Monday, July 27, 2015

Hollis Brown - Sweet Tooth

One of America's great rock bands is heading out on the road with Counting Crows this summer. Powered by a stellar new album and this new music video, New York's Hollis Brown just toured Europe with Jesse Malin and now they are headed coast-to-coast. Hollis Brown is Mike Montali, Jon Bonilla, Dillon DeVito, Andrew Zehnal and Adam Bock

About the Video: Sweet Tooth, from the new album 3 Shots, was Directed by Manuel S. Umo.

Tour Dates:
July 30 Bayfront Park Amphitheater Miami FL
July 31 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater FL
Aug 2 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
Aug 3 Chastain Amphitheatre Atlanta GA
Aug 5 Family Circle Stadium Daniel Island NC
Aug 7 West River Park Amphitheater Nashville TN
Aug 10 Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte NC
Aug 12 Red Hat Amphitheatre Raleigh NC
Aug 13 Wolf Trap Vienna VA
Aug 15 Hot August Music Festival Baltimore MD
Aug 16 Stage AE Pittsburgh PA
Aug 18 Pier 97 NYC NY
Aug 20 State Pier Portland ME
Aug 23 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Boston MA
Aug 29 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel NJ
Aug 30 Sands Bethlehem Events Center Bethlehem PA
Sept 1 SPAC Saratoga Springs NY
Sept 2 Artpark Buffalo NY
Sept 4 Paramount Theatre Huntington NY
Sept 7 LC Pavilion (Outdoor) Columbus OH
Sept 8 Music Center at the Heights Huber Heights OH
Sept 10 Freedom Hill Amphitheatre Detroit MI
Sept 12 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion Chicago IL
Sept 16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Denver CO
Sept 17 The Downs of Santa Fe Santa Fe NM
Sept 20 Concord Pavilion Concord CA
Sept 26 WaMu Theater Seattle WA
Sept 27 Cuthbert` Eugene OR
Sept 30 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara CA
Oct 2 Verizon Wireless Amp Los Angeles CA
Oct 5 Comerica Theatre Phoenix AZ
Oct 7 ACL Austin TX
Oct 8 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston TX
Oct 10 Allen Event Center Allen TX
Oct 11 Zoo Amphitheatre Oklahoma City OK

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Rayland Baxter set to release Imaginary Man

It was two years ago this weekend that I first had a chance to cross paths with Rayland Baxter. Already much-abuzz among the music lovers of Nashville, where he makes his home, and already a fan of his debut full-length Feathers and Fishhooks; his was a targeted set of mine arriving at Newport Folk. We were all well rewarded that day. The every-man profit is an easy-going sort and that became clear immediately during his set. Baxter owns his songs and in his tidy set of nine songs Newport was convinced.. He ended his set with Dylan's "To Romana," a personal song from a man who helped make the place what it was - which felt pretty much perfect.

Talking a bit with Rayland later that day over beer and finger foods we ended up standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the front of Michael Kiwanuka's amazing mainstage set (and then again later that evening at The Lone Bellow and Matt Sucich NPR party.) It was an amazing day that had started with his simple but beautiful music. And just a few weeks later, Rayland would release an equally lovely EP, ashkeLon - a record named after a town in Israel where he spent some important years of his youth. His music continues to dance the fine line between autobiographical and literary. Rayland's got an old soul and a young heart. An unassuming player who's hard to figure, he's an Ace who wants to be a Jack.

And that brings us to the newest material. Rayland's greatest work, Imaginary Man, will be released on August 11 (ATO Records). It's a lovely telling - a revealing of a more developed side of his creativity.. A record that could change many lives.

Recorded in Nashville, the 11-track album was produced by Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Diamond Rugs) and Eric Masse (Andrew Combs, Robert Ellis) and features Bucky Baxter on pedal steel as well as Jessie Baylin, Isaaca Byrd (MYZICA), Mikky Ekko, Jordan Lehning (Caitlin Rose, Steelism) and Matt Vazquez (Delta Sprit) on background vocals.

Of the album, Baxter comments, “To me, Imaginary Man is an audible record of my journey down the bright blue river of imagination. It is a multicolored dream of song, a sonic birdbath if you may. The sounds and songs are as visual as they are tactile and it shows a bit more of who I have become as an artist, as continual and never ending as that process is.”

July 24 & 25 /// Floyd, VA /// Floydfest
July 26 /// Camden, NJ /// XPoNential Music Festival
July 27 /// New York, NY /// Rockwood Music Hall
July 28 /// Boston, MA /// Atwoods Tavern
July 30 /// Washington, DC /// The Hamilton
July 31 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// SPIRIT
August 1 /// Dearborn, MI /// Fair Lane Folk Festival
August 4 /// Park City, UT /// Dear Valley Amphitheater*
August 6 /// Boulder, CO /// Triple A Radio Conference
August 6 /// Denver, CO /// Lost Lake Lounge
August 7 /// Santa Fe, NM /// Lensic Performing Arts Center*
August 8 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Celebrity Theatre*
August 9 /// Tucson, AZ /// Rialto Theatre*
August 11 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Hotel Cafe
August 13 & 14 /// Hollywood, CA /// The Fonda Theatre*
August 15 /// Oakland, CA /// Fox Theater*
August 30 /// Nashville, TN /// 3rd and Lindsley
September 26 /// New Orleans, LA /// The Landing Festival
October 2-4 /// Austin, TX /// Austin City Limits Music Festival

*supporting Grace Potter

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Friday, July 17, 2015

The FireTree is added to The Outlaw Roadshow Nashville!

Life is beautiful sometimes and things just kind of work out. Adam met The FireTree in New York City on his way to Nashville for the Roadshow. Lovely people, this Australian duo. A lengthy conversation about international touring and the foibles of making music ensued. Adam and I began texting back and forth and we decided to invite the pair - who were also headed to Nashville, to our artist bbq. Once there, our team were won over by these charmers. The music however, is far more convincing. A different flavor of indie folk invokes an emotional response. Their songs color the air like white smoke and the positive energy pervades each note and chorus. We are absolutely delighted to announce we have added The FireTree to The Outlaw Roadshow Nashville!

BYRON BAY ALL-STARS - Indie folk darlings The Firetree are Dale and Josephine, unapologetically do-it-yourself musicians who have been steadily carving out their niche in the vibrant Australian live music scene. Embracing the multi-instrumental culture, the pair play a modified drum-kit, acoustic and electric guitars, percussion, harmonica and mandolin to create a captivating raw indie pop sound topped with soaring vocal harmonies.

With two number one Amrap Airit singles, three EP’s and a live album under their belt The Firetree feel as though they are just getting warmed up. The global troubadours have spent the better part of the last three years on the road, touring Canada,The UK, Europe and nationally to their growing fan base.

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The Outlaw Roadshow is absolutely free to the public (VIP ticket giveaways are now underway via Lightning 100!) July 17 & 18 at the Mercy and High Watt in downtown Nashville. New artists announced each day!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Caleb Groh joins the Outlaw Roadshow Nashville!

Discovery is a process and it is a place. No one knows that better than Caleb Groh. The singer has lived and created music in cities all around America and his songs and approach have changed with each locale. And at every turn, the places, people and experiences of his life have left an indelible mark on the artist and his songs. His performance this Friday night at The Outlaw Roadshow Nashville will be no different. Come and be a part of this set and Caleb's story!

Nashville­ based Caleb Groh (pronounced GROW) has been singing, writing, producing and playing since 13 years old. He’s jumped genres from album to album, with his signature, descriptive and hard­hitting lyrical style (comprising historical, biblical, and mythological figures in fictional contexts) as a constant adhesive. Caleb grew up in Connecticut, California, New York, Florida, Boston and Nashville, whose landscapes and cultures give his songs a wide range of scenery and inspiration. Caleb’s newest release is due later this year.

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The Outlaw Roadshow is absolutely free to the public (VIP ticket giveaways are now underway via Lightning 100!) July 17 & 18 at the Mercy and High Watt in downtown Nashville. New artists announced each day!