Tuesday, June 28, 2011|0 commentsJessica Lea Mayfield Kicks Off US Summer Tour, Named One of the 25 Hottest Artists Under 25 by Metromix
Jessica Lea Mayfield kicks off her extensive US summer tour with a free set in Chicago's Grant Park this evening for Taste of Chicago. The tour will take Mayfield across the States, including several shows out West with the Avett Brothers, a performance with Punch Brothers, sets at Bumbershoot and the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and a concert supporting John Prine. Metromix names her one of the 25 hottest artists under 25, saying her new album, Tell Me, is "like Loretta Lynn fronting the Bad Seeds."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourMonday, June 27, 2011|0 comments
The Black Keys kick off their trans-Canadian summer tour with a sold-out show outside Vancouver tonight and several more sold-out Canadian dates to follow, plus a few select shows in the States. “Canada loves The Black Keys,” exclaims the Vancouver Sun. Dan Auerbach tells the Toronto Sun: “I’m really excited. We’ve got sort of a big set up, bigger than we’ve ever had.” Following their recent MuchMusic Video Awards performance, the Vancouver Sun proclaimed their set the best of the night, calling the band a “refreshing change of pace.” Check out the video of how tonight's tour poster was made.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, June 24, 2011|0 comments
The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis concludes its production of John Adams's "gripping and eerily beautiful" (AP) The Death of Klinghoffer ... Punch Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Emmylou Harris perform at the ROMP festival in Kentucky ... Punch Brothers and Chocolate Drops play DMB Caravan in Atlantic City ... Laurie Anderson brings Transitory Life to the Cork Midsummer Fest ... Wanda Jackson performs on NPR's Mountain Stage ... k.d. lang plays the Ottawa Jazz Fest ... The Low Anthem hits the European festival circuit ... Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman duo at Montreal Jazz ... Allen Toussaint plays Stanford Jazz Fest ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourFriday, June 24, 2011|0 commentsDave Matthews Band Caravan Kicks Off with Sets from Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers; Emmylou Harris, Ben Folds to Come
The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Punch Brothers will be among the performers at the first of four Dave Matthew Band Caravan festivals this summer, which takes place this weekend at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Caravan pulls up in Chicago July 8–10 for the second three-day festival, with Emmylou Harris and Ben Folds performing. The Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers, and Harris are all playing the ROMP bluegrass and roots music festival in Owensboro, Kentucky, this weekend.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, June 23, 2011|0 commentsPunch Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Emmylou Harris to Headline ROMP Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival
The 2011 ROMP (River of Music Party) Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival kicks off today at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky, and continues through the weekend, with three Nonesuch artists scheduled to perform as festival headliners: Punch Brothers on Friday and Carolina Chocolate Drops and Emmylou Harris on Saturday. Each Punch Brothers band member will also lead a ROMP festival workshop targeted to his instrument.