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The Black Keys, who kick off the US leg of their Turn Blue world tour with two stops in their home state of Ohio this weekend, have just announced that the tour will be heading to Australia in April 2015, following the UK and European tours in February and March. The Australian tour kicks off at the Bluesfest Byron Bay on April 3 and includes sets at the two Rolling Green events and stops in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide. Tickets go on sale Thursday, September 11, 2014.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsTuesday, September 2, 2014|1 comments
Devendra Banhart and longtime friend, musical collaborator, and fellow singer-songwriter Andy Cabic (Vetiver) will tour California in October 2014, performing both individually and together in a casual mix of older and newer material. Banhart joins Iron and Wine and Stephin Merritt for Nonesuch Records at BAM in Brooklyn on September 19 and Caetano Veloso and Andrew Bird at the Hollywood Bowl on September 21.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist News
Bass & Mandolin, due out September 9 on Nonesuch Records, is the second duo recording from double bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile. In this article, these two virtuosic musicians talk with writer Michael Hill about the new album and how the personal and musical relationship between them has continued to mature and deepen in the five years since the pair released its self-titled Nonesuch debut.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist News
Punch Brothers are reaching out to fans to participate in the making of their next album. The group has put out the request for folks to sing a few lines on the new record "as kind of a meta reference to its theme," says band member Chris Thile. The lines are from a song called "Little Lights," for which Punch Brothers are looking to add "a mighty assembly of your individual Voice Memos and GarageBand sessions" to the studio recording.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist News
The full line-up for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park has been announced, and performing are Conor Oberst, Shawn Colvin, and Emmylou Harris, who will have performed at each of the festival's 14 years, plus Tweedy and T Bone Burnett, among others. The free, annual outdoor music festival will take place October 3–5, 2014.