In sultriest days of summer, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band take to the road, delivering sweet relief with their distinctive style of soulful Americana. Kicking off July 30 in Montana, their 26-city stateside tour follows a trek through Europe to showcase Lovett’s latest album, Natural Forces (Curb/Lost Highway).
The critically acclaimed late-2009 release stands as a testament to both his versatile songwriting and peerless ability to interpret material by fellow Texas songwriters who inspired him. Recorded with his Large Band, the album includes gorgeous versions of Townes Van Zandt’s “Loretta,” Eric Taylor’s “Whooping Crane,” and Vince Bell’s “Sun and Moon and Stars,” along with memorable Lovett-penned tunes such as “Farmer Brown,” “Pantry,” and “Natural Forces.” Read more
Robert Earl Keen
Robert Earl Keen
Sept 9, 2011
730 Madison Ave, Covington, KY
NASHVILLE, TN – Renowned singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen has just announced his fall tour, planned in support of his forthcoming album, Ready For Confetti (see list of confirmed tour dates below, with additional dates to be announced at a later date), and on August 30th, Lost Highway will release Keen’s new studio album. Keen is considered a pioneer in the world of Americana music and a legendary songwriter in the annals of the great Texas tunesmiths.
Ready For Confetti is the16th release in a celebrated career that spans 30+ years, and shows no signs of slowing down. Keen has toured extensively throughout most of his career, creating a loyal and extensive fan base as a result of his years on the road. On any given night, the audience at a Robert Earl Keen show can be a mix of blue collar, white collar, young, middle aged, academic, honky tonk, hipster, city slicker, collegiate, socially conscious or socially inept. All are welcome and all gain something from the experience that keeps them coming back. Read more
Dayton, OH – Ohio’s up-and-coming jamband powerhouse, The Werks are thrilled to announce additional artists for the 2nd annual The Werk Out Festival, held Thursday through Sunday September 8–11 at Zane Shawnee Caverns in Bellefontaine, Ohio. New artists include The New Mastersounds, Future Rock, Everyone Orchestra with Michael Kang of The String Cheese Incident, The Ragbirds & many more. Read more
Wellston, MI – The 9th annual Hoxeyville Music Festival, held August 19-21 in the Heart of the Manistee National Forest in northwest Michigan, announces a diverse lineup including fusion masters Umphrey’s McGee, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart Band, Michigan’s rising newgrass stars Greensky Bluegrass, New Orleans-funk infused Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, satirist songwriter Todd Snider, reggae pioneers The Itals, Umphrey’s side project Digital Tape Machine and many more. Read more