Wednesday, June 17, 2015|0 commentsTelluride Bluegrass Festival Kicks Off with Sets from Rhiannon Giddens, Punch Brothers, Chris Thile, Ry Cooder
The 42nd annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival kicks off in Telluride, Colorado, on Thursday and continues through the weekend to coincide with the summer solstice, with main-stage performances from Rhiannon Giddens, Punch Brothers, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, and Ry Cooder; a FirstGrass set from Giddens tonight; and a closing NightGrass show from Punch Brothers on Sunday. The festival will stream live via KOTO.orgRead more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourMonday, June 15, 2015|0 comments
Guitarist Ry Cooder, singer Sharon White, and country/bluegrass musician Ricky Skaggs kick off the "Cooder-White-Skaggs" tour, their maiden voyage as a musical trio, in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, followed by stops in Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, New York City, and more in the months ahead. "You are going to hear four-part singing from the heart," says Cooder, "the finest and best instrumental activity in the land, songs you know and love and to top it off, the indomitable Buck White on piano who will turn your money green. Now who's happy? That's the way we're gonna stay so knock on wood!"Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourFriday, June 12, 2015|0 comments
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee sees sets from Rhiannon Giddens, Robert Plant, Punch Brothers ... Sam Amidon performs outside Boston ... The Bad Plus Joshua Redman performs in DC and Philadelphia ... Devendra Banhart DJs in LA ... The Black Keys headline Isle of Wight Festival ... Olivia Chaney tours Midwest ... Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell inaugurate Atlanta Botanical Garden amphitheater ... Audra McDonald sings in Saratoga, CA ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourFriday, June 12, 2015|0 comments
Punch Brothers kick off the summer leg of their tour with music from their latest album, The Phosphorescent Blues, at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee on Sunday. The tour continues with a return to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado next weekend, followed by stops at festivals across the US, including Celebrate Brooklyn!, as well as several shows with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn over the next month. The band heads to the UK and Europe at the end of July, then resumes its US tour in mid-August, with dates through September with special guest Gabriel Kahane.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourWednesday, June 10, 2015|0 comments
Olivia Chaney, who is currently touring North America with music from her debut album, The Longest River, will return to the States this September for a few dates as special guest of The Decemberists: Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, and Overture Hall in Madison. Tickets are on sale now. The current tour continues with stops in Toronto, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison and more in the coming days, culminating at Joe's Pub in New York City on June 25. She performs at the Glastonbury Festival on June 28.