Robert Plant put out the call for fans to create a music video for “Rainbow,” the first single off his new album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, via Genero.tv, the online community of filmmakers. From the more than 100 entries, Plant has selected the winning video, which was co-directed by Isabella and Lucien Spelman. You can watch it here. Robert Plant and his band The Sensational Space Shifters kick off a North American tour next week.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoArtist News
Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer have released a video of their performing "Big Top" from their new album, Bass & Mandolin. You can watch it here. The duo kicked off a North American tour this week in Vancouver. These "two giants of contemporary acoustic music ... managed to showcase exceptional chops while never falling into any of the tedious flash virtuosi so often are taken by," raves the Vancouver Sun. "It's a rare opportunity to be captivated by two such unusual instruments in a pairing. These two are truly special."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour VideoArtist News
Carolina Chocolate Drops close out the summer and kick off the fall touring season at the Brooklyn Academy of Music tonight for the Nonesuch Records at BAM celebration of the label's 50th anniversary. (Rhiannon Giddens also joins label mates Kronos Quartet and others for another concert in the series on Saturday.) The band's US tour includes sets at the FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival in Massachusetts, the LA Bluegrass Situation, and stops in the West, Midwest, and South.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsWednesday, September 17, 2014|0 comments"Here Lies Love" Remix Collection Due September 30 on Todomundo; Proceeds Help End Poverty in Philippines
The Remix Collection from "Here Lies Love", featuring reimaginings of the music from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s off-Broadway hit, is set for release September 30 on the Todomundo! label, available to preorder at herelieslove.com. A collection of 14 tracks remixed by Matt Stine and Justin Levine, all proceeds will be donated to Gawad Kalinga, a charity dedicated to typhoon relief and ending poverty in the Philippines for five million families by 2024. The album will also be available at Here Lies Love performances at The Public Theater in New York and Dorfman Theater in London.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsTuesday, September 16, 2014|0 comments
Bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile, whose second recording collaboration, Bass & Mandolin, was released last week on Nonesuch Records, kick off a month-long tour of North America with a performance at the Chan Shun Concert Hall in Vancouver tonight, followed by stops across the United States, from Seattle to Los Angeles, Austin to Boston, New York, Chicago, and many more.