Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James And Marcus Mumford Collaborate As 'The New Basement Tapes' Band For Album Produced By T Bone Burnett. Lyric Video Features Original Handwritten Lyrics By Bob Dylan.
Jason Isbell was the big winner at the 2014 Americana Music Awards last week. The artist picked up trophies for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Cover Me Up”) and Album of the Year for his highly acclaimed 2013 release Southeastern. On the heels of the awards, dates have been announced for a Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit February 2015 tour (see tour dates below).
The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) is thrilled to announce that Orianthi will co-host the 2015 She Rocks Awards. Honoring women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the She Rocks Awards is slated to take place Friday evening, January 23, 2015 in Anaheim, Calif., during the NAMM Show.
Greensky Bluegrass’ latest album If Sorrows Swim has struck a chord in the bluegrass and country world. The record Debuted #1 on Billboard Bluegrass Albums, #22 at Indie Albums and #127 on Billboard 200. If Sorrows Swim also peaked at #5 and on iTunes Country charts and #37 on the overall iTunes albums chart.
Avalon, the first full-length album from the acoustic guitar duo of Julian Lage and Punch Brothers' Chris “Critter” Eldridge, will be released on October 7, 2014. It was produced by friend and fan Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids and recorded live from the stage of the 1920’s-era Avalon Theatre in Easton, Maryland over two days last April.
Atlanta-based hard rock quintet Manchester Orchestra is thrilled to announce the release of HOPE, a startling re-imagination of COPE, their most recent album, issued earlier this year. HOPE is available digitally everywhere beginning today, September 16, 2014 via Loma Vista Recordings. In addition, HOPE will be released on CD and vinyl on November 18th, 2014.
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (Lennon Bus), the premier, non-profit 501(c)(3) mobile Pro-Audio, Video and Broadcast studio providing hands-on experiences for students of all ages since 1998, comes to New York City for stops at public schools in each of the five boroughs culminating on Lennon’s birthday, October 9. The legendary songwriter, poet, artist and activist would have been 74.
Other Music Recording Co., the eclectic label born out of the long-running and influential New York City record shop, announces the signing of Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, an L.A.-based musical project of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Trevor Beld-Jimenez, with the release of the new track "Unknown Forces."
Last week, The Best Fest, sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey, announced the first-ever George Fest to celebrate the music of legendary George Harrison and raise money to help musicians and their communities via The Jameson Neighborhood Fund.