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Joshua Redman joins The Bad Plus in residence at the Blue Note ... Sérgio and Odair Assad join Garrison Keillor for A Praire Home Companion live from NYC's Town Hall ... Alarm Will Sound performs 1969 in Denver ... Tony Allen concludes his North American tour in Minneapolis ... The Low Anthem has sold-out shows with Iron and Wine in DC and Georgia ... Jessica Lea Mayfield is in Texas ... Randy Newman plays SFJAZZ ... Fernando Otero tours Israel with vocalist/composer Sabrina Lastman ... Sara Watkins is in Michigan with the Decemberists ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourThursday, April 21, 2011|0 commentsEmmylou Harris to Perform from Her New Album in LA, NYC; Her Voice a "Channel for Otherworldly Beauty" (Wall Street Journal)
Emmylou Harris brings the music of her forthcoming album, Hard Bargain, to LA's El Rey Theatre tonight. The Los Angeles Times says Harris, on the new album, "very firmly takes center stage with wistful, heartrending tunes." The Wall Street Journal, previewing her album release day show in NYC, says: "Her voice remains an open channel for otherworldly beauty, earthy and ethereal in equal measure, and her style retains a rootsy grounding even when she strays from the confines of country." Harris spoke with ESPN about her music and one of her other passions, baseball.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, April 21, 2011|0 comments
Wanda Jackson hits the road for her second nationwide tour in support of her latest album, The Party Ain’t Over, which was produced by her friend Jack White. Jackson opens for the young British singer/songwriter Adele for nine sold-out performances in May and June. She says of these shows, “I was thrilled to learn that my music has been an influence on such a talent as Adele. I am looking forward to the concert tour with her. We’re gonna have a party!”Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourWednesday, April 20, 2011|0 comments
The worldwide celebrations of Steve Reich's 75th birth year have come to NYC, starting with tonight's NY premiere screening of the documentary Steve Reich: Phase to Face at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts; Reich and the film's director will be there. Carnegie Hall presents an all-Reich concert on April 30 featuring Kronos Quartet, Bang on a Can, eighth blackbird, So Percusssion, and three NY premieres; enter to win tickets and more. Tune in to Q2 this Monday to hear some of the performers discuss the concert.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News FilmOn TourWednesday, April 20, 2011|0 comments
Ben Folds, who is set to tour Australia and Asia next month, has just announced several new US summer tour dates, including performances in Tulsa, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Tucson, Tempe, Anaheim, San Francisco, Birmingham, and Minneapolis, as well as sets at the XPoNential Music Festival in Philadelphia and the DMB Caravan in Chicago. Folds has released a cover of Ke$ha's "Sleazy" to support Japanese relief efforts and will join Damian Kulash, Amanda Palmer, and Neil Gaiman at the Rethink Music conference in Boston for a songwriting/recording marathon.