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Wanee Festival Preview

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 6, 2011

Artist Spotlight: John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours

John Popper doesn’t know what came over him that one night last winter, although he has a pretty good idea.

“Something in me kicked in and I just floored it,” says the singer/harp slinger, referring to a brief, Beethoven-scored joy ride, that was the trip from his home to the recording studio in Santa Fe. “It was absolutely exhilarating. I felt free, because I was going to do something I loved, and just for me.”

That something was a month-long recording session in the mountains of New Mexico. The self-titled debut (due out March 1, 2011, through 429 Records) of John Popper and The Duskray Troubadours to be specific, a side project that’s more like a part-time band, a scrappy, roots-rock extension of Popper’s work in Blues Traveler.

Wanee is less than a week away….don’t miss John Popper and the rest of the 2011 lineup! Online ticket sales end April 11th!

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Bonnaroo Buzz Tour coming to Louisville

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 6, 2011
Today we’re very excited to announce the Bonnaroo Buzz Tour Presented by StubHub!, headlined by one of our favorite ‘buzz’ bands Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. Kicking off on May 17th at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ and making its way down to Bonnaroo, the tour features some exciting emerging artists along with Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, including Futurebirds, Gary Clark Jr., The Black Box Revelation, and comedian Julian McCullough. Initial dates include:

May 17 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
May 18 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
May 21 Oxford, MS Lyric Oxford
May 22 Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room
May 24 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
May 27 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theater
May 28 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
May 29 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
May 30 Macon, GA Capitol Theatre
Jun 04 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Jun 08 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
Jun 09 Charleston, WV Clay Center