The Onion's AV Club Interviews Noam Pikelny

February 07, 2011

Noam PikelnyNoam Pikelny talks about his Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, the Grammys and "Gothpel". Noam’s solo release In the Maze is availble on Compass Records.


Press Round-Up: In the news and blogs at CRG (2/07/11)

February 07, 2011

Canada’s Dala get ready for their U.S. crossover. Lonesome Road Review gives Everyone is Someone 4 Stars.

Alison Brown’s Live at Blair (DVD) is "... bright, inspired music from one of the master instrumentalists of the modern bluegrass scene." (Driftwood Magazine)

Gibson Brothers news:

Listen to this WMUK (NPR) interview with Peter Rowan. New Times considers Peter " bluegrass yodeler extraordinaire," and the band visits the land down under. Legacy was named a best album of 2010 by Country Standard Time.

 


Dala Nominated for a Juno Award

February 04, 2011

DalaDala have earned their very first Juno Award nomination! Girls From The North Country: Dala Live In Concert has been nominated in the category ‘Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Group’.

Visit Dala’s website for more details.


Tony McManus Releases Signature Guitar

February 01, 2011

PRS Guitars has released the Tony McManus Private Stock Acoustic guitar. About it, Tony says,

“It’s an ironic thing to say about such a beautiful instrument but it becomes invisible- leaving the player to concentrate solely on the music- which is what it should be all about. The Tony McManus signature model is based on the Angelus model but with the PRS wide fingerboard. The bridge and fingerboard are in ebony, and the Private Stock wood choices are pretty spectacular. The guitar is capable of going anywhere I’m capable of going musically. It works beautifully as a solo fingerstyle guitar but if I need to flatpick, it’ll go there too. It’ll accompany songs, tunes…whatever I need…tuned high and tuned low, gently caressed or driven hard.”  

Visit PRS’ website to get the special edition guitar.


Liz Carroll Awarded TG4 Gradam Ceoil Composer of the Year

February 01, 2011

Liz CarrollTG4 Gradam Ceoil has named Liz Carroll as Traditional Composer of the Year. Read more about the award here.


Grooveable Feast Welcomes Jesse Harris

February 01, 2011

Jesse HarrisEpisode 8 of Richard Julian’s Grooveable Feast is now live. Richard and song-writer Jesse Harris visit Brooklyn’s Bozu for sushi and discuss making records and running a label.

Watch episode 8 here.


Press Round-Up: In the news and blogs at CRG (2/1/11)

February 01, 2011

In Dala news:

Press Republican talk with The Gibson Brothers about their "uplifting sound."

AcousticMusicScene.com covers Joe Derrane’s naming as Trad artist of the year.

"Beoga mixes blues, Cajun rhythms and jazz into catchy Celtic melodies to create a spirited sound," says the IrishTimes.com article about the band.

"I think once people hear it," [Catie Curtis] says, "they definitely get where I’m coming from." (From Colorado Springs Independent article on the artist)

Lau "put their three heads together, forging a progressive and complex sound that places Celtic music firmly in the 21st century" at their Celtic Connections one-off concert with Crooked Still.

The Herald (Scotland) review T with the Maggies Celtic Connections performance alongside Manus Lunny.

Roddy Hart, Kris Drever and Thea Gilmore took part in Celtic Connection’s tribute to Bob Dylan alongside Josh Rouse, Tim O’Brien and Rosanne Cash.

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band to play Apollo Bay Music Festival.


 


Catie Curtis at Music City Roots

February 01, 2011

Watch last week’s Music City Roots show. Catie Curtis opened and is interviewed later in the show. Check it out here.


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