The Masterons take out Anthony D’Amato on their European tour

Posted on September 28, 2016 | No Comments

‘Cold Snap’ follows Anthony D’Amato‘s 2014 New West debut, ‘The Shipwreck From The Shore,’ which was inspired in part by his time studying with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon. Backed by members of Bon Iver and Megafaun on the album, D’Amato earned raves on both sides of the pond, with NPR lauding that “he writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter” and Uncut proclaiming that his songwriting “echoes with early Bob Dylan.”


‘Cold Snap’ explores the schisms between perception and reality, projection and truth, who we are and how we’re seen. Sometimes it’s on an internal level—the progressively ominous images of soaring album opener “Oh My Goodness” hint at the costs of living up to (and falling short of) expectations—but elsewhere it’s external and political, as on the too-big-to-fail anthem of “Blue Blooded” or the eerie blues of “If You’re Gonna Build A Wall,” written in the shadow of the current election season but hinting at everything from Ferguson to Flint.

Anthony D’Amato is opening for The Mastersons on most of their European winter tour set for January/February 2017:
20-01-2017: Den Haag (NL) @ Paard
21-01-2017: Groningen (NL) @ Vera
22-01-2017: Berlin (DE) @ Prachtwerk
23-01-2017: Norderstedt (DE) @ Music Star
24-01-2017: Kristianstad (SWE) @ Bijardkompaniet
25-01-2017: Falkenberg (SWE) @ Tryckhallen
27-01-2017: Avesta (SWE) @ Bjurfors Hotell & Konferens
28-01-2017: Goteborg (SWE) @ Pustverik
29-01-2017: Malmö (SWE) @ Folk å Rock
01-02-2017: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
02-02-2017: Utrecht (NL) @ TivoliVredenburg
03-02-2017: Leeds (UK) @ Seven Arts
04-02-2017: Twyford (UK) @ The Swiss Cottage
06-02-2017: Witney (UK) @ Fat Lils
09-02-2017: Belfast (N-IRE) @ Real Music Club
10-02-2017: Glasgow (UK) @ CCA
11-02-2017: Gateshead (UK) @ Caedmon Hall
12-02-2017: Bristol (UK) @ The Tunnels

Jonah Tolchin is taking “Thousand Mile Night” to Europe in December

Posted on September 20, 2016 | No Comments

The universe is full of signs if you’re open to them, and there could be no clearer omen for Jonah Tolchin than the mileage of that epic trip: he’d had made the perfect album for the perfect moment in his life. Recorded at the legendary FAME Studios (Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin), ‘Thousand Mile Night’ charts the young songwriter’s remarkable growth, both personally and artistically, as he digs deep into the roots of American music with a distinctly modern perspective, tackling everything from love and marriage to life on the road to loneliness and depression with a deft lyrical touch.


The album follows Tolchin’s acclaimed Yep Roc debut, ‘Clover Lane,’ which was recorded in Nashville with a slew of special guests including Los LobosSteve Berlin and Deer Tick’s John McCauley. NPR called Tolchin “a promising new artist who artfully occupies the gulf between old-school tradition and contemporary appropriation,” while Uncut said he “demonstrates the finesse and maturity of someone like Jason Isbell,” and MOJO praised him for “adding raw, punk brio to a folk-blues template.” Tolchin racked up more than three million plays on Spotify with tracks from the record and toured the U.S. and Europe extensively in support of it, sharing bills with artists like Chuck Prophet, Dave and Phil Alvin, Gregg Allman, Joseph Arthur, and more along the way. When he wasn’t on the road, Tolchin was busy showing off his talents behind the board as a producer, heading to Nashville’s Bomb Shelter to helm an album for Bill Scorzari and bringing bluesy soul singer Julie Rhodes to record at FAME, where he made such a powerful connection with engineer John Gifford III that he knew he had to return there for ‘Thousand Mile Night.’

Taking this new album, he’s touring Europe solo in December, happy to announce most of the dates today:
05-12-2016: Vienna (AT) @ Das Bach
06-12-2016: Munich (DE) @ Vintage Pub
08-12-2016: Kristianstad (SWE) @ Kulturkvarteret
09-12-2016: Goteborg (SWE) @ TBA
11-12-2016: Stockholm (SWE) @ Southside Bar
12-12-2016: Falkenberg (SWE) @ Grand Hotel
13-12-2016: Eksjö (SWE) @ Houseconcert
15-12-2016: Leeuwarden (NL) @ Mijn Ouders
18-12-2016: Glasgow (UK) @ Broadcast
20-12-2016: Brighton (UK) @ The Jazz Club
22-12-2016: Eindhoven (NL) @ De Kapel

Christopher Paul Stelling adds tourdates supporting The Low Anthem

Posted on September 12, 2016 | No Comments

There is a fearless quality to the music of Christopher Paul Stelling. A voice that sounds both old and young, an effortless yet intricate finger-picking guitar style and lyrics that are both dramatic, and intensely confessional. It’s a sound that channels the restless spirit of a young man who left home to travel the country, haunting and impassioned songs formed by endless nights alone on stage with a guitar, playing to packed houses, other times to nearly empty rooms. Stelling estimates that he’s played over four hundred shows in just the past three years. It places him within a longstanding tradition that serves to nurture ones character and art.

He’s started his current European tour less than a week ago and today we’re happy to add some dates where he’ll be supporting The Low Anthem. See all upcoming European dates below!


TOURDATES:
14-09-2016: Ponferrada (ESP) @ Sala Tarari
15-09-2016: Léon (ESP) @ Babylon
16-09-2016: Lisboa (PT) @ Lusitano Clube
17-09-2016: Braga (PT) @ Festival Gente Santada
18-09-2016: Porto (PT) @ Passos Manuel
15-10-2016: Paris (FR) @ Badaboum w/ The Low Anthem
16-10-2016: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin w/ The Low Anthem
18-10-2016: Winterthur (CH) @ Salzhaus w/ The Low Anthem
19-10-2016: Zurich (CH) @ Bogen F w/ The Low Anthem
20-10-2016: Fribourg (CH) @ Fri-Son w/ The Low Anthem
22-10-2016: Frankfurt (DE) @ Zoom w/ The Low Anthem
23-10-2016: Cologne (DE) @ Gebaude 9 w/ The Low Anthem
27-10-2016: Eindhoven (NL) @ Calypso at Dutch Design Week
28-10-2016: Witten (DE) @ Knuts
29-10-2016: Middelburg (NL) @ Het Hof
31-10-2016: Wienacht-Tobel (CH) @ Treichli
01-11-2016: Zürich (CH) @ Henrici
02-11-2016: Olten (CH) @ Variobar
03-11-2016: Leipzig (DE) @ Waermehalle Sued
04-11-2016: Prague (CZ) @ Nouvelle Prague
08-11-2016: Cologne (DE) @ Wohngemeinschaft
09-11-2016: Hamburg (DE) @ Warenwirtschaften
11-11-2016: Husum (DE) @ Speicher
12-11-2016: Wuppertal (DE) @ Hutmacher
13-11-2016: Venlo (NL) @ Take Five
13-11-2016: Moers (DE) @ Tempel Folkfest

A few more EU tourdates for Daniel Romano starting this Saturday

Posted on September 8, 2016 | No Comments

After a long tour that took Daniel Romano all over Europe between May and July of this year, he decided to stay in Europe for a little longer and add tourdates in The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain to promote his latest record “Mosey”.


TOURDATES:
10-09-2016: Groningen (NL) @ Take Root
11-09-2016: Oostende (BE) @ Leffingeleuren Festival
12-09-2016: Paris (FR) @ Gilbert Joseph
13-09-2016: Lyon (FR) @ The Sonic
15-09-2016: Madrid (ESP) @ El Sol
16-09-2016: Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club
17-09-2016: Bilbao (ESP) @ Kafe Antzokia
18-09-2016: Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound

“Mosey is a face of endless expression”, says critically lauded musician/producer/visual artist Daniel Romano of his self-named style. “It’s whatever I need it to be.” Of Mosey, as an album, he explains, “I wanted to break formula, to make something unlike anything I’d made before. I needed to escape those pockets I’d been put in. Stagnation is the breathe of the devil; it’s the enemy. It’s why I keep moving, no matter what.”

That restlessness, intense hunger and fearless ability to create is what drives the increasingly prolific Welland, Ontario songwriter and is what’s at the heart of his fifth album, “Mosey”, his second full-length release in less than a calendar year.

Whereas on last year’s “If I’ve Only One Time Askin’”– his acclaimed 2015 album which made several year-end lists from Exclaim! to Rolling Stone and earned him a Juno Award nomination for Adult Alternative Album of the Year – Romano explored the countrypolitan sound of the late, great Billy Sherrill, pairing honky-tonk heartache and mid-century melodrama with lush orchestration to startling effect, on “Mosey” he employs the use of a much larger sonic arsenal.

Christopher Paul Stelling hits the European roads tomorrow

Posted on September 6, 2016 | No Comments

Folk musician Christopher Paul Stelling has been on the road for five years. After the release of his third LP “Labor Against Waste” (ANTI-) he hasn’t see his little apartment in Brooklyn very often. In fact he has only been in New York for a total of six weeks since the beginning of 2015. And starting tomorrow he will reside in Europe for three months (including some weeks vacation in Greece though). Find all tourdates below!


TOURDATES:
07-09-2016: Utrecht (NL) @ EKKO with Matthew Logan Vasquez
08-09-2016: Rotterdam (NL) @ V11
09-09-2016: Oostende (BE) @ Leffingeleuren Festival
10-09-2016: Groningen (NL) @ Take Root
11-09-2016: Tilburg (NL) @ VERS Festival
14-09-2016: Ponferrada (ESP) @ Sala Tarari
15-09-2016: Léon (ESP) @ Babylon
16-09-2016: Lisboa (PT) @ Lusitano Clube
17-09-2016: Braga (PT) @ Festival Gente Santada
18-09-2016: Porto (PT) @ Passos Manuel
27-10-2016: Eindhoven (NL) @ Calypso at Dutch Design Week
28-10-2016: Witten (DE) @ Knuts
29-10-2016: Middelburg (NL) @ Het Hof
31-10-2016: Wienacht-Tobel (CH) @ Treichli
01-11-2016: Zürich (CH) @ Henrici
02-11-2016: Olten (CH) @ Variobar
03-11-2016: Leipzig (DE) @ Waermehalle Sued
04-11-2016: Prague (CZ) @ Nouvelle Prague
08-11-2016: Cologne (DE) @ Wohngemeinschaft
09-11-2016: Hamburg (DE) @ Warenwirtschaften
11-11-2016: Husum (DE) @ Speicher
12-11-2016: Wuppertal (DE) @ Hutmacher
13-11-2016: Venlo (NL) @ Take Five
13-11-2016: Moers (DE) @ Tempel Folkfest

As he sees it, beginning in 2011, touring became his job – even before he had released his first two albums, 2012′s “Songs Of Praise and Scorn” and 2013′s “False Cities”.

Christopher Paul Stelling is not alone in taking the stage with just an old guitar and the stomp of his foot. What sets him apart is an imagination that is completely his own, yielding stories that feel like parables that you slowly realize have never before been told. His imagination also lives in his fingertips as he traverses from country blues to flamenco to claw hammer banjo all on his trusted “Brownie,” an old nylon string guitar that’s been traveling the globe with him for years. He has no rule book. He sees no limitations. He is an anthology of his influences and he is the first one of his kind.

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