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Dave Matthews Band Release Free Download Of New Single

4/14/2009 12:39pm EDT
Dave Matthews Band
Through a "tweet" on Twitter today, Dave Matthews Band have announced that they are giving away their new single, "Funny the Way It Is," as a free download for one week.

Dave (@davejmatthews) and bassist Stefan Lessard (@slessard) are both very active on Twitter, keeping touch with their huge fanbase and decided it was the perfect place to get the word out. The song comes off their upcoming album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, which hits stores on June 2nd.

It will be the band's first studio album since the death of saxophonist LeRoi Moore last summer. The "GrooGrux King" in...

Punk-Folk-Worldbeat Mavericks The Duhks Return With 'Fast Paced World' Aug. 12

5/18/2008 11:00am EDT
The Duhks
Hailed by the New York Times as one of the artists at the forefront of the neo-folk movement, The Duhks continue the evolution with their fourth album, 'Fast Paced World,' (August 12th / Sugar Hill Records).

"We traveled from Winnipeg, locked ourselves in a Nashville basement, pooled our ideas together and invented a new sound," says new front-woman and bilingual, budding soul queen, Sarah Dugas (she replaced Jessee Havey in 2007).

Produced by Jay Joyce, who joins an impressive line of producers (Béla Fleck, Tim O'Brien) before him, the Duhks have created their most energetic, ful...

Everyone Orchestra Fall Mini-Tour Hits The Northeast

9/26/2006 3:41pm EDT
EO Drummer Jon Fishman
Interactive, improvisational experience, Everyone Orchestra has added Scrapomatic, featuring Derek Trucks Band lead singer Mike Mattison and singer/guitarist Paul Olsen, to support the six city Northeast tour beginning October 3 at Pearl St. in Northampton, MA.

The R&B duo will release "Alligator Love Cry" (Landslide) on October 3. Produced by five time Grammy Award winner John Snyder, the band's second CD lays down a solid foundation of potent blues, overlaid with a stunning mixture of highly charged vocals, New Orleans jazz derivations, sweet soul music and even a memorable taste of...

Dave Matthews Band Helps Grassroots Non-Profit Eclipse Registration Goals

9/26/2006 1:16pm EDT
HeadCount, the non-partisan, non-profit voter registration organization run by grassroots-oriented musicians, fans and promoters announced that it has eclipsed its voter registration goals for the recent "Midterms Matter Tour." The organization registered over 5,000 new voters on a budget of less than $25,000.

The Midterms Matter tour included over 30 events. Highlights included the Bonnaroo festival, the Phil Lesh /Trey Anastasio tour and a dozen dates with Dave Matthews Band.

"We set out to bring attention to the Midterm elections and prove how efficient a grassroots, music-ori...

Top Musicians Participate In "Wear Your Music" Campaign; Guitar String Bracelets Benefit Charities

8/30/2006 12:11pm EDT
John Mayer
Relix, the magazine for music, announced that top artists John Mayer, Keith Richards and Anna Nalick have been added to the list of musicians participating in its "Wear Your Music" campaign. Created by noted designer Hannah Gasner of AZU Studio, Relix President/Publisher Steve Bernstein and sponsored by DR Handmade Strings, the Relix Band is a fashionable accessory created by previously played strings from top artists. The bracelets are available at

"I think this is a terrific idea and I'm more than happy to be a part of it," said Carlos Santana. "The chari...

Jerry Douglas Band To Open For Paul Simon

6/20/2006 3:00am EDT
Jerry Douglas
The Jerry Douglas Band has been confirmed for the opening position on the Paul Simon 2006 summer tour. Dates include the Montreal Jazz Festival, Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY and PNC Bank Arts Center. Jerry Douglas' newest CD on KOCH Records, "The Best Kept Secret," is in stores now.

Jerry Douglas, widely regarded as the world's best dobro player, was recently recognized again as Musician of the Year by the Country Music Association, his second such honor, adding to a long list of awards from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He has also received 12 G...

Initial 2006 Bonnaroo Music Festival Line-Up Includes Radiohead, Beck, Phil Lesh & More

2/1/2006 10:59am EST
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2006 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The fifth annual three-day camping and music festival will be held on June 16-18, 2006, on the same 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. Major acts this year include Radiohead, Beck, Tom Petty and Phil Lesh. A list of confirmed acts follows, with more to be announced in the weeks ahead to round out the festival's 80-plus acts.


Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Phil Lesh & Friends


Elvis Costello & the Impo...

Béla Fleck & The Flecktones To Kick off a 34-date US Tour

1/12/2006 11:43am EST
Bela Fleck
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones will kick off a 34-date US tour this Friday, January 13 with a performance in Fleck's hometown of Nashville. The tour will include three New York stops -- April 20 at The Jammy Awards (Madison Square Garden), April 21 at BB King's Blues Club and April 22 at Irving Plaza. Fresh from a touring hiatus the Flecktones will reclaim their status as a touring phenomenon (the band sold over 500,000 concert tickets in 2004 alone), and will be performing songs from their upcoming album 'The Hidden Land' (February 14, Columbia Records).

Sessions for 'The Hidden Land' ma...

Star-Studded Benefit CD for Hurricane Relief To Drop Nov. 22

11/15/2005 2:21pm EST
Hurricane Relief
Responding to the overwhelming outpouring of support from musicians, writers and producers, EMI Group, SONY BMG, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Concord Music Group along with the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network

and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced the addition of new artists and songs to complete the double CD multi-artist benefit album Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now. The collection will feature new recordings and classic cuts from more than 80 artists and 35 songs, spanning a variety of generations and genres, and will be released N...

New Bela Fleck Album 'The Hidden Land'

11/4/2005 8:07am EST
Bela Fleck
It's been fifteen years since Béla Fleck and the Flecktones first wowed audiences and pioneered a genre all their own, mixing virtuosic musicianship with experimental, bluegrass, jazz, and pop influences, but in 2005 the Flecktones did something they've never done before: they took a break. On January 31, the reunited core group of banjoist Fleck, bassist Victor Wooten, percussionist Future Man, and saxophonist Jeff Coffin mark a stripped down and explosive return to roots, and new creative peak, with the release of 'The Hidden Land' (click for review).

"There is a hidden land out ther...