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Friday, June 14, 2019

Sheryl Crow duets album details

Sheryl Crow’s forthcoming album of collaborations, THREADS, is available for pre-order now ahead of the Aug. 30 release on The Valory Music Co. Unveiling the cover art and full track list today, she premiered “Still The Good Old Days” featuring Joe Walsh.

During a run of European tour dates, she will perform the song on The Graham Norton Show, airing tonight at 10:40P GMT on BBC One. Crow shared, “’Still The Good Old Days’ totally captures what Joe and I believe about getting older…that life is still fun no matter what stage of life you are at, and that living isn’t just for the young.”

Watch behind-the-scenes footage: https://SherylCrow.lnk.to/STGODPR/youtube.

Further elaborating on the project, Crow reflected, “I became inspired to record an album of musical experiences with the legacy artists who inspired me to want to be a great songwriter, musician, and producer. It is a celebration with them, and a tribute to them. Just as importantly, I wanted to work with younger artists on this record, who I believe will pick up the torch and continue to light the way for humanity with their stories and their songs for many years to come. Their music inspires me every day.”

Track list:

1. Prove You Wrong ft. Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris
2. Live Wire ft. Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples
3. Tell Me When It’s Over ft. Chris Stapleton
4. Story Of Everything ft. Chuck D, Andra Day & Gary Clark Jr.
5. Beware Of Darkness ft. Eric Clapton, Sting & Brandi Carlile
6. Redemption Day ft. Johnny Cash
7. Cross Creek Road ft. Lukas Nelson (digital/physical) / ft. Margo Price (vinyl)
8. Everything Is Broken ft. Jason Isbell
9. The Worst ft. Keith Richards
10. Lonely Alone ft. Willie Nelson
11. Border Lord ft. Kris Kristofferson
12. Still The Good Old Days ft. Joe Walsh
13. Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You ft. St. Vincent*
14. Don’t ft. Lucius
15. Nobody’s Perfect ft. Emmylou Harris**
16. Flying Blind ft. James Taylor
17. For The Sake Of Love ft. Vince Gill

Produced by Steve Jordan
*Produced by Jeff Trott
**Produced by Sheryl Crow and Jeff Trott

https://sherylcrow.com/.

Out now: Chely Wright EP 'Revival'

Over the past decade—on projects like 2010’s Lifted off the Ground, produced by Rodney Crowell, and 2016’s I Am the Rain, produced by Joe Henry—singer-songwriter and LGBT activist Chely Wright had used her songwriting as a salve to soothe the emotional turmoil that accompanied her extraordinary journey from Nashville star to introspective storyteller.

Her latest EP Revival is something different. “The fractured state, the fissures that defined me—that was what my records were about, without my even knowing it,” Wright says. “I’m not as broken as I used to be. I can be so happy right now, and I can sing about being happy. Or I can have a lousy day and I can sing about that. Or I can talk about how hard marriage is. All that’s OK.”

The songs were co-produced and co-written by Jeremy Lister and multi-instrumentalist Dustin Ransom. 

Wright explains that they made a point of not letting her veer too close to the tones and themes of her previous music. “Jeremy and Dustin steered me toward narratives that celebrate this idea of, ‘You’re actually the best you’ve ever been as a human.’ That was news to me,” Wright says. “They were able to see, ‘This is a woman who is ready to celebrate where she is at the age of 48. I loved that.’”

On Wright-Lister songs like the duet “Say the Word” and the title track, Wright said she thought "about past relationships I’ve had, and they will never leave me. It’s something my wife, Lauren, and I talk about a lot.

"Those women will be a part of our current relationship, because they helped form who we are. ‘Revival’ is about forgiveness."

“The song also speaks to a hope that I know I’m missing right now,” Wright adds. “I wake up and I’m feeling hopeless about a lot of things in the world and our government, in our public discourse. I like that that song stakes a claim on humanity and healing.”

Listen to Chely Wright's EP Revival here


About Chely Wright:

Wright emerged on the national country-music scene nearly three decades ago. She earned her first major-label deal in 1993; the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Female Vocalist Award in ’95; and her first Top 40 country hit, “Shut Up and Drive,” in ’97. In 2010, Wright released her Random House memoir, Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer, and forever altered the social landscape of Nashville. In the end, her identity as both an artist who embodies country music’s core values—a dedicated person of faith and a patriot, Wright was playing for the troops long before most artists considered doing it—and a strong gay woman made her an ideal catalyst for changing hearts and minds.

Currently based in New York City, Wright is now able to convey the entirety of her journey on her terms exclusively. “That’s my view now—the long game,” she says. “As far as touring, I love it more than I ever loved touring before. I have a lot of stories to tell.”

Track listing:

1. Say the Word (featuring Jeremy Lister)
2. Revival
3. I Will
4. As Long As I’m Your Lover
5. Just When I Need You


Tour dates:

7/8 NYC
8/10 Nashville, TN
8/14 Decatur, GA
8/15 Knoxville, TN
8/16 Charlotte, NC

9/10 Ann Arbor, MI
9/11 Chicago, IL
9/12 Milwaukee, WI
9/15 Newark, OH

www.chely.com

Out now: Bastille's 'Doom Days'

Bastille’s new album, Doom Days, was released today by Virgin Records and is now available everywhere. It includes the new single, “Joy,” as well as “Quarter Past Midnight,” which topped the Mediabase Alternative chart. The band members chat about the concept and making of the album in this new clip.

On June 21, Bastille will perform in Central Park as part of ABC’s “Good Morning America” Summer Concert series. Tickets are on sale now for the GRAMMY®-nominated, Brit-winning band’s fall North American tour. Online ticket order purchased for most of the U.S. dates on the fall tour will include a CD of the new album. See below for itinerary.

In the days leading up to the release of Doom Days, Bastille threw open the doors to its virtual reality house party. At the Doom Days house, fans can explore the many rooms and unlock memories to piece together the events of an unforgettable night. Amazon gave fans a preview of the album with “Doom Nights,” an exclusive pre-album listening experience with 11 narrative clips – one for each song on the album. An edition of the album that features these clips interwoven throughout the release is now available exclusively on Amazon.

The official video for “Joy,” which can be seen HERE, features real CCTV footage embellished by directors Brain Wash and offers a humorous look at the things people do when they think no one’s watching. Last week, the band released the video for another track off the album, “Those Nights.”

U.S. tour dates:

9/16 | Philadelphia, PA | The Met
9/17 | Boston, MA| Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
9/18 | Montreal, QC | Place Bell ^
9/20 | Toronto, ON | Budweiser Stage ^
9/21 | Washington, DC | Anthem
9/22 | Pittsburgh, PA | Stage AE
9/24 | New York, NY | Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
9/27 | Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun Arena
9/28 | Richmond, VA | Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
9/29 | Columbus, OH | Express Live!
10/1 | Detroit, MI | Masonic Temple Theatre
10/2 | Chicago, IL | Chicago Theatre
10/4 | Denver, CO | The Mission Ballroom
10/5 | Salt Lake City, UT | Saltair
10/7 |Portland, OR | Theatre of The Clouds @ Moda Center
10/8 | Vancouver, BC | Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena
10/9 | Seattle, WA | WAMU Theatre
10/11 | Berkeley, CA | Greek Theatre
10/12 | Los Angeles, CA | Greek Theatre
10/13 | San Diego, CA | CalCoastal Credit Union Open Air Theatre
10/15 | Phoenix, AZ | Comerica Theatre
10/17 | Dallas, TX |South Side Ballroom
10/18 | Houston, TX | White Oak Music Hall Lawn
10/19 | Austin, TX | Austin 360 Amphitheater
10/21 | Birmingham, AL | BJCC
10/22 | Nashville, TN | Municipal Auditorium
10/23 | Atlanta, GA | Roxy Theatre
10/25 | Raleigh, NC | Red Hat Amphitheater
10/26 | Jacksonville, FL | Daily’s Place Amphitheater
10/27 | Miami, FL | Bayfront Park Amphitheater
10/29 | Mexico City, MX | Pepsi Center ^
^ Doom Days album not included with online ticket purchase

Out now: Noel Gallagher's new EP; touring America in August with Smashing Pumpkins

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have released the Black Star Dancing EP today. It is available digitally and on 12” vinyl. 

Check out the "Rattling Rose" lyric video here and a performance of  "Black Star Dancing": video.

Noel says of “Rattling Rose,” “It manages to combine the influences of Chris Rea, Chris De Burgh, Mike and the Mechanics and Slipknot FFS!!! I may have eaten too many gummy bears recently … anyway it’s ‘jolly good’ … not my words but the words of David Cameron who literally did the hokey cokey at Soho Farmhouse when he heard it.” ***

Track listing:

1. Black Star Dancing
2. Rattling Rose
3. Sail On
4. Black Star Dancing (12” Mix)
5. Black Star Dancing (The Reflex Revision)

North American tour dates:

August 8th – Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
August 9th – Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 10th – Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 13th – Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
August 14th – Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater
August 15th – Chicago, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
August 17th – Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 19th – Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center
August 20th – Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
August 21st – Alpharetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheater
August 23rd – Rogers, AR, Walmart AMP
August 24th – Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion
August 25th – Houston, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 28th – San Diego, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheater
August 29th – Irvine, CA, Five Point Amphitheater
August 31st – Mountain View CA, Shoreline Amphitheater
*** Some of the information included here may be factually incorrect.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Orville Peck news

Orville Peck - the Toronto-based masked gay cowboy singer who makes Americana music that's somewhere between Johnny Cash, Chris Isaak and Roy Orbison - just unveiled the official video for “Hope To Die.” He extended an international tour schedule in support of the debut album Pony: https://youtu.be/60MHmrtEuRY

Pony was produced by Peck and features the official videos/singles “Dead of Night,”“Turn to Hate,” “Big Sky,” “Hope To Die” and “Buffalo Run.” It is available worldwide through Sub Pop Mega Mart, Royal Mountain Records, and select independent retailers.

See the Vogue video premiere:
https://bit.ly/2KSnNRL


Vogue.com feature June 13th

Track listing:

1. Dead of Night
2. Winds Change
3. Turn To Hate
4. Buffalo Run
5. Queen of the Radio
6. Kansas (Remembers Me Now)
7. Old River
8. Big Sky
9. Roses Are Falling
10. Take You Back (The Iron Hoof Cattle Call)
11. Hope to Die
12. Nothing Fades Like the Light 

Tour dates:

Jul. 05 - Calgary, AB - Calgary Stampede*
Jul. 14 - Guelph, ON - Hillside Festival
Jul. 18 - Field, ON - River & Sky Festival
Jul. 27 - West Grey, ON - Crystal Lake Music Festival
Aug. 03 - London, UK - Visions Festival
Aug. 07 - Oslo, NO - Oya Festival
Aug. 08 - Gothenburg, SE - Way Out West Festival
Aug. 10 - Venlo, NL - Zomerparkfeest
Aug. 14 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Aug. 15 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
Aug. 17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
Aug. 18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
Aug. 19 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
Aug. 21 - Ogden, UT - Ogden Amphitheater**
Aug. 22 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory**
Aug. 23 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium**
Aug. 24 - Fort Worden, WA - The Thing
Aug. 26 - Victoria, BC - Capital Ballroom
Aug. 27 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Sep. 06 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
Sep. 12 - Lansdowne Park, OT - City Folk Festival
Sep. 18 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
Sep. 19 - Somerville, MA - ONCE Ballroom
Sep. 20 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
Sep. 21 - Washington, DC - Union Stage
Sep. 24 - Atlanta, GA - The Purgatory Room at The Masquerade (SOLD OUT)
Sep. 25 - Ybor City, FL - Crowbar
Sep. 26 - Orlando, FL - The Social
Sep. 28 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
Sep. 30 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
Oct. 01 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Oct. 03 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
Oct. 04 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
Oct. 05 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Oct. 06 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
Oct. 08 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups (SOLD OUT)
Oct. 09 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Oct. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry
Oct. 12 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
Oct. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct. 18 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace (SOLD OUT)
Oct. 22 - Dublin, IE - The Grand Social
Oct. 23 - Glasgow, UK - Mono
Oct. 24 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Oct. 27 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
Oct. 28 - London, UK - Scala
Oct. 30 - Manchester, UK - YES (Pink Room)
Oct. 31 - Antwerp, BE - Filter Festival
Nov. 04 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Nov. 08 - Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache
Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Maze
Nov. 10 - Munich, DE - Folks! Club
Nov. 12 - Zurich, CH - Rote Fabrik
Nov. 13 - Turin, IT - Maison Musique
Nov. 14 - Bologna, IT - TPO ^
Nov. 19 - Madrid, ES - Wurlitzer
Nov. 20 - Barcelona, ES - Sidecar
Nov. 22 - Milan, IT - Linecheck Festival


* w/ Feist
** w/ Calexico and Iron & Wine
^ w/ Deerhunter

Bob Mould to embark on solo electric tour; puts out Buzzcocks cover

Merge Records
Bob Mould announced a new solo electric tour in September to support of his latest full-length solo release Sunshine Rock. In addition to the solo dates there will be one Bob Mould Band appearance at Chicago's Riot Fest.

Sunshine Rock comes from a very personal place for Mould, a place found in Berlin, Germany, where he's spent the majority of the last few years. Here Mould would draw inspiration from the new environments.

"Almost four years ago, I made plans for an extended break," Mould explains. "I started spending time in Berlin in 2015, found an apartment in 2016, and became a resident in 2017. My time in Berlin has been a life changing experience."

Sunshine Rock features the singles "What Do You Want Me To Do", title-track "Sunshine Rock", and the Euro-inspired political song "Lost Faith."

Fans can see behind-the-scenes footage from Mould's recording of the album in the Sunshine Rock Studio Session video here, and watch the Berlin video in which he shares an intimate portrait of life his life in the Berlin here.

Also from the Sunshine Rock sessions, today Mould releases his cover of the punk band Buzzcocks' single "I Don't Mind."

In the video for the track, Mould explains, "Early in my sophomore year, two concerts had a major impact on me. The first was at the Longhorn, with Gang of Four opening for the Buzzcocks. I was a huge fan of the Buzzcocks' approach to pop songwriting and also appreciated the slashing guitar of Gang of Four. I was front and center for the entire Buzzcocks set, studying singer-guitarist Pete Shelley, watching his every motion. Legend has it that the entire band was tripping on LSD that evening - I don't know, but many times during the set, Pete did lean down, off-mic, and shout the chord changes at me. It left a deep impression, and I became an even more intent student of their work."

In addition to new music and touring, Mould recently produced the new Titus Andronicus album coming out on June 21. The band accompanied him on multiple dates for a Sunshine Rock tour this year.

STREAM / PURCHASE SUNSHINE ROCK:
http://smarturl.it/SunshineRock

CONCERT TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:
https://bobmould.com/#tour

LISTEN TO "I DON'T MIND" BUZZCOCKS COVER:
https://youtu.be/z9d_61Q-Gb0

Tour dates:

Friday, August 23 - Turin, IT - Todays Festival
Wednesday, September 11 - Cleveland OH - Music Box Supper Club +
Thursday, September 12 - Ann Arbor MI - The Ark +
Friday, September 13 - Indianapolis IN - Hi-Fi +
September 13-15 - Chicago IL - Riot Fest (Full band performance)
Tuesday, September 17 - Louisville KY - Headliners Music Hall +
Wednesday, September 18 - Nashville TN - City Winery +
Friday, September 20 - Birmingham AL - Saturn +
Saturday, September 21 - Atlanta GA - City Winery +
Sunday, September 22 - Asheville NC - The Grey Eagle +
Tuesday, September 24 - Carrboro NC - ArtsCenter +
Wednesday, September 25 - Richmond VA - The Broadberry +
Thursday, September 26 - Washington DC - City Winery +
Friday, September 27 - Annapolis MD - Rams Head On Stage +
November 8-9 - Europa Park Rust DE - Rolling Stone Park
November 15-16 - Weissenhäuser Strand DE - Rolling Stone Beach
Saturday, November 16 - Minehead UK - Shiiine On Weekender
+ w. Will Johnson

Greyson Chance tour dates

Greyson Chance has announced his upcoming The Portraits World Tour, which will start next month. It is in support of his latest full-length effort Portraits, which came out in the spring. The single “Shut Up” has more than 20 million streams across all digital platforms, and was recently performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Chance is also scheduled to perform the song on June 20 for his appearance on ABC’s Strahan and Sara.

A native of Oklahoma, Chance came into the national spotlight in 2010, after a performance of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” was viewed by over 60 million people on YouTube. Debut album “Hold On ‘Til The Night” arrived '11. 

Then, in 2012, Chance released his EP Truth Be Told, Part 1 which included single “Sunshine & City Lights,” followed by 2016’s EP release Somewhere Over My Head, including single “Back on the Wall.”

All U.S. dates for tour are on-sale. To purchase tickets and for further information, please visit www.greysonchancemusic.com.

World Tour Dates:

7/11/19 Seattle, WA Neumos
7/12/19 Vancouver Fox Cabaret
7/13/19 San Diego, CA San Diego Pride Festival
*7/27/19 Jakarta The Pallas
9/06/19 Columbus, OH A&F Challenge
9/14/19 Nashville, TN Outloud Festival
*9/17/19 Taipei Legacy
*9/18/19 Hong Kong Music Zone
*9/19/19 Shenzhen Shenzhen Hou Live
*9/20/19 Guangzhou T: Union
*9/21/19 Chongqing Cultural Palace Grand
*9/22/19 Chengdu Zhengou Art Center
*9/26/19 Hangzhou Mao Livehouse
*9/27/19 Shanghai Modernsky Lab
*9/28/19 Nanjing Euler Art Space
*9/29/19 Beijing Candy Live
*9/30/19 Xi’an Core Space
*10/05/19 Amsterdam Paradiso Up
*10/09/19 Brussels Charlatan
*10/10/19 Berlin Badehaus
*10/11/19 Dublin Academy 2
*10/12/19 London Courtyard Therater
*10/13/19 Oslo Parkteatret
10/31/19 Orlando, FL Soundbar
11/01/19 Atlanta, GA Hell at Masquerade
11/02/19 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
11/07/19 Toronto Mod Club
11/08/19 Montreal Bar Le Ritz
11/09/19 New York City, NY Sony Hall
11/10/19 Boston, MS Brighton Music Hall
11/14/19 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
11/15/19 Minneapolis, MN Studio B at Skyway
11/16/19 Milwaukee, WI Miramar Theater
11/21/19 Cincinnati, OH Top Cats
11/22/19 Kansas City, KS Record Bar
11/23/19 Tulsa, OK Vanguard
11/27/19 Denver, CO Globe Hall
11/29/19 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
11/30/19 Detroit, MI The Shelter
12/01/19 Philadelphia, PA Foundry at Fillmore
12/06/19 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
12/07/19 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
12/12/19 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
12/13/19 Austin, TX Barracuda
12/14/19 Dallas, TX Dada
12/18/19 Honolulu Blue Note
1/10/20 Oakland, CA, New Parish
1/11/20 Portland, OR Stage 722
1/18/20 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
1/24/20 Bellingham, WA Mount Baker Theatre

Steve Miller Band box set coming; on tour now

UME
Steve Miller has opened up his archives for a new 3CD + DVD box set, due Oct. 11 Sailor/Capitol/UMe.

WELCOME TO THE VAULT covers Miller’s six-decade career over 52 audio tracks, with hits and favorites and 38 previously unreleased recordings that span demos, rehearsals, outtakes, vintage concert performances and five newly uncovered original Steve Miller Band songs recorded in the 1960s and 1970s. The accompanying DVD collects 21 live performances, among them rare TV appearances and concert videos.

The box set (also available as a 52-track digital collection), has a 100-page hardbound book of photos, memorabilia and artifacts from Miller’s personal collection, as well as an essay by rock journalist David Fricke.

LISTEN TO “ROCK’N ME” (ALTERNATE VERSION 1) AND PRE-ORDER WELCOME TO THE VAULT: https://UMe.lnk.to/WelcomeToTheVaultPR
WATCH TRAILER/INTRO VIDEO: https://UMe.lnk.to/WTTVtrailerPR

As for performances, the DVD features 21 of them including rare footage from 1967’s Monterey Pop Festival, a Dutch TV filmed performance of the Fillmore West from 1970, a 43-minute September 1973 concert at New York’s Palace Theater broadcast on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert (unseen since the ’70s), an ABC In Concert performance with James Cotton (1974), a performance of “Abracadabra” from Michigan’s Pine Knob from that album tour in 1982, and selections from Austin City Limits (2011), as well as Miller’s intimate 1990 performance with Les Paul at New York City’s Fat Tuesday’s.

This week, Steve Miller Band are teaming up with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives for a 36-city U.S. tour. Miller calls it “An Amazing Evening of Original American Music - Classic Rock Meets Classic Country.”

In addition, Miller will continue his exploration of the blues at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center with “Cannonball Adderley and The Blues,” a spirited celebration of saxophone legend Cannonball Adderley. Set for Saturday, December 14 at JALC’s Rose Theater, the event will see Miller joined by vocalist Brianna Thomas and the Patrick Bartley Sextet, led by one of NYC’s most acclaimed young saxophonists. Tickets and additional information can be found HERE.

Track listing:

CD 1
1. Blues with a Feeling (Live) (1969) *
2. Don’t Let Nobody Turn You Around - Alternate Version (1969) *
3. Super Shuffle (Live) (1967) **
4. It Hurts Me Too (Feat. Steve Miller Band) (Live) (1967)
5. Industrial Military Complex Hex - Alternate Version (1970) *
6. Living in the USA (1968)
7. Kow Kow Calculator - Alternate Version (1973) *
8. Going to Mexico - Alternate Version (1966) *
9. Quicksilver Girl - Alternate Version (1968) *
10. Jackson-Kent Blues - Alternate Version (1970) *
11. Crossroads (Live) (1973) *
12. Hesitation Blues (1972) **
13. Seasons - Alternate Version (1973) *
14. Say Wow! (1973) **
15. Never Kill Another Man - Alternate Version (Live) (1971) *

CD 2
1. The Gangster is Back (Live) (1971)
2. Space Cowboy - Instrumental Version (1969) *
3. Space Cowboy - Alternate Version (Live) (1973) *
4. The Joker (1973)
5. The Lovin’ Cup (1973)
6. Killing Floor (1975) *
7. Evil (Live) (1973)
8. Echoplex Blues (1973) **
9. Rock’n Me - Alternate Version 1 (1976) *
10. Rock’n Me - Alternate Version 2 (1976) *
11. Tain’t it the Truth (1976) *
12. Freight Train Blues (1976) *
13. True Fine Love - Alternate Version (1975) *
14. The Stake - Alternate Version (1976) *
15. My Babe - Alternate Version (1982) *
16. That’s the Way It’s Got to Be (1974) **
17. Double Trouble (1992) *
18. Love is Strange (1974) *
19. All Your Love (I Miss Loving) - Alternate Version (1992) *

CD 3
1. I Wanna Be Loved (Live) (1990) *
2. Fly Like an Eagle - Alternate Version (1974) *
3. Space Intro (1976)
4. Fly Like an Eagle (1976)
5. The Window - Alternate Version (1974) *
6. Mercury Blues - Alternate Version (1975) *
7. Jet Airliner - Alternate Version (1976) *
8. Take the Money and Run (1976)
9. Dance, Dance, Dance (1976)
10. Swingtown - Alternate Version (1976) *
11. Winter Time (1977)
12. Who Do You Love? (1984)
13. Abracadabra (1982)
14. Macho City - Short Version (1981)
15. Take the Money and Run - Alternate Version (Live) (2016) *
16. Bizzy’s Blue Tango* (2004)
17. Lollie Lou (T-Bone Walker) (Live) (1951) *
18. Lollie Lou (Steve Miller) (Live) (2016) *
* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDING
** PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONG

DVD
Monterey International Pop Festival – 1967
- Mercury Blues
- Super Shuffle
The Fillmore West - Dutch TV Show El Dorado (Pik-In) - 1970
- Kow Kow Calculator
- Space Cowboy
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert – 1973
- Star Spangled Banner
- Living in the USA
- Space Cowboy
- Mary Lou
- Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma
- The Gangster is Back
- The Joker
- Come on in My Kitchen
- Seasons
- Fly Like an Eagle
- Living in the USA (Reprise)
ABC In Concert with James Cotton – 1974
- Just a Little Bit
Pine Knob, Michigan – 1982
- Abracadabra
Steve Miller and Les Paul at Fat Tuesday’s – 1990
- I Wanna be Loved
- CC Rider
Live from Austin City Limits - 2011
- Fly Like an Eagle
- Living in the USA

Tour dates:

JUNE
15 - Tulsa OK - River Spirit Casino - Paradise Cove Margaritaville
16 - Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP
21 - Alton, IL - Liberty Bank Amphitheater Summer Concert Series
22 - Dubuque, IA - America’s River Festival
24 - Grand Rapids, MI - Meijer Gardens
25 - Interlochen, MI - Kresge Auditorium
28 - Rochester, NY - Rochester International Jazz Festival
30 - Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
JULY
1 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival*
12 - Prior Lake, MN - Lakefront Music Festival
14 - Duluth, MN - Bayfront Festival Park
16 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion
18 - Baltimore, MD - MECU Pavilion
20 - Lynchburg, VA - Riverfront Park Concert Series
21 - Bensalem PA - Xcite Center at Parx Casino*
24 - New York, NY - Pier 17
25 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
27 - Rangeley, ME - Rangeley Health & Wellness Pavilion
28 - Kingston, NY - Hutton Brickyards
30 - Selbyville, DE - The Freeman Stage at Bayside
31 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
AUGUST
2 - Mashantucket, CT - The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
3 - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest
11 - Albuquerque, NM - Sandia Resort and Casino
13 - Denver, CO - The Mission Ballroom
14 - Vail, CO - Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre
16 - Billings, MT - Cove Creek Outdoor Pavilion
17 - Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewery
19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden
21 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
22 - Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre
24 - Stateline, NV - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
27 - Salem, OR - Oregon State Fair
28 - Airway Heights, WA - Northern Quest Resort & Casino
30 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle
31 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle
* Steve Miller Band only

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Andy Grammer returns with 'Naive' next month

Acclaimed multi-platinum selling pop singer and songwriter Andy Grammer announces North American headlining tour. The tour will begin in September in San Diego. See full tour routing below. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 14 at 10 AM are available for pre-sale today HERE.

Grammer’s fourth studio album, Naive (S-Curve/BMG) set to be released on July 26. Andy will make his fourth appearance on the TODAY Summer Concert Series on the day of release. Ahead of that, he is set to perform on A Radio Disney Music Celebration on June 16 and the fifth annual Sports Humanitarian Awardson ESPN on July 18.

PRE-ORDER Naive HERE

“Don’t Give Up On Me” went to #1 on the iTunes Pop Chart and has over 60 million total streams. The track also charted on the Spotify Viral 50 in multiple countries, and was added to Spotify’s Today's Top Hits as well as Spotify’s Top 200 US chart. Andy continues to dominate Adult Pop Radio with “Don’t Give Up On Me,” as the single hits Top 15 and has now spent seven weeks on the Shazam U.S. Top 100 chart.

“I have been labeled the positive guy for my entire career. The truth is that I am. But the positive guy is way more three dimensional than the world gives him credit for. Unfortunately, the word positive comes with the after taste of - simple, sweet, and naive. To me, optimism is a full on war that’s fought everyday. It’s hard to stay positive when so much around us is negative. The word positive to me feels way more rebellious, persistent, heroic. This album digs into the story behind the smile, said Grammer.

Andy recently performed a sing along with the PS22 Chorus of Public School 22 in New York. The chorus has performed with a multitude of musical acts (e.g. Katy Perry, O.A.R and Carrie Underwood) and has had celebrated appearances on numerous national and international broadcasts throughout the years after its videos gained worldwide attention. Watch the moving performance of “Don’t Give Up On Me” HERE, which has received over 30 million views.

Tour dates:

Sept 2 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Sept 3 Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona University
Sept 5 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Sept 6 Rohnert Park, CA Green Music Center at Sonoma State University
Sept 7 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Sept 11 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Sept 12 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Sept 14 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre
Sept 15 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
Sept 18 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Sept 20 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Sept 22 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
Sept 24 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Sept 26 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Sept 28 New York, NY Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
Sept 29 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
Oct 1 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
Oct 2 Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse
Oct 4 Durham, NC Carolina Theatre
Oct 5 Charleston, SC Music Farm
Oct 6 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
Oct 8 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
Oct 9 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
Oct 10 Birmingham, AL Iron City
Oct 11 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Oct 13 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Oct 14 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Oct 15 Oklahoma City, OK The Jones Assembly
Oct 17 Knoxville, TN The Mill & Mine
Oct 20 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre
Oct 21 Milwaukee, WI Tuner Hall Ballroom
Oct 25 MC Kees Rocks, PA Roxian Theatre
Oct 27 Richmond, VA The National
Oct 30 Providence, RI The Strand
Nov 1 Boston, MA House of Blues

The Bird and The Bee take on Van Halen for new album

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photo: Grandstand PR
d The Bee celebrate another legendary act with the release of Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen, a collection of covers by David Lee Roth-era Van Halen. The indie-pop duo of vocalist Inara George and multi-instrumentalist, Grammy winning producer/songwriter Greg Kurstin also just released a rework of "Ain't Talking 'Bout Love," from Van Halen's 1987 self-titled debut.

This is the second track available off the album, having recently released "Panama." The album is out Aug. 2 on No Expectations/Release Me Records.

The duo will embark on a North American tour kicking off in Los Angeles. This special one-off performance will feature Dave Grohl on drums and Justin Meldel-Johnsen on bass. Full  tour dates below.

The fifth full-length follows 2015's Recreational Love and 2010's Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates. 

Back in 2009, the release Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future included an original song called "Diamond Dave" which revolves around David Lee Roth, and a re-recorded piano/vocal version appears on the forthcoming album. The record also includes a super meta moment of a band covering a band's cover by including "You Really Got Me," The Kinks song recorded by Van Halen.

"When I want to listen to hard-rock music there's still nothing that hits me like they do," Kurstin notes. "Every time I hear them it takes me back to when I first found them on the radio, and it felt so dangerous to me-like they were from a whole other world. It would be so great if people who would never usually listen to Van Halen heard this record, and then ended falling in love with them too." "I remember being 10-years-old and seeing their videos and feeling both excited and totally terrified-I responded to them in this very visceral way," adds George.

Following the Aug. 2 Los Angeles performance, the tour continues sans Greg, with stops in Chicago, Brooklyn, Atlanta and more before culminating in a performance on Aug. 30 at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. Supporting Inara for these dates, and playing in her band, will be Alex Lilly and Samantha Sidley. Barbara Gruska and Vikram Devasthali will be playing in each act, the former on drums and the latter playing guitar and trombone, while Inara will be taking on singing duties in the opening acts, as well.

Track listing: 

1. Runnin' With The Devil
2. Panama
3. Hot For Teacher
4. Eruption
5. Jump
6. Ain't Talking 'Bout Love
7. Jamie's Cryin'
8. Unchained
9. You Really Got Me
10. Diamond Dave

Tour Dates:

08/02/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford Theater # - TICKETS
08/11/19 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club * - TICKETS
08/12/19 - Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village * - TICKETS
08/14/19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre * - TICKETS
08/15/19 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre * - TICKETS
08/16/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live * - TICKETS
08/17/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere * -TICKETS
08/20/19 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle * - TICKETS
08/21/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 * - TICKETS
08/22/19 - Birmingham, AL @ The Saturn * - TICKETS
08/24/19 - Dallas, TX @ Trees * - TICKETS
08/25/19 - Austin, TX @ Parish * - TICKETS
08/28/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom * - TICKETS
08/29/19 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah * - TICKETS
08/30/19 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop * ^ - TICKETS
# = featuring Dave Grohl on drums and Justin Meldel-Johnsen on bass
* = support from Samantha Sidley and Alex Lilly
^ = additional support from DJ Aaron Exelson

Kenny Wayne Shepherd news

More than 20 since his debut album was released, Kenny Wayne Shepherd continues to top the charts. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band’s The Traveler (Concord Records) debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues chart and #1 on the Americana/Folk chart this week. It is also #3 on Top Current Rock Albums, in the Top Ten on Current Physical Albums and Top Current Albums charts, and debuted in the Billboard 200.

This is Kenny’s ninth album to hit #1 on the Billboard Blues chart. A new recording of Kenny’s break-out single “Blue On Black,” originally released in 1997, is also currently #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart. The new recording features Kenny, Five Finger Death Punch, Brian May, and Brantley Gilbert, with all proceeds going to the Gary Sinise Foundation in support of First Responders.

The Traveler includes new originals plus covers of Buffalo Springfield’s “Mr. Soul” and Joe Walsh’s “Turn To Stone.”

Watch the “Women Like You” video here: https://found.ee/KWSB_WomanYT
Listen to “Tailwind” here: https://found.ee/KWSB_Tailwind
Go behind the scenes with this short film on the making of the album here: https://found.ee/KWSB_TravelerMakingOf

The Traveler features Kenny, vocalist Noah Hunt, drummer Chris “Whipper” Layton, bassist Kevin McCormick, and keyboardists Jimmy McGorman and Joe Krown. It was co-produced by Shepherd and Marshall Altman.

Shepherd and Hunt recently performed a live session for Paste Magazine and sat down for an intimate Q&A in front of a live audience in NYC last week as part of the Backstory Events series, streamed by Guitar World.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will also be touring from June-August, including several co-headline shows with Buddy Guy. Full itinerary is below.

Track Listing:

1. Woman Like You
2. Long Time Running
3. I Want You
4. Tailwind
5. Gravity
6. We All Alright
7. Take It On Home
8. Mr. Soul
9. Better With Time
10. Turn To Stone

Tour dates:

*June 13 – Rochester Hills, MI / Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
June 14 – Fort Wayne, IN / Performance Pavilion
June 15 – Buffalo, MI / Four Winds Casino Resort
*June 16 – Cincinnati, OH / PNC Pavilion
*June 18 – Red Bank, NJ / Hackensack Meridian Health Center @ Count Basie Center
*June 19 – Westbury, NY / NYCB Theatre at Westbury
*June 20 – Hampton NH / Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
*June 21 – Providence, RI / Bold Point Park
*June 22 – Westbrook, ME / Maine Savings at Pavilion at Rock Row
*June 23 – Vienna, VA / Filene Center
June 29 – Berlin, DE / Verti Music Hall
June 30 – Loket, CZ / Loket Castle
July 1 – Bochum, DE / RuhrCongress Bochum
July 2 – Montreux, CH / Montreux Jazz Festival
July 3 – Hamburg, DE / Stadtpark
July 5 – Bensheim, DE / Musiktheater
July 6 – Gaildorf, DE / BluesFest at Schwabisch Hall
July 7 – Chiari, IT / Chiari Blues Festival
July 9 – Munich, DE / Tollwood Festival
July 10 – Zurich / Kaufleuten
July 12 – Suwalki, PL / Suwalki Blues Festival
July 13 – Rotterdam, NE / North Sea Jazz Festival
July 16 – Edinburgh, UK / Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
July 17 – Newcastle, UK / Boiler Shop
July 18 – Sheffield, UK / The Leadmill
July 19 – Salisbury, UK / City Hall
July 20 – Maidstone, Kent, UK – Ramblin’ Man Fair
July 21 – Peer, BE – Blues Peer
July 26 – Batavia, NY / Batavia Downs Gaming
July 27 – Atlantic City, NJ / Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
*August 22 - Milwaukee, WI / Riverside Theater
*August 24 - Louisville, KY / Iroquois Amphitheater
*August 27 - Wichita, KS/ Cotillion Ballroom
*August 28 - Omaha, NE / Ralston Arena
*August 29 - Mankato, MN / Vetter Stone Amphitheater
*August 30 - Cedar Rapids / IA McGrath Amphitheatre
* = Co-Headline With Buddy Guy

Creedence Clearwater Revival's Woodstock '69 performance getting a new release

Craft Recordings will release Live At Woodstock - Creedence Clearwater Revival’s full, hour-long performance from the historic festival. Out Aug. 2, it will be available as a 2LP vinyl set, housed in a gatefold jacket, as well as on CD and digital platforms (including hi-res 96/24). Fans can preview the album with the first digital single, “Born on the Bayou,” available on iTunes and streaming services.

In August of 1969, as they took the stage at Woodstock, Creedence Clearwater Revival were at the peak of an incomparably prolific year, and on the verge of becoming one of the biggest bands in the world. Their Southern-steeped sound (which brazenly stood out from the reigning psychedelia of the day) was a mainstay on the airwaves, thanks to hit singles “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” and “Green River,” while the band was playing shows to packed crowds across North America. Just eight months earlier, John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford, and Stu Cook released their second LP, Bayou Country, following the modest success of their 1968 self-titled debut.

By late spring, the album had broken into the Billboard Top Ten. Astonishingly, the band would release two more Top Ten albums before the end of 1969: Green River, which hit stores just a few weeks before Woodstock (and became their first Number One record), followed byWilly and the Poor Boys, in November.

Creedence were slotted for a prime Saturday night spot at Woodstock, following the Grateful Dead. Highly in demand, the band had headlined many of the larger festivals that summer, including the Atlantic City Pop Festival, the Newport Pop Festival in Northridge, CA, as well as main stages in Atlanta and Denver. To many artists, the three-day concert in Upstate New York was seemingly just another stop on the tour; little did they know that Woodstock would become a defining moment in pop-culture history. Creedence took the stage later than planned, in the wake of an extra-long set by the Dead.

It was after midnight on Sunday, August 17th, and many of the attendees had retired to their tents. CCR declined to be included in the 1970 documentaryWoodstock and the film’s soundtrack album, despite a searing performance on stage. Unfortunately, because of their absence from the film and soundtrack, it is easy to forget that CCR was a top-billed act at Woodstock—let alone even at the festival.

Now, 50 years later, Live at Woodstock offers fans a front-row seat to relive Creedence Clearwater Revival’s stirring, hour-long set as it was performed that night. Kicking off with “Born on the Bayou,” the album features the band’s biggest singles of the day, plus selections off their first three LPs, including “Commotion,” “Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won’t Do)” and “Bootleg.” Full of creative energy, John, Tom, Stu, and Doug delve deep into their music, playing extended improvisations of “I Put a Spell on You,” “Keep on Chooglin’” and “Suzie Q.”

Following their performance at Woodstock, Creedence ended 1969 on a high note: making their second appearance of the year on The Ed Sullivan Show, dropping the anthemic single “Fortunate Son” (which recording would go on to be added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”), and recording their fifth studio album, Cosmo’s Factory, which would be released in 1970.

Though Creedence Clearwater Revival were only active for a brief period (1968 to 1972), they found creative achievement and global success matched by few others in such a short span of time. Formed in 1968, the Northern California-based rock group tapped into a rich, traditional seam of American music that incorporated elements of swampy blues, country, rockabilly, gospel and folk. Over the course of their time together, Creedence released seven studio albums on Fantasy Records (two of which would peak at Number One, and three of which would be in the Billboard Top Ten). They scored nine Top Ten singles and played over 150 shows around the world.

To date, Creedence Clearwater Revival remain one of the best-selling bands of all time and are one of the few acts to receive a coveted Diamond certification from the RIAA, marking 10 million units sold in the U.S. for their 1976 compilation, Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits. Half a century later, the band’s music endures—in just the last few years alone, their songs have appeared in some of the most popular films (The Post, War Dogs, Suicide Squad), TV shows (The Voice, The Strain,Good Girls Revolt) and video games (Mafia III, Watch Dogs II, Crackdown 2), allowing a new generation of fans to discover classics like “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?”

Click here to stream or download the first single “Born on the Bayou.”
Click here to pre-order the complete Live at Woodstock album.

Track Listing:

CD and Digital

1. Born on the Bayou
2. Green River
3. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won’t Do)
4. Bootleg
5. Commotion
6. Bad Moon Rising
7. Proud Mary
8. I Put a Spell on You
9. The Night Time is the Right Time
10. Keep on Chooglin’
11. Suzie Q

Brad Paisley, Chris Lane concert review: Irvine, Calif.

photo by Will Lester/Daily Bulletin/courtesy SCNG
Brad Paisley is a big baseball enthusiast – especially the Los Angeles Dodgers. Last year, he sang the National Anthem during the World Series and did third baseman Justin Turner’s special season-opening walkup song (“Gatorade”). Then there’s the Paisley mascot, who comes onstage for “Celebrity” wearing a Dodgers jersey.

In Irvine, Calif. on Saturday night, the singer/guitarist – marking the 20th anniversary of his debut album’s release this month - even changed a “Ticks” lyric to “I’d like to see the other half of your Dodgers tattoo” (that elicited a minor booing here in Angels territory).

So, it wasn’t a surprise when Paisley briefly made FivePoint Amphitheatre feel like being at a game for the seventh inning stretch while his version of the Kiss Cam took place alongside “My Miracle.” The recent single, a first time co-write with noted tunesmith Gary Nicholson, is a touching ode for wife Kimberly and sure to be a staple at weddings for decades to come. Multiple couples at the venue smooched each time a camera zoomed in on them.

You can always count on Paisley to inject plenty of humor into a concert. His return to Orange County elicited smiles from the get-go. A clip featuring a snowstorm and Christmas music was projected on the backdrop screen. Then Paisley and the six-piece band performed “Beat This Summer,” the perfect choice to kick off the solid 1 hour, 45-minute set.

Early on, the musicians barely paused between tunes like the twangy “World,” a soaring “Perfect Storm” and feisty, fiddle-laden “Water.” Unlike many country music backing bands these days, they weren’t annoyingly flashy, either - a refreshing change of pace. Instead, the guys left the dazzling displays to their boss man. Watching Paisley solo on his Fender electric guitars (changed often and sometimes mid-song) was fascinating.

“It’s great they have an amphitheatre for us to play again in Irvine,” said Paisley, who performed at Irvine Meadows in 2016 before the venue was demolished. Concertgoers cheered loudly. Then he did “I’m Still a Guy,” the whimsical mid-2000s song about metrosexuality, and was joined by opening acts Chris Lane and Riley Green. What resulted was a bit ragged, but fun. The guys took a break to snap a picture using a fan’s phone, added a silly message and posted it to social media.

“This is Country Music,” with images of old country legends on the Grand Ole Opry stage, was highly effective. Paisley signed his electric guitar and gifted it to a young boy sporting (what else?) a Dodgers cap. Then the song took on a patriotic tone as an American flag image and four Army men and women appeared onstage. Paisley and audience took a moment to salute them and other fellow U.S. military members serving around the world.

Last Friday would have been Prince’s 61st birthday. Paisley paid tribute to the late music legend after “Last Time for Everything” (which namechecks “Purple Rain”) by leading the crowd in a quick chorus snippet of that Eighties hit. Later, he’d also give a nod to 1984 by doing a bit of Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” during an instrumental display.

Elsewhere, Paisley’s mostly acoustic-based ballads “Letter to Me” (performed within the crowd), “Whiskey Lullaby” and “She’s Everything” were clear standouts. Lane and Green rejoined Paisley for the usual high-spirited encore of “Alcohol.”

Chris Lane turned in an engaging 40-minute opening set that began with his 2015 R&B-tinged country airplay chart topper “Fix.” The gregarious North Carolina native rocked out and chugged a can of Bud Light during “Broken Windshield View,” walked around with a camera amid the easygoing groove and smooth harmonies of “Fishin’” (co-written by Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line) and invited a middle aged female fan up to sit in a chair while he sang “I Don’t Know About You” to her. Lane’s spirited 1990s country tribute medley featured bits of George Strait, Tim McGraw, Brooks and Dunn and Garth Brooks songs. But “Take Back Home Girl,” his sultry 2017 hit duet with Tori Kelly, made the most indelible mark.

Rising newcomer Riley Green’s sturdy 20-minute performance was highlighted by the upbeat and catchy recent single “In Love by Now” and rousing top 20 country hit “There Was This Girl.” His wistful unreleased solo acoustic ballad “Grandpas Never Die” also proved particularly memorable.

A version of my review originally ran in The Orange County Register and other SCNG newspapers.

Brad Paisley
With: Chris Lane, Riley Green
When: Saturday, June 8
Where: FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, Calif.

The Mercury Insurance Concert Series at FivePoint has an impressive summer '19 slate including:

Train, Goo Goo Dolls, June 16
Santana, June 20
Hootie & the Blowfish, Barenaked Ladies, June 23
Brit Floyd, June 30
Ian Anderson's Jethro Tull, July 6
MC Hammer, Young MC, Tone Loc, Sir Mix a Lot, Biz Markie, July 13
Cage the Elephant, Beck, Spoon, July 17
Disrupt Festival with The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, July 20
Shinedown, Badflower, July 21
Rascal Flatts, Morgan Evans, Aug. 1
Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, Ra Ra Riot, Aug. 3
Elvis Costello, Blondie, Aug. 4
Chris Young, Chris Janson, Aug. 10
Lynyrd Synyrd, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, Aug. 23
Korn, Alice in Chains, Underoath, Aug. 30
Nelly, TLC, Flo Rida, Aug. 31
Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Sept. 6
Kidz Bop, Sept. 7
Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Three Days Grace, Sept. 16
Florida Georgia Line, Dan+Shay, Morgan Wallen, Sept. 28.

To purchase tickets, go to livenation.com