April 2016

Ruby Friedman Orchestra Announce Debut

Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Ruby Friedman, the RUBY FRIEDMAN ORCHESTRA announces its long-awaited debut full-length album GEM will be released Friday, June 24.

The Lumineers On AT&T LIVE

Tune in to the AT&T AUDIENCE Network special "The Lumineers On AT&T LIVE at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles," airing tonight, Friday, April 8 at 9:00p.m. ET/PT (DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114). The 60 minute intimate performance and interview was filmed live at the iHeartRadio Theater  Los Angeles.

Michael Franti Announce New Album

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD today announced their upcoming (and ninth) studio album SOULROCKER will be released Friday, June 3 via Fantasy Records, their first album for the label. SOULROCKER features the new song "Crazy For You" a joyously upbeat rhythmic pop song that highlights Franti's soulful vocals and encompasses his socially conscious outlook.

North Coast Reveals Phase 1 Lineup

Coastie (Noun): An avid music festival fan who calls North Coast Music Festival home for three days a year.

Thousands of Coasties lovingly refer to North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) as “Summer’s Last Stand.” This year, the seventh annual festival returns to Union Park over Labor Day Weekend on Friday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 4th.

Hamish Anderson On The Blues

Keep a lookout for Hamish Anderson. There is a growing buzz about this young blues guitar slinger from Australia. Hamish is getting some much deserved attention from the music-world’s finest. Having showcased at SXSW in 2015, he has opening up for Los Lobos, played Los Angeles' iconic Troubadour and his recordings produced by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Dr. John, Arctic Monkeys).

Ben de la Cour Releases New Track

The fine line between love and obsession is carefully toed by rising singer/songwriter Ben de la Cour on his haunting new single

The Motet On Tour This Spring

Recently, The Motet announced new lead vocalist Lyle Divinsky and saxophonist Drew Sayers as official members of the band.  Read Pollstar’s exclusive break story about the announcement 

Maurice Tani Returns to Berkeley's Freight & Salvage

Maurice Tani marks the release of his seventh album, “The White Water”, a collection of six new originals and four reimagined selections from other writers as diverse as Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia and Burt Bachrach & Hal David. Maurice’s May 13th performance at Freight & Salvage will be primarily acoustic, featuring material from his previous six albums and debuting new material from this latest release.

Huck Finn Jubilee - Music Education for Kids

The Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass  Music Festival, produced by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, is committed to keeping traditional Bluegrass alive by passing it on to youth.  “This year we are proud to announce the partnership with the Folk Music Center in Claremont, California to provide the Music Education for Kid

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Kelley McRae's new release out today

he great painter Georgia O’Keeffe once said, “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment.” Americana songwriter Kelley McRae approaches songwriting the same way, immersing herself in the colors and meaning each song offers up.

Summer Set Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

Summer Set Music & Camping Festival (SSMF) is excited to announce the artist lineup for its fifth anniversary, taking place August 12-14 at the beautiful Somerset Amphitheater in Northern Wisconsin. 

Grant Farm Set To Release New Album

Founded in 2009 by bandleader Tyler Grant, the Cosmic Americana band Grant Farm is set to release a third album, Kiss the Ground, on June 10.

The Slocan Ramblers Embark on Southeast Tour

Canada’s hottest young bluegrass band, The Slocan Ramblers, embark on a Southeastern U.S. tour starting in MerleFest. Playing songs from their latest release, Coffee Creek, and their debut album, Shaking Down the Acorns, the band will play shows in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Tennessee. 

Initial Artist Lineup Announced for Hillberry

Today, Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival announces its first round of artists on the lineup for the 2nd annual festival taking place October 13-16, 2016 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

The Soul Train Cruise Celebrates 5th Anniversary

The Soul Train Cruise is celebrating its 5th anniversary and has invited the biggest icons in R&B along for the party as it sails through the Caribbean from March 4-11, 2017.

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Sway Jah Vu Returns with In the Company of Wolves EP

Sway Jah Vu is a 5 piece Florida-grown alternative reggae band that incorporates soul, jazz, and funk with commanding vocals and hard hitting beats. Their new EP, In the Company of Wolves, will be released on March 29, 2016.With every inspi-reggae song on the new release, Sway Jah Vu continues to urge audiences to practice simplicity, patience and positivity.

Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band @ The Back Room

In numerology, 5 is symbolic of dynamic change and energy. The newly formed Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally Band can certainly attest to that!

Reactions to Merle Haggard's Passing

We've lost one of the greatest writers and singers of all time. His heart was as tender as his love ballads. I loved him like a brother. Rest easy, Merle. -- Dolly Parton

6th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies

Come one, come all! Join us as we boogie down the aisles of your local moving picture house for the 6th Annual Meet-Up At The Movies. This year's special cinema event is a bona fide classic - the previously unreleased Grateful Dead concert from Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on July 2, 1989.

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