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Punch Brothers performed two songs from their new album, The Phosphorescent Blues, on CBS This Morning: Saturday: "Boll Weevil" and "Magnet." You can watch both songs here. "Formed in 2006, each of the five musicians were well-known for their musical skills," says the show, "but together, they have become a force beloved by critics and audiences worldwide."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television VideoArtist NewsTuesday, March 17, 2015|0 comments
Trio Da Kali is a group of musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots. Formed of voice, ngoni, and balafon, the Trio aims to bring a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires. Its debut EP is now available digitally from World Circuit, distributed in North America by Nonesuch Records.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist News
Punch Brothers stopped by NPR to give a Tiny Desk Concert. The concert opens with a special surprise for Thile, who happened to be celebrating a birthday that day, followed by a performance of four songs from their new album, The Phosphorescent Blues. Thile, "along with this versatile and talented group, rocked our world," says host Bob Boilen. "Punch Brothers mixes bluegrass, pop and classical music. It's a tough combination to imagine, and an even harder one to make work, but this band ... makes the unimaginable contagious and fun. They push boundaries and make music like no one else." Watch the Tiny Desk Concert here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio VideoArtist News
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters announce their 2015 North American tour. Kicking off May 24 at the Sasquatch! Festival in George, WA, the dates include his return to Bonnaroo and finish off in Philadelphia June 17. Tickets go on sale starting this Friday. Each ticket to the non-festival shows will include a CD of the band’s latest album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar. The Pixies open five of these shows, and JD McPherson five. Citi cardmembers have access to presale tickets for the Santa Barbara and LA shows starting Wednesday.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist News
Buena Vista Social Club's Lost and Found, a collection of previously unreleased tracks, 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. "It was nearly 20 years ago, back in 1997, that the Buena Vista Social Club became an improbable worldwide sensation: a group of mainly elderly (and some younger) Cuban musicians, performing traditional son music for an album produced by Ry Cooder," writes NPR's Anastasia Tsioulcas. "If it turns out that this is the year we do say a final goodbye to the Buena Vista collective, Lost and Found provides a gorgeous reminder of what made it so famous to begin with — and what we'll all be missing."