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  • Thursday, April 14, 2022
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    Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) released a solo acoustic version of “PIERCED ARROWS," a song from their new album, LIFE ON EARTH. Segarra calls it "a heartbreak song, lost in the realm of memory. Being stuck in the past, and finding the rapidly changing world uncanny and bizarre. Trying to outrun trauma. Finding a meeting place between tough and tender. Memory replaying inside/beside you, triggering fight or flight responses.” Hurray for the Riff Raff continues a headline tour of North America through April 20 before opening for Bright Eyes and Mitski and heading to Europe.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Thursday, April 14, 2022
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    Sam Amidon kicks off a tour of North America in a performance of Nico Muhly’s The Only Tune with members of the Oregon Symphony, led by Jeffrey Kahane, in Beaverton, Oregon, on Friday. Timo Andres performs on the program as well, which is hosted by Gabriel Kahane. Amidon then continues through the Pacific Northwest with shows in Seattle, Vancouver (with special guest Joachim Cooder), and Portland, before heading to the East Coast in support of The Weather Station in Philadelphia, DC, Brooklyn, and Boston. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
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    Tigran Hamasyan’s take on Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “All the Things You Are,” featuring Mark Turner on tenor saxophone, is out now. It's the second single from StandArt, Hamasyan’s first album of American standards, due April 29. “When Mark and I started playing for the first time, I just had that feeling that we have been playing together for many years," Hamasyan says. "Mark’s sound and playing are so dear to me that every note he would play would make me feel like home. 'All the Things You Are' is a very personal piece for me, and I have only played it alone at home just for myself and the angels that might have been listening to it. Mark approached this piece with such delicacy and fragility that I felt like the angels had begun singing along with me."

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Monday, April 11, 2022
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    Gabriel Kahane is on a special episode of New Sounds' Soundcheck, recorded live at WNYC's The Greene Space, in which he spoke with host John Schaefer about his two Nonesuch albums—Magnificent Bird, released last month, and his 2018 album, Book of Travelers—and performed several songs from both with a string quartet. You can listen to the episode and watch his performance here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Podcast Radio
  • Saturday, April 9, 2022
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    Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway—Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Shelby Means (bass), and Kyle Tuttle (banjo)—were on CBS Saturday Morning to perform a Saturday Sessions set of three songs from their acclaimed new album, Crooked Tree: “She’ll Change,” “Over the Line,” and the title track. You can watch all three here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Thursday, April 7, 2022
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    The Black Keys celebrate today's Opening Day of Major League Baseball in a new video for MLB Network. From Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, TN, he and Patrick Carney compare the collaboration in writing music and fielding a baseball team. They discuss the parallels between baseball and touring throughout the summer as “Wild Child,” the first single from their upcoming album, Dropout Boogie, is set to images from baseball's offseason and shots from Spring Training. You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022
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    Nonesuch Records releases the first recording of Steve Reich’s Reich/Richter, performed by Ensemble intercontemporain and conducted by George Jackson, on June 10, 2022, with the vinyl due August 5. The composition was originally written to be performed with German visual artist Gerhard Richter and Corinna Belz’s film Moving Picture (946-3). Album preorders are available here now. A video of the composer talking about Reich/Richter may be seen here.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022
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    Punch Brothers and Watchhouse join forces this summer for the second American Acoustic US tour, with dates in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and New Haven, among others; Sarah Jarosz also joins them for most of the dates. Thile says: “It took five years, but I’m elated to announce the second traveling edition of American Acoustic for this summer. Joining my fellow Punch Brothers and me in front of a pair of large condenser microphones will be our dear friends, Watchhouse and Sarah Jarosz, for a collaborative evening of music that traverses our respective catalogues and celebrates being together.”

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Sunday, April 3, 2022
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    Congratulations to Caroline Shaw and Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, who won Grammy Awards at the 64th Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony today. Shaw won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition, for Narrow Sea, written for and performed by Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gilbert Kalish. Giddens and Turrisi won the Grammy for Best Folk Album for They’re Calling Me Home.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Sunday, April 3, 2022
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    Laurie Anderson was on CBS's 60 Minutes to talk with Anderson Cooper about her career in art and music, including her early hit single, "O Superman," and the debut album on which it appeared, Big Science, released 40 years ago this month. She also takes Cooper on a tour of her largest-ever US art exhibition, The Weather, at Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC. You can watch the interview as well as two 60 Minutes Overtime web exclusive pieces on the making of "O Superman" and the power of storytelling here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Friday, April 1, 2022
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    Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway’s new album, Crooked Tree, is out today on CD and digital via Nonesuch Records—Tuttle’s first release on the label; the vinyl is due May 13. The album, recorded live in Nashville, 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 tracks, all written or co-written by Tuttle, explore her lifelong love of bluegrass. "Molly Tuttle's fingers move so quickly, she could pick your pocket without breaking stride," says the New York Times. NPR calls it "dashingly virtuosic." It "feels like the album Molly Tuttle was destined to make," says Uncut. "Everything sounds alive, vital, and perfectly in focus," says Mojo. You can watch the new video for the album track "Castilleja" and get tickets for Tuttle and the band's ongoing tour here.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Video
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022
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    Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) announces twenty-three new US tour dates, supporting Bright Eyes, beginning May 19 in Oklahoma City and continuing through July 3 in Omaha. Segarra is currently on a North American headlining tour in celebration of their Nonesuch debut album, LIFE ON EARTH. Summer dates in Europe begin July 16 in the UK and continue through September 20 in Berlin, with stops in Dublin, London, Paris, and Amsterdam, among others.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour

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