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

    December 17, 2013 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  2. 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 “o ...

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

    December 28, 2012 11:55 PM EST 0 0 0 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, an ...

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

    August 01, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 surpr ...

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

    April 16, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    January 03, 2012 1:40 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    October 03, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 hourlon ...

  9. Backbeat: Joe Henry Previews 'Reverie' For 30 Guests @ L.A. Home Studio

    September 27, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Joe Henry set the needle down on a vinyl copy of his new Anti-Records release "Reverie," inviting guests to his home studio in South Pasadena, Calif., to "feel free to talk while the music plays -- provided you talk about me or it.& ...

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

    September 06, 2010 7:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  11. 'House' Star Hugh Laurie Recording Blues Album

    July 28, 2010 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  12. Hugh Laurie Gets The Blues

    July 26, 2010 12:00 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," wil ...

  13. Business Matters: Live Nation, Ticket Pricing, Radio Royalties and more

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 'AN HONEST TALK ABOUT TICKET PRICES' -- “When 40% of tickets across the industry are going unsold, you have to have an honest talk about ticket prices,” says Jason Garner of Live Nation in an article at the Wall Street Journal. It’s the ...

  14. Grammy Awards 2010 Nominations Preview

    November 25, 2009 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  15. Marc Ribot Plans May Retrospective

    April 07, 2009 7:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  16. Ramblin' Jack Elliott Sings The Blues

    January 30, 2009 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  17. Peyroux Goes 'Bare' On New Album

    December 01, 2008 11:43 AM EST 0 0 0 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 an ...

  18. Toussaint Teams With Henry For 'Mississippi'

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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/songwrite ...

  19. The Billboard Q&A: Loudon Wainwright III

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  20. Wainwright Revisits Early Songs With Henry

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 "Knock ...

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

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  22. Tunes On TV

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  23. Track List Set For Star-Studded Band Tribute

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 al ...

  24. My Morning Jacket Channels The Band, Preps Live CD/DVD

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 My Morning Jacket recently trekked to Woodstock, N.Y., to record a cover of the Band's "It Makes No Difference" for a star-studded Band tribute album, due Jan. 9 via Savoy Jazz. The catch: the song wa My Morning Jacket recently trekke ...

  25. Deep 'River'

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Verve this week unveils the Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint collaboration "The River in Reverse." Verve this week unveils the Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint collaboration "The River in Reverse." Recorded with producer Joe Henry ov ...

  26. Costello, Toussaint Traverse New 'River'

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Recorded with producer Joe Henry over two weeks in Toussaint's native New Orleans and Hollywood, the set is split between new interpretations of classic Toussaint cuts and newly written songs. Verve has settled on a June 6 release date for the ...

  27. 41st Academy of Country Music Awards - Final Nominees

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 in Las Vegas. Below are the final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in a ce ...

  28. Costello Formalizes Symponic Tour, Album Plans

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Initially expected to begin sometime this month, Elvis Costello's orchestral tour will instead open March 27 in San Francisco. Initially expected to begin sometime this month, Elvis Costello's orchestral tour will instead open March 27 in ...

  29. Costello Planning Symphony Tour, Live CD

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Elvis Costello is planning a world symphony tour with longtime collaborator Steve Nieve. Dates have not yet been confirmed for the outing, which is expected to launch early in January. Elvis Costello is planning a world symphony tour with longtime c ...

  30. Costello, Toussaint Teaming For New Album

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Elvis Costello is slated to head into the studio the week of Thanksgiving to record a collaborative album with songwriter/arranger/pianist Allen Toussaint. Joe Henry will produce the project for Verve Elvis Costello is slated to head into the studio ...

  31. Recordings, Concerts Raise More Hurricane Funds

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The recording also features Terry Dexter and the First Full Gospel Choir of New Orleans. Michael McDonald, Wynona Judd and Eric Benét have joined forces to record "Heart of America," a song to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity 's h ...

  32. Mike Peters

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frontman of the Alarm on the road with fellow 'survivors' from the Stray Cats, the Damned and Spear Of Destiny in the United States and England. Thursday 22nd September-California I'm driving back from the House of Blues in Anaheim. W ...

  33. Tedeschi Shares Her 'Hope And Desire'

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blues/soul artist Susan Tedeschi teams with producer Joe Henry on her new album, "Hope and Desire." Blues/soul artist Susan Tedeschi teams with producer Joe Henry on her new album, "Hope and Desire." Due Oct. 11 as the first rele ...

  34. Hot Product

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Knuckle Down," co-produced by Joe Henry (Righteous Babe). A new album from veteran synth-pop act Erasure, "Ni ...

  35. Knuckle Down

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Knuckle Down" finds Ani DiFranco trying some different approaches to her music. "Knuckle Down" finds Ani DiFranco trying some different approaches to her music. In a first for her, she paired with another musician (Joe Henry) fo ...

  36. DiFranco Readies One Album, Writing Another

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Even though her 13th Righteous Babe studio album, "Knuckle Down," won't be out until Jan. 25, Ani DiFranco admits she has already accumulated another album's worth of material. Even though her 13th Righteous Babe studio album, &q ...

  37. Billboard Bits: 'Grease,' Joe Henry, Magic Johnson

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on 'Grease,' Joe Henry, Magic Johnson Hoping "Grease" lightning can strike a third time, Paramount Pictures is drawing up plans for "Grease 3," a continuation of the hit musical franchise. The plan is to set the la ...

  38. Rosanne Cash Returns After With 'Rules Of Travel'

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I know big labels are dinosaurs and everything's changing," Rosanne Cash says, "but at the risk of sounding retro, I'm glad to be with Capitol." She's particularly gr ...

  39. Music From the NBC Television Series Crossing Jordan

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Helmed by T-Bone Burnett and Craig Street, the soundtrack to the music-intensive TV crime drama series gets ultra-hip artists to cover songs not necessarily associated with them—all with eerie Helmed by T-Bone Burnett and Craig Street, the soundtrac ...

  40. Thompson Takes 'Old Kit Bag' On The Road

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran singer/songwriter Richard Thompson will kick off a U.S. tour April 21 in Boulder, Colo. Scheduled dates last through a May 25 show in Groveland, Calif., with more expected. Veteran singer/songwriter Richard Thompson will kick off a U.S. tour ...

  41. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectr ...

  42. John Doe Gets Simple On 'Dim Stars'

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While John Doe admits he's not the first musician to venture down the country-influenced acoustic road, as heard on his... While John Doe admits he's not the first musician to venture down the country-influenced acoustic road, as heard on ...

  43. Cash Readies Traveling Album

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has set a spring release for her first studio album in a decade. Due March 25 via Capitol, "Rules of Travel" features the first recorded duet between the artist and her Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has set ...

  44. 'In Concert' Series To Benefit Women's Network

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Lucinda Williams, and former Crowded House frontman Neil Finn are among the artists who will take part in a series of concerts across the country to champion women's healt Missy "Misdemeanor" Ell ...

  45. Concrete Love

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lovers of luxuriant, soulful music will be at the mercy of Fordham's alto croon, which is beautifully spotlighted throughout this jazzy project. Lovers of luxuriant, soulful music will be at the mercy of Fordham's alto croon, which is beau ...

  46. X's Doe Sees 'Stars' On New Album

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all-acoustic effort, Aug. 20 via iMusic. The set, dubbed "Dim Stars, Bright Light," finds Doe collaborating with such vocalists X frontman John Doe will release his f ...

  47. Artists To Honor Roe V. Wade At Benefit

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ani DiFranco, Bruce Hornsby, Joe Henry, and Blues Traveler's John Popper will perform at a Jan. 19 benefit concert at Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C Ani DiFranco, Bruce Hornsby, Joe Henry, and ...

  48. R.E.M., Pearl Jam Battle World Hunger

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seattle is preparing for Sunday's (Oct. 14) kickoff of Groundwork 2001, a week of concerts striving to raise awareness of solutions to world hunger and money to help small farmers in developing countr Seattle is preparing for Sunday's (Oct ...

  49. Alanis, Popper For D.C. Pro-Choice Benefit

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alanis Morissette, Blues Traveler's John Popper and Chan Kinchla, Michael Franti and Spearhead, and Joe Henry will perform at a Sept. 25 benefit concert at Washington, D.C.'s D.A.R. Constitution Hall. Alanis Morissette, Blues Traveler' ...

  50. Pearl Jam, R.E.M. Lead Massive Hunger Benefit

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Alanis Morissette will perform at a star-studded hunger benefit concert for the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Oct. 22 at Seattle's Key Arena. The show Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Alanis Morissett ...

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