Hurray for the Riff Raff kicks off a tour of the Pacific Northwest with two sets at Pickathon in Oregon this weekend. There's more great live music ahead around the world from John Adams, Lake Street Dive, Punch Brothers, and Molly Tuttle.
Hurray for the Riff Raff heads to the Pacific Northwest for several shows in the week ahead, starting with two sets on Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, for Pickathon, closing out the Woods Stage tonight and Cherry Hill on Saturday night. The tour, featuring songs from Hurray for the Riff Raff’s critically acclaimed Nonesuch debut album, LIFE ON EARTH, continues with shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Spokane, and Seattle next week.
John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony will be performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on Saturday night. Also on the program, which features violinist Hillary Hahn, are Brahms’s Violin Concerto and Tabea Squire’s Variations.
Nonesuch released the first recording of Doctor Atomic Symphony in 2009, performed by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Robertson, which the Times named the Classical Album of the Decade. It can also be heard in the new forty-disc box set John Adams Collected Works.
Lake Street Dive continues its North American tour with three shows in the Midwest this weekend: at the Fiserv Forum with Brandi Carlile in Milwaukee tonight; in St. Charles, Iowa, on Saturday for the Hinterland Music Festival; and back to Wisconsin on Sunday at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield.
Punch Brothers take their American Acoustic tour with Watchhouse and Sarah Jarosz to California for three shows this weekend: at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga tonight, Green Music Center in Rohnert Park on Saturday, and the Ford Amphitheater in Los Angeles on Sunday. The shows include songs from Punch Brothers latest album, Hell on Church Street, and more.
Molly Tuttle and her band Golden Highway head to Colorado to perform music from their Nonesuch debut album, Crooked Tree, at Rhythms on the Rio Music Festival in Del Norte on Saturday, and at Bluebird Theater in Denver on Sunday.
Wide Open Country just named the title track to Crooked Tree to its list "The State of 21st Century Bluegrass in 10 Songs." “An elite vocalist, songwriter and guitarist, Molly Tuttle's a triple threat who's brilliance would've shone in any era since the 1960s folk revival,” says the site. “Yet her talents best suit our current situation: a time when the roots-bound yet otherwise undefinable concept of Americana allows her fenceless vision to flourish.”