Bill Frisell Honored As Guitarist Of The Year At 2008 Jazz Awards
On June 18, Bill Frisell was honored as Guitarist of the Year at the 2008 Jazz Awards. The Jazz Journalists Associations 12th annual Jazz Awards ceremony took place in New York to celebrate and recognize the best in jazz and jazz journalism. Frisell beat out fellow guitarists Pat Metheny, Russell Malone and Lionel Loueke for the award winners are based on votes cast by members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Catch Bill Frisell touring throughout the U.S. this year in support of his latest acclaimed release, History, Mystery...see tour dates >>
Loudon Wainwright IIIs Recovery In Stores August 19
Loudon Wainwright IIIs new CD, Recovery, comes out August 19, 2008. The new Yep Roc CD finds Loudon revisiting some of his earliest work and teaming up once again with acclaimed producer, Joe Henry. Henry was a major catalyst in making the project happen, encouraging Loudon to pursue the concept while collaborating on the soundtrack to the blockbuster film, Knocked Up. Henry and Wainwright re-recorded 13 tracks from Loudons first four albums with the help of musical heavyweights Greg Leisz, Patrick Warren, David Piltch and Jay Bellerose, altering the tenor of the tunes and bringing forth a whole new power and depth to the material originally recorded over 35 years ago. The result is a fascinating collection of timeless songs that showcase a musical sophistication Wainwright has gained over nearly four decades of recording. Loudon Wainwright III is touring extensively throughout the U.S. this year...see tour dates >>
John Hammond Plays Milestone 4000th Show As Rosebud Agency Artist
On June 26, John Hammond will play a landmark 4000th performance as a Rosebud Agency artist. Signed to Rosebud in 1977, Hammond has since played continuously on five continents and collaborated with some of the most legendary artists of our time, including Rosebud artists Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon and JJ Cale. Coincidentally, this 4000th gig takes place in Vancouver, BC, the very same place that Hammond and Rosebud founder Mike Kappus first discussed working together in 1977. To date, Hammond has 30 albums to his name, a Grammy win, four additional Grammy nominations (all of which were executive produced by Kappus) and seven W.C. Handy Awards.
John Hammond will be touring extensively throughout North America this year...see tour dates >>