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Bass & Mandolin, the second recording collaboration by bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile, is due out next Tuesday, September 9. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it. The album is streaming in full this week as a "Check Ahead" feature from NPR member station WNYC's Soundcheck. "More than anything," says WNYC, "it's easy to hear how much fun these two have playing together." The duo recently performed the album track "Why Only One?" for The Bluegrass Situation; you can watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Web/TechnologyArtist NewsWednesday, September 3, 2014|0 comments
Sam Amidon, whose new album of reimagined folks songs, Lily-O, is due September 30, will tour the US and Europe this fall in support of the new release. Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Shahzad Ismaily, both of whom are on the new album, will join Amidon on select dates. Amidon also performs with Kronos Quartet and other label mates as part of Nonesuch Records at BAM later this month.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsTuesday, September 2, 2014|0 comments
Robert Plant's new album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, is due out next week. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it. Fans worldwide can hear the new music ahead of its release, and stream the entire album in full. "More than anything, the album waxes gorgeous about music itself," writes NPR's Ann Powers in the NPR First Listen stream. Even with all of the sounds and experiences that have gone into the new album, she says, "No one of these songs sounds precisely like its source; that's the genius of this album. It lovingly layers elements in ways that mirror memory, creating new constructs from floating shards of the musical past."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsTuesday, September 2, 2014|0 comments
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.