Among other milestones it’s crossing this week, Dark Star Orchestra is finally old enough to vote. The band enters into its 18th year of performing on 11/11/15, the anniversary of their first performance in 1997; while later this same week, the band will perform its 2500th show at the House of Blues in Boston, MA on November 18.
Rising Son International announces today the release of author and folksinger Arlo Guthrie's fifth children's book, Monsters. In his latest book for children, Guthrie recounts the tale of seemingly real monsters lurking in and around his bedroom. His descriptive verse is wonderfully captured by longtime friend and illustrator, Kathy Garren (her third collaboration with Guthrie).
Dopapod guitarist Rob Compa has put together a new project named Borg Party to perform two debut shows towards the end of December in Buffalo and Rochester, NY. In addition to Compa, the group consists of Michelangelo Carubba of Turkuaz on drums, Mike Gantzer of Aqueous on guitar, James Searl of Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad on bass, & Willy O’Riley of The Niche on keys.
Whether it’s her soaring power vocals, gut-wrenching songwriting style or take-no-prisoners live show, Laura McCormick proved this past year that she has the fierce set of pipes necessary to compete in today’s southern rock scene. With a voice comparable to that of Bonnie Raitt, Ann Wilson of Heart, and Linda Ronstadt, Laura mixes her dynamic vocals with genuine songwriting, blending her folk and country roots with her classic rock upbringing.
Louis Armstrong House Museum today announced that Dr. John, music icon; Cyril Neville, legendary musician and activist; Jerome Chazen, Chairman of Chazen Capital Partners, Chairman Emeritus of Liz Claiborne, Inc. and Trustee of the Louis Armstrong House Museum; and Robert F.
Leftover Salmon founding guitarist and vocalist Vince Herman recently joined Grateful Web for an extended chat about the past, present, and future. His musical personality has become an unmistakable trait in the longtime Poly-ethnic Cajun Slamgrass Band. Salmon just turned twenty-five years old and is celebrating with an exciting live release 25 and brand new beer collaboration with Breckenridge Brewery.
Real Gone Music has long had the well-deserved reputation for being the most prolific reissue label on the planet, often releasing 8-10 titles at a time.
I first saw Jorma play an acoustic solo show in 1980 at the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York. I remember shooting a bunch of photos of him playing that night, and I tried to find my film negatives before seeing him Friday night at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California. I wasn’t able to find my old pics, but I’m glad I couldn’t. Because to really experience the wonder that is Jorma (instant recognition from just his first name speaks to his sing