Wednesday, August 12, 2015|0 commentsPunch Brothers Nominated for Two International Bluegrass Music Awards, Including Instrumental Group of the Year
Congratulations to Punch Brothers, nominated for two International Bluegrass Music Awards: Instrumental Group of the Year and Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project for their new album, The Phosphorescent Blues. Results will be revealed at the IBMAs on October 1 in Raleigh, NC, broadcast live on SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction. Earlier this year, Punch Brothers were nominated for Best Duo/Group of the Year in the Americana Honors & Awards, which will be held in Nashville on September 16.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsMonday, August 10, 2015|0 commentsLianne La Havas's "Blood" Is WFUV's New Dig: "Her Wonderfully Powerful Voice Soars Majestically Over Sunshine-Dappled Melodies"
Lianne La Havas's new album, Blood, is WFUV's New Dig. "Blood stretches La Havas’s scope as a songwriter, singer and guitarist, embracing neo-soul and jazz, while peppering the proceedings with dashes of R&B, reggae, and doo wop," says WFUV. "Her voice is wonderfully powerful and full; it rings clearly and soars majestically over her sunshine-dappled melodies." Blood was The Current's Album of the Week: "Blood showcases La Havas as a powerhouse vocalist, her voice lilting and floating like a butterfly over the music in one instant and slamming down with force and a gritty roughness the next moment ... It's an album you'll want to learn the lyrics of so you can sing along to it—loudly."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioArtist NewsMonday, August 10, 2015|0 comments
Following the recent release of Buena Vista Social Club’s Lost and Found—a new collection of previously unreleased tracks—Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, a core band featuring several of the original musicians, kicks off a North American farewell "Adios" tour at the Ravinia Festival outside Chicago on Wednesday. The "Adios" tour includes extensive dates in the US and Canada, culminating in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on November 7.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsFriday, August 7, 2015|3 comments
More Roar, the EP from Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters first released on vinyl for Record Store Day in April, is now available digitally on iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, where it is also available as a high-definition 96kHz/24bit FLAC download and on vinyl too. The EP features three tracks recorded live during the group’s 2014 world tour celebrating the release of the album lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar: "Turn It Up / Arbaden," "Poor Howard," and "Whole Lotta Love (Medley)." Plant and the band are currently touring Europe and return to North America in September.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsThursday, August 6, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas spoke with NPR's All Things Considered about her new album, Blood. "At 25, British singer Lianne La Havas has established herself as a musical triple threat: she's a guitarist, songwriter, and a soulful vocalist," says host Audie Cornish. "La Havas draws on her heritage for inspiration: Her father is Greek, her mother Jamaican, and it was a trip to Jamaica after her first tour that got her thinking about music in a new way." Hear their conversation here.