Devon Allman And Honeytribe Returns to Ardent Studios in Memphis for Space Age Blues

Devon Allman, son of iconic Greg Allman, and his band Honeytribe took over Studio C at the renowned Ardent Studios in Memphis. To create the atmosphere for the new album, “Space Age Blues,” Allman decorated the studio with rocket ship lighting, sci-fi film posters, and had all musicians don real NASA spacesuits.

Pete Matthews and Allman co-produced, with Matthews engineering and mixing. Allman played all guitars and sang all vocals, with George Potsos on bass and Gabriel Strange on drums. Additional musicians included Ron Holloway on saxophone, Tony Antonelli on percussion, Rick Steff at the keyboards, Bobby Yang on strings, and Huey Lewis adding his indelible harmonica touch.

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Julius Pittman & the Revival Drips with Southern Soul on Their New CD, Bucket List, COMING MAY 25

RICHMOND, VA – Southern soul singer/ keyboardist Julius Pittman & the Revival announce the May 25 release of their debut CD, Bucket List. The new album includes four original songs, plus covers of Al Green’s “Tired of Being Along,” Jack Mack & the Heart Attack’s “Don’t Need No Reason” and “Willing to Learn,” Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers’ “Does Your Mama Know About Me” and Albert Collins’ “A Good Fool Is Hard to Find.”

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Natalie Merchant Begins US Tour As “Breathtaking” New Album, “Leave Your Sleep,” Releases

Leave Your Sleep, Natalie Merchant‘s first studio recording in seven years, is out this week on Nonesuch Records. To mark the occasion, Merchant performs on two consecutive nights at the New York Society for Ethical Culture’s Concert Hall, tonight and tomorrow, followed by a free appearance at the city’s flagship Barnes & Noble store on Wednesday.

In the midst of it all, she’ll stop by the Times Square studio of ABC’s Good Morning America Tuesday morning.

For information on all of Merchant’s upcoming performances, including stops in the coming weeks in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boulder, Cambridge, and Washington, DC, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Tony Allen’s “Secret Agent” Track “Ijo (Dennis Bovell Dub)” Available on “The Fader”

With just a few days to go before the April 13 North American release of Tony Allen’s World Circuit / Nonesuch debut album, Secret Agent, The Fader is offering a free download of the track “Ijo,” the Dennis Bovell dub version.

“The original version of legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen’s ‘Ijo’ includes an urgent vocal that similarly legendary reggae musician Dennis Bovell has transformed in his dub,” writes The Fader’s Matthew Schnipper, “launching it into an infinite echo.”

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Hill Country Harmonica, Foxfire Ranch, Waterford, Mississippi, May 22-23, 2010

Hill Country Harmonica
May 22-23, 2010
Foxfire Ranch, Waterford, Mississippi
The music that greets you as the homepage opens is headliner Billy Branch
performing “Juke” in a 1982 concert with Sons of Blues
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Mark Wayne Glasmire’s Golden Voice Shines On “You Opened My Eyes” New Single On Radio Programmers’ Desks This Week Via CDX Vol. #497

(from L to R): Radio promotion team members from Jerry Duncan Promotions and Airplay Specialists-- Jen Trail (JDP), Lisa Smoot (JDP), Glasmire, Abby Montgomery (AS) and Jerry Duncan. Fans can catch up with this busy singer/songwriter at http://www.markwayneglasmire.com and http://www.myspace.com/mwg4free.

“Mark’s rich expressive voice cuts right to the heart. All he needs is an acoustic guitar.” – DALLAS MORNING NEWS

Nashville, TN — Mark Wayne Glasmire’s golden voice shines on his latest country single, “You Opened My Eyes,” due on radio programmers’ desks this week via CDX Vol. #497. The powerful ballad is a tribute to the eye-opening aspects of love, and Mark’s voice floats over a rich, acoustic track that is moving in its simplicity.

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