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February 2018

01 February

Van William – Ryman Auditorium (Nashville)


The former member of acclaimed acts Port O’Brien and WATERS plays music from The Revolution EP (Fantasy Records), his solo debut and a piercing song-cycle about the pain and disillusionment of lost love. Ones to Watch calls the title track featuring First Aid Kit “Indie-Folk Bliss.”

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02 February

Vitamin String Quartet/ ‘VSQ Performs the Hits of 2017 Vol. 2’/ CMH Label Group


The acclaimed chamber quartet continues its tradition of bringing “the drama of mainstream composition to the classical community” (New York Observer) with its latest release. This collection includes all-string, virtuosic takes on some of 2017’s biggest chart-topping hits, including Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble,” Khalid’s “Young Dumb and Broke” and Luis Fonsi’s “Despacio.”

Contact: Andrea Evenson

03 February

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Anna & Elizabeth – Irish Arts Centre (NYC)


The pioneering avant-garde folk duo performs new music from their upcoming Smithsonian Folkways debut, The Invisible Comes to Us, out 3/30. The new record is influenced by Laurie Anderson, the poetry readings of Patti Smith, chopped storytelling inspired by NPR's Radiolab, Irish folk heroes Paul Brady and Andy Irvine, Dublin group Lankum and the conceptual work of Meredith Monk and Fluxus movement composers.

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03 February

Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClinton – City Winery (Nashville)


The American zelig and elder statesman of the blues, Americana and Texas music takes listeners on a journey through his storied life and influential career for a performance presented by WMOT Roots Radio. Diana Finlay Hendricks’ biography on McClinton, Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few, is out now on Texas A&M University Press.

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06 February

Intelligence Squared U.S.

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates “Swipe Left: Dating Apps Have Killed Romance” – Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (NYC)


This “fantastic” (New Yorker) debate series previews Valentine's Day by asking: is online dating really designed to find love? OkCupid Vice President of Engineering Tom Jacques and Match.com scientific advisor Helen Fisher argue yes. WNYC Note to Self host Manoush Zomorodi and sociologist Eric Klinenberg argue that online dating has killed romance.

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13 February

Van William – Beacon Theater (NYC)


The former member of acclaimed acts Port O’Brien and WATERS plays music from The Revolution EP (Fantasy Records), his solo debut and a piercing song-cycle about the pain and disillusionment of lost love. Ones to Watch calls the title track featuring First Aid Kit “Indie-Folk Bliss.”

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14 February

Laila Biali - SubCulture (NYC)


One of Canada’s foremost jazz pianist/vocalists, she and her band play from her new self-titled, self-produced LP out January 26th. Biali has toured with Sting, Chris Botti, Suzanne Vega and more, and her new album will feature her oft-requested fan-favorite cover of Coldplay’s “Yellow."

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15 February

15 February

Hailey Knox – Le Poisson Rouge (NYC)


The New York Times found this Gen-Z master of the guitar-and-loop pedal “poised to become the live-streaming world’s first crossover music star.” Her debut EP, A Little Awkward (S-Curve), earned her praised from NBC’s Today Show, Billboard and People Magazine, who called her “the next music sensation.” Knox performs new music before joining Ruth B on tour later this year.

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16 February

Elise LeGrow/ ‘Playing Chess’/ S-Curve Records/Awesome Music


On her debut LP, the Toronto vocalist reimagines beloved classics and rarities from the Chess Records catalog. Chuck Berry grooves are now delicate ballads, Bo Diddley turns into George Clinton and ‘50s doo-wop becomes ‘70s acoustic soul. The album features contributions from Questlove and Captain Kirk Douglas of the Roots, the Dap-Kings horns and more.

Contact: Greg Jakubik

16 February

Mandolin Orange – Ryman Auditorium (Nashville)


With sold-out shows in Europe and more than 60 million total Spotify plays, the North Carolina Americana duo returns to the states to open for Josh Ritter. NPR on “Hey Stranger” off their latest record, Blindfaller (Yep Roc): “Because their harmonies have such a sweet, angelic quality, you almost miss out on the righteous warning.”

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16 February

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings/ ‘Barbara Dane: 60 Years of Hot Jazz, Cool Blues and Hard-Hitting Songs’/ Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


This two-disc retrospective - with 14 previously unreleased tracks - honors the electric folk, blues and jazz history of one of the unsung champions of American music. This career-spanning album, which begins with Dane's first recordings in 1957, offers unparalleled insight into the outspoken labor movement and civil rights ally that Bonnie Raitt calls a role model and a hero, who is still going strong at 90 years old.

Contact: Andrea Evenson

21 February

Laila Biali – Vitello’s E-Spot (LA, CA)


One of Canada’s foremost jazz pianist/vocalists, she and her band play from her new self-titled, self-produced LP out January 26th. Biali has toured with Sting, Chris Botti, Suzanne Vega and more, and her new album will feature her oft-requested fan-favorite cover of Coldplay’s “Yellow."

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21 February

Andrea Gibson – The High Watt (Nashville)


The award-winning spoken-word artist, one of the most celebrated poets in their field, presents their HEY GALAXY Tour, featuring solo readings and musical accompaniment from new album HEY GALAXY (1/12 via Tender Loving Empire). Of Gibson's writing and live performance, The Rumpus said, "Gibson had charged the air…with electricity" while Curve stated, "Gibson's way with words will make the tough weak in the knees."

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21 February

Bruno Major – Masonic Lodge (LA, CA)


After selling out his debut LA show in November, the North Londoner returns to show off his “tremendous vocals” (Clash) during a headlining full-band performance. Bruno's self-released A Song for Every Moon, a collection of songs written, recorded and released month-by-month over the course of a year, has gathered global word-of-mouth momentum with over 40 million streams.

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22 February

Bruno Major – Masonic Lodge (LA, CA)


After selling out his debut LA show in November, the North Londoner returns to show off his “tremendous vocals” (Clash) during a headlining full-band performance. Bruno's self-released A Song for Every Moon, a collection of songs written, recorded and released month-by-month over the course of a year, has gathered global word-of-mouth momentum with over 40 million streams.

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23 February

Dessa

Dessa/ ‘Chime’/ Doomtree Records


As a member of the Doomtree hip-hop collective, Dessa has made a career out of bucking expectations, from writing pop anthems to rapping on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s The Hamilton Mixtape. Now the rapper, songwriter, professor and New York Times Magazine-published essayist adds a newly found orchestral influence to her new album taking on politics and heartache.

Contact: Hannah Schwartz

23 February

23 February

23 February

Bruno Major – Constellation Room (Santa Ana, CA)


After selling out his debut LA show in November, the North Londoner plays another LA-area show on his headlining tour. Bruno's self-released A Song for Every Moon, a collection of songs written, recorded and released month-by-month over the course of a year, has gathered global word-of-mouth momentum with over 40 million streams.

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