Legendary blues band Downchild are celebrating 50 years of the blues – and taking the party across North America. Announced U.S. dates thus far include June 21 at Rochester International Jazz Festival (with special guest Dan Aykroyd); and August 17 at Chenango Blues Festival in Norwich, New York. Additional US tour date announcements are forthcoming.
Watch the trailer for the Downchild film documentary, Flip, Flop and Fly, here:
Freekbass, hailed by the legendary Bootsy Collins as “the new spiritual warrior for the funk,” is ready to serve up his new album All The Way This. All The Way That. on the exciting new Color Red imprint on May 31, 2019. The highly anticipated album embodies the past, present, and future of funk music from the creative minds of Freekbass and co-producers Itaal Shur and Color Red founder Eddie Roberts.
In celebration of Joni Mitchell's 75th birthday, the fiftieth anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, and in continuation of her ongoing seven-year exploration of the music of Joni Mitchell, New York pianist and vocalist Hannah Reimann presents a feature-length concert performance of Mitchell's work entitled Both Sides Now, running April 22 to May 4 as part of Fort Green, Brooklyn's Irondale Center On Women festival.
Carlos Xavier is proud to announce the release of his debut album Viva Todo Ahora featuring nine songs that embody the rich history and diverse nature of Salsa music, but with Carlos’ unique take on the genre he loves. From first listen, you can tell Carlos has created an album that will stand the test of time in the same caliber of artists that he was influenced by including Marc Anthony, DLG, Frankie Negron, Luis Enrique, and Michael Stuart.
Shoe Fest is proud to announce the first round lineup for the 9th annual festival. Shoe Fest will once again be held at the beautiful and scenic Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See in Manteno, IL (less than 1 hour south of Chicago), Labor Day weekend (August 30-September 1). Tickets are on sale now with a price increase this Friday, April 19th. Highlights of this year’s initial lineup are multi-Grammy winner and the king of newgrass, Sam Bush and the incomparable singer-songwriter Todd Snider.
In celebration of Ivan Neville’s upcoming 60th birthday, non-profit 30AMP Circuit proudly presents Ivan Neville’s Songbook Live – Piano Sessions Through the Ages on May 2nd, 2019 at Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans. Building on the tradition of Ivan Neville’s famed Jazzfest Piano Sessions, Songbook Live will showcase a distinct collection of songs, stories and very special musical guests uniquely curated to embody, and celebrate, Ivan’s prolific musical career.