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Lucinda Listening Party

 Come by and listen to Lucinda's new album

"Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone"

   Her first new material in four years!

   SUNDAY SEPT. 21  4-6PM

       

Pre-order the CD or LP and get this litho

free while supplies last. The new album

will be released on Sept 30th.

 
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Benefit at the Byrd!

BYRD THEATER  SUN SEPT 21  6PM

hard days night

One-time screening of the newly restored film- Its 50th Anniversary!

 Tickets: $7 at the box office; advance tickets $5 at Bygones Vintage Clothing, 2916 W. Cary St., and Steady Sounds, 322 W. Broad St., and online at Eventbrite ($5 plus processing fee).www.eventbrite.com/o/bijou-film-center-7029491389

About: Proceeds benefit the Byrd Theatre Foundation’s “Journey to the Seats” and the Bijou Film Center

Details: Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with a special happy hour at Portrait House, 2907 W. Cary St. At 8:15, after the screening, The Taters will play two sets of live music – including Beatles-related material -- at New York Deli, 2920 W. Cary St. Free admission to both.

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Richmond Folk Festival

2013 & 2012 Festival T-shirts on sale now for $5 each!

folk fest  rff 2012 tshirts

Now in it's 10th year, check out the great line-up for this year's festival, and

consider volunteering at our merch tent or one of many volunteer opportunities

available- it's a way to help keep our festival free!

 

Richmond Folk Festival Celebrates 10 Years, 
Invites Favorites Back to the Stage

                  
Aug. 13, 2014

Debashish BhattacharyaRICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Folk Festival turns 10 this year. To celebrate the occasion, the festival is bringing back a number of its most popular performers from years past.

 “We’ve seen some amazing artists over the last nine years,” Festival Director Lisa Sims said. “It seemed fitting to work with our local Programming Committee to invite back some of the best-loved performers.”

The 10th Richmond Folk Festival, October 10-12, 2014, will feature thirty-five performing groups, including such past crowd favorites as:

  • Debashish Bhattacharya
  • Ensemble Shandehzadeh
  • Jesse McReynolds
  • Le Vent Du Nord
  • Maggie Ingram & the Ingramettes
  • Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano
  • Tezcatlipoca Voladores
  • The Bailey Hummingbirds
  • The Holmes Brothers
  • Trouble Funk

Click here for a full roster of 2014 performers. Or read the full release here.

 
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Music Releases 09-16-14

Chris Brown - X Chris Brown - X
New CD: $11.96
Digital: $9.99
X sees Brown re-teaming with Diplo (Usher, Britney Spears), who worked on 2011 s F.A.M.E, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and earned Brown a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. The production team includes Grammy-winning producer Timbaland (David Guetta, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas) and Danja (Mary J. Blige, P!nk), both of whom worked on 2012's chart-topping album Fortune, which debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and earned Brown a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Train - Bulletproof Picasso Train - Bulletproof Picasso
New CD: $11.96
Digital: $9.99
Three-time Grammy winning San Francisco band Train's upcoming new album, Bulletproof Picasso, is available September 16th. Bulletproof Picasso was produced by previous Train collaborator Butch Walker, and reflects frontman-singer/songwriter Pat Monahan's penchant for distinctive musical stylings. "I've always wanted to emotionally connect with people through the songs," says Monahan. "But I also want to get into people's lives with this album. We're very excited about Bulletproof Picasso and we re looking forward to performing some of the new songs for all our fans."
Cannibal Corpse - Skeletal Domain Cannibal Corpse - Skeletal Domain
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Mike Doughty - Stellar Motel Mike Doughty - Stellar Motel
New CD: $12.98
Digital: $9.99
Legendary wordsmith Mike Doughty s STELLAR MOTEL is out 9/16, on his Snack Bar imprint, via Megaforce/RED. Stellar Motel is Mike's first album of all-original tunes since 2011's acclaimed Yes and Also Yes. STELLAR MOTEL is led by the tranced-out, banjo-driven single "Light WIll Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future.
Jimi Hendrix - Rainbow Bridge [Remastered] Jimi Hendrix - Rainbow Bridge [Remastered]
New CD: $9.99
Digital: $8.99
In late 1971, Rainbow Bridge premiered signature classics such as "Dolly Dagger" and further outlined the exciting new creative direction in which Hendrix had steered his music. The album was compiled and mixed by Hendrix s longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and drummer Mitch Mitchell (with assistance on Rainbow Bridge from fellow Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen). Now available on CD, fans can own Rainbow Bridge, remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters
Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood - Juice Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood - Juice
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
The ever-evolving, genre-defying collaboration between Medeski Martin & Wood and John Scofield continues to flourish. Since first convening almost 17 years ago, Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood's kinship both onstage and off has fostered an escalating degree of musical interplay, exquisitely captured on Juice their third studio album available September 16, 2014, via Medeski Martin & Wood's Indirecto imprint.
Jimi Hendrix - The Cry Of Love [Remastered] Jimi Hendrix - The Cry Of Love [Remastered]
New CD: $9.99
Digital: $8.99
Released in 1971, The Cry Of Love revealed the new music Hendrix had been preparing for First Rays Of The New Rising Sun, the ambitious double album the guitarist was working on at the time of his death. The album was compiled and mixed by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and drummer Mitch Mitchell (with assistance on Rainbow Bridge from fellow Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen). Now available for the first time on CD, fans can own The Cry Of Love, remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters.
Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Caustic Love is an album of unforgettable songs and choice grooves, topped with Nutini's gutsy voice, which just gets better and better with time and singles him out as arguably the best singer of his generation. This was proven by the live video (filmed at Abbey Road Studios) of the slow-burning, passionate politico-soul of "Iron Sky," which scored almost two million plays on YouTube before the album's release. Piece by piece, Caustic Love amounts to an album that will surely be viewed as a modern classic, right down to its open-ended title, for which the singer says there are many meanings. As the latest thrilling chapter in the story of Paolo Nutini, these thirteen tracks spotlight the singer's stunning musical development.
Mike Farris - Shine For All The People Mike Farris - Shine For All The People
New CD: $16.98
This long-awaited follow up to 2007 s critically acclaimed SALVATION IN LIGHTS includes both original material and Farris' trademark interpretations of traditional gospel steeped in the influence of rock, vintage Memphis soul and the swagger of New Orleans.
Slash - World On Fire Slash - World On Fire
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $10.99
WORLD ON FIRE is the new album from SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, and it comes on full throttle and in-your-face, a hunk of burning rock 'n' roll that takes no prisoners. Intensifying the band's sound and vision, it marks the follow-up to their succesful and acclaimed 2012 debut, Apocalyptic Love, also released on SLASH's own indie Dik Hayd International label distributed through Caroline.
My Brightest Diamond - This Is My Hand My Brightest Diamond - This Is My Hand
New CD: $14.98
This Is My Hand is a journey beyond the composition of music. "I had this 'back-to-basics' moment of reading how humans were making sounds before we were using words," says Shara. Produced by Shara herself and keyboardist Zac Rae, This Is My Hand is a bold chapter in the unfurling MBD story. Its exploration of music and its rhythmic urgency escort Shara's chamber-music aesthetic out of the chamber and back into the dance hall and rock bar.
Barbra Streisand - Partners Barbra Streisand - Partners
New CD: $11.96
Digital: $10.99
"Partners" is Barbra Streisand's new album, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists. This is the legendary artist's first duets album in more than a decade, and debuts new studio recordings of Streisand classics and others songs.
George Strait - Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium George Strait - Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium
New CD: $13.99
Digital: $12.99
Country icon George Strait is offering fans a 20-track live album recorded at his momentous 'The Cowboy Rides Away Tour' finale at AT&T Stadium in Dallas,TX. 'The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium' commemorates a night of celebration for one of the most influential figures in country music. Available September 16, the MCA Nashville release contains hits from thoughout Strait's remarkable 30+ year career, features special guests Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride, and introduces George "Bubba" Strait, Jr.
Tim Mcgraw - Sundown Heaven Town Tim Mcgraw - Sundown Heaven Town
New CD: $13.99
Digital: $11.49
Sundown Heaven Town is the 13th album from prolific American country musician Tim McGraw. He worked again with long-term producer Byron Gallimore -- who has teamed up with McGraw on his previous 12 releases -- and there are contributions from Kid Rock, Catherine Dunn, and his wife Faith Hill. The record includes singles "Lookin' for That Girl" and "Meanwhile Back at Mama's."
Earls Of Leicester - Earls Of Leicester Earls Of Leicester - Earls Of Leicester
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
The Earls of Leicester is an all-star band, punningly named for Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt, whose popular and pioneering bluegrass inspired every one of the musicians here paying them tribute. Jerry Douglas was inspired to play Dobro because of legendary Flatt & Scruggs dobroist Josh Graves, and Johnny Warren, the Earls' fiddle player is the son of long-time Foggy Mountain Boys fiddler Paul Warren. Every instrument and every vocal hark back to that classic sound. 'This record is something I've been waiting my whole life to do,' veteran Dobro master Jerry Douglas says of this album.
Various Artists - Dead Man's Town: A Tribute to Born in USA Various Artists - Dead Man's Town: A Tribute to Born in USA
New CD: $12.98
Digital: $9.99
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Springsteen's greatest-selling album comes this tribute, featuring 12 Americana and alternative artists covering the Born in the U.S.A. album, song by song, start to finish.
Flyleaf - Between The Stars Flyleaf - Between The Stars
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
Flyleaf and Kristen May found each other at just the right time. You could chalk it up to serendipity. Pulled together during a mutual moment of uncertainty, the frontwoman and the band's original core Sameer Bhattacharya [guitar], Jared Hartmann [guitar], Pat Seals [bass], and James Culpepper [drums] immediately thrust themselves into creating what would become the group's fourth full-length album and first for Loud & Proud Records, Between The Stars.
Shellac - Dude Incredible Shellac - Dude Incredible
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $11.49
This is Shellac's fifth LP. Recording took place sporadically over the past few years at Steve's ELECTRICAL AUDIO studios in Chicago. The record was mastered by Steve Rooke at ABBEY ROAD. There is no comma in Dude Incredible; like Sir Duke or King Friday, for example QC Audio quality is paramount, as always, with Shellac. The LP was mastered entirely in the analog domain, using the DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) process. The LPs are being manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, CA, using their HQ-180 system. The pressings are 180 gram audiophile quality.
Various Artists - More Jammy's From The Roots Various Artists - More Jammy's From The Roots
New CD: $18.98   $17.98
Digital: $9.99
'More Jammys From the Roots' puts a spotlight mid to late eighties Jammy's productions of some of reggae's finest rhythms both vintage ('Stalag', 'Real Rock' 'African Beat', 'Satta') and up-to-the-time ('32 Chip', 'Run down the World'). Featured vocalists include Junior Murvin, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy, Johnny Osbourne and Wailing Souls. Multiple tracks in the collection are available here for the first time on CD. Reggae fans will be delighted to find these sought after recordings available again. More Jammy's From The Roots will be eagerly snapped up by the growing reggae audience increasingly finding the mid-eighties digital revolution to be another golden age in reggae.
Kinks - The Best Of The Kinks 1964-1971 Kinks - The Best Of The Kinks 1964-1971
New CD: $11.98
2014 is the 50th Anniversary of The Kinks. Their 1st US single, You Really Got Me , was released on 8/26/1966. Album features the classics You Really Got Me, Lola, Tired Of Waiting For You, Sunny Afternoon, & 13 more!
Blake Mills - Heigh Ho Blake Mills - Heigh Ho
New CD: $10.99
Digital: $9.99
"The goals for Heigh Ho were songs, sonics, and capturing performance," Mills said. "I love my first album and how it sounds, but since making Break Mirrors I feel like I've heard enough music that seems to be overtly lo-fi or reverb-saturated; so I was interested in finding a combination of sounds that I hadn't heard used together before. I was very fortunate to be able to call on this group of people to help me map some new terrain."
This Will Destroy You - Another Language This Will Destroy You - Another Language
New CD: $14.98
Since 2004, This Will Destroy You has been forging some of the world's most brutal, dynamic, and precariously visceral instrumental rock. In addition to a vigorous tour schedule, their celebrated discography and critically renowned soundtrack work for feature films and documentaries have earned them a sizable and fervent international following. Another Language, TWDY's fourth full length LP, marks their euphonious return from a prolonged vacuous dark period that threatened to break both the band and the members themselves.
Marco Benevento - Swift Marco Benevento - Swift
New CD: $11.98
Digital: $8.99
Marco Benevento is used to doing things for himself. Since launching his solo career six years ago, Benevento has co-founded the label that releases his music, The Royal Potato Family, and built the studio, Fred Short Sound, where he works whenever he s not on the road. He s written, arranged and played his largely instrumental anthems, leading a band from behind his customized piano and a tiny armada of drum-machines and sequencers, keyboards and pedals. But until Benevento set out to complete his fifth solo album, he d never sung his own songs, a strange omission for music that s so often been lyrical. That changes decisively, assuredly, triumphantly on Swift, the boldest and most bracing album of Benevento s career.
Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes - Three Bells Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes - Three Bells
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
Three Bells is an historic collaboration between Dobro masters Jerry Douglas (13-time Grammy winner and three-time Country Music Association Musician of the Year, dubbed by James Taylor "the Muhammad Ali of the Dobro"), Mike Auldridge (1970's pioneer, member of The Seldom Scene, and sideman for Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt), and Rob Ickes of Blue Highway, the most awarded instrumentalist in the history of the International Bluegrass Music Association. Three Bells finds these master musicians employing their prodigious talents to create a set of spare, emotionally-affecting instrumental performances of original tunes and venerable pop and country numbers. Three Bells is these musicians' first work together since 1994's Grammy-winning The Great Dobro Sessions, and features the final recordings of Douglas' longtime friend and mentor Auldridge, who passed away shortly after the sessions were completed.
Charles Lloyd - Manhattan Stories Charles Lloyd - Manhattan Stories
New CD: $22.98
Two 1965 New York Concerts, Disc 1 recorded at Judson Hall & Disc 2 recorded at Slugs' Saloon. A remarkable and previously unrecorded quartet featuring three jazz giants: guitarist Gábor Szabó, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Pete La Roca.
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