The “cello goddess” (New York Times) debuts her immersive performance of Aura Blackstar: Bowie Cello Symphonic Visualized. The event is a live presentation of Beiser’s forthcoming Bowie Cello Symphonic: Blackstar (Islandia Music Records), a dramatic track-by-track reimagining of David Bowie’s final album. This free performance takes place on the fourth anniversary of Bowie’s passing.
The Billboard chart-topping champions of South Carolina’s Gullah music, and now GRAMMY nominees (Best Regional Roots Album), extend their Good Time tour into 2020. The band’s “soulful honey to the ears” (NPR) channels the spirit of their tight-knit, West African-rooted local community in the Sea Islands, also drawing inspiration from regional heroes like Bessie Jones and the field recordings of Alan Lomax. According to Garden & Gun, “If it doesn’t get you moving, you might want to check your heartbeat.”
The Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter, fresh from touring with Neil Young, presents this special one-night performance. Prince will play old material and preview his upcoming Glassnote debut, Reliever, out February 7th. Steeped in the music of Johnny Cash and Notorious B.I.G., Prince turned heads at Stagecoach last year, delivering “one of the most captivating performances of the weekend” (LA Times).
The pedal steel virtuoso and his legendary Family Band, all nominated at this year’s GRAMMYs (Best Contemporary Blues Album for Brighter Days), supports The Everyone Orchestra for their first show of 2020. Expect blues, gospel, and plenty of shredding.
Bill Nye helps kick off the veteran debate series' spring season. Nye, a longtime fan who publicly changed his mind about GMOs after attending the nonprofit's 2014 debate, will introduce the debate on the motion: "It's Time to Expand Nuclear Power."
While touring with Rainbow Kitten Surprise and The Head And The Heart, Jake Cochran (stand-up drum kit) and Jeff Gorman (guitar, loops, synth tones) have been winning over crowds with their “hypnotic” (Billboard) performances and “electrifying” (Uproxx) stage presence. Despite being one of the festival’s earliest acts, they even received a standing ovation at Newport Folk Fest. They now headline this 2020 tour following the release of their self-titled debut on Atlantic.