Award-winning guitarist STEPHANE WREMBEL will release The Django Experiment IV on his own Water is Life Records on January 23, 2019, the 109th anniversary of the birth of French guitarist Django Reinhardt, who is widely considered one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century. Wrembel, most known for his Grammy Award ® winning composition “Bistro Fada” from the Woody Allen movie, "Midnight In Paris," is one of the preeminent guitarists in the world specialized in the Reinhardt style.
GIBSON announced today, Tuesday, January 15, the release of a limited-edition Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335 guitar. The guitar will officially be unveiled at “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” the star-studded concert event honoring Chris Cornell’s legacy and contribution to music history on Wednesday, January 16 at The Forum in Los Angeles. For more information, visit: http://www.chriscornell.com.
Award-winning Canadian soul-bluesman Matt Andersen recently announced the release of his upcoming album, Halfway Home by Morning (True North Records) — available worldwide Friday, March 22, 2019. This release will include upcoming singles, "Free Man" and "Quarter on the Ground,” which will both be released Friday, January 18, 2019.
GRAMMY® Award winning artist Patty Griffin has announced a headlining tour beginning February 28 in Los Angeles, CA, making her way through historic venues across North America including The Town Hall in New York, NY, and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Tickets for most shows go on sale next Friday, January 18. European dates and further North American touring will be announced soon.
Unfolding its surprises as it progresses, Umphrey’s McGee has always been a creative conglomerate designed to peel back the layers of musical expression and re-define the realm of artistic possibilities. At the core of that lies one Ryan Stasik, a father figure and family man by day; a hard-slapping, trailblazing pioneer of a bassist by night.
A performance from Baxter makes a large venue like Brooklyn Steel seem intimate and personal. The lyrics to his songs feel like a conversation, a musing on life experiences that everyone in the audience can relate to on some level or another. With a mix of soft melodies like “Yellow Eyes” and rock-inspired songs such as “Bad Things,” Baxter put on a show that was multi-faceted and dynamic.
John Prine is selected as one of the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees. The 50th Annual Induction and Awards Gala will take place on June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Of the recognition, Prine shares, “I am thrilled to hear about my induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. I have been proud to make my living as a songwriter for almost 50 years now. I have to say it’s a bonus to be elected by your fellow songwriters. Thank You to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.”