Friday, June 3, 2011|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, June 2, 2011|0 commentsChris Thile & Michael Daves Join Newport Folk Festival Line-Up with Emmylou Harris, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Wanda Jackson
Chris Thile and Michael Daves have just been added to the line-up of the 2011 Newport Folk Festival, taking place July 30 and 31 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. They join three fellow Nonesuch artists on the lineup, all performing on Sunday: Emmylou Harris, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Wanda Jackson. In addition, The Low Anthem co-hosts a backstage hootenanny Saturday night to benefit the Newport Festivals Foundation.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, June 2, 2011|0 commentsk.d. lang & the Siss Boom Bang Tour the UK, Her "Gorgeous Voice ... A Versatile Weapon of Mass Seduction" (Times of London)
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang kicked off their UK tour with a performance in Birmingham to which the Times of London gives four stars, describing "lang's gorgeous voice" as "a versatile weapon of mass seduction." The tour hits London tonight for the first of two nights at the Royal Festival Hall. The North American tour begins in two weeks. lang recently spoke with the Huffington Post about her new album, Sing it Loud, to which Canada's StarPhoenix gives five stars, calling it "a winning amalgam of lang's many, many musical influences."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News ReviewsOn TourWednesday, June 1, 2011|0 comments
The Fourth Annual World Science Fair gets under way in New York City today. Pat Metheny will join the proceedings Saturday night for Music and the Spark of Spontaneity, a performance and panel discussion, moderated by WNYC's John Schaefer, examining what goes on inside the brain as music is being created. The event offers a live tour of Metheny's masterful musical mind at work as he performs and engages in discussion with leading scientist/musicians.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, May 27, 2011|0 comments
This Memorial Day weekend, Jessica Lea Mayfield kicks off a week-long European tour ... Laurie Anderson brings Delusion to Germany ... James Farm continues its European tour in France, Netherlands ... Ben Folds launches Japan tour ... Emmylou Harris plays Ireland, UK ... Wanda Jackson is in Knoxville ... Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica are in Germany ... Natalie Merchant celebrates Levon Helm's 71st birthday in NY ... Randy Newman performs in Phoenix ... Punch Brothers play two festival sets ... and more ...