All My Rain Video Premiers on The Current!
The Current recently premiered the first video from Pieta Brown's forthcoming album Paradise Outlaw on their blog! Pieta is creating a video for each song and this is an alluring first glimpse into these Lo-fi masterworks as well as listen to another great song from the record. It's not out until September 30th, but you can pre-order Paradise Outlaw on iTunes today!
Dale Watson in Oxford American Texas Issue!
Oxford American Magazine has just announced that they will be publishing a special issue in December that shines a spotlight on Texas music. Dale Watson, who will be featured in the issue, was on hand at the press conference along with Mathew McConaughey, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Jason Roberts to announce this exciting project!
New Pieta Brown Premiers on WXPN!
Pieta Brown's brand new song "Flowers of Love" is premiering on WXPN today! Get a first glance at her forthcoming album, Paradise Outlaw (available Sept. 30th) which features some of her strongest and emotionally resonant compositions to date. The record also features a duet with Amost Lee (Do You Know!) as well as guest vocals by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver). "Paradise Outlaw came from a radically different place," says Brown about the record. "I was thinking a lot about freedom, experimentation, poetry, folk songs, bending forms and voices. I also wrote and delivered half the songs on the banjo, which was completely new for me."
Red House Live is Back!
Tickets for Red House Live from Landmark Center are now on sale!
For the fourth year in a row we're teaming up with our friends at the Landmark Center to present the popular "Red House Live" music series at the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium in the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul. This year's line-up features Peter Ostroushko, Dean Magraw & Eric Kamau Grávátt (Weather Report), Ray Bonneville, and Claudia Schmidt!
The series takes place every third Friday of the month, September through December. Tickets to individual shows are $18 in advance/ $20 at the door, but you can buy the season pass to all four concerts for $60.
The music begins at 8 pm, but you're invited to join us at 7 pm for a cocktail hour with a cash bar and free hors d'ouvres provided by St. Paul's own Trotter's Café as well as a chance to meet the artist!
New Claudia Schmidt Single!
Claudia Schmidt was recently asked to write a love song for the upcoming film "His Neighbor Phil" that was to be sung to an older couple in the film. With little knowledge about the film, Claudia wrote "Timeless Love" which she sings IN the movie.
After performing the song live at her concerts, fans have been asking where they can get the new song? Well, "Timeless Love" is now available for download on iTunes!
No Barnfest This Year!
After 5 years of Barnfest we have decided to take this year off. This was a tough call, but ultimately there were a number of factors that played into this decision. We hope to bring it back in the future!
We would like to thank everyone from the fans and volunteers to the artists and the sponsors who made this festival such a success!
For Keeps Now Available!
Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt's duo debut, For Keeps is finally here! The album came together organically after the two singer-songwriters had been touring together for a couple years. With Carrie writing and performing half the songs and Danny performing and writing the other half this is a true album of collaboration.
The result is a collection of 10 songs from two top-of-the-line songwriters whose lives have come together artistically and romantically. Listen "Two White Clouds" and "Echo in the Hills," two stand out tracks from the record here! Order it today!
New Ray Bonneville Video!