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James Farm kicked off its four-night residency at New York's Jazz Standard last night with two stellar sets featuring songs from their self-titled debut album. The band stopped by WNYC's Soundcheck earlier this week to discuss and perform songs off the new record. You can listen to the segment and watch the band perform "Polliwog" in a video from the show here. You can also listen to a bonus web exclusive performance from the session of "Bijoux."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Video RadioOn TourFriday, June 17, 2011|0 commentsTelluride Bluegrass Festival Under Way with Sets from Chris Thile, Michael Daves, Emmylou Harris, Punch Brothers
The 38th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival got under way yesterday 8,750 feet up in bucolic Telluride, Colorado. The music-making continues through the weekend with sets to come from Chris Thile and Michael Daves, Emmylou Harris, and Punch Brothers, plus Sara Watkins sits in with the Decemberists as part of her ongoing tour with the group.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, June 17, 2011|1 comments
Emmylou Harris kicks off her North American spring and summer tour with a return to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado, tonight. The tour will feature songs from Harris's recent Nonesuch release, Hard Bargain, as well as favorites from throughout her career. The tour includes several festival sets like the Dave Matthew Band Caravan, Newport Folk Festival, and Canada's Harvest Picnic; an Austin City Limits Live performance; a show with the Levon Helm Band in New York's Central Park; and stops at more than a dozen indoor and outdoor venues across the US.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, June 16, 2011|2 comments
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang kick off their North American tour at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York, tonight for the 2011 Rochester Jazz Festival. "k.d. lang's voice hovers in the twilight somewhere between heartache and desire," says the Rochester City Newspaper, citing her voice's "elastic range, creamy tone, power, and seduction," and calling her "one of the finest crooners of this generation." Spinner spoke with lang and says her new album, Sing it Loud, "easily stands up amongst her best." Tune in to NYC's WFUV 90.7 FM tonight to hear lang and the band, and watch a video from that session here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, June 16, 2011|0 comments
Chris Thile and Michael Daves's debut duo album, Sleep with One Eye Open, released last month on Nonesuch, is available for just $3.99 at Amazon for today only. The album track "My Little Girl in Tennessee" is also available for free as Amazon's Free Song of the Day. Thile and Daves are in Colorado this weekend to perform at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, as is Thile's band Punch Brothers.