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Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell celebrate the release of their new duo album, The Traveling Kind, out next Tuesday, by hosting a "takeover" of SiriusXM Outlaw Country—channel 60—during the week of its release, including their own daily one-hour show, an interview and performance on The Buddy & Jim Show with Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, and an intimate performance with a live audience at the SiriusXM studios in New York City for a very special broadcast event hosted by Elvis Costello.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioArtist NewsTuesday, May 5, 2015|0 comments
The Staves are featured on the latest episode of NPR's All Songs Considered, titled "Nine Creative Musicians You Should Know." The episode centers on songs that suggest "a means of making magic out of circumstance," starting with The Staves' "No Me, No You, No More," off their new Justin Vernon-produced album, If I Was. It's "a rich, compelling folk song heavy with longing but buoyed by the trio's sweet, high harmonies," says the show. "The song is a testament to letting go of expectation in the midst of creation, to finding the way forward on a road no one expected to travel." The Staves perform at Rough Trade in Brooklyn next Monday, May 11, and at Vernon's Eaux Claires festival in July.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioArtist NewsTuesday, May 5, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas, whose new album, Blood, is due out later this year, will perform three shows in the US in July: a set at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 5, and headline shows at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on July 7 and Bowery Ballroom in New York City on July 9. Essence Festival tickets are on sale now; tickets for the LA and NYC shows go on sale this Friday, May 8.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsMonday, May 4, 2015|0 comments
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell's new duo album, The Traveling Kind, 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. "To generations of folk, country and roots listeners, these two are, indeed, archetypes of trend-outlasting creative restlessness," says NPR Music's Jewly Hight. "Here, they consciously embrace the full breadth of their expression ... This is what it sounds like when true equals, both deep into their journeys, draw out the best in each other."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsMonday, May 4, 2015|0 comments
Tyondai Braxton's Nonesuch debut album, HIVE1, 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. "New sounds continually spark like fireworks inside HIVE1's shifting, stereo-spanning mix, which is especially intoxicating through headphones," says NPR Music's Marc Masters. "[W]hat sets this album apart is its playfulness—the feeling that experimenting with sound is a joyful game rather than an academic exercise."