Archive for July 2010
ekoostik hookah is bringing their own brand of rock and roll back to Cincinnati on Friday July 30, 2010. The band that has bringing you sweet music since 1991 will be performing at Play By Play Cafe. Opening the show will be local Cincinnati bands The Skeetones and Perfect Norm. Tickets can be purchased online at cincyticket.com for only $12. Read more
Widespread Panic has announced dates for their much-anticipated fall tour. The tour begins on September 17th in Morgantown, WV and includes stops in Atlanta, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland and ends with a three-night stand in New Orleans, LA that includes their annual Halloween bash. Read more
Columbus, OH–Columbus, Ohio’s Red Wanting Blue has been touring the heart of America for more than a decade. The band, led by the distinctive baritone voice of frontman Scott Terry, has built a loyal following during that time while self-releasing several roots rock albums. Throughout, Red Wanting Blue fielded label offers from indies and majors alike, but never found a suitable partner until now. Read more
Brooklyn, NY — New York City’s preeminent soul jazz trio, Soulive, bring the funk to The Beatles’ iconic repertoire with the release of Rubber Soulive due September 14 on the band’s own Royal Family Records. Featuring renditions of 11 classics by The Fab Four, including “Come Together,” “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” and “Revolution,” Rubber Soulive takes its place in a lineage of classic instrumental albums by the likes of Booker T. & The M.G.’s, George Benson and Count Basie that have paid tribute to The Beatles. Soulive will announce an extended U.S. Fall tour to support the release in the coming weeks.
“We’ve always been big Beatles’ fans. They’re consistently in heavy rotation in all of our lives. And then for Halloween last year we had a great show in D.C. by trying out an all-Beatles set. The material was so much fun to play that we decided it had to be put to wax,” explains Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno. “At first we thought about doing all of Rubber Soul, but with so many amazing songs to choose from we expanded the scope and picked the ones that lent themselves to our sound, and where we could best add a Soulive flavor.”
Recorded over four days at drummer Alan Evans’ own Playonbrother Studios in upstate New York, Rubber Soulive presents the band back in its original trio format. After a handful of albums experimenting with different vocalists and horn sections, it’s apparent from the album’s opening track, a greasy rendition of “Drive My Car,” that a return to form was in order. For the next 40 minutes, Soulive add their inimitable stamp to one classic after the next from The Beatles’ adored catalog. A stately bounce informs “In My Life” punctuated by a majestic organ break courtesy of Neal Evans. Read more
Will Kimbrough will be performing a solo set, along with a solo set from Peter Case as well, tomorrow night 7/22 at The Southgate House, 24 E 3rd St, Newport, KY
Will Kimbrough Award-Winning Guitarist & AMA Nominee for Instrumentalist of the Year! This week focusing on The Beatles “I WANT TO TELL YOU” written by George Harrison and originally released by The Beatles on their 1966 album Revolver.
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Dubbed an “Alien” performer as a way to explain his masterful performance on the guitar, Kimbrough was recognized in 2004 as the “Instrumentalist of the Year” by the Americana Music Association — an award that had previously been awarded three years in a row to Dobro ace Jerry Douglas.
Photo by Darren Jacknisky
Reviewing a New York JJ Grey & Mofro show last fall, the New York Times said it was “dripping with both wildness and cool” and praised its “Southern swamp rock, with undercurrents of Memphis soul.” There’s a lot of swamp and soul (including guest appearances by Toots Hibbert and Derek Trucks) on Grey’s new album ‘Georgia Warhorse,’ out August 24th from Alligator, and he’ll be bringing both to cities across North America for the next four months. In fact, he spends over 200 days on the road every year.
Audiences from Tampa to Seattle will see why the Times says Grey’s songs “chronicle ambiguous truths and unambiguous urges” and that Mofro “has one of the great unhurried rhythm sections in rock, capable of heavy track-laying but comfortable with airy fluctuation.” The Chicago Sun-Times describes Grey’s songs as “Inspired, deliciously funky, deep-in-the-pocket front porch soul.”
JJ Grey has shared stages with the likes of the Allman Brothers Band, the Black Crowes, Los Lobos, Jeff Beck, Ben Harper, Booker T, Lenny Kravitz and Mavis Staples, and has performed at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest and The Austin City Limits Festival, among others.
JJ Grey Tour Dates:
7/16 – The WindJammer – Isle of Palms, SC
7/17 – The WindJammer – Isle of Palms, SC
7/18 – The Pour House – Raleigh, NC
7/20 – Capital Ale House – Richmond, VA
7/21 – Jewish Mother – Virginia Beach, VA
7/23 – The 8 X 10 – Baltimore, MD Read more