Lyle Lovett will be backed by his all-star band August 13th at the Marin Center
Tickets go on-sale this Friday at 11:00 A.M.
SONOMA COUNTY, Calif., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — When Lyle Lovett returns to Marin County’s Marin Center on August 13 th he will be backed by his Large Band. Tickets for Lyle Lovett and his Large Band go on-sale Friday at 11:00 A.M.
There are songwriters, there are musicians and there are entertainers. Few people can pull off all three with refinement, humility and charm. Lyle Lovett is one of them. Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.
In August, Lovett will be backed by an all-star cast, starting with his rhythm section, which belongs in some hall of fame. There’s rarely any other outcome when Lovett convenes his Large Band. The 14 players are all virtuosos in their own right, but always serve the greater good of the song and the communal spirit of a live performance. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said “Lyle Lovett & His Large Band deliver perfection.” The Boston Globe said “Lovett and his band stir the congregation.”
Tickets for Lyle Lovett and his Large Band August 13 at 8:00 P.M. at the Marin Center in San Rafael are $49.75, $69.75 and $89.75. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, April 19 at 11:00 A.M. on-line at www.rbpconcerts.com, in-person at the Marin Center Box Office at 10 Avenue of the Flags in San Rafael, California and by phone at 415-473-6800.
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band is produced by Northern California based concert promoters Rick Bartalini Presents.
SOURCE Rick Bartalini Presents
Web Site: http://www.RBPconcerts.com
2012 album from the Country/Pop singer/songwriter. produced by Lyle Lovett and Nathanial Kunkel and featuring songs with K.D Lang, Kat Edmonson and Sara and Sean Watkins. While typically associated with the Country genre, Lovett's compositions often incorporate Folk, Swing, Blues, Jazz and Gospel music as well as more traditional Country & Western styling.
Categories: Entertainment Tags: American Music, Americana Music Association, artist, blues, Country, entertainer, Film, folk, gospel, Grammy Award, Jazz, Large Band, Lyle Lovett, Marin Center, Musician, Rick Bartalini Presents, Singer, songwriter, swing, Television, Texas State Musician, Trailblazer Award
Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings Releasing Billy Joel’s She’s Got A Way: Love Songs, A New Career-Spanning Collection Of 18 Love Songs
Available Tuesday, January 22, 2013
NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings announce the release of She’s Got A Way: Love Songs , a new collection of 18 essential love songs drawn from three decades of recordings by music legend and composer/singer songwriter, Billy Joel. This collection comes just in time for Valentine’s Day.
She’s Got A Way: Love Songs is a perfect distillation of the artist’s expressions of love and romance over the course of his life and career. The album brings together some of Billy’s finest and most heartfelt performances, iconic hits playing alongside under-appreciated deep catalog selections.
She’s Got A Way: Love Songs are the love songs, ballads and sentimental favorites comprising a dream Billy Joel playlist for old and new romantics alike, bringing new context to classics like “Just the Way You Are,” “Honesty” and “She’s Always a Woman” while rediscovering forgotten masterpieces like “Travelin’ Prayer” (the b-side of the “Piano Man” single), Billy’s version of “Shameless” (a #1 country smash for Garth Brooks), and the haunting instrumental “Nocturne” (from 1971′s Cold Spring Harbor ).
She’s Got A Way: Love Songs - tracklisting
Travelin’ Prayer (single from Piano Man – 1973 – #77 pop single)
The Night Is Still Young (single from Greatest Hits – Volume I and II – 1985 – #34 Hot 100)
This Is The Time (single from The Bridge – 1986 – #18 Hot 100, #1 AC)
She’s Got A Way (Live) (single from Songs in the Attic – 1981 – #23 Hot 100, #4 AC)
Temptation (track from The Bridge – 1986)
Nocturne (track from Cold Spring Harbor – 1971)
Until The Night (from 52nd Street – 1978)
She’s Right On Time (from The Nylon Curtain – 1982)
You’re My Home (b-side of single from Piano Man – 1973)
Just The Way You Are (single from The Stranger – 1977 – #3 Hot 100 – Grammy Record of the Year and Song of the Year)
She’s Always A Woman (single from The Stranger – 1977 – #17 Hot 100, #2 AC)
State Of Grace (from Storm Front – 1989)
Honesty (single from 52nd Street – 1978 – #24 Hot 100)
This Night (b-side of single from An Innocent Man – 1984)
Shameless (from Storm Front – 1989 – #1 country song for Garth Brooks)
An Innocent Man (single from An Innocent Man – 1983 – #10 Hot 100, #1 AC)
All About Soul (Remix) (single from River of Dreams – 1993 – #29 Hot 100)
And So It Goes (single from Storm Front – 1989 – #37 Hot 100)
Having sold more than 150 million records over the course of a career spanning more than four decades, Billy Joel is one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. Since signing his first solo recording contract in 1972, he’s achieved 33 Top 40 hits, every one of them self-penned. The American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer is a six-time Grammy Award winner (with 23 Grammy nominations overall) and in 1990, was presented with the Grammy Legend Award. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, Joel was presented with the Johnny Mercer Award, the organization’s highest honor, in 2001. In 1999 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and has received the Recording Industry Association of America Diamond Award, presented for albums that have sold over 10 million copies.
For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Billy Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
On September 20, 2004, Billy Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his extraordinary career.
“Movin’ Out,” a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp, was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and took home two including Best Orchestrations–Billy’s first Tony Award win–and Best Choreography.
1991 – Grammy Legend Award
1980 – Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male (“Glass Houses”)
1979 – Album Of The Year (“52nd Street”)
1979 – Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male (“52nd Street”)
1978 – Record Of The Year (“Just The Way You Are” – single)
1978 – Song Of The Year (“Just The Way You Are” – single)
SOURCE Legacy Recordings
Web Site: http://www.legacyrecordings.com
She's Got A Way: Love Songs is a perfect distillation of the artist's expressions of love and romance over the course of his life and career. The album brings together some of Billy's finest and most heartfelt performances, iconic hits playing alongside under-appreciated deep catalog selections.
She's Got A Way: Love Songs are the love songs, ballads and sentimental favorites comprising a dream Billy Joel playlist for old and new romantics alike, bringing new context to classics like "Just the Way You Are," "Honesty" and "She's Always a Woman" while rediscovering forgotten masterpieces like "Travelin' Prayer" (the b-side of the "Piano Man" single), Billy's version of "Shameless" (a #1 country smash for Garth Brooks), and the haunting instrumental "Nocturne" (from 1971's Cold Spring Harbor).
Categories: Entertainment Tags: 80s, American Diamond Award, ballads, Billy Joel, Columbia Records, Garth Brooks, Grammy Award, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Honesty, Johnny Mercer Award, Just the Way You Are, MusiCares Person of the Year, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Pianist, Piano Man, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, romance, Shameless, She's Always a Woman, She's Got A Way: Love Songs, Singer, songwriter, Songwriter's Hall of Fame, Tony Award, Valentines Day
Rita Coolidge Puts Finishing Touches On 429 Records Debut “A RITA COOLIDGE CHRISTMAS” Which Is Set For Release October 30th
Annual Christmas Tour Kicks Off In October
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Two time Grammy Award winner Rita Coolidge has signed with 429 Records and is preparing to release her first project for the label, “A RITA COOLIDGE CHRISTMAS.” The long-time hitmaker is known for her inspiring and unique annual Christmas tours and she’s now decided to capture the spirit and magic of those shows on her new album. Working with her stalwart band featuring John McDuffie (guitar), John Thomas (keyboards), Lynn Coulter (drums) and Randy Landas (bass), Coolidge has put together a 12 track set of standards and several originals that seamlessly blend all of the styles that have defined her solo career since the 70′s: pop, blues, jazz, country and notably, the Native American music of her Cherokee heritage. Like all of her musical endeavors, “A RITA COOLIDGE CHRISTMAS” is a project that comes straight from the heart reflecting the love she feels for the holiday and the many memories that are evoked by these performances. Coolidge will kick off her holiday tour in Cleveland, Ohio on October 12 and continue on through December. ”A RITA COOLIDGE CHRISTMAS” is available on 429 Records on October 30 th.
Rita Coolidge’s storied career has included twelve solo albums which launched the smash hits “We’re All Alone,” “Higher and Higher” and “The Way You Do The Things You Do” resulting in a plethora of awards including two Grammy Awards, a Native American Music Award for “Lifetime Achievement” and “Lifetime Musical Achievement Award at the 2002 First Americans in the Arts Awards to name a few. She’s worked alongside legendary performers along the way including Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Robbie Robertson and Kris Kristofferson (with whom she was married for eight years).
Says Rita: “Everyone who knows me or has seen me perform knows I love Christmas and the music of the season. The Christmas show is very eclectic and I think the album reflects all the different styles we do very well.”
|A RITA COOLIDGE CHRISTMAS Track Listing:|
|1)||Rockin’ Around The Xmas Tree|
|3)||Let It Snow|
|5)||Baby It’s Cold Outside|
|6)||Santa Claus Is Coming To Town|
|7)||Little Drummer Boy|
|8)||Jingle Bell Rock|
|9)||Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas|
|10)||Circle Of Light|
|12)||Love In This Room|
|Christmas Tour Dates:|
|10/12||Cleveland, OH||Night Town|
|10/13||Patchogue, NY||Patchogue Theatre|
|10/27||Las Vegas, NV||Suncoast Casino|
|10/28||Las Vegas, NV||Suncoast Casino|
|11/29||Derry, NH||Stockbridge Theatre|
|11/30||Williams, MA||Sterling and Frances Clark Art Institute|
|12/1||Fall River, MA||Narrows Center for the Arts|
|12/6||Woodlands, TX||Dosey Doe|
|12/14||Harrisburg, PA||Whitaker Center|
|12/15||Jim Thorpe, PA||Penn’s Peak|
|12/16||Annapolis, MD||Ram’s Head|
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429 Records is a unit of the Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia, the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. SLG is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.
SOURCE 429 Records
Web Site: http://www.429records.com
11 of the Delta Lady's biggest hits, including (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher; We're All Alone; The Way You Do the Things You Do; You; All Time High; One Fine Day ; her 1974 duet with Kris Kristofferson, Loving Arms , and more!
Categories: Entertainment Tags: 429 Records, 70's, A Rita Coolidge Christmas, bassist, blues, Bob Dylan, Country, drummer, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Grammy Award, guitarist, Higher and Higher, Jazz, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, John McDuffie, John Thomas, keyboardist, Kris Kristofferson, Lifetime Musical Achievement Award, Lynn Coulter, Native American Music, Randy Landas, Rita Coolidge, Robbie Robertson, Savoy Label Group, The Way You Do The Things You Do, We're All Alone
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. Bring 40th Anniversary Tour to Gallo Center for the Arts September 15
Grammy Award-winning duo take the stage in Modesto with hits including “You Don’t Have to be a Star,” “Up, Up and Away” and more!
Modesto, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2012
The Grammy Award-winning duo of Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., now celebrating 40 years in show business, take the stage at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm.
McCoo and Davis have received seven Grammy Awards and earned 15 gold and three platinum records together. As lead vocalists for one of the top singing groups of the late 60’s and early 70’s, The 5th Dimension, they recorded such classics as “Up, Up & Away,” “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “One Less Bell to Answer” and other chart toppers. After a decade with the 5th Dimension, McCoo and Davis chose to leave the group and establish themselves as a duo. They had immediate success with “You Don’t Have to be a Star”, which became a #1 hit and earned them a Grammy for best R&B vocal performance by a Duo or Group.
The couple is celebrating 43 years of marriage this year. In 2004, McCoo and Davis wrote the book “Up, Up and Away…How We Found Love, Faith and Lasting Marriage in the Entertainment World,” that shares their secrets of staying happy and committed to each other in Hollywood.
The couple’s recent sold out performances at Yoshi Jazz Club in Oakland, California were praised by audience members as “wonderful….their love for each other was so evident” as they sang hits from throughout their career and talked about the origin of the songs and what was happening behind the scenes while they were created.
The Gallo Center for the Arts’ 2012-13 Premier Partner is Boyett Petroleum.
Marilyn McCoo&Billy Davis Jr are seven-time Grammy Award winners with 15 gold records and three platinum records.
The Many Faces of Love is a collection of meaningful '60s and '70s love songs from some the greatest songwriters of all time.