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by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
The Bluebonnet Chorale, the Hill Country Community Theatre Players will present a very special event, "Bluebonnet Country," for two performances only on Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, June 2 at 2:15 PM.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Acclaimed singer and songwriter Josh Ritter's new album, Fever Breaks, debuts at #4 on Billboard's Americana/Folk Albums Chart, #5 on Independent Albums Chart, #14 on Top Current Albums Chart and appears on the Billboard 200. Produced by Grammy Award-winning musician Jason Isbell, the 10-track album was recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio A and features Isbell's band, the 400 Unit.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Peter Lewis is set to release The Road To Zion a full-length album on July 16. Lewis also shares the song 'Down By The Water' here. The new album is coming out on Omad, the boutique label of the album's producer John DeNicola.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2019
ACT 1 brings its 2018-19 'Fuck the Classics' Season to a close with director/designer Jim Manning's unique reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with Violent Delights, a dance-based retelling set to a score of music from emerging Nashville artists. Violent Delights runs May 24-June 8 at Nashville's Darkhorse Theater.
by Dylan Shaffer - May 20, 2019
The southern charm of a North Carolina summer would only be complete with banjo music echoing through the peaks and valleys of the expansive Appalachian Mountains. In the year 1923, in the town of Zebulon, somewhere twixt the Atlantic coast and the Great Smoky Mountains, young love finds Alice Murphy (Erin Lindsey Krom) and Jimmy Ray Dobbs (Jerreme Rodriguez). Intimacy leads to divisions within the families, stories and decades are crossed and intertwined, and the stage for Front Porch Theatricals' bluegrass musical Bright Star is set.
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2019
Multiple award-winning Sideways author, Rex Pickett, has formed a joint venture with EFG-Renascence Productions to develop a Broadway musical based on his hit film, as well as utilize the intellectual property across multiple media platforms and brand extensions, it was jointly announced today by EFG-Renascence founder, Solomon J. LeFlore (Straight Outta Compton, Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh on PBS), and his partner Susan Gee.  Released in 2004, the Alexander Payne-directed Sideways garnered over 350 awards, including the Academy Award for 'Best Adapted Screenplay', two Golden Globes for 'Best Picture' and 'Best Screenplay', and a record six Independent Spirit Awards, and has grossed over $500 million worldwide. 
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
After Hours Concerts Series announced that Brothers Osborne  will play at the Marks & Harrison Amphitheater in Fredericksburg, VA on Thursday, July 18th. Tucker Beathard opens the show.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Robin Alice, a duo comprised of Kelley Jakle and Jeff 'Horti' Hortillosa, has unveiled 'Greed,' a new single from their forthcoming debut EP Here and There, out June 14th. 'Greed,' which follows singles 'Late Bloomer' and 'Wanna Be,' is a timely track inspired by, as much art is of late, the 2016 election. “Horti penned a great deal of this one,' the band toldAmerican Standard Time, which premiered the song. 'It was written largely during the 2016 elections when it became apparent that the country is suffering from a great cognitive divide. But, through the disagreement, Horti was very disturbed by the fact that personal self-interest often wins over altruism, and that corporate interests dictate our daily actions beyond politics. In so few words, it's a song reflecting upon disdain for unchecked capitalism, and the sadness at the lack of fiscal equality and lack of social safety nets.”  
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Brooklyn-based duo, The Bright Smoke, announce their third, forthcoming album, Gross National Happiness, due out July 5. This release will be their first in four years, and of course, quite a bit has happened politically since then. Themes on the record range from reflecting on the dangers of false virtue, pushing boundaries, being the victim and the aggressor in the same breath, calling an end of violence, art as whole, and a subject dear to the band, identifying as queer.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019
The Brother Brothers are featured on this week's episode of NPR Mountain Stage performing songs from their recent release, Some People I Know on Compass Records. The program is broadcast on more than 240 NPR affiliates nationwide — click HERE for stations and airtimes. The Brooklyn-based indie folk duo have become a streaming sensation, garnering over 500K monthly listeners on Spotify and fervent attention from playlists including Spotify's Fresh Folk, Infinite Acoustic, and Front Porch; Amazon's Brushland and YouTube's Coffee Shop Blend.
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
2019 is already shaping up to be a big year for one of the most exciting acts emerging from Nashville, Judah & The Lion. The award winning, genre-bending trio pull together the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock & roll and the punch of pop to create something fresh and unique.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
Indian Ranch announced that The Mavericks will return on Sunday, July 14th, HairFest on Saturday, September 28th, and Local CountryFest on Sunday, September 29th. Tickets for all three shows go on sale this Friday, March 8th at 10:00 AM; the Insiders Club Presale will take place Thursday, March 7th at 10:00 AM at www.indianranch.com.
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 21, 2019
Fill your glass to the brim and get ready for a night of cheatin', fightin', lovin', cryin', and a-drinkin' songs in a rockin' evening of good ole classic country music. Versatile vocalist Jenifer French and The Twang Patrol Band bring back their hit show "HONKY TONK GIRL."
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
A duo whose surreal songs make room for pop melodies, rock n' roll muscle, out-of-the-box arrangements, and powerhouse vocal performances, Robin Alice is the unexpected pairing of songwriters Kelley Jakle and Jeff Hortillosa. Jakle, who appeared in all three Pitch Perfect films, crossed paths with Jeff Hortillosa, member of punkgrass outfit Whiskey Shivers, on the set of the franchise's third installment. During filming, the pair began playing music together, and from the very start, their diverging backgrounds made for compelling art. Today, Robin Alice announces the release of their forthcoming EP Here and There (out June 14th), and unveils their smoldering new single 'Late Bloomer' via Parade Magazine. 'Combining a '60s vibe with classic guitar riffage, the song features Jakle's powerful vocals soaring over an excellent instrumental arrangement,' Parade says of the track, which also appears in the Netflix movie Walk. Ride. Rodeo. 'Late Bloomer,' an epic Motown-esque breakup song, was the first one that Jakle and Hortillosa created together, and delivers 'a satisfying intermingling of multiple genres and influences,' says Parade.
by David Green - Mar 17, 2019
The McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on Sunday, March 31, at 7:00pm. Since selling out the McCallum in 2016, audiences have eagerly awaited their return.With a repertoire ranging from Lady Gaga to "The Ride of the Valkyries," The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain tackles an ambitious range of music-on just four strings. This group of genre-benders performs covers (with vocals!) of pop, jazz, country, and classics from film, along with anything else they think is ripe for the picking. Formed in 1985, the group has become something of a national institution in the UK.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Ahead of their SXSW debut, Native Harrow have shared the music video for their new single 'Something You Have.' The track is off the indie-folk outfit's forthcoming record Happier Now out on April 12 via Different Time Records. They make their first SXSW appearance today at Mozart's Coffee Roasters at 4pm. Details and full schedule below.
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Jersey City, NJ's Mercy Union, the brand new rock quartet featuring Jared Hart of The Scandals and Benny Horowitz of The Gaslight Anthem, have announced its upcoming North American spring tour supporting Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers. Beginning this weekend in Houston, TX at The Studio at Warehouse Live on Saturday, March 16, the tour will span the U.S. and Canada, including markets such as West Hollywood, CA on March 23, Vancouver, BC on March 27, Denver, CO on April 1, Toronto, ON on April 12, New York, NY on April 18, Cambridge, MA on April 21, Washington DC on April 23, and culminate in a performance at Basement East in Nashville, TN on Sunday, April 28. A full listing of dates can be found below with tickets and info HERE.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Casting has been announced for the new musical 'Perfectly Ordinary' at the Hope Mill Theatre this July. With a Book & Lyrics by Matthew Rankcom and a score by Joe Wilson, the production, based on real events, is 'a touching insight into life with a mental illness'. The musical premiered at the Guildford Fringe Festival in 2018 and appears now in an all-new production for Manchester audiences.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 18, 2019
Maine State Music Theatre kicked off its Monday Concert Series with three sold-out performances (June 15-17) of Scott Moreau's original Johnny Cash tribute concert, WALKIN' THELINE. Moreau's identification with Cash is deep and unerring, and he brings to his portrayal of the iconic singer not only a mellifluous bass-baritone, but also the skills of a fine actor combining them into a truly remarkable theatrical experience.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
WHISKEY MYERS, the East Texas group whose music blurs boundaries and straddles a host of musical worlds, have announced their forthcoming fifth studio album, with this self-produced, self-titled outing set for release on September 27th via Snakefarm Records in the UK. It will be available on CD, digital & double vinyl.
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Robin Alice, a duo comprised of Kelley Jakle and Jeff 'Horti' Hortillosa, has released their debut EP Here and There. The album's five tracks defy genre, spanning vintage R&B, pop, electrified folk, and Americana, unified by Jakle's powerful vocal range and Hortillosa's skilled musicianship. Recorded in Austin-area studios like the Bubble and Waterslide, Here and There finds Robin Alice working alongside Grammy-winning engineer Chris 'Frenchie' Smith. The five-song record also shines a light on the diversity and melodic chops at the core of the band's sound, blurring the lines between genres that don't often rub shoulders. There are horn arrangements, dream-pop influences, breakup songs, and plenty of coed harmonies. There's plenty of sharply-written lyrical insight, too, with songs like 'Greed' attacking America's consumerist obsession. 'When we were writing songs,' Hortillosa says, 'we didn't think of any limitations. We just allowed ourselves to be strange and creative. It was no-holds-barred approach. I'm from a bluegrass/Americana background, and Kelley is from more of a pop/rock background... so we worked together and found our own middle ground.' 
by Amanda Prahl - Jun 12, 2019
It's another op'nin' of another version of Kiss Me, Kate, the iconic Cole Porter musical that adds a sassy, meta-theatrical, mid-century twist to Shakespeare's battle of the sexes The Taming of the Shrew. With an all-star cast, the cast recording of Roundabout's latest revival has little in the way of surprise or novelty, but plenty of talent along the way.
by Rosanna Liuski - Jul 8, 2019
Murder on the Orient Express is a performance filled with excitement, colorful characters and plot that opens up to the audience bit by bit, just at right times. The performance doesn't leave you could though Suomenlinna could, but surely gets you on an emotional ride if you are just willing to take the train.
by Brett Cullum - Jul 19, 2019
Some people will love this one, but I found it theatrically stunted and a bit offensive in that it would be funnier if I were far more conservative. It will play best with people who unapologetically sport their MAGA hats and follow certain Twitter accounts without remorse.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Asbury Park based band Lowlight have announced the release of their 2nd full-length album, Endless Bummer, out September 13 via Telegraph Hill Records. Additionally, they have released their track “Horsefoot” via XS Noise. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
LA-based singer-songwriter Leslie Stevens debuts new track “Depression Descent” via Los Angeles Times, who describe the song as “Filled with twang and driven by a mid-tempo, snared-snapping beat,” and go on to say “Stevens' soaring voice… hits notes with the ease of Dolly Parton,”.
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Peter Lewis of the legendary Moby Grape will release, The Road To Zion a full-length album tomorrow. The Road To Zion is coming out through Omad, the boutique label of the album's producer John DeNicola.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Honey County brings the country music community together in their inspiring new music video, “Country Strong.”Premiered by Billboard, the country trio dedicates the video to the resilient country music community and their ability to rise up through hard times. A portion of the profits from the song are being donated to ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music, aimed to develop and fund music-related therapy and education programs, serving members of the community who face unexpected hardships.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2019
The new musical 'Perfectly Ordinary' premieres at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester for a LIMITED RUN 22-24th July. The show, set on an NHS psychiatric ward, aims to spread mental health awareness and is based on real life stories.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
The Bright Smoke from Brooklyn announce their third, forthcoming album, Gross National Happiness, due out Friday, July 5. This release will be the first in four years, and of course, quite a bit has happened (politically) since then. The album comes out the day after Independence Day, so draw any conclusions that seem fitting, and also check out the new single that's out today -- 'The Lion And' -- and get the first look of the anxiety-captured-in-a-photo album art, that went public for the first time today.
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Kassi Ashton, one of the most compelling rising stars in Nashville, has released her highly anticipated new song 'Violins' today. Produced by Luke Dick and Luke Laird, and co-written by Kassi, Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby, the empowering anthem seesaws between her dynamic delivery, raucous twang, and wailing guitars. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
Neo-Traditional Country singer and songwriter Shane Owens will be making his return to Country Radio Seminar (CRS), February 13-15, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The Alabama-native, and 2018 Music Row Independent Artist of the Year, is currently promoting his latest single 'Love To Try Them On,' the second single from his latest album, It's A Southern Thing.
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Acclaimed Nashville singer/songwriter and 'Americana Queen' (Noisey) Mary Bragg will release her new album Violets as Camouflage on March 1st via Tone Tree Music. Self-produced and self-engineered at her home studio, the fourteen-song collection was recently hailed by Billboard as 'the most intensely personal Bragg has ever written.' Both beautiful and blunt, it's the work of an artist only just beginning to embrace the full range of her talents. Today Bragg released her optimistic new song 'The Right Track,' which promises that hard work will be rewarded in the long run while encouraging patience when faced with self-doubt.
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
 Singer/songwriter Bastian Baker says “You Should Call Home” in his new single from his genre-defying, self-titled fourth studio and American debut album, which released to rave reviews in October.  
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
You know sometimes you can just feel another world at the same time, maybe it is some higher self or just being more connected,' asks Athens, GA-based THAYER SARRANO rhetorically about the inspiration for her new album Wings Alleluia which is set for release on March 29, 2019 via The Guildwater Group. Deeply poetic and musically pastoral, her fourth album is an exploration of textures and melodies reinforcing the title that Americana UK bestowed upon her as “The New Queen of Shoegaze.” 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
Judah & the Lion is kicking off 2019 with the release of their new single, “Over My Head” – available now via your preferred music platform! The track also premieres today across iHeartRadio's Alternative stations nationally, catch it airing on a station near you starting at 7AM ET or listen via https://www.iheart.com/. 
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
Blazing their way into 2019, LA-based trio Honey County releases their new EP, High on the Radio, loaded with six tracks of California cool and southern spice. Showcasing the girls' stacked harmonies and layered musical styling, the poppin' country group will have you high on Honey County by the end of the EP. You can stream or download High on the Radio here.
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
Denver-based Americana/folk singer-songwriter Kelly Augustine is set to release her debut album, Light in the Lowlands, on April 5, 2019.  Recorded and produced by Grammy-nominated producer Wes Sharon (John Fullbright, the Turnpike Troubadours, The Grahams), the album explores stories of darkness and salvation through poetic lyrics and an authentic command of a variety of Americana musical idioms. The album takes its deep grounding in folk themes and updates the songbook with today's stories. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
Ferris & Sylvester have released the stunning video for their new single 'Sickness'. The video premiered with The Independent who said, “It opens with Issy Ferris's throaty, tremulous vocals and a Nashville twang on the electric guitar, before a harmony with Archie Sylvester bursts into life.”
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Feb 4, 2019
Had we known sooner about the Eastline Theatre in Wantagh, we would have made multiple trips to see their hilarious production of 'Hand To God' by Robert Askins. The intimate and quaint space recently housed Broadway's Tony Award nominated comedy and the venue appears to be Long Island's best kept secret tucked away on Wantagh Avenue.
by Jude Cartalaba - Feb 26, 2019
In any stage production, there are alternates, covers, swings, or understudies to ensure that everything will be taken care of when a cast member is not available or an emergency arises.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
The Brother Brothers have shared their first new material since the release of debut album Some People I Know last fall on Compass Records. Brooklyn Veganpremiered 'Siren Song' today, saying 'If you're not familiar with The Brother Brothers, they often recall the close harmonies and gentle melodies of Simon & Garfunkel, but they bring just a little bit more twang to it, and this song is a great example of what they do.'
by Review Roundups - Feb 18, 2019
Last night, Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 the Musical officially opened at London's Savoy Theatre.
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Platinum Country music superstar Rodney Atkins announces his fifth studio album – Caught Up In The Country - set to release on May 10, 2019. The pre-order for the 12-track Caught Up In The Country launches today, along with the album's second instant grat song, “My Life,” including its accompanying lyric video. To access the pre-order and music on all major digital platforms, including the lyric video, visit: http://smarturl.it/CUITCAlbum.
by Richard Ridge - Feb 14, 2019
Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young returns to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show, February 19 to March 2. At this residency, he will perform an expertly curated set of rock and pop classics. From the raw emotionality of Roy Orbison the retro cool of 007, Young will bring the iconic room alive with a timelessness, mystery and warmth that hearkens back while heralding into the future and Broadway World's own Richard Ridge caught up with Young a few days before his opening.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Thirteen Skulls Entertainment recording artist I4NI have released their brand new music video for 'What Do I Say'. The music video was directed by Hy Def Imaging in partnership with Dammit Boy Entertainment and tackles the opioid epidemic currently plaguing the country. The subject matter of the video hits home for one particular member of I4NI, Jon Conner. Conner lost his beloved brother to opioid addiction, and the song is a tribute to his brother and a harsh warning to those battling addiction.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Pantochino Productions Inc. presents it's original musical, "The Waffle House Five" opening April 26 at the MAC (Milford Arts Council) on Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford. The show continues through May 19.
by Sophia Lambton - Apr 28, 2019
Stupendous singing from a group of students battled old professionals who didn't dare reward risks.
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 28, 2019
On December 4, 1956, at Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, a great moment in rock 'n' roll history occurred, almost by chance. Record producer Sam Phillips, sometimes referred to as the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll," brought together the past, present, and future artists of his recording company for an impromptu jam session which was photographed and recorded for posterity. Nile Scott Hawver (Carl Perkins), Scheider (Jerry Lee Lewis), Austin Wayne Price (Johnny Cash), and Luke Linsteadt (Elvis Presley) act out their characters with just enough imitation to evoke the originals, while never sliding into caricature.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Josh Ritter's video for his new song, “All Some Kind Of Dream,” premieres today; watch/share it here!