Americana songwriter CoCo O’Connor is poised to release her new album, This Ol’ War, on June 8, 2018, and she’s embarked on a PledgeMusic campaign with a special message. CoCo’s PledgeMusic has two goals: 1) to help bring in funds to cover the CD and Vinyl replications costs of the new album, and 2) to contribute financial help and visibility to the work of the Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary.
Almost every day, Bill Frisell gets up in the morning, has some coffee, and writes music. At this point, there are piles and piles and piles of single pages of staff paper filled with his graceful script. “I don’t know where the melodies come from,” says Frisell. “I try not to judge anything and just let them be.”
Prince played with many talented musicians over the course of his 40-year career, but his most celebrated and iconic allies will always be Bobby Z, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Matt Fink & Brownmark; The Revolution. They resume their U.S. tour on June 9th at the Wichita River Festival in Kansas and will hit several major U.S. Festivals this summer and fall including: Arroyo Seco, Bumbershoot and ACL, before heading over to Europe, in early 2019, for their first tour in 33 years! Full itinerary is below.
Brandi Carlile is nominated for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (for By The Way, I Forgive You) and Song of the Year (for “The Joke”) at the 2018 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards. The annual awards show will take place on September 12 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
A new, 2-disc digipack release from Carl Palmer, perhaps the most highly rated drummer in the world alive today and sole surviving member of prog rock giants Emerson, Lake & Palmer, will be released by BMG on 29th June 2018. Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Live encompasses two outstanding Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy shows captured on CD and DVD and presented in a deluxe booklet with sleeve notes by Carl Palmer.
Combsy – the solo project of Chris Combs, guitarist of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey – will hit the road this May and June in support of their self-titled debut LP (Horton Records) which was released in late 2017. The band won’t stray too far from their hometown of Tulsa with shows in Nashville, Little Rock, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Montrose CO, Denver and Santa Fe.
Higher Ground is pleased to welcome Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band to Burlington's Waterfront Park as part of Lake Champlain Maritime Festival on July 26. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 18 at 11am.
Like so many other musical endeavors that Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead has been a part of, the Terrapin Family Band grew naturally and spontaneously out of something special.
California Roots, the premier reggae and roots music festival, have teamed up again with LiveList, the #1 source for live streaming concerts worldwide, and Weedmaps, the top cannabis dispensary finder and lifestyle brand to power the 2018 California Roots Music & Arts Festival live from Monterey, CA on May 25-27, 2018.