Charlie Musselwhite in House of Blues Webcast - May 21st @ 10:00 pm
On Friday May 21st @ 10:00 pm pdt tune into the House of Blues Website (www.hob.com) for a live video concert of Charlie Musselwhite and Buckwheat Zydeco. This show will be broadcast using the Real Player and the Windows Media Player. Charlie is currently touring in support of his new Pointblank CD, Continental Drifter.
LW3 To Release Y2K Warning- Loudon Wainwright III's Social Studies CD Kicks Off With Y2K Send Up
Social Studies, Loudon Wainwright III's debut CD for Rykodisc features the single, Y2K, a funky fireball of a song which celebrates the termination of the world as we know it promptly on January 1, 2000, naming an alleged villain behind the global millennial crisis. Set for a July 13 release, the CD features David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash), Chaim Tannenbaum and Greg Cohen (Tom Waits) throughout as well as special guests Lenny Pickett (Tower of Power, Saturday Night Live), John Scofield and Jenni Muldaur. The incredibly eclectic material for Social Studies is drawn primarily from the songs Wainwright has written over the past decade for National Public Radio and ABC Nightline ranging from hilarious satires to moving personal perspectives on our favorite scandals and scandalous favorites.
China Festival postponed, Rosebud Artists The Robert Cray Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Davíd Garza, and Zap Mama affected
The Robert Cray Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Davíd Garza, and Zap Mama (booked by Rosebud in North America) have had to revise their schedules following the cancellation of the Heineken Beat festival originally scheduled for May 14 - 16 in Beijing's Ritan Park. Given the proximity of the venue to the US embassy where demonstrations were taking place and the inability to guarantee the safety of both the performers and attendees, the promoter decided to postpone the event. The Robert Cray Band will resume their worldwide tour beginning May 26 in Paris. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will tour most of the summer with Widespread Panic. Davíd Garza will begin a tour in June with Three Fish (Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament's new side project.) Zap Mama begins a North American tour in mid October.
¡Cubanismo! to perform at Baltimore Orioles / Cuban baseball game May 3
¡Cubanismo! performs May 3 prior to a special game between the Baltimore Orioles and a Cuban baseball team in Baltimore's Camden Yards. ¡Cubanismo! is just finishing a very successful tour of North America but has found themselves at the center of controversy between protesters of the Cuban government at Florida's Sunfest May 1 and those who say limiting ¡Cubanismo!'s freedom to perform goes directly against the principles of free speech which the protesters are demanding.
Charlie Musselwhite's Continental Drifter out now. Charlie also featured in Muddy Waters TV Special, on Tom Waits' new CD and with Bob Weir & Ratdog on Earthjustice CD
Charlie Musselwhite's new CD, Continental Drifter, features Charlie performing with his road band, solo and with new friends, Cuban stars, Quarteto Patria. Charlie is enjoying a higher profile than ever lately with guest appearances on the upcoming Tom Waits CD, Mule Variations, and on The Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund's Fish Tree Water Blues collaborating with Bob Weir and Ratdog on Al Green's "Take Me To The River". Charlie also appears in the PBS documentary/concert on late Rosebud client, Muddy Waters on PBS.
The Legendary Memphis Horns Join The Robert Cray Band On Tour
Andrew Love and Wayne Jackson, collectively known as The Memphis Horns have once again joined The Robert Cray Band on the road. The Memphis Horns have compiled an incredible discography over the years recording with superstars from Otis Redding, Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin to Isaac Hayes, U2, Bonnie Raitt, Sting and James Taylor. They have also recorded on six of the last eight Robert Cray Band CDs, touring behind several of those releases with The Cray Band.