Out now! Matt Flinner Trio's TRAVELING ROOTS

January 27, 2016

Traveling Roots Cover



Compass Records Announces

Matt Flinner Trio
Traveling Roots

Out now!






 


"...stunning, often jaw-dropping musicianship that never feels showy even when it is." —The Associated Press

“Matt Flinner (is) one of the best mandolin players ever.” —Downbeat


Led by one of the most respected mandolinists in today’s acoustic scene, Matt Flinner and his trio partners, Ross Martin (guitar) and Eric Thorin (bass), are sonically founded in bluegrass, jazz, classical and American acoustic music.

Over the past decade, the Matt Flinner Trio has been on the cutting edge of the 21st century string band movement. All master composers and improvisers, the trio has become legendary for their ability to almost simultaneous compose and perform new music. Their past two albums have developed this “music du jour” concept—drawing on whatever inspires them that day to compose a new tune and then performing it that evening. Their collective ability to conjure great melodies out of the ether and deliver them in front of a live audience has earned the group a reputation as one of the most imaginative and fearless in the contemporary instrumental space. But on Traveling Roots the trio has set their musical sights on seeking out and delivering beautiful music. Band leader and mandolinist Matt Flinner explains: “I feel that our goal as musicians should be to try to add some bit of beauty to the world. I see this as our small, esoteric string band bluegrass-jazz-new acoustic living on the 17th-moon-of-Saturn contribution to that.  We hope that all of the sweat, frustration, love and aspiration that we put into this music makes your world a little more beautiful."


TRACK TITLES 

1. Hide Nor Hair
2. Shiny Blue
3. Yard Games
4. Pioneer Coffey
5. 150 Banjos
6. Blueberry Blue
7. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
8. Sopris
9. One-Dog Night
10. The Basketmakers
11. Fallen Star
12. The Terry Cloth Warrior


Matt Flinner Trio's TRAVELING ROOTS EPK

 


Colin Hay on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

January 19, 2016

Colin Hay Performs "Next Year People" and "Overkill" on The Tonight Show
Starring Jimmy Fallon

 

[Click here to watch Colin Hay perform "Next Year People" on The Tonight Show.]

 


“Superb…A rich mix of character study, jaunty pop, and craftsmanship blended with contemplation…”
–The Boston Globe


On last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Colin Hay performed the title track off his most recent Compass release, Next Year People, along with his classic song, “Overkill,” played with the help of The Roots. Jimmy Fallon introduced Colin Hay as, “A talented, talented musician,” and later called his performance, “Fantastic.” Last night’s other guests included actor Danny DeVito and reality TV celebrity Khloé Kardashian.

Next Year People is the work of an artist who is a true master of his craft. The album is full of quizzical, curious, cynical yet open hearted songs with catchy melodic hooks that underscore deeply insightful lyrics. The album’s title track “Next Year People,” performed last night on The Tonight Show, is a stand out composition—a stark but beautiful homage to the depression-era farmers who kept going by holding on to hope that next year would be better. “They kept doing the same thing and expecting a different result,” explains Colin. “I can relate, although their situation was so much more bleak.”

Colin Hay’s voice and visage are familiar to millions as front-man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”). But over the past 15 years he has reinvented himself as a solo artist, regularly selling out theaters and listening rooms across the US and around the world and introducing himself to a new generation of fans in the process. The frequent use of his music in TV and film (Scrubs, Garden State, Army Housewives, Words and Pictures) has proven the timeless appeal of his songs.


[Click here to watch Colin Hay perform "Overkill" with The Roots.]

Colin Hay International Tour Dates

Jan 18 – The Tobin Center for Performing Arts - San Antonio, TX
Jan 20, 21 – The Kesller Theater – Dallas, TX
Jan 22, 23 – Stateside at The Paramount – Austin, TX
Jan 24 – Wortham Center/Cullen Theater – Houston, TX
Jan 26 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
Jan 28 – Capitol Theater – Clearwater, FL
Jan 29 – Parker Playhouse – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jan 30 – The Plaza “Live” Theater – Orlando, FL
Jan 31 – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Feb 2 – Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, SC
Feb 4 – The Foundry – Athens, GA
Feb 5 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
Feb 6 – Franklin Theatre – Franklin, TN
Feb 10 – McGlohan Theatre – Charlotte, NC
Feb 11 – Carolina Theatre – Durham, NC
Feb 12 – Diana Wortham Theatre – Asheville, NC
Feb 14 – The Paramount Center – Bristol, TN

Mar 4 – Melbourne Zoo – Parkville, Australia
Mar 6 – Lizottes – Lambton, Australia
Mar 8 – Garden of Unearthly Delights – Adelaide, Australia
Mar 11 – Port Fairy Folk Festival – Port Fairy, Australia
Mar 15 – West Gippsland Arts Centre – Warragul, Australia
Mar 18 – Wollongong Town Hall – Wollongong NSW, Australia 
March 19 – Blue Mountains Music Festival – Katoomba NSW, Australia

Apr 21 – Westbrook Performing Arts Center – Westbrook, ME
Apr 22 – Academy of Music – Northampton, MA
Apr 23 – Flying Monkey Performance – Bristol, NH
Apr 24 – Shalin Liu Performance Center – Rockport, MA

Apr 28 – MK11 Live Music Venue – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
April 30 – Union Chapel – London, United Kingdom
May 5 – St. Philips Church – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 6 – Pleasance Theatre – Edinburgh, United Kingdom
May 7 – The Lemon Tree – Aberdeen, United Kingdom
May 8 – Oran Mor – Glasgow, United Kingdom


Song premiere via Bluegrass Situation: Quiles & Cloud

January 15, 2016

 

Bluegrass SItuation logoThe Bluegrass Situation premieres Quiles & Cloud's song "Shake Me Now" from their forthcoming album, Beyond The Rain, out January 29th.

[Click here to read more and listen to "Shake Me Now."]


 

Listen to Shake Me Now

 

 

 

 

 


“With two guitars and two voices, San Francisco-based Quiles & Cloud weave together modern folk songs with a symphonic elegance.”
—FreshGrass Festival


Beyond the Rain album cover

After two fan-funded studio recordings and nearly four years touring the US as an independent act traversing the continent in a small VW hatchback, San Francisco-based Quiles & Cloud (Maria and Rory, respectively) have teamed up with GRAMMY-award-winning artist and producer Alison Brown for their latest album, BEYOND THE RAIN, to be released January 29, 2016 on Compass Records. 

Human emotion and world strife play out as central themes throughout the new album. “We’re often drawn to songs with a bit of darkness in them,” says Cloud. “Topics like mortality and loss come up fairly often, but it’s not all bad. We always find a ray of sunlight in there somewhere. Like overcoming fear, or accepting the past and finding something worthwhile beyond the darkness. That’s kind of what the album title (Beyond The Rain) is all about.” 

With Beyond The Rain, Quiles & Cloud have marked a pivotal moment in their development as a group, demonstrating their continued ability to combine subtle precision with stark grit and creative exploration. In 2016, Quiles & Cloud will be back on the road performing across the country in support of the new release. Official tour dates and more information to be announced. 


Track List

1. Black Sky Lighting

2. Shake Me Now

3. Deep Ellum Blues

4. Hero's Crown

5. By The Rio Grande

6. Faded Flowers

7. Feelin' Good

8. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

9. Mississippi River

10. Worried Man Blues (Live)


Quiles & Cloud 2016 Tour Dates

01/28 – Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA

02/11 – Silver Star Café – Park City, UT

02/13 – Twisted Pine Brewery – Boulder, CO

02/20 – Folk Alliance International Official Showcase – Kansas City, MO

02/24 – Evangeline’s Bistro & Music House – St. Louis, MO

02/26 - Trailhead Pizzeria - Bloomington, IN 

03/05 – Wolf Howl House Concert Series – St. Petersburg, FL

03/13 – The Rooster’s Wife – Aberdeen, NC

03/18 – Shaggy Turtle House Concert Series – Charlotte, NC

03/19 –Support Local House Concerts Basement Series – Hickory, NC

04/10 – P.M. Sundays Concert Series – Richmond, VT


Quiles & Cloud celebrate the release of Beyond the Rain

January 11, 2016

Beyond the Rain cover


Quiles & Cloud celebrate the release of Beyond the Rain

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

January 28th

Doors 7 pm | Show 8 pm


Beyond the Rain out January 29
 


Quiles & Cloud will play a home-town album release show in Berkeley on January 28th.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. More information can be found by clicking here.

After two fan-funded studio recordings and nearly four years touring the US as an independent act traversing the continent in a small VW hatchback, San Francisco-based QUILES & CLOUD (Maria and Rory, respectively) have teamed up with GRAMMY-award-winning artist and producer Alison Brown for their latest album, BEYOND THE RAIN, to be released January 29, 2016 on Compass Records. 

Human emotion and world strife play out as central themes throughout the new album. “We’re often drawn to songs with a bit of darkness in them,” says Cloud. “Topics like mortality and loss come up fairly often, but it’s not all bad. We always find a ray of sunlight in there somewhere. Like overcoming fear, or accepting the past and finding something worthwhile beyond the darkness. That’s kind of what the album title (Beyond The Rain) is all about.” 

With Beyond The Rain, Quiles & Cloud have marked a pivotal moment in their development as a group, demonstrating their continued ability to combine subtle precision with stark grit and creative exploration. In 2016, Quiles & Cloud will be back on the road performing across the country in support of the new release. Official tour dates and more information to be announced. 


 


Frank Solivan Cooks Up New Album Family, Friends & Heroes

January 07, 2016

Family, Friends & Heroes Cover

 

 

Frank Solivan
Cooks Up New Album
Family, Friends & Heroes

 

Out March 4th on Compass Records

 

 

 

 


“It’s a toast to the things that matter in life and testimony to how good music can feel when talent is fused with soul and sincerity.” —Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots 


Following Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen's GRAMMY nomination, IBMA Award, and top prize in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, bandleader FRANK SOLIVAN continues the pace in 2016 with a solo release, FAMILY, FRIENDS & HEROES. Available March 4th, the album pays homage to Solivan’s family and features the pristine playing of his closest musical heroes. Special guests include members of Dirty Kitchen along with Sam Bush, John Cowan, Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes, Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, and more. 

Recorded in an intimate, living-room style, Family, Friends & Heroes is a glimpse into Solivan’s heart. Highlights are plenteous and include a take of “Pretty Woman”, with Del McCoury on high harmony, “Wayfaring Stranger”, featuring the vocals of Lorene Solivan (Frank’s late mother); “The Fishing Song”, written by Ty Smith (Frank’s cousin); “Are You Missing Me”, featuring Frank’s cousin, Megan McCormick (Jenny Lewis); and “Leaving On A Jet Plane”, featuring John Cowan’s mighty tenor. 

A prolific force from the stage, the studio, and even in the kitchen, you can expect Solivan and his band to continue to entertain fans as they tour in 2016. Select shows (*) will feature favorite dishes from Solivan’s forthcoming cookbook, and two shows (*DKE) will feature the group’s full-blown “Dirty Kitchen Experience,” through which attendees can expect to be fed both musically and physically. These special shows begin with dinner prepared and served by Gourmand Frank Solivan himself and end with an intimate performance by Frank and the band. 


Album Release Tour

March 11 — Me & Thee Coffeehouse – Marblehead, MA 

March 12 — Caffe Lena – Saratoga Springs, NY

March 13 — Riverfolk Concerts – Honesdale, PA

March 19 — The Hamilton: CD Release Celebration (w/ Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley & others) – Washington D.C. 

March 26 — Anodyne Coffee Roasting – Milwaukee, WI

March 31 — Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC*

April 1 — The Station Inn – Nashville, TN

April 23 — Birthplace of Country Music Museum – Bristol, VA *DKE

May 1 — Black Rock Arts Center – Germantown, MD

May 20 — Nelson Odeon – Cazenovia, NY

May 21 — Nelson Odeon – Cazenovia, NY *DKE

More dates to be announced soon!


Frank Solivan On The Web:

dirtykitchenband.com

compassrecords.com/frank-solivan

facebook.com/frank.solivan.and.dirty.kitchen

twitter.com/franksolivan


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