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.
Nonesuch Records will release two new Wilco collections on November 17 in conjunction with the influential Chicago band’s 20th anniversary. The first, Alpha Mike Foxtrot, is a 4-CD/4-LP/DIGITAL-box-set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives. The second, What’s Your 20, is a 2-CD/DIGITAL compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings.
For the promoters of Lockn’ Music Festival, combining an impressive array of headliners spanning decades of American Music alongside thriving local and regional artists seemed to be a necessity. After all, the southern U.S. is where much our music history was born and evolved.
So many years after the disbandment of Grateful Dead that in turn relocated tens of thousands of devoted tour followers to various other acts and bigger life purposes, folks still crave that familiar feeling that kept them on tour. It didn’t only come from the music that Garcia and the gang connected with so many people through, but the sense of community and thriving weirdness that expanded continuously over decades of different intersections.
The Chicago rock band Wilco kicks off a series of concerts beginning at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on October 21 as part of a celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary. The limited run of shows also includes performances in Knoxville and Raleigh as well as a two-night stand at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY.
The AmericanaramA Tour has now added four packs of tickets for its Wednesday, June 26th show aty Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Festival Lawn 4-Packs are going for $75.00 and Reserved Seat 4-Packs are now just $125.00. That’s 4 tickets to this fantastic concert all for one low price. It’s a steal of a deal! AmericanaramA Festival of Music features performances by Bob Dylan and His Band , Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Bob Weir (in an acoustic set).To purchase tickets go to www.livenation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or onl