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January 2019

05 January

Leyla McCalla – Winter Jazz Festival (NYC)


The New Orleans singer and songwriter plays music from her Haitian and protest-inspired latest album, The Capitalist Blues (1/25 via PIAS), with her band. McCalla, who counts the New York Times, Vogue, NPR and more as fans, has toured with Rhiannon Giddens and performed multiple times at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, as well as an event co-hosted by Solange to benefit the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans.

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05 January

Dillon Carmichael

Dillon Carmichael – Ryman Auditorium (Nashville)


The Kentucky native, praised by the New York Times, FADER, Rolling Stone Country and more, plays with the Opry band as a guest artist for “Opry at the Ryman,” which marks his third Opry performance since his August debut. Pandora recently named Carmichael one of its Country Artists to Watch in 2019: “Armed with a distinctive baritone voice and fiercely protective of the country tradition of his influences Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, Carmichael can rock with the best of them.”

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06 January

09 January

Rob Baird – Berlin (NYC)


This intimate album-release show with the Memphis-bred artist and his band will feature stories and acoustic performances of songs from his new album, After All (1/11 via Hard Luck Recording Company).

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10 January

Alejandro Escovedo - City Winery (Nashville)


The Mexican-American punk veteran hits the road again with his touring band, Don Antonio, for a 2019 US trek. Escovedo stops in many American cities for the first time since the release of The Crossing (Yep Roc), which NPR praised as “possibly the finest recorded work” of his five-decade career.

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11 January

Rob Baird/ ‘After All’/ Hard Luck Recording Co


Drawing from Lucinda Williams’ tender melodies and the raw chords of James McMurtry, the Memphis-bred artist chronicles the seven stages of grief concerning a breakup and what lies between the black and white lines of love. Recorded straight to tape at Battle Tapes studio in East Nashville under the direction of Jeremy Ferguson (Cage The Elephant, Andrew Combs, Lucie Silvas), the new album combines Austin songwriting with Nashville-fueled collaboration; the album includes a duet with Lucie Silvas on "Burning Blue."

Contact: Jaclyn D. Carter

15 January

Guster – UCB East (NYC)


In honor of new album Look Alive (1/18 via Nettwerk/Ocho Mule), the storied band joins Connor Ratliff (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Orange Is The New Black, Search Party) and Michael Cruz Kayne (Billy On The Street) as the special guest of the sold-out, hour-long “TRI: An Improv Show.” The band will participate in skits throughout the night, and surprises are sure to ensue. 

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16 January

18 January

Alejandro Escovedo – City Winery (NYC)


The Mexican-American punk veteran hits the road again with his touring band, Don Antonio, for a 2019 US trek. Escovedo stops in many American cities for the first time since the release of The Crossing (Yep Roc), which NPR praised as “possibly the finest recorded work” of his five-decade career.

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18 January

Neyla Pekarek/ ‘Rattlesnake’/ S-Curve


The classically trained Denver songwriter and cellist, formerly of The Lumineers, releases her solo debut LP, a concept album about the pioneering unsung Western heroine Kate Slaughterback, better known as Rattlesnake Kate. This “Folk Opera,” produced by Matt Ward, shines a light on incredible tales from Kate’s life, including her triumph over a pack of rampaging rattlesnakes and a 40-year love letter correspondence she maintained with a man she never actually met.

Contact: Grace Fleisher

18 January

Guster/ ‘Look Alive’/ Nettwerk/Ocho Mule


The band’s first album in four years – recorded in a vintage keyboard museum in Calgary – is the most layered, moody and brilliantly unpredictable collection of songs in their storied career. The group captures the “cold sounds” of the record beautifully in the stark and haunting title track, which NPR Music calls “one of Guster’s most musically sparkling pop songs.”

Contact: Grace Fleisher

18 January

Guster – The Strand (NYC)


The band hosts an evening of live music and conversation at The Strand's Rare Book Room, moderated by Emmy winner Ted Allen, host of Chopped and a member of the original Queer Eye cast. Guster will perform acoustic renditions of songs from new album Look Alive (1/18 via Nettwerk/Ocho Mule), answer audience questions and sign copies of the LP.

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19 January

Alejandro Escovedo – City Winery (NYC)


The Mexican-American punk veteran hits the road again with his touring band, Don Antonio, for a 2019 US trek. Escovedo stops in many American cities for the first time since the release of The Crossing (Yep Roc), which NPR praised as “possibly the finest recorded work” of his five-decade career.

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19 January

Neyla Pekarek – Grand Ole Opry (Nashville)


The Denver songwriter and cellist, formerly of The Lumineers, makes her Grand Ole Opry debut, playing with the Opry band for “Opry at the Ryman.” This performance follows the release day of Rattlesnake (1/18 via S-Curve Records/BMG), her debut solo album produced by (Matt Ward (M. Ward, She & Him) that Mojo calls a “clever roots pop drama” in its four-star review.

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20 January

Alejandro Escovedo – City Winery (NYC)


The Mexican-American punk veteran hits the road again with his touring band, Don Antonio, for a 2019 US trek. Escovedo stops in many American cities for the first time since the release of The Crossing (Yep Roc), which NPR praised as “possibly the finest recorded work” of his five-decade career.

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22 January

Barbershop Harmony Society – Midwinter 2019 (Nashville)


Performers spanning generations come together for five days of competition at the Grand Ole Opry House, where they'll battle for titles in barbershop quartet, chorus and overall harmony. The annual festival features singers and choruses from across America, including men's choruses, women's choruses and mixed-voice choruses, all singing in the barbershop style.

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23 January

Barbershop Harmony Society – Midwinter 2019 (Nashville)


Performers spanning generations come together for five days of competition at the Grand Ole Opry House, where they'll battle for titles in barbershop quartet, chorus and overall harmony. The annual festival features singers and choruses from across America, including men's choruses, women's choruses and mixed-voice choruses, all singing in the barbershop style.

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24 January

Barbershop Harmony Society – Midwinter 2019 (Nashville)


Performers spanning generations come together for five days of competition at the Grand Ole Opry House, where they'll battle for titles in barbershop quartet, chorus and overall harmony. The annual festival features singers and choruses from across America, including men's choruses, women's choruses and mixed-voice choruses, all singing in the barbershop style.

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25 January

Barbershop Harmony Society – Midwinter 2019 (Nashville)


Performers spanning generations come together for five days of competition at the Grand Ole Opry House, where they'll battle for titles in barbershop quartet, chorus and overall harmony. The annual festival features singers and choruses from across America, including men's choruses, women's choruses and mixed-voice choruses, all singing in the barbershop style.

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25 January

Júníus Meyvant/ ‘Across The Borders’/ Record Records


The “soul-stirring” (NPR) Icelandic “Newcomer of the Year” (Icelandic Music Awards) brings his eccentric and lush music to the US with his new album. Rich strings and soulful melodies heighten Meyvant’s unmistakable voice, creating a warm wall of bliss that marries glee with paranoia.

Contact: Amy Bailey

25 January

Thomas Dybdahl – Troubadour (LA, CA)


“Norway’s answer to Nick Drake” (NME) is Lera Lynn’s special guest for one of his first US shows in three years. The GRAMMY-nominated songwriter performs solo in honor of new album All These Things (V2), which Billboard calls “brooding, ethereal…captivating in its simplicity.”

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25 January

Leyla McCalla/ ‘The Capitalist Blues’/ PIAS


On her third album and her first with a producer, the New Orleans singer and songwriter and former Carolina Chocolate Drops member processes the current political environment with gnashing teeth and a raised fist. These protest songs weave through McCalla’s Haitian heritage, the various jazz and folk sounds of her adopted city and her belief in music’s power to effect change. Highlights include a Sam Cooke-like soul take on lead poisoning in the water (“Heavy As Lead”); the 1% (“Money Is King”); and finding love after the newlywed sheen dulls (“Me And My Baby”).

Contact: Natalie Maher

25 January

Lindi Ortega/ ‘Liberty: Piano Songbook’/ Shadowbox Music


Following her widely acclaimed 2018 album Liberty, Ortega returns with an entirely instrumental version of the 12-track “cinematic journey" (NPR Weekend Edition). These fresh versions move away from the spaghetti-Western production while maintaining a cinematic tone that musically complements its lyrical themes. “I didn’t feel like I was quite done with Liberty,” Ortega says. “I didn’t want to write a full sequel, but it needed something else. This seemed like a logical next step to take.”

Contact: Jaclyn D. Carter

25 January

Addi McDaniel/ ‘After The News’/ Sylvan Songs


The “dynamo with a brass-plated voice” (LA Times) breathes life into these original songs from collaborator Tom Siering, whose material she deftly forms into a broader tale of mortality, acceptance, grief and forgiveness. These original songs include covers like Andrew Bird’s “Are You Serious,” which Parade calls a “slinky, vintage-tinged song with a self-assured croon accompanied by chill organ, tasty guitar and a retro vibe.”

Contact: Mikaela Duhs

25 January

26 January

Barbershop Harmony Society – Midwinter 2019 (Nashville)


Performers spanning generations come together for five days of competition at the Grand Ole Opry House, where they'll battle for titles in barbershop quartet, chorus and overall harmony. The annual festival features singers and choruses from across America, including men's choruses, women's choruses and mixed-voice choruses, all singing in the barbershop style.

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27 January

Barbershop Harmony Society – Midwinter 2019 (Nashville)


Performers spanning generations come together for five days of competition at the Grand Ole Opry House, where they'll battle for titles in barbershop quartet, chorus and overall harmony. The annual festival features singers and choruses from across America, including men's choruses, women's choruses and mixed-voice choruses, all singing in the barbershop style.

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28 January

Guster –Amoeba Hollywood (LA, CA)


88.5 FM presents an evening of live music and album signings as the band celebrates new album Look Alive (1/18 via Nettwerk/Ocho Mule). Paste named it one of their Most Anticipated Albums of 2019, and NPR Music calls the title track "one of Guster's most musically sparkling pop songs … slithers with colorful, sinewy synths."

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31 January

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Ryman Auditorium (Nashville)


Guitarist Derek Trucks and vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, “two of the best roots rock musicians of their generation” (NPR), kick off 2019 with a winter tour ahead of their fourth studio LP, which is slated for release early this year. Unrivaled in their blend of American soul, blues, rock and country, the GRAMMY-winning 12-member band will play multiple nights in some of America’s biggest cities.

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31 January