1. Iris DeMent to 'Sing the Delta,' First New Music in 16 Years

    June 28, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Exclusive First Listen: Hear the Title Song ... Album Art & Tracklisting Iris DeMent will close out a 16-year gap since her last album of originals on October 2, when "Sing the Delta" is released on the acclaimed folk singer's Flariella label. DeMent tells Billboard she&…

  2. Jeff Bridges Previews Debut Album at L.A. Show

    June 29, 2011 11:20 AM EDT After three weeks of bar room performances near his home outside Santa Barbara, Jeff Bridges brought his band the Abiders to Los Angeles to preview songs from his upcoming album and reprise a few favorites from his Oscar-winning film "Crazy Heart." Bridges and his four-piece band…

  3. Studio Album, A&M Box, Tour On Tap For Baez

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose songs Joan Baez has recorded for her first album in six years. Due Sept. 9, "Dark Chords on a Big Guitar" also includes tr Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose…

  4. Haynes, Thompson Join Folks Fest

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers), Richard Thompson, and the Indigo Girls are among the latest acts confirmed to appear at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. The 13th annual three-day event Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers), Richard Thompson, and the Indigo Girls…

  5. Lucinda Williams Sets European Tour

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams has laid out a three-week European tour, beginning May 2 in Glasgow and wrapping May 22 in Oslo. Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams has laid out a three-week European tour, beginning May 2 in Glasgow and wrapping May 22 in Oslo. The trek will come on the…

  6. Sharp Rents Brown For Intimate Acoustic Tour

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Matt Sharp -- former bassist for Weezer and mastermind of the Rentals -- is planning an acoustic tour with former Cake guitarist Greg Brown. Kicking off Sept. 9 at the tiny 92-seat Tamarind Theatre in Matt Sharp -- former bassist for Weezer and mastermind of the Rentals -- is planning an…

  7. Milk of the Moon

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Despite 18 albums on Red House, Greg Brown has operated largely under the radar, a wonder in itself, given his lyrical genius. Despite 18 albums on Red House, Greg Brown has operated largely under the radar, a wonder in itself, given his lyrical genius. Milk of the Moon is an understated…