Eclipsing 2850 live performances on their recent Fall Tour, Dark Star Orchestra has announced another slew of dates for 2019. Focusing on the American Southeast, the tour has the band performing five shows in Florida before weaving north and hitting key spots in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina & Alabama. The spring tour punctuates the band’s 2019 plans even further.
DSO Spring 2019 Tour Dates:
3/28 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
After taking a brief hiatus from touring to compose film scores for the Woodstock Film Festival selected documentary, Catskill Park as well as HBO’s I Wanna See You and Call to Action, Anthony, now 34, sees the world through a more focused lens. “Scoring was invaluable to my evolution as a songwriter,” he says, “but I grew to miss telling my own stories.”
Swedish producer Carl Garsbo, better known as Kasbo performed a marathon of a night on November 30th at San Francisco’s Mezzanine spanning two separate sets prompted by the community’s unwavering devotion. As his most recent “Places we Don’t Know Tour: Part 2” stopped by the Bay Area, his fans immediately illustrated their support. A second, earlier set was added to San Francisco’s agenda to accommodate the high demand of a first performance that sold out almost immediately.
Béla Fleck’s second annual Blue Ridge Banjo Camp will be held at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC on August 14-18, 2019. The camp will feature 3 days and 4 nights of diverse banjo instruction by Béla himself alongside a cast of world class banjo players/instructors. The week will culminate with the Blue Ridge banjo finale concert held in the beautiful Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium. The instructional focus will be on the three distinct styles of three-finger banjo playing: Scruggs, melodic, and single string.
U.S.-based British singer-songwriter Bobby Long's love of The Beatles is evident on his forthcoming new album SULTANS, due from Compass Records on March 1, 2019. The two-part title track that bookends this, his fourth album, playfully pays homage to Sgt. Pepper and the music Long heard at home growing up in rural southwest England, while this taut new 10-song set of original material effectively traverses Long's signature love, loss and heartache milieu.
Adult pop singer-songwriter and founder of Kantor Guitars, Robert Kantor recently ventured back into his love of music with the recent release his new album, Truth, on Blaksushimusic Records. Filled with timeless melodies, the album features 10 original songs written by Kantor that blend elements from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Bringing some classic sounds, Kantor creates a new modern twist to pop rock that music has been missing.
In Adam Wakefield’s debut album with Average Joes Entertainment, Gods & Ghosts, Memphis soul meets New Orlean’s funk. Think crisp air, crystal blue lakes and a guitar by a fireplace. Wakefield’s songs are laced with irony and heartache. His robust vocals jolt his lyrics to life, and he’s got you right where he wants you. The swooning instrumentals in the background mixed with his melodic voice will have you envisioning Gods & Ghosts.