Known for numerous releases as one half of Everything But the Girl, U.K.-based songwriter-DJ-author-label owner Ben Watt is set to release Hendra, his first solo album in more than 30 years. Below, watch a live, acoustic video for “The Levels,” a song featuring Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour on steel guitar.
Edward David Anderson will release his debut solo album, Lies & Wishes, April 29 through The Royal Potato Family. Best known for his work with the revered Midwestern rock band Backyard Tire Fire, Anderson teamed with producer Steve Berlin of Los Lobos for his new recording. The resulting effort finds Anderson creating his own mythology with a collection of ten songs that embrace vulnerability, while remaining grounded in his working class roots.
Andy McKee is back with his latest offering, Mythmaker, and we're happy to present you an exclusive stream. As his latest release since 2010’s Joyland, Mythmaker finds McKee covering some brand new territory. "I really wanted to break things up a bit with this EP, so I decided to include a solo piano piece and a multi-instrument tune that features some electric guitar,” McKee shares.
New York City singer-songwriter-bandleader-producer-actor Julian Fleisher is Finally done with his new album and he's ready for the world to hear it. On May 13, 2014 Fleisher will release Finally on Modern Records and he's partnered up with Out Magazine to premiere his first single, the album's title track. Of the song, he says, "I think I wrote Finally when a friend was over for lunch when I was sick. While we chatted, I had the guitar under my arm and I was absentmindedly picking away as we talked."
O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips have announced a 25-city co-headlining tour. The tour includes stops a iconic summertime venues as Red Rocks outside of Denver, Colorado, and Jones Beach in Long Island, New York. O.A.R. has just wrapped up production on a brand new album – The Rockville LP – which is set for release June 10th on Vanguard Records.
Omnivore Recordings will soon release the full-length version of The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, featuring 24 performances from Hank Williams. The release contains material that has been unheard for 64 years. Rescued from obscurity, these shows originally aired more than six decades ago; The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 collects material from the four episodes now known to exist.
Vanguard Records is proud to announce the reissue of classic recordings available exclusively on Record Store Day – April 19, 2014. The albums were selected after a voting process on VanguardRecords.com and RecordStoreDay.com. Below are the four titles selected. These recordings have been newly re-mastered from the original tapes by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering and are presented in ‘exact replica’ LP packages.
This August, songwriting legends John Fogerty and Jackson Browne will co-headline two east coast concerts. The shows will take place on August 4 at PNC in Holmdel, New Jersey and Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY on August 5. Fogerty and Browne will each perform full sets with their respective bands. The two recently joined up for last year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions where they helped celebrate the music of Randy Newman.
Popular Bachelorette contestant (and recent newlywed) Ty Brown has launched a Pledge Music campaign to garner support for his forthcoming debut album. Fans of Brown have the chance to pledge money and receive exclusive “thank you’s” such as a concert at their home, a bonfire sing-a-long, signed merchandise and more. Says Brown, “I am so excited about this new album, and since I got so much support while I was on the Bachelorette, I thought it would be fun to give people who enjoy my music a chance to be part of the process with me.”