Midnight North Release New Single “The Colors Here” A Secon-Generation Family Affair Featuring Phil Lesh on Bass & Amy Helm on Vocals
Formed in 2012 by singer-songwriters Grahame Lesh & Elliott Peck and taking their cue from the fertile Bay Area music scene, Midnight North has announced their fifth album Diamonds on the Zodiac, a continuation of their musical direction forged during the release of the group’s 2021 record There’s Always a Story. Today, they share the lead single “The Colors Here” which is a direct testament to their rich Bay Area heritage featuring Phil Lesh on bass.
“Welcome home, Terrapin Nation,” Phil Lesh proclaimed on July 9 to the large crowd before him on the expansive, lush lawn of McNears Beach Park on the shores of San Pablo Bay in San Rafael, Calif. Lesh, co-founder of the Grateful Dead and now 83, joined the so-called Terrapin All-Stars for the closing set of a first-ever, one-day Sunday Daydream festival, which began in the early morning with an aptly named Turtle Trot that included 5K, 10K, and kids races.
Each year, Sixthman allows artists to propose their dream collaboration sets to take place on the ship. Last week, on board Cayamo: A Journey Through Song, the Stardust Theater came alive with the sounds of Dirt Does Dylan, a Bob Dylan tribute set hosted by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, that featured David Bromberg, Jeff Tweedy, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Amy Helm, and other special guests.
Sixthman, creators of unforgettable festivals on sand and at sea for more than two decades, have announced the 15th voyage of Cayamo: A Journey Through Song, a seven-night musical adventure sailing February 10-17, 2023 from Miami, FL to Tortola, BVI, and St. Maarten aboard the beautiful Norwegian Pearl. Pre-sales will be available beginning Monday, August 8, with general on-sales following on Tuesday, August 9, exclusively at www.cayamo.com.
Today, Kenny Roby shares "New Day" (listen/share), the second single from his forthcoming self-titled album due August 5 on Royal Potato Family. Founding member and principle songwriter/frontman of legendary alt-country band 6 String Drag, Roby celebrates second chances on this folk rock, gospel-tinged rave-up. He's come through the other side, playing the cards he was dealt—content with being more content and at peace with finding peace.
Swedish Americana singer Jesper Lindell’s second album, Twilights (coming March 18, 2022), is a creative tour de force, a compelling mix of blue-eyed soul and down-to-earth classic rock, a timeless sound coming anew from Scandinavia. During two years of setbacks – weathering label issues, a pandemic, cancelled tours, and a kidney disease to boot – Jesper and his band had little else to do but write and record music. The result is a remarkable new album recorded in their own studio in Brunnsvik, outside of Ludvika, Sweden.
'The Capitol Sessions' on Dec 17 feat Jackson Browne, Jorma Kaukonen, Amy Helm & More in Support of Headcount
The Capitol Theatre’s halcyon days played host to rock ‘n’ roll royalty — Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Bonnie Raitt, Jefferson Airplane, The Chambers Brothers, Mountain, the Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, Traffic, Eric Clapton, and more. Friday, December 17, Dayglo Presents and RWE Partners unite and give proper respect to these melodic masters in the iconic venue where they impacted the world forever.
JusticeAid Presents Mavis Staples with Special Guest Amy Helm: A Concert for Neighborhood Defender Service
JusticeAid, a group of civil rights advocates and music lovers whose mission is to promote justice through the arts, is pleased to announce JusticeAid Presents Mavis Staples with Special Guest Amy Helm: A Concert for Neighborhood Defender Service which will take place on Oct. 19 at Washington D.C.’s famed Lincoln Theatre. Tickets are, as of today, available for purchase by clicking here.
Amy Helm’s silken voice weaves together her third solo album, What the Flood Leaves Behind. The lyrics reflect pain, truth, and beauty and asks questions that don’t always have an answer. Recorded at Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, What the Flood Leaves Behind is a shining example of Amy’s spirit of collaboration.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Amy Helm is set to release What the Flood Leaves Behind (Renew Records/BMG) on June 18th. Produced by Josh Kaufman (Taylor Swift’s Folklore, Bob Weir, Bonny Light Horseman) who is also featured on piano, guitar, and mandolin, the record brings Helm’s powerful, emotive vocals to the forefront. Listen to the captivating first single “Breathing” HERE.