Nels Cline’s music brings tangibility to abstraction. Over the years, as bandleader or featured sideman, his approach has little preconception of where the music needs to go or how his audience will respond to it. It’s the next evolution in the jazz idiom. While younger generations might know Cline as the non-exemplary lead guitar of alt rock band Wilco, his career as an established jazz authority dates back to the mid 80s.
The acclaimed Beatles concert LET IT BE will launch a U.S. trek starting Wednesday, February 18. LET IT BE is the only show with grand rights to The Beatles’ music, and it has played to rave reviews and sold-out crowds on London’s West End and on Broadway in New York City.
The Grateful Dead Hour and Dead to the World radio host David Gans announces that auction items for the 29th annual KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon are now at the starting gate! Auction items may be viewed at: http://cloudsurfing.gdhour.com/archives/tag/kpfamarathon2015
After an amazing New Year’s run that began 2015 with a packed audience in Worcester, MA, Dopapod is exploding out of the gate for the year announcing a lengthy spring tour along with the news of their debut at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Multiple night stands highlight the spring run with weekend-long stints at The Sinclair in Boston April 17 - 19 and April 24, 25 at the Brooklyn Bowl.
2015 marks the beginning of a refreshing new chapter for Mr. Jeff Austin. Between the birth of his second child and the upcoming release of his debut solo album The Simple Truth accompanied by Danny Barnes, Eric Thorin and Ross Martin, it’s safe to say that the quirky 40-year-old mandolinist has been staying busy since his departure from Yonder Mountain String Band early last year.
24 year-old singer / songwriter Emily Hearn will release Hourglass on March 10, 2015. Hourglass, which was produced by Chad Copelin (Green River Ordinance, Ben Rector), and written in her native Athens, GA as well as Michigan, Tennessee and North Carolina with her bassist husband, Michael Harrison as well as collaborations with Ben Rector, is an assortment of twelve beautifu
New Year’s Day is always a time of recovery for most. Due to the holidays and previous night’s revelry and celebration ringing in the New Year, it can be difficult for some to motivate. For this reason, many bands take this opportunity to throw down for their dedicated. That is why I wanted to be here for this laid back all-star jam. And it was for good reason. These musicians were ready to play even after a three set New Year’s Eve show the night before.