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Jim McPherson: A Promise Kept

The story of Jim McPherson is the story of what might have been – a legendarily gifted musician whose untimely passing robbed us of an unknowable wealth of music. He earned considerable recognition for the Jefferson Starship’s hit “Jane,” which he co-wrote with David Freiberg, but that was only a tiny bit of his creative outpouring.   Against all odds, a fine collection of his songs has been preserved and now assembled.  It’s a message in a bottle, a fragment of an artist’s life from twenty years ago, with performances by some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians - -

 

jimJim grew up on the West Side of Chicago in the 1950s, the golden era of the urban blues, and they became a part of his musical DNA, passing from the radio into his bones.  He got “the fever,” as the saying had it.  As a young boy he played violin, attending the Mozart School of Music, but soon moved on to drums, bass, keyboards and guitar: he mastered them all.  After attending college in Idaho, Jim transferred to San Jose State in California, which put him right in the Bay Area music scene of 1964.  There he met up with Dennis Carrasco, Bob Rominger, and Roger Hedge, his musical collaborators for the next several years.  Their first band was the Trolls, which morphed into the popular and respected Stained Glass, with several singles on RCA Records, including “My Buddy Sin” and “A Scene In-Between.”   The Glass recorded two albums for Capitol, Crazy Horse Roads and Aurora; Tom Bryant joined the group as Rominger and Hedge left. The band later evolved into Christian Rapid. Though he was always a team player – and one of the finest bass players around – Jim was most definitely the musical leader of all these outfits, contributing the vast majority of their material.

 

Jim left San Jose in 1971 and moved to Marin County along with many other like-minded exiles from the era of San Francisco in the ‘60s.  He’d been working with Frank Werber (who’d managed the Kingston Trio to fame and fortune), but Frank was retiring, and sent him to the manager of the Quicksilver Messenger Service, Ron PoltePolte recalled that Jim came by one day, pulled out an acoustic guitar, and “charmed me in 15 minutes…he was accomplished, like a terrific magician.  I was completely taken.”  So Ron sent him to John Cipollina.

 

Jim met up with John Cipollina and joined John’s first post-Quicksilver Messenger Service venture, a band called Copperhead.  David Weber, Gary Phillipet and Pete Sears had already been recruited. Pete later went on to join the Jefferson Starship and was replaced by Hutch Hutchinson. Gary Philippet and Kent Housman wrote the single “Roller Derby Star” for the Copperhead album, and Jim’s ‘Chameleon’ was on the flip side.   Though his visibility was not as high as in the past, Jim was actually Copperhead’s main songwriter, his talents as quirky and notable as before.

 

He recorded with various other groups in the Bay Area and began work on a solo album at The Barn, on Mickey Hart’s ranch in Novato, California, laying down a considerable amount of strong material before his rapidly failing health ultimately hindered his ability to complete it.

 

Hart was so impressed with Jim’s songwriting and performance skills that he put together a band to showcase it – one of the fond memories of early-80s Bay Area music, High Noon, which featured Jim on vocals, keyboards, and rhythm guitar, Mickey Hart on drums, Bobby Vega on bass, Merl Saunders on vocals and keys, Vicki Randle on vocals, percussion, and rhythm guitar (lots of switching around in this band!), Michael Hinton on lead guitar, and Norton Buffalo on harp and vocals.  Two of he songs on this CD, “Left Out in the Cold,” which was co-written with Merl, and Jim’s “Cross the Bridge,” are performed here by High Noon and were graciously earmarked for it.  Also during this era, Jim’s friendship with bass player Bobby Vega solidified in, and they wrote several tunes together, one of which, “The Real Deal,” is included in this project.

 

Jim performed frequently with Merl Saunders, and together they also wrote the song “Play the Paris Blues,” which was heard on the television series “Simon and Simon.”  Merl recorded the tune with Dr. John and it was Dr. John’s part that found its way onto the San Francisco-based show “Nash Bridges.”

 

The years passed, but interest in these songs has remained high – mostly from musicians in the know.  Finally, the right elements fell into place.  Twenty-four years after she promised her husband Jim to complete his legacy, Executive Producer Evy McPherson explained, “This CD celebrates a completed life, and that changes its scope.  If Jim had been around, this CD might have been very different.  But in these circumstances, I felt it had to represent all of his many dimensions – so there are blues songs, country songs, love songs, even a funk song…Because he could do anything.”

 

We can speculate on what might have been – but here in A Promise Kept you have what he was able to do – and it is genuine treasure, the work of a truly superlative songwriter.  Your ears will tell you so.

Eagles Radio Hosted by Joe Walsh Debuts Interviews w/ Ringo Starr & More Labor Day Weekend

The virtual airwaves are heating up this fall as "Eagles Radio Hosted by Joe Walsh" kicks off an incredible series of features that can only be found on the band's official Artist Personal Experience online radio station.  As traditional radio segues into their yearly Labor Day countdowns of songs, the Eagles promise-and deliver-something new and exciting.  Beginning September 4th, A.P.E.

Tiësto Extends US Tour/Releases Exclusive Pre Sale Information /‘Kaleidoscope'

The new album ‘Kaleidoscope’ is Tiësto’s 4th artist recording and is expected to reflect the growing stature of a man who many consider to be the world's biggest DJ. The first single, titled ‘I Will Be Here’, was released on July 28th on Ultra Records, following the debut on BBC’s Radio 1.  The video for this single was premiered exclusively on MySpace on August 7th, and recently reached in the Top 10 on the Itunes Dance Chart.

tiestTiësto’s career highlights to date are many, but recent exploits include a GRAMMY nod for his last artist album, ‘Elements of Life’ and headlining both Coachella and Bonnaroo Festivals. With over 1 million Facebook friends (the largest of any electronic artist on the planet), global brand sponsorships deals and sell out headline shows around the world, Tiësto is on the crest of a wave which is only set to continue.  He also sits at the helm of his new label Musical Freedom, a recent development since he parted ways with the Holland-based Black Hole record label.

In addition to being a huge live draw (Tiësto recently staged his own outdoor headline show to a sold out crowd of 25,000 in London’s Victoria Park) Tiësto is also one of the world’s biggest names in remixing, with recent work completed for Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Killers, and Calvin Harris. The forthcoming long player will cement the reputation of a truly global superstar in the prime of his career.

Tiësto had this to say regarding the new album and forthcoming North American tour:  “I'm very excited to work with Ultra Records to release Kaleidoscope. The company understands my artistic vision for the project and brings a lot of forward thinking to what I believe is my best record to date.  Most importantly, I can't wait to start playing this record out!  It will be special to start off in New York City, then go all over North America for our first leg of the tour.”

The release of Kaleidoscope on October 20th will be supported by a worldwide tour in 2009-2010, taking the Kaleidoscope live experience out on over 175 dates, across 5 continents. North America in Sept–Nov 2009 will range from arenas and coliseums to intimate nightclubs.

More on the new record, ‘Kaleidoscope’ Tiësto:

tiesto2009 is very much about business as usual for Tiësto.  After a run of four top-selling electronic artist albums, the electronic pioneer has made Kaleidoscope, an artist album in the truest sense: a stunning collection of songs written and recorded in collaboration with a variety of music talents from the worlds of dance, pop and rock: Jónsi Birgisson from Sigur Rós, Kele Okereke from Bloc Party, Nelly Furtado, Calvin Harris, Emily Haines from Metric, to name a few. Having made the DJ performance an artform, Tiësto has now made the dance album an artform.

“The starting point was to work with different artists that I liked,’ Tiësto explains, ‘it was as simple as that. ‘Sigur Rós make beautiful music. Bloc Party are fantastic and exciting and innovative. But the hardest thing initially was to get those kind of people to collaborate. They don’t work with dance artists as a rule, and especially not a dance DJ, but when we started producing these tracks, I was surprised at how well the styles work together.”

Once the artists had seen YouTube clips of Tiësto’s crowd-wowing performances, like the one of him playing in front of 250.000 people on the beach in Brazil, and once they’d heard the tracks he’d been writing, they all jumped at the chance.

First on board were Tegan and Sara, the Canadian indie duo and twin sisters. Tiësto had remixed their single “Back In Your Head”, and in June 2008 they met in Vancouver. “I realized what great songwriters they are – I gave them a track to write on and they did an amazing job.” In his home studio in his hometown of Breda in Holland, Tiësto set to work finessing the collaboration. “Feel It In My Bones” is the result, an epic, shimmering floorfiller.

Soon the songs were pouring in. Nelly Furtado and Tiësto started off as mutual admirers, but after making her way to Tiësto's performance at the 2008 Miami Winter Music Conference (she’d come along with her producer Timbaland) Furtado instantly agreed to be involved, and a few weeks later she gave Tiësto an idea for a song that would become, "Who Wants To Be Alone". Next to sign up was Emily Haines of Metric.  She caught the thrilling Tiësto DJ Experience in Ibiza last summer and again, didn’t hesitate – “Knock You Out” is a euphoric tune that will cause floorquakes in the Balearic isles and rock festivals alike.

Securing the involvement of Kele Okereke, singer with Bloc Party, was initially more of a challenge. “Kele’s voice is so powerful on a dance track – I did a remix for Bloc Party, of the band´s new single “One More Chance”, and it really worked. Kele was a hard man to pin down. I was supposed to sit in the studio with him in Miami during this year’s WMC, but he got sick and had to cancel last minute. But I had written this weird piano track, an offbeat thing, and he really liked it, so we hooked up in London one Sunday afternoon a few weeks later. I played him the song and he just started singing with his guitar, mumbling a little bit then suddenly words came out of his mouth… and suddenly we had a track!  It was amazing to see how this guy made something cool and creative right on the spot.”

The album’s lead single, meanwhile, is “I Will Be Here”, a hook-up with huge-selling Australian band Sneaky Sound System. It’s a big, bold party tune with a stirring house-diva vocal – and a song whose infectious immediacy reflects the instinctive manner in which Tiësto wrote it: he crafted the entire production in less than week.

TiëstoCreating Kaleidoscope, the song that gives this colorful, shapeshifting album its entirely appropriate title, was more drawn-out. Tiësto had his heart, and his ears, set on securing the services of Sigur Rós singer Jónsi Birgisson. Tiësto flew to Chicago to track him down, then did the same in Brussels, before finally spending time in Amsterdam discussing what they might do together.

“It was a crazy idea,’ he laughs. ‘If you listen to Sigur Rós you can’t imagine any relation to Tiësto. Maybe the melancholy of it, but that’s about it. Their music is so different and I think that Jónsi is one of the most creative artists in the world. But the funny thing was, I met him at a couple of times at shows, and there’s a lot more in common than I thought – Jónsi told me he used to be a big Iron Maiden fan as well, like I was! Then I noticed that he makes a lot of dance music at home on his own. So he’s not that far away from what I do, really.”

The result is a huge, progressive trance song, soulful and uplifting. “And Kaleidoscope is a great title for the album too. We’re mixing shapes and colors together to make something new.”

Say hello to a new Tiësto. Yes, he’s the world’s most popular DJ. But the ceaseless desire to innovate that has pushed Tiësto to the top of his game, propelled him to seek out some of the best musicians around, wherever in the world they – or he – happened to be. “I’ve worked with these handpicked artists because they´re people I admire hugely, and because they make my music better. It’s more fulfilling for me to work like this, but a lot harder and more challenging.”

In the end, admits Tiësto, he’s unsure how people will react to Kaleidoscope. “It is completely different to what I did before,’ he says cheerfully, adding that this is one of the reasons he´s set up an appropriately named new label, Musical Freedom, to release the album. ‘I’m introducing more and more flavors of what people know as Tiësto. This is a record you can enjoy at home, not just on the dancefloor. But what is very important to me, is that every single track on the album will work when I play out too.”

He’s not the world’s greatest DJ for nothing…

North American Tour

 Thu 9/24 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
Fri 9/25 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom 
Sat 9/26 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
Thu 10/1 Boston, MA - Tsongas Arena*
Fri 10/2 Montreal, Canada - Bell Center
Sat 10/3 Toronto, Canada - Arrow Hall
Sat 10/10 Atlanta, GA - North Atlanta Trade Center
Sun 10/11 Washington, DC - Fur
Mon 10/12 Cleveland, OH - Aura
Tues 10/13 Columbus, OH - Boma
Weds 10/14 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory*
Thurs 10/15 Charlotte, NC - The Forum
Fri 10/16 Orlando, FL - UCF Arena *
Sat 10/17 Miami, FL - Liv*
Sun 10/18 Tampa, FL - The Ritz
Fri 10/23 Houston, TX - Reliant Arena*
Sat 10/24 Dallas, TX - the Palladium
Sun 10/25 San Antonio, TX - Cowboys
Mon 10/26 OK City, OK - City Walk
Tues 10/27 Nashville, TN - Limelight
Weds 10/28 St Louis, MO - Home
Thurs 10/29 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater*
Fri 10/30 Minneapolis, MN - Myth
Sat 10/31 Chicago, IL - The Congress
Sun 11/1 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Tue 11/10 Edmonton, Canada - Shaw Conference Center
Thu 11/12 Calgary, Canada - Big Four Building (Stampede Grounds)
Sat 11/14 Vancouver, Canada - PNE

Pre-Sale Available Now

October 17 in Ft Lauderdale at NSU Arena (Early Show)
October 19 in Naples, FL at Sway Lounge
November 7 in El Paso, TX at Cohen Stadium
November 9 in Denver, CO at Beta
November 22 in Phoenix, AZ at Marquee Theater

 Coming Soon

November 8 in San Diego, CA
November 20 in Salt Lake City, UT
November 21 in San Francisco, CA
November 25, 27, 28 in Los Angeles, CA

First Leg Of Latin Tour & Dates

December 4 in Bogota, Colombia at Coferias Convention Center
December 5 in Medellin, Colombia at Plaza Mayor Convention Center
December 7 in Cali, Colombia
December 9 in Panama City, Panama
December 11 in Porto Alegre, Brasil
December 12 in Sao Paulo, Brasil
December 13 in Brasilia, Brasil
December 16 in La Paz, Bolivia
December 17 in Lima, Peru
December 18 in Santiago, Chile at Espacio Riesco
December 19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Mother Hips Announce New Album & Fall Tour Dates

The Mother Hips have flown under the radar as true indie music pioneers for almost two decades.  With the release of their new album Pacific Dust (available October 27th on Camera Records), California's unsung psych-pop heroes tell their story. Hailed by critics for their "rootsy mix of 70s rock and power pop"  (pitchfork.com) and for their unflinching ability to "sing it sweet and play it dirty"  (New Yorker), on Pacific Dust The Hips' signature sound rings more genuine and relevant than ever before.

motherThe Hips - led by co-founders Tim Bluhm (vocals/guitar) and Greg Loiacono (guitar/vocals) - have been playing music for nearly 18 years, and in the process, have had the luxury of exploring and refining their craft. For the band's seventh full-length studio album, The Mother Hips have never been more primed to share their well-traveled tales - the long days and nights on the road, the gritty politics, the smart inward reflections and man, the music! - all delivered with a most appealing balance of Americana storytelling and their California-burnished rock.

Pacific Dust's compositions about penning a song in your kitchen at 3:00 am (the thundering album opener "White Falcon Fuzz"), record company politics (garage-rock boogie "Third Floor Story"), and a father and son's relationship through music (on the ballad "Young Charles Ives") indeed tell the story of many American rock bands. But here's why it matters: The Mother Hips have survived, and in fact thrived, throughout the journey - and Pacific Dust, with its bittersweet melodies, poignant lyrics, and strong and gritty musicianship, is a perfect example of why.

The Mother Hips owe most of their success to their large and loyal fanbase.  Earlier releases such as Part-Timer Goes Full, Green Hills of Earth, and Red Tandy have become almost cult classics among indie music buffs, and the band's most recent 2007 album, Kiss the Crystal Flake, offered proof that the band still continues to attract new supporters. Over the years, the band has worked with and played alongside a slew of renowned/respected colleagues including super-producer Rick Rubin, Wilco, Johnny Cash, and many others.

Today, armed with their newest release Pacific Dust, The Hips are poised to take their experience and talent to another level for this next leg of their already epic journey.

The band will tour this fall in support of Pacific Dust.  The complete list of currently confirmed tour dates is as follows:

September 11 The Palms Playhouse Winters CA
September 17 Plush Tucson AZ
September 19 Zion Canyon Music Festival Springdale UT
September 25 19 Broadway Fairfax CA
October 1 Downtown Brew San Luis Obispo CA
October 2 Club Fred Fresno CA
October 3 The Glass House Pomona CA
October 9 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta GA
October 10 Fall for Greenville Greenville SC
October 16 The Lodge Ventura CA
October 17 Smokin' in the Park BBQ Festival Alpine CA
October 29 - November 1 Las Tortugas IV Halloween Ball Groveland CA
November 5 Tractor Tavern Seattle WA
November 6 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR
November 7 River City Saloon Hood River OR
November 17-18 Joe's Pub @ The Public Theater New York NY
November 20-21 Schubas Chicago IL
December 4-5 Emo's Austin TX
January 3-8 Jam Cruise 8 Fort Lauderdale FL

Additional dates to be announced.

Leftover Salmon Celebrates 20 Year Legacy With New Year's Eve Shows in Boulder

Leftover Salmon celebrates its 20th anniversary of music and will ring in the New Year with a pair of shows at the Boulder Theater on December 30 & 31. On New Year's Eve 1989 the band was born when members of Left Hand String Band, Drew Emmitt and Glenn Keefe, joined Vince Herman and members of Herman's band, The Salmon Heads, for a gig at Crested Butte's club the Eldo.

hermanThe name Leftover Salmon was created while on the drive from Boulder to Crested Butte that day and the gig that night created the band that's swimming on to ring in 20 years this New Year's Eve. The morphing of these two bands formed a group with a trademark sound that came to be known worldwide as 'Poly-ethnic Cajun Slamgrass'. That sound propelled the group from its humble Rocky Mountain beginnings to international critical acclaim while deeply influencing countless groups that soon followed in their footsteps, such as The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band and others.

Leftover Salmon's New Year's Eve shows go on sale to general public through the Boulder Theater starting Friday, September 18 online at 10 AM MST (www.bouldertheater.com) and at the Boulder Theater box office at 3 PM.  A limited amount of tickets are available now for Leftover Salmon fan club members; anyone interested in securing these early tickets can simply visit www.leftoversalmon.com and sign up on the email list. By signing up, fans will receive a code to purchase New Year's Eve tickets in advance of the public on-sale as well as a complimentary music download of the band's main stage set at the High Sierra Music Festival.

Tickets are $38.50 for December 30 and $50 for New Year's Eve, doors are at 7:30 PM and both shows start at 8:30 PM.  The Boulder Theater is located at 2032 14th Street; Boulder, CO 80302.

Tom Russell: Blood and Candle Smoke Streets 9/15

Tom Russell has recorded 25 records and one DVD. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nancy Griffith, Joe Ely, Iris Dement, Ian Tyson, KD Lang, Suzy Bogguss, Ramblin´ Jack Elliott, Jeff Walker, Dave Van Ronk and other great artists.

Tom-RussellRussell credited, along with Dave Alvin, of inventing the Americana radio format with their Merle Haggard tribute 'Tulare Dust' in 1994. The Columbus Other wrote: 'Russell seems to have invented, and keeps re-inventing, American roots music...! He´s the strongest live performer we have seen in years.'

Tom Russell has appeared on the David Letterman TV show four times in the last few years, and his songs have appeared in a dozen movies and television series including: Tremors, Songcatcher and Northern Exposure.

Russell was born in Los Angeles in 1953 and now makes his home on a 2.68 ''badland farm'' on the border of El Paso-Juarez. He graduated from the University of California with a Master´s Degree in Criminology and taught school in Nigeria during the Biafran war, befor re-locating to Vancouver to begin his musical career singing Hank Williams´ songs in skid row bars.

Tom Russell has published three books: a detective novel (in Scandinavia), a compendium of songwriting quotes with Sylvia Tyson (And Then I Wrote - Arsenal Press), and a book of letters with Charles Bukowski: (Tough Company: Mystery Island Press).

Russell is also an established painter represented by Yard Dog Folk Art in Austin and Marfa (www.yarddog.com) and Rainbow Man in Santa Fe (www.rainbowman.com)

russellIn 2008 Shout Factory released 'Veteran`s Day', a double disc Anthology with 37 songs, which were remastered, from Tom`s entire recording career. Guest artists included Dave Alvin, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, Ian Tyson, and many more. There are also two unreleased songs included, and a twenty page booklet. In 2009 Tom co-produced, and was a featured guest, on the critically acclaimed Gretchen Peters record One To The Heart, One To The Head which included Tom`s song "Guadalupe" and songs by Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt. Tom`s new Shout Factory record Blood and Candle Smoke is scheduled for a September 15, 2009 release.

Robert Hunter, the Grateful Dead lyricist and co-writer on Dylan's latest, said, "Excellent record in all respects. Lyrics are jewels, arrangements deeply tasteful, vocals superb." Robert first met Tom in the latter's New York cab in 1983 and the two became friends. (Things happen to Tom that just don't happen to anyone else.) 

Here is an mp3 from Tom's newest album:  {play}images/mp3/santa_ana_wind.mp3{/play}

Upcoming Tour Dates:

 Month             City                                  Country


 Sep 18, 2009 Cowboy Train

 Sep 18, 2009 Albuquerque, NM

 Sep 19, 2009 Durango, CO

 Sep 30, 2009 Cambridge (Boston), MA

 Oct 2009
 Oct 01, 2009 The Late Show with David Letterman, NYC

 Oct 02, 2009 Piermont, NY

 Oct 03, 2009 New York, NY

 Oct 04, 2009 Washington, DC

 Oct 06, 2009 Pittsburgh, PA

 Oct 07, 2009 Cleveland, OH

 Oct 08, 2009 Columbus, OH

 Oct 09, 2009 Ann Arbor, MI

 Oct 10, 2009 Chicago, IL

 Oct 11, 2009 Fairfield, Iowa

 Oct 13, 2009 Columbia, MO

 Oct 14, 2009 Kansas City, MO

 Oct 15, 2009 Springfield, IL

 Oct 16, 2009 St. Louis, MO

 Oct 17, 2009 Mt. Olive, IL

 Nov 2009
 Nov 04, 2009 Phoenix, AZ

 Nov 05, 2009 Tucson, AZ

 Nov 06, 2009 Pinos Altos, NM (near Silver City)

 Nov 07, 2009 Las Cruces, NM

 Nov 08, 2009 Santa Fe, NM

 Nov 10, 2009 Fort Worth, TX

 Nov 11, 2009 Dallas, TX

 Nov 12, 2009 Austin, TX

 Nov 13, 2009 Fischer, TX

 Nov 14, 2009 Houston, TX

 Nov 15, 2009 San Antonio, TX

 Dec 2009
 Dec 04, 2009 San Diego, CA

 Dec 05, 2009 Santa Monica, CA

 Dec 06, 2009 Ojai, CA

 Dec 07, 2009 Visalia, CA

 Dec 09, 2009 Felton, CA

 Dec 10, 2009 Redwood City, CA

 Dec 11, 2009 Berkeley, CA

 Dec 12, 2009 Winters, CA

 Dec 13, 2009 Sparks (Reno), NV

 Dec 14, 2009 Sparks (Reno), NV

 Dec 15, 2009 Portland, OR

 Dec 16, 2009 Seattle, WA

 Jan 2010
 Jan 15, 2010 Bristol, UK

 Jan 16, 2010 Farncombe (Surrey) , UK

 Jan 17, 2010 York, UK

 Jan 19, 2010 Southport, UK

 Jan 20, 2010 Glasgow, UK

 Jan 21, 2010 Glasgow, UK

 Jan 22, 2010 Barton-upon-Humber (North Lincolnshire), UK

 Jan 23, 2010 Bury, UK

 Jan 24, 2010 Gateshead, UK

 Jan 25, 2010 Norwich, UK

 Jan 26, 2010 Leicester, UK

 Jan 27, 2010 London, UK

 Jan 28, 2010 Belfast, UK

 Jan 29, 2010 Dublin, Ireland

 Jan 30, 2010 Roscrae, Ireland

 Jan 31, 2010 Galway City, IE

 Feb 2010
 Feb 01, 2010 Norway

 Feb 02, 2010 Norway

 Feb 03, 2010 Norway

 Feb 04, 2010 Norway

 Feb 05, 2010 Norway

 Feb 06, 2010 Norway

 Feb 07, 2010 Norway

 Apr 2010
 Apr 12, 2010 Toronto, Canada

 Apr 14, 2010 Calgary, Canada

 Apr 15, 2010 Calgary, Canada

 Apr 16, 2010 Edmonton, Canada

 Apr 17, 2010 Calgary, Canada

João Carlos Martins & Bachiana Filarmônica with Dave Brubeck

This October get ready for some fun, as conductor João Carlos Martins brings the Bachiana Filarmônica from Brazil to Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.   Joining Mr. Martins and his orchestra are jazz legend Dave Brubeck and his son, trombonist Chris Brubeck.

The “meeting” will be October 2nd, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.   It includes a program of Brazilian works along with Dave Brubeck's own compositions.   The night begins with “Ouverture Opera Amazônia” by Mateus Araujo, followed by Villa-Lobos' “Bachiana Brasileira No. 7.”   Dave will be solo pianist in Howard Brubeck's “Theme for June,” and his son Chris plays solo trombone of his own composition, “Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra.”   Mr. Brubeck's “Brandenburg Gate Revisited,” is also on the program, and a collaborative effort with João Carlos Martins with Mr. Brubeck's piece, “Thank You,” will finish the program.

Mr. Brubeck and Mr. Martins met several times throughout their lives, each time having musical experiences, which Mr. Martins explains as, “so strong, we cannot forget them.” The first time Mr. Brubeck and Mr. Martins saw each other perform was in a recital in Alaska, and they came to an understanding of how Bach and jazz have many things in common.   Later, in 1979, Mr. Martins mentioned on NBC News that he would like to play the Bach Double Piano Concerto with Dave.   Due to unfortunate events leading to the damage of both of his hands, Mr. Martins lost the ability to play the piano, and was never able to live up to his dream.

"The rapport between João Carlos and me was instant. And ever since that time we shared many a musical thought which is what the October 2nd concert is all about." - Dave Brubeck

Although the Bach Concerto is not on the program at Avery Fisher Hall, Dave Brubeck and João Carlos will perform together when Mr. Brubeck plays Brandenburg Gate with Mr. Martins' orchestra.   Even with Mr. Martins' limitations, he will join Mr. Brubeck at the piano for the last piece of the program - a dream come true.

Furthur: Weir, Lesh, Chimenti & Kadlecik

FURTHUR!

John Kadlecik, our lead guitarist and founding member of DS0, has been invited to join Furthur for a few dates in September. John has graciously accepted this invitation and is honored and thrilled to perform with Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and others. We wish him the best of luck with this project and cannot wait to see and hear John play with our heroes...for Furthur info click HERE.

johnAnnouncing More Tour Dates...

After some mountain air and pacific sun on the Rex Caravan Tour the band will take a few weeks off before returning to East Coast for an extensive tour. We are excited to revisit some of our favorite east coast haunts this fall. Check out DSO at the tour kick-off at the Palace Theatre in Albany, feel the brotherly love in Philly, celebrate DSO's 12th Anniversary in Hagerstown, wave that flag in DC, return to the scene of the crime in Ithaca or hit the big apple for two nights at the Nokia Theatre. The bus will be laying rubber all over the east coast and we hope you can come along for the ride!

Check out the full tour schedule HERE.

Black Tie-Dye Ball in Portland Sept 25 Supports the Rex Foundation

Come celebrate this tradition of music and giving as Dark Star Orchestra and The Rex Foundation team up to present another epic gala event, The Black Tie-Dye Ball held September 25 at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR. Proceeds help support local area non-profit programs and further the grassroots giving that is the core of The Rex Foundation's mission.

Together, with The Rex Foundation we demonstrate the power of the musical community to provide essential seed grants to smaller non-profits doing great work in many different ways. Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you on September 25.

Get information on this awesome event and to secure your tickets or VIP package HERE.

Jam Cruise 2010

As the summer winds up, so does your chances to book your cabin on Jam Cruise 8! The kind folks of Jam Cruise want to let you know that there are less than 50 cabins left for the adventure in January 2010, setting sail from Ft. Lauderdale heading to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Dark Star Orchestra is thrilled to be back on board and we want to make sure you come with us. Picture this in the winter: a luxury cruise line, tropical locations, and music day and night. Did we mention some of our dear friends are also on board: Railroad Earth, Steve Kimock, Hot Buttered Rum, and 20 more bands.

For more information and to book your cabin today, visit http://www.jamcruise.com/.

TOUR DATES

DATE VENUE CITY DSO TICKETS
FURTHUR: Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane, Joe Russo
09/18 The Fox Theater Oakland, CA  
09/19 The Fox Theater Oakland, CA  
09/20 The Fox Theater Oakland, CA  
Rex Caravan Fall Tour
09/24 The Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA  
09/25 Crystal Ballroom - Black Tie-Dye Ball Portland, OR  
09/26 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR  
09/27 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR  
09/29 Grand Sierra Resort Reno, NV TICKETS
10/01 Senator Theatre Chico, CA TICKETS
10/02 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA  
10/03 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA  
10/04 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA  
10/06 Mystic Theater Petaluma, CA TICKETS
10/08 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA TICKETS
10/09 Music Box at Henry Fonda Theatre Hollywood, CA TICKETS
10/10 Wave House San Diego, CA TICKETS
10/11 Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas, NV  
10/14 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT TICKETS
10/15 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT TICKETS
10/16 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO TICKETS
10/17 Aggie Theater Ft Collins, CO  
Just Announced
11/06 Palace Theatre Albany, NY TICKETS
11/07 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA  
11/08 Strand-Capitol Theater York, PA  
12th Anniversary Show
11/11 Maryland Theatre Hagerstown, MD  
11/12 Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead Munhall, PA  
11/13 Nightclub 930 Washington, DC TICKETS
11/16 McCarter Theater Princeton, NJ TICKETS
11/18 State Theatre Ithaca, NY TICKETS
11/19+ The Klein Bridgeport, CT  
11/20+ Calvin Theatre Northampton, MA  
11/21+ Memorial Auditorium Lowell, MA TICKETS
11/24 Westcott Theater Syracuse, NY  
11/25+ Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA  
11/27 Nokia Theatre New York, NY  
11/28 Nokia Theatre New York, NY  
11/30 Higher Ground Burlington, VT  
12/01 Higher Ground Burlington, VT  
Cruisin into 2010
01/03/2010 Jam Cruise 8 Caribbean, OC  
01/04/2010 Jam Cruise 8 Caribbean, OC  
01/05/2010 Jam Cruise 8 Caribbean, OC  
01/06/2010 Jam Cruise 8 Caribbean, OC  
01/07/2010 Jam Cruise 8 Caribbean, OC  
01/08/2010 Jam Cruise 8 Caribbean, OC  
+ w/ Donna Jean Godchaux Band w. Jeff Mattson

The Devil Makes Three Upcoming Dates

bernhardThe Devil Makes Three live @ KEXP was released digitally on 8.11,  including four tracks played live in the studio of the famous Seattle based radio station and an interview.

 

And all the while, Devil Makes Three frontman Pete Bernhard launches his solo album Straight Line on Milan Records on September 15th.  Stepping out with a collage of musical influences, Straight Line is a fair bit different from his primary band but one key element remains the same - Pete Bernhard's defining vocal style, unique phrasing and his distinctive point of view.

 

TOUR DATES!
September 5 - Truckee River Park Amphitheater - Truckee, CA
Sept 7th - Bumbershoot Festival - Seattle, WA
Sept 15 - Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA**
Sept 16 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA**
Sept 17 - The Crepe Place - Santa Cruz, CA**
Sept 18 - Cafe Coda - Chico, CA**
Sept 19 - Stillwater - Ashland, OR**
Sept 27 - Earthdance Peace Festival - Black Oak Ranch - Laytonville, CA
Oct 14 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
Oct 15 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
Oct 16 - Downtown Brewing Company - San Luis Opisbo, CA
Oct 17 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 18 - The Phoenix Theater - Petaluma, CA
Oct 21 - The Historic Ashland Armory - Ashland, OR
Oct 22 - WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
Oct 23 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
Oct 30 - 7th St. Entry - Minneapolis, MN
Nov 1 - The Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
Nov 7 - Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA
Nov 8 - Southpaw - Brooklyn, NY
Nov 9 - Talking Head Club - Baltimore, MD
Nov 11 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
Nov 13 - One Eyed Jack's - New Orleans, LA
Nov 20 - Walnut Room - Denver, CO

Shakedown Street ft. Rob Eaton @ Boulder Theater

By virtue of their success, Shakedown Street have proven that Grateful Dead music is an American musical institution that is rallied by hundreds of thousands and hard to resist . By necessity and demand, there are literally dozens of Grateful Dead cover bands in this country. However, Shakedown Street has garnered a national reputation as being the mother of all Dead bands!!

Rob-eatonShakedown Street has provided a musical and spiritual public service for "deadheads" for over 21 years. The Band has performed numerous times with former members of the Grateful Dead including; Vince Welnick (keyboards), Tom Constanten (Keyboards), and Bob Bralove (the Dead's longtime sound designer.) Shakedown Street has also played with and opened for many national acts including three shows with Hot Tuna, twice with the J.G.B. Band, twice with The David Nelson Band, Merl Suanders and the Rainforest Band, several shows with Spirit, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Jerry Jeff Walker, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Arlo Guthrie, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many others.

Colorado Daily presents
SHAKEDOWN STREET
ft. Rob Eaton of Dark Star Orchestra
Friday, Sept 4
doors 8:30pm, show 9:00pm

Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.786.7030
www.bouldertheater.com
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