Brandi Carlile Sells Out Six Shows At Nashville's Historic Ryman AuditoriumBrandi Carlile Sells Out Six Shows At Nashville's Historic Ryman Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

GRAMMY Award-winning artist Brandi Carlile will perform six sold-out shows atNashville's historic Ryman Auditorium on January 14, 15, 16, 19, 20 and 21 with special guests Kim Richey, Lucie Silvas, Natalie Hemby, Lori McKenna and Courtney Barnettrespectively. The three additional shows were added due to overwhelming popular demand after the first three shows sold-out immediately during last Friday's on-sale. (more...)

Michaela Anne Drops CHILD OF THE WIND via Brooklyn Vegan, Announces New Tour DatesMichaela Anne Drops CHILD OF THE WIND via Brooklyn Vegan, Announces New Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

Michaela Anne is proud to debut “Child of the Wind”, which exclusively premiered today via Brooklyn Vegan, who dubbed the track “a catchy, breezy dose of modern country.” You can listen here. The single is the newest from her upcoming album Desert Dove, out September 27th on Yep Roc Records. In June, Anne released the first single from the record, “By Our Design”,which premiered on Rolling Stone. In addition to playing notable festivals like Wisconsin's Mile of Music and Nashville's long-running AmericanaFest, Michaela Anne announced new East coast dates today for her fall tour. (more...)

Michaela Anne Announces New Album DESERT DOVE For 9/27 ReleaseMichaela Anne Announces New Album DESERT DOVE For 9/27 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Michaela Anne grew up bouncing around the States and abroad—from Washington to California to Italy, to name a few. A child of a military family, she learned to cope with her lack of roots and what she called “having more questions than answers” by learning to write songs. That skill set and those songs have carried Michaela Anne farther than ever imaginable, impressing the likes of NPR, who said she “works through weepers and hits the honky-tonks as every great country singer should,” and Noisey, who praised her most recent release as the antidote to commercial pop-country, calling her “our saving grace, our angel, the person who will help usher us into a new age.” And into the new age, she continues to push. On September 27th, Yep Roc Records will release Desert Dove, Michaela Anne's full-length follow up to her critically-acclaimed Bright Lights and the Fame. “By Our Design,” the album's first single and video, was premiered today at Rolling Stone. Celebrating the song as “a gorgeous meditation on picking the road not taken,” Marissa Moss, writing for Rolling Stone, notes that the track “highlights the songwriter's pristine voice.' The song, a mid-tempo burn framed with dense violins and tremolo guitar, is a sweet ode to a carved out life together; imperfect, but adaptive and free. Moss also points out Michaela Anne's intent for the song to sound like a “bit of Laurel Canyon dust into Tennessee soil.”Pre-order Desert Dove and/or stream “By Our Design” here. (more...)

TK & The Holy Know-Nothings Album Stream Out TodayTK & The Holy Know-Nothings Album Stream Out Today
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

American Songwriter has the full stream of TK & The Holy Know Nothings' Arguably OK ahead of its release on Mama Bird Recording Co. this Friday. The songs on Arguably OK are about dead ends, addiction, self-sabotaged relationships, drug trips gone bad (or good? or both?), and, above all, holding out for the real thing. Taylor Kingman's lyrics are tightly crafted and profoundly paradoxical; simultaneously self-deprecating and unapologetic, clever and crass, irreverent and tender; and sometimes riotously funny. Each song takes you somewhere unexpected, every phrase crafted with the same signature combination of dirtbag revelry and haltingly poignant poetry. (more...)

Frankie Lee's New Album STILLWATER Streaming TodayFrankie Lee's New Album STILLWATER Streaming Today
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

Frankie Lee is sharing his full record, Stillwater, today a week before the album comes out. Wide Open Country has the exclusive calling the new album an 'alluring collection of musings on hope lost and found.' The album stream follows the release of the beautifully dark rumination on aging and loss “In The Blue”, which sees Lee taking a subdued piano approach to the subject somehow softening the stark reality that time comes for us all. Lee notes that the song “dramatizes the confusion felt by the narrator as he watches the important things in life slip away. Realizing he cannot hold on to even one grain of sand, he is led to his final question whether all things are just a dream'. While American Songwriter said that '“In The Blue” finds the sweet spot between modern, soulful folk and old-school Western balladry, with Lee's gentle vocal lending an emotional heft to the track's understated, piano-forward arrangement'. Lee previously announced his hometown release show at Minneapolis' Cedar Cultural Center on June 28th after he returns from his European tour with Strand of Oaks, which starts this week. (more...)

Tyler Childers Shares New Track HOUSE FIRE, New Album Out 8/2Tyler Childers Shares New Track HOUSE FIRE, New Album Out 8/2
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Tyler Childers is set to release his highly anticipated new album,Country Squire, August 2 via Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records. His first release in partnership with RCA Records, the album is now available for pre-order. In anticipation of the album's release, lead track “House Fire” premieres today. Listen to the song HERE. (more...)

CRITIC'S CHOICE: Add Some Culture & Creativity to Your Life At The Theater This WeekendCRITIC'S CHOICE: Add Some Culture & Creativity to Your Life At The Theater This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2019

It's that time of the week, theater lovers! With the weekend set to kick off at any moment - personally, we like to consider Thursday morning at 12:01 a.m. the official start of the weekend (that's directed primarily to the Dowager Countess of Grantham who quite clearly didn't understand what actually constitutes a 'weekend') - so we are back with a few suggestions of our own to help make your job easier. There are some new shows opening, others which are continuing their runs and still more which will be winding up their slate of performances this weekend! (more...)

Cumberland Caverns Live Has Big Musical Weekend in Store in McMinnvilleCumberland Caverns Live Has Big Musical Weekend in Store in McMinnville
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2019

McMinnville's Cumberland Caverns Live is gearing up for a banner slate of performances this weekend May 18 and 19, featuring acclaimed, genre-defying outfit Deer Tick, along with opening act Courtney Marie Andrews, who will be making a special stop Saturday, May 18, and Americana luminaries The Band of Heathens (with their opening act Cordovas) hitting the stage on Sunday. (more...)

Damien Jurado's IN THE SHAPE OF A STORM Out Today On Mama Bird Recording Co.Damien Jurado's IN THE SHAPE OF A STORM Out Today On Mama Bird Recording Co.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

Damien Jurado has released his new album, In the Shape of a Storm, on Mama Bird Recording Co. today following a sold-out release show at Portland's Revolution Hall. Jurado is about to embark on his album release tour, which includes a Northeast run with Anna St. Louis, before heading through the South, and making an appearance at Pickathon this summer. Aquarium Drunkard featured Jurado's 14th album, and first for Mama Bird Recording Co., alongside an evocative essay by Jason Woodbury on In the Shape of a Storm earlier this week. Josh Terry and Jurado spoke, ostensibly, about a handful of songs from Jurado's decades-long career for Vinyl, Me Please; the conversation twists and turns but Jurado's focus rests heavily on the effect his late friend, and producer, Richard Swift has, and continues to have, on him. The album's release follows closely on the heels of the third single, the beautifully sentimental 'Throw Me Now Your Arms'. More upbeat than the previous two singles, the song paints a picture of love, support and healthy devotion. A stunning piece, it was preceded by the first single 'South', where Jurado is able to “wrangle every ounce of emotion” out of the stark, stunning simplicity of his voice and acoustic guitar.' (Stereogum) “South” was followed by the opening track from the new album, an unearthed two decade-old song, 'Lincoln', which had been slated for Juado's third record but lost in a freak chance of a technical glitch, only to be re-discovered and re-recorded for In the Shape of a Storm. (more...)

Damien Jurado Shares New Album 'In the Shape of a Storm'Damien Jurado Shares New Album 'In the Shape of a Storm'
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

Damien Jurado is sharing his new album, In the Shape of a Storm, before it comes out on Mama Bird Recording Co. April 12th. Aquarium Drunkard is featuring the stream of Jurado's 14th album, and first for Mama Bird Recording Co., alongside an essay by Jason Woodbury. The full album follows closely on the heels of the third single, the beautifully sentimental 'Throw Me Now Your Arms'. More upbeat than the previous two singles, the song paints a picture of love, support and healthy devotion. A stunning piece, it was preceded by the first single 'South', where Jurado is able to “wrangle every ounce of emotion” out of the stark, stunning simplicity of his voice and acoustic guitar.' (Stereogum) “South” was followed by the opening track from the new album, an unearthed two decade-old song, 'Lincoln', which had been slated for Juado's third record but lost in a freak chance of a technical glitch, only to be re-discovered and re-recorded for In the Shape of a Storm. Following a sold-out album release show at Portland's Revolution Hall, Jurado is about to embark on his album release tour, which includes a Northeast run with Anna St. Louis, before heading through the Southeast, and making an appearance at Pickathon this summer. (more...)

Courtney Marie Andrews Shares Her Tiny Desk Concert Today, Announces Dates With Brandi CarlileCourtney Marie Andrews Shares Her Tiny Desk Concert Today, Announces Dates With Brandi Carlile
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

Courtney Marie Andrews has recently celebrated the anniversary of her critically acclaimed album, May Your Kindness Remain, and today NPR released her Tiny Desk Concert; “a shining example of why the songs of Courtney Marie Andrews endure” that showcases the “subtleties that make her music sustain and strengthen over many listens.” Andrews' has announced dates with Brandi Carlile including stops at Edgefield Concerts outside of Portland and Denver's Mission Ballroom.  (more...)

Damien Jurado Shares New Song LINCOLN From IN THE SHAPE OF A STORM Out 4/12Damien Jurado Shares New Song LINCOLN From IN THE SHAPE OF A STORM Out 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

Following the announcement of his new album, In the Shape of a Storm out on Mama Bird Recording Co. April 12th, and the first new song 'South', Damien Jurado today shares the opening track from his new album unearthing a two decade-old track, “Lincoln”, which had been slated for his third record. Jurado shares the genesis of the track saying '“Lincoln”, written in 1998, was originally slated for my third album not yet titled, Ghost of David. I had 13 songs recorded for the album onto a newly purchased digital 8-track machine. And, when the day came to mix the finished album, an error done on my part was made, erasing everything. Now under a deadline with the label to turn in a new album, I came up with the bright idea to scrap every song I had written for the album, and start a new. All original material was written, and then recorded in a period of less than a week for Ghost of David.  Years later, I would come across the only recorded demo I had made for the original album on a cassette. This song was “Lincoln”. Over the years I considered “Lincoln” for many of my albums, but the song just couldn't find the proper place to land. That was until I went in to record my latest album, In the Shape of a Storm. It felt not only fitting to put it on the record, but to have it be the opening song.' (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere BARE STAGE: A Play for the ZeitgeistBWW Review: World Premiere BARE STAGE: A Play for the Zeitgeist
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 12, 2019

The world premiere of Boston playwright Michael Walker's BARE STAGE lands smack in the middle of the zeitgeist, surrounded by the swirling maelstrom of #MeToo and a building movement within the theater arts community to pay attention to the needs of actors when they are at their most vulnerable. Walker wades deeply into an exploration of nudity on stage, seeking to answer the question of when it is essential to the play, and when it crosses the boundary to objectification or exploitation. The bottom line is to find the balance between the point/counterpoint of censorship vs. artistic freedom. (more...)

Damien Jurado Announces New Album 'In the Shape of a Storm'Damien Jurado Announces New Album 'In the Shape of a Storm'
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Damien Jurado is announcing his new album, In the Shape of a Storm, on Mama Bird Recording Co. April 12th today alongside a new, stunningly sparse track 'South'. Jurado's career has seen many iterations and his newest album is no less profound than any previous work, but the stark acoustic arrangements allow Jurado's every emotional vocal shift to be magnified. The stories here are deeply felt and vividly rendered. They're not leading you through but letting you come to your own conclusions, as Jurado says, ''South', like most songs that I write, is a collage of sorts, or collection of snapshots, that center around two characters. One could even presume me, or me as an alternate self. Dark, isolated, and slightly menacing in tone for a waltz number.' (more...)

Luck Reunion Reveals 2019 Festival LineupLuck Reunion Reveals 2019 Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Luck Reunion, the flagship festival of Luck Productions, is pleased to announce the 2019 lineup for the annual event taking place at Willie Nelson's Luck, TX on Thursday, March 14th. Along with presenting sponsor Southwest, the boutique collective unveiled the diverse artist roster as part of the Lucky Draw Live ticketing event hosted at the iconic Cactus Cafe and presented in partnership with KUTX. (more...)

Luck Reunion Reveals 2019 Festival LineupLuck Reunion Reveals 2019 Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

 Luck Reunion, the flagship festival of Luck Productions, is pleased to announce the 2019 lineup for the annual event taking place at Willie Nelson's “Luck, TX” on Thursday, March 14th. Along with presenting sponsor Southwest, the boutique collective unveiled the diverse artist roster as part of the Lucky Draw Live ticketing event hosted at the iconic Cactus Cafe and presented in partnership with KUTX. (more...)

Pickathon Announces 2019 LineupPickathon Announces 2019 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

Pickathon returns to the woods outside Portland, Oregon from August 2-4, 2019, with an initial lineup to be released January 21. Pickathon has built a reputation over the last twenty years as the best festival experience, combing groundbreaking programming focused on discovery, sustainable ethics, and a lineup that pushes the boundaries of genre. This vision is clear in Pickathon's initial lineup, which brings together key headliners like Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (Rateliff's first time playing Pickathon and he'll be bringing two different bands), Khruangbin, Mandolin Orange, Tyler Childers, Lucius, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Fruit Bats, and Mountain Man with a voraciously broad cast of other performers like well-loved Americana outsiders Caamp, Lambchop, and H.C. McEntire, doom metal band YOB, North African desert blues artist Mdou Moctar, new supergroup Bonny Light Horseman, Northwest indie royalty Damien Jurado, Laura Veirs, and Courtney Marie Andrews, returning favorite Julia Jacklin, psych soul outfit The Marías, Polaris prize winner Lido Pimienta, Congolese experimentalists Jupiter & Okwess, and word-of-mouth newer artists like Sudan Archives, Miya Folick, B Boys, The Beths, and Black Belt Eagle Scout, among many others. (more...)

Twain Debut New Song at Brooklyn Vegan, 2 E.P.s Out 1/25 on Keeled ScalesTwain Debut New Song at Brooklyn Vegan, 2 E.P.s Out 1/25 on Keeled Scales
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Twain have shared a new song titled 'Death (or S.F.?).' Singer and songwriter Mt. Davidson tells us 'this song offers a positive notion of death by drawing upon the familiar experiences of sexual awakening or traveling to an exotic city.' Brooklyn Vegan premiered the 'warm piano ballad.' Twain will be back on the road come February, first touring with critically acclaimed label-mate Buck Meek, then with art pop legends Rubblebucket. Full list of dates is below.  (more...)

Brent Cobb Confirms 'Sucker For a Good Time' Headline TourBrent Cobb Confirms 'Sucker For a Good Time' Headline Tour
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Grammy nominated musician Brent Cobb will kick off his extensive “Sucker For a Good Time Tour” headline tour in 2019 with stops in Asheville, NC, Charleston, SC, Austin, TX, Memphis, TN, Birmingham, AL, Louisville, KY and more, plus a performance supporting Tedeschi Trucks Band at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. See below for a full tour itinerary. (more...)

Haley Heynderickx Named A Best New Artist of 2018 By Stereogum, Touring With Gregory Alan Isakov In NovemberHaley Heynderickx Named A Best New Artist of 2018 By Stereogum, Touring With Gregory Alan Isakov In November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Stereogum has today named Haley Heynderickx, following her breakout debut album I Need To Start A Garden,  one of their 'Best New Artists' of 2018 with Chris DeVille saying Heynderickx's 'folk-rock songs sneak up on you with sudden bursts of beauty or intensity...one of this year's most assured new singer-songwriters.' Haley Heynderickx will be joining Gregory Alan Isakov for a solo run through the midwest and up to Canada before capping the year off with a tour through central Europe. Heynderickx's Tiny Desk Concert was lauded by Bob Boilen, specifically speaking to Heynderickx's standout single 'Oom Sha La La' with it's ruminations on 'self-doubt and searching for life's meaning with its cathartic phrase 'I need to start a garden'... [it] is a potent reminder to take action when life gets bewildering.' Heynderickx was profiled by Rolling Stone who hailed her debut as a 'sublime and intimate album', saying she has 'accidentally gave us the war cry 2018 needed and met success she never expected'. (more...)

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