Perennial road warriors YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND have announced plans for their Spring 2019 tour, which kicks off this March in Iowa and wraps in early April in Santa Barbara, CA. The acclaimed jamgrass band recently released-for free-the second edition of "Hines' Finds," a compilation of their best recent live jams, as curated by soundman Ben Hines.
After this past summer’s acclaimed project with The Nextmen, Gentleman’s Dub Club return with the hotly anticipated album, ‘Lost In Space.’ True connoisseurs of blending influences from genres such as dub, reggae, ska, bass culture, jazz, and everything in between, the band has adopted a futuristic tone as they continue their mission to discover the ultimate bassline.
Genre-defying quartet Darlingside has announced a new EP Look Up & Fly Away, set for release on February 22nd. Comprised of five songs selected from a handful of outtakes from the band’s acclaimed 2018 album Extralife, the EP continues to spotlight Darlingside’s seamless harmonies, unique skill as multi-instrumentalists, and intricate songwriting. While the two releases differ in lyrical content, they share similar thematic undertones, exploring the different stages of life and ultimately, the concept of death.
Jim James has announced plans for a spring headline tour. The Jim James Presents Uniform Distortion tour - which sees James backed by his longtime live band - begins May 1 at Charleston, SC's Charleston Music Hall and then continues through the month. James - who has only just wrapped up a series of intimate European headline shows - will bring his first full band performances of last year's Uniform Distortion along with selections from his entire catalogue to U.S.
Though it’s been 52 years since his tragic passing, John Coltrane’s importance and influence have never been greater. Though active for a relatively short period—from 1957 to ’67—he was an intrepid spirit who developed at a feverish pace. Coltrane’s breakout year, when his mature sound first grabbed ears and his own recordings began to sell consistently, was 1958.
Rocky Dawuni, the international music star/global ambassador and humanitarian activist, announces the release of his highly anticipated 7th studio album Beats of Zion, out March 8th, 2019 via Six Degrees Distribution. The thirteen-track set follows the GRAMMY nominated album Branches of the Same Tree, (“Best Reggae Album” in 2016) and expands Rocky’s “Afro Roots” sound to include the diversity of the Ghanaian music scene and its current global outreach.
Billy Blue Records is pleased to announce the February 1st release of “The Guitar Song,” the first radio single from For The Record, the forthcoming, 12-song album from Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.