Alison Brown Quartet’s appearance on NPR’s Mountain Stage will air throughout this weekend (Fri Oct 30-Nov 2) on radio stations across the country. Tune in to hear Alison play tunes off of her new album, The Company You Keep, and sit in with gig mates Indigo Girls. A complete list of NPR’s Mountain Stage affiliates can be found by visiting: http://www.mountainstage.org/mtnstageaffiliates.aspx
Colin Hay’s appearance on NPR’s Mountain Stage is available on NPR’s website now. Click here to listen to his full performance.
Click here to watch The Gibson Brothers chat with Katy Daley (2009 IBMA Broadcaster of the Year) on the IBMA Awards’ red carpet about their Song of the Year nomination. The Gibson Brothers gave The Ryman audience an incredible live performance of "Ring the Bell" (the title track from their Compass Records debut) later that evening in Nashville during the awards show.
Mick Moloney, who’s new album If It Wasn’t for the Irish and the Jews is available in-stores now, is featured in the current issue of Irish Music Magazine. Click here for page 1 and here for page 2 of Gwen Orel’s article that speaks not only to how beloved Mick Moloney is within the world of Irish music, but also his "encyclopaedic" knowledge of the genre.
Alison Brown, GRAMMY award winning banjoist & co-founder of Compass Records, is featured in The Irish Times. Click here to read Siobhan Long’s article about Alison’s atypically perfect life path that took her from Harvard to UCLA to investment banker to Alison Krauss’s band to forming the Alison Brown Quartet and Compass Records. Alison’s latest CD, The Company You Keep, was released this year in tandem with Compass Records’ 15-year anniversary.
French chanteuse Coralie Clément is currently featured on CultureCatch.com. Click here to watch her chat with Culture Catch’s Dusty Wright and perform tracks from her latest album, Toystore. The interview was taped this summer when Coralie was in NYC to perform at SummerStage in Central Park and Housing Works in the SoHo neighborhood.
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Mick Moloney is currently featured in Fern Siegel’s column, "Stage Door", for The Huffington Post. Click here to read Siegel highlighting Mick’s upcoming NYC CD release party for If It Wasn’t For the Irish and the Jews at Symphony Space on October 24. Sponsored by the Irish Arts Center, the event is a tribute to Irish and Jewish influences on Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley. Click here for tix or more info.
to listen toColin Hay
chat with Harvey fromMonkeywhale.com
about growing up in both Scotland and Australia, his new albumAmerican Sunshine
, and life on the road.
Tony McManus, one of today’s most gifted and groundbreaking acoustic guitarists, has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the category of "Best Instrumentalist".
About the Canadian Folk Music Awards: he mission of the Canadian Folk Music Awards is to celebrate and promote Canadian Folk Music in all its forms. Until their creation in 2005, there existed no awards to celebrate the breadth and depth of folk music in Canada. Awards such as the Junos, East Coast Music Awards or the Western Canada Music Awards have a few categories that apply to folk and roots music but they offer only a restricted view of the genre.
An excellent live review of Colin Hay’s Oct 1 gig in Atlanta at the Variety Playhouse is featured now on The Silver Tongue. Click here to read to full review by Kevin Triebsch.
Dale Ann Bradley, three-time and current IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, is currently featured on CMT.com. Click here to read Craig Shelburne’s interview with Dale Ann about her new album, Don’t Turn Your Back, which is currently nominated for a Nashville Music Award in the category of Best Bluegrass Album.
Jeff Coffin, 3x GRAMMY award winning saxophonist/composer from Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones and on tour this October/November fronting his own group, the Jeff Coffin Mu’tet, is currently featured on Relix.com. The feature highlights his upcoming dates with Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet as well as his latest solo album, Mutopia. It’s no surprise Relix.com calls Coffin "arguably the busiest man in music", as he also lent his sound and stamp to recent studio sessions with Umphrey’s McGee (Mantis & Bottom Half) and onstage appearances with My Morning Jacket including their 2008 gigs at Bonnaroo and Madison Square Garden. Look for Jeff with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones in December ’09 and with Umphrey’s McGee NYE (Dec. 29-31, 2009) in Chicago. 2010 will find Coffin guesting on Jamcruise 8 as well as back on tour with DMB and the Mu’tet...Let the games begin!
Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet are:
Jeff Coffin (saxophone), Jeff Sipe (drums, Aquarium Rescue Unit), Kofi Burbridge (keys/flute, Derek Trucks Band), Felix Pastorius (bass, Heavy Pets)
Compass Records is delighted to announce that Dale Ann Bradley is the recipient of the IBMA’s 2009 Female Vocalist of the Year award. After being nominated for several years in a row and finally clinching the award in 2007 & 2008, Bradley is overjoyed to be honored by her peers three years running. "I’ve always been elated to be in the final nominees for female vocalist, and I so much cherish the fact the bluegrass fans have given me this honor for the past three years. I hope to continue to perform and record songs that folks can relate to and draw strength from." Dale Ann is currently nominated for a Nashville Music Award in the category of Best Bluegrass Album for her latest release Don’t Turn Your Back. Dale Ann was featured in The Wall Street Journal and Billboard Magazine this summer, was on the August 09 cover of Bluegrass Unlimited, and will be on the cover of the Nov/Dec 09 issue of Bluegrass Music Profiles.