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  • Thursday, January 20, 2022

    Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician Molly Tuttle will release her Nonesuch Records debut album, Crooked Tree, April 1 with her new bluegrass collective Golden Highway; vinyl follows May 13. You can watch Tuttle and her band perform the title track live here. Recorded live at Nashville’s Oceanway Studios, Crooked Tree was produced by Tuttle and Jerry Douglas and features collaborations with Sierra Hull, Old Crow Medicine Show, Margo Price, Billy Strings, Dan Tyminski and Gillian Welch. The album explores Tuttle’s love of bluegrass, which she discovered though her father, a music teacher and multi-instrumentalist, and her grandfather, a banjo player. Across these thirteen tracks, all of which were written/co-written by Tuttle, she honors the bluegrass tradition while also pushing the genre in new directions. Tuttle and Golden Highway—Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Shelby Means (bass), and Kyle Tuttle (banjo)—launch a US tour tonight.

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022

    Laurie Anderson is on the Chatter podcast to talk with host Shane Harris about her work, particularly as it relates to the podcast's focus on the intersection of art and national security, including her piece Habeas Corpus, her surprise 1981 hit single "O Superman," and her 2015 film Heart of a Dog. You can hear their conversation here. Nonesuch Records reissued Laurie Anderson's debut album, Big Science, which features "O Superman," on red vinyl last year. Remixes of two tracks from the album were recently released: the title track, remixed by Arca, and "Sweaters," by Sam Gendel.

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    A remix of Laurie Anderson’s “Big Science” by Arca—the Venezuelan musician, singer, composer, and producer Alejandra Ghersi Rodriguez—is out now Nonesuch Records. Arca produced her reinterpretation of the title track to Laurie Anderson’s landmark 1982 debut album from her home studio in Barcelona; the original recording features Anderson on vocals, OBXa, percussion, and electronics; Roma Baran on glass harmonica; Perry Hoberman on bottles; and David Van Tieghem on RotoToms and timpani, as well as Anderson, Baran, Hoberman on “sticks.” 

Artist Spotlight

  • LIFE ON EARTH, the Nonesuch debut of Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra), is a departure for the Bronx-born, New Orleans-based singer/songwriter. Its eleven new "nature punk" tracks on the theme of survival are music for a world in flux—songs about thriving, not just surviving, while disaster is happening. The album was recorded during the pandemic with producer Brad Cook. While making it, Segarra drew inspiration from the Clash, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Bad Bunny, and the...

  • Singer/songwriter Cécile McLorin Salvant's Nonesuch Records debut album, Ghost Song, features a diverse mix of seven originals and five interpretations on the themes of ghosts, nostalgia, and yearning. Salvant says, “It’s unlike anything I’ve done before—it’s getting closer to reflecting my personality as an eclectic curator. I’m embracing my weirdness!” 

  • Jeff Parker’s solo guitar album Forfolks includes interpretations of Thelonious Monk's “Ugly Beauty” and the standard “My Ideal,” plus six original compositions: two earlier tunes, “Four Folks" and “La Jetée,” and four new loop-driven, stratiform works that marry melodic improvisation with electronic textures. As Parker says: “I am trying to create a sonic world for me to wander around in.”

  • Punch Brothers' album Hell on Church Street is the band's reimaigining of, and homage to, the late bluegrass great Tony Rice’s landmark solo album Church Street Blues, featuring an inspired collection of songs by Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Bill Monroe, and others. Recorded in November 2020, Hell on Church Street had been intended as both its own work of art and a gift to Rice, who died later that year. "After we got over the shock of losing our hero and friend...

  • Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers' Ramble in Music City: The Lost Concert, features the 1990 Nashville debut of the acoustic all-star group—Sam Bush, Roy Huskey Jr., Larry Atamanuik, Al Perkins, Jon Randall Stewart—at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The concert was recorded and shelved until now, when it has been unearthed and will be released for the first time. The set features entirely different songs from the band's acclaimed live album At the Ryman, with...

Tour

Fri, Jan 21
7:00 PM
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Greensboro, NCUnited States
Bess in Greensboro Opera's Porgy & Bess
Fri, Jan 21
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Greensboro,NCUnited States
Fri, Jan 21
7:30 PM
Loeb Playhouse
West Lafayette, INUnited States
Joshua Redman Quartet w/Reuben Rogers, Gregory Hutchinson & Aaron Goldberg
Fri, Jan 21
Loeb Playhouse
West Lafayette,INUnited States
Fri, Jan 21
8:00 PM
Eisenhower Theater, The Kennedy Center
Washington, DCUnited States
Fri, Jan 21
Eisenhower Theater, The Kennedy Center
Washington,DCUnited States
Fri, Jan 21
8:00 PM
Tractor Tavern
Seattle, WAUnited States
Fri, Jan 21
Tractor Tavern
Seattle,WAUnited States
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