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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of June 21–23
    Michael Wilson

    Brad Mehldau and his Quintet—trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, saxophonist Joel Frahm, bassist Joe Sanders, and drummer Leon Parker—continue their weeklong residency at Village Vanguard in New York City this weekend, with sold-out early and late shows each night tonight, Saturday, and Sunday.

    Akinmusire and Frahm are among the many guest performers on Mehldau’s new album, Finding Gabriel, out now on Nonesuch Records. The AP calls it “a soundtrack for our times … fetching melodies abound.” Mojo says it’s “magnificent … Mehldau and his cohorts create an immersive series of storytelling tone poems enhanced by horns, strings, and choir-like vocals.”

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    Sam Amidon began a US tour as special guest of singer-songwriter and pianist Bruce Hornsby this week, and continues at Lime Kiln Theater in Lexington, Virginia, on Sunday, following a solo fiddle set at Owl Music Parlor in Brooklyn on Saturday.

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    Daughter of Swords, aka Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, performs as special guest of Mandolin Orange at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, North Carolina, tonight, and Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Sunday.

    Daughter of Swords' debut album, Dawnbreaker, is out next week. Pre-order in the Nonesuch Store to download four tracks now and get an include an exclusive, limited-edition print created and signed by Sauser-Monnig.

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    Emmylou Harris is at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia on Saturday, performing a set on the Lawn of the Art Museums for the Virginia Arts Williamsburg Live Festival. Harris “seems almost a genre unto herself,” writes the Los Angeles Times. “An artist to whom listeners can turn without knowing how to classify her music, but secure in knowing their time won’t be wasted on frivolity … she plumbs the deepest reaches of human experience.”

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    Gabriel Kahane returns to New York City for a homecoming concert at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, on Sunday. He released his Nonesuch debut album, Book of Travelers, last year, earning great critical acclaim, with the San Francisco Chronicle calling it “extraordinary … vivid and wholly original.” Kahane “is in possession of his own musical language,” writes the New Yorker. “He is one of the finest, most searching songwriters of the day.”

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    Kronos Quartet live-scores filmmaker Sam Green’s A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York, tonight as part of the Hamptons International Film Festival. The multimedia experience—called “mind-blowing” by Newsweek and “magical" by the Los Angeles Times—blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with some of the many artists with whom Kronos has collaborated, like Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley.

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    Lake Street Dive and Punch Brothers return to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado to celebrate the summer solstice at the 46th annual event this weekend. Lake Street Dive brings music from its 2018 album, Free Yourself Up, to the main stage this evening.

    Punch Brothers take the main stage on Sunday evening, followed by a performance at the Sheridan Opera House, taking their usual spot to close the festivities and the intimate, indoor NightGrass sets. The band released its Grammy Award–winning new album, All Ashore, on Nonesuch last year. The Boston Globe says it's “a deeply meaningful and downright gorgeous record.”

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    Gaby Moreno continues her month-long North American tour as special guest of David Gray with shows at The Centre in Vancouver tonight and McCaw Hall in Seattle on Saturday.

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    Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters continue their tour of Europe with a concert at Bodohallen in Bodø, Norway, tonight, and a set at Laugardalur & Laugardalshöll in Reykjavík, Iceland, on Sunday, as part of Secret Solstice festival.

    The latest episode of his new podcast, Digging Deep, digs deep into "Bones of Saints," a song from his latest album, Carry Fire. "If it gets anywhere at all, this music, it ought to be saying something, it ought to be reflecting," he says. You can listen to the episode and watch the video for the track here.

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    Yola brings her European tour, with music from her Dan Auerbach–produced debut album, Walk Through Fire, to Spain this weekend, performing at Sala Apolo in Barcelona tonight and Conde Duque in Madrid on Saturday, as part of Black Is Back Weekend. From there, she returns to the UK with a set at Eridge Park in Kent on Sunday, for Black Deer Festival.

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Brad Mehldau Quintet leads Village Vanguard residency in NYC … Sam Amidon plays solo set in Brooklyn, tours with Bruce Hornsby … Daughter of Swords supports Mandolin Orange … Emmylou Harris is in Colonial Williamsburg … Gabriel Kahane brings Book of Travelers back to NYC … Kronos Quartet live-scores documentary in East Hampton ... Lake Street Dive, Punch Brothers play Telluride Bluegrass … Gaby Moreno continues tour with David Gray … Robert Plant tours Scandinavia ... Yola is in Spain …

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Brad Mehldau and his Quintet—trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, saxophonist Joel Frahm, bassist Joe Sanders, and drummer Leon Parker—continue their weeklong residency at Village Vanguard in New York City this weekend, with sold-out early and late shows each night tonight, Saturday, and Sunday.

Akinmusire and Frahm are among the many guest performers on Mehldau’s new album, Finding Gabriel, out now on Nonesuch Records. The AP calls it “a soundtrack for our times … fetching melodies abound.” Mojo says it’s “magnificent … Mehldau and his cohorts create an immersive series of storytelling tone poems enhanced by horns, strings, and choir-like vocals.”

---

Sam Amidon began a US tour as special guest of singer-songwriter and pianist Bruce Hornsby this week, and continues at Lime Kiln Theater in Lexington, Virginia, on Sunday, following a solo fiddle set at Owl Music Parlor in Brooklyn on Saturday.

---

Daughter of Swords, aka Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, performs as special guest of Mandolin Orange at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, North Carolina, tonight, and Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Sunday.

Daughter of Swords' debut album, Dawnbreaker, is out next week. Pre-order in the Nonesuch Store to download four tracks now and get an include an exclusive, limited-edition print created and signed by Sauser-Monnig.

---

Emmylou Harris is at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia on Saturday, performing a set on the Lawn of the Art Museums for the Virginia Arts Williamsburg Live Festival. Harris “seems almost a genre unto herself,” writes the Los Angeles Times. “An artist to whom listeners can turn without knowing how to classify her music, but secure in knowing their time won’t be wasted on frivolity … she plumbs the deepest reaches of human experience.”

---

Gabriel Kahane returns to New York City for a homecoming concert at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, on Sunday. He released his Nonesuch debut album, Book of Travelers, last year, earning great critical acclaim, with the San Francisco Chronicle calling it “extraordinary … vivid and wholly original.” Kahane “is in possession of his own musical language,” writes the New Yorker. “He is one of the finest, most searching songwriters of the day.”

---

Kronos Quartet live-scores filmmaker Sam Green’s A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York, tonight as part of the Hamptons International Film Festival. The multimedia experience—called “mind-blowing” by Newsweek and “magical" by the Los Angeles Times—blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with some of the many artists with whom Kronos has collaborated, like Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley.

---

Lake Street Dive and Punch Brothers return to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado to celebrate the summer solstice at the 46th annual event this weekend. Lake Street Dive brings music from its 2018 album, Free Yourself Up, to the main stage this evening.

Punch Brothers take the main stage on Sunday evening, followed by a performance at the Sheridan Opera House, taking their usual spot to close the festivities and the intimate, indoor NightGrass sets. The band released its Grammy Award–winning new album, All Ashore, on Nonesuch last year. The Boston Globe says it's “a deeply meaningful and downright gorgeous record.”

---

Gaby Moreno continues her month-long North American tour as special guest of David Gray with shows at The Centre in Vancouver tonight and McCaw Hall in Seattle on Saturday.

---

Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters continue their tour of Europe with a concert at Bodohallen in Bodø, Norway, tonight, and a set at Laugardalur & Laugardalshöll in Reykjavík, Iceland, on Sunday, as part of Secret Solstice festival.

The latest episode of his new podcast, Digging Deep, digs deep into "Bones of Saints," a song from his latest album, Carry Fire. "If it gets anywhere at all, this music, it ought to be saying something, it ought to be reflecting," he says. You can listen to the episode and watch the video for the track here.

---

Yola brings her European tour, with music from her Dan Auerbach–produced debut album, Walk Through Fire, to Spain this weekend, performing at Sala Apolo in Barcelona tonight and Conde Duque in Madrid on Saturday, as part of Black Is Back Weekend. From there, she returns to the UK with a set at Eridge Park in Kent on Sunday, for Black Deer Festival.

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