Field Mouse recently announced that they'll be touring the US this spring with Laura Stevenson and they released a new song about a month ago that I haven't yet shared. So click on through for all the dates and the great track "Tomorrow Is Yesterday."
Hold on to your socks Baltimore because we are doing it again. Those Who Dig is proud to present The Ballroom Thieves live this Friday March 1st at Liams Flynn's Ale House (22 W. North Avenue) starting at 8:30. There is no cover charge for this show but any and all support for our traveling troubadours is appreciated by way of tip or purchase of their merchandise. You can RSVP for the concert by stopping by our facebook event page and then when you're at the show please tweet Those Who Digand the band your thoughts and/or photos with the hastag #twdpresents. We always love to hear from the Dig Nation.
You may remember The Ballroom Thieves from an article I wrote herelast year but just in case you missed it they are comprised of MartinEarley (Guitar/Vocals) DevinMauch (Percussion/Vocals) and RachelGawell (Cello/Vocals). This fly by night indie folk trio has been successfully romping around the country by way of Boston for over two years now and it's high time that they broke into town for their Baltimore debut.
The Ballroom Thieves are not to be missed. With three part harmony, thoughtful songwriting, ripping cello solos, and a relentlessly engaging live persona The Ballroom Thieves bring energy and talent together in their music. Their debut EP The Devil & The Deep is a five song tour of the band's wide emotional pallet and sonic potential. Read on for the full article as well as a video performance of their song Down By The River.
Madeleine Peyroux is the most recognizable voice in contemporary jazz vocals. It is also easy commentary to say that this voice sounds like it belongs more to the first half of the 20th century than the 21st. However, her success is built not just on this voice, but on her impeccable phrasing, succinct backing backing band, and uncanny ability to recognize a song outside of the boundaries of her genre and then successfully reallocate it into her language. Finally, it is this last performance talent that makes Peyroux quintessentially 21st century.
Her next album, The Blue Room, is set for release on March 5th from Decca Records. The founding idea of this project was to set Peyroux's fresh perspective on the controversial Ray Charles classic Modern Sounds In Country Western Music, but the project soon expanded to include the like minded material of Randy Newman's “Guilty,” Warren Zevon's “Desperadoes Under The Eaves” and John Hartford’s “Gentle On My Mind.” As a teaser for the forthcoming album, Madeleine Peyroux has released a video for Changing All Those Changes. The song was originally penned by Buddy Holly and underneath Peyroux's sultry voice and cultured backing band you can still hear the heartbeat and healthy reverb of Buddy Holly's version.
Read on for my full thoughts as well as tour dates after the album's release.
The Wood Brothers are a TWD favorite, however, I'm embarrassed to say I've never had the pleasure of seeing them live in concert. In looking up their newest tour schedule I was thinking about correcting this either in Philadelphia or NYC in the coming weeks. If you and I share this neglectful commonality check out the east coast dates below and take care of correcting this matter for yourself.
2/21 – Fairfield, CT – StageOne
2/22 – Albany, NY – The Egg 2/23 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
2/24 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
2/26 – New Hope, PA – Triumph Brewing Company 2/27 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
2/28 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
3/1 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
3/2 – Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki
There are also a slew of west coast dates on tap and you can find those here. Are you new to the Wood Brothers and not sure if they're worth a road trip? Well then just trust me, they are. Start here, listen to the records, and then find a friend in one of the tour stops and tell them to ready the couch because it's about to have company.