Kopecky Family Band has announced additional summer tour dates that will kick off in Houston, TX at the Free Press Summer Festival on June 1st. The band will then continue a run of Texas shows over the next week before wrapping up at KXT’s Barefoot at the Belmont summer concert series in Dallas on June 6th. Kopecky Family Band is also now confirmed to perform at the Xponential Music Festival in Philadelphia on July 28th and the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco August 9th-11th. A current itinerary is below, including previously announced dates in April and May
Kopecky Family Band are not a family by blood, but by bond – through the palpable sense of community and care for one another that the members share (as the new album’s title suggests), forged by time and touring. The band’s origins can be traced back to a Belmont University dorm room, circa late 2007, when Kelsey Kopecky and Gabe Simon first met and heard each other casually play a few songs. The musical chemistry was instant, and within a few short weeks the two had written the songs that would become the band’s debut EP, Embraces (2008). They rounded up a group of mutual friends to play with them, and Kopecky Family Band was born.
Kids Raising Kids is the sound of a band coming into its own and as a whole truly greater than the sum of its parts. It’s an adventurous record, the unmistakably open sound varying from the playful sing-along pop of “Heartbeat” (official video) to the haunting heartbreak of ballad “Change;” from the classic swing verse and mountainous chorus of “My Way” to the bright, breezy soar of “The Glow;” and from the chiming, cello-laden drive of “Hope” to the darker, propulsive “She’s The One.” The bright, irrepressible songs on Kids Raising Kids deal with navigating waters of change and facing challenges – like being away from home, falling in love, having perspective and seeing others’, going after what you want – and also sees the band challenging themselves by creating a bigger sound than anything they’ve done before. The album, which began as another EP but bloomed into a full-length LP, also marks the first time contributions from all six members are upfront alongside and in complement to the leadership of Kopecky and Simon. A full track listing and album stream is below.
Kopecky Family Band are: Kelsey Kopecky (vocals, keys, bass), Gabe Simon (vocals, guitar, horns), Steven Holmes (guitar, lap steel), David Krohn (drums), Markus Midkiff (cello, guitar, keys), and Corey Oxendine (bass, guitar, horns).
Stream the entire album here!
Kids Raising Kids track listing:
- Wandering Eyes
- My Way
- Are You Listening…
- The Glow
- She’s The One
- Angry Eyes
Kopecky Family Band tour dates
MAY 8 WASHINGTON, DC THE BLACK CAT*
MAY 9 PITTSBURGH, PA CLUB CAFÉ*
MAY 10 CHILLICOTHE, OH PAPER CITY MUSIC SERIES*
MAY 11 CINCINNATI, OH MOTR PUB*
MAY 14 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA THE SOUTHERN
MAY 15 NEW HAVEN, CT BAR
MAY 16 NEW YORK, NY MERCURY LOUNGE
MAY 18 ANNAPOLIS, MD RAM’S HEAD ON STAGE
MAY 20 ASHEVILLE, NC ISIS MUSIC HALL
JUNE 1-2 HOUSTON, TX FREE PRESS SUMMER FESTIVAL
JUNE 3 AUSTIN, TX STUBBS JR.
JUNE 4 BRYAN, TX GRAND STAFFORD THEATER
JUNE 5 FT. WORTH, TX LIVE OAK MUSIC HALL
JUNE 6 DALLAS, TX KXT’S BAREFOOT AT THE BELMONT
JUNE 21-23 DOVER, DE FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
JULY 28 PHILADELPHIA, PA XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
AUG. 9-11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL
* supporting He’s My Brother She’s My Sister:
A crazy month for Alabama Shakes became even more exciting last night with their performance on the legendary Saturday Night Live with host Christoph Waltz. Watch the performances below and download the new song “Always Alright”!
In more exciting news, Alabama Shakes debut album, Boys & Girls was just certified as RIAA Gold, making it ATO’s first truly independent Gold record! Huge Congratulations to the Shakes, we all couldn’t be more proud of you guys!
Alabama Shakes – North American Tour Dates March 2013
1 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
2 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
3 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
5 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater
6 – Davis, CA @ Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts 8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Saltair
9 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
12 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
15 – New Orleans, LA @ The Sugar Mill
16 – Jackson, MS @ Hal + Mal’s Street Dance
The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver came out today and is now available for purchase! Check out the great article NPR wrote about the album and its contributing artists below and find the links to buy the album on iTunes, Amazon, and our official store!
The artists assembled for a new John Denver tribute record, The Music Is You, likely fall into the latter category. The album, out April 2, showcases some of Denver’s most beloved songs, as performed by a cross-genre, cross-generational and impressive mix of musicians — many of whom were in elementary school in the ’70s and ’80s, when Denver was singing on The Muppet Show and appearing in kid-friendly TV specials.
My Morning Jacket opens the collection with what might be Denver’s most popular song, the oft-covered “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” True to the original, singer Jim James dispenses a sweetly sung tearjerker, awash in heartache and loneliness. Dinosaur Jr.‘s J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten pair up for a gritty, electrified take on “Prisoners,” Denver’s ode to the working class, while veteran roots-rock singer Lucinda Williams performs a spare, bittersweet version of “This Old Guitar,” a song of simple thanks to the instrument that gave Denver (and Williams) a life and living. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros close the album with a retooled interpretation of “Wooden Indian,” Denver’s broadside against the treatment of Native Americans. Other artists appearing on the record include Dave Matthews, Blind Pilot, Josh Ritter and Emmylou Harris, among many others.
The Music Is You arrives 15 years after Denver’s death. The singer would also have turned 70 this year, on Dec. 31; Denver died when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed off the coast of California. Toward the end of his life, Denver was struggling: He wrote and spoke openly about his marital infidelities, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and said he thought of killing himself. He was arrested twice for drunken driving. Some fans dismissed the troubles, while others were disappointed, but all had hoped Denver would turn his life around and enjoy a resurgence in his career. He didn’t live long enough to make it happen, but The Music Is You shows that his songs maintain the power to reach new audiences — and, yes, make them cry.
SOJA recently joined forces with J Boog and Jr Blender to remix the track “Mentality” from their latest album Strength to Survive. Stream the new single below and then pick it up on iTunes for only $.99.
This week, we’re bringing back our weekly deal series with Trey Anastasio’s new solo album, Traveler. Pick up the digital version for $3.99, the CD for $5.99 or the vinyl for only $10.99! Keep checking back for more sweet deals.
In other news, Trey recently made his Broadway composing debut with the play “Hands on Hardbodies”. Read all about how he wooed Pullitzer-Prize winning playwright Dought Wright over a plate of enchiladas here.
Today, Rolling Stone is premiering Allen Stone’s new music video for the song “Celebrate Tonight”. Sporting his signature horn-rimmed glasses, Stone lights up an otherwise subdued celebration at a senior center. His powerful vocals pull the residents from their seats and engages them in spirited, synchronized clapping.
“‘Celebrate Tonight’ is a very special song to me,” the singer tells Rolling Stone. “This video concept we were able to do brings this song fully to life. I hope it simply communicates happiness and joy and love that we as humans can create and share with one another, regardless of age, race or gender.”
Allen plays SXSW on March 13th before heading overseas for a string of performances in Australia and Japan. He returns to the United States in mid-April for more dates.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
23-Mar – Elliott Hall of Music – West Lafayette, IN
11-Apr – Whitman College – Walla Walla, WA
13-Apr – Coachella Music Festival – Indio, CA
20-Apr – Coachella Music Festival – Indio, CA
27-Apr – Food and Wine Festival – Austin, TX
2-May – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
10-May – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA
11-May – Bottle Rock Festival – Napa, CA
18-May – Fort Worth Music Festival – Fort Worth, TX
29-May – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
30-May – Sloss Furnaces – Birmingham, AL
31-May – Wakarusa Festival – Ozark, AR
13-June – Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
20-Jun – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant**
21-Jun – Kansas City, MO – The Crossroads**
22-Jun – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre**
25-Jun – St. Paul, MN – The Myth**
28-Jun – Chicago, IL – Charter One Pavilion**
29-Jun – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park**
30-Jun – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Music Festival**
1-Jul – Muskegon, MI – Coast West Music Festival**
4-Jul – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival
5-Jul – Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland, OR
6-Jul – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion**
7-Jul – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica**
11-Jul – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE**
13-Jul – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre**
14-Jul – Chewelah, WA – 40th Chataqua Celebration
16-Jul – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues**
17-Jul – Charleston, SC – Family Circle Magazine Stadium**
21-Jul – Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheater**
25-Jul – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing**
26-Jul – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre**
27-Jul – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion**
28-Jul – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center**
31-Jul – Chesterfield, VA – Pocahontas Live**
1-Aug – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion**
3-Aug – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center**
10-Aug – Peshastin, WA – Icicle Ridge Winery
** WITH O.A.R.
The Stand-In is out now!
Billboard premiered the official video for “Only A Clown,” a standout track off Caitlin Rose’s forthcoming album, The Stand-In. The video features Rose enjoying a Nashville night, complete with friends, love interests, karaoke and a run-in with the cops that threatens to make out favorite songbird a potential jailbird.
Caitlin Rose has also just added a full run of West Coast tour dates this spring in addition to her East Coast dates, as well as a solid lineup of shows at this year’s SXSW conference in March. Check out all of Caitlin’s upcoming dates below.
Caitlin Rose‘s new album, The Stand-In, introduces a newfound confidence in Rose, the poise of an experienced songwriter rarely displayed on a sophomore offering. This sense of self-assurance is woven throughout twelve carefully crafted songs with the timeless sound and witty approach to lyricism that has become her signature. Still only 25, the scope of her progression as an artist is palpable from the outset, and Rose herself happily concurs. “This album could be considered my first attempt at a high kick,” she says, acknowledging Own Side Now as a much more small scale and pared down recording. “We’re not aiming to make indie-sounding records. How boring would that be? ”Incorporating classic influences from her Nashville roots with a modern pop twist, Caitlin’s vocals soar over lyrics that seem to possess the wisdom of an old soul.Crafted with Nashville producers Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle), featuring two songs co-written with Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), The Stand-In came together and took form as a team effort, strengthened by a longtime friendship with band mates Jeremy Fetzer and Spencer Cullum. Inspired by classic country musicians, misunderstandings, break ups, mystical landmarks and the constantly evolving landscape of the Nashville music scene, The Stand-In is an ambitious record, a testament to Rose’s bold approach and strength as a songwriter. With a trademark punch that the New York Times once likened to a young “Patsy Cline learning to howl”, Rose’s fiery disposition shines through on rollicking tracks like “No One To Call” and “Waitin’,” songs that possess a huge sound and a whole lot of character. Never the type to be one-dimensional, Rose wears her heart on her sleeve on candid serenades like “I Was Cruel” and sentimental ballads like “Pink Champagne” or “When I’m Gone.”And in true form, Rose includes a brilliant cover on The Stand-In, this time of The Felice Brothers’ single, “Dallas.” When evaluating Rose’s historic love affair with reinventing classic songs, the term “cover” seems like a bit of an understatement. With her past renditions of songs like Fleetwood Mac’s “Things Change” and Arctic Monkeys’ “Piledriver Waltz”, Rose demonstrates an undeniable knack for choosing unexpected gems that result in a brilliant interpretation of her own that can stand up to the original.
As Rose noted, “I’ve got a big personality when there’s room for it.” With The Stand-In, the world will certainly make room for Caitlin Rose.
The Stand-In track list:
1. “No One to Call”
2. “I Was Cruel”
4. “Only a Clown”
6. “Pink Champagne”
7. “Golden Boy”
8. “Silver Sings”
9. “Everywhere I Go”
10. “When I’m Gone”
12. “Old Numbers”
SXSW 2013 Schedule *more to come/
March 13 – Threadgills – Jenni Finlay Promotions Day Party
March 14 – Austin Ale House – Nashville Day Party
March 15 – Club Deville – Paradigm/Coda Showcase
March 16 – Broken Spoke – Twangfest
Caitlin Rose 2013 tour dates:
March 9 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
March 27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
March 28 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
March 29 – Columbia, SC @ Jammin’ Java Music & Coffee
March 30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
April 1 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
April 2 – Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bear’s
April 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
April 5 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
April 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
April 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
April 9 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
April 10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
April 11 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
April 26 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
April 27 – San Antonio, TX @ War Room*
April 29 – Tuscon, AZ @ Club Congress *
April 30 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
May 3 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place *
May 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar *
May 5 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern *
May 7 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
May 9 – Salt Lake, UT @ Kilby Court*
May 10 – Denver, CO @ Walnut Room *
May 11 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot *
May 12 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*
Baltimore, MD’s J Roddy Walston and The Business have signed to ATO Records and will be recording their third studio album to be released Summer 2013! They will be recording in Georgia with Mark Neill, the Grammy-winning producer and engineer of Black Keys’ Brothers and Matt Wignall (Cold War Kids, Delta Spirit).
J Roddy Walston and The Business – comprising vocalist, guitarist and pianist J Roddy Walston, lead guitarist and vocalist Billy Gordon, bassist and vocalist Logan Davis and drummer Steve Colmus – began playing together when Walston moved from the southern church town of Cleveland, Tennessee to Baltimore. They since have earned their fans through what SPIN articulates as “full of spirited and sweaty Southern rock.” They have toured with The Hold Steady, Murder By Death and Deer Tick to name a few.
Their debut album Hail Mega Boys (2007) and sophomore eponymous album (2010) earned critical acclaim from the likes of SPIN, The Washington Post and AP Magazine. American Songwriter asserts, “J Roddy Walston and the Business grab your attention, and hold fast throughout.”
J Roddy Walston and The Business will play a handful of dates in the US starting in Lexington, Kentucky on April 24 through Birmingham, Alabama on May 3. The band will be doing fan club ticketing through Front Gate for the non-festival shows are on sale Here.
4/24 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s
4/25 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
4/26 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack
4/27 – Oxford, MS – Double Decker Festival
4/29 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
4/30 – Cincinnati, OH – The Ballroom at The Taft
5/01 – Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio
5/02 – Chattanooga, TN – Rhythm & Brews
5/03 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
5/04 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
5/06 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House
5/07 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theater
THE MUSIC IS YOU: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN DENVER
OUT APRIL 2
ALBUM FEATURES COVERS BY DAVE MATTHEWS, MY MORNING JACKET, BRANDI CARLILE & EMMYLOU HARRIS, TRAIN, AMOS LEE, EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, JOSH RITTER, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, AND MORE
NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered“ has premiered a cover of John Denver’s “Leaving On A Jet Plane” performed by My Morning Jacket from The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver. The album is out on April 2 on ATO.
Pre-orders for album are available at johndenver.com and at Amazon.
Fifteen years after his death and 40 years after the release of his widely beloved song “Rocky Mountain High,” ATO Records will celebrate John Denver’s life and music with The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver, slated for April 2. The album features covers of Denver’s most popular songs by a diverse group of artists including Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket, Train, Amos Lee, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Brandi Carlile & Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Josh Ritter and Barnstar!, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kathleen Edwards (produced by Jim James), Brett Dennen & Milow, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Allen Stone, Blind Pilot, J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten and Evan Dando. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Wilderness Society in Denver’s name. Please see track listing below.
Track Listing for John Denver: The Music Is You
“Leaving on a Jet Plane” by My Morning Jacket
“Take Me To Tomorrow” by Dave Matthews
“All of My Memories” by Kathleen Edwards
“Prisoners” by J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten
“Sunshine On My Shoulders” by Train
“Back Home Again” by Old Crow Medicine Show
“This Old Guitar” by Lucinda Williams
“Some Days are Diamonds” by Amos Lee “Rocky Mountain High” by Allen Stone
“Annie’s Song” by Brett Dennen and Milow
“Looking For Space” by Evan Dando
“Take Me Home, Country Roads” by Brandi Carlile & Emmylou Harris
“The Eagle and The Hawk” by Blind Pilot
“I Guess He’d Rather Be In Colorado” by Mary Chapin Carpenter
“Darcy Farrow” by Josh Ritter and Barnstar!
“Wooden Indian” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
ATO Records and Bobby Long proudly present Wishbone, the sophomore album from the British born artist who calls New York City home. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, Old Crow Medicine Show), the well crafted songs on Wishbone live up to the expectations put upon a young man the Wall Street Journal touted as a “promising talent” with “much more to say,” after the release of his Liam Watson produced debut album A Winter Tale.
On Wishbone Long taps into a broader pallete of emotions than he has on past releases, eschewing melancholy and eloquently channeling anger and frustration into gritty, hard driving guitar (Long played a majority of the guitar heard on the album) parts that compliment his rough-hewn vocals. Steel guitar provides an apt counter balance, adding a hint of twang and drawn out expanse to the urgency put forth in the lyrics. Throughout the album Long displays his deft control of melody and tone, well practiced over many years of prolific songwriting.
Long has come a good way from his early days playing open mic nights in London while finishing his University thesis on the social impact of American Folk Music. He now finds himself stepping into the pantheon of that grand musical history he so reveres, gigging at major festivals like Bonnaroo, impacting popular culture with performances on the CBS Early Show and Jay Leno, and presented with the humbling opportunity to record Wishbone with Elliott Smith’s guitar, graciously lent by studio neighbor Rob Schnapf. Yet with all these significant accomplishments, Long is far from content, and looks forward to bringing Wishbone and a blistering live show to the world in 2013.
ON TOUR NOW!
3/29 Chicago, IL SPACE
3/30 Madison, WI Frequency
3/31 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
4/1 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
4/4 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
4/5 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre
4/6 Nashville, TN 12th & Porter
4/7 Columbus, OH The Basement
4/8 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
4/9 Toronto, CA Drake Hotel
4/10 Montreal Divan Orange
4/12 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
4/13 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
4/15 NY, NY Mercury Lounge
4/16 Cambridge, MA T. T. The Bear’s Place
4/17 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
4/18 Washington, DC Jammin’ Java