In just a couple of months, on July 18-21, North Plains, Oregon will see the return of one of the country’s premier bluegrass and roots music festivals, Northwest String Summit. Hosted every year by presiding band Yonder Mountain String Band, the four-day event will see top-billing sets from other veteran performers like The Infamous Stringdusters and Trampled By Turtles, as well as invite newcomers from across the musical spectrum, like Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Dark Star Orchestra, Galactic and more.
Previously unreleased live recording of Stan Getz at New York's Village Gate to be released via Verve/UMe on June 14th GETZ AT THE GATE: THE STAN GETZ QUARTET LIVE AT THE VILLAGE GATE, NOV. 26, 1961. Features an all-star, rarely heard quartet with pianist Steve Kuhn, bassist John Neves, and drummer Roy Haynes
Critically acclaimed husband and wife duo Over the Rhine will perform at e-Town Hall on July 7 in support of their latest album Love & Revelation (released March 15). Celebrating 30 years of making music together, the duo’s first album in four years finds them in a deeply reflective place, contemplating both personal loss and the wavering of America’s collective compass. The record explores the many forms of grief and how we process it, but as with much of Over The Rhine’s body of work, there is a deep undercurrent of hope.
The lights go down, the band strikes the opening notes of the first song and for the next two hours Yolanda Duke mesmerizes the crowd with her mastery of Latin jazz, Merengue, Ballads, Bossanova, Salsa and Bolero.
While that is a very real scenario today, it was but a recurring dream for young Yolanda growing up in New York City. She was the gifted little girl with the big voice, who––after taking singing lessons––began to take command of her talent and gain confidence in her ability to entertain.