ROLLING STONE FEATURES INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS AT RED ROCKS

June 21, 2016

See the Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm's Lively 'Run to Heaven'

Spirited take of cut from Stringdusters' 'Ladies & Gentlemen' was filmed at legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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PBS NEWSHOUR FEATURES ALISON BROWN

June 14, 2016

A banker-turned-banjo player finds payoff in her passion

 

"But I had no idea how I could translate my passion for the banjo into a career. It’s not like accounting or law, every step more or less spelled out until you arrive at your destination; those of us who build a life in music each arrive by a different path."

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PopMatters premieres Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

June 13, 2016

premieres "Leave My Woman Alone"

from Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

"this one is a real country smoker with licks traded so fast your head might get dizzy. Ickes and Hensley can seriously burn up the fretboard with some of the most amazing country playing you’ll hear anywhere. "

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THE PROCLAIMERS ANNOUNCE 28 DATE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

June 01, 2016
THE PROCLAIMERS ANNOUNCE 28 DATE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
The Proclaimers have announced a 28 date North American tour to promote the release of their 10th studio albumLET'S HEAR IT FOR THE DOGS.  Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have over the years enjoyed huge successes across the globe and have carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide.  The emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans new and old. 
For example, the brothers recently celebrated the first win of the Hibernian FC in Scotland in over 114 years. The players and fans sang along with The Proclaimers "Sunshine On Leith" performance after the Scottish Cup victory.
On Let's Hear It For The Dogs, The Proclaimers share their gift for crafting soulful pop songs that are as gloriously catchy as they are a voice of unabashed, heart-on-their-sleeves romantics. The album was recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales and was produced by Dave Eringa (The Who, Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey, The Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild) and features their live band, Stevie Christie (keyboards), Garry John Kane (bass), Zac Ware (electric guitar) and Clive Jenner (drums) with additional guitars by Sean Genockey and an appearance by the Vulcan String Quartet.
The band has enjoyed Gold and Platinum singles and albums in US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and are best known for the songs “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” “Sunshine on Leith,” “I’m On My Way,” and “Letter from America,”. Their tour kicks off in Alexandria, VA and takes them through several dates in Canada and wraps up at Solana Beach in California.
 
TOUR DATES:
9/15 ALEXANDRIA, VA - THE BIRCHMERE
9/16  PHILADELPHIA, PA - WORLD CAFÉ
9/17 NEW YORK, NY - GRAMERCY THEATRE
9/19 NORTHAMPTON, MA - PEARL STREET
9/20 ALLSTON, MA - BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
9/21 RIDGEFIELD, CT - RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
9/23 BUFFALO, NY - THE TOWN BALL ROOM
9/24 TORONTO, ON - DANFORTH MUSIC HALL
9/25 OAKVILLE, ON  - CTR OF PERF ARTS
9/27 CLEVELAND, OH - BEACHLAND BALLROOM
9/29 ANN ARBOR, MI - THE ARK 
9/30 CHICAGO, IL - PARK WEST
10/01 MINNEAPOLIS, MN - CEDAR CULTURAL CENTRE
10/03 WINNNIPEG, MB - BURTON CUMMINGS THEATRE
10/04 SASKATOON, SK - BROADWAY THEATRE
10/06 REGINA, SK - CASINO REGINA
10/07 EDMONTON, AB - CENTURY CASINO
10/08 CALGARY, AB - DEERFOOT CASINO
10/11 VANCOUVER, BC - COMMODORE BALLROOM
10/13 SEATTLE, WA - NEPTUNE THEATRE
10/ 14 PORTLAND, OR - ALADDIN THEATER
10/15 GRANT’S PASS, OR - ROGUE THEATRE
10/17 SACRAMENTO, CA - HARLOW’S
10/18 SANTA CRUZ, CA - RIO THEATER
10/19 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
10/21 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - THE ROXY
10/22 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA - COACH HOUSE
10/23 SOLANA BEACH, CA - BELLY UP

NEW ALBUM FROM GRAMMY NOMINEES ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY THE COUNTRY BLUES OUT JULY 8TH

May 31, 2016

NEW ALBUM FROM GRAMMY NOMINEES ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY

OUT JULY 8TH 

Some things you know are just meant to be, but it was still welcome news for Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley when their debut duo album, Before The Sun Goes Down, earned a Grammy nomination for the Best Bluegrass Album. And with the release of their new project, THE COUNTRY BLUES on July 8th, the pair build on the first one’s strengths to take their unique musical conversation to an even higher level. Fun pervades the 11 tracks, even when the subject matter’s as mournful as the post-romance desolation of Hank Williams’ classic “May You Never Be Alone.” It continues through the powerful Sonny Boy Williamson blues shouter, “One Way Out,” the mixed regret and determination of Merle Haggard’s “I Won’t Give Up My Train,” into the grassy dexterity of their original, “Everywhere I Go is a Long Way From Home.” They mix it up with insouciant funk of “Pray Enough,” imported from the Wood Brothers and the southern rock of Charlie Daniels on “Willie Jones.” Then there’s the jazzy tour de force instrumental, “Biscuits And Gravy,” written by Ickes as a kind of tribute to pedal steel master Buddy Emmons and even a nod to the Grateful Dead in “Friend Of The Devil,” a dazzling staple of the duo’s live shows. That organic approach served them well throughout the recording sessions with regulars Mike Bub (bass) and John Alvey (drums) and a select handful of instrumental and vocal guests that included the likes of Ron BlockVince GillAubrey HaynieCarl JacksonShawn LaneAndy LeftwichRobinella and John Randall Stewart

 
 
TRACK LISITING:
1. Ballad Of A Well Known Gun
2. Everywhere I Go is a Long Way from Home
3. That's What Leaving's For
4. Pray Enough 
5. Leave My Woman Alone 
6. I Won't GIve Up My Train
7. Biscuits and Gravy 
8. Friend Of The Devil
9. May You Never Be Alone
10. Willie Jones
11. One Way Out 
 
 
 
 
TOUR DATES:
6/02 - Quinlan Cafe, Denver, CO 
6/03 - Vaudeville Theatre, Glenwood Springs, CO 
6/05 - Folk and Bluegrass Fest., Pagosa Springs, CO 
6/09 - The Station Inn, Nashville, TN 
6/11 - Wellmont Reginal Center for the Performing Arts Bluntville, TN
6/16 - Mountains of Music, Glade Springs, VA 
6/19 - The Rooster’s Wife, Aberdeen, NC 
7/07 - Boulevard Music, Culver City, CA 
7/09 - Sebastopol Comm. Center, Sebastopol, CA
7/14 - The Station Inn, Nashville, TN 
7/15 - MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove, NC
7/17 - Music on Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 
7/20 - Opera House, Boothbay Harbor, ME 
7/23 - Musicians Against Childhood Cancer,  Lockbourne, OH 
7/30 - The Founder’s Room, Alma, AR 
8/05 - Bluegrass Fest., La Roche sur Foron, FRA 
8/13 - Waldhutte Stetten, Stetten, CHE
8/25+26 - Tonder Folk Festival, Tonder, DNK 
8/27+28 - Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, Waterford IRL
9/10 - The Soda Foundation Steelville, MO
9/17 - Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Bristol, TN 
11/04 - Manhattan Arts Center Manhattan, KS

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