Currently in the middle of an extensive summer tour, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood continue to prove themselves one of the hardest working bands in the country announcing another 33 headline U.S. shows in October and November. Criss-crossing "Freak America" performing two sets and three hours of music a night, The CRB begin at Higher Ground in Burlington followed by handful of dates in the Northeast.
Keyboardist Erik Deutsch makes American music, pure and simple. Over the last two decades plus, he’s earned a stellar reputation as a bandleader and collaborator, working with artists like Steven Bernstein, Theo Bleckmann, Rosanne Cash, Nels Cline, Charlie Hunter, Shooter Jennings, Norah Jones, Leftover Salmon, Shelby Lynne, and many, many more.
Magic Bronson is the LA based duo consisting of Michael Nicastro and Matthew Lieberman. Their sound can only be described as a vibe that is truly Magic Bronson, as they will never write the same song twice. Drawing from a large well of influences but never latching onto one sound or style, they are constantly evolving. The two tend to spend a large majority of their time locked away in their studio, and are set to release a new EP this Fall on Handwritten Records.
Musical trailblazers Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard are revered today as pioneering women in bluegrass, two artists whose musical partnership directly inspired future innovators like Naomi Judd, Emmylou Harris, Tim O’Brien and Hot Rize, and even Bob Dylan. But in Baltimore and Washington, DC in the 1960s, they were just two women with prodigious musical talent and a shared love for the old songs of the Appalachian countryside.
This October, seminal livetronica band, Particle, kicks off a major tour in support of their first new studio album in 14 years. The long-awaited album, Accelerator, hits outlets this September and features nine new original tracks packed with powerhouse performances and adventurous songwriting that is sure to excite both longtime fans and newcomers alike.
Chris Lightcap has announced the release of 'Superette' due September 7 on Royal Potato Family. It's the debut album from the revered bassist and composer's electrifying experimental band of the same name featuring guitarists Curtis Hasselbring and Jonathan Goldberger and drummer Dan Rieser, along with special guests Nels Cline and John Medeski.
Sitar virtuoso, six-time GRAMMY Award nominee, and daughter of the legendary Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar, performed a gripping concert dedicated the awareness and advocacy of the refugee crisis. This summer she has returned to the United States for a unique series of live performances in protest to the displacement of refugees fleeing conflict areas across the globe. Shankar is raising funds for the humanitarian relief efforts led by the singular nonprofit organization Help Refugees.
The Jauntee have announced a release date for their forthcoming album, Always Never Knowing. Over the last few years, the improvisational foursome have grown notorious for being cross-country road warriors on what seems like a never ending tour. In an attempt to mirror that live experience, the band went into the studio last year in their hometown of Boston to record a new album in front of an intimate live audience.
After a prolific career of 22 studio albums, Keller Williams has announced his first ever entirely instrumental release SANS, out on October 19. The new album offers a fresh take on his previous work, with a collection of eight reimagined tracks plus one new song. Williams is set to hit the road this fall with a slew of new tour dates, including a special album release show at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City. The tour will also include solo shows as well as performances with PettyGrass, Keller & the Keels, More Than a Little and Keller Williams’ Duo with Danton Boller.
Today, the Buffalo-based groove-rock quartet known as Aqueous announces their most extensive headlining tour to date. Starting this September and culminating in December, Aqueous will hit 27 cities, seeing support from the likes of Mungion, ELM, The Heavy Pets, EGI and Goose. Aqueous' Mike Gantzer shares, “The band has some really big plans for this tour, and we’ve been sitting on a ton of material that we can’t wait to debut!