David Crosby will embark on an 18-date North American tour later this year. Hitting theaters in both the U.S. and Canada, Crosby will be joined on the road by his son, pianist James Raymond.Crosby, famous for his days as a singer-songwriter in The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, will be playing material from throughout his storied career. He also has a new solo album in the works, which will see production from Snarky Puppy’s Michael League.See below for the full list of David Crosby tour dates!David Crosby Summer Tour DatesAugust 18 – South Orange PAC – South Orange, NJAugust 20 – Bardavon Opera House – Poughkeepsie, NYAugust 21 – Musikfest Cafe – Bethlehem, PA August 23 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VAAugust 24 – The State Theatre – State College, PA August 26 – Palace Theatre – Greensburg, PAAugust 28 – Victory Theatre – Evansville, IN August 29 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MOAugust 31 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, ILSeptember 2 – Centre in the Square, Main Hall – Kitchener, ONSeptember 4 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ONSeptember 6 – Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ONSeptember 8 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cumming TheatreSeptember 9 – Casino Regina Show Lounge – Regina, SK September 11 – Jack Singer Concert Hall – Calgary, AB September 12 – Winspear Centre for Music – Edmonton, AB
The earliest days of the Grateful Dead were an interesting time. Somewhere in the midst of the psychedelia-crazed San Francisco, a band emerged that had true staying power. Sure, they played the Acid Tests for Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, but the Dead were able to capture some musical magic like never before. While the band was transitioning from psychedelic novelty to legitimate musicians, they began writing songs. One such tune that never made the cut has finally seen the light of day, thanks to some newly-surfaced recordings.As JamBase points out, an original composition recorded in 1966 has been found. Titled “Wandering Man,” the song was pulled from a rehearsal session with just Phil Lesh and Jerry Garcia in 1966. Very few additional details are available, but the song seems to be in the hollering blues style that influenced a lot of the Dead’s earliest music.Listen to the newly-discovered “Wandering Man” track, below.For more on these new recordings that have circulated on eTree, you can head here.
Exciting Syracuse-based group Sophistafunk continues to keep things fresh with an innovative sound, blurring the lines of funk and hip hop with an engaging live show. The band recently shared some great footage from a performance back in March, collaborating with members of Snarky Puppy at the famed Funk N’ Waffles for a hometown throwdown.You can listen to the full Funk ‘N Waffles show, streaming below.<a href=”http://sophistafunk.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-funk-n-waffles”>Live at Funk ‘N Waffles by Sophistafunk</a>Sophistafunk will keep things funky this fall, heading out on the road and getting their groove on across the country. The band will kick off their tour this week, and eventually link up with The Motet for a series of shows in October and November.Check out the band’s full tour schedule, below.Sophistafunk Fall Tour Dates9/22 Canton, NY @ The Java Barn9/24 Binghamton, NY @ Galaxy Brew Go Event9/30 Syracuse, NY @ Funk ‘N Waffles Downtown10/1 Lake George, NY @ American Music Festival For The Lake10/7 Hartford, CT @ Arch Street Tavern10/11 Buffalo, NY @ The Tralf w/ The Motet10/13 Portland, ME @ Portland House of Music w/ The Motet10/14 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground w/ The Motet10/15 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club w/ The Motet10/21 Ithaca, NY @ The Dock11/3 Bridgeport, CT @ The Acoustic11/5 Brooklyn, NY @ The Brooklyn Bowl w/ The Motet11/11 Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre w/ The Motet
Yesterday was emotional day for music fans everywhere, as we collectively mourned the loss of drummer Butch Trucks. Trucks’ enormous legacy with The Allman Brothers Band is shared by all, but the loss must have hit the Tedeschi Trucks Band even harder, as Derek Trucks was Butch’s nephew.While the family is sure to mourn in time, the TTB had a show to play last night at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO. With Butch’s memory fresh on everyone’s mind, the band set the tone by opening with “Statesboro Blues.” A true nod to the lost legend.Watch “Statesboro” below, courtesy of MBrus on YouTube, below.The band also welcomed out guitarist Luther Dickinson for a cover of “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed,” the famed Allman Brothers instrumental. Watch below, courtesy of Nathan Thomas on YouTube.Tedeschi Trucks Band continues their winter tour tonight, January 26th, in Knoxville, TN. You can see a partial setlist from last night, below.
Exciting news from Soundgarden this morning, as the grunge rockers have etched out some plans for the year ahead. The Chris Cornell fronted group will hit the road later this year, but not before releasing a deluxe, remastered edition of their renowned debut album, Ultimate OK, on March 10th. They’ll head out on tour beginning with a number of festivals on April 28th, before setting off on their own headlining tour on May 3rd.Additionally, the band has confirmed in a press release that they are working on a new album. This would be the first release from Soundgarden since 2012’s King Animal, and we can’t wait to hear what they have in store.Check out the band’s full tour schedule below.Soundgarden Tour Dates4/28 Tampa, FL WXTV Rockfest4/29 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville4/30 Ft Myers, FL Fort Rock Festival5/3 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre*5/5 Concord, NC Carolina Rebellion5/6 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre^5/7 Memphis, TN Beale Street Music Festival5/10 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn*5/12 Council Bluffs, IA KIWR Rockfest5/13 Somerset, WI Northern Invasion5/14 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre^5/17 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre*5/19 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range5/20 Maryland Heights, MO KPNT Pointfest5/22 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium^5/25 Houston, TX Revention Music Center^5/26 Dallas, TX Bomb Factory^5/27 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
Load remaining images While there’s little love between brothers Rich and Chris Robinson, there’s no shortage of adulation for their former band The Black Crowes. The Magpie Salute is the new ten-piece band featuring The Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson in addition to former bandmates Marc Ford, Sven Pipien, and Charity White. In addition to these Black Crowes’ alumna, Joe Magistro, Nico Bereciartua, Michael Bellar, John Hogg, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen round out the roster for the band. Over the past few months, the hype around the project has been building since The Magpie Salute released their debut self-titled album. Currently on tour in support of such, the band has gained full momentum with their most recent stop was in Atlanta, Georgia at the Buckhead Theatre.The Friday night show featured a cover-heavy setlist, with performances of The Black Crowes, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley & The Wailers, and Hookah Brown, as well as originals by Rich Robinson and Marc Ford. The energy stayed strong through their 20-song set, with incendiary musicianship blasting through the instruments of the artists on stage.Photographer Emily Butler was there to capture the magic, as you can see in the full gallery below.Setlist: The Magpie Salute | Buckhead Theatre | Atlanta, GA | 8/18/17Omission, Exit (The Black Crowes), Horsehead (The Black Crowes), Hotel Illness (The Black Crowes), Comin’ Home (Delaney & Bonnie), The Vulture (Marc Ford & The Neptune Blues Club), Down the Road (Rich Robinson), Good Friday (The Black Crowes), Girl From a Pawnshop (The Black Crowes), Miserable (The Black Crowes), Tumbling Dice (The Rolling Stones), Custard Pie (Led Zeppelin), I’m Free (Marc Ford), Trial and Faith (Rich Robinson), Rebel Music (Bob Marley & The Wailers), Tied Up and Swallowed (The Black Crowes), Walk Believer Walk (The Black Crowes), Greasy Grass River (The Black Crowes), Sometimes Salvation (The Black Crowes), My Morning Song (The Black Crowes)The Magpie Salute | Buckhead Theatre | Atlanta, GA | 8/18/17 | Photos by Emily Butler
Last night, Troy Andrews (a.k.a. Trombone Shorty) joined his “brother from another mother” and relatively frequent collaborator, Jon Batiste and his Stay Human house band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a rousing run through a New Orleans classic: “On Your Way Down” by the late Allen Toussaint.Jon Batiste Joins Trombone Shorty For Performance Of Allen Toussaint Classic On Colbert [Watch]This was not the first time that Andrews and Batiste have linked up on this stage to honor Toussaint’s prodigious body of work: This past summer, he rolled through the historic Ed Sullivan Theater, the current home of The Late Show, to play a revamped interpretation of classic 1970 Toussaint-penned ode to the fairer sex, “Here Come the Girls,” which was featured on Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue’s most recent release, April 2017’s Parking Lot Symphony. Both the album as a whole and, in particular, his rendition of the Allen Toussaint favorite, received critical acclaimTrombone Shorty To Make Highly Anticipated Return To NYC With Vintage TroubleYou can watch last night’s The Late Show performance of Allen Toussaint’s “On Your Way Down” by Jon Batiste and Stay Human featuring Trombone shorty below (via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert YouTube):This coming Friday, October 13th, and Saturday, October 14th, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and retro L.A. rockers Vintage Trouble will make their way to at New York City’s Terminal 5 for a pair of highly-awaited Big Apple performances. Tickets for the Terminal 5 shows are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.Enter To Win A Pair Of VIP Tix To Your Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue w/ Vintage Trouble At Terminal 5 Show Of Choice Below!For more information regarding upcoming shows, or to purchase tickets, head to the band’s website.
Load remaining images On Thursday night in Worcester, MA a talented group of musicians came together from various acts and provided an improvisational jam set for fans at Electric Haze. Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler, featured Al Schnier of moe. on guitar, Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits on keys, Alan Evans of Soulive on drums, Natalie Cressman of the Trey Anastasio Band on trombone, Karina Rykman of Marco Benevento on bass, and Mike Gantzer of Aqueous on guitar.For those unfamiliar with the premise behind Everyone Orchestra, the concept is quite simple. Conductor Matt Butler leads a group of musicians for an entire show, with each tune being entirely impromptu and pulled together on the fly. No rehearsal. No foresight as to what is to come, and entirely no rhyme or reason. Throughout the show, Butler would write on a wipe board with hints for the band, such as “whole notes” or “back to A,” as examples. Audience participation was well received as the crowd joined in with lyrics at various times during the evening.Butler, in his unmistakeable colorful top hat, coupled with matching tails, danced around the energy in the room, conducting the highs and lows of each individual jam, and willfully drawing out the magic of each musician one by one. Thursday night’s performance featured a showdown between Schnier and Gantzer on guitars early on in the set, as they threw the jams back and forth, egging each other on to take it to a more unique level with each toss. Butler would jump on vocals at varying points during the evening.It should also be noted that Thursday night featured the debut performance with Everyone Orchestra for Rykman. She was visibly having an incredible time on stage, as the smile never left her glowing face. Towards the end of the evening, Cressman and Magner created a beautiful, otherworldly tone as the notes from their instruments gracefully danced around each other, helping to bring the evening to a close but not before Butler introduced each musician that joined the band during an upbeat, rocking jam led by Schnier. After the last notes dropped, the audience chanted heavily, “one more song!” and not wanting the evening to end.If you haven’t seen Everyone Orchestra, do yourself a favor and check out this impromptu gathering of musicians from around the scene. You never know what magical creations will entice your ears during the evening. For more information on Everyone Orchestra, along with tour dates, please check out their web site.Photos and words by Sarah Bourque.Everyone Orchestra | Worcester | 11/9/17 | Photos by Sarah Bourque
Jon Fishman has been a true asset to his community since he moved back to Maine a few years ago. In addition to serving on the Lincolnville Board of Selectment, the Phish drummer has also renovated and reopened one of the town’s historic general stores and continues to host a show called The Errant Path on a local community radio station.Now it looks like Fishman will get the chance to represent his town on national television when he and his wife, Briar Fishman, are featured on the DIY Network program Maine Cabin Masters. The pair appeared in a preview for the upcoming episode which was posted via the show’s Instagram. Their forthcoming episode will premiere 10 p.m. ET on Monday, March 19th.Maine Cabin Masters is hosted by Chase Morell, who restores old cabins across the state for the program. According to JamBase, Morell’s teammate Ryan Eldridge and Jedi Baker are fans of Phish and have worn Phish shirts on the show on various occassions.You can check out the preview of next week’s episode below. Evidently, Fishman’s home is in need of some repairs and his property suffered some damage during a recent wind storm. As previously reported, Jon Fishman will join Maine band The Mallet Brothers when they embark on a tour in April. You can take a look at a full list of their upcoming dates with the Phish drummer here.[H/T – JamBase]
[H/T – Pitchfork] Childish Gambino—the musical alter ego of actor, writer, director, and producer Donald Glover—has had quite the week. Over the weekend, the rapper and songwriter debuted his new single “This Is America” on Saturday Night Live, but it’s the song’s ambitious music video that has earned him heaps of critical praise and tens of millions of YouTube views.So what does an artist do when they’ve suddenly become the most talked-about thing in music? Well, they party with Stevie Wonder.At least that’s what Glover did when he dropped by The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love and Music at Los Angeles’ Peppermint Club on Wednesday night. Glover didn’t just hang out either, as this video of him performing “Superstition” with Wonder, Kelly Rowland, Jessie J, and others demonstrates. Check out the video below, and if you haven’t seen the Hiro Murai-directed video for “This Is America” yet, go ahead and watch that too.