A 40th anniversary vinyl reissue of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s iconic 1972 album Will The Circle Be Unbroken will be released on February 26. The remastering of the seminal Americana record has been overseen by the band, and the reissue will include new liner notes, an essay by the Dirt Band’s John McEuen and an exclusive poster. Will The Circle Be Unbroken features a stellar assortment of guest appearances from legendary bluegrass, folk and blues musicians…Continue
(Blurt Online) Coming March 13 from Columbia/Legacy: Live at the Carousel Ballroom, a previously unreleased Big Brother and the Holding Company (w/Janis Joplin), recorded June 23, 1968 by legendary soundman Owsley Stanley, a/k/a "Bear," who supervised the mastering of this release before his fatal car accident on March 12, 2011, in his adopted homeland of Australia. The release of the album marks the one-year…Continue
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The legendary Bottle Rockets, hailing from St. Louis and extant since 1992, are still going strong and set to release Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With the Bottle Rockets on Bloodshot on Aug. 16. The record was cut live in a 19th century schoolhouse in St. Louis and aims to spotlight "a…Continue
After a stretch of 11 years since their last studio recording, The Jayhawks have come together for the new album, Mockingbird Time. The album contains 12 tracks and will be released on September 20 on Rounder Records. The album will include all former bands members with songs written by band leaders Mark Olson and Gary Louris. Louris will also serve as the album’s producer.
Mockingbird Time was…Continue
(Jambands.com) Bob Weir will headline his first solo acoustic tour this summer. The Grateful Dead guitarist/singer has now added a date to the brief run. Weir will open for country legend Merle Haggard at Charlottesville, VA’s nTelos Wireless at Charlottesville Pavilion on August 4. As previously reported, Weir will play the…Continue
Sandman – celebrated for his unique vocals, songwriting and two-string slide bass – became a prominent fixture of the Boston/Cambridge music scene during the late-1980s. After leaving the blues-rock band Treat Her Right, Sandman went on to form his best-known project, Morphine, in the early-90s with saxophonist Dana Colley. Morphine achieved real critical success, including a Grammy nomination, and became the second act ever signed to DreamWorks Records. The band’s…Continue
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Joseph “Pinetop” Perkins, the blues pianist whose eight-decade career included recordings with Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, B.B. King and others, passed away today at his home in Austin, Texas, of an apparent heart attack. He was 97.
Perkins’ hard, lively playing was made famous on…Continue
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(Blurt Online) The one-of-a-kind mobile record shop, potential live venue, DJ/merch booth and more that is THE THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORETM will begin a roving celebration of the Third Man label's two year anniversary by rolling into Austin TX and setting up shop in various locations throughout the March 16-20 music portion of…Continue
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(Jambands.com) Longtime Grateful Dead confidant Owsley “Bear” Stanley died in a car crash near his home in Australia earlier today. Though his exact age was not known, Stanley was believed to be 75.
Stanley first met the members of the Grateful Dead at an acid test in San Francisco in 1966. He held many roles in the band’s organization over the…Continue
The Felice Brothers will release its fourth studio album Celebration, Florida on May 10 via Fat Possum. The album was recorded in the library and theater of Beacon, NY’s old high school. Produced by Jeremy Backofen, the album is said to be an “exhilarating amalgamation of frightening horn sections, unexpected 808s, ambient synth lines, schoolyard taunts, booming, primitive drum beats, heavy bass lines, piano,…Continue
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Produced by Jones with The Roots' ?uestlove and Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith), 'Memphis' was recorded by Daptone Records' Gabriel Roth with backing by The Roots. According…Continue
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(Press Release) Because you dared dream this might happen one day… Because you went down to the Gypsy Woman and offered up your first-born to try to make it happen… Because there are enough passionate Dead Heads at Rhino/GD who thought it might be cool for this to happen… It’s happening! Coming inSeptember is a gargantuan, beautifully designedEUROPE ’72 MEGA-BOX SET containing ALL 22 SHOWS of what…Continue
Teenagers of the '70s know Kirshner from the weekly music show "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert," which featured live performances from pop acts. But Kirshner's background began when he discovered…