Friday, 18 Apr 2014

Music News

Black Stone Cherry Unveil New Album

BlackStoneCherry MagicMountain 300pxNew York, NY (April 4, 2014) – Roadrunner Records recording group Black Stone Cherry has announced the release of their eagerly awaited new album, 'MAGIC MOUNTAIN' which arrives everywhere on May 6th.

Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden), 'MAGIC MOUNTAIN' will be heralded by the first single, “Me and Mary Jane,” set to impact multi-format rock radio outlets nationwide in mid-February.

Black Stone Cherry commented on the making of 'MAGIC MOUNTAIN' stating, "Not since before our first album have we felt the freedom and confidence that we felt while writing and recording this album. After touring the world behind three previous albums that we are extremely proud of, we feel this album best captures the live energy, honesty and vibe that encompasses our true musicianship."


Austin's Amy Atchley Releases "Where You Go"

amyatchelyAUSTIN, Texas — Amy Atchley’s voice already may be familiar to the public from her work on many prominent national campaigns, but her presence is about to become more pronounced with the April 1 release of her new CD, Where You Go, on Cherrywood Records. On her fourth solo project, the Austin singer-songwriter delivers impeccably crafted originals that fully capture her pop smarts, vocal prowess and accomplished musicianship.

Atchley’s well-developed sense of melody, nuanced singing and excellent piano- and guitar-playing shine on Where You Go. Tracks such as the gentle “Way Out,” the bright, mid-tempo “Sway” and the power-ballad “Someday” capture her ethereal vocals and the dreamy vibe that permeates her work. Drum and piano tracks actually were recorded right in her living room, where she played an elegant 1927 Steinway baby grand.


Oak Ridge Boys Set To Release First-Ever Live Album

ORB BNO cvr 300pxNASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 10, 2014) – Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards as well as garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. Music lovers will experience that excitement on April 15th when their first live album Boys Night Out is released on Cleopatra Records.


Wishbone Ash Tour North America Spring 2014

glassonyonNew London, CT - Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, returns to North America this Spring with brand new tunes from their upcoming release, Blue Horizon.

The group returns to these shores following last year’s annual tour through the the East, Midwest, Northwest and Western Canada, where they delighted fans with high-energy performances featuring a vast catalog spanning 45 continuous years of music-making.

The 2014 Spring tour has been nicknamed “The Blue Horizon Tour” to coincide with the March US release of Blue Horizon and celebrate the return of the band to areas not visited in many years.

“I thought, why not ring the bell to see if our fans in the South and Southwest would come out and join the party,” says bandleader and founding member Andy Powell.


36th Annual Pecan Street Festival

pecanstreetAUSTIN, Texas – The Pecan Street Festival, Austin’s oldest, largest and most beloved arts festival, returns for its 36th year to downtown’s Sixth Street Historic District on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4. The free, family-friendly festival, ranked among the city’s top five by the Austin Business Journal, draws hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations, plus musicians performing on three stages, children’s activities, festival foods and other attractions.

Year after year, Austinites and tourists alike flock to the Pecan Street Festival to shop for fine crafts from jewelry, pottery, paintings and photographs to toys, accessories, furniture and sculpture in almost every medium imaginable, from metal, wood, fiber, clay, leather, glass and stone to repurposed materials of all kinds. Many are equally attracted by music — dozens of Austin-area acts perform from noon till night. Attractions also include a kids’ area featuring a petting zoo, rides, games and interactive activities, and food offerings from healthy (smoothies, crepes) to indulgent (funnel cakes, curly fries).


Squeezebox Mania 8 Sets A Date

Squeezebox Mania2 2014Squeezebox Mania 8 sets a date. The accordion musical festival is once again partnering with Threadgills South to bring a day of live music and celebration to Austin, TX. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8 pm.

Squeezebox Mania comes together every year through the input, support, and collaboration of many different partners. The event draws on the Accordion music genre’s greatest strengths to further its mission of Cross-Cultural awareness. Thanks to loyal live audiences, each year we continue to celebrate the real value of diversity that the music represents.


Oscar Winner Jeff Bridges Joins 27th Annual Old Settler's Music Festival

jeffbridgesAUSTIN, Texas — Oscar-winning actor and musician Jeff Bridges and his band, the Abiders, will join a red carpet-worthy lineup of talent performing at the 27th annual Old Settler’s Music Festival, April 10-13 at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood, Texas. Bridges and his band — named, of course, after the phrase uttered by his iconic Dude character in “The Big Lebowski” — joins the list of 30 top-notch performers slated to appear on four stages in this beautiful hill country setting south of Austin.

Bridges, who earned an Academy Award for his portrayal of musician Bad Blake in the film “Crazy Heart” — which featured a Grammy-winning soundtrack co-produced by Texans T Bone Burnett and the late Stephen Bruton — released his self-titled, Burnett-produced solo album on Blue Note Records in 2011.

Old Settler’s Music Festival 2014 Lineup


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