1. Harry Shearer Enlists Jane Lynch, Dr. John on New Album

    July 24, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Harry Shearer's politically pointed new album, "Can't Take a Hint," is considerably different than anything he's done before, either on his own or with Spinal Tap and the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind." The 13-track set -- which comes out Aug. 27 -- is the…

  2. Esperanza Spalding to Record 'Radio Music Society' Album in May

    March 01, 2011 8:15 AM EST Still "as surprised as you can be" by her Best New Artist win at this year's Grammy Awards, Esperanza Spalding has already scoped out her next two album projects -- even as she tours to promote 2010's "Chamber Music Society." Spalding tells Billboard.com that she…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Hot Product

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- An array of new albums from veteran rock acts: Frank Black and the Catholics' "Show Me Your Tears" (spinART); Spiritualized's "Amazing Grace" (Sanctuary); a self-titled effort from the…

  6. A Little Moonlight

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After releasing an ambitious big band album—"The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan" in 2001—Reeves revels in a more intimate setting with "A Little Moonlight." Working with her touring After releasing an ambitious big band album—"The Calling: Celebrating Sarah…

  7. Trey Anastasio Steps Out Of Phish's Shadow

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Trey Anastasio is the first to admit he's a little frazzled. On a chilly afternoon in late February, the frontman for seminal Vermont jam band Phish is pacing around New York's fabled Electric Lady St Trey Anastasio is the first to admit he's a little frazzled. On a chilly…

  8. 1533 St. Philip Street

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Unlike Nicholas Payton, who honors Armstrong's influence without imitating his style, Crescent City trumpeter Kermit Ruffins invokes the ghost of Satchmo with everything he plays. Unlike Nicholas Payton, who honors Armstrong's influence without imitating his style, Crescent City…