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Bombino kicks off the latest leg of his world tour with two sets at the Savannah Music Festival in Georgia, tonight, alongside Fatoumata Diawara. His month-long North American tour heads next to the TransAtlantic Festival in Miami, out West and back down South, including festival sets at Coachella, New Orleans JazzFest, and more. Bombino also plays a number of European and North American festivals this summer.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, April 3, 2014|0 comments
Emmylou Harris’s groundbreaking album Wrecking Ball will be reissued on Tuesday, April 8. In celebration, Harris and producer Daniel Lanois, along with Jim Wilson on guitar and Steven Nistor on drums, kick off an international tour at The Wiltern in LA tonight. The Los Angeles Times says: "Wrecking Ball provided an ambitious and richly textured template for the coalescing Americana music movement before it took on that name." The tour continues with stops in San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, DC, Brooklyn, Boston, and Toronto, followed by European shows in the Netherlands, Belgium, and UK.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourMonday, March 31, 2014|0 comments
The Pat Metheny Unity Group—Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, and Giulio Carmassi—concluded the North American leg of its world tour, performing music from the debut album, Kin (←→), and much more at New York's Town Hall on Friday. "Metheny is one of the most industrious creative engines in jazz, and his relentless breadth has become a calling card, if not a selling point, among his fans," says the New York Times. "New York was his final stop on a grueling North American tour, which meant that the structure and pace of the production had been nailed down tight." The Group begins a months-long European tour at the end of April.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News ReviewsOn TourFriday, March 28, 2014|0 comments
Steve Reich is Artist-in-Residence at Knoxville's Big Ears Festival, where Jonny Greenwood performs as well ... Darren Aronofsky’s film Noah opens in theaters and IMAX ... Carolina Chocolate Drops are in the Northeast ... Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle round out first leg of tour ... Jeremy Denk, Richard Goode perform Janáček’s on opposite coasts ... Iron and Wine is in Alaska ... Kronos Quartet celebrates its 40th at Carnegie Hall ... Pat Metheny Unity Group tour culminates in NYC ... Punch Brothers close out tour in Northeast ... Rokia Traoré performs in France ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourThursday, March 27, 2014|0 commentsKronos Quartet Featured on NPR's "Morning Edition" in Advance of 40th Anniversary Concert at Carnegie Hall
Kronos Quartet, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, was the subject of a feature profile on NPR's Morning Edition today titled "Kronos Quartet: Still Daring After All These Years." Kronos will perform in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium this Friday, March 28, featuring collaborations with many close colleagues and longtime artistic partners. On the program is the world premiere of Terry Riley’s The Serquent Risadome, as well as works by Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Clint Mansell, and more. Special guests include Bryce Dessner, Wu Man, Jherek Bischoff, four young string quartets from Face The Music, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Q2 rebroadcasts its recent 24-hour marathon stream of Kronos music on Saturday.