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Tedeschi Trucks Band Album ‘Revelator’ Receives GRAMMY Nomination

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 21, 2011
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‘Revelator’ Receives GRAMMY Nomination

Two years ago, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi found themselves in an unusual position: both of their solo albums received a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Blues Album.” Now, they are both nominated in that category again, but this time, it’s for their joint effort, Revelator, the debut album from Tedeschi Trucks Band. Huge congratulations to the members of TTB on the nomination: Derek, Susan, Oteil, Kofi, Tyler, JJ, Mike, Mark, Saunders, Maurice, and Kebbi, as well as album collaborators and friends David Ryan Harris, Ryan Shaw, Oliver Wood, John Leventhal, Gary Louris, Alam Khan, Salar Nader, and engineers Bobby Tis, Marty Wall, and producer Jim Scott. Thanks to all on the GRAMMY nomination committee for the consideration. Last but not least, thanks to the fans around the world for the limitless support that made Revelator a success.

Derek Trucks Voted #16 Greatest Guitarist By Rolling Stone

This month’s issue of Rolling Stone features a list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, as voted by a panel of top guitarists and music writers. Derek Trucks made the list, this time landing at #16, just one slot behind the great Freddy King. Many thanks to all the writers and musicians who chose to include Derek, who once again is the youngest guitarist on the list by a wide margin.

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Rebirth Brass Band’s Rebirth of New OrleansNominated for Best Regional Roots Album at 2012 GRAMMYs

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 21, 2011

Download “Do It Again” HERE

“A New Orleans institution since the 1980s, the Rebirth Brass Band updates the traditional strutting rhythms and continuous improvisation of New Orleans parades with an infusion of funk. It doesn’t need microphones, amplifiers or anything but breath and rhythm to make a crowd jump.”– The New York Times

Rebirth Brass Band is extremely excited to announce that their latest record, Rebirth of New Orleans has been nominated for a 2012 GRAMMY for Best Regional Roots Music Album. It was produced by Tracey Freeman (Harry Connick, Jr.) and engineered by Chris Finney. Rebirth of New Orleans was released earlier this year on Basin Street Records to critical praise from across the music spectrum. For a taste of the album, download “Do It Again” HERE.

Hailed by the New York Times as “a New Orleans institution,” the Rebirth Brass Band have been at the forefront of the brass band revival that they helped kick off almost 30 years ago. Formed by the Frazier brothers, Phil and Keith, along with Basin Street labelmate Kermit Ruffins in 1983, The Rebirth Brass band has gone from playing on corners in the French Quarter to selling out concert halls across the world and appearing in David Simon’s HBO hit“Tremé.” It’s been a long road, but The Rebirth Brass Band has become one of the most beloved brass bands in New Orleans and around the world.

Since their founding, they’ve developed a signature brand of heavy funk that they expand upon on their latest effort, Rebirth of New Orleans. Opener “Exactly Like You” starts the album off with a rollicking, Mardi Gras stomp. “The Dilemma” and “Do It Again find the group locking in to a down-tempo, Latin-influenced grooves, anchored by Phil Frazier’s tuba. And “Shrimp and Gumbo” and “Feelin’ Fine” find the band effortlessly perfecting the New Orleans-style brass lines that put the city on the map.


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 21, 2011




Rising singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitaristGary Clark Jr. delivered a fiery, mesmerizing performance as part of Music Unites andRolling Stone magazine’s “In Tune” series on Wednesday night. The event, which was held at New York City’s Openhouse Gallery, served as the kick-off for Music Unites’ launch of its first milestone achievement toward accomplishing its “Five Borough Initiative” to fund five Music Unites Youth Choir programs across NYC’s five boroughs. Music Unites is a NYC-based organization dedicated to funding music education in underserved schools.


In January 2012, Music Unites will launch its inaugural youth choir at The Women’s Academy of Excellence in the Bronx. At the “In Tune” event, Rolling Stone magazine announced a donation to Music Unites made in Clark’s honor to fund the youth choir as well as a guitar program – the first-ever music programs in the Women’s Academy’s history.


“Since our introduction to Music Unites in 2010, the organization has worked diligently to provide the scholars of the Women’s Academy of Excellence with a music program,” said Priscilla Guzman, a counselor at the school. “Our school has never had a credible music program, even though a music credit is required in order for a scholar to graduate under New York State guidelines.”


Commenting on why Rolling Stone has made its donation on behalf of Clark, Michelle Edgar, Music Unites’ founder and executive director, said: “Gary is an artist who is a true visionary and role model who will inspire generations to come. We are honored to work with an artist such as Gary who believes in the importance of music education and providing opportunities to students who traditionally wouldn’t have access to music.”


Upon releasing his critically acclaimed major-label debut EP The Bright Lights in August, Clark received a four-star review from Rolling Stone that raved: “Clark has been a local treasure for years. Now, with a major-label deal and a kick-ass rhythm section behind him, he’s fixing to blast himself out of the barrooms and onto bigger stages. The most exciting thing about Clark is that he could steer his career in any direction – or perhaps every direction. His live gigs prove he’s got more great tunes up his sleeve. Can’t wait for the album.”


Clark exploded onto the music scene with incredible force and impact when he delivered an incendiary debut performance of his song “Bright Lights” at Eric Clapton’s 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival in June 2010. Boasting a distinguished sound that fuses deep blues influences with classic hip-hop and contemporary soul, Clark is a rocking soul man for a new generation.

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