Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Sights and sounds: Counting Crows, Johnny Cash tribute, Jenny Lewis

Lots of news, notes and links to share! Let's jump right in…

Counting Crows will release its seventh studio album Somewhere Under Wonderland on Sept. 2, 2014 via Capitol Records. The song "Palisades Park" is available now on iTunes with the purchase of the full album here. A short film of the song, directed by Bill Fishman, is also available and can be viewed here. For more information on the album, including to see the full track listing, visit counting crows.com.

Fifty years after its release, the Johnny Cash album Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian is going to be revisited via an illustrious line up of many of Americana's greatest living artists. Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited will be released by Sony Music Masterworks on Aug. 19. Among the artists to be featured in new versions of songs from Cash's 1964 collection are Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Milk Carton Kids and more. Providing the instrumental backing for most of the album are Greg Leisz (steel guitar, guitars), Keefus Ciancia (keyboards), Patrick Warren (keyboards), Jay Bellerose (drums) and Dave Piltch (bass). Click here to read George A. Paul's in-depth post on the upcoming collection.

Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis has released the title track off of her forthcoming album The Voyager. In addition, Lewis has also added new August dates to her tour, which began on Sunday in Toronto and continues through the end of October.

Listen to "The Voyager" here:
Her third solo album, The Voyager has been described as "her best solo effort to date" by American Songwriter and will be released on Warner Bros. Records on July 29, 2014.  The first single, "Just One Of The Guys," was labeled a "breezy, catchy single about not fitting in with the boys' club" by Rolling Stone and is available as an instant download if you pre-order the album.

Tour Dates
(dates in bold are new)
July 6 - Toronto, ONT - Toronto Urban Roots Fest
July 8 - Ottawa, ONT - Ottawa Bluesfest
July 10 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall *
July 11 - Orlando, FL - Bob Carr Auditorium *
July 12 - Miami, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theatre *
July 15 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre *
July 18 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
July 19 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall *
July 20 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
July 22 - Interlochen, MI - Interlochen Center For The Arts *
July 23 - Grand Rapids, MI - Meijer Gardens Amphitheater *
July 25 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
July 26 - Camden, NJ - XPoNential Music Festival / Susquehanna Bank Center **
July 27 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre ***
July 31 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe @ Old National Centre ***
  Aug 1 - Chicago, IL - Official Lollapalooza Aftershow @ Park West ***
Aug 2 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
Aug 3 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue ***
Aug 4 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
Aug 6 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Aug 9 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern ****
Aug 10 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
Aug 12 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
Aug 14 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Aug 15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre *****
Aug 17 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Aug 19 - Burnaby, CAN - Deer Lake Park *****
Aug 20 - Redman, WA - King County's Marymoore Park *****
Aug 21 - Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater (SOLD OUT) *****
  Oct 3-5 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
 Oct 10-12 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct 11-12 - Mexico City, Mexico - Corona Capital Music Festival
Oct 24-26 - Las Vegas, NV - Life is Beautiful Festival
* with Ray LaMontagne and The Bell Brigade 
** with Ryan Adams and Dawes
*** with The Apache Relay
 **** with La Sera

***** with Beck

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