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  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    "My music is my healing source," Vagabon tells Qobuz. "I'm a stickler for tones. I just have an exact idea of what I want. I do everything I can to chase down that feeling, so that leads to a lot of nerding out on tone and trying a lot of different things." You can watch the interview here. Vagabon begins a twenty-eight-concert North American tour as special guest of Angel Olsen in Asbury Park on Wednesday.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video
  • Monday, October 28, 2019

    Chris Thile hosted his public radio show Live From Here from The Town Hall in NYC on Saturday with musical guests Rachael & Vilray, Rachael Price, and Gabriel Kahane, plus fellow guests Mavis Staples and Janeane Garofalo. You can watch Rachael & Vilray perform three songs, Price sing the musicians birthdays medley and cover Atoms for Peace, and Kahane play one of his own here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    David Byrne was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, joined by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and drummer Mauro Refosco to perform "One Fine Day," a song featured on David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway, now at the Hudson Theatre, and its original cast recording, out now on Nonesuch. You can watch the performance here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    Rhiannon Giddens was on Amanpour & Co. on PBS. "The award-winning musical polymath," says host Christiane Amanpour is "on a mission to re-frame the history of African Americans and their contributions to the musical landscape." Historian Walter Isaacson talks with Giddens about that history and how it influenced her "amazing" new album, there is no Other. You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Yola stopped by the KCRW to performs six songs from her album Walk Through Fire plus Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" on Morning Becomes Eclectic and chat with host Anne Litt about her music. You can watch it here. Yola is also on the latest Broken Record podcast with Bruce Headlam. She performs at the Grammy Museum in LA this Wednesday and as special guest of Kacey Musgraves at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena October 25.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Monday, October 14, 2019

    Vagabon (aka Lætitia Tamko) has released a video for "Every Woman," a new song from her upcoming album, directed by Lino Asana and filmed on location in Mendocino County, CA. You can watch it here. "'Every Woman' is the thesis of my album," she says, "so I wanted the visuals to represent transparency and to create a world for this thesis statement to live inside of. It's an ode to all those who feel different and who actively search and fight for space." Vagabon begins a fall tour this week.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Monday, October 7, 2019

    Composer-performer Daniel Wohl, whose album État was released on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records in May, has released a video for the album track "Orbit." The generative music video, made by Ben Heim, is driven by sound data extracted from the music, evolving over time with the sonic landscape and can be seen here. Wohl will be the special guest of A Winged Victory for the Sullen on the duo's European tour early next year. The fourteen-concert tour begins in Amsterdam on February 20 and stops in Germany, Belgium, Ireland, and the UK.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video
  • Monday, October 7, 2019

    Yola was named among "the best things we saw" at Farm Aid 2019 by both Rolling Stone, noting "her powerhouse vocals," and Billboard, which reports of the festival's "breakthrough artist": "An imposing presence with a massive, gospel-fired voice, Yola held the midday crowd riveted with songs from her debut album Walk Through Fire." One such festival performance, of the song "It Ain't Easier," can be seen here. It has just been announced that she will perform at Holiday Cheer for FUV at the Beacon Theatre in NYC in December and at Chris Stapleton's benefit concert in Kentucky next April. Fittingly, Yola has been nominated as Live Act of the Year in the UK's Independent Festival Awards.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Reviews Video
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    Rhiannon Giddens performed as part of NPR Music's multi-artist Turning the Tables concert at Lincoln Center Out of Doors in July, a celebration of "eight women who invented American popular music": Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Maybelle Carter, Marion Anderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Mary Lou Williams, Celia Cruz, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Giddens opens the concert, performing A.P. Carter's "You Are My Flower" with Courtney Marie Andrews, the spiritual "Deep River" with Lizz Wright, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe's "Up Above My Head." You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Yola closed out her stellar week in Nashville last month as "the breakout star of AmericanaFest 2019" (Rolling Stone) by making her Grand Ole Opry debut. She spoke about the experience and what brought her there for a new short film by the Opry. "You grew up with this as a child," Yola shares. "Then you were told, 'Not for you.' And you fought and fought and fought for your right to connect to something that you love." See what else she had to say here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Monday, September 30, 2019

    When Chris Thile hosted his public radio show Live From Here from The Town Hall in NYC last weekend, he paid tribute to Steve Reich, who premiered his Music for 18 Musicians there in 1976. The show marked the composer's upcoming birthday with Live From Here musical director Mike Elizondo and drummer Eric Doob performing Reich’s Clapping Music. "As influential a composer as our country has ever produced," Thile says. "Thank you for everything you continue to do, Steve. You are an inspiration to all of us." Watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Friday, September 27, 2019

    Lake Street Dive and Rachael & Vilray's own Rachael Price was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, joining Carole King and The Roots on backing vocals to perform the legendary singer-songwriter's beloved song "It's Too Late." You can watch it here. Rachael & Vilray's self-titled debut album is due next Friday; the duo tours this fall. Lake Street Dive resumes its US tour next week.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video

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