Posts tagged with "WILLIE NELSON"

Video Feature MINDI ABAIR AND THE BONESHAKERS

Video Feature MINDI ABAIR AND THE BONESHAKERS
Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers, Hollywood, California. 22 April 2017. Video Feature Musician:  MINDI ABAIR AND THE BONESHAKERS Video:  “Run Run Rudolph”  MINDI ABAIR AND THE BONESHAKERS’ VIDEO “RUN RUN RUDOLPH” Here’s a Holiday treat from Mindi Abair, one of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists/vocalists—who is also a two-time Grammy nominee. She has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances... 

Video+Web Exclusive Interview Robert Earl Keen

Video+Web Exclusive Interview Robert Earl Keen
Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Musician:  ROBERT EARL KEEN Video:  “Merry Christmas from the Family”  ROBERT EARL KEEN’S SIXTH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOUR WITH NEW LOOK, COUNTRY-ROCK INFLUENCE Robert Earl Keen is presenting his most extensive holiday tour yet with the all-new REK’s Fam-O-Lee Back to the Country Jamboree. Now in its sixth year, Keen’s holiday tours have become a family tradition in his native Texas and beyond. The... 

BOB JAMES & NATHAN EAST

BOB JAMES & NATHAN EAST
Fourplay’s jazz masters finally record their long-awaited duo project Although keyboardist Bob James and bassist Nathan East have anchored the jazz supergroup Fourplay for 25 years, they’ve wanted to record an album of their own for years—but the timing was never quite right. “Because of our schedules we just couldn’t find the time,” says James. But finally they did—and with Yamaha Entertainment Group executive Chris Gero producing,... 

BILLY RAY CYRUS

BILLY RAY CYRUS
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW   Musician:  BILLY RAY CYRUS Video: “Thin Line” featuring Shelby Lynne Songwriter: Billy Ray Cyrus Billy Ray Cyrus is a singer-songwriter, actor and philanthropist—helping many charities, including veterans and military families. We talked with Cyrus about his new album two days after his performance of the 1992 hit “Some Gave All” at the Tennessee Titans’ opener on Sunday, 9/11/16. Before... 

WILLIE NELSON

WILLIE NELSON
WILLIE NELSON The projects keep coming for the Red Headed Stranger      Willie Nelson knows how to throw a party. He marked his 80th birthday last April with the release of two albums: Let’s Face the Music and Dance, covering material from the Great American Songbook and gypsy jazz pioneer Django Reinhardt, and To All the Girls, a collection of duets with female artists. Over the course of his career, Nelson has recorded more than 60 studio... 

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson Let’s Face the Music and Dance [Sony Legacy] For Willie Nelson, there’s no better (legal) way to celebrate a birthday than to release a record. The latest addition to the octogenarian’s 200-plus-album discography marks a return to the Great American Songbook, which served him so well on 1978’s Stardust. Nelson’s instantly recognizable, languorous vocals suit the material, giving a rough-hewn charm to standards like “Walking... 

THE CONCEPT OF WILLIE NELSON

THE CONCEPT OF WILLIE NELSON
THE CONCEPT OF WILLIE NELSON Confession: Something was missing in my recent bit on Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday. But I only realized it last week during a long walk home crosstown from the Cutting Room, where I and my new two friends had just seen Buster Poindexter (more on that later). During the show’s intermission, Lincoln Foley Schofield, the club’s booker, asked me how I liked the Willie celebration. It hadn’t even been a week, and I’d... 

WILLIE NELSON

WILLIE NELSON
WILLIE NELSON Consider this most varied grouping: Barbra Streisand, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Tony Bennett, Bono, John Mayer, Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper, Steven Tyler, Paul Anka, Carlos Santana, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Emmylou Harris, Sandra Bernhard, Dan Akroyd, Brad Paisley, Iggy Pop, Steve Earle, Tom Morello, Daryl Hall , John Oates, Marky Ramone, Lemmy, Tom Kenny, Vince Gill, B.J. Thomas, Howard Stern, Billy F Gibbons, Ranger... 

FOCAL POINTS

FOCAL POINTS
SHELBY LYNNE — Pasadena, Calif., 2000 FOCAL POINTS Photographer James Minchin III illuminates the spirit of rock ’n’ roll “The images I like most are those where I’m able to just get out of the way,” says photographer James Minchin III. “I prefer to document what’s actually happening rather than trying to create something.” That unerring eye for capturing a revealing moment has earned the trust and admiration of a diverse array... 

DEFINING MOMENTS

DEFINING MOMENTS
DEFINING MOMENTS Photographer Danny Clinch captures the essence of music’s finest Danny Clinch’s unforgettable images have graced countless publications and album covers from Johnny Cash and Gregg Allman to Willie Nelson, the Fray and Bruce Springsteen (above, on a New Jersey back road in 2007). Before establishing himself as a premier lensmen, Clinch studied under the legendary Annie Leibovitz and Mary Ellen Mark. “These photographs are... 

SUMMER FESTIVALS

SUMMER FESTIVALS
   MAY  THE BAMBOOZLE  Headliners: Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Blink-182, Skrillex, Brand New, the Gaslight Anthem, All American Rejects, Jimmy Eat World, Incubus, Mac Miller Where: Asbury Park, N.J. When: May 18-20 Website: thebamboozle.com Promoted as the largest beach-based music festival in the U.S., the 10th annual Bamboozle offers more than 100 acts. This year the sounds will continue well into the night, as the lineup has expanded to include... 

NORAH JONES

NORAH JONES
NORAH JONES How she made the most unexpected music of her career with some help from Danger Mouse.  In June 2009, Norah Jones was somewhere not many people would expect her to be: in a small Los Angeles studio, cooking up new music with producer Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton. Ten years ago, Jones’ diamond-selling debut, Come Away With Me, established her as a pop icon with a soft, jazzy touch. Each of her follow-up solo albums—all of which... 

WILLIE NELSON & WYNTON MARSALIS FEATURING NORAH JONES

WILLIE NELSON & WYNTON MARSALIS FEATURING NORAH JONES
WILLIE NELSON & WYNTON MARSALIS FEATURING NORAH JONES Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles [Blue Note] As the old showbiz saying goes, you can’t go wrong with good material. So with the timeless songbook of Ray Charles as a source, this live collaboration of three luminaries of jazz, pop and country is a thrill. Cut live at Lincoln Center in February 2009, the set kicks off with a spirited take on “Hallelujah I Love Her... 
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