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  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Rhiannon Giddens, who begins her four-night residency with the Boston Pops titled Redefining American Music tonight, stopped by Boston's Museum of Fine Arts to perform a few tunes in the museum's Musical Instruments Gallery. She takes a look at the MFA's historical banjo collection and plays one of the banjos and sings, with Carolina Chocolate Drops' Hubby Jenkins on bones and Jason Sypher on bass. You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019

    The Black Keys have released the music video for their new song "Go," from their upcoming album "Let's Rock." The video is directed by Bryan Schlam and finds the band struggling to reconnect after five years apart. Pat Carney says, "It was great making this video with Bryan, partially because it was filmed at the very type of place it is making fun of," and Dan Auerbach adds, "The video was fun, but we still haven't spoken." Watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Monday, May 6, 2019

    Brad Mehldau has released "O Ephraim," a song from his new album, Finding Gabriel, which is out next Friday, May 17, on Nonesuch. On the song, Mehldau performs on OB-6 Polyphonic synthesizer, vocals, Steinway C grand piano, drums, Fender Rhodes, Musser Ampli-Celeste, and Morfbeats gamelan strips. A video for the song, featuring artwork by Dima Drjuchin animated by Robert Edridge-Waks, premiered on WBGO this morning. You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Thursday, May 2, 2019

    Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi performed several songs from their new album, there is no Other, out this Friday, and spoke with WNYC's Alison Stewart at The Greene Space in NYC last night. "Your talent is so stunning," says Stewart, "and it really does transport one, so thank you." You can watch the performance, with bassist Jason Sypher, and interview here. And tune in to WNYC's All of It with Alison Stewart to hear the set on the show at a later date.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi stopped by the Paste Studio in New York City to discuss and perform three songs from their album there is no Other, out this Friday: the title track, "Wayfaring Stranger," and "Little Margaret." You can watch the performance here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Friday, April 19, 2019

    Singer Mandy Patinkin and pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett's Diary: December 2018, the third in their Diary series of musical installments, is out now on Nonesuch. The digital release’s eleven songs were recorded by the two musicians in Bartlett’s New York studio last December and include two songs written by Patinkin himself plus songs by Paul Simon, Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), Randy Newman, Biff Rose, Teitur, and John Grant. A thirty-city Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries begins in October 2019; details will be announced this summer.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Video
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Attacca Quartet performed music from Caroline Shaw’s Orange live at The Greene Space in NYC last Friday, ahead of the album’s release this coming Friday. The performance was streamed live via WNYC's New Sounds and can be seen again in full here. Shaw was the featured artist on the first episode in the new series of BBC Radio 3’s Unclassified, showcasing "genre-exploding new music for curious ears, hearts and minds," on Sunday. "I love it ... absolutely gorgeous music," says presenter Elizabeth Alker, who gave the radio premiere plays of two album tracks.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Sam Amidon, who begins a North American tour next week, stopped by Fretboard Journal to perform "Juma Mountain," from his album The Following Mountain, with saxophonist Sam Gendel. Watch it here. Amidon also spoke with the site's podcast about his music, touring, and more. The tour starts in Minneapolis on April 25, with stops in Davenport, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto, and Hamilton, Ontario. He returns to North America in June for a concert with Kronos Quartet and a tour as special guest of Bruce Hornsby.

     

     

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

    David Byrne's Nonesuch debut album, Grown Backwards—which Pitchfork said "fits alongside the best of his career"—turned fifteen in March and made its vinyl debut then. We've put together a brief visual history of the album with archival audio, prototype album art, songwriting inspirations, and a timeline of milestone moments. You can watch Grown Backwards: A Visual History here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Thursday, March 28, 2019

    Yola was on Le Figaro's Live Musique to discuss and perform songs from her debut album, Walk Through Fire: "Ride Out in the Country" and "Faraway Look." Yola, whom Le Figaro calls "le souffle puissant de l'americana," also offered her take on Sheryl Crow's song "A Change Will Do You Good." You can watch the performance and interview here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Sunday, March 24, 2019

    Yola made her US national TV debut on CBS This Morning: Saturday, performing a Saturday Sessions set of songs from her Dan Auerbach–produced debut album, Walk Through Fire: "Faraway Look," "Ride Out in the Country," and "Love All Night (Work All Day)." You can watch the set here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Monday, March 18, 2019

    Mountain Man's set at NPR Music's SXSW Tiny Desk Family Hour was among the "'Wow' Moments from SXSW 2019," said All Songs Considered. You can now watch the trio—Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Molly Sarlé, Amelia Meath—perform three songs from the set: "AGT" from their album Magic Ship; Sarlé's "Human"; and "Grasses" by Daughter of Swords, Sauser-Monnig's new solo project. NPR's Stephen Thompson, in sharing this "softly joyful set," notes Mountain Man's "resplendent blend" and the "wonderful folk-pop songs" to come from Daughter of Swords.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video

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