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Gary Husband launches new Drum videocast series

Drummer Extraordinaire Gary Husband (Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin, Jack Bruce, Level 42) is launching videocasts, the first set of which he’ll be releasing today. The videocasts will tackle a broad and diverse range of topics and hopefully you will find some amongst them that will be of interest to you. It was very important for Gary to make them both packed with content as well as... »

Jimmy Herring announces new Band and Tour- The 5 of 7

Jimmy Herring announces new Band and Tour- The 5 of 7

JIMMY HERRING Announces NEW BAND THE 5 OF 7 SET TO JOIN CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED GUITARIST ON FALL TOUR Kevin Scott, Darren Stanley, Matt Slocum and Rick Lollar are The 5 of 7 Tour Starts September 12 – Continues Through October 5 (Athens, GA) – May 8, 2019 – Guitarist Jimmy Herring, has announced an exciting new band, The 5 of 7, and will hit the road debuting their live show, inclu... »

Ustad Zakir Hussain celebrates the legacy of his father during the Masters of Percussion tour

Ustad Zakir Hussain celebrates the legacy of his father during the Masters of Percussion tour

Every Zakir Hussain concert and tour is special, but maybe a slight bit more in 2019, as the tabla maestro will be remembering, celebrating and paying musical tribute to his illustrious father, the legendary Ustad Alla Rakha, aka Abbaji,  who would have turned 100 this year. Ustadji, who has broken down every genre and defies categorization brings together a rich musical tapestry to his Masters of... »

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension announce Spring European Tour

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension announce Spring European Tour

Legendary guitarist John McLaughlin has announced a European Spring Tour with his 4th Dimension band. Gary Husband on Keyboards, Ranjit Barot on Drums, and Etienne Mbappe on the bass. The tour will kick off in Munich, Germany on April 11 and will end in Berlin on April 30, 2019. This is the first tour that John McLaughlin is embarking with his band after his North America Farewell tour in 2017 wit... »

In Memory of two gentle giants, Mandolin U.Shrinivas and Shawn Lane

In Memory of two gentle giants, Mandolin U.Shrinivas and Shawn Lane

news I have been very blessed in life to meet some truly remarkable people, and some of them are musicians. Among those musicians, a select few have left this planet with a body of work that is so rich and deep that it requires a lot of time, attention, and dedication to fully appreciate their genius. They were never pop stars or household names; they never had chart-topping hits or thousands of p... »

Guitarist Oz Noy goes another direction with Ozone Squeeze and great songs

Guitarist Oz Noy goes another direction with Ozone Squeeze and great songs

What happens musically with an  unconventional yet a stellar meeting of the minds with the super talented Australian singer and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Knower, Thirsty Merc) , New York’s very own electric Jazz-Blues plectorist Oz Noy and Atlanta based drummer Darren Stanley ( Col.Bruce Hampton, Jimmy Herring) ? Its called Ozone Squeeze and is one of music’s hottest new bands to... »

Rolling Stone covers the Meeting of the Spirits Tour

Rolling Stone covers the Meeting of the Spirits Tour

The magazine spoke at length with John McLaughlin about his history and the upcoming Meeting of the Spirits Tour with Abstract Logix labelmate Jimmy Herring. Take a look here! »

Tedeschi Trucks Band to headline Sweetwater 420 Fest in 2018

Tedeschi Trucks Band to headline Sweetwater 420 Fest in 2018

The 2018 installment of the SweetWater 420 Fest will return to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park April 20 – 22. SweetWater Brewing Company, organizers of the three-day music festival, have just unveiled the initial lineup for next year’s event. Umphrey’s McGee (two sets), Tedeschi Trucks Band and Sturgill Simpson are atop the lineup. Look for additional lineup announcements in the coming months in... »

Grammy Museum to celebrate John Coltrane with long-term exhibit

Grammy Museum to celebrate John Coltrane with long-term exhibit

The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles will host a long-term exhibit celebrating the music of John Coltrane starting in November. The exhibition, entitled “Chasing Trane: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey Transcended,” will open on November 17 and go on display through September 2018 in the Museum’s Mike Curb Gallery on the fourth floor. It will trace the saxophonist and composer’s career with rare perfor... »

Eric Johnson to Perform ‘Ah Via Musicom’ on 2018 American Tour

Eric Johnson to Perform ‘Ah Via Musicom’ on 2018 American Tour

Eric Johnson has announced that he will perform his popular and successful 1990 album, Ah Via Musicom, in its entirety during his American tour in 2018. “I listen to the fan feedback and comments as I plan my projects and tours. That’s how I got into the recording and subsequent tour with Mike Stern. Same thing with the acoustic recording and tour because I kept hearing ‘Hey when are you gon... »

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