ANN WILSON has announced her 2017 20-date solo tour. The ANN WILSON OF HEART cross-country trek kicks off Tuesday, March 8 at the Moore Theatre in WILSON's Seattle hometown before moving onto Los Angeles, Denver, Philadelphia, Englewood, NJ and New Orleans, among other cities.
MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 27-30, 2017, is proud to announce six more additions to the 2017 lineup: The Avett Brothers, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Chatham County Line Electric Holiday, Mandolin Orange, Steep Canyon Rangers and Sierra Hull. This year will be the 30th celebration of this homecoming of roots music artists and fans that draws over 75,000 participants every year.
When the legendary James Brown issued his famous early 70s edict to “Make It Funky”, trombonist Fred Wesley answered the call. As the leader and musical director for Brown's renowned backing band The JBs, Wesley is largely responsible for the arrangements heard on some of the Godfather of Soul’s biggest hits.
Funk fans near and far are starting to figure that Analog Son might as well be in a perpetual studio session. With just a couple years on the scene, the group is gearing up to release their third full-length album this coming January. The band will also embark on a winter tour making stops through Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Ketchum, Bozeman, and Fort Collins. Analog Son will then return to The Bluebird Theater in their hometown of Denver, CO for a capstone performance to release their album on January 27, 2017.
Formula 5 is excited to announce an extensive Winter Tour to kick off 2017, which will see the release of the band’s third studio effort All Points North in April. Blanketing the Northeast throughout February, the band will return to the Midwest and Colorado in March, with debut performances in Kansas City and Chicago, wrapping up their tour back East at Rock n Roll Resort and a headlining show at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT on April 1. Fellow Upstate New Yorkers Mister F will join the band for 8 shows throughout New York and New England.
Vermont-based jam quartet Twiddle is proud to announce the return of TUMBLE DOWN on July 28 and 29, 2017. The two day music festival will be held on the beautiful shores of Lake Champlain at Waterfront Park in Burlington. Last summer’s picturesque setting hosted national touring acts like Nahko and Medicine for the People, Turkuaz, Cabinet, Kitchen Dwellers and Holly Bowling.
“Sometimes you have to remind yourself why you started something in the first place,” muses Seth Walker. On his stellar new album, ‘Gotta Get Back’ due out September 2nd, he does precisely that, excavating the roots of his love affair with music and reuniting with the family that helped spark the fire all those years ago. The record is as remarkable as the story behind it, which stretches from Walker’s childhood living on a commune in North Carolina to stints in Austin, Nashville, New York and New Orleans.