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Conor Oberst is the guest on the latest episode of WTF with Marc Maron. Oberst, whom the show calls "a virtuoso singer-songwriter," talks with Maron about his Nonesuch Records debut album, Upside Down Mountain, what WTF describes as "the intangible nature of writing songs," and much more. Oberst kicks off a tour of Australia and New Zealand with special guests The Felice Brothers next week.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsFriday, February 13, 2015|0 comments
Tickets are on sale now for Rhiannon Giddens' spring solo tour, featuring music from her debut solo album Tomorrow Is My Turn. The shows begin at the Big Ears Festival in March and continue through June, with stops in cities and at festivals along the way, including NYC, Chicago, LA, and the Bonnaroo Music Festival. Giddens’ bandmates from Carolina Chocolate Drops are part of her touring band. They perform on A Prairie Home Companion this weekend.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsFriday, February 13, 2015|0 comments
Emmylou Harris joins Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, and more for a special episode of Austin City Limits (ACL) featuring performances from the inaugural Austin City Limits Hall of Fame presentation, which took place in April. The hour-long special, hosted by actor Matthew McConaughey, debuts on PBS this weekend. Harris and ACL Hall of Fame inductee Nelson perform "Crazy," and Lovett joins them both for a trio take on "Pancho & Lefty" and "On the Road Again." Harris's groundbreaking album Wrecking Ball was the featured classic album on BBC Radio 2's Johnnie Walker’s Long Players program earlier this week.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News TelevisionArtist NewsThursday, February 12, 2015|0 comments
Tigran Hamasyan, whose Nonesuch Records debut album, Mockroot, is due out on Tuesday, kicks off a tour of the US with a performance at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts—his Chicago debut—on Friday. The tour continues through the month, with stops in Oakland, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, and Cambridge, two nights in New York City, and two sets in College Park, Maryland.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsThursday, February 12, 2015|0 comments
David Byrne will curate 2015’s Meltdown Festival at Southbank Centre in London, August 17–28. Previous directors include Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Ray Davies, and Ornette Coleman. "This is going to be exciting," says Byrne. "I plan to invite performers I've seen—and I do get out—and others I've missed or have dreamed of seeing." The line-up will be announced in the coming months.