Though they characterize their sound as gypsy jazz and titled their latest album Adventures in Vagabondia, David and Enion Pelta-Tiller, the husband-and-wife duo fronting acoustic band Taarka, weren’t planning on becoming full-fledged nomads. Fate forced their hand, however, when they lost their home to Colorado’s devastating fall floods. Undaunted, they spent the winter in Virginia planning a two-month spring run through Colorado, California and Oregon.
With organic, bass-centric sounds mixing with forward-looking soundscapes, Everbody's Feelin' Real finds Freekbass bridging the gap between classic funk and the future of the groove. Aided by the vision of producer and engineer Duane Lundy (My Morning Jacket, Ben Sollee), this album lives in the rawness of the earth while traveling to the future of worlds yet to be discovered.
A colorful, exciting season is upon us; a sign of new beginnings, and the launch of Eric Lambert & Friends Spring Fling 2014. Their upcoming tour spans two months and features great shows and travel opportunities, including stops in St. Louis, MO, Indianapolis, IN, Minneapolis, MN, and the legendary Bill Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom, IN. The band has been lighting up the Midwest, and expanding their reach.
Medeski Martin & Wood + Nels Cline have announced the release of The Woodstock Sessions (Vol. 2) on April 22. The four musicians came together to record on August 27, 2013 at Applehead Studios in Woodstock, NY in front of an intimate gathering of 75 lucky ticket holders. The session was part of a newly launched series that brings established and emerging recording artists together with their fans in the recording studio. The experience is a performance/session hybrid that supports the artist to fan bond by sharing the process of record making.
Genre-defying sextet Umphrey’s McGee announces the release of their highly anticipated eighth studio album Similar Skin (June 10). Similar Skin will be released via the band’s newly formed independent label, Nothing Too Fancy Music, named after one of their most beloved songs.
The Heavy Pets have announced round two of their Spring Tour 2014, which kicks off next weekend in California with two nights at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco supporting Galactic. Then it's back to the East Coast for a stacked extended run that includes shows with Umphrey’s McGee, The Werks, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, American Babies, Jimkata and more.
Denver’s Fox Street have announced a return to their favorite part of the country in March and April with shows across the Southeast including Texas, Louisiana and Florida (where the band will be a headliner for Biscuit Fest in Boca Raton, FL). The mini-Southeast tour follows an ambitious Winter 2014 tour which included a packed January show at Denver’s Bluebird Theatre and significant growth in numerous national markets.
Over the course of his 20-year career, drummer Stanton Moore has become known as one of the premier funk musicians of his generation. On his latest album Conversations, due April 15 from The Royal Potato Family, he moves in a slightly different direction, returning to his roots while reinventing his trademark sound.
Phish will kick off its 2014 Summer Tour on July 1 at XFINITY Center in Mansfield, MA and celebrate the Fourth of July with a three-night stand at SPAC Saratoga Springs, NY (July 3-5).They'll wrap up their summer outing with a trio of Labor Day weekend shows at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO (8/29-8/31). An online ticket request period for the tour is currently underway at http://tickets.phish.com and will end on Sunday, March 23 at 11:59PM ET.