1FriAugust 1, 2014Jill Sobule
adolescence and the Christian right.
Her recording career began in 1990 with her debut album Things Here are Different, recorded by Todd Rundgren. Her 1995 self-titled album, Jill Sobule, yielded the hit songs I Kissed A Girl (the original) and Supermodel. Since then, she has continued to record, produce and tour with an ever-growing loyal fan base. Jill is considered a pioneer in crowd sourcing, with her 2009 fan-funded record, California Years. She continues to be at the forefront of exploring and creating new models for
artists in an ever-changing changing music industry.
She's performed with Neil Young, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Morello and Warren Zevon and inducted Neil Diamond into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. She can be seen live as a solo performer as well as the co-star of the Jill & Julia Show, an unusual and mesmerizing combination of song and storytelling in collaboration with comedian/actress Julia Sweeney. She also served as songwriter/composer for the hit Nickelodeon network show Unfabulous during that show's three-season run. She composed the music for the off-Broadway show Prozak and Platypus and her songs have appeared in a multitude of films including Mind the Gap, in which Jill herself co- starred. She has been a political troubadour for NPR stations across America and most recently performed original music at the keynote session for Netroots Nation. Jill is a
longtime participant as well as musical contributor at TED.
A veritable gypsy, Jill divides her time between a busy touring schedule and a variety of other projects. The recently released A Day at the Pass finally captures an ongoing collaboration between Jill and John Doe (from the iconic punk band X) and was recorded live at The Pass studio on one fine day in Los Angeles. She is currently recording her next record, Dottie's Charm's - a collaboration between her and 11 of her favorite authors, including: Rick Moody, David Hajdu and Jonathon Lathem, Jill is also working with Steve Cossin (The Civillians), Jim Lewis (FELA) and Robin Eaton (a
longtime collaborator) on the musical, Times Square.
In the words of New York Times pop music critic Jon Pareles, "Jill Sobule can claim her place among the stellar New York singer-songwriters of the last decade. Topical, funny and more than a little poignant...grown-up music for an adolescent age."
She's an American original.
2SatElvis and The Blue Suede Shoes
show detailsAugust 2, 2014Elvis and The Blue Suede Shoes8:00pm $10.00Elvis Prince was born and raised in Memphis Tennessee and won his first local Elvis contest at the age of 10 years old. From 1986 to 1999 he worked in Las Vegas and around the world touring as an Elvis Tribute Artist (ETA.) His style of performing is able to draw younger and older fans because that's what Elvis Presley did as well.
Since 2012 putting together The Blue Suede Shoes Band, the youthful energy draws people to dance and sing. "Along with the soul that we have no other ETA could touch." says Elvis Prince, "People should remember those artists from the past that made music history and made music what it is today."
8FriAugust 8, 2014
Behind the amazing wall of wheeze, drummer Michael Messer and bass player Lewis Wallace anchor the band, providing a firm foundation upon which the manic TDA accordionists can layer huge slabs of sonic mayhem.
With a sense of humor that just won't quit, the one-of-a-kind band blazes through a variety of musical genres -- from rock and funk to polka -- and torches timeless classic rock tunes along the way. You won't believe your ears.
9SatClosed for private partyAugust 9, 2014Closed for private party
12TueAugust 12, 20148:00pm $10.00Project of Dan Clark (The Mighty Chouffe, Justin Vernon's Goddamn Cabin, The Dark Clan, Stromkern, am.pscyh, Ego Likeness, and The Gothsicles) and Dave Norman (Lockjaw, ex-Dark Clan), Magma Dragon is intended to fuse badass american headbanging riffs with fucking epic-ass euro power metal. Sharpen your sword and prepare for battle.
Dethlehem... a band of warriors on a quest to achieve maximum XP and deliver face-melting metal. When their home realm, Ghorusalem (Pittsburgh, PA), fell to an ancient evil, the group of heroes rose together to do battle under the cursed sky! Influenced by melodic metal, progressive rock, maidens in distress, epic solos, RPGs, and delicious ale, Dethlehem brings a unique, tongue-in-cheek stage show to each realm they visit. Huge inflatable sword battles in the crowd, an 8' tall fog-breathing stage dragon, treasure goblins, video presentations, and beautiful maidens are not at all uncommon at a Dethlehem show.
Lyrically, Dethlehem tell their mythos linearly across a series of albums known as "The Ghorusalem Codex", with each song telling of their journey to save their land. "Volume I: Enthroned Upon A Spire" (2009) explained the origin of a treasure-hungry, shapeshifting goblin-dragon named Yagolith and his rise to power over the land of Ghorusalem. Residing in the capital city, Dethlehem (the band's namesake), Yagolith commanded undead armies, ancient dragons, soul-hags and frost giants to do his bidding. Out of this tyranny, the realm's only defense were the warriors of Dethlehem, banded together from across the land to defeat the evil plaguing their land. Returning home after their victory against Yagolith, "The Ghorusalem Codex, Volume II: Of Magick & Tyranny" (2011) finds the warriors learning that their villages had been destroyed by a new evil. Dregmour, a powerful warlock, is opening ancient portals to an unknown shadow realm to unleash chaotic evil upon Ghorusalem. The warriors of Dethlehem once again band together and quest to completion.
Dethlehem has been leveling up, combining metal, comedy, partying, and fun into an entertaining stage show. Since being selected as a finalist in Metal Insider & Scion's Top 20 "No Label Needed" unsigned metal band contest in 2010, Dethlehem has picked up momentum with plans to increase their already busy touring schedule. These RPG-Metal warriors have shared the stage with the likes of GWAR, Gojira, Protest the Hero, Powerglove, Alestorm, The Protomen, Last Chance to Reason, Dio Disciples, 3 Inches of Blood, and more! Plans to release a third album to continue their story are in the works for 2014. Make sure to see Dethlehem in a city near you!
To the most METAL website on the face of the earth. A fitting tribute to the metal gods, the LORDS OF THE TRIDENT.
Who are the LORDS OF THE TRIDENT? Hahaha...FOOL! You are not worthy to gaze upon their might!
Their metal's so pure that only diamonds can scratch it, and usually the diamonds are the ones that end up getting hurt in the end. Their amps are so loud, Manowar knocked on their door and asked them to "please turn down". Don't let your girlfriends near LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, 'cause their music is guaranteed to make panties explode. You think you're bad? While you're watching their sweep picking wondering how they bend space-time to fit all the notes in, they'll punch you right in the face without missing a beat.
ALL HAIL THE LORDS!
14ThuAugust 14, 2014
The 4x Blues Music Awards nominee blends smoking electric funk slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and tight blues groove with soulful feminine vocals. Her incredible stage presence makes her an irresistible force in the music world.
Ana Popovic was born in the war torn town of Belgrade, formerly Yugoslavia. Ana grew up in a warm and loving family where music was very important. Her father would, throughout her youth, always invite friends over for nightly jam sessions where Ana listened and analyzed the deep artistic roots of her music. In this atmosphere, she quickly picked up her father's impressive blues and soul record collection, grabbed his guitar and went to work at a young age of 15. Since then, Ana Popovic has developed into an phenomenal guitarist/vocalist who currently resides in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Today Ana and her phenomenal 4-piece band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues / jazz and rock festivals around the world!
As the founding father of the "Northern Sound", Mojo Perry is no stranger to the guitar. Beginning at age five, he quickly graduated to performing in taverns. Standing out among other guitarists in the area, he released his first recording at age 16. The material had Mojo's distinct fingerprints, a signature sound, and showed exceptional potential. He was virtually always, and still can be, found in a recording studio laying down tracks and developing his craft.
Mojo's first official label release came when he was 23. His brainchild, the "Wandering Gypsies", realized modest success with their record, "The Man". Having authored hits that are still engaging an ever- expanding audience, "The Man" provided Mojo a foundation for inspiration. Setting off on his own path, Mojo resolved to discover the true identity of his music. As a session guitarist in Chicago, he thrust himself into the Blues and often found himself backing well-known artists. All the while he worked aggressively to refine his Art and experiment with Psychedelic music in the studio and at live performances.
Identifying his style as the "Northern Sound", Mojo Perry's first solo recording, aptly titled "Bookmaker", was released in 2000.The album proved to be a workhorse for Mojo and landed him in broader markets. Although he came from the blues, Mojo fused Psychedelic Rock with extreme acid overtones in live performances. His new recording proved that his vision of Psychedelic Blues Rock could be caught on tape. Several songs on "Bookmaker" are highly requested at shows and receive continued radio airplay.
Mojo then graduated from taverns and clubs to the festival circuit, once again sharing stages with artists previously out of his reach. He's considered a favorite on the circuit for his wildly aggressive Psychedelic guitar playing and unerring passion. Yet, Mojo still remained true to his chosen creative path. His 2003 release, "Closer To The Far Away", made clear to new audiences and long time fans alike that he was distinct and cultivating something very different.
Blending Art, Blues, and Psychedelic Rock, and his unique style of guitar playing, Mojo Perry hit pay dirt. National and international attention progressed and his audience grew considerably. He performed his "Northern Sound" nationally and eventually caught the attention of guitar legend Chris Duarte, (Shrapnel Records). A friendship ensued, and they partnered to produce "Echoing Endlessly Inside My Head". While it incorporated his typical fingerprint, the record once again demonstrated Mojo Perry's unique ability to reinvent. Before fans could even ask, "What's next?" Mojo released "Two Equals One"; a stripped down acoustic album that contained an unexpected, raw, sensitive, and brutally honest side of Mojo.
In 2011 Mojo Perry published "Absinthe Journeys", and the album hit a home run! The release generated and intensified international recognition for its refined creativity, songwriting, and the distinct vibe that the album offered.
Between 2010 and 2012, Mojo Perry performed in bars, theatres, and concert halls in Thailand, Japan, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and more than 27 states in the USA; doing all the shows with his now world famous Cigar box Guitar, "Rosie". His outlook for future record releases is at an all- time high. Fans can expect three releases in 2012. The first, titled "Milwaukee", features collaboration with Chris Duarte, (Shrapnel Records), and Victor DeLorenzo, (Violent Femmes). The second in line, "Wonderland"; an Avant- Gard Psychedelic fusion album that will also include Chris Duarte and Victor DeLorenzo but will feature Dove Dewey, (Right From Rona) as well. The third, yet untitled, will drop late in 2012 or early 2013. With Mojo Perry's history of reinvention from song to song and record to record, a huge explosion of Art and Creativity can be expected!
However, Mojo still considers his music to be "underground." Quoted in a 2008 interview in the "Underground Times" he stated, "I come from the underground and I will always be a part of the underground." Many call him a revolutionary in the evolution of Blues... a 21st century blues man.
15FriAugust 15, 2014
Baritone sax player Roger Lewis -- who, like Davis, has been with the combo since its inception in 1977 -- echoes that sentiment: "It's a big old musical gumbo, and that probably made the difference, separating us from other brass bands out of New Orleans. It put a different twist on the music. We were not trying to change anything, we were just playing the music we wanted to play and not stay in one particular bag."
An appetite for musicological adventure, a commitment to honor tradition while not being constrained by it, and a healthy sense of humor have brought the world-traveling Dirty Dozen Brass Band to this remarkable juncture in an already storied career. To celebrate its 35th, the band is releasing Twenty Dozen, the septet's first studio release in six years. The new album, cut at the Music Shed in New Orleans, reunites the band with producer Scott Billington, who helmed DDBB's first major-label release, Voodoo, in 1989. It's a resolutely upbeat effort that seamlessly blends R&B, jazz, funk, Afro-Latino grooves, some Caribbean flavor, and even a Rihanna cover. Twenty Dozen mirrors in flow and feel a vibrant DDBB live set. The disc reaches an exuberant peak with a medley of New Orleans staples, including a particularly high-spirited rendering of "When the Saints Go Marching In." The final track -- or, as Lewis puts it, "the after-party" -- is an audience encore favorite, the ribald "Dirty Old Man," with Lewis doing an outstanding job in the title role. Twenty Dozen, says Lewis, is "classic Dirty Dozen. It's got something for your mind, body, and soul. We're gonna get you one way or another."
Twenty Dozen is also very much a group effort, with each of the members -- Davis, Lewis, tenor-sax man Kevin Harris, trumpeter Efrem Towns, sousaphonist Kirk Joseph, drummer Terence Higgins and guitarist Jake Eckert -- bringing original compositions or arrangement ideas to the sessions. It kicks off with the light-hearted funk of "Tomorrow," segues into the jazzier "Jook" then heads into the party-hearty island groove of "Best Of All." Billington suggested DDBB cover Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music," and the group's reinterpretation is as ingenious as it is fun. The tough, seventies-style soul of "We Gon' Roll" supplies the most serious moment, as composer Higgins pays tribute to the indomitable nature of his fellow NOLA residents. As Davis -- whose own "Git Up" is a smoking jazz workout -- explains, "Just about everybody had a song or something they wanted to contribute. As we started to record the songs and listen to them, each song seemed to fit not just with the character of the individuals who wrote them but the character of the band. We are the Dirty Dozen and it's the overall character of the band that makes the live show work --and that makes this record work. Had we planned to make a certain kind of record, it might not have come out like that. In letting the guys' voices speak and come out on their own, the album turned out this way."
The traditional numbers at the tail end of Twenty Dozen serve as a reminder of how the group, since the beginning, has tried to reinvigorate the standards and build a bridge between old and new. Says Davis, "Over the last few years we have been doing a medley that has included 'Paul Barbarin's Second Line,' 'E Flat Blues' and 'Saints.' It had been going over so well that we thought maybe we needed to capture the spirit of what we're doing with this medley and put it on a record. 'Saints' is one of the most requested songs we do and you have to face the challenge of playing that song so many times. But once you get that started and see the smiles on people's faces and they start dancing to it, it makes you want to do it a little bit more. In the studio, I was envisioning different scenes from our audiences. I'd remember the reaction I would get attempting to get people up to dance, to do certain steps and follow me. It made it so much fun to remember the faces, the smiles, the body movements of the people. To get them up, to get them sweating -- it's always a pleasure." Listening to this new "Saints" rendition on disc has the same effect: it's impossible to remain in your easy chair. Davis considers this and, laughing, imagines a new opportunity for the band: ""Maybe we need to sell this as a work-out CD."
While traditional numbers infused with a DDBB flavor have always been crowd-pleasing staples of the group's repertoire, it's the Dirty Dozen Brass Band's willingness to look beyond the New Orleans songbook and find connections amongst a wider range of music that has endeared them to critics, fellow musicians and a multi-generational, global audience. They've been embraced enthusiastically by the jam-band followers at Bonnaroo as well as by the devotees who flock to the yearly New Orleans Jazz Fest. Acts like the Black Crowes and Widespread Panic have taken them on tour and artists from Dizzy Gillespie to Elvis Costello to Norah Jones have joined them in the studio. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, DDBB participated in the From the Big Apple to the Big Easy benefit at New York City's Madison Square Garden and offered its own response to the aftermath of the disaster with an acclaimed 2006 song-by-song remake of Marvin Gaye's What's Going On. Their music has been featured on the HBO series, Treme, named after the New Orleans mid-city neighborhood where the band had formed, and the group performed on screen with Galactic and rapper Juvenile in Season 2. New Orleans remains a wellspring of musical inspiration and DDBB is a living, breathing embodiment of the continued vitality and evolution of the sounds of the city.
But, Davis cautions, "We've never been the norm, even though we started out as a traditional New Orleans brass band. In the beginning we weren't getting work of any kind, so we thought it was okay to explore other music. That allowed us as individuals to bring ourselves into the rehearsals and that's where we started to experiment. At the time the band started, I was a student at Loyola University and we were all being introduced to other music -- to jazz from the twentieth century and so on. It's impossible to think that you can be exposed to the harmonies that Duke Ellington was making, the rhythms coming from Dizzy Gillespie or the funk being done by James Brown, and then ignore it when you're playing New Orleans music. New Orleans music is all of that. If we had chosen to just put in the music presented to us then as traditional, it would have stunted our growth. Being more than what we heard is what the band was about. "
DDBB enjoyed the opportunity to look back with the 2011 reissue of it galvanizing 1984 debut, My Feet Can't Fail Me Now, but the hard-working band has little time for nostalgia. For mainstays like Davis and Lewis, 35 years have passed in the blink of an eye, as Lewis, who also sits in with several other NOLA combos, acknowledges: "Check it out -- I'm 70 years old, I'm the oldest dude in the band -- I'm the oldest dude in everybody's band, now that I think about it. I don't know where the time went. I guess it's just the music, man, you don't be thinking about all that. I've been in it 35 straight years. The reason why the band stayed together for so long, despite all we've gone through, it's the right chemistry. We're trying to make it do what it do. If we have this conversation when I'm 80, we'll still be trying to make it do what it do."
"As we continue to do live shows," Davis concludes, "the challenge is still going to be, how am I going to entertain these people that are in front of me tonight? You have to make that happen at the moment, and that's what we do best."
16SatClosed for private partyAugust 16, 2014Closed for private party
20WedAugust 20, 2014
Al Anderson (guitar) first joined Bob Marley & The Wailers in 1973, going on to play with Bob until his untimely death in 1981. Al was an integral part of the Bob Marley & The Wailers sound, forever imprinting his guitar solos and production skills on the catalog that has sold more than
75 million records and touched so many around the world.
Tyrone Downie first joined Bob in the mid 70's as a keyboardist, background singer and producer. Tyrone's footprint on the music is unmistakable, and his attention to detail as a producer was also a big part of the Bob Marley & The Wailers sound and success. After Bob's death, Tyrone has stamped his passport in stints with Beenie Man, Black Uhuru, Buju Banton, Peter Tosh, Junior Reid, Tom Tom Club, Burning Spear and Steel Pulse to name a few.
21ThuAugust 21, 2014
Kimbrough's body of work reflects a lifetime of performing, writing and collaborating from more angles than Da Vinci's protractor. True to his search for universal truths, his profound musical knowledge and expert creations reflect years of learning the intricacies of folk, blues, gospel, country, rock'n'roll, punk rock and jazz.
With songs recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and others, Kimbrough's multidisciplinary approach has led to many desirable collaborations in the studio and on-stage with well-known artists, including Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Gomez, Emmylou Harris, the Jayhawks, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Miller, John Prine, Toumani Diabate, Kim Richey, Josh Rouse, Matthew Ryan, Billy Joe Shaver, Todd Snider, Mavis Staples, by fans as a way to explain his masterful performance on the guitar, Kimbrough was recognized in 2004 as the Instrumentalist of the Year by the Americana Music Association -- an award that had previously been awarded three years in a row to Dobro ace Jerry Douglas.
Kimbrough earned his graduate degree on the club circuit shortly after finishing high school. Investing years of single-minded devotion to his craft, Will moved to Nashville with his first band -- Will and the Bushmen -- and was quickly signed to a major label record deal. Following that 15 minutes of fame, Will formed The Bis-quits with Tommy Womack, Mike Grimes and Tommy Meyer and released one CD on John Prine's Oh Boy! Records.
Having spent several years on the road and in the studio with folk star Todd Snider, Kimbrough has also toured and recorded extensively with Grammy winners like Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, and produced a Grammy-nominated CD for Adrienne Young, in addition to producing the noted East Nashville Skyline and The Devil You Know albums for Todd Snider -- two of his most acclaimed recordings.
With 10 artist albums to his credit, Will has released five solo recordings and five albums as a founding member of DADDY, the bis-quits, and Will and the Bushmen. Kimbrough turned ears and earned new fans along with praise from the media for his outspoken Americanitis (2005) album, which cast a critical eye on early 21st century America.
In 2007, Will released EP -- his solo studio recording that revealed a hint of what would develop on his next full-length release. All Music Guide wrote, "Wonderfully written and executed songs: sparse yet full of literacy, emotion and a primitive's attitude to modern invention, though there is nothing remotely primitive about the sound or craft on this short set."
Kimbrough spent much of 2009 working with DADDY, a band he co-founded with Tommy Womack, featuring John Deaderick, Paul Griffith & Dave Jacques. The band released For A Second Time -- their first studio recording and second album -- for Father's Day and have spent much of the year touring and showcasing at major national festivals.
The lead track on the DADDY album -- Nobody From Nowhere -- struck a chord with Jimmy Buffett who ended up recording the song for his new Buffet Hotel album released in December 2009. But Jimmy wanted more, and tapped Will Kimbrough for three other co-written songs on Buffet Hotel, including Wings -- which is also the title track on Will new 2010 studio album.
The songs on Wings invite the listener to comprehend the universe with a modern introspective eye. Exploring themes surrounding the conflict between family and career, love and work, parents and children, the music is based in classic folk rock, with touches of atmospheric guitar, cello, saxophone, trumpet, banjo, Hammond organ.
In early 2013, Will traveled to Key West to work on "Songs From St Somewhere", the fourth consecutive Jimmy Buffett album Kimbrough has played on and contributed songs to. He wrote or co-wrote three of the songs for the collection, slated for a December 2013 release.
Will is also a member of Gulf Coast group Willie Sugarcapps, a very organic collaboration with Grayson Capps, guitarist Corky Hughes and the duo Sugarcane Jane (Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee). Their debut album is being released by Royal Potato Family Records of Brooklyn in Aug 2013.
Will Kimbrough's latest album, his seventh solo long-player, is Sideshow Love, a 12 track song cycle exploring the human heart and love in all its guises. According to close friend and longtime partner Tommy Womack, Sideshow Love is not only the best showcase for Kimbrough's guitar work, but his best collection of songs yet. The record focuses on love in all forms, the ups and downs of romantic love, wistful longing, spiritual wandering and old fashioned lust. Sideshow Love will be released in Fall 2013.
The multi-talented, active father of two continues to make a lasting contribution to every project he produces, performs and creates.
BRIGITTE DeMEYER is a storyteller. She is the blues personified. Each lyric drips with emotion, curiosity and imagination.
The acclaimed singer/songwriter is now ready to share a new batch of stories--inspired by the inimitable spirit of the South--with the release her new album SAVANNAH ROAD, out Tuesday, April 29 on indie label BDM Music, with distribution by The Royal Potato Family/RED Distribution. The 13 songs on SAVANNAH ROAD reel you in after the first note, and then there's the immediately alluring sound of BRIGITTE's voice--smooth, soulful and warm. SAVANNAH ROAD is raw, stripped down and the lyrics read like a novel about life, love, yearning and mystery.
"Savannah Road is probably closest to the sound I've been looking for my whole life," explains BRIGITTE of her sixth album. "It came about organically. It wasn't forced. It is stripped down and spare. You can hear my voice better, and in turn, the lyrics and stories better. It's more intimate. More pure."
BRIGITTE recorded the majority of the album in her own home studio and, for the first time in her career, she self-produced the collection as well. Longtime friend and previous producer Brady Blade lent drums and percussion to various tracks, as well as his highly regarded opinion. "He basically stayed at my house, and gave me feedback when I asked for it," shares BRIGITTE. "He's great because he's not afraid of anything musically. It rubs off...makes you feel like you can do anything. I love that about Brady. He's my brother. I'm his sister." BRIGITTE also brought in acclaimed engineer David Z (Prince, Etta James, Johnny Lang) and assistant engineer Sean Sullivan to help elevate the production.
Besides her environment influencing the sound on SAVANNAH ROAD, her frequent collaborator and songwriting partner Will Kimbrough plays a part in what makes BRIGITTE's music erupt with its soul and truth. "Will and I have strong musical chemistry; I discovered that on my first recording project with him," BRIGITTE shares. "I could describe a sound I wanted and he'd play it. We've been writing together now for over two years. There's a comfort level that's grown with Will that's essential to good songwriting for me. We have a connection. We anticipate what the other is going to do and play off it. It's hard to describe a vibe between folks, but, in a nutshell, we click."
"There's something sparkly about each song," BRIGITTE says about the story told by SAVANNAH ROAD. The title track is inspired by Gregg Allman's book My Cross to Bear. The celebrated musician's biography was BRIGITTE's companion and took her in all these different, musical and emotional directions. It helped her feel connected to him, Georgia, the South, and in the process, connected to herself. "Boy's Got Soul" is a beautiful anecdote about finding someone who possesses or moves you unexpectedly, in which she uses the term "scrapyard lullabies" (a Chris Whitley reference) over smooth, yet haunting guitar strums. "Home Ground" is a poignant, soulful adventure about finding that special place where you can be free. However, it's "Build Me A Fire" where Brigitte's storytelling mastery really comes to life. It's a personal story, an ode her to the hardships her mother had to overcome during the Second World War. SAVANNAH ROAD is teeming with elements of melancholy, longing, and most of all, each track brings its own little piece of the South.
The Southern California-native relocated to Nashville a few years ago and draws inspiration from her surroundings. "There's a spirit here, a vibe in the air that gets absorbed, goes into the music," she explains. "Something about the South, for me. And, an arsenal of amazing musicians to draw from. It's a combo of culture, history good and bad, intense weather, mother nature rules here...I don't know. Maybe it's being a little uncomfortable or on edge...it spurns good songs. You gotta get it out. You also have to rise to the level of musicianship here. There is no greater music city."
That said, she is looking forward to hitting the road and performing her new songs for live audiences. "I'll do mostly new songs, and pull favorites and some obscure depending on the room, the audience, and my mood of course!"
22FriAugust 22, 20146:00pmLive Music Showcase gives upcoming musicians a platform for great exposure. LMS holds events in more than 30 cities across the United States and Canada. The Live Music Showcase brand was built to give performers a chance to gain promotional, performance, networking, and experience with music industry professionals in attendance.
Live Music Showcase is unique in many ways. Live Music Showcase guarantees more exposure to its performers than any other organization. Our events always include a red carpet step and repeat, professional photography, professional videography, professional emcees, and record label representatives at every event.
23SatAugust 23, 20148:30pm $8.00The MOB RULES is a tribute to the musical career of the legendary "Ronnie James Dio". The band formed in August of 2011 to pay tribute to the music Ronnie has created over the course of his 40+ year career. From the early day's of the band ELF, to his day's in RAINBOW, his four albums he sang on when he fronted BLACK SABBATH, plus the songs from his solo career in the band DIO. THE MOB RULES is made up of seasoned musician's hailing from the Chicago area. Ken Mandat (lead guitar) and Rick Browz (bass) are the founding members of the original metal band "DAMIEN THORNE". With four albums to there credit, Damien Thorne has performed in the U.S.A. and throughout Europe. The band is currently working on their fifth album an upcoming shows in the states as well as Europe.Mike Browz (drummer) is also a member of Damien Thorne (2004 to present day). Mike has also played in many cover bands in the Chicago area over the past 30+ years.Brian Buxbaum (keyboardist) is also a member of Damien Thorne (2012 to present day). Brian has toured the states with the Pink Floyd tribute band "Crazy Diamond".Mik Dempsey (vocals) joined the band in September of 2013. Mik hails from the Chicago area and also sings for the band's "HYRAX" and " SAS MONSTER PARTY". THE MOB RULES pays tribute to the legacy of Ronnie James Dio by playing the music as authentic as possible. The band is out to have a good time and recreate some of the music "live" you just don't hear these days.So come on out and be apart of this musical evening and take a trip back to the days of one of rock's legendary vocalists: MR. RONNIE JAMES DIO.
Experience TNT-Chicago, the ultimate ACDC tribute band, and relive the sights and sounds of the world's greatest rock band. TNT's singer captures the sounds of BOTH AC/DC's original vocalist, Bon Scott AND Brian Johnson.
All the guitar solos & licks note-for-note. And TNT-Chicago puts on a show that will entertain you all night long. TNT delivers an unforgettable tribute concert experience.
So come roll tonight, to the guitar bite!
28ThuA Tribute to Walter featuring the Walter Trout Band, Danny Bryant & Special Guest Jon Trout
show detailsAugust 28, 20148:00pm $15.00UK blues artist and Walter Trout protege, Danny Bryant, will hit the road this summer to front Walter's band while the legendary Blues icon recovers from his recent successful liver transplant. Danny's special relationship with Walter is well documented. When a 15 year old Danny Bryant sent a fan letter to Walter almost 20 years ago (after discovering Walter's music in his parents record collection) he received a phone call one evening out of the blue from his idol and thus began a special mentorship and unique bond that would change the course of Danny's life forever. Walter has mentored Danny ever since, offering wisdom and advice freely. From the early days of afternoon guitar lessons during Walter's relentless UK tours, to support slots, recording sessions and sensational jams at major international festivals. Danny is now firmly established at the forefront of the European blues scene, with a grueling world tour schedule, several number one charting Blues albums and endless sold out club shows all across Europe. He was recently described as, "A national blues treasure" by the worlds biggest selling blues magazine, Classic
Danny will be fronting Walter's powerhouse rhythm section. Sammy Avila (keys) has been with Walter since 2001. Born and raised in San Gabriel, California, into a musical family, Sammy cut his teeth on the L.A. club circuit playing with a vast array of musical acts. Michael Leasure (Drums), born in Alhambra, California played with guitar phenom Philip Sayce for six years and the legendary Edgar Winter before joining the Walter Trout band in 2008. Rick Knapp (bass) has played with such legends as Carey Bell, Sam Lay & Bo Diddley before joining the Walter Trout Band in 2005. Together they form one of the greatest blues/rock outfits anywhere in the
As a very special guest Walter's oldest son, Jon Trout, will also be joining this unique tour to complete the circle. Danny and Jon first jammed together earlier this year at London's famed 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, the on stage chemistry between the two was instant for all to see making it a must decision for Jon to be added to this very special celebration of his fathers and one of the worlds greatest blues artists.
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Additionally, Sena was a nominee for the Blues Foundation's 2012 "Best New Artist Debut" Blues Music Award, Blues 411's award for "Best New Artist Debut Recording" and the 2012 "Sean Costello Rising Star Award" by Blues Blast Magazine.
In 2013 for her second recording, Sena teamed up with one of the foremost producers in the worlds of rock and blues (Santana, Luther Allison, Stevie Ray Vaughan, etc.), multi-Grammy Award winner Jim Gaines. The result of their collaboration is a groove-rich exploration of the blues in all its moods. All In truly delivers on the promise of Leave The Light On and places Ehrhardt among the very best and most versatile of current blues vocalists. Throughout, Sena's performances are fresh and incisive, delivered in a style that moves effortlessly from sultry to declarative to passionately forceful. All In received nominations for the Blues 411 2013 Contemporary Release of the Year and 2013 Blues Blast Music Award for Song of the Year for the song penned by Ehrhardt, 'Dreamin' or Dyin'. All In marks Sena's ascendance to blues elite status, is included in Living Blues Magazine's top Blues Albums of 2013 and is one of the most acclaimed blues releases of the year.
2013 also marks the addition of young blues-rock guitarist and vocalist, Cole Allen, to the band who brings forth a contemporary and fresh dynamic to live performances as well as upcoming recordings in 2014 and beyond!
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Starting in 2005, Anna released her first studio produced album, entitled: "Wreck of the Day," featuring the hit single "Breathe (2AM)" under the SonyMusic label. The song propelled to the top of the charts and sent Anna on a nearly four year tour around the world. Featuring her third hit single "Shine," Anna and SonyMusic released "The Shine EP." Both "Wreck of the Day" and "The Shine EP" can still be heard widely on radio and television today, with "Breathe" being featured twice on the hit television drama "Grey's Anatomy."
Wanting to pursue a musical style free of label influence, Anna decided to part ways with SonyMusic in 2010 and in 2011, released her first independently produced album: "Broken Doll & Odds & Ends." Anna describes the album as: "mostly acoustic with haunting and unusual instrumentation. I wanted to release the songs I wrote while I was with Sony before I move on to all new material. I liked the songs too much to just leave them all behind. Now I'm ready to explore new territory."
Utilizing the unique sounds of toy piano, sitar, glockenspiel, oud, mandocello and sweeping string arrangements, "Broken Doll & Odds & Ends" features a wide range of instruments, performed by a very talented collection of musicians. Anna's unique storytelling ability and timeless sense of melody has gained even more notoriety with fans, selling over 30,000 copies during the album's first month.
Presently, Anna is dedicating the majority of her time to writing for her next project. Unlike the acoustic feel of "Broken Doll & Odds & Ends," Anna's next album will be an electric collection of songs, featuring a full band and a bigger sound than previously produced.