Friday, May 13, 2011|0 commentsRandy Newman Appears on BBC's "Later," "The Strand," "Bob Harris Sunday"; Enter for Up-Close Tickets to "Jimmy Fallon"
Randy Newman performs three song off his newly release Songbook Vol. 2 on BBC Two's Later ... with Jools Holland tonight: "Birmingham," "Laugh and Be Happy," and "Same Girl." Newman posed on the set for the photo at left with fellow guest Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks. He appeared on the BBC World Service show The Strand last night and is on BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris Sunday this weekend. Newman performs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday; enter to win up-close seats to the NYC performance.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television RadioRadioWednesday, May 11, 2011|0 commentsAnna McGarrigle to Appear on NPR's "Fresh Air"; "Tell My Sister" Earns Five Stars in Financial Times
Anna McGarrigle will appear on NPR's Fresh Air today to discuss her relationship with her late sister Kate and the music they made together. Tell My Sister, a three-disc set comprising remastered versions of their first two albums and a collection of previously unreleased songs, is out now. The Financial Times gives the set a perfect five stars. Kate McGarrigle, who died of sarcoma last year, will be celebrated in a two-night tribute at New York’s Town Hall starting this week, with performances by Anna, Kate's children Martha and Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, and others.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews RadioRadioMonday, May 9, 2011|0 commentsThe Low Anthem to Perform on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic"; New Album "A Gorgeous, Inventively Arranged Set" (LA Times)
The Low Anthem perform songs from their new album, Smart Flesh, on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic in LA this morning, in advance of their show at The Autry tonight. The LA Times calls the album "a gorgeous, inventively arranged set of reverb-rich roots ballads in which the music's frayed edges add emotional weight." LA Weekly says "These four aim for timelessness with a brand of Americana that nods as much to high-energy gospel and gritty blues as it does to rustic, autumnal hues." The split 12" vinyl of The Low Anthem's Daytrotter Sessions, with Iron and Wine on the flip side, is now available for pre-order.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviews RadioRadioThursday, May 5, 2011|1 commentsRandy Newman Appears on BBC Radio 4's "Front Row"; His "Songbook Vol. 2" Earns Five Stars in Daily Telegraph
Randy Newman's Songbook Vol. 2 is out next week. He sat at the piano to discuss the album and his career on BBC Radio 4's Front Row. The Daily Telegraph gives the album a perfect five stars. "Known for the clever orchestral arrangements on his album work, the stripped-down feel of the Songbook series allows the sharp craftsmanship of Newman’s playful writing to shine through," says the Telegraph. The new album "is an invigorating celebration of the joys of great songwriting and proof of the power of one man and his piano."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews RadioRadioTuesday, May 3, 2011|0 commentsCarolina Chocolate Drops to Perform on "Grand Ole Opry" with Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Select Finalists in Logo Contest
Carolina Chocolate Drops are performing on the Grand Ole Opry tonight, broadcast live from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee. Tonight's special star-packed show, dubbed Play On, Nashville!, marks the first anniversary of the flood that devastated much of Nashville. Among tonight's other performers are Alabama, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, and Charlie Daniels Band. The band has chosen the top five finalists in the search for a new logo. Now's your chance to vote on the winner.