February 2017

Roni Ben-Hur Celebrates Baden Powell & Thelonious Monk

Guitarist, Roni Ben-Hur celebrates the music of two iconic musicians who had a major influence on his style, Brazilian guitarist and composer, Beden Powell, on February 17, and the high priest of jazz, Thelonious Monk, on February 18.

Masakowski Family Band Album Release

Steve Masakowski, the legendary New Orleans jazz guitarist and educator, along with his rising-star children, vocalist Sasha and bassist Martin, have collaborated on a new album, N.O. Escape, featuring a variety of their favorite songs related to their hometown of New Orleans in a style that Steve describes as Nouveaux Trad.

Watch Steve Strongman's "Love Love Love"

Like a sunbeam blazing through a wall of stained glass, Steve Strongman’s “Love Love Love” is a gospel-tinged hallelujah at the heart of his forthcoming album No Time Like Now (releasing March 10 via Sonic Unyon Records).

Don't let Big Oil destroy the Arctic

House Republicans want to re-open protected areas of the Arctic for oil and gas drilling. At the same time, they want to gut safety protections. Their plan would endanger beluga and bowhead whales, walrus, and ice seals. It would greatly increase the chances of an oil spill in this remote and fragile region. And it would contribute to climate chaos.The Senate can still stop this from happening.

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The Mad Tea Party Jam Announces Initial 2017 Lineup

Appalachian Jamwich presents The Mad Tea Party Jam, taking place June 15-18, 2017, at Four Quarters Farm in Artemas, PA, has announced their initial lineup on February 14th, 2017.  The Valentine's Day announcement is to symbolize the promoters' love for each other, their attendees, and everyone who is involved with the annual festival. 

Brian Setzer To Celebrate 25th Anniversary

The BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA led by iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy award-winner BRIAN SETZER--will celebrate their 25th anniversary in style with an exclusive landmark show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on August 2. Under the stars at the legendary venue where they've performed twice before, SETZER's trademark guitar work and vocal stylings will be matched with his 19-piece orchestra's rockin'

Blue Mafia Releases 'HANGING TREE'

Pinecastle Records has released Hanging Tree, the latest project from Blue Mafia, the spirited group that has been called "unabashedly bluegra

Artists Support National Shelter Pet Day

Blue Night Records has announced the forthcoming release of a very special project. Some of acoustic music’s most respected and gifted artists have come together for the creation of Rescue Me! which is truly a “cause for paws.”

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String Cheese to release 'BELIEVE' on 4/14

The String Cheese Incident & SCI Fidelity Records are pleased to announce the release of Believe, the 7th studio album from SCI, due out April 14, 2017. The album is the first to come out of their just-opened Sound Lab Studio and the follow-up to 2014’s A Song in My Head, their first new album in close to a decade.

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir Send Love Letter To Animals On Valentine's Day

Moby reveals a new video for the track “A Simple Love” from his album with the Void Pacific Choir – These Systems Are Failing - out now via Mute.  Moby says, “Happy Valentine’s Day.  Here’s my love letter to animals and the people who love and rescue them.”  Watch the video HERE.

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Phoebe Legere releases "Heart of Love"

With the release of Heart of Love, Phoebe Legere’s 17th collection of original songs, Legere continues to build on her legendary reputation as an American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and singer. 

The great Studs Terkel at NPR called Phoebe Legere “an American original” whose “beautiful voice will take your breath away.” -NPR. 

Experience Mardi Gras at the Mid‑Atlantic Jazz Festival

Headlining the 8th annual Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival are Rene Marie, Houston Person, and Etienne Charles & Creole Soul. All activities are held under one roof at the Hilton Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in Rockville, Maryland from February 16-19, 2017.

Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Orchestra bring New Orleans to the Festival!

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Deep Roots Mountain Revival announces lineup additions

Deep Roots Mountain Revival is proud to welcome lineup additions Dr. Dog, Sam Bush, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Motet, The SteelDrivers, Town Mountain, and more to its 2nd annual event.

Electric Piquete Debuts at The Wynwood Yard

This year’s edition of the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance is taking place throughout Miami and Miami Beach and is called GrassRoots Live!

UNTOLD Festival Announce 2017 Lineup

Romania’s acclaimed UNTOLD Festival (August 3-6 in Cluj-Napoca) has revealed the first names from its techno line-up, and it’s a seriously hefty proposition.

Dawson Reigns announces new single

Although country music has been around for years, it is constantly being re-shaped and re-invented by artists who work their socks off to get their well-deserved big break in the music industry. Dawson Reigns is one of those artists.

Eminence Ensemble announces the ​Forbidden Fruit Tour

March is going to be a big month for Eminence Ensemble, the prog-jam sextet from Boulder, Colorado. Eminence Ensemble has just announced their Forbidden Fruit Tour, beginning on March 2nd and ending on March 17th, including shows in Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.

Tortuga Music Festival 2017 Beach Cleanup

After the success of their first Beach Clean-Up event, HUKA Entertainment partnering with Tito’s Handmade Vodka are scheduling two more environmental beach clean-up parties prior to the Fifth Annual Tortuga Music Festival. They will be Saturday, February 25 in Ft.

Stone Free Fest. Announce Blue Öyster Cult

STONE FREE FESTIVAL, Kilimanjaro Live and The O2 are proud to reveal more details of this year’s extravaganza, with doors opening at midday on Saturday 17th June.

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