Another Friday, and another viral video is making the rounds in stringed-instrument land. This time, it's a fan-filmed clip of Taimane Gardner, a Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso, performing at the 2014 San Diego Ukulele Festival.
Alternative Pop band Never Shout Never, aka Christofer Drew and his fellow band mates, has announced today, plans for a 2015 Late Winter North American headline tour, called the "Mid Winter's Night's Dream Acoustik Tour." The tour will begin on February 20th in Los Angeles, CA., and will wrap up on March 7th in Boston, MA.
Last night at the Boston Music Awards hometown hero Will Dailey was presented with two of the Awards’ highest honors, Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year for National Throat. These awards come at the tail end of a career defining year for Dailey, in which he created and released his best work to date.
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will begin the North American leg of their new tour on February 25 in Chicago, Ill. The So Delicious tour will reach 50 U.S. markets including the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival before hitting international territories in May and then again next fall. The tour is preceded by a week of in-store appearances at independent record stores around the country.
“For years I’ve been hearing the phrase, ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,’” says Louise Goffin. Hence the “apple” portion of the name of her new EP, Appleonfire (Majority Of One Records, February 3, 2015).
Singer-songwriter Taylor Berrett will be releasing his debut album, Great Falls, on March 10, 2015, via Warner Bros. Records. The album embodies songwriting at its finest, with great artists like Paul Simon and Billy Joel as inspiration and Taylor's uniquely fun, uplifting, and poignant style at the heart.
Richie Sambora is spreading the peaceful spirit of the holiday season with a moving rendition of the John Lennon classic “Happy Xmas/War Is Over.” Richie delivers blues-y vocals and trades guitar lines with Australian guitar powerhouse Orianthi, all backed by the sweet sound of the School of Rock LA children’s choir.
They say that there is no going back. They say that you can’t go home again. Butthe Jayhawks are sure as hell going to try. The Americana pioneers will take to the road just after the holidays on a six-date journey down the Pacific Coast. The tour starts January 6 at Seattle’s Neptune, and concludes on July 12 in San Juan Capistrano, with stops in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego County.