It was a spare crowd that greeted the band when they took the stage to play “Shakedown Street” but it grew pretty quickly. It seemed to me that a hundred people even on the last day of November was a fairly low turnout. Ashland is invariably a “slow show” crowd and soon afterward there was at least a couple hundred. They were treated to a show that was also a slow burner.
Award-winning guitarist STEPHANE WREMBEL, specialized in the Django Reinhardt style, will release The Django Experiment III on his own Water Is Life Records on January 23, 2018, which marks the 108th anniversary of the birth of Reinhardt, who is widely considered one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.
After a triumphant return to the UK last week with another stint of sold-out shows including London Islington’s Assembly Hall, US sensation Nahko has released the official video for his latest single ‘Be Here Now’. The track is taken from his eclectic new album My Name Is Bear, which was released in October.
Craig Gerdes is a singer whose voice is steadied by the legion of angels he believes watch over him. He tells stories at a Southern pace, with a soft voice and slow drawl. His new album Smokin' Drinkin' and Gamblin' is full of outlaw-country rug cutters and ballads about strong heads and weak hearts. Fueled by nostalgia, his songwriting talent turns old habits into dependable crutches nursing the phantom pain of distant love.
Legendary singer, songwriter and performer John Prine will embark on a select series of tour dates in 2018. The tour includes a very special co-headline show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on April 13 with Sturgill Simpson (solo) as well as dates at Philadelphia’s Merriam Theatre on April 14, Chicago’s Chicago Theatre on April 27, San Francisco’s Warfield on May 24 and Norfolk’s Chrysler Hall on June 2 among others.
Today, Moogfest unveils a festival lineup led by female, non-binary, and transgender artists, including a keynote conversation with privacy rights and political transparency activist Chelsea Manning on The Future of Creativity. The announcement is celebrated by ‘Always On’, a 50-hour livestream presented in partnership with Tom Tom Magazine from Today at 12:00 pm ET to 2:00pm ET on December 8, 2017.
Isle Empire/Mensch House Records is thrilled to announce that Common Kings has been nominated for their acclaimed debut album Lost In Paradise in the “Best Reggae Album” category at the 60th GRAMMYS®. The band, who is currently on their “Broken Crowns” tour with Matisyahu, continues to receive press accolades and win over fans nationwide with the San Antonio Current hailing “I can say confidently that Common Kings might be in my top five performances.”