With unique interpretations and arrangements of tunes by the beloved improvisational rock band, Phish, Jazz is PHSH is hitting the road in April 2020. The band, led by brothers Adam and Matthew Chase, will bring their own flair to Phish’s catalog spanning through the Southeast and across the Midwest next month. Tickets are are available at: jazzisphish.com/tour-dates.
Recorded at Carlile’s home studio in Washington state, the album features Laura and Lydia singing individually for the first time instead of relying solely on their trademark harmonies—something Carlile challenged them to do. Carlile comments, “It’s really uniquely unified and harmonious when they’re in tandem and very tumultuous and deep when they’re not in tandem and I think for a brief, beautiful moment on this album we caught The Secret Sisters not in tandem for the first time.” She continues, “To be a harbinger for their honesty in these songs and to watch them work together to see the tension was one of the greatest gifts of my career because those are two very powerful people in a very interesting point in their lives.”
Virginia-based acoustic roots music collective The Steel Wheels are currently on tour in support of their 7th full-length album, Over The Trees. Recorded in Maine with producer Sam Kassirer, Over The Trees draws attention to the impeccable harmonies of the four original members: Trent Wagler (guitar/banjo), Eric Brubaker (fiddle), Brian Dickel (bass), and Jay Lapp (guitars/mandolin). Kevin Garcia, who plays multiple percussion instruments, keyboard, and mallet-based instruments, formally joined the band after the 2017 release of Wild as We Came Here, which Kassirer also produced.
Olivia Jean, Detroit born n’ bred, current resident of Nashville, TN, first staked her flag with the gothic garage rock upstarts The Black Belles in 2010 and quickly set herself apart from the pack, performing as a side musician to a varied group of stylistically diverse musicians on a variety of instruments, culminating with her debut solo release Bathtub Love Killings in 2014.
When asked to describe an “Island Sound”, most people would agree that the steel drum, is the definitive sound of Carribean music. Developed in Trinidad by poor street kids, gangs and dreamers, the steel drum, or pan by those in the know, quickly spread across the Carribean and around the world to be used in many different musical styles. For 15 years, many community and educational organizations have started steel drum bands that exemplify the depth and flexibility of this instrument.
Local musician and lifelong Cincinnati resident Veronica Grim has partnered with popular Newport, KY venue The Southgate House Revival to host “Aussie Aid” – a charity event featuring eight live bands, as well as a raffle and auction – with all proceeds to benefit Wildlife Warriors in partnership with Australia Zoo and NSW Rural Fire Brigades, on February 1, 2020.