March 2017


Spring is shaping up to be a productive period for Gramatik’s label Lowtemp. Starting with an exciting release in late March - a clash of the label’s jazz titans so to say. In 2016 Lowtemp released guitarist Teo Collori’s masterful gypsy swing album honoring the great Django Reinhard and one of the cuts, Tony Mitraglia, caught the eye of keyboard virtuoso Nicolas Dupuis, better known as Anomalie.

For a live Dead music lover, the Skull & Roses Festival is like a Dead fest. on steroids! Over forty different interpretations of Deadness, from the finest touring bands to local favorites to a duo with acoustic guitars, expect a history-making three days of what we once loved so much...gathering together and dancing with friends new and old. Add camping and you’ve got an unforgettable ‘sunshine daydream’ concert of a lifetime!

Blending musical versatility, instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies and a premier rhythm section, the Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts on the scene today.

Resuming its status as an annual event after several seasons as a biennial, the New York Guitar Festival returns in Spring 2017 with cross-cultural concert programming in celebration of works for guitar. This year the Festival expands its partnership with media sponsor WNYC, which will host a series of events, including the Opening Night concert by two-time Grammy-winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin.

After sharing details on their new album Home Counties last week, Saint Etienne have announced their first US tour in five years. The two New York dates are on sale now with the other dates on sale Friday at 10AM EST.

Nonesuch Records releases The Following Mountain, the newest solo album by experimental folk artist, singer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon, on May 26, 2017. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon’s frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, the album represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources.