Entries tagged with: Rounder Records
photo: Pokey LaFarge at Radio City Music Hall in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Old-timey folk revivalist Pokey LaFarge spent the better part of 2014 on the road, playing over 250 shows throughout the year. He's since signed to Rounder Records to release the followup to his 2013 album on Third Man, and has now announced a slew of 2015 dates spanning Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and North America leading up to his appearance at Bonnaroo.
The tour brings Pokey and his band to NYC on May 6 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today (1/21) at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (1/23) at noon.
Check out the rest of Pokey's tour dates, along with a video of the band performing at last year's Nelsonville Music Festival, below...
Delta Spirt @ Emos' Outside in October (more by Tim Griffin)
As we mentioned they would yesterday, tickets went on sale today for the 50th anniversary Preservation Hall Jazz Band show at Carnegie Hall which will feature guest appearances by My Morning Jacket and many others.
My Morning Jacket's big headlining Madison Square Garden show is now exactly two weeks away and there's still time to not only buy a ticket, but to win a pair from us as well. Band of Horses open the show.
Delta Spirit, who are opening other dates of the MMJ tour, will grace us with a new full length soon:
Delta Spirit announces the release of their self-titled record out March 13, 2012 on Rounder Records. Delta Spirit was produced by Chris Coady at Dreamland Recording Studios - a converted church built in 1896 in Woodstock, New York. The album follows 2010's History From Below and 2008's Ode To Sunshine.Meanwhile, if you don't have it already, you can download and listen to Delta Spirit's very first EP (released 6 years ago) for free in exchange for your email address in the widget below...
"We found the sound that we've been looking for, that we've been growing into, and as soon as we hit on it, we ran with it. That's why it's a self-titled record, so we could connect our identity with what we think Delta Spirit is," says singer/guitarist Matt Vasquez.
Through the recording process the band grew their sound sonically, inspired to use instruments they had not previously experimented with. The album's raucous energy and no-holds barred performances will appeal to Delta Spirit's fan base, which has grown consistently thanks to their explosive live shows.
Fans will have a chance to get a sneak peak of the new material during Delta Spirit's exciting December run of dates supporting for My Morning Jacket. Stay tuned for 2012 headlining dates.
photos by Tim Griffin
"Nathaniel Rateliff and The Wheel winning over the Music Hall crowd in a huge way, and for good reason." - my Twitter
"I hadn't heard Nathaniel Rateliff & The Wheel before last night, but they were a very pleasant surprise. Rateliff's voice, which reminded me of the Tallest Man on Earth's Kristian Matsson, strikes the perfect and rare balance between soothing and powerful. I'm going to buy his record now, and I suggest you do the same. Assuming you like Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes and autumn." [L Magazine]Speaking of his record, I found out last night that Nathaniel Rateliff has signed to Rounder Records who will probably release the debut album by "Nathaniel Rateliff & The Wheel" sometime in the Spring of 2010. In the meantime, you have three more CMJ chances to see The Wheel. Those dates along with more pictures from their set at the BV showcase at Music Hall of Williamsurg last night (10/20), below...
DOWNLOAD: Woody Guthrie - Bad Repetation (MP3)
Rounder Records, in conjunction with The Woody Guthrie Archives, will inaugurate the new Woody Guthrie Legacy Series with a 4-CD boxed set, My Dusty Road on August 25. The original metal masters for these songs, recorded in the mid 1940s by Herbert Harris and Moses Asch, had languished for years in the Brooklyn basement of an elderly woman, stacked in cardboard barrels. Reissue co-producer Michael Creamer, who had learned of the cache from his cousin, took a few of the discs to the renowned mastering engineer Doug Pomeroy. The clarity and presence of the sound was revelatory.The tracks included in the box set are just a fraction of the recordings found with the Guthrie recordings...
Roughly 2,000 metal discs were found in Irene Harris's storage bin. About 150 of those are Woody Guthrie recordings, and the rest are by a host of folk, blues, and jazz artists who recorded for the Stinson label, among them Lead Belly, Art Tatum, Mary Lou Williams, and Burl Ives.That track, "Bad Repetation", is posted above!!
....[Included in the find was] a disc marked "Bad Repetation," dated May 19, 1944, which had never appeared on an album or a field recording. It's likely that no one had heard the song for 60 years.
While most of the unearthed Guthrie recordings are already in print, half a dozen of the 54 tracks on My Dusty Road are alternate versions that have never been issued. "Bad Repetation" - a humorous song whose lyrics were included in two of Guthrie's late-1930s songbooks, suggesting the tune was a crowd-pleaser - is the one true find. [Boston Globe]
Later this year and into 2010, the Guthrie Family - Abe Guthrie, Annie Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Cathy Guthrie, Johnny Irion and Sarah Lee Guthrie - will go on an extensive two-part tour of North America. The first leg includes a Thanksgiving weekend show (a yearly Arlo & Co. tradition) at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 28th. Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 1st.
All dates for the "Guthrie Family Rides Again" tour, and photos and tracklist of the Woody box set, which comes in a suitcase with all kinds of extra treats, are posted below...
DOWNLOAD: Son Volt - Down To The Wire (MP3)
Aquarium Drunkard: The new record seems like it's a combination of everything within Son Volt, all the way back to Trace [the band's 1995 debut] - it seems like something that spans the 13 or 14 years of the band.Son Volt's new album, American Central Dust, its sixth, comes out July 7th on Rounder Records. That's a week after Farrar's ex-Uncle Tupelo bandmate Jeff Tweedy & Wilco put out their seventh LP, Wilco (The Album).
Jay Farrar (of Son Volt): That's interesting. Perhaps that's true. I'm not sure. [laughs] All I do know is that I follow wherever inspiration takes the writing and you have to get away from certain kinds of instrumentation, like violin, in order to really feel like starting to use it again.
AD: The new album has this prevalent dark feel to it - in a certain sense - even though there are songs that escape that. There's this sense of, as one of the songs says, that there's "no turning back." You talked about this being a more focused record, but can you explain how the album title ties in with that?
JF: Basically they are three words that were pulled from three different songs - "American," "central" and "dust." I've done that before, but it seems like that's the best way to come up with a representative title for all of the songs.
Tweedy & Co. are on tour this summer. So are Son Volt. They'll play a co-headlining tour with the Cowboy Junkies in July. Then, Son Volt picks up for a second leg in September. Those dates include a show at NYC's Irving Plaza on September 17th. Tickets are on sale now.
American Central Dust's twelve songs include "Down to the Wire," which is posted above, and "Cocaine and Ashes," a song allegedly about Keith Richards and that incident that happened a few years ago. Album art and tracklist are below with all tour dates...
Alison Krauss & Robert Plant @ ACL 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Rounder Records, a venerable independent label based in the Northeast, released "Raising Sand," and it has become one of its biggest hits. Its multiple nominations were old hat for Alison Krauss, who before Sunday had already won 21 Grammy Awards. But none was for a project quite this adventurous.Pics from their MSG Theater show, HERE.
"We ostensibly come from such different places on the musical map," Robert Plant said in a media conference backstage Sunday. "Alison showed me so much I had never been exposed to."
That Plant is still learning new tricks is a testament to his artistry. That he's not touring with a reunited Led Zeppelin is a sign of enduring integrity. That's a lot of money to be passing up, even if "Raising Sand" did win five Grammys.
But Plant was having none of it. The singer again was confronted with the inevitable question Sunday about his future involvement in any Zeppelin tour.
"How old are you, man?" Plant responded. "Because you look older than me. You try to do 'Communication Breakdown' in these pants." [Chicago Tribune]
TMZ can confirm that Chris Brown just entered an LAPD station, where he turned himself in to police.Radiohead did show up the Grammys, as did an even MORE pregnant M.I.A.. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss took best album (for an album that came out on indie label Rounder Records). Video of Radiohead and M.I.A.'s performances, and a list of all winners (including Daft Punk) below...
Chris is being investigated by the LAPD for an alleged domestic violence felony battery that occurred early this morning near Hancock Park in L.A. Police officials said earlier today they may arrest Brown when they found him. Well, now they know where he is.
According to the female victim -- who cops refuse to identify -- she and Chris got into an argument which turned violent. Cops say when they arrived to the scene, Brown had split, but the woman had "visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker."
Brown and his girlfriend Rihanna were together earlier last night, attending Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party -- and both canceled their scheduled performances at tonight's event.
Brown is currently being interviewed by detectives. [TMZ]
California's Delta Spirit (not to be confused with the Duke Spirit) will be releasing their debut album Ode to Sunshine in "late summer/early fall of 2008" on Rounder Records (home of Robert Plant, Raffi and Ween).