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http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hear-emmylou-harris-rodney-crowell-traveling-kind-streaming-npr-first-listen-2015-05-04Monday, May 4, 2015
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell's new duo album, The Traveling Kind, is due out next week. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full all this week as an NPR First Listen. "To generations of folk, country and roots listeners, these two are, indeed, archetypes of trend-outlasting creative restlessness," says NPR Music's Jewly Hight. "Here, they consciously embrace the full breadth of their expression ... This is what it sounds like when true equals, both deep into their journeys, draw out the best in each other."Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hear-tyondai-braxton-hive1-streaming-full-npr-first-listen-2015-05-04Monday, May 4, 2015
Tyondai Braxton's Nonesuch debut album, HIVE1, is due out next week. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full all this week as an NPR First Listen at npr.org. "New sounds continually spark like fireworks inside HIVE1's shifting, stereo-spanning mix, which is especially intoxicating through headphones," says NPR Music's Marc Masters. "[W]hat sets this album apart is its playfulness—the feeling that experimenting with sound is a joyful game rather than an academic exercise."Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/french-electronic-artist-st-germain-release-first-album-15-years-nonesuch-2015-05-04Monday, May 4, 2015
St Germain (aka Ludovic Navarre), whose albums Boulevard and Tourist originated a genre of French electronic music that later included artists like Air, has returned to the studio to create his first album in 15 years. The self-titled record, due October 9 on Nonesuch Records in the US, marries percussive grooves, which have always been central to St Germain’s sound, with a new element: traditional Malian music. Pre-orders of the album include an instant download of the opening track, "Real Blues," which you can hear here.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/cap-ucla-2015-16-randy-newman-sam-amidon-richard-goode-rokia-traore-2015-05-04Monday, May 4, 2015Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA 2015–16 Season to Include Randy Newman, Sam Amidon, Richard Goode, Rokia Traoré
The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA has announced its 2015–16 season, and featured among the artists performing this season are several artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Randy Newman, Sam Amidon, Richard Goode, and Rokia Traoré. The season also includes works by Steve Reich, as part of a celebration of choreographer Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker, and the West Coast premiere of a new work by Timo Andres.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-emmylou-harris-rodney-crowell-perform-late-show-david-letterman-2015-05-02Saturday, May 2, 2015
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, whose new duets album, The Traveling Kind, is due out May 12, stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman as musical guests on the show last night. They sang a special rendition of the gospel tune "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" in tribute to Letterman, whose final episode as host will air later this month, joined by Steve Martin on banjo, Amos Lee on guitar and vocals, and Mark O'Connor on fiddle. You can watch their performance here.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-events-weekend-may-01-03-2015Friday, May 1, 2015
Sam Amidon kicks off European solo tour with three shows in the Netherlands ... Laurie Anderson performs at Princeton ... Devendra Banhart plays solo in Taos ... Jeremy Denk performs Ligeti/Beethoven with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in NYC ... Rhiannon Giddens heads from Colorado to Alaska ... Richard Goode performs in Virginia ... Audra McDonald is in Virginia too ... Natalie Merchant has two shows in Toronto ... Joshua Redman performs with Cornell University's Wind Ensemble ... Steve Reich takes part in Glasgow festival ... and more ...