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 affordable and not to tie people into a financial commitment via a monthly subscription. So each tutorial will typically be 30 to 40 minutes in length and will cost £8 (which works out about 9€ or US$10). Many come bundled with downloadable drum-less track play-alongs, drum charts and links to insp... »
Formed in 1973 by guitarist John McLaughlin and tabla maestro Zakir Hussain , SHAKTI pioneered a groundbreaking East meets West collaboration and played a pivotal role in establishing Fusion music. The violinist L.Shankar and ghatam player T.H. Vikku Vinayakram were part of the original band which toured several years in its original formation around the world to highly acclaimed praise. For professional reasons, the group disbanded in 1978 and for two decades each of the musicians followed their own highly successful careers and only in the late 90’s was the band reformed with Shankar Mahadevan on vocals, U.Srinivas on mandolin and Selvaganesh Vinayakram replacing his father Vikku.&nb... »
John McLaughlin – trailblazing guitarist, composer, Shankar Mahadevan- India’s foremost music composer, singer and tabla maestro- Zakir Hussain to release groundbreaking album IS THAT SO?
Six years in the making, the album brings together the three visionary musicians in a musical landscape, never explored before. Six years in the making, Is that So? is one of John McLaughlin’s deepest and most profound musical collaborations with prolific Indian composer and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan. Joining the duo is their life-long friend and musical brother Ustad Zakir Hussain on the tabla, who has been collaborating with John since they founded Shakti in the early ‘70s, acknowledged by most to be the first groundbreaking crossover East-West musical group. “The idea for this album appeared in my mind early 2013. Shankar and I had been touring with Shakti and I was consta... »
4-night residency at The Blue Note and Cotton ClubFollows US Tour DatesNovember 25, 26, 27, 28 Tickets: Cotton Club | Blue Note (Atlanta, GA) – August 20, 2019 — With less than a month to go until Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring and his new band, The 5 of 7, load up the trucks, the band announces their first ever international appearances. The group is headed to Japan for a four night stand starting November 25th at The Blue Note in Tokyo and then to Cotton Club for 3 nights. Each night of the tour will features 2 sets. This is notably Herring’s first performances as a bandleader outside of North America. The first run of tour dates begin on September 12th in Denver... »
SHARE FIRST EVER LIVE VIDEO AND ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES (Atlanta, GA) – August 1, 2019 — With less than two months to go until Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring and his new band, Jimmy Herring and The 5 of 7, load up the trucks, the band us adding more live tour dates to their fall 2019 schedule. To give fans an early taste of what to expect at their debut performances, the band is sharing a live video shot at rehearsals this week. Enjoy the exclusive clip, here. The tour begins on September 12th in Denver with performances scheduled in Chicago, St. Louis, Savannah, Nashville, New Orleans and more. This leg will wrap up with a hometown show at the Variety Playho... »