Jon Cleary Readies New Album 'Occapella'

Submitted by conqueroo on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 12:55 pm

The seeds for Jon Cleary’s sixth solo CD were sown when the acclaimed songwriter, pianist and singer was asked the hypothetical question, “Would you ever do a record of somebody else’s tunes?” The English-born Cleary, who has made New Orleans his home for more than three decades, provides his emphatic answer with the utterly captivating Occapella (released April 17 on the artist’s own FHQ Records).An exploration deep into the bountiful songbook of

Gordon Voidwell Releases Whitney Houston Tribute Video

Submitted by Girlie Action Media on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:22 pm
Gordon Voidwell teamed up with NYC's Kids Table production crew for his new track "XO Boyfriend" to create a music video that draws from Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know" video. The styling, choreography, set design, and photography all take cues from Whitney's mid-80's classic. The homage was filmed in a hot Brooklyn warehouse in the summer of 2011, but GV had been keeping it under wraps until the right moment, which unfortunately arose this week with the untimely passing of the legendary singer.


Concord Records Set To Reissue Little Richard's Hits

Submitted by conqueroo on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 4:38 pm

Rock ’n’ roll may date back to Jackie Brenston’s “Rocket 88” in 1951 and perhaps further to blues/swing hybrids of the 1940s. But many would contend that Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti,” recorded at Cosimo Matassa’s studio in new Orleans in September 1955, was the first great rock ’n’ roll record.

Leo Kottke @ The Boulder Theater | 1/27/2012

Submitted by Boulder Theater on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 2:38 pm

Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.Kottke's 1971 major-label debut, "Mudlark," positioned him somewhat uneasily in the singer/songwriter vein, despite his own wishes to remain an instrumental performer.


Soulive & Lettuce Announce Royal Family Ball Fall Tour

Submitted by Calabro Music Media on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:32 am

Preeminent soul-funk trio Soulive, fresh off hosting their first ever festival The Royal Family Affair earlier this summer, have announced a full-on Royal Family Ball tour for Fall 2011. The run will see the return of Soulive to eight cities, including New York City, Chicago, Boston, Portland, Pittsburgh, Falls Church, Philadelphia and a two-night Halloween blowout in Burlington.