Each of singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley's six previous albums has a unique sound reflecting his creative state of mind at that particular moment in time. The story continues on Feb. 25, 2014 when Bentley will release RISER, a country project grounded in lyrical substance with a new sonic power that spotlights Bentley's distinctive gravelly voice, one of the most original and recognizable in the genre. “I named the album RISER because the lyrics in that song perfectly articulate who I want to be, who I try to be,” Bentley explains.
Sid Selvidge’s The Cold Of The Morning is a mid-’70s Memphis classic that almost never saw the light of day. Selvidge and producer Jim Dickinson (Big Star, Ry Cooder, The Replacements) created this 12-track song cycle live in the studio in 1975, with Selvidge on vocals and guitar, plus Dickinson on piano with Memphis’ iconic Mudboy and the Neutrons on two tracks. The cover photo was by William Eggleston. The record seemed destined for greatness.
The Bucky Pizzarelli 88th Birthday Bash will feature 3 guitarists who have all grown up with and studied and played with the iconic Bucky Pizzarelli.Gene Bertoncini, who shared the Tonight Show Band seat with Bucky, has been a long time friend and playing partner. Both are alumni of the great Benny Goodman sextet as well as countless recording sessions that they have been a part of.
Berkeley's pioneering listener-supported radio station, KPFA, presents its annual Grateful Dead fund-raising marathon on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 am. Host David Gans promises a bounty of unreleased and previously-unheard music by the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and related artists. There will be a live performance (musicians TBA) from the KPFA studio.
Phish returns to Madison Square Garden tonight in New York, NY for their New Year's Run to close out 2013 and it will be webcast at LivePhish.com. In order to celebrate New Year's with everyone, the band will offer live webcasts at LivePhish.com of each of the shows on the run (including Phish's New Year's Eve three-set performance) at New York City's Madison Square Garden: http://livephi.sh/MSG-HDLivePhish.com is broadcasting a high definition shoot with high quality audio mixed live.
The roster of current and former Zen Tricksters include some of the most venerable musicians in the Jam Band scene today. Originating from Long Island, New York, this band has played together and apart for over 30 years and its members, not only “life long” Zen Tricksters, play and have played with other bands of renown, including Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh and Friends, The Other Ones, The Dead, and Assembly of Dust.