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  • Friday, April 19, 2019

    Singer Mandy Patinkin and pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett's Diary: December 2018, the third in their Diary series of musical installments, is out now on Nonesuch. The digital release’s eleven songs were recorded by the two musicians in Bartlett’s New York studio last December and include two songs written by Patinkin himself plus songs by Paul Simon, Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), Randy Newman, Biff Rose, Teitur, and John Grant. A thirty-city Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries begins in October 2019; details will be announced this summer.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Video
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Attacca Quartet performed music from Caroline Shaw’s Orange live at The Greene Space in NYC last Friday, ahead of the album’s release this coming Friday. The performance was streamed live via WNYC's New Sounds and can be seen again in full here. Shaw was the featured artist on the first episode in the new series of BBC Radio 3’s Unclassified, showcasing "genre-exploding new music for curious ears, hearts and minds," on Sunday. "I love it ... absolutely gorgeous music," says presenter Elizabeth Alker, who gave the radio premiere plays of two album tracks.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Sam Amidon, who begins a North American tour next week, stopped by Fretboard Journal to perform "Juma Mountain," from his album The Following Mountain, with saxophonist Sam Gendel. Watch it here. Amidon also spoke with the site's podcast about his music, touring, and more. The tour starts in Minneapolis on April 25, with stops in Davenport, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto, and Hamilton, Ontario. He returns to North America in June for a concert with Kronos Quartet and a tour as special guest of Bruce Hornsby.

     

     

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

    David Byrne's Nonesuch debut album, Grown Backwards—which Pitchfork said "fits alongside the best of his career"—turned fifteen in March and made its vinyl debut then. We've put together a brief visual history of the album with archival audio, prototype album art, songwriting inspirations, and a timeline of milestone moments. You can watch Grown Backwards: A Visual History here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Thursday, March 28, 2019

    Yola was on Le Figaro's Live Musique to discuss and perform songs from her debut album, Walk Through Fire: "Ride Out in the Country" and "Faraway Look." Yola, whom Le Figaro calls "le souffle puissant de l'americana," also offered her take on Sheryl Crow's song "A Change Will Do You Good." You can watch the performance and interview here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Sunday, March 24, 2019

    Yola made her US national TV debut on CBS This Morning: Saturday, performing a Saturday Sessions set of songs from her Dan Auerbach–produced debut album, Walk Through Fire: "Faraway Look," "Ride Out in the Country," and "Love All Night (Work All Day)." You can watch the set here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Monday, March 18, 2019

    Mountain Man's set at NPR Music's SXSW Tiny Desk Family Hour was among the "'Wow' Moments from SXSW 2019," said All Songs Considered. You can now watch the trio—Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Molly Sarlé, Amelia Meath—perform three songs from the set: "AGT" from their album Magic Ship; Sarlé's "Human"; and "Grasses" by Daughter of Swords, Sauser-Monnig's new solo project. NPR's Stephen Thompson, in sharing this "softly joyful set," notes Mountain Man's "resplendent blend" and the "wonderful folk-pop songs" to come from Daughter of Swords.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Monday, March 18, 2019

    Yola had a jam-packed week at SXSW, performing at showcases, radio sessions, and parties across Austin, including The Current Day Party, the 30-minute set from which you can watch here, and Andrew Bird's Live From the Great Room, their duet of "I Forgot to Be Your Lover" from which you can watch here as well. Yola's debut album, Walk Through Fire, is No. 1 on the UK Americana Album chart and is WFUV's New Dig. "Every so often, a musician emerges that really stops the world in its tracks. Yola," WFUV exclaims, "is one of those special talents."

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Monday, March 18, 2019

    Lake Street Dive's Rachael Price was the guest vocalist on public radio's Live From Here last weekend. She joined guest host Jon Batiste, who was sitting in while Chris Thile is on tour with Punch Brothers, and the band on several songs, including the Ray Noble classic "The Very Thought of You" and Prince's "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?" Watch both here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Friday, March 15, 2019

    Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig brought her solo project, Daughter of Swords, to the Paste Studio Austin live from the Riverview Bungalows during SXSW. She performed three songs: "Gem," the first music released from the debut Daughter of Swords album, due later this year on Nonesuch; "Grasses," another of her songs; and the shape-note tune "What Wondrous Love Is This." She also talks a bit about the tarot-card origins of the band name and working with producer Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso on the forthcoming album. You can watch the session here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Friday, March 15, 2019

    Mountain Man was in the Austin area to perform songs from its new album, Magic Ship, at NPR Music's SXSW Tiny Desk Family Hour, Willie Nelson's Luck Reunion, and South x San José. WFUV captured the trio's South x San José set, from which you can watch the trio perform "Moon" and "Baby Where You Are," here and listen to the complete set at wfuv.org.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    Mountain Man, which resumes its first US tour in six years next week, has shared a video featuring a performance of the songs "Window" and "Moon"—both from the trio's Nonesuch debut album, Magic Ship—from a sold-out hometown show at the Haw River Ballroom in North Carolina from late last year. You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video

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