June 11 2013
Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall has announced Fall North American tour dates in support of her stunning new album Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon, which is set for an August 6 release in the U.S. on Blue Note Records. The tour kicks off September 20 in Toronto and includes stops in New York (September 24) and Los Angeles (October 11).
June 10 2013
Blue Note Records has signed legendary rock band Gov’t Mule and will release Shout! – the group’s first studio album in four years – on September 24. And in an unprecedented twist and gift to their fans, a special bonus CD will also be included, which includes the 11 tracks from the album but in different versions with each one sung by a different world class special guest and friend of the band. Further details will be announced shortly.
June 6 2013
Blue Note Records, the world’s premiere jazz label, has launched an iPhone and iPod touch version of its Blue Note by Groovebug App, which was introduced for iPad last year, both versions available exclusively on the App Store. Developed by Groovebug, the new Blue Note delivers a rich experience for both jazz aficionados and newcomers alike, providing an immersive way of discovering and enjoying classic jazz recordings from the legendary label. It features a deep catalogue of seminal tracks to stream and a wealth of interactive content from iconic Blue Note artists such as Wayne Shorter, Dexter Gordon and Art Blakey, as well as exclusive features such as Blue Note vocalist José James’ new 11-song playlist of his favourite classic Blue Note tracks from Donald Byrd, Jimmy Smith, Lee Morgan, and others.
June 4 2013
Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, Amos Lee’s fifth studio album, will be released on October 1. Lee recorded the 12-song collection in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Eric Church, Cage the Elephant). The album is the follow-up to 2011”s Mission Bell, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Rock Albums charts and contained the No. 1 Triple A radio hit “Windows Are Rolled Down.”