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  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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  • Friday, October 4, 2019

    Emmylou Harris, Kronos Quartet, Robert Plant, Chris Thile, Punch Brothers, Yola play Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco …Sam Amidon performs in Dublin … Laurie Anderson leads Lincoln Center Nightcap, plays duo show with John Zorn … Attacca Quartet performs Caroline Shaw in Boston … Devendra Banhart gives in-store in Singapore ... The Black Keys play Milwaukee, Detroit … David Byrne’s American Utopia begins Broadway run … Daughter of Swords tours California … Rhiannon Giddens performs at Met Museum in NYC … Lake Street Dive plays Massachusetts, New York … Brad Mehldau Trio tours Portugal … Gaby Moreno tours Germany …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Gaby Moreno and Van Dyke Parks were on NPR's Alt.Latino to discuss and share tracks from their new album, ¡Spangled!. "She's been an Alt.Latino favorite, and her latest album continues to give me reason to admire her," says host Felix Contreras. "Van Dyke Parks's arrangements on ¡Spangled! lift Gaby Moreno's voice into a place that will delight and surprise her longtime fans as well as impress those who are just discovering her ... ¡Spangled! is a stunning collection of music ... It's a fabulously gorgeous album." Hear the episode here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Thursday, October 3, 2019

    David Byrne’s American Utopia begins its strictly limited engagement on Broadway at the intimate Hudson Theatre on Friday, with the official opening on October 20. The performances run through January 18 and follow a sold-out, year-long critically acclaimed international tour and pre-Broadway run in Boston. "A marvel of humanity and hope," exclaims the Boston Globe, "American Utopia brings wonder back to the world."

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

    Rachael & Vilray stopped by WNYC's All of It to perform three songs from their self-titled debut album and talk with host Alison Stewart about their music. You can hear the conversation and their performance of "Alone at Last," "Let's Make Love on This Plane," and "Do Friends Fall in Love?" here.

     

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • 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

    While Yola was at AmericanaFest in Nashville earlier this month—being anointed "a new Americana queen" and becoming "the breakout star of AmericanaFest 2019" per Rolling Stone—she spoke with Walking the Floor host Chris Shiflett for a live taping of the podcast. You can hear their conversation here. Yola performs at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco this weekend and at Austin City Limits the weekend after that. She then leads a special conversation and performance at the Grammy Museum in LA and is Kacey Musgraves' special guest in concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • 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

    Acclaimed Portuguese fado singer Carminho's newest album, Maria, is out in the US today on Nonesuch. The album, her first to be released in the US, was previously released in Europe, where London's Evening Standard called her voice "strong and sculptural," and London Jazz News called Maria "a beautifully realized, remarkably varied yet uniformly gorgeous album." Carminho returns to North America to tour this fall, with dates in New York, Boston, San Francisco, and more.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • 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
  • Friday, September 27, 2019

    Devendra Banhart plays Ohana festival in Southern California … John Adams conducts Philadelphia Orchestra, Leila Josefowicz in Scheherazade.2 … The Black Keys tour Midwest … Jeremy Denk gives solo recital in Reykjavik … Rhiannon Giddens tours Northeast … Emmylou Harris inaugurates City Winery Philadelphia … Gaby Moreno tours Europe … Nico Muhly, Timo Andres lead season opener at National Sawdust in Brooklyn … Robert Plant plays out West … Joshua Redman Quartet leads Jazz St. Louis residency … Chris Thile hosts Live From Here from NYC … Yola performs in New Orleans with Kacey Musgraves …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019

    "While steeped in the essence of historic fado tradition, Carminho’s newest album is an enchanting musical work that demonstrates her thoroughly honed skills as a masterful creator and performer of exciting, contemporary fado," writes Donald Cohen, author of Fado Portugues: Songs from the Soul of Portugal, in this new essay on fado, Carminho, and the place of her new album, Maria, in that tradition.

    Journal Topics: Artist News

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