Somewhere between the charisma of Frank Sinatra, the empathetic tone of Bob Marley and the smooth and sultry vocal runs of Lauryn Hill, lives the warm and kind voice of Sammy Johnson. Australian native, New Zealand-bred soulful reggae star Sammy Johnson will kick off his 2018 ‘Sleepwalker’ winter tour this November 30th! Sammy released his critically acclaimed EP “Sleepwalker” earlier this year, and the album made a big splash in it’s first week of release.
Extraordinary drummer and composer Allison Miller is in a constant state of motion. Whether guesting with the 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers; working as the musical director for dancer/choreographer Camille A. Brown; or performing with the likes of Natalie Merchant or Artemis (with Renee Rosnes, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Anat Cohen, and others), Miller's frenzied flow is that spark of creative energy perfectly suited for her singular band, Boom Tic Boom.
The sad passing on October 12 of Andy Goessling, founding member of Railroad Earth, the ongoing host band for the Hangtown Music Festival (Oct. 25-28), was a unifying thread at this year’s fest, prompting outspoken love, respect, and admiration. In the end, the shared loss sparked a like-minded cause for life celebration and a shared process of moving forward amid a backdrop of fabulous music, Halloween costumes, and community.
The Lil Smokies’ “Rocket Man” is the first of the SnowGhost Singles, which were recorded in a single day session at SnowGhost Music with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson).
The series represents the most requested covers from the band’s live show. Each single will remain unknown until released digitally every six weeks between October 2018 and May 2019.
Following the tremendous success of 2017’s ‘The Night Siren’ (charted at #22 in Germany, #28 in the UK), legendary former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces the release of his new studio album ‘At The Edge Of Light’ on the 25th January 2019.
The album which features ten songs, sees Steve unite a vast amount of styles ranging from guitar driven rock to epic orchestration, from world music to the reflective and atmospheric all brought together in Steve Hackett’s unique style.
Blackberry Smoke will continue their “Find A Light” headline tour in 2019 with shows at Dallas’ Canton Hall, Austin’s Emo’s, Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre, Seattle’s The Showbox and Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium among many others. Tickets for the tour—which will feature special guests Chris Shiflett, Nikki Lane, Quaker City Night Hawks and An Evening With—go on sale this Friday, November 9 at 10:00am local time.
The ‘hot swing’ musical style of DJANGO holds the crowd like a magnet. The Django Reinhardt NY Festival continues at Birdland for the 19thsuccessful year, Nov. 6-11.
After a groundbreaking 4-night Halloween run this past weekend, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are excited to share their first-string of 2019 tour dates. Included among the newly announced dates are the band's first headlining play in Chicago since 2017 (2/15 at Concord Music Hall); their first run through Florida since 2016 – with stops in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa Bay and Ft. Lauderdale; and a prompt return to Virginia with plays in Charlottesville (1/30) and Norfolk (1/31). Mungion and The Fritz will join for support on select dates.