Pride of New York in The Irish Times

August 24, 2009

Pride of New York’s (Joanie Madden, Billy McComiskey, Brian Conway, Brendan Dolan) debut, self-titled album received four stars from The Irish Times’ Siobhan Long in last Friday’s Traditional CD review section. Click here to read the review.


Druha Trava returns to the US

August 21, 2009

The legendary Czech band Druha Trava returns to America in September for its first U.S. tour since 2007. Druha Trava made the US news when they "opened" for US President Obama in Prague before Obama addressed the Czech people at the Prague Castle in April of 2009. Click here for a full list of tour dates.

Famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its "Czechgrass" fusion of acoustic, bluegrass, folk and rock, Druha Trava will play venues in Minnesota, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Texas, California, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois.

"We’re excited to be coming back to the U.S.," said DT’s banjo virtuoso Lubos Malina. "We miss our fans and our friends."

The winner of numerous Czech Music awards, DT gained new international renown this year when it was chosen to play a one-hour set outside Prague Castle during President Obama’s visit to the Czech capital in April.

National Public Radio correspondent Don Gonyea raved over DT singer/songwriter Robert Krestan’s versions of Bob Dylan songs -- sung in Czech -- from the group’s 2007 Dylanovky CD.

DT comes to the U.S. with new material and new energy, fresh from recent European tours with American banjo legend Tony Trischka and Charlie McCoy, the harmonica wizard who was recently named a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

They bring new CDs including Dylanovky and a brand new CD issue of DT’s 1991 first album, Robert Krestan & Druha Trava, which has been completely re-mastered and re-released with 5 bonus tracks.

"Much of this material hasn’t been heard in the U.S. before, and we’ll be performing some of the tracks on tour," said Malina.

Also, for the first time, new English translations of 10 of Robert Krestan’s songs will be made available, posted on the band’s U.S. web site
click here for lyrics.

Kieran Kane featured on Pittsburgh Post Gazette music blog

August 20, 2009

Click here to listen to music critic Rich Kienzle review Kieran’s latest, Somewhere Beyond the Roses, for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s music podcast, "Believe Your Ears".

Somewhere Beyond the Roses is currently #18 on the Americana radio chart.


Colin Hay featured on AOL.com & Spinner.com

August 17, 2009

Both AOL.com & Spinner.com are now streaming Colin Hay’s new album, American Sunshine (in-stores tomorrow), in it’s entirety in the "Listening Party" sections of their websites. Click here to stream on AOL.com. Click here to stream on Spinner.com.


Colin Hay featured today on KCRW.com

August 17, 2009

Colin Hay’s "No Time" off of his new album, American Sunshine (in-stores tomorrow) is featured today on KCRW.com as "Today’s Top Tune". Click here to check it out.


Kieran Kane in The Tennessean

August 14, 2009

Kieran Kane’s new album, Somewhere Beyond the Roses, has received a rave review from The Tennessean’s (Nashville) Peter Cooper.

Click here to read the full review.

 

Compass Records 2009 IBMA Nominees

August 14, 2009

Congrats to all of the Compass Records IBMA awards nominees!

Dale Ann Bradley - Female Vocalist of the Year
The Gibson Brothers  - Song of the Year for "Iron & Diamonds" (Sugar Hill)

Missy Raines - Bass Player of the Year

Missy Raines & The New Hip  - Best Graphic Design for Recorded Project - (Album: Inside Out, Designer: Loren Witcher)


Dale Ann Bradley to perform at 2009 IBMA Awards Nominee Press Conference

August 12, 2009

 

Dale Ann Bradley to perform at tomorrow’s 2009 IBMA Awards Nominee Press Conference. Bradley, IBMA’s current female vocalist of the year, will perform songs off of her new album Don’t Turn Your Back, including "Heaven" with Dailey & Vincent.

 

Bradley is featured now on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited and will be on the Nov/Dec cover of Bluegrass Music Profiles.  She was featured last month in The Wall Street Journal, on Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction, and her video for "Don’t Turn Your Back’ (written by Louisa Branscomb, Directed by Matt Zervos), is receiving airplay now on CMT’s Pure Country channel. Her new album from Compass Records, Don’t Turn Your Back,

is available in-stores now.


Colin Hay new album stream up now on Pastemagazine.com

August 11, 2009

Colin Hay’s upcoming release, American Sunshine (Aug 18), is available now as a full album stream on Pastemagazine.com.

Click here to listen.


Kieran Kane & Catie Curtis on the Americana Radio Chart

August 11, 2009

Kieran Kane’s new album, Somewhere Beyond the Roses, moves up to #21 on the AMA charts this week while Catie Curtis’ new string band sessions album, Hello, Stranger (featuring Mary Gauthier and Darrell Scott), is the #4 most added. Click here to view the entire Americana radio chart.

Click here to sample tracks from Somewhere Beyond the Roses.

Click here to sample tracks from Hello, Stranger.


Dale Ann Bradley & The Gibson Brothers on the new Bluegrass Music Profiles Radio Chart

August 05, 2009

Check it out!


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