<![CDATA[My Site - News]]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:28:09 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Finger Lakes GrassRoots Culture Camp Schedule Announced! Music, Workshops & More]]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:10:41 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/finger-lakes-grassroots-culture-camp-schedule-announced-music-workshops-morePictureCourtesy: Dreamspider Publicity
See the full lineup and schedule → www.grassrootsfest.org/culture-camp-1-1/ 

TRUMANSBURG, NY (Press Release) --  Over the past few decades, the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance has grown to be more than just a single event in Trumansburg, NY and this year the latest addition to the roster returns for its sophomore year: the GrassRoots Culture Camp 2017 runs from Sunday through Wednesday, July 16-19, the four days leading up to the 27th annual GrassRoots Festival which takes place July 20-23. Both the camp and the festival are held at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds.

Culture Camp is an incredible opportunity to attend four days of music and dance workshops led by many of the favorite GrassRoots performers including instructors from Donna The BuffaloDriftwoodThe HorsefliesPreston Frank and His Zydeco Family BandKeith SecolaBalfa ToujoursLos TexmaniacsBig Mean Sound MachineJennie Lowe StearnsThe Blind SpotsRichie and RosieBobby Henrie and The Goners, and many more!

Culture Camp Coordinator and co-founding member of Donna the Buffalo, Tara Nevins, says, "GrassRoots Culture Camp offers first hand learning experience with masters of traditional and contemporary art forms, including music, dance, visual arts, and culinary arts in a fun and positive setting, promoting community and the importance of tradition and culture in our society.”

The workshops, along with themed nightly dinners and dances, provide an opportunity to immerse oneself in an intimate learning experience and to enjoy a few extra days of fun before the festival begins. Workshops include fiddle, banjo, guitar, the art of guitar and cello, bass, mandolin, accordion, improvisation, singing, children’s sing song, country songs old and new, cajun songs, songwriting, father and son duo, Native Americana, the spirit of the native american drum, Moog synthesizers, Afrobeat drumset rhythms & concepts, bodhran, scrubboard, triangle, dance, acrylic painting, yoga, youth percussion, and youth square dance. Advanced musicians as well as beginners are welcome! 

"What an amazing experience Culture Camp turned out to be! Rarely is there an opportunity to immerse yourself in music while learning how to make it. The nightly shows in the dance tent were fabulous! The dinner cuisine was superb! My favorite workshops were Songwriting and Duet Singing. I left Culture Camp feeling inspired and energized!" --Phyllis Atwell 

"In all honesty, last year's Culture Camp was a major life experience for me. I was able to work and jam with with professionals, such as Jeb Puryear.  At my level of playing as an adult learner, I never thought that I would have had that opportunity. I received individualized instruction from the very talented Joey Arcuri of Driftwood. I don't think I've put down my upright bass since. I look forward to Culture Camp to rejuvenate the inspiration and motivation for another whole year. Culture Camp is such a beautiful way to ease into the excitement of the music festival....the feeding of my soul through music, education, arts, culture, and friends that have become family." --Ni Lu

"My Culture Camp participation was a combination of learning, experiencing, and interacting with people up close and feeling the joy of what they do and bring to GrassRoots. It's truly rewarding!" --Jeffrey Schriber


Donna The Buffalo
The Horseflies
Preston Frank and His Zydeco Family Band
Keith Secola
Balfa Toujours
Los Texmaniacs
Big Mean Sound Machine
Jennie Lowe Stearns
The Blind Spots
Richie and Rosie
Bobby Henrie and The Goners
Jones Benally
Laila Belle
The Grady Girls
plus many more.....

NIGHTLY DANCES (Open to the public):
Sunday July 16th - Bobby Henrie and The Goners (rarified rockabilly, swing and everything in between)

Monday July 17th - Balfa Toujours - ("Balfa Always", carrying on the legacy and tradition of the Balfa Brothers. Cajun music at it's best.)

Tuesday July 18th - Los Texmaniacs - (Grammy-winning Conjunto band, incorporating elements from rock & roll and jazz while still honoring the roots of Conjunto Tejano)

Wednesday July 19th - Preston Frank and His Zydeco Family Band - (From Soileau, Louisiana, the finest in Creole/Zydeco music)

ALL INCLUSIVE 4-DAY ADMISSION - $125 - This ticket includes four days of workshops plus nightly dinners & dances. Youth (15 and under) $65
SINGLE DAY FULL ADMISSION - $40 - This ticket includes one day of workshops plus nightly dinners & dances.

DINNER & DANCE ONLY - ONE NIGHT - $30 – 6:30 PM each night
DANCE ONLY - ONE NIGHT - $15  – 8:30 PM each night
LOCATION: Trumansburg Fairgrounds, Rt 96, Trumansburg, NY 14886. Info: (607) 387-5090 

Listen to an interview with GrassRoots Culture Camp Coordinator Tara Nevins on WHCU radio → http://whcuradio.com/morning-newswatch/grassroots-culture-camp/

You can find the event on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1766466600330369/FOR COMPLETE GRASSROOTS CULTURE CAMP INFORMATION, THE SCHEDULE, TICKETS PRICES, AND FURTHER DETAILS, GO TO: www.grassrootsfest.org/culture-camp-1-1/   
<![CDATA[Lindsay Ell Makes Debut on Kimmel; Announces Album, 'The Project']]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:07:16 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/lindsay-ell-makes-debut-on-kimmel-announces-album-the-projectPicturePhoto Credit: Joseph Llanes / Design by: Glenn Sweitzer
Nashville, TN (June 22, 2017) – Lindsay Ell made her debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday (6/20), revealing the title and artwork of her first full-length album THE PROJECT, due out in August. The rising star delivered a slew of guitar-soaked performances including current single “Waiting On You” and new album track “Champagne.” Teaming up with iconic Jimmy Kimmel Live! house band Cleto and the Cletones, Ell also performed rollicking versions of “Are You Gonna Go My Way” by Lenny Kravitz and “La Grange” by ZZ Top.  

Watch “Waiting On You” HERE.

Lindsay continues the trek on superstar Brad Paisley’s WEEKEND WARRIOR WORLD TOUR this weekend on the West Coast. For tour dates and more information, visit: www.lindsayell.com/tour

<![CDATA[Paul Shaffer And Richard Leigh Added As Presenters For National Music Council's American Eagle Awards At Summer NAMM Show]]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:04:58 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/paul-shaffer-and-richard-leigh-added-as-presenters-for-national-music-councils-american-eagle-awards-at-summer-namm-showPictureCourtesy: Webster PR
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Press Release) – The National Music Council has announced Paul Shaffer and Richard Leigh as guest presenters for their 34th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, July 13 at the Summer NAMM Show at The Music City Center in Nashville.

The National Music Council previously announced their 2017 honorees including GRAMMY® winning artist Crystal Gayle, singer, songwriter and poet Patti Smith, and comic, actor, writer, musician and creators' rights activist Harry Shearer.

Paul Shaffer is best known for his residency as David Letterman's musical director, band leader and sidekick on the entire run of both Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993) and Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015). Shaffer will present the award to Harry Shearer.

GRAMMY®, ASCAP, and SESAC award winning songwriter, Richard Leigh will present the award to Crystal Gayle. Leigh’s career celebrates hits spanning 4 decades and 9 #1 records including Gayle’s “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” and “I’ll Get Over You.”

Tickets to the VIP awards and dinner are available to the general public.
For more information on VIP dinner and seating, schedule, location details, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities, visit 
musiccouncil.org or contact NMC Director David Sanders at sandersd@montclair.edu.

Proceeds from the event support the National Music Council’s music education advocacy efforts.

<![CDATA[Video Premiere: The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers "No Glory" (Live)]]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/video-premiere-the-eagle-rock-gospel-singers-no-glory-live
PicturePhoto Credit: Jesse Dvorak
Los Angeles-based quintet The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers are preparing to release their new album, No Glory, on July 14, and TDC is proud to premiere the video for the title track. Highlighted by the group's harmonies, jazzy trumpet, and a sensational bluesy-gospel groove, "No Glory," a song about finding God in the country, uplifts and inspires.

Will Wadsworth explains the story behind the song, "
This song is about meeting up with God in northeastern Oklahoma. I was born in Tulsa, and I always go back there in my heart when LA freaks me out. It's about the physical beauty of that area and about how nature often inspires awe. It's really about paying homage to the artist behind it. The song aims to shed light on how there are a lot of counterfeit forms of love in the world, but genuine peace, hope, and joy are still real things to be received."

"When I was young I met my God
In a field of goldenrod.
I don't belong in a big cold town.
Can't hear my Lord in all that sound"

The song is also the title track on the album and Wadsworth explains why it was a perfect choice, "This song has an overarching theme that essentially represents the meta-narrative of the album. The songs on the album are about turning away from empty promises that are laid out by the world and embracing a higher truth. That being said, this song encapsulates the essence of that thought." 

Completed in just a few takes, the video for the song is a performance piece that was filmed at their producer Matt Wignall's home studio which Will says "is called "Tackyland" and is decorated with a variety of things that look like they wouldn't sell at a garage sale. We love it there."

The video captures an intense and spirited performance, something that can be found in their live shows. "I would say that we are a party gospel band that could be enjoyed on a Saturday night just as much as a Sunday morning. We aim to dance, stomp, clap, and shout with you until there's nothing left," says Wadsworth.

As the summer approaches, the band is looking forward to playing for fans on the road. Will notes, "We are looking forward to the Wildwood Festival in Oregon. We're also playing some cool theaters like the Sunflower Theater in Cortez, Colorado and the Elks Theater in Prescott, Arizona. In addition to that, we'll be hitting Ophelia's in Denver, Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco, and a cool instrument museum in Phoenix. So, it'll be all across the board as far as venues go. Looking forward to it!"

"No Glory" is currently available for purchase on all digital sales portals
Pre-order the album, No Glory HERE
For more information visit their official website HERE

<![CDATA[Craig Campbell Contributes Powerful Rendition of "American Anthem" to the 41ST Annual MACY’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS® Score]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:04:23 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/craig-campbell-contributes-powerful-rendition-of-american-anthem-to-the-41st-annual-macys-4th-of-july-fireworksr-scorePicturePhoto Credit: Jason Myers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 21, 2017 Press Release) –Critically-acclaimed country artist-songwriter CRAIG CAMPBELL is lending a breathtaking rendition of “American Anthem” to the 41st annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks®. The country ballad saluting our veterans will be featured in the patriotic musical score, which is synchronized to a dazzling 25-minute pyrotechnic display over the East River in New York City. 
A USO tour participant and longtime supporter of troops, Campbell was honored when Macy’s invited him to record “American Anthem” for the treasured 4th of July Fireworks spectacular.
"It’s a privilege to have been chosen by Macy’s to sing this amazing song for their 4th of Julycelebration,” shared Campbell. “I hope my performance of ‘American Anthem’ shows our love and appreciation of America and those who risked their lives for this country.”

The affecting ballad, composed by Gene Scheer, was first performed by mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves for President Bill Clinton at the Smithsonian’s unveiling of the restored Star-Spangled Banner flag in 1999. Norah Jones also recorded a beautiful rendition of the song for Ken Burns’ Emmy Award-winning World War II documentary for PBS, The War. “American Anthem” recognizes the sacrifices and selflessness of the men and women that have fought on the country’s behalf.
With musical accompaniment provided by the West Point Band, this year’s score also includes patriotic standards and gospel, classical and jazz tunes by some of music’s brightest names including opera singer Jamie Barton and Grammy® and Tony® Award-winning vocalist Heather Headley. NBC’s two-hour national broadcast of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular begins at 8pm ET / 7pm CT.

Campbell is currently playing select shows nationwide and will join Luke Bryan’s HUNTIN’ FISHIN’ AND LOVIN’ EVERY DAY TOUR on August 8. When not touring, Campbell is in the studio working on his third studio album - and his first on RED BOW Records - which features his lauded, moving single, “Outskirts of Heaven.”

For more information on Craig Campbell and tour dates, visit www.craigcampbell.tv.
<![CDATA[Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light Announce New LP; Stream "Nothing To Escape"]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:57:57 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/fairbanks-the-lonesome-light-announce-new-lp-stream-nothing-to-escapePictureCourtesy: Baby Robot Media
Listen to "Nothing To Escape" HERE

June 21, 2017
 (Press Release) - Austin, TX-based folk/Americana group Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light have officially announced their new LP, Nothing to Escape, out August 25. Along with the announcement, the band shared the title track off their new record at No Depression, who called the single, "Certainly a stunner ... the pair has transformed hard-hitting prose into song." 

Erik Flores and Amelia Rose Logan's songs as Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light are like modern dime westerns—gritty exegeses that float elegantly on pedal steel as driven, electric, rocking country. Sometimes the detached hero and the despicable outlaw in their songs are one and the same.
Looking back, principal songwriter Flores realized many of the songs on their new LP, Nothing To Escape, are about his old drinking habits. "I quit drinking a couple years ago,” he says, “right around the time we started making this record. That seems to be a big undercurrent." While Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light’s new album isn't overtly about sobriety, it’s often about the excesses that come along with addiction.

Flores and Logan knew each other from Austin, Texas, so when they both ended up in Los Angeles it was natural to band together and explore the scenes nested within the city. Their songwriting relationship began when they were the last two standing at parties and they'd sing to greet the sunrise. Logan complements Flores intuitively on harmony and strings. Their creations are gentle cosmic country, their harmonies vintage and organic like you'd expect to hear from Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons. While Flores writes most of the songs, he's learned to trust Logan's talents, and relies on her to edit them.  “She can change a word or a phrase here and there,” Flores says, “and it opens up the heavens."

After years in L.A., Flores and Logan were starting a family and heading back to Austin when they got a call from producer Raymond Richards (Honey Honey, Local Natives) about recording Nothing To Escape. Richards’ insight and experience were a perfect match for Flores and Logan. "I have a pretty good vision of where I want things to go musically,” Flores says, “but when I do finally let go and let someone take the wheel, at least part of the way, I'm always grateful." The album took about a week to track, thanks to Richards’ hustle. His vision turns Fairbanks' gentle cosmic country into an experimental wall of Americana sound. "In the end,” Logan says, “he made us sound more like ourselves."

Richards’ expertise at extracting a band's authenticity can be heard in the psychic destination song "Pieces," when pedal steel loops and swells bring the drama to crescendo. What begins as a trot with a snare drum and a jangling acoustic ends in a gallop of voice and electric guitar crashing like waves on the beach, Flores softly singing, "I love them, everyone / I really, really do / I break myself to pieces / and hope they love me, too."

It's clear that Flores and Logan were already exploring varied sonic landscapes. The title track sees Logan take the lead. In a reversal of harmonies, she sings of spiritual freedom, of having "nothing to escape this time." "Revelation" begins to embody Flores' struggles. It's a parable of sweeping change, demanding, "take down them old guitars, ring in the revelation, dust off that piano bench, too," and it relies on dynamic changes to shift gears from folk tale to country soul.

Then, right after "Alright," a song about birth and rejuvenation, "I Strike Again" rolls out in a slow, masterful climax. Sliding along on steel guitar, the song ties the album together in an unlikely way; with the waking realizations of a blackout drunk. Flores wonders gently, in ¾ time, what went wrong, and at the same time wishes the day away. He's taken life at rock bottom and elevated it to the album's high point, elucidating the feeling of shame and lack of control that comes with addiction.

Flores' characters are the best kind of bad— wherever they wallow a party is sure to spring up. Soon the drums are back to a familiar boom-clack and the band is soaring out under the "LA Sky," drinking and fighting (and at the same time wishing to know why). Flores' rock & roll background and the full band keep this album at a two-step pace on happy songs about sad things. "Song To My Bartender" is about giving away your paycheck to a bar that doesn't give you back near as much as a drive through the country with a six pack and a joint.

Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light's Nothing To Escape is an album on the magnitude of Ryan Adams’ work with The Cardinals, early Wilco, and late Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. The intimacy between Logan and Flores bears out reflective songs full of gravitas. Listening back to their tales and travails of chance and imbalance, you can hear the enchantment and desperation of L.A., and the storytelling prowess of foregone Austin legends who also found equanimity. To make an album this great, all they had to do was live through it.
<![CDATA[Ashley McBryde Premieres New Music in Celebration of Opry Debut]]>Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:00:41 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/ashley-mcbryde-premieres-new-music-in-celebration-of-opry-debutPictureAshley McBryde makes her Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday, June 16, 2017. Photo credit: (c)2017 Grand Ole Opry Photo By: Rachael Black
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Press Release) – Ashley McBryde is exactly where they said she’d never be-- working as an independent singer/songwriter in Nashville, opening for Chris Stapleton and Eric Church, making her Grand Ole Opry debut (6/16), and releasing music when and where she wants to. 
McBryde fearlessly lays it all on the line, and it's that honest all-in approach that has led to NPR critic Ann Powers to ask if McBryde could be "among the first post-Stapleton country stars?"
Her drive and perseverance certainly led The Grand Ole Opry to invite McBryde to make her Opry debut Friday, June 16, as her SiriusXM The Highway’s “Highway Find,” "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega," makes its way into the homes and hearts of Country fans the world over. 

McBryde, clad in a vintage Johnny Cash t-shirt and guitar strap with DINAH, the name of her Gibson J-45 acoustic, stitched into the leather, launched into "Dive Bar" while clearly enjoying standing within the hallowed Opry circle. After, her band exited and she asked the crowd who was having their first experience at the Opry. Upon a warm response, McBryde added, "well don't be nervous, you're doing great." She then adjusted the capo on the neck of her Gibson and launched into a story about the inspiration behind her second selection, a song she specifically wrote for this moment, "Girl Goin' Nowhere."

"I was in high school and a teacher of mine asked what I wanted to do when I grew up," shares the Mammoth Spring, Arkansas native. "I said I want to move to Nashville and write songs and sing them." Her teacher responded with an abrupt, “that’s stupid.” McBryde continues, "She said I better have a really good back-up plan." And with that, she stood in the spotlight within the circle and began, "Don't waste your life, behind that guitar / you may get gone, but you won't get far." 

The inspiring track is the second taste of her highly-anticipated upcoming album produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Brandy Clark, Little Big Town).
Just last week, her successful Ryman Auditorium debut at Marty Stuart's “Late Night Jam” of "Girl Goin' Nowhere" left fans and critics raving that the trailblazer is “worth discovering” (Tennessean). 
McBryde is set to finish off summer with a packed schedule of festival performances across the country before joining Eric Church and The Brothers Osborne on the road for select dates in September.
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” is available for purchase here.
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AshleyMcBryde
Instagram @ashleymcbryde 
​Twitter at @AshleyMcBryde.

Ashley McBryde Youtube playlist:

"Girl Goin’ Nowhere" buy/streaming link: http://smarturl.it/girlgoinnowhere

Ashley McBryde's Instagram about her Grand Ole Opry debut: http://bit.ly/2rwItSA
<![CDATA[Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones Release 'Love You to Life' on August 11th]]>Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:54:42 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/lara-hope-the-ark-tones-release-love-you-to-life-on-august-11thPicture
Watch the video for "I'm The One" HERE

Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Female Rockabilly Artist, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are New York’s premier roots rock n’ roll, rockabilly, rhythm & blues outfit. The Ark-Tones are releasing their 2nd full length album, entitled Love You to Life, out August 11th, and they will hit the road in support on August 16th, spreading the gospel of American music wherever they go. Describing their sound, Hope explained to Rockabilly Online “I would say we are a new take on an old sound. It’s been described as ‘pan-americana’ which means we use many areas of early rock and roots music as a creative launchpad. Where it goes from there is anyone’s guess, because while we appreciate old music, we don’t want to write songs that have already been written.” The album will be available initially on CD and digital, with vinyl coming from Germany's Crazy Love Records in late summer. Pre-orders begin August 11th through Bandcamp, Itunes and Amazon.

Standout tunes include “Fast, Cheap or Well Done”, which Lara describes thusly: “This is an old saying that has always resonated with me…the opening line of the song, ‘Nothing in life is free, except advice from relatives…’ is something my mother has said to me for years.” “Calling My Name” details the ups and downs of life in the music business: “This song is near and dear to my heart - I often think of these lyrics when on the road, and try to take my own advice,” explained Hope. Track 6, “Dr. Bartender” was inspired by a friend of the band, who is both a bartender and certified PhD. “This song addresses how many people treat bartenders like therapists, as well as the fact that in today’s economy, you can earn a PhD and still have to take shifts behind the bar to make ends meet.”

Lara is joined by husband Matt “The Knife” Goldpaugh on upright bass and backing vocals, Dave Tetreault on drums and Billy Riker on lead guitar. Guest Hayden Cummings of the Kings of Nuthin’ contributed tenor and bari saxophone over an array of tunes. Love You to Life was recorded at NADA Recording by John Naclerio and produced by the band, with an assist from Jimmy Eppard.

Born from a hybrid of Lara’s former rockabilly band The Champtones, and upright bassist Matt’s international psychobilly act, The Arkhams, The Ark-Tones hit the ground running in 2012 and haven’t slowed down since. Lara and Matt also perform as a duo (The Gold Hope Duo), and can even be found as the country/western entertainers at the one of longest running family resorts in New York, the Rocking Horse Ranch, performing under the name Lara and the Hope'Alongs.

Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones on Tour
6/9 - Kingston, NY - Keegan Ales Brewery
6/11 - New Paltz, NY - Bounty of The Hudson Wine & Food Festival
6/17 - Spring City, PA - 1st Annual Spring City Car Show
6/22- Lake George, NY - Ohana: Luau at The Lake - Pre-party
6/23 - Glens Falls, NY - Full Moon Bar & Grill
6/24 - Glens Falls, NY - Sandy’s Clam Bar
6/28 - Philadelphia, PA - Whiskey Tango
6/29 - Roanoke, VA - Front Row
7/1 - Winston-Salem, NC - Heavy Rebel Weekender
7/8 - Hobart, NY - Private Party
7/9 - Norwich, NY - Sloop Brewing Co. (DUO)
7/14 - Marlborough, MA - Viva East Rockabilly Weekender
7/15 - Rosendale, NY - Rosendale Street Festival
7/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Percy Street BBQ (DUO)
7/21 - Albany, NY - The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Center
7/22 - Woodstock, NY - Woodstock Harley Davidson
7/29 - Lancaster, PA - Retro Fest
7/30 - Glenside, PA - Rockabilly At The V
8/3 - Kingston, NY - Keegan Ales (DUO)
8/5 - Peekskill, NY - 2017 Hudson Valley Expo
8/11-12 - Middletown Springs, VT - Pickin’ In The Pasture Music Festival (DUO)
8/17 - Harrisburg, PA - JB Lovedrafts MIcropub
8/18 - Richmond, VA - Wonderland
8/19 - Kannapolis, NC - Rockabilly Resurrection at The VFW Post 8989
8/20 - Mills River, NC - Sierra Nevada Brewery Amphitheater
8/23 - Paling, NY - Daryl’s House Club - opening for Dick Dale!
9/1 - Cookeville, TN - Muddy Roots Music Festival
9/8 - North Hillsdale, NY - Oldtone Roots Music Festival (DUO)
9/9 - Lagrangeville, NY - Hoptember Fest (DUO)
9/16 - Rosendale, NY - Rosendale Cafe
10/14 - Crooked Smile Fall Fest (DUO)
11/25 - Harrisburg, PA - JB Lovedrafts MIcropub
<![CDATA[Bob Seger's Catalog Now Available for Streaming]]>Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/bob-segers-catalog-now-available-for-streamingPictureCourtesy: bobseger.com
Bob Seger’s iconic catalog makes its streaming debut today. The debut includes twelve platinum/multi-platinum albums as well as Seger’s debut album, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man. Fans can stream their Seger favorites via services including Amazon Music, Apple Music, iHeart Media, Napster, Slacker Radio and Spotify. Listen HERE

 Today’s debut offers one of the most sought-after catalogues for digital music distribution uniting Seger fans around the world. Ten of Seger’s albums included in today’s launch are now available via digital download for the first time.

The debut offers one of the most sought-after catalogues for digital music distribution uniting Seger fans around the world. Ten of Seger’s albums included in today’s launch are now available via digital download for the first time.

The following Bob Seger albums are now available for streaming and digital download:

Beautiful Loser*
Night Moves* 
Live Bullet
Stranger In Town*
Nine Tonight
Against The Wind*
The Distance*
Greatest Hits*
Like A Rock*
Greatest Hits 2*
The Fire Inside*
Ultimate Hits
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man*

*Previously unavailable for digital download.

Earlier this month, Seger announced he and his Silver Bullet Band will embark on a North American Runaway Train Tour starting in August.  The tour was announced June 1st on the heels of his highly anticipated Pine Knob Music Theatre show in Detroit selling out in 9 minutes during the fan club pre-sale.  Special guest, Nancy Wilson of Heart, will appear on select dates.  Bob Seger fan club members have special access to purchase tickets three days prior to each on-sale.  To become a Bullet Club member visit BobSeger.com. Tickets can be purchased at BobSeger.com and LiveNation.com.    

Last month, Seger’s Greatest Hits received the RIAA’s Diamond Award commemorating sales of 10 million units.   In celebration of the achievement, Capitol Records released Bob Seger’s Greatest Hits as a 2LP, double album, in 150gram and 180gram black vinyl.  For a limited time, a 150gram purple vinyl version is available exclusively on BobSeger.com.  Seger’s first album on Capitol Records, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man, was also re-released in 150gram black and for the first time in 150gram blue vinyl

Seger is an inductee of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  The 2015 Billboard Legend of Live honoree’s extraordinary catalogue has sold over 53 million albums and has earned 13 platinum and 7 multi-platinum RIAA Certified sales awards.
<![CDATA[Singular Singer-Songwriter Chris Fullerton Re-Issuing Debut, 'Epilepsy Blues']]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:12:34 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/singular-singer-songwriter-chris-fullerton-re-issuing-debut-epilepsy-bluesPicture
AUSTIN, Texas (Press Release) — Chris Fullerton sings country music bold and brave beyond compare. Epilepsy Blues, the Central Texas singer-songwriter's debut on Austin-based Eight 30 Records (out August 11, 2017), delivers hard truths both elegantly (“Bad Winds”) and effortlessly (“Come to Texas”), and simply stun with candor (“I Feel Nothing,” the title track). “The songs are about my depression and struggle to cope with a medical crisis,” Fullerton says. “A lot are very hopeful about being in a dark place but knowing there’s light at the end of the tunnel and I'm gonna survive.”

The road for an artist living with epilepsy has been paved with dark holes; Fullerton survived with tales to tell. Sharp storytelling guides the journey throughout the new album (“Seven Roman Candles,” “Motel Blues”). “Songs such as ‘Bad Winds’ are just kinda hopeless,” Fullerton says. “The chorus of ‘Motel Blues’ is, ‘I’m taking a westbound train and I won’t be home again.’ ‘Westbound Train’ is a freight-train-hopping saying that means you’re dying. There’s a lot of death in [the release]. There’s also a lot of strange things that are just in my brain on a daily basis like ‘El Paso Spacedance.’”

“It’s hard to say exactly where Chris Fullerton’s Epilepsy Blues takes you, but it definitely transports,” says Matt Harlan, the noted Houston-based singer-songwriter and recent Fullerton convert. “The songs have a time zone all to themselves, filled with sonic wormholes that can send you back in time, out into space or just to some unfamiliar house next door. Although they are rooted in noticeable traditions of country, blues, honky-tonk and folk, listening to these tunes somehow keeps you enjoyably off balance until you find yourself swimming along in their orbit.”

Other songwriters who own their own orbits: key influences Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt, the ultimate lone ranger (Fullerton named his only son Townes for good reason). The stunning combination of these two haunting Fullerton’s work immediately turned heads. “Some albums are such a mind-blowing fine surprise that they daunt a reviewer's skill to summon up heavenly-high praise,” raved Lone Star Music magazine. “Epilepsy Blues, the debut full-length release by the virtually unknown Austin-based Chris Fullerton, is one of those all-too-rare magical recordings.” 

His magic happens quickly. Fullerton is a deep-browed lyricist who chases his muse so fast his pen feels on fire. “It doesn’t take me long to write a song,” he explains. “I know a lot of writers stew over songs for a month, but every one of these songs only took me a couple hours. They usually just come out, lyrics and music both. They’re just there and at all times of the day. I usually wake up in the morning and have something to write musically and lyrically. It’s a constant process to get it down fast enough.”