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Pat Metheny Unity Group, fresh off a months-long European spring tour, kicks off a US summer tour featuring music from its debut album, Kin (←→). The tour begins at the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA, Tuesday, followed by stops throughout the state and region before heading to the Midwest and East Coast. The band is joined for most of the dates by special guest Bruce Hornsby with Sonny Emory for the Campfire Tour 2014. The Unity Group heads to Asia this fall.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourFriday, July 11, 2014|0 comments
Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana's duo Mehliana and Joshua Redman Quartet play North Sea Jazz Festival and Gent Jazz Festival ... Richard Linklater's film Boyhood opens in UK, NYC, LA ... Devendra Banhart plays All Tomorrow’s Parties in Iceland ... The Black Keys, Conor Oberst play Bilbao BBK Live ... Oberst, Bombino play Cactus Festival ... Carolina Chocolate Drops are in Oregon ... Shawn Colvin solos in New England ... Jeremy Denk performs Beethoven in California ... Natalie Merchant plays Philly, DC ... Randy Newman's Austin City Limits debut re-airs on PBS ... Nickel Creek, Emmylou Harris are the toast of Taste of Chicago ... Robert Plant tours Italy ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourTuesday, July 8, 2014|0 comments
Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins—kicks off its two-month, US summer tour at the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Wednesday, followed by additional stops in the state this week and at the Taste of Chicago on Friday, when the group shares a bill with Emmylou Harris. The tour features songs from Nickel Creek's new album, A Dotted Line, and favorites from throughout the band's career. The Associated Press says: "All the years collaborating with other musicians or performing on their own helped to create a stronger, more focused sound."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourThursday, July 3, 2014|0 comments
This July 4 holiday weekend, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers, Bombino perform at California's High Sierra Music Fest ... Sam Amidon is in Iceland ... The Black Keys, Robert Plant play festival sets in France ... Jonny Greenwood performs Reich in Manchester, UK ... Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica's own festival continues in Latvia ... Brad Mehldau, Mark Guiliana bring Mehliana to Europe ... Natalie Merchant kicks off US tour in Northeast ... Conor Oberst rounds out US tour in Midwest ... Joshua Redman Quartet tours Europe ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourTuesday, July 1, 2014|0 comments
Natalie Merchant begins a three-week US tour in support of her new, self-titled album at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston, NY, this Thursday, followed by stops along the East Coast and in the Midwest. "The collective feel of the music on the album still leaves room for Merchant’s trademark intimacy and honesty: no small feat," writes Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly in advance of Thursday's show. "Expect similar wire-walking brilliance when Merchant takes the show on the road." Merchant kicks off the tour as a guest on public radio's The Diane Rehm Show Wednesday and CBC's Q with Jian Ghomeshi Thursday.