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  • Friday, February 5, 2016|0 comments

    Kronos Quartet presents its second-annual hometown festival in San Francisco all weekend … Sam Amidon plays three shows in Belgium … Jeremy Denk performs Bach's Goldberg Variations in Europe … Rhiannon Giddens concludes UK tour with Transatlantic Sessions … Richard Goode performs Beethoven in Michigan … Lianne La Havas plays Brooklyn and Philadelphia … Chris Thile guest hosts A Prairie Home Companion … Rokia Traoré kicks off 2016 tour in London … and more ...

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  • Thursday, February 4, 2016|0 comments

    Rokia Traoré's new album, Né So, is out February 12. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen. NPR's Anastasia Tsioulcas, who calls Traoré "fantastically gifted," notes that "the idea of refuge ... serves as a central catalyst to Traoré's gorgeous new album." She concludes: "Né So is a sonically beautiful project, for sure, and it's easy to get lost in the lilting rhythms and Traoré's smoky voice. But if you're simply sitting back with this album, you may have missed her point." Hear Né So in full here. Traoré kicks off a tour in London on Saturday, followed by stops throughout Europe in the weeks ahead. She heads to the US in late March for performances in NYC, DC, and Savannah.

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  • Monday, February 1, 2016|0 comments

    Punch Brothers have announced a US tour in May. The two-week headline tour kicks off with a concert at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville and makes stops in Birmingham, Athens, Cambridge, and Milwaukee, culminating in two nights at Chicago's Thalia Hall on May 13 and 14. Those dates follow a concert with Dave Rawlings Machine in Charleston on April 29 and a set at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 1. The band will also take part in the MusicNOW, Huck Finn Jubilee, Telluride Bluegrass, Oregon Bach, and RockyGrass festivals in the months ahead.

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  • Monday, February 1, 2016|0 comments

    Lianne La Havas kicks off a fully sold-out US tour at The McKittrick Hotel in New York City tonight. It's the first in a series of intimate solo club dates stopping in Boston, DC, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Oakland, and culminating with a show at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles on February 11. The tour features music from La Havas's second album, Blood, which has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

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  • Monday, February 1, 2016|0 comments

    Olivia Chaney will tour the United Kingdom this spring, including six shows as special guest of Ben Folds on his tour of England with yMusic. Chaney will perform in two UK festivals—ATP Festival in North Wales in April and the London Festival of Baroque Music in May—before joining Folds and the ensemble for concerts in Manchester, Gateshead, Brighton, and Cambridge, as well as two nights at the London Palladium. Before then, she heads to the United States to perform at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville in March.

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    On Tour

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