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
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
The ‘King of Blues’ teams with Votto Vines Importing to develop nationwide wine program.
Hamden, CT (PRWEB) March 18, 2013
Blues legend B.B. King, in collaboration with Votto Vines Importing, is proud to release a new line of signature wines bearing his name across the United States. The Rock and Roll and Blues Hall of Famer will debut the B.B. King Signature Collection in the strategic markets of Memphis and Nashville with roll-out planned to the B.B. King’s Blues Clubs and in retail stores, wine bars and music clubs throughout the country; roll-out begins today.
Exemplifying the grace and elegance of the blues, the B.B. King Signature Collection represents the tradition, quality and excellence of B.B. King and his music. At 87 years old, B.B. King has won over 15 Grammy awards, has performed in 88 countries and still frequently tours all over the world. With hundreds of performances throughout Europe under his belt, the emerging region of Spain was selected as the source for this signature collection. A fitting choice for the wines of one of the most-beloved musicians of all time, Spain was also the host of the original all-star “Guitar Legends” concert series, which in 1991 gathered and celebrated 27 of the world’s best guitarists, including B.B. King, over 5 days of completely sold out shows.
The B.B. King Signature Collection will be comprised of a red wine and a white wine for music fans and wine lovers alike. Both wines are sourced from the award winning Bodega Santa Cruz Winery, which has been producing wine for over 60 years and is located in the up-and-coming D.O. wine region of Almansa, Spain. B.B. King Signature Collection Red 2010 is a Crianza blend made from Garnacha, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, and B.B. King Signature Collection White 2011 is comprised of 100% Verdejo grapes. Both wines are food friendly and meant to be enjoyed as everyday drinking wines.
The wines will first launch in Memphis and Nashville, and soon thereafter the B.B. King Signature Collection will be available through select national, regional, local and online outlets. The suggested retail price of the wines is $13.99.
ABOUT B.B. KING: For more than half a century, Riley B. King has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released over 50 albums, many of them classics. Over the years, B.B. King has become the most renowned blues musician of the past 50 years and has developed one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles, which earned him a #3 spot on Rolling Stone’s Top Guitarists of All Time list. B.B. King was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1980 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He has received more than 15 Grammy awards and was awarded with NARAS’ Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 1987. Today, at 87 years old, King continues to tour extensively and averages 250 concerts per year around the world.
ABOUT VOTTO VINES: Votto Vines Importing is a dynamic wine importation, marketing and brokerage firm headquartered in Connecticut. Led by CEO and President Mike Votto, one of Connecticut Magazine’s Top 40 Emerging Business Leaders under 40 for 2012, Votto Vines combines a deep entrepreneurial spirit with diverse professional experience to apply its forward thinking ideas to the international wine trade. Votto Vines represents leading family-operated wine estates around the globe and develops high-profile proprietary brands in partnership with some of the world’s leading organizations. For more information about this family-owned organization, please visit http://www.vottovines.com.
ABOUT B.B. KING’S BLUES CLUBS: Created and named after the reigning King of the Blues and recording artist for over four decades, B.B. King’s Blues Club is a supper club-style restaurant, with locations in Orlando, Memphis, Nashville, and West Palm Beach. B.B. King’s offers a perfect blend of some of the finest live music and a variety of the South’s most delicious comfort foods influenced by flavors from New Orleans all the way to the Mississippi Deltas. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit http://www.bbkingclubs.com.
ABOUT BODEGA SANTA CRUZ: Award-winning winery Bodega Santa Cruz has been producing wine for over 60 years in the Almansa region of Spain, an up-and-coming appellation within the greater Castilla La Mancha area. Almansa is most famous for its wines based on the Garnacha Tintorera grape, named so because of the color of its pulp, which is also red. With many old vines over 60 years old and by using the latest field technology and harvesting by hand, Bodega Santa Cruz produces beautiful wines year after year.
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Exclusive T-Shirts Celebrate New Album Featuring Previously Unreleased Studio Recordings by Legendary Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Today Gap announced the brand is joining a yearlong celebration of the life and music of Jimi Hendrix in honor of his 70th birthday with the launch of two limited-edition t-shirt designs. The t-shirts feature art from the iconic musician’s new album, People, Hell and Angels, which introduces previously unreleased studio recordings from 1969, the year Gap was founded in San Francisco.
Available in styles for men and women, the exclusive cotton t-shirts will launch online at Gap.com on March 5 th and be available in US stores on March 15 th for $29.95. In addition, the shirts will be offered in select Gap stores in Canada, UK, France, Italy, Japan and China starting in late March.
“From the moment we opened our first store in 1969 selling jeans and records, Gap has always connected with people through music,” said Seth Farbman, Gap’s Global Chief Marketing Officer. “This partnership is an opportunity to celebrate an influential, American artist whose music still inspires people today.”
“We are delighted to be partnering with Gap to celebrate the release of People, Hell and Angels on the 70th anniversary year of the birth of our beloved Jimi. In fashion, as in music, he was adventurous, innovative and colorful. These beautiful shirts, along with Fender’s participation, are truly the reflections of his creative music, fashion and style,” stated Janie Hendrix, President and CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC.
Gap’s 1969 Soho store in New York City and Gap’s Seattle stores at 5th & Pine and Southcenter will offer a special pre-launch of the t-shirts beginning March 5 th. In celebration of the pre-launch, shoppers will have the opportunity to win one of two Fender ® guitars by visiting the Soho store from March 5-10 and uploading an image of the Fender ® guitars to Instagram using the hashtag #JimiHendrixGap. Twenty lucky Hendrix fans will also have an opportunity to win the new Gap t-shirt and a copy of the new album by pinning one of the new exclusive t-shirts on Pinterest.
People, Hell and Angels, released on March 5 th by Experience Hendrix LLC and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is an essential new album premiering twelve previously unreleased studio recordings completed by guitarist Jimi Hendrix. The album showcases the legendary guitarist working outside of the original Jimi Hendrix Experience trio. These twelve recordings present some of the finest Jimi Hendrix guitar work ever issued and provide a compelling window into his growth as a songwriter, musician and producer.
Gap is a global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering casual, American style. The brand offers classic, iconic clothing that helps customers express their individuality through its Gap, GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity and GapBody collections. With an optimistic point of view and belief that everyone can make their creative mark in the world, Gap embodies what it means to be bright. Founded in San Francisco in 1969 by Donald G. Fisher and Doris F. Fisher, the brand has grown from one store to over 1,500 company-operated and franchise retail locations around the world. Gap is the namesake brand for leading global specialty retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.
About Legacy Recordings
The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division, produces and maintains the world’s foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally re-mastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.
About Experience Hendrix LLC
Founded by James ‘Al’ Hendrix, Jimi’s father, in 1995, Experience Hendrix, has been managed since its inception by the family members handpicked by Al during his tenure as Chairman. It is the official family company charged with managing the music, name, image and likeness of Jimi Hendrix. As a part of their daily operations, Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix oversee Jimi’s timeless legacy on a worldwide basis.
SOURCE Gap Inc.
Web Site: http://www.gapinc.com
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SLY STONE’S 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED ON MARCH 15TH; BEGINS YEAR-LONG CELEBRATION OF SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
MULTI-DISC CAREER RETROSPECTIVE BOX SET ARRIVES LATER THIS YEAR
NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – On the occasion of Sly Stone ‘s 70th birthday on March 15 th, his life and the music of Sly & the Family Stone will be commemorated as the Artist of the Month for March 2013, by Legacy Recordings, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. Legacy’s celebration of Sly & the Family Stone will continue throughout the year.
The Artist of the Month program was launched by Legacy this year, with a commemoration of Janis Joplin in January, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of her birth on January 19, 1943; and a commemoration of Nina Simone in February, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of her birth on February 21, 1933.
In every case, the Artist of the Month program provides fresh perspectives on musical legends whose sounds continue to affect people’s lives. The program enables new fans and deep aficionados the opportunity to focus on an essential figure in pop music history, whose principal catalog is a cornerstone of the Sony Music archives.
As a tribute to the far-reaching horizons of Sly & the Family Stone, the first hit-making interracial, mixed-gender band, a deluxe retrospective multi-disc box set is in production for release later this year on Epic/Legacy. Full details of the box will be announced in the months ahead, but it has been revealed that nearly one-fourth of the contents will be previously unissued material.
A visionary musician, composer and bandleader whose work transformed the 1960s and ’70s in ways that are still influencing generations of musicians in America and around the world, Sly Stone brought the funk into the mainstream by pushing aside every preconceived boundary of pop music. Sly & the Family Stone’s repertoire of hits kept the Pop and R&B charts jumping for seven glorious years from 1968 to 1975, starting with their three career-defining RIAA gold Billboard #1 Pop/ #1 R&B hits, “Everyday People,” “Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again)” and “Family Affair,” and their string of Top 40 hits that began with “Dance To the Music” and included “Life,” “Stand!,” “I Want To Take You Higher,” “Hot Fun In the Summertime,” “Runnin’ Away,” “If You Want Me To Stay,” “Time For Livin’,” and more. Their top-charted RIAA gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums include Stand! (1969), Greatest Hits (1970), There’s A Riot Goin’ On (1971), and Fresh (1973), every one a classic.
Sly & the Family Stone laid down a template that was (and continues to be) picked up by a diverse population of artists. From Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, to the halls of Motown and George Clinton’s P-Funk, from Michael Jackson and Curtis Mayfield, down the line to Bob Marley, the Isley Brothers, Prince, Public Enemy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arrested Development, the Black Eyed Peas, the Roots, OutKast, and on and on, Sly’s DNA is traceable to every cell of the musical stratosphere. To his credit, Sly and the Family Stone have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and the Grammy Hall Of Fame, and have received the R&B Foundation Pioneer Award, among many other recognitions of their importance and enduring influence.
Born in Denton, Texas on March 15, 1943, Sylvester Stewart moved with his family to Vallejo, California, a northwest suburb of San Francisco in the 1950s. Identified quite early as a musical prodigy, young Sylvester was adept at keyboards, guitar, bass, and drums by age eleven. He became known as ‘Sly’ in early grade school, after a friend misspelled ‘Sylvester.’ Sly played and recorded with several high school bands (usually with younger brother Freddie) and studied composition and theory at Vallejo Junior College. He was a wildly popular fast-talking disc jockey at R&B radio station KSOL in 1964 (and later KDIA), when legendary fellow DJ Tom Donahue hired him as a producer for his San Francisco-based label, Autumn Records. There Sly had a hand in successes with first generation Bay Area rock bands the Beau Brummels, the Charlatans, the Great Society, and the Mojo Men, and produced Bobby Freeman’s 1964 #5 Pop hit, “C’mon And Swim.”
By 1966, Sly was leading a band called Sly And the Stoners, featuring African-American trumpeter Cynthia Robinson. His brother’s band, Freddie And the Stone Souls, featured white drummer Gregg Errico. White saxophonist Jerry Martini urged Sly and Freddie to combine the best of both bands, leading to the birth of Sly & the Family Stone in March 1967. Freddie took over on guitar, as Sly quickly mastered the organ. Their sister Rose joined on keyboards and vocals, and bassist/vocalist Larry Graham completed the lineup. After a gig at the Winchester Cathedral club in Redwood City was witnessed by a CBS Records exec, Sly & the Family Stone were quickly signed to Epic Records.
Their debut LP, A Whole New Thing was released at the very end of 1967, but pushed too many boundaries to find a place at AM or FM radio. Advised to simplify his approach, Sly presented Epic with the tapes of the next album, named for its first single, “Dance To The Music,” a solid Top 10 hit on both the Pop and R&B charts. Sly & the Family Stone were almost there. The third LP arrived in late 1968, Life , but it barely dented the charts, overshadowed by the events of that fateful year: the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the escalation of the war in Southeast Asia, and the election of Richard Nixon.
All the pieces finally came together for Sly & the Family Stone in early 1969, as “Everyday People” finally gave them the RIAA gold Billboard #1 Pop/ #1 R&B hit they were destined for all along. Over the next five years, there was not a moment that Sly & the Family Stone were not being played on AM and FM radio, and appearing everywhere from Woodstock to Yankee Stadium to the grand stages of Europe, and on every television show from squaresville to ultra-hip.
Ultimately, the highs and lows of it all took their toll and the group disbanded in 1975, going their separate ways. But in the four decades that followed, the legend of Sly & the Family Stone has survived and thrived. As Legacy’s Artist of the Month for March 2013, the spotlight continues to shine on Sly & the Family Stone.
SOURCE Legacy Recordings
Web Site: http://www.legacyrecordings.com
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