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At its heart, bluegrass music is about what happens when you commit to the moment. The joy of improvisation keeps the music fresh, and the fun of crafting ideas on the fly keeps the musicians on their toes. This true spirit of bluegrass infuses the self-titled record from Mighty Poplar, a new all-star roots project featuring Andrew Marlin of Watchhouse, Noam Pikelny and Chris Eldridge of Punch Brothers, bassist Greg Garrison (Leftover Salmon) and fiddler Alex Hargreaves (Billy Strings) coming March 31, 2023 on Free Dirt Records.

UMe today announces the 50th-anniversary reissue of Elton John’s Honky Château. Available to pre-order now on 2CD, 2LP and limited-edition gold vinyl LP, the album is released on March 24th. Pre-order here. “Rocket Man (Live at The Festival Hall, London 1972)” and “Mellow” (Session Demo) are also unveiled today as the first instant grats available from Honky Château 50th Anniversary Edition.

Northern California's renowned non-profit arts institution San Jose Jazz presents its 2023 Winter Fest, February 16 - March 3, co-curated by Am I Jazz? Festival, the leading-edge jazz programmer in Kyiv, Ukraine, in downtown San Jose, Calif. San Jose Jazz and Olga Bekenshtein (Founder, Am I Jazz? Festival) celebrate the rich Ukrainian culture that the Russian war on Ukraine seeks to eliminate with arts programming unlike any other ever presented before.

One of the most celebrated and best-selling Greatest Hits packages of all time, The Police - Greatest Hits is being reissued as a double-LP set on March 24 on 180g heavyweight black vinyl and is now available for pre-order at https://ThePolice.lnk.to/GreatestHitsPR.

Today, HARD Events has announced the grand return of HARD Summer Music Festival to the City of Angels for the first time in ten years. Taking place in Downtown Los Angeles from August 5th-6th, the milestone fifteenth edition of HARD Summer will utilize a brand new venue combination with various stages spread out across the campuses of the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, and BMO Stadium.

The Pinkerton Raid—project of Durham, N.C., singer & guitarist Jesse James DeConto—has released the new music video for "Blood in My Eyes" via Flagpole Magazine. Starring two young ballet dancers, the video, DeConto told Flagpole, is an attempt to capture the physicality of the feeling of betrayal. "I had the idea that we should cast children," he says, "as a reminder that we’re all vulnerable and that none of us deserve to be treated badly."
 

Could it be we are embarking upon the 10th year of the DEAD COVERS PROJECT?! It's one of our favorite times of year because Dead Heads from around the world come together to keep the spirit and the music alive. So no more twiddling thumbs your thumbs - grab your guitar and your gang and give us your best takes on your favorite Dead songs because the 2023 DEAD COVERS PROJECT is just around the bend.

Greenwich Wine + Food has announced the culinary talent that will be participating in The Big Easy at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Saturday, March 4, bringing the flavors and fun of New Orleans to life. Beneficiaries include two national non-profit organizations with roots in Connecticut - The Jacques Pépin Foundation and Wholesome Wave. Premium sponsors include Wagoneer and Greenwich Hospital.

Bill Nershi (The String Cheese Incident) & Jilian Nershi have announced a 13-date spring tour featuring fellow bandmate and String Cheese Incident percussionist Jason Hann, marking the first time ever touring as a trio and first full spring tour for Bill & Jilian.  The tour will kick off on March 16 in Boulder, CO, before traveling to the West Coast in April.  Tickets for the West Coast tour are on sale Wednesday, Feb 1, at 10am local time (other tour dates currently on sale).

Count Basie’s name alone conjures images of late nights, swaying to sounds that are ever cool, hip, and fresh. The world-famous jazz pianist and band leader helped redefine music several times over and set the preconditions for jazz innovations, rock and roll, and popular American music. On April 7th, a whole new host of colorful talents will mix with Basie’s legendary sound and influence as part of a brand new album called Late Night Basie.