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Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters today announced their 2014 fall tour in support of the new album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, due September 9. Kicking off in Port Chester, NY, at the Capitol Theater on September 25, the dates finish in Los Angeles on October 7 at the Hollywood Palladium. All Citi card members can purchase their tickets to the tour beginning August 12. Each presale will include a copy of Robert Plant’s new record. The general public presale begins August 15. Plant will also be performing two shows at Brooklyn’s BAM as part of Nonesuch 50th anniversary concerts. A live version of the album track "Rainbow" has premiered via Rolling Stone.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsThursday, August 7, 2014|0 comments
Lily-O, a new album of reimagined folk songs by Vermont-born singer / fiddler / banjoist / guitarist Sam Amidon will be released September 30 by Nonesuch Records (with vinyl to come October 28).The album was produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson (Björk, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Feist) and features the innovative jazz guitarist and composer Bill Frisell, along with Amidon’s other frequent collaborators, bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Chris Vatalaro. Amidon tours in Europe this summer and performs as part of BAM's celebration of Nonesuch’s 50th anniversary. Pre-orders of Lily-O are available now in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the album track "Walkin’ Boss,” which premiered on Stereogum.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsWednesday, August 6, 2014|0 comments
Nonesuch releases the second recording collaboration by bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile—Bass & Mandolin—September 9, 2014. The album features ten original compositions by the two artists, who have been performing together sporadically for more than a decade and made their recording debut as a duo with 2008’s Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, which the Washington Post praised, saying “Thile and Meyer are most enthralling when they pass a melody back and forth, fingers flying.” The duo embarks on a month-long North American tour on September 16. Bass & Mandolin is available to pre-order with an instant download of the album track “Tarnation.”Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsWednesday, August 6, 2014|0 comments
Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins—will tape a performance for Austin City Limits on Monday, August 25, at ACL Live at The Moody Theater, in Austin. The trio returns with its first new music in nine years and for its third appearance on the PBS series Austin City Limits. Chris Thile also visited the show with Punch Brothers; Sara Watkins recently appeared on the show with the Decemberists. For free passes to the show, starting about a week before the taping, visit acltv.com.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News TelevisionArtist NewsMonday, August 4, 2014|0 comments
John Adams's new recording of City Noir and his Saxophone Concerto features "superb" performances by the St. Louis Symphony led by David Robertson and "first-class soloist" saxophonist Timothy McAllister, says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. McAllister's "performance, well-supported by Robertson, is amazing." The Post-Dispatch concludes that "both pieces get terrific performances; the recording itself got top-notch engineering." McAllister and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra give the West Coast Premiere of the Saxophone Concerto at the Cabrillo Music Festival on Saturday, August 9.