Valerie June and Bill Frisell have joined forces on a fresh interpretation of Doc Watson’s “Handsome Molly” featured on new tribute album I Am A Pilgrim: Doc Watson at 100 out next Friday, April 28. Valerie June is a renowned singer-songwriter with a distinct and rich voice whose soulful vocals and captivating stage presence have earned her critical acclaim, while Grammy-winning artist Bill Frisell’s innovative guitar playing has made him a legend in the music world.
Virtuoso guitarist Julian Lage has announced today’s premiere of “This World,” a song featuring Lage and Bill Frisell alone on acoustic guitars. The song is from his upcoming new album, The Layers, available via Blue Note Records on Friday, March 17. Pre-orders – including vinyl, CD, and download – are available now.
Dolly Parton, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle + more honor Doc Watson's 100th bday (I Am A Pilgrim out April 28)
A dazzling array of musicians, across generations and genres, have contributed to a new album that celebrates the deep influence and legacy of Doc Watson, the North Carolina guitarist, singer and songwriter who would have turned 100 on March 3 of this year. I Am A Pilgrim: Doc Watson at 100 features new renditions of some of Watson’s most beloved recordings from his expansive catalog.
Julian Lage releases new album ft. Bill Frisell today; In Conversation w/Don Was video streaming now
Visionary guitarist Julian Lage has announced today’s release of his eagerly awaited new album, View With A Room, available everywhere now via Blue Note Records. Lage is marking today’s arrival of View With A Room by joining Blue Note President Don Was for a new episode of Blue Note Records Presents “First Look,” an in-depth conversation about the making of the new album, premiering today via YouTube. Also streaming now is a live performance video of the song "Temple Steps."
Visionary guitarist Julian Lage has shared “Chavez,” his hard-driving new single which is available now to stream or download. An official live performance video featuring the extraordinary trio of Lage, bassist Jorge Roeder, and drummer Dave King also premieres today. “Chavez” marks the latest track release from Lage’s upcoming new album, View With A Room, arriving via Blue Note Records on Friday, September 16.
Guitar virtuoso Julian Lage has shared “Word For Word,” available now to stream or download. An official live performance video featuring the formidable trio of Lage, bassist Jorge Roeder, and drummer Dave King premieres today at YouTube. “Word For Word” marks the latest single from Lage’s upcoming new album, View With A Room, arriving via Blue Note Records on Friday, September 16. Vinyl, CD, and digital pre-orders are available now.
Sound Summit, the intimate annual music festival set in a stunning venue atop Mount Tam in Marin County will stream performances from its 2016 event to help raise funds for Sound Effects, its relief effort for Bay Area musicians who have not been able to gig since the pandemic took hold and will likely not be able to do so for some time. Powered by Nugs.net, the Sound Effects stream will take place on Sunday, September 27th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM (PDT).
Lots of festivals are dropping their line ups for 2020 which has us dreaming of warmer days, oceanside sunsets, and the feel-good music we all love. One of the first big festivals of the year will be Skull & Roses Festival in Ventura, CA, April 2-5, 2020. With Billy and the Kids and Oteil & Friends headlining, let’s dig into more artists that will also be playing.