1. Us the Duo Are California Dreaming in 'Feels Like Christmas' Video: Exclusive Premiere

    December 21, 2016 10:00 AM EST L.A. folk-pop partners Us the Duo share a timely gift with the music video for “Feels Like Christmas,” which Billboard exclusively premieres.  In the new clip, the husband and wife duo o f Michael a nd Carissa Rae Alvarado take a stroll at the beach on what appears to be a chilly Christmas…

  2. Joe Henry Has New Solo Album, Johnny Cash Project Lined Up for 2014

    December 17, 2013 8:00 AM EST After spending the past few years producing albums for Bonnie Raitt, Meshell Ndegeocello, Billy Bragg, Hugh Laurie, Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr, Over the Rhine and others, Joe Henry plans to return to the artist realm in 2014 with a new set called "Invisible Hour." "I'm…

  3. Billy Bragg Newly Crowned for 'Outstanding Contribution,' Vows He'll Never Quit

    September 05, 2013 6:18 AM EDT Billy Bragg has no plans to hang up his guitar. Ever. The troubadour’s great career has just been recognized by Britain’s Assn. of Independent Music, which bestowed the singer and activist with its “outstanding contribution to music” award. An “outstanding contribution” accolade from the…

  4. Bonnie Raitt Video Q&A: 'Slipstream,' Feminism, Katy Perry, Plans

    December 28, 2012 11:55 PM EST Watch the blues-rock legend discuss her 2012 success, fans Katy Perry & Adele, feminism, launching her own label and more. Bonnie Raitt - singer, guitarist, Grammy winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer - has seen her share of great music years, and 2012 has been one of her best. With the…

  5. Bonnie Raitt 'Knocked Out' By 'Slipstream,' Comeback Success

    August 01, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Promises shorter wait for next album (for which she hopes to "find something to write about") Nearly four months after its release, Bonnie Raitt considers "Slipstream," her first new album in seven years, a success -- and a surprising one at that. "I honestly never…

  6. Bound for Glory: Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert an Inspired Tribute

    April 16, 2012 5:15 PM EDT The Woody Guthrie centennial celebration landed in Los Angeles for a weekend of scholarly discussions and a sold-out, 3-1/2 hour concert that ended with a most unlikely sight -- more than 2,000 people pogo-ing while singing Guthrie's best-known song, "This Land is Your Land."…

  7. Bonnie Raitt To Release 'Slipstream' Album in April

    January 03, 2012 1:40 PM EST Bonnie Raitt is releasing a new album in 2012, her first in seven years. "Slipstream," out April 10, follows a long break from studio work for the Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member. She lost her parents, her brother and her best friend. "I hadn't stopped…

  8. Tom Jones Joins 'House's' Hugh Laurie to Celebrate Album Release

    October 03, 2011 10:50 AM EDT When in doubt, Tom Jones told the 200 people sardined into the tiny Mint nightclub Friday night to see "House" star Hugh Laurie interpret vintage blues, go with "Great Balls of Fire." Jones joined Laurie at the end of his hourlong record release performance for "Let…

  9. Billy Bragg Teams with Rosanne Cash, Joe Henry for New Album

    September 06, 2010 7:28 AM EDT B illy Bragg , Rosanne Cash and producer Joe Henry will be teaming up this fall for a new album that's slated to come out in 2011. The project, Bragg tells Billboard.com, is an outgrowth of Henry's biannual curation of a song cycle at the Ludwigsburger Sclossfestspiele in Germany,…

  10. 'House' Star Hugh Laurie Recording Blues Album

    July 28, 2010 9:30 AM EDT British actor and U.S. TV star Hugh Laurie has signed a deal with Warner Music Entertainment (WME) to release a New Orleans-flavored blues album. Laurie, the five-time Emmy winning star of Fox's hit medical drama series "House," will enter the studio this summer to record the…

  11. Grammy Awards 2010 Nominations Preview

    November 25, 2009 9:00 AM EST Who will nab the bids when the nominees for the 52nd Grammy Awards are announced on Dec. 2? Its been a banner year for music, so there's no clear frontrunner, but there will be plenty of familiar faces in the running for multiple awards. So far, the drama swirling around this year's…

  12. Marc Ribot Plans May Retrospective

    April 07, 2009 7:34 AM EDT Veteran jazz guitarist Marc Ribot will celebrate his 55th birthday this May with a career-spanning, week-long musical retrospective in New York City. Ribot will visit many of his critically acclaimed projects, including the Los Cubanos Postizos, his ode to Cuban roots music; the Young…

  13. Ramblin' Jack Elliott Sings The Blues

    January 30, 2009 12:05 PM EST Van Dyke Parks and Los Lobos' David Hidago lend a hand on storied songwriter Ramblin' Jack Elliott's second album this decade, "A Stranger Here." Due April 7th via Anti-, the set finds Elliott, 77, working with producer Joe Henry to interpret Depression-era blues…

  14. Peyroux Goes 'Bare' On New Album

    December 01, 2008 11:43 AM EST Vocalist Madeleine Peyroux teams with famed producer Larry Klein, Steely Dan's Walter Becker and Joe Henry on her new album, "Bare Bones," due March 10 from Rounder. Becker and Klein co-wrote the title cut with Peyroux, while Henry and Klein worked with her on "Love and…

  15. Toussaint Teams With Henry For 'Mississippi'

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary New Orleans artist/songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint has teamed with producer Joe Henry for his next album, a collection tentatively titled "The Bright Mississippi" due out in early 2009 o Legendary New Orleans artist/songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint has teamed with…

  16. The Billboard Q&A: Loudon Wainwright III

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Since the late 1960s when he emerged on the New York and Boston folk scenes as a sharp and promising young songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III hasn't paused for a second. Since the late 1960s when he emerged on the New York and Boston folk scenes as a sharp and promising young songwriter,…

  17. Wainwright Revisits Early Songs With Henry

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Loudon Wainwright III and Joe Henry's collaboration for the "Knocked Up" film and "Strange Weirdos" album has given birth to another joint project. Loudon Wainwright III and Joe Henry's collaboration for the "Knocked Up" film and "Strange Weirdos…

  18. MMJ, Roots, Yo La Tengo Highlight Dylan Tribute

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST In what was billed as a concert celebration of Todd Haynes' forthcoming Bob Dylan film "I'm Not There," a number of performers from the recently released Columbia soundtrack hit the stage at New York' In what was billed as a concert celebration of Todd Haynes'…

  19. Tunes On TV

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 3 - 9. MONDAY, Sept. 3 "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured artist(s): The Cribs. "Justin Timberlake: FutureSex / LoveShow," HBO Featured artist(s): Justin Timberlake. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  20. Track List Set For Star-Studded Band Tribute

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The track list for the Band tribute album first revealed here in July has been finalized. "Endless Highway: The Music of the Band," is due Jan. 30 via 429 Records, an imprint of the Savoy Label Group. The track list for the Band tribute album first revealed here in July has been…

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