1. Jason D. Williams Talks 'Hillbillies and Holy Rollers' Album & Vaudeville Inspiration

    September 08, 2014 8:36 PM EDT Jason D. Williams -- the rockabilly sensation who has been dazzling crowds live for three decades -- is back with brand-new music. Williams returns with his latest disc, Hillbillies and Holy Rollers , which was recorded at the historic studio address of 706 Union Ave. in Memphis. What enters…

  2. Kaki King / Jan. 20, 2007 / New York (Soho Apple Store)

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fingerpicking guitar prodigy Kaki King had laser eye surgery last week. Her eyesight, she said, once a ghastly -7.5 (meaning she could barely see a hand a few inches from her face) is now nearly 20/20 Fingerpicking guitar prodigy Kaki King had laser eye surgery last week. Her eyesight, she…

  3. Billboard Bits: Tegan & Sara, Golden Smog, Robbie Basho

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Tegan & Sara, Golden Smog, Robbie Basho As previously tipped here , Tegan & Sara have wrapped work on their first DVD, "It's Not Fun. Don't Do It!," due Aug. 8 via Vapor/Sanctuary. The footage is drawn from a performance at Toronto's Phoenix on the…

  4. Phish's Gordon Flies With Ramble Dove

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Phish's Mike Gordon is in a honky-tonk frame of mind with his new band, Ramble Dove. Phish's Mike Gordon is in a honky-tonk frame of mind with his new band, Ramble Dove. The group has been playing regularly in Gordon's Burlington, Vt., home base of late, but is about to hit the…

  5. Jammys Offer Eclectic Musical Mix

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the st An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth…

  6. When John Comes Marching Home

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST In 1965, John Fahey released "The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death," an album of guitar solos. "Blind Joe Death" was a sardonic pseudonym that Fahey sometimes utilized; today, his transfiguration, a In 1965, John Fahey released "The Transfiguration of Blind Joe…

  7. Admirers Sign On For Fahey Tribute

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Disciples pay homage on "I Am the Resurrection: A Tribute to John Fahey," to be issued Feb. 14 by Vanguard, eight days short of the fifth anniversary of Fahey's death. In 1965, John Fahey released "The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death," an album of guitar solos. …

  8. Hot Product

    August 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mike Gordon & Leo Kottke 'Step' By Step Former Phish bassist Mike Gordon and guitar legend Leo Kottke offer up their second collaborative album, "Sixty Six Steps," this week via RCA Victor. The set blends a handful of originals with such covers as Aerosmith's …

  9. Kottke, Gordon To Spend Fall On Tour

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The trek will begin Sept. 15 in Lawrence, Kan., and wrap Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C. As tipped here last month, Leo Kottke and ex-Phish principal Mike Gordon will spend most of the fall on tour in North America in support of their upcoming RCA album, "Sixty Six Steps." The trek will…

  10. Gordon, Kottke Stepping Out On Fall Tour

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Due Aug. 23 via RCA Victor, the set blends a handful of originals with such covers as Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion," Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well" and Pete Seeger's "Living in the Country." Former Phish bassist Mike Gordon and guitar legend Leo Kottke…

  11. Gov't Mule Plans Free EP, Tour

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a slate of summer tour dates confirmed, Gov't Mule is planning to extend the life of its' 2004 album "Deja Voodoo" with the release of a free five-song EP. With a slate of summer tour dates confirmed, Gov't Mule is planning to extend the life of its' 2004…

  12. Coldplay, Wilco, Crowes Lead ACL Lineup

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie, Doves, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band and Franz Ferdinand lead the lineup for the fourth Austin City Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie,…

  13. CD/DVD Salutes Bluegrass Fest's 30th

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's 30th anniversary with separate CD and DVD releases. As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's…

  14. Gordon, Kottke Take New 'Steps'

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Phish bassist Mike Gordon and guitar legend Leo Kottke have reactivated their partnership for a handful of summer concerts and a new studio album. Former Phish bassist Mike Gordon and guitar legend Leo Kottke have reactivated their partnership for a handful of summer concerts and a new…

  15. Billboard Bits: Cocteau Twins, Daltrey & More

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stories on the Cocteau Twins, Roger Daltrey, Stereophonics and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Cocteau Twins have pulled out of their previously announced April 30 performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. According to a spokesperson, group member…

  16. Phish Management Company To Close

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the final, rain-soaked Phish fest in Coventry, Vt., now in the books after a lengthy refund reconciliation, longtime band manager John Paluska will dismantle the band's Burlington, Vt.-based mana With the final, rain-soaked Phish fest in Coventry, Vt., now in the books after a…

  17. Ackerman Sets The Musical Record Straight

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father of new age music thanks to his stewardship of artists like George Winston, Alex DeGrassi and Liz Story, his Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father…

  18. Bonnaroo Recalled On CD, DVD

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The audio set "Live From Bonnaroo" and the DVD "270 Miles From Graceland - Bonnaroo 2003" will be issued Oct. 21 via Sanctuary. As eclectic as the festival itself, a two-disc CD release and a DVD commemorating this year's second Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester,…

  19. Billboard Bits: Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Joshua Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music "American Idol 2" finalist Joshua Gracin will not take part in the show's upcoming 39-city North American tour , due to military training commitments. Gracin, a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marines, was the fourth runner-up in…

  20. Phish Announces Summer Tour, 'It' Event

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Phish will cap its 21-date summer U.S. tour with It, a two-day event to be held Aug. 2-3 at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine. The revered Vermont-based jam band previously held its Great Went Phish will cap its 21-date summer U.S. tour with the It, a two-day event to be held Aug. 2-3…

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