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  • Friday, July 22, 2011|0 comments

    Emmylou Harris, Ben Folds play the XPoNential Music Fest, broadcast live via XPN ... Bang on a Can pays tribute to John Adams at MASS MoCA ... Carolina Chocolate Drops are in NY and PA ... Shawn Colvin hits Strings Music Fest ... Kronos Quartet plays Poland and Germany ... k.d. lang, Punch Brothers play Calgary Folk Music Fest ... Jessica Lea Mayfield headlines out West ... Randy Newman kicks off Australia tour ... Oumou Sangare launches North American tour ... Philip Selway plays Truck Fest ... Dawn Upshaw sings in Santa Fe ... and more ...

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    Friday, July 22, 2011|3 comments

    Oumou Sangare launches a rare North American tour this weekend with a free set at the Festival International Nuits d'Afrique in Montreal tonight before heading to the States and the Caramoor International Music Festival in Katonah, New York. The tour includes additional stops in Boston, Manhattan, Maine, and Brooklyn. The Boston Globe says: "A visit from this charismatic queen of Malian music and fierce combatant for women’s rights is always an occasion, not least because, as seen on her most recent album, Seya, she’s at the summit of her art."

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  • Thursday, July 21, 2011|2 comments

    Randy Newman kicks off his two-week tour of Australia tomorrow night in a performance with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, followed by two nights with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and two more at the iconic Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony. In the 1970s, Newman's "edgy, narrative-rich songs were part of an explosion of youthful talent bursting from the US west coast," says The Australian. "So much music from the era has been forgotten but Newman is still going strong ... He's long been acknowledged as a master songwriter: critics applaud the musical depth, edge and literary quality of his lyrics."

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  • Wednesday, July 20, 2011|0 comments

    Chris Thile and Michael Daves will be the guests on WNYC's Soundcheck today at 2 PM ET, performing songs from their debut duo album, Sleep With One Eye Open, before a live audience at the Greene Space in downtown Manhattan. Also performing are the Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The show is sold-out and will be webcast live. The New Yorker, in a preview of their show at The Bell House in Brooklyn tonight, says: "Expect the pair to deliver a high-spirited bluegrass-infused performance full of inspired harmonies."

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2011|0 comments

    Emmylou Harris is the musical guest on tonight's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Tune in to see Harris and her band perform "New Orleans," off her new album, Hard Bargain. Harris performed in NY's Central Park on a double bill with the legendary Levon Helm last night and joined in on the finale: The Band's "The Weight." She recently spoke with the A.V. Club, which says: "Her voice has a mournful quality that reaches back before the West was won, a sound that’s come to the fore over the last couple of decades as she’s definitively departed from the land of fiddles and pedal steel."

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