Folk musician Sam Amidon released his new album, Following Mountain. The album features legendary jazz percussionist Milford Graves, saxophonist Sam Gendel, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily and others, making for his most ambitious, jazzy album yet....
The third edition of Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner's Eaux Claires festival was heavy on collaborations between performers, including Vernon and Dessner themselves. Paul Simon was joined by a classical ensemble, and many artists covered John Prine. Chance the Rapper, Danny Brown, Feist, Perfume Genius, Sylvan Esso, and Francis and the Lights were among others who played the festival.
This year's free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival shows in Prospect Park also include Youssou N'Dour, Polica, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Weyes Blood, Moses Sumney, Esperanza Spalding, Lisa Loeb, The Soul Rebels with Talib Kweli, and more.
The fest includes 'Artists-In-Residence' which will have "an assembled cast of notable musicians [creating] an integral creative core, ready to jump in and contribute their talents to announced and unannounced performances across the entire weekend."
This week's BrooklynVegan Blog Radio show on SiriusXMU is dedicated to the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, as well as the 'Day of the Dead' compilation, and includes almost every artist that performed in Wisconsin this past weekend, as well as a few tracks from that Grateful Dead tribute album.
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