December 18 2013
Multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Aaron Neville will be making a special appearance on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report on Wednesday, December 18th. Aaron will join host Stephen Colbert in singing the Christmas favorite “Silent Night” along side the MusiCorps band. Aaron will be promoting his “Holiday Blessings” fundraising campaign to benefit Children’s Health Fund. For over 25 years, Children’s Health Fund has been providing the highest quality healthcare to some of this country’s most vulnerable children. On Saturday, December 21st Aaron Neville will appear on CBS This Morning – Saturday, spreading the holiday cheer with an intimate performance of Christmas classics from the CBS studio in New York City. This will cap off a great year for Neville, whose latest critically acclaimed album My True Story was released earlier this year.
December 17 2013
Rosanne Cash’s new album, The River & The Thread, comes out January 14 on Blue Note Records and she will be celebrating with a series of high profile media appearances and performances. Week of release, she will perform on “Late Show with David Letterman” (Thursday, January 16), NPR’s “Morning Edition” will profile the album and Cash will be doing an in-store performance and signing at the Barnes & Noble in NYC’s Union Square. Other release week activities include a special live hour-long broadcast on New York station WFUV (January 13th at 8 PM) and appearances on NPR’s “World Café,” the syndicated show “Acoustic Café” and the talk radio institution “Imus in the Morning.”
December 16 2013
Blue Note Records will release the debut solo album from Benmont Tench, You Should Be So Lucky, on February 18, 2014. Produced by legendary producer Glyn Johns, the album was recorded to tape at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and features Tench handling lead vocals, piano and organs, joined by a team of collaborators including a core band of Don Was, Ethan Johns, Blake Mills and Jeremy Stacey and contributions by Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Joel Jerome, Tom Petty and Ringo Starr. RollingStone.com has premiered the lead track “Blonde Girl, Blue Dress” today, click here to listen.
December 12 2013
On March 11, trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire will return with the release of the imagined savior is far easier to paint, an impressive and expansive new album that broadens the palette of his firebrand quintet with the addition of guitarist Charles Altura, the OSSO String Quartet, and vocalists Becca Stevens, Theo Bleckmann, and Cold Specks. Akinmusire’s quintet features saxophonist Walter Smith III, pianist Sam Harris, bassist Harish Raghavan, and drummer Justin Brown—a close-knit group of longtime friends and frequent collaborators that breathes a remarkable collective identity.