ZZ Ward is a dynamic blues aficionado, embarking on her first solo tour since 2015 this winter. With professional studio work under her belt, she is about to explode onto the stage. The title track off the album, The Storm, really highlights her incredible voice. With a smooth, soulful song she can keep it scratchy like the great female blues rockers of the past. While the music is reminiscent of Howling Wolf or Sonny Boy Williams, the lyrics are all sass and sweet.
Scholar and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bill Bruford, best known for his work with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis and his prolific solo career, has authored a new book, to be Published by the University of Michigan Press on January 28th. Pre-orders are now being taken.
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Of the many stars that light the night’s of the Grateful Dead family, none have done so more than Candace Brightman. With loving creativity and artistic passion, Candace brought visual flare to our eyes as we drifted in and out of musical bliss. Now, in her later years, she has been struck with Macular Degeneration within those magnificent eyes of hers, and it’s our turn to help keep her light show going. Candace’s good friend and neighbor, Carly Wyman has gratefully established a
Acclaimed alt-folk quartet Darlingside will perform at Bluebird Theater on March 17 in support of their anticipated new album Extralife, which releases February 23 via More Doug Records/Thirty Tigers. Lyrically and musically, Darlingside moves forward on their latest effort, as they create an ambient, dreamlike atmosphere with their seamless vocals and masterful instrumentation.
Americana originals Leftover Salmon announce their new album, Something Higher, coming May 4, 2018. With the bands newer members taking more of a lead on songwriting, and Leftover Salmon's continued focus on groove-based song building, the new album has new sounds, new ideas, and a fresh take on the genre.
John Oates has teamed up with a number of accomplished Americana musicians, known as The Good Road Band, to deliver his seventh solo album, Arkansas (Thirty Tigers). Oates is one-half of the best-selling duo of all time, Daryl Hall & John Oates, as well as a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Longtime Santa Barbara County resident Alan Parsons brought his latest incarnation of The Alan Parsons Project to a full house of adoring fans in the Samala showroom of the Chumash Casino Resort, the last weekend of January. Parsons, a legendary music producer and one of the most potent forces in the progressive rock movement of the 1970’s has only recently returned to more extensive touring.