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GOV’T MULE returns with some gnarly blues-psych-rock common sense on REVOLUTION COME, REVOLUTION GO.

GOV’T MULE returns with some gnarly blues-psych-rock common sense on REVOLUTION COME, REVOLUTION GO.

“It was very poignant that we went into the studio in Austin, Texas, to begin recording on Election Day,” Grammy Award-winning vocalist and guitar legend Warren Haynes recalls of the November 2016 recording sessions. “Like most people, we really had no idea that the election was going to turn out the way it did. That changed everything – from a lyrical perspective. It’s not a political record, per se, but there are political connotations. There are also love songs, relationship songs, and songs about working together to make this a better planet.

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JOHN MORELAND brings the roadhouse rock and heartache of his new album BIG BAD LUV right dang here on Monday, July 17th, right before his GREY EAGLE show the next day!

JOHN MORELAND brings the roadhouse rock and heartache of his new album BIG BAD LUV right dang here on Monday, July 17th, right before his GREY EAGLE show the next day!

While Moreland isn’t exactly copping a rosy outlook on these songs, there is more of a positive vibe that’s in keeping with the upbeat music. “Old Wounds” doesn’t avoid talking about the hard times, but it also advises to “find the heaven following the hurt.” On “Salisaw Blue,” a noose hanging down from the sky is balanced out with a neon sign flashing out the album’s title phrase.

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The 2017 SWANNANOA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL returns to the FINE ARTS CENTER in Greenville! Five Monday nights of magnificent chamber music starting on July 3rd!

The 2017 SWANNANOA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL returns to the FINE ARTS CENTER in Greenville! Five Monday nights of magnificent chamber music starting on July 3rd!

Founded in 1970, The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival is the premier chamber music festival of The Carolinas. This year, SCMF will present over 15 events at 3 different venues during its five-week season. The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival is unique amongst classical music festivals for its approach to performance – which values the audience experience,

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THE MASTERSONS new album TRANSIENT LULLABY takes the blur of the road and creates a “late-night music” follow-up to their acclaimed debut

THE MASTERSONS new album TRANSIENT LULLABY takes the blur of the road and creates a “late-night music” follow-up to their acclaimed debut

Don’t bother asking The Mastersons where they’re from. Brooklyn, Austin, Los Angeles, Terlingua; they’ve called each home in just the last few years alone. If you really want to get to know this husband-and-wife duo, the better question to ask is where they’re going. Perhaps more than any other band playing today, The Mastersons live on the road, perpetually in motion and always creating. Movement is their muse. On tour, in the unpredictable adventures and characters they cross,

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JOAN SHELLEY’s new self-titled album is eleven songs of sorely needed soothing wisdom in a chaotic world.

JOAN SHELLEY’s new self-titled album is eleven songs of sorely needed soothing wisdom in a chaotic world.

In December 2016, after more than a year of touring, songwriter Joan Shelley, together with guitarist Nathan Salsburg, headed to Chicago, where they joined Jeff Tweedy for five days in Wilco’s studio. Spencer Tweedy, home from college, joined on drums, while James Elkington shifted between piano and resonator guitar. Jeff added electric accents and some bass, but mostly, he helped the band stay out of its own way. “He was protecting the songs. He was stopping us before we went too far,” Shelley says. Indeed, half of these songs on the album that resulted are first takes.

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RODNEY CROWELL’s new album “Close Ties” is in-stock now on NEW WEST RECORDS on CD & LP. It’s a stunning look back at the regrets and joys of a life lived hard.

RODNEY CROWELL’s new album “Close Ties” is in-stock now on NEW WEST RECORDS on CD & LP. It’s a stunning look back at the regrets and joys of a life lived hard.

The rise of Americana music has struck a nerve with Crowell. “I have declared my loyalty to Americana. It’s a hard category for people to get their heads around, or at least the terminology is. But all the people who represent it—Townes van Zandt, Guy Clark, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and more recent stars like John Paul White and Jason Isbell—share a common thread, and that thread is poetry. Whether they are actual poets or their music exemplifies a poetic sensibility, generally speaking, the Americana artist shuns commercial compromise in favor of a singular vision. Which resonates with me.” There is also a powerful undercurrent of the blues running through the record. “Recently, I think—I hope—that my study of the blues is starting to show up in my music. Those artists, whether it’s Lightnin’ Hopkins or John Lee Hooker or the acoustic Delta players, connected to something fundamental. With that in mind, I’m trying to move forward but also get back there.”

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GARLAND JEFFREYS’ magnificent new album “14 Steps To Harlem” is upon us, and we can’t get enough of that raw, masterful urban rock, reggae n’ blues wisdom.

GARLAND JEFFREYS’ magnificent new album “14 Steps To Harlem” is upon us, and we can’t get enough of that raw, masterful urban rock, reggae n’ blues wisdom.

GARLAND JEFFREYS has been making provocative, personally charged urban rock and roll since the late 1960s. He started out in Greenwich Village performing highly respected songs that reflected on life as a multi-racial man in America. ‘14 Steps To Harlem,’ the third album in six years by this ‘beloved rock-soul-reggae singer-songwriter’ (New York Times) has released on his own label Luna Park Records. Produced with James Maddock with core band members Mark Bosch, Charly Roth, Brian Stanley and Tom Curiano, guest spots by Brian Mitchell and Ben Stivers, a gorgeous duet with daughter Savannah and a radiant violin solo by Laurie Anderson, this record delivers what fans have come to expect from Jeffreys: edgy immediacy and literate, emotionally raw lyrics coupled with a still supple voice capable of singing in a practically limitless number of styles.

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HAUSCHKA, master of the prepared piano, returns with “What If,” an experimental, kaleidoscopic work of mad genius.

HAUSCHKA, master of the prepared piano, returns with “What If,” an experimental, kaleidoscopic work of mad genius.

Since 2004, Volker Bertelmann – aka HAUSCHKA– has, steadily earned a remarkable reputation as a purveyor of imaginative, distinctive, prepared piano music. On What If – which finds him adding player pianos (also known as pianolas) to his arsenal – Bertelmann expands his range even further, defying expectations and delivering what is without a doubt his most ingenious album yet. While engaging with his trademark technique of utilizing unusual objects – art erasers, for example – to treat (or ‘prepare’) the piano,

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GOV’T MULE is coming back to Greenville! Warren Haynes & Co. will be playing the Peace Center once again on Sunday, April 23rd, just in time for Record Store Day weekend!

GOV’T MULE is coming back to Greenville! Warren Haynes & Co. will be playing the Peace Center once again on Sunday, April 23rd, just in time for Record Store Day weekend!

Click “Read More” or call 864-467-3000 for ticket info! The ground-breaking Southern-psyche-blues-rockers Gov’t Mule are headed back to the Upstate. We’re stoked. They’ll be playing the Peace Center on April 23rd, fresh off the Wanee Festival and just in time for Record Store Day weekend. get ready for some endless boogie. Oh yeah! Mr. Warren has hinted that a new Mule album is nearly done and might even be out in time for the show, but even if it isn’t, your friendly neighborhood Horizon Records has Mule titles galore on CD & LP!

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THOMAS WILLIAM HILL and VIKINGUR OLAFSSON have made new albums of classical and ambient proportions. They’re wide-screen soundscapes made for serious headphone listening.

THOMAS WILLIAM HILL and VIKINGUR OLAFSSON have made new albums of classical and ambient proportions. They’re wide-screen soundscapes made for serious headphone listening.

Recording artist and soundtrack composer Thomas William Hill will release his new album ‘Asylum For Eve’ in February 2017. Featuring new material and reworked soundtracks, the album drifts from plaintive piano-led passages to brisk chamber music and back again, tied together by the textured layering of found sounds and instruments that distinguishes Thomas’s music.

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