For the last several years, the Americana Music Association has partnered to book the closing night of Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Yesterday’s festivities began with multi-instrumentalist Amanda Shires and her similarly brilliant band and closed soaringly and bittersweetly with the unselfconsciously gorgeous harmonies of the Jayhawks. There were other acts throughout the day, some of them rambunctious, one of them absolutely putrid, but if these two are the foundation and future of Americana, New York’s default listening music is in good hands.
Shires doesn’t exactly play violin like your typical Americana fiddler. From song to song, she’d fire ...
It’s the finale for this year’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, and it also features a tribute to Chuck Berry, Memphis soul legened Don Berry, Amanda Shires, roots supergroup Traveller, and more. And it’s free.
Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor and his aptly named backing All-Star Band recently announced his plans for a 13-date US tour to take place this summer with Bonnie Raitt coming along to support. The mostly-east coast dwelling tour kicks off in Jersey on July 6th, only to bless the Wells Fargo Center on July 9th. Releasing his latest album Before This World in 2015, Taylor’s massive hits “You’ve Got a Friend” and “Fire & Rain” keep his die-hards coming back for more, and this tour should be jammed-packed with them.
30 years ago, the late great Roy Orbison began his late 80’s comeback with the historic all-star “Black & White Night” concert film and show at LA’s Coconut Grove Club. It’s now getting the special bonus treatment to mark the 30 year milestone.
Roy Orbison: Black & White Night 30 comes out Feb. 24th and will feature previously unreleased performances. According to Billboard it will include “5 songs performed after the formal concert ended and the audience left the Coconut Grove club on Sept. 30, 1987.”
The project came about when Alex Orbison, Roy’s son and the President of Roy’s ...
Get back into groove with the end of summer and start of school year with some bomb shows this weekend in Philly.
We all rooted for Ja Rule and Ashanti back in the day and they’re together for a show at the Electric Factory. The pair started touring together in the winter and the show has been a huge hit so far, selling out everywhere. The show is sold out now in Philly too, and you can look for resale tickets here.
This past May, legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist Bonnie Raitt appeared at WXPN’s Non-Commvention. Performing material from her recent album, Dig In Deep, Raitt also performed a few classics from her back catalogue.
At the end of her set, Bonnie invited Philly singer-songwriter Amos Lee out to duet on John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery,” a song that Raitt originally recorded with Prine on her 1974 album, Streetlights. Not having any time to rehearse, Lee played the part perfectly, and it was a highlight of Raitt’s set.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bonnie Raitt releases her new album, Dig In Deep, on February 26th. The multi Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will is playing in Philly on Friday, March 25th in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center.
Writing about the album at NPR Music, Jewly Hight says:
What Raitt has done on her 20th album is go deep in the pocket, leaning on her gifts as a sensitive bandleader, bottleneck guitarist and producer, not to mention a paragon of modern blues expression. … While there are some ...
Legendary singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt is releasing her new album, Dig In Deepon February 26th. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s new album follows up her 2012 release, Slipstream, and she’s released the first song from the album. “Gypsy In Me.”
Raitt self-produced most of the the album and penned five of its songs, the most original compositions she has contributed to a record since 1998′s Fundamental. The Dig In Deep Tour will feature her longtime touring band, which backs her on the forthcoming album, including James “Hutch” Hutchinson (bass), ...
Bonnie Raitt is back! The legendary singer-songwriter returns with a new album on February 26th, Dig In Deep, and a tour that brings her to Philly at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center on Friday, March 25th. The Rock and … Continued
Two dozen artists including Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, Steve Earle, John Butler Trio and Michael Franti have contributed songs to a two-disc compilation intended to educate listeners about the controversial method of “hydro-fracking:” The contentious process of extracting natural gas … Continued
The Flaming Lips have teamed up with Yoko Ono to cover Yoko’s and John Lennon’s classic, “Happy Christmas” (War is Over). Listen The recording comes from Amazon’s holiday compilation, “All is Bright” which assembles 43 different takes on Christmas classics. … Continued
I lived in Washington, D.C. for 10 years, and I developed a healthy, gut-driven dislike for all things political. But if Katie Robertson were to sing transcripts from the Congressional Record, I’d still probably listen. I might even enjoy it. She’s that good.
The legendary Bonnie Raitt filled the intimate confines of Wilmington’s Grand Opera House with her signature mix of rock, blues and folk Tuesday night. For nearly 90 minutes, she delivered one knockout song after another, warming everyone up from the late-autumn chill and rain with her own classics, as well as a healthy dose from 2012’s covers album Slipstream.
Wilmington’s Grand Opera House will welcome rock and roll / country icon Bonnie Raitt to its stage tonight. The ten-time Grammy Award winner released her 16th album Slipstream in April of last year, and American Songwriter called it “her best album in years”. During her 40-year career, Raitt has enjoyed remarkable success and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Get tickets to the event here and watch the video for her classic hit “I Can’t Make You Love Me” below.