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Today, Gearbox Records and the Rich Estate have announced the forthcoming release of the last-ever recording of American drumming legend, Buddy Rich.   Titled Just In Time: The Final Recording, the album will be released on December 6, 2019, and also features exclusive liner notes from Rich’s daughter Cathy Rich. The recording was taken in 1986 at Ronnie Scott’s Club, London and......
DUKE PERFORMANCES PRESENTS WEEKLONG CONCERT SERIES ALONGSIDE IMMERSIVE ART EXHIBITION IN DURHAM, N.C. TO CELEBRATE THE PIONEERS OF AMERICAN MUSIC   Duke Performances partners with the Music Maker Relief Foundation to present Music Maker 25 at The Fruit, a 15,000 square foot community art space in Durham, NC, from December 4th – 8th.   Works from significant......
JUSTIN PETER KINKEL-SCHUSTER ASTONISHES ON NEW ALBUM ‘TAKE HEART, TAKE CARE’ (BIG LEGAL MESS) AS TOUR CONTINUES   Arkansas indie-folk artist Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster has made a powerful new record in ‘Take Heart, Take Care’ (Big Legal Mess), his first written as a sober songwriter, and critics and bloggers are taking notice as his tour......
For your GRAMMY consideration: the new album by 2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim, ‘The Balance’ (Gearbox Records), featured in Billboard, Washington Post, Jazziz, Jazz Times, Downbeat, NPR Fresh Air, NPR Weekend Edition, Stereogum, SIRIUS XM, WBGO, and WNYC Soundcheck: “Bach, Beethoven, we’ve got better.” –Nelson Mandela “A master of understatement and balance… Levitating.” –Giovanni......
‘Black Cowboys’ is the new album from multi-instrumentalist, songster, and co-founding member of the GRAMMY Award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom Flemons. More than a collection of songs from the “Wild West,” the record sheds light on the prominent but often overlooked role African American pioneers played in westward expansion. In 2018, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings......
“Going through your trials, I guarantee you, trouble gonna come and you need something. Music soothe your mind. You still be in pain but you can sleep,” says Elizabeth King of the power of gospel music, during a conversation upstairs at producer Bruce Watson’s Delta-Sonic Studio in her hometown of Memphis, TN. This first reissue......
The Sensational Barnes Brothers – An Introduction Alex Greene For Chris and Courtney Barnes — aka The Sensational Barnes Brothers — old school gospel comes as naturally as falling rain. They’ve sung together all their lives, but with their new eponymous debut album, the first release of the Bible and Tire Recording Co. label, things......
SEPTEMBER 20 MARKS FIRST RELEASES BY THE SENSATIONAL BARNES BROTHERS AND ELIZABETH KING & THE GOSPEL SOULS MEMPHIS’ CROSSTOWN THEATER TO HOST KING, THE BARNES, REV. JOHN WILKINS, LIZ BRASHER, AND MORE IN SEPTEMBER 20 MEMPHIS GOSPEL REVUE CONCERT NPR PREMIERES FIRST TWO TRACKS IN PROFILE ON NEW LABEL Bruce Watson of Fat Possum Records......
Tennessee Brew Works, an independent craft brewery will host the AMERICANAFEST Blue Corn Music & Nick Loss-Eaton Media Finely Tuned Day Party on Sept. 14 from 11am to 10pm at their taproom, 809 Ewing Ave. AMERICANAFEST Blue Corn Music & Nick Loss-Eaton Media Finely Tuned Day Party will feature smoked whole hog options from Gifford’s......
“Is Binker Golding the new Sonny Rollins? The new Coltrane? Or both?” – MOJO   “Like those saxophone colossi whose respective roots lay in calypso and roadhouse R&B, Binker opts to shake hips first, stroke beards second.” – Q    New album due out October 11, 2019 via Gearbox Records   Binker Golding is a......