Heralded Austin-based blues/roots musician and songwriter Johnny Nicholas will reissue his long out-of-print 1977 album, Too Many Bad Habits, along with a special bonus disc of previously unreleased performances, on October 20 via his The People’s Label imprint. The two-disc set has been completely remastered and includes the liner notes from the original Blind Pig LP release in 1977. A new set of liner notes written by acclaimed author/music critic Ed Ward will also accompany the CDs and vinyl.
We are pleased to announce our October Jazz Festival: a comprehensive presentation of the Music of Gerry Mulligan featuring four full days of concerts that showcase Gerry's musical legacy from the beginning to the end. As usual the concerts will be loaded with all of the great west coast based jazz giants as well as Mulligan alumni and associates.
After announcing a new, exclusive recordings deal with BMG, legendary singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Fogerty is set to celebrate the 20th anniversary release of the Grammy Award-winning album Blue Moon Swamp on CD, 180g black vinyl, limited-edition 180g blue vinyl, and digital platforms on November 17.
Fans lined up well before the gates opened at the Vina Robles Amphitheater as a beautiful fall sunset painted the sky in myriad colors, Sunday, October 15th in Paso Robles. Arguably the best live music venue in California, the new amphitheater holds about 3000 people. There isn’t a bad seat in the house with a lawn section in the back, nearly as popular with patrons as front row tickets.
The Sound of Ghosts are an Americana roots musical collective hailing from Los Angeles, California. The five-piece collective of accomplished musicians have crafted a musical experience unlike any other with their unique arrangements and vast variety of influences. A culmination of traditional front porch Americana, folk-laden melodies and vintage rock’n’roll, The Sound of Ghosts have succeeded in bringing their own edge to this timeless genre of music.
Paul Nelson was not only guitarist to legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but is recognized in his own right as one of today’s premier guitarists. “Johnny definitely took me under his wing,” Nelson remembers his late friend and mentor. “The blues world does that. One musician hands you the torch, and then you try to run with it. Johnny took pride in turning me on to the likes of Robert Johnson, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters Delta, Texas and Chicago blues – all the music that he loved.
Kimberley Dahme, the world-renowned bassist that captured the iconic hits of BOSTON for over a decade both on tour and in the studio, premieres a country and rock fused tune Lucy Lu raising awareness for “Adopt-A-Dog” Month. Mixed by the four-time Grammy-Award Winning Mark Capps and produced by Justin Peters, Lucy Lu is available via Platinum Planet Records on iTunes and all major online retailers.
Crowd Company, the critically acclaimed 8-piece funk soul outfit, has confirmed details on their upcoming album Stone & Sky, due out October 20th on the newly minted indie imprint Vintage League Music (VLM), founded by Soulive’s Alan Evans. The eleven-track album is also produced by Evans at the infamous Iron Wax Studio in Millers Falls, MA and will be available on vinyl, CD, and digitally. Three 7-inch vinyl singles will also be released featuring songs from the upcoming album and distributed by Fat Beats.