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Casting Announced For New Musical PERFECTLY ORDINARY
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2018

The cast has been announced for the WORLD PREMIERE of 'Perfectly Ordinary', a new musical with Book & Lyrics by Matthew Rankcom and Music by Joe Wilson. (more...)

Country Starlet Karen Jones' New Album BUTTER Out Tomorrow, June 1
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2018

Fredericksburg, VA-based country/Americana singer-songwriter Karen Jonas is set to independently release her new album, Butter, on June 1, 2018. With four kids at home and a touring schedule of 150+ shows per year, Jonas has a full plate. “Whether I'm ?nishing up a gig atmidnight or getting pounced on by my kids at 6:30 a.m., I usually feel like my life is a circus,” she says. “So I started writing songs about my circus.” She shines a light on the triumphs and challenges of that busy life with Butter. (more...)

CALIFORNIA KIND to Come to the Fox Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Jam veterans Barry Sless, Rob Barraco, Pete Sears and John Molo team up with singer/ songwriter/guitarist Katie Skene to perform original music, classic Americana and rock n' roll, blending uninhibited jams, swamp blues, old style twang, traditional roots music, and southern soul into a musical truth that pushes forward the tradition of the California Jam Band movement. (more...)

Country Duo Twang And Round Release New Album WAY I WAS RASIED Out Now
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Kentucky based country/AmeriFlow duo Twang and Round have released their brand new studio album 'Way I Was Raised' on Thirteen Skulls Entertainment (5.25.2018). To celebrate the deliverance of their new album, Twang and Round have released their new video for 'Hoss Cat' online at https://youtu.be/SXnJnKNqXRI. The video was directed by Dammit Boy Entertainment and filmed in front of a capacity crowd at Gregory Lake Off Road Park in Drakesboro, Kentucky during Mud-Fest 2018. Twang and Round are featured riding around in a Can-Am Maverick X3 XMR throughout the video and partying with fans celebrating the song and the new album. (more...)

Jesse Dayton Releases New Protest Song + New Album THE OUTSIDER Out 6/8
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2018

Guitar slinger Jesse Dayton has released his new protest song “Charlottesville” via Rolling Stone Country today. The track was written in the wake of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA in August 2017 that tragically saw counter-protestors injured and killed.  The track appears on his forthcoming album The Outsider, out June 8, 2018 on Blue Elan Records. Listen and share “Charlottesville” here. Preorder The Outsider here. (more...)

Bay Area Musicals Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the show titles for its upcoming fourth season. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter VINCENT POAG To Release Third Album HEROES AND DEMONS June 29
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2018

On June 29, New York City-based singer-songwriter Vincent Poag unveils his third album Heroes And Demons (Danal Music, LLC). (more...)

Fenella Fielding Cheers On The TWANG!! Cast and Shares Her Memories
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Fenella Fielding visited the Union Theatre last week to watch smash-hit comedy musical 'Twang!!' Miss Fielding is currently rehearsing for her delightful memoirs reading 'Do You Mind If I Smoke?' taking place at Brasserie Zedel this Saturday, 5th May. (more...)

BLACKBERRY SMOKE Releases LET ME DOWN EASY Featuring Amanda Shires, New Album Out 4/6
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

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Jazz Dispensary to Release 'Soul Diesel Vol. 2' Exclusively for Record Store Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Jazz Dispensary is set to release their next limited-edition title, Soul Diesel Vol. 2, exclusively for Record Store Day's main event on April 21st. (more...)

Jesse Dayton Announces New Album Out 6/8, Shares Track & Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Guitar slinger Jesse Dayton has announced the release of this forthcoming album The Outsider, out June 8, 2018 on Blue Elan Records. In anticipation of the release, he has shared the first single “Hurtin' Behind Pine Curtain” via Guitar World. Jesse Dayton's career reads like a who's who of American music, having recorded guitars on records and film with Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Glen Campbell and more. He has toured the world with punk legends X, filling for guitarist Billy Zoom on a 40-city U.S. tour. Rob Zombie asked him to write and record a soundtrack for his film 'The Devils Rejects,' which then lead to co-writing songs for Rob's follow up franchise film, 'Halloween 2' (which Dayton appears in playing the part of character 'Captain Clegg'). Listen and share “Hurtin In The Pine Curtain” here.   (more...)

Blackberry Smoke Releases New Single I'LL KEEP RAMBLIN' Feat. Robert Randolph Premieres at Relix
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Blackberry Smoke's new song “I'll Keep Ramblin'” featuring Robert Randolph recently premiered at Relix. Of the song, lead singer Charlie Starr describes it's, “high-gear, jump-blues/gospel.” Listen/share HERE.   (more...)

BWW Review: WAITRESS Frequently Betrays Its Southern Heart With Loudness and Silliness
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 16, 2018

With her country-rich voice, Desi Oakley keeps the Southern heart of WAITRESS beating despite the silly lagniappe of the script and the tour's overmiked production. (more...)

Sarah Vowell & Many More Announced At Benaroya Hall This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

The Live @ Benaroya Hall stage plays host to best-selling author Sarah Vowell and Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino for a unique conversation about pop culture and history titled "The Old & the Dead." Tickets for their lecture and all the music events are on sale now, prices vary. Additional spring and summer shows for the 2018 season will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Review Roundup: BASKERVILLE at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

The reviews are in for BASKERVILLE at Long Wharf Theatre! The Ken Ludwig comedy opened on February 28th and will run through March 25th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BASKERVILLE in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Mar 13, 2018

Mystery or comedy? Enjoy both in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

Jesse Dayton Announces New Album Out 6/8, Shares Track & Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Guitar slinger Jesse Dayton has announced the release of this forthcoming album The Outsider, out June 8, 2018 on Blue Elan Records. In anticipation of the release, he has shared the first single “Hurtin' Behind Pine Curtain” via Guitar World. Jesse Dayton's career reads like a who's who of American music, having recorded guitars on records and film with Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Glen Campbell and more. He has toured the world with punk legends X, filling for guitarist Billy Zoom on a 40-city U.S. tour. Rob Zombie asked him to write and record a soundtrack for his film 'The Devils Rejects,' which then lead to co-writing songs for Rob's follow up franchise film, 'Halloween 2' (which Dayton appears in playing the part of character 'Captain Clegg'). Listen and share “Hurtin In The Pine Curtain” here.   (more...)

Jesse Dayton Releases New Album THE OUTSIDER Today + Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Guitar slinger Jesse Dayton has released his new album The Outsider today via Blue Elan Records. The Outsider was literally recorded while on tour in Atlanta, Denver, Nashville and Austin and mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer/producer Vance Powell (who has worked with the likes of Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Jack White). (more...)

The Magpie Salute Announce New HIGH WATER I Album and Unveil New Single
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

THE MAGPIE SALUTE are pleased to announce their debut studio album HIGH WATER Iwill be released on Friday, August 10th via Eagle Rock Entertainment (U.S.), Mascot Label Group (Europe/Australia/New Zealand) and Sony (Japan). (more...)

Creedence Clearwater Revival's 50th Anniversary Campaign Kicks Off with FORTUNATE SON Video
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Craft Recordings proudly announces the 50th anniversary of America's greatest rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was in the summertime half a century ago that CCR, a group that would reach sky-high success while retaining a resolutely rootsy, earthbound sound, released their debut album. This marked the beginning of an incredible legacy that was formed over just four years of unbridled creative output (1968-1972). (more...)

Jeff Clayborn Releases New Single CADDY IN THE CAMPGROUND
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Full of grit and howlin' of good times, Jeff Clayborn stuns with his brand new single, 'Caddy in the Campground.'  The rebellious country-rock song is sure to be a hit, impacting country radio nationwide on July 9.   (more...)

BWW Review: ALWAYS PATSY CLINE at Riverside Center For The Performing Arts Soars!
by Jeremy Bustin - Jun 24, 2018

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CAPITOL/UMe To Release Neil Diamond HOT AUGUST NIGHT III On August 17
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

 On August 17, Capitol/UMe will celebrate one of the century's most electrifying live albums, with the release of Neil Diamond's Hot August Night Ill, a live concert DVD/CD Blu-Ray multi-disc set. Hot August Night Ill chronicles Diamond's triumphant return to thelegendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in August 2012.The magical evening  was Diamond's 40th anniversary celebration of the originalmultiplatinum-selling Hot August Night collection that was recorded at the very same venue in 1972. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sid and Marty Krofft to Visit Comic-Con San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Sid & Marty Krofft received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 45th Daytime Emmys and are coming back to Comic-Con. After producing 73 episodes of MUTT & STUFF for Nickelodeon, the legendary producers have just produced two 1-hour MUTT & STUFF specials, and are preparing for the MUTT & STUFF LIVE Tour. Come hear showbiz stories and tales from the 1970s all the way through to the present day.  In an exclusive for Comic-Con, Sid & Marty will give audience members details on a brand new project for grownups that uses ALL their iconic characters from ALL their shows. Its big. Its exciting. And its exclusive for Comic Con! Emmy Award winning actress and Daytime Emmy Social Media Hostess, Carolyn Hennesy, known for 'Rosalyn Harris' on HBO series True Blood, and 'Diane Miller' on ABC'S General Hospital, will be moderating!  (Room 23ABC) (more...)

BWW Review: Gina Gershon Gets Wild in Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Troy Frisby - Jun 14, 2018

'God, you guys are easy,' Gina Gershon joked at Cafe Carlyle, after garnering applause simply for taking off her jacket. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces Additional Performers for 2018 Out of Doors
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Lincoln Center today announced additional artists to the Out of Doors 2018 lineup, with musicians covering genres like country, funk, rock, indie-folk and more. Held in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park and BEYOND from July 24 - August 12, Out of Doors is one of the country's longest-running summer outdoor festivals, offering free music, dance, spoken word and family events to all. (more...)

Chelsea Williams Releases new 7' Featuring HONEY, HONEY with B-Side Cover of Hank Williams' LOVESICK BLUES
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Americana singer-songwriter CHELSEA WILLIAMS debuts a 7” single today -- an original penned song “Honey, Honey” with an endearing b-side cover of Hank Williams' “Lovesick Blues.' Chelsea will hit the road next week making an anticipated return to Texas after a string of successful performances at this year's SXSW Festival. In addition, Chelsea will be on tour this summer opening for Marc Cohn followed by a supporting stint with her Blue Elan label mate, the legendary, Rita Coolidge. (more...)

BWW Review: MISS LITTLEWOOD, Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
by Gary Naylor - Jul 4, 2018

Miss Littlewood pays tribute to a pioneer of British theatre whose work either side of the Second World War did more for what is called outreach these days, than any other figure before or since. (more...)

St. Louis Fringe Festival Announces 2018 National Headline Act
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

This August, the St. Louis Fringe Festival will debut the musical comedy, Race Cars and Romance, written by brothers Klay and Brent Rogers. This new broad comedy, produced and general managed by The Cruxory Group of NYC in Association with the St. Louis Fringe Festival, has captured the National Headline Act slot after previously having four successful readings, spanning from Dallas to Portland. (more...)

David Nail & The Well Ravens Release New Single HEAVY; Debut Album out 9/14
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Chart-topping songwriter and Grammy-nominated artist David Nail has spent the last decade leaving his unique mark on modern country music. Now he begins a new chapter with his new project called David Nail and The Well Ravens who will release their debut album Only This and Nothing More via One Five Sound on September 14th. The project is Nail's first independent release and finds the charismatic singer reaching a new creative peak with a record that matches his adept melodic chops - as heard on #1 hits like 'Whatever She's Got' and 'Let It Rain' - with atmospheric rock & roll guitars, lush keyboards, drum loops, and rule-breaking arrangements. Today he released the video for his new single 'Heavy' and spoke with Billboard to reveal more details about the new album. (more...)

Twang & Round Join The Backwoods Riot Music Festival with Demun Jones, Bezz Believe, & More Across the USA This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Kentucky based AmeriFlow duo Twang and Round have joined The Backwoods Riot Music Festival alongside Demun Jones, Adam Calhoun, Seckond Chaynce, and Bezz Believe that is traveling across America this summer. The Backwoods Riot Music Festival will be hosted by 'The King of Debauchery' Mike Busey and will crisscross the country bringing together the best in country rap music while combining the wildest off-road entertainment show on the planet. (more...)

Madeline Kenney Announces Sophomore Album PERFECT SHAPES + Shares First Song via NPR
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Today Madeline Kenney announces her sophomore album Perfect Shapes and shares the record's first single. Produced by Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner, Perfect Shapes arrives just a year after Kenney's Toro Y Moi-produced debut album Night Night at the First Landing, and proves to be an unexpected leap forward in both composition and musicality. Recorded in Durham, NC in January 2018, five months after the release of Night Night, Perfect Shapes marks Wasner's first foray into producing another artist's work, and the album is permeated by the pair's collaborative spirit, with both artists playing multiple instruments on the record. Dealing with subjects of femininity, societal pressures, expectation, value and self-worth, Kenney stands tall in a moment of musical bravery and personal clarity. (more...)

Courtney Marie Andrews To Premiere New Single At The Fader
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Courtney Marie Andrews' new song, “Kindness of Strangers,” is premiering today at The Fader. “Kindness of Strangers” is the second song unveiled from Andrews' anticipated new full-length album, May Your Kindness Remain, which will be released March 23 on Fat Possum Records/Mama Bird Recording Co. and is now available for pre-order. (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Cincinnati Playhouse
by Laura A. Hobson - Jan 30, 2018

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park excels at bringing musicals and plays to the boards. Its rendering of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux is no exception. (more...)

Indian Ranch Announces Two New Shows, The Mavericks and Lee Brice
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Indian Ranch announced that The Mavericks will return to Webster, MA on Saturday, June 16, 2018 and Lee Brice will perform on Sunday, July 22, 2018 as part of the 2018 Summer Concert Series. Tickets for both shows go on-sale Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10:00AM at www.indianranch.com. (more...)

Peter Rowan's TWANG & GROOVE Featuring Bobby Black to Play Osher Marin JCC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Grammy-award winning Peter Rowan returns to the Center with a collaboration of bluegrass luminaries featuring Bobby Black on pedal steel. This evening offers two legends for the price of one. Fabulous, original and traditional bluegrass music with vibrant harmonies. (more...)

BIG LITTLE LIONS Set To Release New Album ALIVE AND WELL This February
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Indie folk-pop duo Big Little Lions are set to turn helpless apprehensions into hopeless optimism with their latest album, Alive and Well, a collection of songs that manage to capture this moment in time in a way only songwriters can. The group's third studio album, set for worldwide digital release on February 23rd release (Far Flung, via The Orchard), features 13 original songs that deliver their signature folk-pop shimmer with a hint of Americana twang and a new lyrical edge inspired by the growing polarity of our world.Alive and Well is currently available for pre-order in the iTunes store. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH Solicits the Supernatural at Sacramento Theatre Company
by Courtney Symes - Feb 26, 2018

Director Casey McClellan, fresh off of a Broadway World Best Director win for The Diary of Anne Frank, brings the Scottish play to Sacramento Theatre Company with a creative spin on the dark and supernatural elements of the show. For those who are not familiar with MacBeth, it is arguably one of Shakespeare's darkest works and cleverly explores the depravity of the human mind and the lengths that one will go to for personal gain. (more...)

BWW Review: MEMPHIS Gets Houston Flavor at TUTS
by Brett Cullum - Feb 23, 2018

MEMPHIS is a great step for TUTS – a thought-provoking timely piece on race relations featuring a significant number of Houston artists. It's directed and staged well, and the show entertains throughout. (more...)

Americana Duo Surrender Hill New Album Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Sedona, AZ-based Americana duo Surrender Hill (husband and wife team Robin Dean Salmon and Afton Seekins) is set to release its third album, Tore Down Fences, on February 2, 2018. (more...)

BLACKBERRY SMOKE Premieres New Single BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE From Upcoming Album
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Blackberry Smoke's new song “Best Seat In The House” premiered yesterday at Yahoo! Music. Of the song, lead singer Charlie Starr comments, “That song is sort of a sarcastic complaint...we all want what we ain't got. It's not enough to get in, people want front row…” (more...)

Newcomer Vince Youngs Releases New Single MY TURN Available Now
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Modesto-based newcomer Vince Youngs rolls like a freight train through 'My Turn.'  A surefire hit with a pounding groove, raw guitar hook and Vince's formidable vocals - the performance offers equal parts Rock, Country and Blues, all contoured to his deep down-home twang.  The release is impacting Country radio now - and the companion video goes live today.  Available to radio via Play MPE and to fans oniTunes, Amazon and CDBaby, this is Youngs' debut single - and the title track from his upcoming EP.  (more...)

BWW Review: ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Wrangles a Dynamic Operatic Experience at The Long Center in Austin, TX
by Amy Bradley - Feb 1, 2018

With the history of ARIADNE AUF NAXOS as rich and complicated as the melodrama within itself, the reinvention presented by the Austin Opera this season is reminiscent of this Opera's rich history and beginnings. Premiering initially in 1912, Richard Strauss conceived a performance mixing the comedic style of Moliere' with the musically focused German-style melodrama opera. Appearing originally in two contrasting acts, the first begins as a play, and the second transitions into a full-fledged opera with comedic highlights. Historically, audiences were flustered in Munich and London by the contrasting art forms rolled into one night of entertainment - specifically, opera aficionados were loathe to sit through an entire act of a performance, before hearing the opera they were expecting in act two. After a variety of attempts with different versions and audience locations, Strauss' Libretto partner Hofmannsthal proposed a new first act be written to provide context on marrying the dramatization of operatic performance style with less prestigious but entertaining commedia dell'arte. Thus the second version of ARIADNE AUF NAXOS was presented in 1916 in Berlin and despite unsuccessful returns of a few productions, this opera/commedia concoction went on to be performed all over European Opera houses until it's first presentation in the United States in 1925. This rich history and reworking lend well to the present production at The Long Center presented by Austin Opera. (more...)

The Room in the Wood Announce New MAGICAL THINKING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

A Turntable Friend Records has announced the forthcoming 'Magical Thinking' EP from Liverpool-based The Room in the Wood. Comprised of Paul Cavanagh and Dave Jackson, the duo shall present their debut EP digitally on April 20, followed by an 11-track album, to be released later this spring on vinyl, CD and digitally. (more...)

BWW Review: TWANG!! THE MUSICAL, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Apr 27, 2018

A Lionel Bart post-Oliver! flop given a new book and a huge injection of energy just makes you feel happy - and ain't that a good thing! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Chicago (more...)

Country Music Artist Karen Jonas to Release Third Album BUTTER On June 1
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Fredericksburg, VA-based country/Americana singer-songwriter Karen Jonas is set to independently release her new album, Butter, on June 1, 2018. With four kids at home and a touring schedule of 150+ shows per year, Jonas has a full plate. “Whether I'm ?nishing up a gig atmidnight or getting pounced on by my kids at 6:30 a.m., I usually feel like my life is a circus,” she says. “So I started writing songs about my circus.” She shines a light on the triumphs and challenges of that busy life with Butter, which will be available for pre-order beginning April 2nd on Kickstarter (see her website and social media for details). (more...)

Rising Country Star Lillie Mae Announces Headline Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Lillie Mae is excited to announce a run of headline tour dates for this May and June. The run includes appearances at Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, GA, Boston Calling Festival in Boston, MA and Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH. Before the headline dates begin, Lillie Mae will hit the road with Tyler Childers for the third annual Stagecoach Spotlight Tour, held in conjunction with the Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, CA. The full run of tour dates can be found below. (more...)

The Room in the Wood Announce New MAGICAL THINKING EP Out Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

A Turntable Friend Records has announced the forthcoming 'Magical Thinking' EP from Liverpool-based The Room in the Wood. Comprised of Paul Cavanagh and Dave Jackson, the duo shall present their debut EP digitally on April 20, followed by an 11-track album, to be released later this spring on vinyl, CD and digitally. (more...)

BWW Review: L.A. Theatre Works's THE MOUNTAINTOP Climbs to New Heights at George Mason University
by Sam Abney - Apr 15, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr. declared 'I've been to the mountaintop' almost exactly 50 years ago on April 3, 1968. His words, a confident assessment on the future of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, echo with the same power as when he bellowed them all those years ago. Dr. King never made it to the promised land, having been assassinated only one day after his 'Mountaintop' speech. His spirit, however, lives on beautifully in Katori Hall's play The Mountaintop at George Mason University's Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 14 as part of Los Angeles Theatre Works's 38-city touring production. (more...)

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