Blackbird Presents, a worldwide leader in creating and producing once-in-a-lifetime concert events, puts on this all-star event honoring what would have been Haggard’s 80th birthday and the one-year anniversary of his passing. This one-night-only concert features performances by Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp, Dierks Bentley, Loretta Lynn and more.
One of LA’s leading modern country artists performs music from his anticipated sophomore LP, Tenderheart (4/14 via Six Shooter Records), which fine-tunes his “SoCal Country” sound: a sun-bleached, Baja-influenced twang that deftly points to country’s neo-traditionalists and LA’s legendary singer-songwriters.
The acclaimed songwriter and her longtime bandmates and collaborators The Twins commemorate the release of Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child (5/5 via Legacy) with “An Acoustic Evening with Brandi Carlile Performing The Story in Its Entirety and More.” This is the first of a two-night stand.
Night two of “An Acoustic Evening with Brandi Carlile Performing The Story in Its Entirety and More” commemorates the new cover album of Carlile’s T Bone Burnett-produced 2007 breakthrough LP. All proceeds of the record go toward War Child UK, which aims to help children affected in war-torn regions.
“The Death March Tour” shows off the Austin psych-rock masters’ signature menacing fuzz guitar and slow-building psychedelic earworms. The four-piece band created new album Death Song (Partisan) during the recent election cycle, reflecting an emotional climate dominated by division, anxiety and unease.
The North Carolina indie-folk trio returns to the road on the heels of new album Fences (Ramseur Records). Crafting a set list that evenly mixes new and catalog tunes, the group boasts a sound "bursting with irresistible melodies, unexpected lyrical gems, and moments of profound honesty, all anchored by expert songwriting skills" (Time Out New York).