Loudon Wainwright III's Surviving Twin Theatrical Premier Set For September 4-8. Loudon Also Featured On HBO's Boardwalk Empire Soundtrack Volume 2

Grammy award winner, Loudon Wainwright III, will premier his own theatrical piece, Surviving Twin, September 4th through 8th as part of the Playmakers series at the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The performance piece is a posthumous collaboration combining and connecting Loudon's music with the writing of his late father, Loudon Wainwright Jr., an esteemed Life Magazine columnist. The primary focus of the piece is on fatherhood - being a father and having one - while exploring such issues as birth, self-identity, loss, fashion, and pet ownership. The piece indirectly follows the thematic elements of Loudon's 2012 album, Older Than My Old Man Now. Loudon wrote and will perform the one man show which is being directed by PlayMakers Repertory Company's artistic director Joseph Haj. Each performance will be followed by an artist-audience discussion. For more information about Surviving Twin and for ticketing information, please visit official site.


Loudon will also be featured on the forthcoming soundtrack to the hit HBO show, Boardwalk Empire. The album, Boardwalk Empire Volume 2: Music From The HBO Original Series, is set for release on September 10. The new CD follows up on the Grammy-winning soundtrack, Boardwalk Empire Volume 1, which featured Loudon on the traditional Irish folk song "Carrickfergus". On the new soundtrack, Loudon provides vocals on "The Prisoner's Song" with instrumentation recorded by Boardwalk Empire house band, Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks. The album also features a host of other 1920s era songs that were re-recorded by the show's house band and a range of guest vocalists including Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli, Rufus Wainwright, St. Vincent, David Johansen, Matt Berninger and more. To pre-order a copy of Boardwalk Empire Volume 2, plese visit >>

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Jim Lauderdale To Release 11 Albums Online - Plus Live Stream Release Event On

Jim Lauderdale will digitally release eleven of his past albums on September 1, 2013 that were previously unavailable to the public via online outlets such as iTunes, Amazon and others. Tapping into Jim's vast catalog, these albums include 2002 Grammy-winning Lost In The Lonesome Pines and 2000 Grammy-nominated I Feel Like Singing Today, both of which feature bluegrass legend, Ralph Stanley. To see the rest of the records in this mass release please see Jim's official news.

Jim will hold a live streaming concert in support of his multiple album release (also on September 1) on, an online music venue that allows ticket buyers to watch their favorite artists live from anywhere and interact with them during the show. The concert will feature Jim performing songs from the newly digital releases along with engaging in a chat session with concert viewers about some of the tunes. Ticket holders can tip Jim in real time via StageIt's unique artist-tipping system. Jim will reward the top three tippers with a three-song digital download pack personally curated by him as well as a special thanks on his Facebook page. For more information and tickets for Jim's StageIt performance please visit: Jim Lauderdale, The Digital Release Show >>

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Bill Frisell With Earl Klugh And Mavis Staples With Willie Nelson On New Releases, Plus Rave Reviews For Mavis' And Bill's Latest Albums

Earl Klugh - HandPicked A making-of video for the album, which features interviews with Klugh as well as sound clips from HandPicked

Bill Frisell is featured on jazz guitar icon Earl Klugh's latest album, HandPicked, released July 30, 2013. On the album, Frisell and Klugh perform a duet version of the classic, "Blue Moon". The album also features ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill performing duets with Klugh. Klugh said of his partnership with Frisell, "He's such an eclectic player... after about thirty or forty seconds in, it really caught on and ended up being a great piece. That's exactly what I wanted from him.". The track featuring Bill Frisell can be streamed from

Mavis Staples is featured on country singer-songwriter legend Willie Nelson's upcoming album, To All The Girls, out September 24, 2013. In addition to Mavis, the record features an all-star cast of female collaborators including Dolly Parton, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Alison Krauss, Carrie Underwood and Emmylou Harris. Mavis' duet with Willie, "Grandma's Hands", exclusively premiered on A.V. Club on August 6, 2013 and was pegged by A.V. Club as "one of the album's best tracks".

Mavis' and Frisell's own releases from June 2013 have both garnered impressive reviews from key news outlets. Rolling Stone proclaimed about Mavis' Jeff Tweedy-produced (Wilco) album, "One True Vine shows there isn't much the ex-Staple Singer can't make gorgeous and lived-in". The New York Times' Nate Chinen described Frisell on his new album, Big Sur, as "...the forefront of a hybrid you might call jazz Americana... his gorgeously evocative new album, fits squarely into this portfolio, with a welcome twist."

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Rosebud Artists Ruthie Foster, Charlie Musselwhite, Marcia Ball And Muddy Waters Score Wins In The 2013 Living Blues Awards

Rosebud artist Ruthie Foster has been named Blues Artist of the Year (Female) in the 20th Annual Living Blues Awards Critics' Poll. This is the second time Ruthie has won this category. Meanwhile, Marcia Ball and Charlie Musselwhite have again been voted as winners in the 2013 Living Blues Reader's Poll. Marcia has been named Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard) - for the third year in a row and for the fifth time overall since 2007. Charlie Musselwhite also continues to add to his wins in the Reader's Poll by being voted the Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica) - his 8th win in this category since 2004. He has also won this category twice before in the Living Blues Critics Poll. Muddy Waters (a Rosebud artist until his passing) and The Rolling Stones (whose drummer, Charlie Watts, is represented by Rosebud for his special Jazz projects) also received a nod for their live DVD, Live at Checkerboard Lounge, winning the Reader's Poll Best Blues DVD of 2012 category.

Congratulations to all the winners of this year's Living Blues awards. To catch Rosebud's artists performing live, see Tour Dates >>

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