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  • Monday, September 27, 2021
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    David Byrne and the cast of American Utopia helped open The Tony Awards Present: Broadway's Back! on CBS last night with a performance of the Talking Heads' "Burning Down the House," a favorite from the Broadway production. You can watch it here. The show had received a special award at the Tony Awards ceremony earlier in the evening. Tickets are on sale now for David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway at the St. James Theatre.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Sunday, September 26, 2021
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    David Byrne was on CBS Sunday Morning today to share his thoughts on the importance of collective rituals like concerts and theatre, which have been curtailed during the pandemic, and how their return is an important part of healing. You can watch it here. David Byrne's American Utopia, which recently returned to the Broadway stage, will receive a Special Tony Award at the Tony Awards ceremony hosted by Audra McDonald on Paramount+ tonight, after which Byrne and the cast will perform on The Tony Awards Present Broadway's Back! on CBS.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
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    Lake Street Dive's Rachael Price, Punch Brothers, and Gaby Moreno are among the artists who will perform at The Kennedy Center's 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert, hosted by Audra McDonald with special guest Caroline Kennedy on September 14. The event will be broadcast on PBS as The Kennedy Center at 50 on October 1. Other performers include Christian McBride, Ben Folds, Kelli O'Hara, Renée Fleming, and more. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Television
  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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    Congratulations to the cast and crew of Spike Lee's film of David Byrne's American Utopia, which has been nominated for six Emmy Awards: Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded); Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special; Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special; Outstanding Music Direction; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special; and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Special. Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 19, just two days after David Byrne's American Utopia returns to Broadway at the St. James Theatre. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television
  • Monday, June 7, 2021
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    Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter came together to pay tribute to Kennedy Center Honoree Joan Baez, performing a medley of "Diamonds & Rust," "God Is God," and "We Shall Overcome," at the 43rd annual Kennedy Center Honors, which aired on CBS last night. You can watch their performance here. You can watch Rhiannon Giddens perform "Silver Dagger" with Dirk Powell as part of the complete Kennedy Center Honors special on CBS.com and Paramount+.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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    "When Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney first teamed up two decades ago, it was their love of the Mississippi blues that brought them together," says CBS This Morning's Anthony Mason, who spoke with The Black Keys on the show. "Their latest album, Delta Kream ... is a tribute to those blues artists that they have long studied. Auerbach and Carney say The Black Keys would not exist without them." You can watch their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021
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    Lake Street Dive was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform "Same Old News," from the album, Obviously; you can watch the performance here. As Lake Street Dive's June concerts in upstate New York and New Haven will be Mike "McDuck" Olson's last shows with the band, these special dates will stream live via Mandolin. The band also has several shows this summer, including newly announced dates at SummerStage in NYC and Ravinia outside Chicago.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021
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    The Black Keys celebrated the release of their new album, Delta Kream, with two TV performances: on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, they played "Crawling Kingsnake," plus a web exclusive of R. L. Burnside's "Going Down South," from Mississippi at Jimmy Duck Holmes’ Blue Front Café, the oldest active juke joint in America; on Later... with Jools Holland, they performed "Going Down South" from Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, where they recorded the album. The performances feature Kenny Brown and Eric Deaton, long-time members of the bands of blues legends including Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. You can watch them here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Monday, April 19, 2021
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    Sam Amidon was the subject of a profile on PBS NewsHour Weekend. "Amidon has developed a shining reputation for taking something very old and making it sound brand new," says host Hari Sreenivasan. Amidon talks with special correspondent Tom Casciato about his career in music, from his earliest days immersed in the music of his performer parents to his 2020 self-titled album. You can watch their conversation and a new performance of the album track "Maggie" here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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    Congratulations to Lake Street Dive, whose new album, Obviously, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Album Chart, No. 1 on the Americana/Folk Chart, and No. 2 on both the Current Rock Albums and Current Alternative Albums charts. The band performed the album opener, "Hypotheticals," on The Ellen Show, which you can watch here.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Television Video
  • Saturday, March 13, 2021
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    Lake Street Dive continued the celebrations surrounding the release of its new album, Obviously, with a performance for CBS This Morning's Saturday Sessions today. The band performed three songs from the new album: "Hypotheticals," "Nobody's Stopping You Now," and "Being a Woman." You can watch all three here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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    David Byrne was on The Late Late Show with James Corden to discuss the new Spike Lee–directed HBO film of his American Utopia on Broadway and share some reasons to be cheerful he's found in a decidedly un-ghost-town-like New York City and on a trip to Staten Island in particular. You can watch the conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video

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