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Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter kick off a series of tour dates in the UK and Ireland with a performance at the Sage Gateshead tonight, followed by shows in Dublin, Derby, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, and Cambridge. These special shows will feature the acclaimed songwriters (and longtime friends) performing as an intimate duo and will include material spanning their vast catalogs as well as some of their favorite songs.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, October 12, 2012|0 comments
The Black Keys and Punch Brothers play the sold-out Austin City Limits Festival ... Laurie Anderson brings Dirtday! to Long Island ... Billy Bragg launches New Zealand tour ... Carolina Chocolate Drops take show from UK to France ... Ry Cooder celebrates Woody Guthrie at The Kennedy Center ... Jeremy Denk tours with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center ... Dr. John & Blind Boys of Alabama take Spirituals to Funk tour to San Diego ... Pat Metheny's Unity Band closes out tour in NYC, Boston ... Sara Watkins tours Virginia and Ohio ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourWednesday, October 10, 2012|0 commentsBilly Bragg Launches Tour of New Zealand & Australia Celebrating Woody Guthrie Centenary with Songs of "Mermaid Avenue"
Billy Bragg launches a tour of New Zealand and Australia this Friday, October 12, in celebration of the life and legacy of Woody Guthrie, on the 100th anniversary of the folk legend’s birth. The shows will feature songs from the Mermaid Avenue albums, in which Bragg and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy set Guthrie's words to music, as well as songs from throughout Bragg's career. The New Zealand leg includes stops in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, and Christchurch; the Australia leg in Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourWednesday, October 10, 2012|3 comments
Dr. John hits the road with a four-piece band and The Blind Boys of Alabama for the Spirituals to Funk tour, starting tonight in California. Based on the legendary Carnegie Hall Spirituals to Swing concerts of the 1930s, Spirituals to Funk features an integrated show that explores the connections between jazz, blues, and gospel, all under Dr. John's musical direction. "Musical pairings don’t come much more inspired," says the San Diego Union-Tribune. The tour will visit 30 cities and towns in 14 states across the US.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, October 5, 2012|1 comments
Emmylou Harris and Sara Watkins perform at the 12th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the free festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park ... The Black Keys play two nights at LA's Staples Center ... Carolina Chocolate Drops launch European tour in Galway ... Fatoumata Diawara closes out US tour in North Carolina ... Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica play Esterházy Palace in Austria ... Kronos Quartet opens for Amon Tobin, joins Santa Rosa Symphony ... Jessica Lea Mayfield is in Birmingham ... Brad Mehldau has four solo sets at NYC's Jazz at Lincoln Center ... Pat Metheny's Unity Band tours the South ... Punch Brothers are at The New Yorker Festival ... and more ...