Thursday, June 13, 2013
Twenty years ago, Wesley Schultz saw the future.
Back then, growing up in the New York City suburb of Ramsey, New Jersey, Wesley spent his days drawing. Today, as bandleader of The Lumineers, Wesley's replaced his pencil with a guitar and his drawings with songs. He still practices a lot, and it still turns out good.
In the spring of 2005, childhood friends Wesley and Jeremiah began to collaborate, writing together and playing gigs around New York. After battling the city's cutthroat music scene and impossibly high cost of living, the two decided to expand their horizons. They packed everything they owned-nothing more than a couple suitcases of clothes and a trailer full of musical instruments-and headed for Denver, Colorado. It was less a pilgrimage than act of stubborn hopefulness.
Friday, June 14, 2013
The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream
|The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream|
The Rascals are back together again after 40 years.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Harry Connick Jr
|Harry Connick Jr|
Harry Connick, Jr. is a rarity in the realm of entertainment, an artist whose meteoric rise in the world of music was only a prelude to a multi-faceted career. Showered with awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small as well as the Broadway stage, Harry has exemplified excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world.
The foundation of Harry's art is the music of his native New Orleans, where he began performing as a pianist and vocalist at the age of five. He was schooled by two of the city's keyboard legends - James Booker, who allowed a pre-teen Harry to sit at his elbow in local clubs, and Ellis Marsalis, who provided more structured instruction during Harry's teenage years. When Harry left for New York at age 18, he was equipped with a precocious command of jazz and popular music styles.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters
|Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters|
The Sensational Space Shifters are Plant' latest project, a loose band "inspired by the roots music of Mississippi, Appalachia, Gambia, Bristol and the foothills of Wolverhampton and drawing on influences collected in a lifetime of meander and journeying." Along-side Robert are his semi-regular guitarist Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara from Gambia, Justin's Ritti - playing partner in their duo Juju.
Exciting audiences around the world, he presents songs from his early days in Led Zeppelin to his more recent adventures in the heart land of the US, in dizzy collisions of rhythm and power. His current companions have created a performance that digs deep into the roots of the blues, turning ancient, dark music that inspired so much of British and American rock, on its head, mixing crazy trans-rhythms and psychedelics to create a powerful and unique adventure. These are shows that should not be missed; a once in a lifetime musical experience by one of rock music's most legendary performers.