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The Auspicious Future and Gloriously Melancholy Past of Americana Rock at Lincoln Center

Source: New York Music Daily

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 ...

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Jayhawks, Bonnie Raitt & more playing free Americana Fest NYC this weekend

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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.

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NPR’s 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The list is being celebrated with a free NYC show tonight, headlined by Rickie Lee Jones, who will perform Pirates in full (#49 on the list).

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Just Announced: James Taylor and his All-Star Band headed to Wells Fargo Center with Bonnie Raitt in July

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Just Announced: James Taylor and his All-Star Band headed to Wells Fargo Center with Bonnie Raitt in July

James Taylor | Photo by Kate McCann | flickr.com/photos/126156760@N07

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.

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XPN MusicNotes: Roy Orbison’s classic Black & White Night concert gets 30th anniversary package

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XPN MusicNotes: Roy Orbison’s classic Black & White Night concert gets 30th anniversary package

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 ...

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Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2016

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

From rock giants like The Rolling Stones, Metallica and Green Day to up-and-comers like Car Seat Headrest and Mitski.

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones release Goats Head Soup, Traffic makes their last live appearance

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones release Goats Head Soup, Traffic makes their last live appearance

1957 – Elvis Presley appears at the Empire Stadium in Vancouver, Canada. This is the third and final time the King performs outside of the US.

1968 – Danny Kirwan joins Fleetwood Mac.

1969 – Bob Dylan makes his first paid appearance since his motorcycle accident three years earlier at England’s Isle of Wight Pop Festival.

1973 – The Rolling Stones release Goats Head Soup.

1974 – The final episode of Partridge Family airs on ABC-TV.

1974 – At the annual UK Reading Festival, Traffic perform together for the last time until they reunite 20 years later. Other acts ...

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Best Weekend Ever: End of August Shows

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured photo by Phobymo

Get back into groove with the end of summer and start of school year with some bomb shows this weekend in Philly.

 

Friday 8/26:

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.

 

Rocker Butch Walker will be at TLA. Check out ...

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Watch Bonnie Raitt and Amos Lee perform “Angel From Montgomery”

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Watch Bonnie Raitt and Amos Lee perform “Angel From Montgomery”

Bonnie Raitt | Photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN | deltufophotography.com

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.

Both Bonnie and ...

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Listen to Bonnie Raitt’s new album, Dig In Deep, via NPR Music

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Bonnie Raitt | Photo by Marina Chavez

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 ...

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Listen to a new song by Bonnie Raitt, “Gypsy In Me”

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Bonnie Raitt | Photo by Marina Chavez

Bonnie Raitt | Photo by Marina Chavez

Legendary singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt is releasing her new album, Dig In Deep on 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), ...

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Bonnie Raitt playing Verizon Hall in March

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Bonnie Raitt | Photo by Marina ChavezBonnie 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

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: “Buy This Fracking Album!” w/ Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls & Steve Earle, and Ex-Nirvana member joins Modest Mouse on next album.

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Sure Fire MediaTwo 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

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Yoko Ono and Flaming Lips record “Happy Christmas,” All-Star cast celebrates Mavis Staples’ 75th Bday w/ “The Weight”, and Morrissey walks off stage in middle of show

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warisover2The 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

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The Watch: Nashville Fridays: Songs From My Couch with Katie Robertson

Source: The Washington Post » Music

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.

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Review: Bonnie Raitt shines in a night of blues, rock and folk at The Grand

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Bonnie Raitt | Photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com

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.

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Bonnie Raitt | Photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com

Sporting red curls that she joked were in the vein of Jessica Rabbit’s, Raitt showed off slide-guitar skills at peak performance and ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bonnie Raitt at Grand Opera House, The World Is A Beautiful Place at First Unitarian Church, and Brian Setzer Orchestra at Strand Capitol

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Bonnie Raitt | Photo via www.facebook.com/officialbonnieraitt

Bonnie Raitt | Photo via www.facebook.com/officialbonnieraitt

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.

The World Is A Beautiful Place will play ...

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