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“Monument,” the New Single form Berlin’s Kid Be Kid, is “Extra Sweet”

Berlin, Germany-based musician Kid Be Kid released “Monument,” her latest single and its accompanying live performance video, on November 8th and 11th respectively. Out via the record label Springstoff, the new track sees the jazz/neo-soul/neo-classical artist in fine form, seducing, soothing, and satisfying listeners both old and new. Throw in some mellow vocals and beatboxing, and the package is perfected.

“Monument” is the lead single lifted from the forthcoming Lovely Genders EP 12″ vinyl and, according to a recent press release, “is full of allusions and details from recent times, but also colored by the adventures of recent years. Just as the first part of the song changes into the second part, the perception of the very same situation also changes permanently. Chaos and order. A new beginning and farewell.”

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Artwork for ‘Monument’ by Kid Be Kid

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Greensky Bluegrass Reveal Early 2020 Winter Tour Dates

Kalamazoo, Michigan’s purveyors of aptly-mixed Americana, bluegrass, and indie rock, Greensky Bluegrass, are kicking off the New Year with some soul-warming live performances. The newly-announced U.S. tour will see the band—Anders Beck (dobro), Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), Mike Devol (upright bass), and Paul Hoffman (mandolin)—bring their alt-bluegrass sounds to the masses for nearly 20 dates throughout January and February, supporting their 2019 release, All For Money.

Speaking of their high-energy shows, Beck commented, “We’re a rock-and-roll band that plays bluegrass instruments. Bluegrass is such a finite thing. Because you have a banjo and a mandolin, you’re supposed to do it a certain way. But we’ve always been ourselves.”

The upcoming winter tour aside, from June 4th to 6th Greensky Bluegrass will also host the third annual Camp Greensky Music Festival in Wellston, MI.

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Upcoming Winter 2020 Tour Dates:

Jan. 15 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
Jan. 16 – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall – Louisville, KY
Jan. 17 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
Jan. 18 – The Met – Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 19 – Roxian Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
Jan. 22 – State Theater of Ithaca – Ithaca, NY
Jan. 23 – The State Theatre – Portland, ME
Jan. 24 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
Jan. 25 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
Jan. 28. – Flynn Center – Burlington, VT
Jan. 29 – The Egg – Albany, NY
Jan. 30 – Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA
Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C.
Feb. 4 – Madison Theater – Covington, KY
Feb. 5 – The Mill and Mine – Knoxville, TN
Feb. 6 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
Feb. 7 & 8 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

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Cautious Clay Delivers Two Videos via Vevo DSCVR’s ‘Artists To Watch’ Series

Cautious Clay, the musical outfit of Cleveland-born, Brooklyn-based producer/singer/songwriter Josh Karpeh, has just delivered not but one, but two new live performance videos via Vevo DSCVR’s ‘Artists To Watch’ series. The talented alt-R&B/Soul artist opted to perform the singles “Erase” and “Stolen Moments” for the series, the former of which is his newest track and was named one of NPR Music’s “Top 20 Songs Of September.”

Parul Chokshi, Vevo’s Senior Director, Talent Booking, noted of the artist and performance, “To fully understand the musical genius of Cautious Clay, you must see him perform. He plays multiple instruments including saxophone, flute, guitar, keys, drums, and probably more that we have yet to see. His genre blending music is so unique and beautifully crafted. For an artist this brilliant, the sky’s the limit and he is only getting started. We’re proud to name Cautious Clay as a DSCVR Artist to Watch in 2020, you won’t want to miss this.”

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Remaining 2020 Tour Dates:

11/22/19 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
11/23/19 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/25/19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/26/19 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11/27/19 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/29/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
11/30/19 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
12/01/19 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
12/02/19 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
12/03/19 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
12/05/19 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
12/06/19 – Grands Rapids, MI – The Stache at The Intersection
12/07/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall
12/08/19 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/09/19 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
12/11/19 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
12/12/19 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
12/13/19 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12/14/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

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Beans on Toast Shares Video for Highly Political Single “On & On”

UK-based folk singer Beans on Toast will release his new “protest album” The Inevitable Train Wreck on December 1st. Today, ahead of the recording’s release, and launch of a lengthy local tour, the artist has unveiled a touching video for his highly political single, “On & On,” a commentary on the globe’s looming environmental catastrophe. The video itself was filmed on September 20th during London, England’s “Fridays For Future Climate” change protests.

Recorded on vintage, analogue equipment, The Inevitable Train Wreck marks Beans on Toast’s eleventh studio release and continues his decade-long trend of open and honest music aimed at the political landscape.

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Upcoming “The Inevitable Train Wreck Tour” Dates:

12/01 – HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club – ** ALBUM LAUNCH **
12/04 – READING Face Bar
12/05 – GLASTONBURY Boca Bar
12/06 – PLYMOUTH Junction
12/07 – SWANSEA Garage
12/08 – STROUD Prince Albert – SOLD OUT
12/10 – GUILDFORD Boileroom
12/11 – CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
12/12 – DERBY Venue
12/13 – NORWICH Arts Centre
12/14 – BEDFORD Esquires
12/18 – SHEFFIELD Leadmill
12/19 – STOKE Sugarmill
12/20 – LIVERPOOL Phase One
12/21 – COLCHESTER Three Wise Monkeys
01/31 – BRIGHTON Chalk
02/01 – BRISTOL Trinity
02/05 – SOUTHAMPTON The Loft
02/06 – CARDIFF The Globe
02/07 – LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
02/08 – BIRMINGHAM Castle & Falcon
02/09 – NOTTINGHAM Bodega
02/12 – NEWCASTLE Tyne Bank Brewery
02/13 – EDINBURGH Old Dr Bells Baths
02/14 – MANCHESTER Gorilla
02/15 – LONDON Dome

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Finnish Quartet Apocalyptica Confirm Spring 2020 North American Tour Dates

Apocalyptica has confirmed details for the Spring 2020 North American portion of their “Cell-0 World Tour.” The multi-Platinum selling Finnish quartet—which consists of classically-trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, and Paavo Lötjönen, and drummer Mikko Sirén—will hit 20 cities in Canada and the U.S. in a three-week stint supporting their latest release, Cell-0. Supporting on all dates is then renowned Italian metal/rock act, Lacuna Coil.

Cell-0, their first instrumental recording in 17 years, is due out on January 10th, 2020, via Silver Lining Music. It was produced by the band, mixed by Andrew Sheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Metallica, Black Sabbath), and recorded at Helsinki’s Sonic Pump studio. Sure, cellists are cool, but can they make a whole room headbang? You bet your bottom dollar they can, and will.

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North American “Cell-0 World Tour” Dates (w/ Lacuna Coil):

05/03 – The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
05/04 – The Masquerade – Heaven, Atlanta, GA
05/06 – Emo’s, Austin, TX
05/07 – House of Blues, Houston, TX
05/09 – Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
05/10 – The Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona
05/11 – The Mayan, Los Angeles, CA
05/12 – The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
05/13 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
05/14 – The Showbox, Seattle, WA
05/15 – Imperial, Vancouver, BC Canada
05/17 – Midway, Edmonton, AB Canada
05/18 – The Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB Canada
05/20 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
05/21 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL
05/22 – The Opera House, Toronto, ON Canada
05/23 – MTelus, Montreal, QC Canada
05/24 – Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
05/25 – Webster Hall, New York, NY
05/26 – Big Night Live, Boston, MA

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Fretland Reveals the Music Video for Their Debut Single “Long Haul”

Exploding out of Snohomish, Washington, indie-folk newcomers Fretland are quickly amassing both positive praises, and a loyal following thanks in large to their fun and honest songwriting. Their popular debut single, “Long Haul,” has now received the music video treatment, and can be seen below.

Band member Hillary Grace Fretland recently spoke of the music video, saying, “Our video for ‘Long Haul’ is a celebration of our hometown of Snohomish, Washington. When you have a special connection to the community that helped shape you, it’s a love and nostalgia that never really goes away. Watching our town come together to make this video happen was just another reminder of why we feel this way. Really that feeling of pride and history is what we were wanting to capture so that anyone who shares that love for a town or place can share in it with us. ‘Long Haul’ is a song about capturing all that love for wherever, whatever and whomever it’s been inspired by and then sharing it with the world. It’s boastful, it’s shameless, and it goes on and on.”

The group’s 11-track, self-titled debut album is due out in early 2020 and was engineered by Nich Wilbur (Angel Olsen, Black Belt Eagle Scout), with mixing courtesy of Seattle’s Trevor Spencer (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes). Fretland is composed of musicians Hillary Grace Fretland, Kara Belle Fretland, bassist Jake Haber, guitarist Luke Francis, and drummer Kenny Bates.

Upcoming Show Dates:

Nov 22 – Spokane, WA – Lucky You Lounge
Dec 14 – Snohomish, WA – Randolph Cellars Winery

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Artwork for “Long Haul” by Fretland
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Hawktail’s Sophomore Album ‘Formations’ Due January 2020; Lead Single “Annbjørg” Out Now

Hawktail is back! Accompanying the news that their sophomore studio recording Formations will drop on January 10th, 2020, via Padiddle Records, is the music video for lead single “Annbjørg.” Formations was co-produced by Chris Eldridge of Punch Brothers, and saw the quartet’s members—fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie—write the album in a mere two months, recording it in four days at Nashville’s Southern Ground Studios. Formations was engineered by Dave Sinko (Edgar Meyer, Béla Fleck, Sam Bush) and mixed by Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Shania Twain).

Commenting on the speed, Kowert notes, “We had studio dates to record a quick EP of covers, arrangements we’d been playing live. But we had these strong starts that felt so good that we were like ‘let’s finish THESE instead.’” Tice added, “We’re just trying to find something good to play. We’re not interested in adhering to the same old forms—merely adding some spice to something that we all know how it’s going to end.”

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Formations Track Listing:

01. Annbjørg
02. Last One on the Line
03. Dandelion
04. The Tobogganist
05. Eddie’s Attic
06. Padiddle
07. One Hour in Hungary

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Nov 22 – Bloomington, IN – FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
Nov 23 – Danville, KY – Norton Center for the Arts
Nov 24 – Bellefontaine, OH – Holland Theatre
Nov 25 – Peninsula, OH – G.A.R. Hall
Jan 24 – New Orleans, LA – Folk Alliance
Jan 31 – Nashville, TN – Little Harpeth Brewing Album Release Show
Feb 02 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry at The Ryman
Feb 07 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd Music House
Feb 08 – Charlottesville, VA – The Front Porch
Feb 09 – Frederick, MD – Weinberg Center For The Arts
Feb 14 – Los Angeles, CA – McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Feb 15 – Soquel, CA – Michael’s on Main
Feb 16 – Berkeley, CA – Freight and Salvage
Feb 29-Mar 01 – Northampton, MA – Back Porch Music Festival
Apr 03 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic
Apr 04 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Music Festival

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Bonny Light Horseman Unveil Subdued Single “Jane Jane”; 2020 Headlining Tour Dates Confirmed

The new folking trio known as Bonny Light Horseman—which consists of Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), and Josh Kaufman (Craig Finn, Josh Ritter, The National)—have unveiled a new single called “Jane Jane.” The sweet song is lifted from the group’s forthcoming self-titled debut, which is set for a January 24th, 2020 release via 37d03d Records. “Jane Jane” is the third single off the pending Kaufman-produced release and follows both “Deep In Love” and the eponymous lead single.

The threesome also recently confirmed their first headlining tour with the trek kicking off on January 21st at Los Angeles’ Lodge Room. The album itself sees Bonny Light Horseman, according to a recent press release, “reimagining traditional songs and cowriting new ones based loosely on specific sources.” Mitchell reflected on this sentiment, saying, “I think it’s fair to say we are all inspired by traditional music in different ways. We wanted to rework old songs but not in a ‘research project’ way. The emotions, the feeling of momentousness, the openness—even the chords being in open tuning—we wanted everything to be wide open. It was very healing to delve into these old stories and images that have existed for so long that you can rest in them.”

Bonny Light Horseman Tour Dates:

01/21 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
01/22 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
01/24 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
01/25 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
01/29 – Glasgow, UK – Celtic Connections w/ Anaïs Mitchell (at Old Fruitmarket)
01/30 – Glasgow, UK – Celtic Connections w/ Anaïs Mitchell’s CAMPFIRE (at Saint Luke’s)
01/31 – London UK – Roundhouse w/ Anaïs Mitchell
02/01 – London, UK – The Lexington
02/04 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd Music House *
02/05 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle *
02/06 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade *
02/07- Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios w/ Joe Pug
02/08 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom *
02/11 – Cambridge MA – The Sinclair *
* w/ Erin Rae supporting

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Artwork for ‘Bonny Light Horseman’ by Bonny Light Horseman
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Alt/Indie-Folk Artist Tim Barr Debuts Third Single “Crimson Kid” [Premiere]

Today New York City-based alt/indie-folk artist Tim Barr, also of SilverBird fame, is debuting “Crimson Kid,” the third single off his forthcoming full-length album, Sign of The Good Times. The self-produced studio recording, Barr’s debut as a solo artist, is due on January 31st, and the new single follows the previously-released tracks “Wolves” and “First Kiss”. Regarding “Crimson Kid,” Barr commented, “‘Crimson Kid’ is about a desire for a secure and peaceful future. A future that is ungraspable yet free.”

Tim Barr has already had a storied musical career—playing bass for Lana Del Rey, fronting the late 2000s group Recluse, forming SilverBird in 2013, studying with the late Dizzy Gillespie’s pianist Mike Longo, etc.—and is a name whose we’ll only continue to hear more. Head below for a brief Q&A, the new song, the previous two tracks, album details, and more.

Oh, and when he’s not battling creativity, this guys is works as an NYC firefighter. Crazy, right?

Is your writing and recording process different as a solo artist? Did you always foresee yourself as someone becoming a solo artist?

Tim Barr: “Yes. Much more control and creative freedom. Being in a band is a constant state of compromise. Not that that is a bad thing necessarily it is just different. For this record I wanted to be the one to make all of the decisions.”

What do you hope people take away from Sign Of The Good Times?
Barr: “Nostalgia.”

What is in the future that you speak of in “Crimson Kid”; what do you envision as “secure and peaceful?”

Barr: “I don’t think that place exists. As much as we would like it to. As a fireman, I have seen directly that anything can happen to anyone at any time. So I no longer search for a secure and peaceful future. It does not mean I do not wish there was such a thing but I try to accept and appreciate the wildness of existence.”

Sign Of The Good Times Tracklisting:

01. Where Do The Rivers Flow When I’m Hungry For You
02. 747
03. I Become Everything
04. Undone
05. Heaven
06. Wolves
07. First Kiss
08. Multiply
09. Sign Of The Good Times

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Artwork for ‘Sign of the Good Times’ by Tim Barr
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Lea Michele Unwraps Her “Christmas In New York” Music Video

Lifted from her first-ever holiday album, Christmas In The City, actress, author, and singer Lea Michele has just revealed the new music video for her single “Christmas in New York.” The charming video sees Michele dancing around a New York City winter wonderland, with shots of iconic landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Central Park and the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center.

The elven-track Holiday album was released on October 25th via Sony Music Masterworks, and was inspired by the singer’s fond memories of growing up in the Big Apple. Supporting the recording, Michele has confirmed performances at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the 2019 Christmas in Rockefeller Center event. If that’s not enough, there’s also a string of live dates in New York City; three back-to-back shows at The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture.

Christmas In The City Track Listing:

01. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
02. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
03. Christmas in New York
04. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (feat. Jonathan Groff)
05. Do You Want To Build a Snowman?
06. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
07. Silent Night
08. White Christmas (feat. Darren Criss)
09. Silver Bells
10. Angels We Have Heard on High (feat. Cynthia Erivo)
11. O Holy Night

Lea Michele – Christmas in NYC – Live in Concert:

December 19 – The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture
December 20 – The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture
December 21 – The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture

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Mary Black’s Album ‘Orchestrated’ with Ireland’s RTÉ National Symphony Out November 22

As her storied 30-plus-year career continues, Ireland’s premiere female vocalist, Mary Black, is set to release her new album Mary Black-Orchestrated in the U.S. on November 22 via Gifthorse Records. The eleven-track release sees the artist teaming with Ireland’s RTÉ National Symphony to reimagine her classic recordings with brand-new orchestrations. Produced and orchestrated by the world-renowned musician and composer Brian Byrne, who also conducts the orchestra, the recording features exceptional reinterpretations of some of Black’s top hits.

Commenting on the news an album, Black previously stated, “What a great honour to have some of my favourite recordings orchestrated by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Brian Byrne at the National Concert Hall. I’ve picked songs that mean a lot to me, some well-known and other less known gems. I couldn’t imagine how great they would turn out with Brian Byrne composing beautiful orchestral arrangements that have breathed new life into these songs. Hearing the RTE Orchestra perform them during recording in the NCH was truly moving for me. I’m really excited for the fans to hear this album.”

Mary Black has twelve studio albums to her name, each of which has achieved platinum sales status in her homeland of Ireland. With no signs of slowing down, Mary Black—Orchestrated is yet another milestone for the songstress. See below for more details, upcoming tour dates, and the re-worked music video for “No Frontiers” incorporating the recording sessions with the orchestra.

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Mary Black—Orchestrated Track Listing:

01. The Urge for Going
02. No Frontiers
03. Carolina Rua
04. Poison Tree (featuring Marcia Howard)
05. Summer Sent You
06. The Dimming of the Day
07. Turning Away
08. Bless The Road
09. The Loving Time
10. Adam at the Window
11. Poison Words

Upcoming Mary Black Concerts in Ireland:

November 16 – The Guildhall, Derry
November 23 – Wexford Opera House, Wexford
March 13 – Solstice Arts Centre, Navan (Co. Meath)
March 14 – INEC, Killarney
March 17 – National Concert Hall, Dublin
March 20 – Visual, Carlow
June 13 – Theatre Royal, Waterford

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The Cowboy Junkies Announce First Batch of 2020 Tour Dates

Alternative country and folk band The Cowboy Junkies just wrapped up their touring for the year and will be enjoying some much-needed downtime before they’re back out on the road at the start of the new year. It’s been announced that the group will kick off an extensive touring schedule in 2020, including shows in late January through May. The members are also fleshing out summer tour dates, so don’t expect this train to stop any time soon. Expect a few shows to be added along the way, but for now, the longtime Toronto group will be busy enough.

It has also been announced that the Junkies have been back in the studio writing and recording with news to follow about new music in the coming few months. In their 34 years together, the band has released sixteen studio albums, including last year’s All That Reckoning.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

January 29 – Alexandria, VA
January 30 – Alexandria, VA
January 31 – New York City
February 1 – Collingswood, NJ
March 5 – Chicago, IL
March 6 – Chicago, IL
March 7 – Saugatuck, MI
March 8 – Ann Arbor, MI
April 8 – Vancouver, BC
April 9 – Victoria, BC
April 11 – Nanaimo, BC
May 1 – Auckland, NZ
May 2 – Wellington, NZ
May 3 – Christchurch, NZ
May 6 – Melbourne, AU
May 8 – Adelaide, AU
May 10 – Perth, AU
May 13 – Sydney, AU
May 15 – Melbourne, AU
May 16 – Brisbane, AU

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Matt Holubowski Returns with a 2020 Tour, New Album, and Single “Thoroughfare”

Montreal’s Matt Holubowski has a load of awesome updates, including 2020 tour dates, an upcoming new album, and a new single called “Thoroughfare.” The folky Canadian musician is coming off his successful, Gold-certified album, Solitudes, which saw him perform some 200+ shows in two-and-a-half years. Well, the growth continues and Holubowski is now geared up for an extremely busy year ahead.

The upcoming trek will begin in Holubowski’s home province of Quebec in January and take him across North America, with performances in the U.S. Kitchener, Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, and all over Quebec. Additionally, a follow-up studio recording is now confirmed for an early 2020 release, and its debut single “Thoroughfare” is now available for repeated enjoyment.

Speaking of the new song, Holubowski commented, “‘Thoroughfare’ is about following something pure and beautiful down a narrow, colourful path, but getting a little lost along the way and leaving a bit of yourself behind, quietly lost in time. I’ve always deliberately avoided talking about love in my songs in the past, but certain events in my life in the last few years made it impossible for me to ignore it this time around. It’s literally in all the songs now, in some way or another. I couldn’t help myself. And I finally understood why people write love songs. They’re liberating.”

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2020 Tour Dates:

January 10 – Val-Morin, QC – Théâtre du Marais
January 11 – Val-Morin, QC – Théâtre du Marais
February 18 – Ste-Geneviève, QC – Salle Pauline-Julien
February 27 – Bécancour, QC – Le Moulin Michel de Gentilly
February 28 – Sherbrooke, QC – Theatre Granada
February 04 – Montreal, QC – M Telus
March 5 – Québec, QC – Grand Théâtre de Québec
March 6 – Sorel-Tracy, QC – Salle Georges-Codling
March 7 – Gatineau, QC – Salle Odyssée
March 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetary
March 14 – Portland, OR – The Old Church
March 15 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
March 18 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
March 19 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
March 20 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware
March 21 – Kingston, ON – Grad Club
April 15 – Amos, QC – Théâtre des Eskers
April 16 – La Sarre, QC – Salle Desjardins
April 17 – Rouyn-Noranda, QC – Théâtre du Cuivre
April 18 – Val-d’Or, QC – Théâtre Telebec
May 8 – L’Assomption, QC – Theatre Hector-Charland
May 9 – Chicoutimi, QC – Théâtre Banque-Nationale
May 10 – Sept-Îles, QC – Salle Jean-Marc-Dion
May 12 – St-Irénée, QC – Domaine Forget
May 14 – Carleton-sur-Mer, QC – Quai des Arts
May 15 – Rimouski, QC – Salle Desjardins-Telus
May 16 – Cowansville, QC – Auditorium Massey-Vanier
May 17 – Brossard, QC – L’Étoile Banque-Nationale
May 27 – St-Eustache, QC – Le Zénith de St-Eustache
May 28 – Terrebonne, QC – Theatre du Vieux-Terrebonne
May 29 – Trois-Rivières, QC – Théâtre du Cégep
May 30 – Joliette, QC – Salle Rolland-Brunelle
June 5 – Laval, QC – Salle Andre-Mathieu
June 6 – Victoriaville, QC – Le Carré 150
June 10 – St-Hyacinthe, QC – Centre des Arts Juliette-Lassonde
June 11 – Drummondville, QC – Maison des arts Desjardins
June 12 – Saint-Jérôme, QC – Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
June 13 – Sainte-Thérèse, QC – Théâtre Lionel-Groulx

Artwork for “Thoroughfare” by Matt Holubowski
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Americana Duo The Imaginaries Share Their “Thinking ‘Bout You” Music Video

Oklahoma-based Americana duo, The Imaginaries, are following their just-released Hometown Christmas album, out November 15th, with the “Thinking ‘Bout You” music video. The single is taken from the husband-and-wife team’s forthcoming debut album, which is due in the Spring of 2020, and was recorded with bassist David Hood (Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Paul Simon), and session musicians such as Little Richard guitarist Kelvin Holly (Jason Isbell, Gregg Allman, Neil Young), bassist Shonna Tucker (Jason Isbell, Drive By Truckers, John Paul White), and keyboardist NC Thurman (Hank Williams Jr, Gregg Allman, Little Richard) in Muscle Shoals, AL.

For the recording, the duo, Shane Henry (guitar, vocals) and Maggie McClure (keys, piano, vocals), also flew in drummer Rob Humphreys (Leonard Cohen, Jason Mraz), and worked with both keyboardist Dan Walker (Heart), and Chad Copelin (Sufjan Stevens, Christina Perri, Ben Rector) back in Oklahoma for keys and additional production. The thirteen-track Hometown Christmas album includes both covers and originals, some of which have been featured in numerous Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, and in rotation at restaurants/retailers like a Macy’s, FedEx, Walgreens, Panera Bread, and Kohl’s.

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The Big Takeover Tease Fifth Album ‘Spilling Water’ with New Single “Where Did I Go Wrong?”

New York-based group The Big Takeover continues to tease their upcoming fifth studio recording Spilling Water and have unveiled the new single, “Where Did I Go Wrong?.” The song is the second shared from Spilling Water and highlights the band’s talented brass section and rolling rhythmic flow over which Jamaican-born singer/songwriter Nee Nee Rushie shines so bright. Speaking of the new track, Rushie commented, “‘Where Did I Go Wrong?’ is a personal experience about being rejected by someone that you know wants to be with you. It explores the complication of feeling someone pushing you away, but reaching out to you at the same time.”

The band will continue to perform select dates over the coming months, with the Sugarshack EP set for release on December 13, a live album which highlights The Big Takeover’s 2018 performance at the Sugarshack Acoustic Live Music Series.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Dec 31 – NYE at Sugarloaf Mtn, Widowmaker Lounge! – Carrabassett Valley, ME
Jan 10 – The Beehive – Boston, MA (free show)
Jan 11 – Beat Brew Hall – Cambridge, MA (free show)
Feb 08 – Waterhole Winter Carnival – Saranac Lake, NY
Mar 20 – Reggae Fest – Dover, VT
Mar 28 – Magic Mountain Ski Area – Londonderry, VT (free show)
Jun 13 – Supernova Ska Festival – Hampton, VA

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