriter’s music is every bit a reflection of who he is and where he’s at. No additives, no nonsense. Slim colors the pictures but he’s most
interested in the truth.” – Relix
Nashville, TN (Press Release)- Acclaimed singer-songwriter and dynamic performers Langhorne Slim & The Law have announced their first dates of 2016, which will be sponsored by Stetson. Langhorne Slim & The Law are touring in support of their critically acclaimed album The Spirit Moves, released earlier this year on Dualtone Records. The tour will also celebrate the new partnership between Langhorne Slim and Stetson whose limited edition Stetson X Langhornedebuts this month. For an interview with Langhorne Slim about the upcoming tour and new hat check out the exclusive announcement via Bandsintown HERE.
Langhorne Slim’s latest album was well received by both his dedicated fan base and the press. The Spirit Movesexplored themes including transition, growth, new beginnings which reflected his recent move to Nashville, and most importantly finding peace with where you are in life. The album was covered by outlets includingEntertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone Country, Onion A.V. Club, Acoustic Guitar, Blurt, Relix, Uncut, Southern Living, Noisey, and many more. Langhorne Slim also appeared on both CONAN (click HERE) & CBS SaturdayMorning (click HERE).
Suwannee Springfest 2016 Initial Lineup Announced: John Prine, The Del McCoury Band, Keller Williams Grateful Grass & More!
Announcing The 20th Annual Suwannee Springfest Initial Lineup
John Prine, The Del McCoury Band, Keller Williams Grateful Grass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, Jeff Austin Band, The Larry Keel Experience, Donna the Buffalo & More
~ March 17-20, 2016 at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL ~
Grab your super early bird tickets now and save→ www.suwanneespringfest.com/tickets
Live Oak, FL -- Suwannee Springfest celebrates 20 years of kicking off the spring festival season at the beautifulSpirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. It takes place March 17-20, 2016 and we are thrilled to announce that John Prine will be headlining the festival with his debut appearance at the event! A lot of return favorites from over the years will be joining in to help celebrate the anniversary including The Del McCoury Band, Keller Williams Grateful Grass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Jeff Austin Band, The Larry Keel Experience, Donna the Buffalo, and Jim Lauderdale. Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers and Dave & Dave (of Trampled By Turtles) make their debut appearance at the fest!
Other fun acts on the bill include Cabinet, Fruition, Jon Stickley Trio, Nora Jane Struthers, Mandolin Orange,Rumpke Mountain Boys and more. Stay tuned for additional artist announcements, workshops, and other activities! See the full lineup at suwanneespringfest.com.
Get your tickets for Suwannee Springfest now at the super early bird rate of $160 (GA) until midnight onWednesday Dec 16th before they rise to the next tier of $175 through January 17th. Student / Military Ticket $175 advance through March 16th. Individual day tickets are also available. Tickets are inclusive of all taxes and fees, and include 4 days of primitive camping and music Thursday - Sunday nights. Kids under 12 are invited to join for free.
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