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October 2018

01 October

Jackie Greene – The Cowan (Nashville)


Greene presents “The Modern Lives - IN CONCERT.” This eye-popping visual production was inspired by “The Modern Lives,” Greene’s short film collaboration with Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton (Madonna, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Kanye West) and designed by Cour Design (Paramore, LCD Soundsystem). This tour supports Greene’s new EP, The Modern Lives - Vol 2 (10/5 via Blue Rose Music) and features his new live band consisting of GRAMMY-winning producer and keyboardist Shannon Sanders (John Legend, Jonny Lang, Robert Randolph) alongside Nathan Dale (guitar) and newcomers Megan Coleman (percussion), Jon “Smoke” Lucas (drums) and Ben Rubin (bass).

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03 October

The Dip – Mercury Lounge (NYC)


The electrifying Seattle seven-piece ensemble with “impeccably crafted, 60’s-steeped soul” (KEXP) sells out this headlining Manhattan show. The young group has quickly gained notoriety throughout the Pacific Northwest for its eminently danceable live shows, featuring the powerful vocals of frontman Tom Eddy (Beat Connection) and bolstered by the deep pocket of its meticulous rhythm section.

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04 October

Lucia Micarelli – Musco Center for the Arts (Orange, CA)


The inspiring young violinist and vocalist known for eclectic sets featuring Ravel, Led Zeppelin and standards like “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” tours with an ensemble including cello, bass, piano, viola and second violin. Micarelli, whose recent PBS special has reached millions, is known for her role as Annie on HBO’s Treme and has previously toured with Chris Botti, Josh Groban and Barbra Streisand.

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05 October

MC5

MC50 — John Anson Ford (LA, CA)


Wayne Kramer, leader of Detroit’s proto-punk/hard rock band MC5, celebrates the landmark anniversary of the group’s incendiary debut album with ‘Kick Out The Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour.’ Kramer has assembled the supergroup MC50, featuring Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Dug Pinnick (King’s X) and 6 ’7" frontman Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla).

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05 October

Jackie Greene/ ‘The Modern Lives – Vol 2’/ Blue Rose Music


The “Prince of Americana” (New York Times) continues to grow on this sequel to last year’s roots-meets-basement-DIY EP. The new release finds the former Black Crowes guitarist starting a new chapter in his life: his first months of fatherhood, time off his relentless touring and a cross-country move from Brooklyn to his birthplace of Northern California. Whereas Vol 1 used Delta blues to explore modern society, Vol 2 embraces the bluegrass and folk of Greene’s youth.

Contact: Josh Page

05 October

Jackie Greene – Town Hall (NYC)


Greene presents “The Modern Lives - IN CONCERT.” This eye-popping visual production was inspired by “The Modern Lives,” Greene’s short film collaboration with Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton (Madonna, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Kanye West) and designed by Cour Design (Paramore, LCD Soundsystem). This tour supports Greene’s new EP, The Modern Lives - Vol 2 (10/5 via Blue Rose Music) and features his new live band consisting of GRAMMY-winning producer and keyboardist Shannon Sanders (John Legend, Jonny Lang, Robert Randolph) alongside Nathan Dale (guitar) and newcomers Megan Coleman (percussion), Jon “Smoke” Lucas (drums) and Ben Rubin (bass).

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05 October

Heather Morgan/ ‘Borrowed Heart’/ Independent


She’s the songwriter behind 2015’s BMI Country Song of the Year (Brett Eldredge’s “Beat of the Music”), several No. 1 singles and music by Keith Urban, Kenny, Chesney, Maren Morris and more. Now the Nashville by way of Richardson, TX “creative force” (TIME) makes her proper debut with her first solo LP, inspired by a borrowed guitar from Jason Mraz, a trip to Joshua Tree, an Airbnb and a breakup.

Contact: Jaclyn D. Carter

05 October

Phosphorescent/ ‘C’est La Vie’/ Dead Oceans


In the five years since Muchacho, his best-reviewed and best-selling album to date, Matthew Houck fell in love, started a family, left New York for Nashville and built a studio from the ground up. His new album attempts to translate these life-altering experiences into music as intuitively as he could, harnessing the earthy and the incandescent glow of his new life.

Contact: Amy Bailey

05 October

Marcus King Band/ ‘Carolina Confessions’/ Fantasy Records


At 22 years old, Marcus King has been a bandleader for a decade and was declared by Washington Post to be "music's next great guitarist." However, his band's daring and ambitious Dave Cobb-produced new album marks an artistic leap of another order. King grows his trademark blues-rock musicianship with a new narrative depth that explores heavy themes of leaving home, guilt, yearning, absolution and love.

Contact: Greg Jakubik

07 October

09 October

Herb Alpert – Café Carlyle (NYC)


The prolific musician and his band (featuring wife Lani Hall) perform beloved songs from a legendary catalog and beyond, with a residency at this legendary Upper East Side cabaret spot. His latest release, Music Volume 3: Herb Alpert Reimagines The Tijuana Brass, is out 10/19 via Herb Alpert Presents.

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09 October

Ana Popovic – City Winery (Nashville)


One of the world’s most respected blues and rock guitarists headlines this performance in honor of her new album, the female-empowering concept LP Like It On Top. Popovic, whom NPR praised for her “fiery technique on the [Stratocaster],” and her six-piece band have shared stages with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa and more.

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10 October

Herb Alpert – Café Carlyle (NYC)


The prolific musician and his band (featuring wife Lani Hall) perform beloved songs from a legendary catalog and beyond, with a residency at this legendary Upper East Side cabaret spot. His latest release, Music Volume 3: Herb Alpert Reimagines The Tijuana Brass, is out 10/19 via Herb Alpert Presents.

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11 October

Herb Alpert – Café Carlyle (NYC)


The prolific musician and his band (featuring wife Lani Hall) perform beloved songs from a legendary catalog and beyond, with a residency at this legendary Upper East Side cabaret spot. His latest release, Music Volume 3: Herb Alpert Reimagines The Tijuana Brass, is out 10/19 via Herb Alpert Presents.

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11 October

Intelligence Squared U.S.

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates “Progressive Populism Will Save the Democratic Party” – Kaye Playhouse (NYC)


Is embracing progressive populism the key to leading the Democratic party out of the political wilderness? Or should the left champion centrist policies to win elections and regain power? Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign manager Jeff Weaver partners with MoveOn.org national spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre, a veteran of both Obama campaigns, to argue in favor of the motion. Debating against the motion are Third Way co-founder Jonathan Cowan and a partner to be announced.

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11 October

Adam Hood

Adam Hood - High Watt (Nashville)


The Alabama songwriter (Miranda Lambert, Brent Cobb, Anderson East, Lee Ann Womack, Little Big Town) plays an album release party on the eve of his debut LP, Somewhere In Between (10/12 via Southern Songs). Hood has been performing since age 16 when he began playing weekly hometown shows, and he hasn’t stopped since. His current tour with his band features new songs from his new album that were intentionally recorded to match his raw live shows.

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12 October

Herb Alpert – Café Carlyle (NYC)


The prolific musician and his band (featuring wife Lani Hall) perform beloved songs from a legendary catalog and beyond, with a residency at this legendary Upper East Side cabaret spot. His latest release, Music Volume 3: Herb Alpert Reimagines The Tijuana Brass, is out 10/19 via Herb Alpert Presents.

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12 October

John Escreet/ ‘Learn to Live’/ Blue Room Music


The keyboardist's first album of original compositions in five years explores the different facets of the keyboard, from the Prophet 6 synth to Fender Rhodes to acoustic piano and beyond. Over 10 tracks, Escreet presents a thrilling snapshot of his provocative, envelope-pushing spirit in jazz and experimental music while also providing sonic commentary on the current state of the world.

Contact: Chris Taillie

12 October

Lucy Wainwright Roche

Lucy Wainwright Roche/ ‘Little Beast’/ Independent


Co-produced by Roche and Indigo Girls producer Jordan Brooke Hamlin, Roche’s new LP is a sure-footed and powerful call to a world gone awry. Her album as a statement is highlighted by the lead single “Heroin,” a confessional tribute to the tough parts of love, and the stirring Matthew Perryman Jones duet “Quit With Me.” The LP has earned early praise from Paste, which calls “Heroin” “sonically hearty” and “lyrically creative” and praises her “ability to manage simplicity in a sad song is what makes it most impressive and effective.”

Contact: Grace Fleisher

12 October

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello & The Imposters/ ‘Look Now’/ Concord


The first album Costello has made with The Imposters in a decade, and his first album since his acclaimed 2013 Roots collaboration, is beautiful in its simplicity. These 12 songs reflect a specific lyrical and sonic vision that combines the scope of Imperial Bedroom with the beauty of emotion of Painted From Memory. The album features three contributions by Burt Bacharach, who makes a guest appearance leading the Imposters from the piano on “Do Not Look Now” and “Photographs Can Lie,” as well the Carole King co-write “He’s Given Me Things.”

Contact: Amy Bailey

12 October

Thomas Dybdahl/ ‘All These Things’/ V2 Records


“Norway’s answer to Nick Drake” (NME) reunites with GRAMMY-winning producer Larry Klein (Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell) for his new album, which trades the GRAMMY-nominated singer’s Scandinavian homeland for balmy Los Angeles. The album ranges from the tear-jerking twang of “When I Go” to the wistful rock n’ roll of “Lifeline,” with “Can I Have It All” capturing the album’s intimate, airy feel. The atmosphere is central to the experience – “The Longest Night” even starts with the chirp of crickets and a striking match.

Contact: Spencer Roth-Rose

12 October

Michl – The Roxy (LA, CA)


The enigmatic R&B crooner who has over 110 million streams in the last two years and is “revved up to lead a revolution” (The Fader) showcases his current repertoire, including the Mura Masa-produced “Better With You,” new “brilliant” (Milk.XYZ) song “Borrowed Time,” and his take on Lauryn Hill’s “Tell Him” that Rolling Stone called “one of our favorite recent cover songs.”

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12 October

Adam Hood

Adam Hood/ ‘Somewhere In Between’/ Southern Songs


After years of writing songs for others – including Miranda Lambert, Brent Cobb, Anderson East, Lee Ann Womack and Little Big Town – the Alabama songwriter finally tells his own story. Hood reflects on his blue-collar roots with a mix of swaying country ballads and roadhouse roots-rock jams, all recorded live to harness his raw sound on stage where overdubs and multiple takes are not options. This record, stripped free of studio tricks, shines a light on everyday experiences.

Contact: Jaclyn D. Carter

13 October

Herb Alpert – Café Carlyle (NYC)


The prolific musician and his band (featuring wife Lani Hall) perform beloved songs from a legendary catalog and beyond, with a residency at this legendary Upper East Side cabaret spot. His latest release, Music Volume 3: Herb Alpert Reimagines The Tijuana Brass, is out 10/19 via Herb Alpert Presents.

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14 October

Jackie Greene – The Fonda Theatre (LA, CA)


Greene presents “The Modern Lives - IN CONCERT.” This eye-popping visual production was inspired by “The Modern Lives,” Greene’s short film collaboration with Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton (Madonna, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Kanye West) and designed by Cour Design (Paramore, LCD Soundsystem). This tour supports Greene’s new EP, The Modern Lives - Vol 2 (10/5 via Blue Rose Music) and features his new live band consisting of GRAMMY-winning producer and keyboardist Shannon Sanders (John Legend, Jonny Lang, Robert Randolph) alongside Nathan Dale (guitar) and newcomers Megan Coleman (percussion), Jon “Smoke” Lucas (drums) and Ben Rubin (bass).

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18 October

The Record Company – Terminal 5 (NYC)


They went from recording in their living room to earning GRAMMY nods, selling out headlining dates around the world and sharing bills with Mavis Staples, My Morning Jacket and John Mayer. Now in support of new album All Of This Life (Concord), the LA trio hits the road for its biggest tour yet.

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18 October

18 October

Amy Helm – 3rd & Lindsley (Nashville)


Helm and her band tour behind new album This Too Shall Light (Yep Roc) through the summer and fall. Helm’s vibrant new album, inspired by the likes of Allen Toussaint and Milk Carton Kids, follows her 2015 solo debut, Didn’t It Rain, which NPR called a “glorious, soulful” set that “ushers in a new chapter of Helm’s life.”

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19 October

Freakonomics Radio Network

Freakonomics Radio – Joe’s Pub (NYC)


Freakonomics Radio tapes four live episodes – two each night – of the journalism game show “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” Host Stephen J. Dubner is joined by different guest co-hosts and fact-checkers each taping, and these shows possess the kind of factual, inquisitive journalism that has been a hallmark of every Freakonomics Radio episode, but disguised in the most entertaining, unexpected and occasionally ridiculous conversation you're likely to hear.

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19 October

Appleseed Recordings/ ‘Appleseed’s 21st Anniversary: Roots and Branches’/ Appleseed Recordings


In honor of 21 years at the forefront of the folk protest tradition, the acclaimed GRAMMY-winning independent label releases a powerhouse triple album exploring two decades of their most revolutionary work, featuring new recordings by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello, Donovan, Tim Robbins, John Wesley Harding, Tom Russell and more. Across 57 tracks, each disc serves as a beacon of the label’s longstanding devotion to their three philosophies: truth-telling, preserving wisdom keepers both past and present and keeping the legacy of roots music alive for future generations.

Contact: Amy Bailey

19 October

Doe Paoro/ ‘Soft Power’/ Anti-


The pop songwriter trades electronic soundscapes for girl-group harmonies and piano-driven pop for her latest LP. Produced by GRAMMY winner Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, Sia), this soulful departure was recorded live to tape in a London studio with a top-shelf cast of musicians who have recorded with Adele, Joe Strummer and Brian Eno.

Contact: Grace Fleisher

19 October

Michl – Bowery Ballroom (NYC)


The enigmatic R&B crooner who has over 110 million streams in the last two years and is “revved up to lead a revolution” (The Fader) showcases his current repertoire, including the Mura Masa-produced “Better With You,” new “brilliant” (Milk.XYZ) song “Borrowed Time,” and his take on Lauryn Hill’s “Tell Him” that Rolling Stone called “one of our favorite recent cover songs.”

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19 October

Herb Alpert/ ‘Music Volume 3: Herb Alpert Reimagines The Tijuana Brass’/ Herb Alpert Presents


The prolific musician revisits and transforms some of his most iconic songs on the latest addition to his Music Volume series. The reinvention of “A Taste Of Honey,” “Lonely Bull," “Spanish Flea” and other historic recordings are, according to Alpert, “scrambled up”; a mix of new arrangements, production and samples of the original tracks update these classic songs in fresh and surprising ways.

Contact: Chris Taillie

20 October

Freakonomics Radio Network

Freakonomics Radio – Joe’s Pub (NYC)


Freakonomics Radio tapes four live episodes – two each night – of the journalism game show “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” Host Stephen J. Dubner is joined by different guest co-hosts and fact-checkers each taping, and these shows possess the kind of factual, inquisitive journalism that has been a hallmark of every Freakonomics Radio episode, but disguised in the most entertaining, unexpected and occasionally ridiculous conversation you're likely to hear.

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21 October

Masego

Masego – Irving Plaza (NYC)


Following his largest European tour and a summer US amphitheater trek with Leon Bridges, the “soul music-making machine” (Ones To Watch) hits the road again for a fall headlining tour. Dubbed "most intriguing player" (OkayPlayer) at this year's Smokin' Grooves festival, Masego builds his own beats live juxtaposed with his saxophone solos.

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25 October

Ariana and the Rose

Ariana And The Rose – Public Arts (NYC)


Making a grand return after last summer's soirée, the “beloved indie pop guru” (PAPER) brings light + space, her galactic, immersive Brooklyn party, to Manhattan nightlife hub PUBLIC Hotel. This staple of contemporary NYC nightlife – the glitter-coated lovechild of a classic ’80s disco party, a pop show, an immersive theater production and an art rave from Mars – was conceived as an underground party in East London and came stateside for a sold-out debut performance at House of Yes last November. Quickly followed by a triumphant three-night residency that also sold out, the party continues to stake its claim as a highlight of the NYC party circuit.

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25 October

Take Me To The River - Sony Hall (NYC)


Multiple generations of iconic New Orleans musicians – Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan + Ian Neville, The Meters’ George Porter Jr., Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, 2017 GRAMMY winners Los Bayou Ramblers, the 79ers Gang and Terence Higgins – perform together to chart their city’s musical evolution and worldwide influence. There will also be educational workshops and activities at the show available for students to inspire social consciousness and community building. This tour is in honor of the upcoming film “Take Me to the River NOLA,” the follow-up to the acclaimed Memphis documentary directed by GRAMMY-nominated producer Martin Shore, who will also be on tour.

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26 October

Dillon Carmichael

Dillon Carmichael/ ‘Hell On An Angel’/ Riser House Records


Merging a sonically progressive palette with a tasteful reverence for the past, the Burgin, KY native has crafted a slice of solid country gold — one that’s fueled by plainspoken lyrics and a rich baritone voice — on his Dave Cobb-produced debut. The album captures vivid snapshots of the people Carmichael grew up around: hardworking, bighearted folks taking life one day at a time, sticking together through the good times and the bad with honesty, dignity and faith.

Contact: Jaclyn D. Carter

26 October

Lucia Micarelli – Broad Stage (Santa Monica, CA)


The inspiring young violinist and vocalist known for eclectic sets featuring Ravel, Led Zeppelin and standards like “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” tours with an ensemble including cello, bass, piano, viola and second violin. Micarelli, whose recent PBS special has reached millions, is known for her role as Annie on HBO’s Treme and has previously toured with Chris Botti, Josh Groban and Barbra Streisand.

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26 October

Shad/ ‘A Short Story About A War’/ Secret City Records


This trenchant concept album by the Polaris-nominated and JUNO-winning MC holds a mirror to our world. Shad tells his incisive and uplifting story through disarmingly catchy songs that weave through issues of migration, environment, politics and, above all, the human spirit. Driving his sound is a swath of hip-hop beats, trap, funk and jazz featuring collaborations from genre-less luminaries (Kaytranada, 2oolman, Lido Pimienta), crafty indie rockers (Yukon Blonde) and Toronto rap vets (Ian Kamau, Eternia, DJ T Lo).

Contact: Spencer Roth-Rose

26 October

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Kaia Kater/ ‘Grenades’/ Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Known for her prowess as a songwriter and tradition bearer who performs with "the skill of a folk-circuit veteran" (Rolling Stone), the Grenadian-Canadian artist takes a decidedly different turn for her Smithsonian Folkways Recordings debut. What started out as a search to discover the roots of her identity became a physical and emotional exploration of history — in particular, her paternal ancestry — and has led to bold new heights of her imagination and creative expression.

Contact: Andrea Evenson

26 October

William Shatner/ ‘Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album’/ Cleopatra Records


The legend of stage, screen and spoken word gathers an eccentric cast of vanguards, icons and misfits for his first-ever holiday album. Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, Brad Paisley, Judy Collins, Todd Rundgren, Billy Gibbons, Ian Anderson, Rick Wakeman and more help Shatner turn 13 holiday classics on their head. “Jingle Bells” now follows a rambunctious punk beat, “Blue Christmas” channels groovy honky-tonk and other tracks weave through jazz, blues, blues, bossa nova and beyond.

Contact: Natalie Maher

26 October

Ryan Montbleau/ ‘Woodstock Sessions’/ Independent


Recorded in December 2017 as part of Woodstock Sessions’ ongoing live-in-studio releases, Montbleau’s latest album features beloved hits and unreleased tracks. It is the best showcase yet of the New England-based musician’s mastery of acoustic songwriting and performance developed over a successful fifteen-year career.

Contact: Kerri Brusca

26 October

Fionn/ ‘Fionn’/ 604 Records


These 20-year-old identical twin sisters channel Celtic folk, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, and modern feminist critiques on their self-titled debut. Busking as a duo since age twelve, Brianne and Alanna Finn-Morris played over one hundred shows a year while in high school and developed the evergreen, harmony-heavy folk sound that flows throughout the album’s 12 tracks – six written by each sister.

Contact: Hannah Schwartz

28 October

Resonance Records – Birdland (NYC)


The GRAMMY-winning label and jazz’s preeminent model of artist-first preservation takes over the famed NYC club for a historic 10-year anniversary celebration. An all-star band of 17 artists associated with the label – Polly Gibbons, Aubrey Logan, Eddie Daniels, Christian Howes and more – will perform an eclectic array of highlights from the label’s catalog.

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29 October

Resonance Records – Birdland (NYC)


The GRAMMY-winning label and jazz’s preeminent model of artist-first preservation takes over the famed NYC club for a historic 10-year anniversary celebration. An all-star band of 17 artists associated with the label – Polly Gibbons, Aubrey Logan, Eddie Daniels, Christian Howes and more – will perform an eclectic array of highlights from the label’s catalog.

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29 October

29 October

29 October

Rosanne Cash – Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY)


Cash presents the specially curated event “She Remembers Everything – An Evening of Literature and Song.” She’ll perform songs – many for the first time – from her forthcoming album, She Remembers Everything (11/2 via Blue Note). Joining her are poet, artist and activist Staceyann Chin; author A.M. Homes; astrophysicist, author and Pioneer Works Director of Sciences Janna Levin; and writer Maria Popova, who will read works by strong literary voices like Angela Davis, Ursula K. Le Guin, Toni Morrison and more.

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29 October

Boz Scaggs – Ryman Auditorium (Nashville)


The Versatile singer, songwriter and guitarist extends his “Out of the Blues Tour” with his band. Scaggs’ Out Of the Blues (Concord) continues a musical renaissance returning him to his earliest blues roots. Scaggs applies his iconic voice and gritty guitar playing to blues classics by Bobby “Blue” Bland, Jimmy Reed and Magic Sam; to a stirring reading of Neil Young’s “On the Beach”; and to new originals written with longtime collaborator Jack Walroth.

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