Hailed as "the Prince of Americana" by The New York Times, Jackie Greene has emerged as one of his generation’s most compelling songwriters and guitarists, the kind of rare and supremely versatile artist who blends virtuosity and emotional depth in equal measure. Greene's been chasing a sense of authentic human connection through art ever since his teenage years when he began self-recording and releasing his own music in central California.
When two of the indie-jazz scene's foremost instrumentalists unite for their debut co-writing collaboration that intermingles panoramic Americana-infused arrangements with a Brooklyn jazz pocket, the result is as ambitious as only violinist Jenny Scheinman and drummer Allison Miller could envision. Parlour Game, due out Aug. 2 on Royal Potato Family Records in advance of the quartet's highly anticipated Newport Jazz Festival performance (Aug.
Grammy Award winner John Paul White is set to continue his North American tour in support of his new solo album The Hurting Kind (out now on Single Lock Records) with a run of newly-confirmed Midwest performances kicking off July 12 at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. See below for a complete list of tour dates. Purchase tickets here, and The Hurting Kind is available here.
Psychedelic soul ensemble Los Coast has announced national tour dates in support of their upcoming album Samsara, due out June 14th on New West Records. Austin’s best kept secret, Los Coast will be opening dates for Lucas Nelson, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Black Pumas over the next few months.
Indie-rock band Ona’s highly anticipated new album, Full Moon, Heavy Light, is now streaming in full at Vice’s Noisey. Listen/share HERE. Of the album, Noisey declares, “Ona could be the next great rock band…the West Virginia band’s adventurous and infectious new album, Full Moon, Heavy Light, takes them to the next level.”
Rebecca Pidgeon knows a thing or two about getting into character with her illustrious career as an actress with starring roles in acclaimed feature films (The Spanish Prisoner, Heist, Red), TV shows (Phil Spector, The Unit), and on stage at venerable theatres across the globe (Speed the Plow, Royal National Theatre, London; The Old Neighborhood, The Booth Theatre, Broadway). Pidgeon's prolific work as a songwriter and vocalist is akin to the self-immersion she undertakes for her mesmerizing performances on camera.
The New York Guitar Festival and Arts Brookfield will present “Memphis Minnie: In Search of the Hoodoo Lady,” a free, outdoor concert celebrating the life and music of influential blues guitarist Memphis Minnie. The Saturday, June 1st, 7pm event will be held at Brookfield Place’s Waterfront Plaza in lower Manhattan.