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Classical piano master and musical alchemist LANG LANG makes his PEACE CENTER debut on February 27th! YES!

Classical piano master and musical alchemist LANG LANG makes his PEACE CENTER debut on February 27th! YES!

CALL 864-467-3000 OR VISIT www.peacecenter.org FOR DETAILS & INFO! If one word applies to Lang Lang, to the musician, to the man, to his worldview, to those who come into contact with him, it is “inspiration”. It resounds like a musical motif through his life and career. He inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it be in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages – such as the 2014 World Cup concert in Rio, with Placido Domingo, to celebrate the final game; the 56th and 57th GRAMMY Award two years in a row, where he performed with Metallica and Pharrell Williams; the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where more than four billion people around the world viewed his performance; the Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall, or the Liszt 200th birthday concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Charles Dutoit which was broadcast live in more than 300 movie theaters around the United States and 200 cinemas across Europe (the first classical music cinema cast to be headlined by a solo artist).

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ODDISEE takes us on another epic hip-hop journey with “The Iceberg,” out 3/10. It’s a social, personal and political work that seeks some answers within the chaos.

ODDISEE takes us on another epic hip-hop journey with “The Iceberg,” out 3/10. It’s a social, personal and political work that seeks some answers within the chaos.

The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee’s new album, ”The Iceberg,” is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. ”The Iceberg” is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: How we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, go-go, gospel, thick r&b and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement.

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NORMAN BLAKE returns after his Grammy-nominated “Wood, Wire & Words” album with another dose of modern American acoustic folk: Brushwood Songs & Stories, out this Friday!

NORMAN BLAKE returns after his Grammy-nominated “Wood, Wire & Words” album with another dose of modern American acoustic folk: Brushwood Songs & Stories, out this Friday!

Returning in 2016 to Lookout Mountain, Norman Blake has again recorded all-new, original Blake material written over the past two years culminating in the 19 selections of Brushwood Song & Stories. Two Instrumental rags, two spoken-word recitations, and 15

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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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GILLIAN WELCH celebrates the 20th anniversary of her first album with Boots No. 1, out now! It’s a fascinating look behind-the-scenes of a stunning debut.

GILLIAN WELCH celebrates the 20th anniversary of her first album with Boots No. 1, out now! It’s a fascinating look behind-the-scenes of a stunning debut.

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Gillian Welch’s landmark debut album, Revival, Acony Records proudly presents Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg. Personally curated and produced by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and mined from their extensive vault of analog tape recordings, this beautiful collection is essential listening for Gillian Welch fans and music

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Guitar wizard HARVEY MANDEL’s fantastic new album “SNAKE PIT” is out now on CD & vinyl courtesy of TOMPKINS SQUARE RECORDS! String-bender supreme!

Guitar wizard HARVEY MANDEL’s fantastic new album “SNAKE PIT” is out now on CD & vinyl courtesy of TOMPKINS SQUARE RECORDS! String-bender supreme!

Harvey’s fifteenth studio LP and his first widely distributed album in 20 years, Snake Pit was recorded in two days at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. Harvey teamed with fellow Chicago-based musicians Ben Boye (keys), Ryan Jewell (drums), Brian Sulpizio (guitar), and Anton Hatwich (bass), who have all played with singer/songwriter Ryley Walker, among their many other musical pursuits. Harvey and the band had not met previously, nor had they rehearsed. He played snippets of song ideas for the band on his iPhone, and then they would lay down a track in one or two takes. Hard to believe when you hear the album, but that’s exactly how it went down. Minimal overdubs with strings and percussion were added, but mostly what you hear is what happened spontaneously in the studio. The album contains six new original compositions by Mandel and two revisited songs : “Baby Batter” from his 1971 Janus LP of the same name, and “Before Six” by Larry Frazier, which appears on his first album, Cristo Redentor.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you for making Black Friday 2016 our biggest yet. We’re humbled, thrilled and grateful.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for making Black Friday 2016 our biggest yet. We’re humbled, thrilled and grateful.

One more Black Friday has come and gone and we couldn’t be more thrilled about how the 2016 edition went. We greeted an army of music lovers at 9am, they swarmed the place looking for various quantities of LP’s, 10” collectible picture sleeve singles, box sets, and CDs. The Bohemian Café was here all day with us to fortify you with coffee and other independent-retail-shopping nourishment, and in the end, it was the best Black Friday Horizon Records has had, and we love each and every one of you who came in and had some good times in ye olde record store as we kicked off the Holiday Season.

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AZIZA is a new project led by uber-bassist DAVE HOLLAND. Their debut album comes out this Friday. We are happy!

AZIZA is a new project led by uber-bassist DAVE HOLLAND. Their debut album comes out this Friday. We are happy!

Aziza is in-stock now on CD at Horizon Records. The vinyl LP is out 10/28! The sheer range of talent and commitment that exudes from the newly minted quartet called Aziza is positively mouthwatering. Chris Potter is one of the most assured saxophonists on the planet; Lionel Loueke’s blend of contemporary guitar sounds with echoes of the

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MICHAEL CLEVELAND’s “Fiddler’s Dream” is out now on Compass Records!

MICHAEL CLEVELAND’s “Fiddler’s Dream” is out now on Compass Records!

With his new release, Fiddler’s Dream, Michael Cleveland delivers his finest studio album to date: full of the fire and finesse that has earned him fans from across the globe. Highlights include a blistering performance of the Sam Bush on the John Hartford classic “Steamboat Whistle Blues,” and a twin fiddle show down on the Monroe classic “Tall Timber” featuring Jason Carter (Del McCoury Band). Fiddler’s Dream also showcases Michael’s masterful guitar playing on “Earl Park” and mandolin playing on “Blues for Bill,” “Lonesome Desert” and “Earl Park.” Additional guests include Jerry Douglas (Dobro), Jeff Guernsey (lead guitar), Barry Bales (bass) Lloyd Douglas (banjo), Andy Statman (mandolin), Paul Franklin (steel guitar), Vince Gill (vocals), and co-producer, Jeff White (guitar and vocals). Michael Cleveland has undeniably achieved a new personal best with and in the process has raised the bar for all aspiring fiddle players to follow.

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CLAIRE LYNCH’s beautiful new album NORTH BY SOUTH, a tribute to great Canadian songwriters, is out! And yes, we’re PUMPED.

CLAIRE LYNCH’s beautiful new album NORTH BY SOUTH, a tribute to great Canadian songwriters, is out! And yes, we’re PUMPED.

On North by South, Claire Lynch pays homage to her favorite Canadian songwriters on a set of bluegrass and new acoustic tracks. After her recent marriage to a Canadian, Lynch began to dig into the vast catalog of songs written by Canadian songwriters and found the inspiration for this project. Working with Alison Brown in the producer’s chair, she delivers stand out versions of Ron Sexsmith’s “Cold Hearted Wind” with Jerry Douglas on Dobro, the catchy “Kingdom Come” written by Old Man Luedecke featuring Béla Fleck (banjo) and Stuart Duncan (fiddle) and the gorgeous maritime ballad

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  • Classical piano master and musical alchemist LANG LANG makes his PEACE CENTER debut on February 27th! YES!
    CALL 864-467-3000 OR VISIT www.peacecenter.org FOR DETAILS & INFO! If one word applies to Lang Lang, to the musician, to the man, to his worldview, to those who come into contact with him, it is “inspiration”. It resounds like a musical motif through his life and career. He inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it be in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages – such as the 2014 World Cup concert in Rio, with Placido Domingo, to celebrate the final game; the 56th and 57th GRAMMY Award two years in a row, where he performed with Metallica and Pharrell Williams; the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where more than four billion people around the world viewed his performance; the Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall, or the Liszt 200th birthday concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Charles Dutoit which was broadcast live in more than 300 movie theaters around the United States and 200 cinemas across Europe (the first classical music cinema cast to be headlined by a solo artist).
  • ODDISEE takes us on another epic hip-hop journey with “The Iceberg,” out 3/10. It’s a social, personal and political work that seeks some answers within the chaos.
    The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee's new album, ''The Iceberg,'' is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. ''The Iceberg'' is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: How we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, go-go, gospel, thick r&b and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement.