Friday, June 15, 2012|3 commentsKate McGarrigle to Be Celebrated in Luminato Concert with Anna McGarrigle, Rufus & Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris
The life and music of Kate McGarrigle will be celebrated in concert at Toronto's Luminato festival tonight featuring members of her family, including her sisters, Anna and Jane, and her children, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, and friends like Emmylou Harris. Luminato also screened a film of the 2011 NYC concert tribute to Kate, an excerpt of which you can watch here along with a CBC performance of Kate's song "(Talk to Me of) Mendocino" by Anna, Rufus, and Martha. The city of Montreal will rename a square in her honor next week.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News VideoVideoWednesday, June 13, 2012|0 comments
Shawn Colvin is featured on the latest episode of eTown, her seventh time on the radio show. She performs "Change Is on the Way," from her new album, All Fall Down, and favorites "Polaroids" and "Diamond in the Rough." Watch those three performances here. She and fellow guest Mary Chapin Carpenter also perform the classic tune "That's the Way Love Goes" and close the show with a special take on The Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" in tribute to the late Levon Helm.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video RadioVideoTuesday, June 12, 2012|0 commentsPunch Brothers Perform on NPR's "Mountain Stage"; Watch Bonnaroo Performance of "Movement and Location"
Punch Brothers make their third appearance on NPR's Mountain Stage with a set recorded on the campus of West Virginia University and airing on NPR stations across the US this week. The band performs five songs off their new album, Who's Feeling Young Now?. Also on NPR, the band can be heard on John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders. Watch Punch Brothers' performance of "Movement and Location" from last weekend's Bonnaroo and a "Backstage at Mountain Stage" interview with Chris Thile here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Video RadioVideoMonday, June 11, 2012|3 commentsWatch: Shawn Colvin's "All Fall Down" Video Premieres on YouTube; Colvin Performs on "CBS This Morning"
Shawn Colvin's video for the title track to her new album, All Fall Down, has premiered on YouTube; watch it here. Colvin performs from the album and reads from her new memoir, Diamond in the Rough, at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in LA tonight and performs at the El Rey with Buddy Miller and Viktor Krauss on Tuesday. They performed on CBS This Morning on Saturday. Colvin is featured in the New York Times' Texas Report and in the Austin American-Statesman, which calls All Fall Down "superb."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviews Video TelevisionVideoFriday, June 8, 2012|0 commentsJohn Adams's "Nixon in China" Makes San Francisco Opera Debut; Atlanta Symphony Performs "A Flowering Tree"
John Adams's first opera, Nixon in China, makes its San Francisco Opera debut tonight at the War Memorial Opera House, the opening night of the Opera's Summer Season and the first of seven performances of Adams's piece. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark work and the 40th anniversary of Nixon's visit to China. Watch a preview video here. Also this weekend, Adams's latest opera, A Flowering Tree, will be performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with the three principals who originated their roles.