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Ry Cooder's new album, Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, receives perfect five-star reviews from the Guardian and the Independent. "Magnificent," exclaims the Guardian. "Cooder returns with a solo project that is as refreshing, brave and original as his early recordings in the 70s." The Independent says he offers "the modern-day equivalent of the kind of dust-bowl ballads with which Woody Guthrie once hymned the poor and skewered the wealthy." The Boston Herald finds it's "just what America needs in these uncertain times." The Morton Report says "it's obvious there isn't anything he can't do ... and the way Cooder builds his own musical world continues to thrill." The San Francisco Chronicle, reviewing Cooder's two sold-out shows there this week, says "Cooder is a true master of the guitar."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News ReviewsOn TourFriday, September 2, 2011|0 comments
Wanda Jackson, who recently joined British songstress Adele on her tour, launches her own headlining tour that will take her to venues and festivals across the United States, Europe, and the UK through the fall. The Queen of Rockabilly's sets are sure to include songs from her Jack White-produced Third Man / Nonesuch Records debut album, The Party Ain't Over, along with favorites from throughout her decades-long career.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, August 26, 2011|0 comments
Concert listings are subject to change due to severe weather expected along the US East Coast this weekend ... Punch Brothers, Jessica Lea Mayfield are due to share a double bill at the Belleayre Music Festival in upstate NY ... Carolina Chocolate Drops' show in Raleigh has been canceled ... Emmylou Harris joins Daniel Lanois' Harvest Picnic in Ontario ... The Low Anthem plays LouFest in St. Louis ... Pat Metheny concludes his Summer Music Workshop ... Joshua Redman joins The Bad Plus at Austria's Saalfelden Jazz Fest ... Sara Watkins closes out tour with the Decemberists, launches tour with Garrison Keillor ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourFriday, August 26, 2011|0 commentsSara Watkins Concludes Tour with the Decemberists, Launches Tour with Garrison Keillor and "A Prairie Home Companion"
Sara Watkins closes out her months-long tour as a guest band member with the Decemberists outside the band's hometown of Portland, Oregon, at McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheatre's Concerts on the Lawn tonight. But there's not much in the way of down time for Watkins, as she heads straight into her next set of performances on Sunday: with Garrison Keillor and the cast of public radio's A Prairie Home Companion for their cross-country Summer Love Tour.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, August 25, 2011|0 comments
Chris Thile and Michael Daves, while in Newport for what NPR called a "sizzling set" at the Newport Folk Festival last month, took some time out to perform two songs for Paste—"Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms," off their album Sleep with One Eye Open, and another traditional tune, "Darlin' Corey"—now available to watch in the latest issue of Paste's online mPlayer. Thile and Daves are on the road again next month, touring the Midwest, UK, and Ireland, following Thile's current tour with Punch Brothers.