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Emmylou Harris, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Wanda Jackson continue the music-making at SXSW ... Kronos Quartet premieres Steve Reich's WTC 9/11 in culmination of Duke University residency ... Bill Frisell brings Disfarmer to Germany, Italy ... The Black Keys sell out Heineken Hall in Amsterdam ... Carolina Chocolate Drops play three sold-out shows in Maine ... Michael Daves performs in NYC ... The Low Anthem launches European tour ... Brad Mehldau tours Scandinavia ... Punch Brothers play two shows in northern California ... Joshua Redman concludes European tour ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourFriday, March 18, 2011|0 commentsKronos Quartet to Give World Premiere of Steve Reich's "WTC 9/11" at Duke Residency Culminating Concert
Steve Reich and Kronos Quartet are in the midst of their artist residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, which will culminate in the world premiere of Reich's latest work, WTC 9/11, on Saturday. Reich wrote the piece for Kronos, as he has his two previous quartets, which are also on Saturday's program. While Kronos may be a string quartet, "they are also like a rock group," Reich tells the Duke Chronicle, "and that’s an incredible accomplishment."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, March 17, 2011|1 commentsLaurie Anderson, Philip Glass to Perform at Japan Society Concert to Benefit Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, John Zorn, and Lou Reed will be among the artists performing at the Concert for Japan, a 12-hour event on April 9 presented by NYC's Japan Society to benefit organizations that directly help people affected by the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan. Additional activities will be available for all ages, including making paper cranes and washi lanterns for good luck, basic Japanese language classes, and access to the exhibit Bye Bye Kitty!!!. All proceeds will go to Japan Society's Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, March 17, 2011|0 commentsEmmylou Harris, Jessica Lea Mayfield SXSW Sets to Stream Live; Mayfield Song Named NPR Song of the Day
SXSW is in full swing today in Austin, with countless showcases, performances, parties, events, and radio broadcast on tap. Emmylou Harris and Jessica Lea Mayfield are among today's SXSW performers who can be heard around the world when their sets stream live online: Harris via NY public radio station WFUV, Mayfield on the Waterloo Records site. "Our Hearts Are Wrong," off Mayfield's album Tell Me, has been named NPR Song of the Day.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Web/Technology RadioOn TourThursday, March 17, 2011|0 comments
Bill Frisell launches an 11-city European tour featuring the music of his last Nonesuch album, Disfarmer, in Hamburg, Germany, tonight. Joining him on tour are steel-guitar player Greg Leisz, bassist Viktor Krauss, and violinist Carrie Rodriquez. In the multimedia piece, inspired by the life, work, and subjects of eccentric photographer Mike Disfarmer, projected images of Disfarmer's portraits illuminate Frisell's musical perspectives on this fascinating character.