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Widespread Panic announces mini Acoustic Tour

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 28, 2011

Widespread Panic has announced dates for a very special mini-tour of acoustic shows set for early 2012. Billed as the “Wood Tour”, the 11- date, four-city trek marks Panic’s first-ever fully acoustic tour. Wood Tour will be the final set of shows before the band goes on a long-overdue hiatus for the remainder of 2012, following what has been a fantastic 25th Anniversary year in 2011.

Wood Tour will begin on January 24 with two nights at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD, followed by three nights at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, January 27-29. Panic will return to Denver, CO for three nights at The Fillmore, February 10-12 before finishing up with three shows at the intimate Belly Up-Aspen in Aspen, CO, February 17-19. Wood Tour dates will bookend the sold out, four-night, fully electric Panic En La Playa extravaganza, featuring the band’s first-ever performances in Mexico. Panic En La Playa will take place in Puerto Morelos, Mexico on the Mayan Riviera, January 31st – February 3rd. See tour dates and on-sale dates on the right.

Widespread Panic is currently on their 25th Anniversary Fall Tour, which will culminate with the highly anticipated Halloween celebration at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL. Panic will close out 2011 with their New Years Eve celebration at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC.

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The Civil Wars return to Louisville in 2012!!!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 28, 2011

 

WFPK Presents:

The Civil Wars
with The Staves

 



Friday, January 13th @ 8pm
The W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre
All Ages
Reserved Seating 
Advance $20

Day of show $23
 

Tickets On Sale 10/28 @10am

Tickets can be purchased at The Kentucky Center box office,
www.kentuckycenter.org or by phone (502) 584-7777
(800) 775-7777 or TTY (502) 562-0730

The Civil Wars:

In some ways, music doesn’t get much more modest or minimalist than it is in the hands of The Civil Wars, a duo comprised of California-to-Nashville transplant Joy Williams and her Alabaman partner, John Paul White. They travel without a backup band, and on their first full-length album, Barton Hollow, the bare-bones live arrangements that fans hear on the road are fleshed out with just the barest of acoustic accoutrements. Each song is an intimate conversation, and no third wheels or dinner-party chatter are going to interrupt that gorgeous, haunting hush.

On the other hand, there’s been something distinctly loud about the duo’s introduction to the world, even prior to the album’s release. Their signature song “Poison & Wine” was heard on Grey’s Anatomy—in the foreground, in its entirety, over a key climactic montage, prompting hundreds of thousands of viewers to Google the mystery music. And they got a wholly unsolicited endorsement when America’s biggest pop star gave The Civil Wars a seal of approval. After first tweeting her love for the duo, fellow Nashvillian Taylor Swift included “Poison & Wine” as a selection in her official iTunes playlist, saying, “I think this is my favorite duet. It’s exquisite.”

Swift took the words right out of the folk-country-Americana world’s mouth. If it looks like The Civil Wars’ appeal might cast a net that extends well beyond the typical audience for acoustically based music, that may be due to the inherent sensibilities Williams and White bring to their collaboration, which are quite disparate, if not necessarily warring. Both were gigging and recording on their own prior to teaming up a year and a half ago, neither solo career quite suggesting what their conjoined sound would turn out to be. “I do naturally bend pop,” says Williams, who adds that she “grew up on Billie Holliday and The Beach Boys.” White, meanwhile, was raised on Kristofferson, Cash, and Townes Van Zandt by his retro-country-favoring dad. “Somehow we’re pulling from each other what we crave and what our strengths are,” he says.

http://thecivilwars.com

Eric Clapton to release Limited Blues Box Set

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 28, 2011
Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton Blues Box Set
Exclusive Numbered Collect’s Edition
We are proud to present the definitive sound and vinyl offering of three of Eric Clapton’s most celebrated blues explorations, From The Craddle originally released in 1994, Riding With The King originally released in 2000 and Me and Mr. Johnson originally released in 2004. This three album five disc box set has been carefully recut for vinyl at Bernie Grundman Mastering by Chris Bellman and pressed on the finest grade European vinyl for the highest quality analogue sound imaginable. Each box is beautifully packaged in a high quality paper wrapped design and contains a unique lithograph.

This limited edition box set will be available on 180 gram black vinyl at all retail and as a special offering from Ericclapton.com, we have created an exclusive numbered collectors edition of 500 with each album pressed on a different shade of 140 gram European blue vinyl.

Release date 11.21.11

Blues Box Set
Exclusive Numbered Collect’s Edition
$124.98

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