Friday, May 28, 2021

The Brothers At Madison Square Garden coming out on DVD, CD & Blu-ray

The amazing legacy of The Allman Brothers Band will be celebrated via a multi-format release...Robert Kinsler





The players in photo are, left to right:
Duane Trucks
Derek Trucks
Chuck Leavell
Marc Quinones 
Oteil Burbridge 
Warren Haynes
Reese Wynans
Photo credit: Kirk West/Kirk West Photography

The Brothers - celebrating 50 Years of the music of The Allman Brothers Band that performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City for one night only March 10, 2020 will be issued widely July 23. The Brothers--JaimoeWarren HaynesDerek TrucksOteil BurbridgeMarc Quinones-were joined by Duane Trucks and Reese Wynans and special guest Chuck Leavell.
This one-time concert event was a celebration of The Allman Brothers Band's illustrious career. It notably marks the first time in more than five years that these legendary players were together on stage to perform their iconic hits, and the first time since the passing of founding members Gregg Allman and Butch TrucksThe Brothers / March 10, 2020 / Madison Square Garden / New York, NY is being released on Peach Records, distributed by The Orchard, in conjunction with co-producers, who broadcast the show. It will be available physically (4 CDs, 3 DVDs, 2 Blu-Rays) and the audio will be available digitally. The video will be available for streaming on Nugs and CODA, Amazon Prime’s streaming service.
In a live review of the show, held at the very outset of the pandemic, Rolling Stone’s David Browne said, “Did I really want to risk my life for an Allman Brothers Band 50th-anniversary tribute show?... Arriving at the Garden, I didn’t know what to expect, but all systems seemed standard at first. Ticket-holders milled outside on the street and in the inside lobby. No one wore a mask, since those weren’t yet mandated. As I made my way to my seat, the arena was starting to fill up, there was weed in the air, and it was easy to forget what was starting to happen around the world…There was something glorious and uplifting about hearing those songs played with such care and such fire; it felt as if the music was not just being saluted but preserved for a future generation. At various times, like when Trucks and Haynes played the simultaneous leads in ‘Jessica,’ the show was surprisingly emotional. In retrospect, it’s hard to say how much was due to the performance and how much to the circumstances. I joked to the friend next to me that this would be “the last concert ever.” But as Derek Trucks told me in the days that followed, the show “felt like one of the last moments for a long time when people would be able to suspend reality and let go.” One of these days, we’ll let go again.” Read his full review here.
Shortly after the show, guitarist/singer Warren Haynes told American Songwriter, “It was a very surreal night I think for all of us. It would have been under normal circumstances. But as we got closer and closer to show date, we were all wondering if we’re going to be allowed to play. We barely got in under the wire and then the next couple of days, they basically started shutting down everything and cancelling shows everywhere. It’s very bizarre that we turned out to be the last big show like that, and very strange in hindsight that we were probably all exposed much more than we realized.” Guitarist Derek Trucks spoke to Rolling Stone, adding “It was a one-off celebration of 50 years of the band and it was sold out. But I know a bunch of people who had tickets who didn’t come. My parents were unable to make it. They were worried about traveling and their doctor told them not to hop on a plane to New York. So that was bittersweet in a lot of ways. You wish it had been slammed to the rafters and everyone wouldn’t have had that in the back of their mind.”
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group formed in 1969 and quickly became one of the most popular live bands in American rock music history, selling millions of records along the way. Hailed for their live improvisation and marathon performances, the group released the At Fillmore East album in 1971, and it's still hailed as one of the best live albums ever.
Joining The Brothers for the 3/10/20 event was keyboardist Reese Wynans (who played in the Second Coming with future ABB founding members Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley, and was a part of the early 1969 jam sessions which led to the formation of ABB) and Duane Trucks, Derek's brother (and current drummer for Widespread Panic). Chuck Leavell joined ABB in 1972 (following Duane Allman's passing) and played with the group until a hiatus in 1976; he's been with the Rolling Stones since 1981.
A portion of the proceeds of the live show benefitted The Big House in Macon, GA which was the band's home from 1970-1973 and now serves as their official museum.

First Set:
Don’t Want You No More
It’s Not My Cross To Bear
Statesboro Blues
Trouble No More
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
Black Hearted Woman
Hot ‘Lanta
Come And Go Blues
Stand Back
Second Set
Mountain Jam
Blue Sky
Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
Every Hungry Woman
In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
No One To Run With
One Way Out
Jaimoe & Warren Greetings
Midnight Rider
Whipping Post

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Moby releases new album Reprise out today, new documentary 'Moby Doc' out now

Check out an update on Moby's new album 'Reprise' as well as a documentary about the celebrated artist...Robert Kinsler

Moby releases new album 'Reprise' - out today 

New documentary 'Moby Doc' out now in theaters and on digital platforms nationwide 
The iconic musical pioneer Moby has released his anticipated new album Reprise today on the legendary Deutsche Grammophon label.  Stream/download REPRISE HEREAdditionally, Moby Doc“a powerful new feature-length documentary film opens in theaters today in New York and Los Angeles, and is now available on digital platforms across the United States including Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video. The film will also premiere today on Apple TV in Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Watch the trailer for Moby Doc HERE.

In support of Reprise, Moby made a memorable appearance on The Late Late Show With James CordenWatch his moving performance of “Natural Blues” with The Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and Apollo Jane on lead vocals  HERE, and the interview with James Corden HERERead Moby’s in-depth interview with People Magazine where he discusses his journey overcoming addiction and how he “feels more inspired than ever” HERE, and GQ’s feature where they noted Moby Doc is “a playful, surrealistic, but also quite raw” documentary HERE. The UK’S  Independent premiered a poignant clip from the film watch it HERE

Reprise sees Moby revisiting musical highlights from his notable 30-year career. Together with the Budapest Art Orchestra, he has re-envisioned some of his most recognizable rave classics and anthems with new arrangements for orchestra and acoustic instruments.  Reprise features an eclectic and impressive array of guests including Alice Skye, Amythyst Kiah, Apollo Jane, Darlingside, Deitrick Haddon, Gregory Porter, Jim JamesKris Kristofferson, Luna Li, Mark Lanegan, Mindy Jones, Nataly Dawn, Novo Amor, Skylar Grey and Víkingur Ólafsson.  The seeds for the project were sown when Moby was invited to take part in his first-ever classical collaboration – a live concert of his music at Walt Disney Concert Hall with his friend Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018. Watch the official music video for “Natural Blues”  along with the incredible Gregory Porter and Amythyst Kiah  HERE
Directed and edited by Rob BralverMoby Doc is distributed by Greenwich Entertainment. A surrealist biographical documentary narrated by Moby, MOBY DOC sees the artist reflecting on his turbulent personal life and iconic music from underground punk bands to chart-topping solo artist, and from struggling addict to vegan activist. It features interviews with David Lynch and David Bowie along with extraordinary concert footage, utilizing a unique blend of re-enactments, interviews, and archival footage.  The film is an insightful, unvarnished look at an artist whose traumatic childhood shaped him in profound ways.  
Moby is a celebrated musician, singer/songwriter, producer, DJ, photographer and activist. The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated artist has pushed boundaries with his acclaimed music, including his breakthrough global smash album, Play. Achieving worldwide sales of 20 million albums, Moby has also scored eight Top 10 hits on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart. A staunch vegan and advocate for animal rights and humanitarian aid, he also is the author of four books including a collection of his photography.  
1 - Everloving
2 – Natural Blues (featuring Gregory Porter & Amythyst Kiah)
3 – Go
4 – Porcelain (featuring Jim James)
5 – Extreme Ways
6 – Heroes (featuring Mindy Jones)
7 – God Moving Over The Face of the Water (featuring Vikingur Ólafsson)
8 – Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad (featuring Apollo Jane)
9 – The Lonely Night (featuring Kris Kristofferson & Mark Lanegan)
10 – We Are All Made of Stars
11 – Lift Me Up
12 – The Great Escape (featuring Nataly Dawn, Alice Skye, Luna Li)
13 - Almost Home (featuring Novo Amor, Mindy Jones and Darlingside)
14 - The Last Day (featuring Skylar Grey & Darlingside)
Photo credit: Travis Schneider

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Todd Rundgren announces first release of his 2005 Live Recording with Joe Jackson & String Quartet Ethel


 I can't wait to hear this forthcoming release! Robert Kinsler

Recent Rock Hall Of Fame Inductee TODD RUNDGREN Announces First Release Of His 2005 Live Recording With JOE JACKSON & String Quartet ETHEL!

Los Angeles, CA - Two of the most masterful crafters of sophisticated art rock united on stage for a series of special live engagements in 2005, Joe Jackson and Todd Rundgren. Those who were able to attend in person quickly began to spread the word about the uniquely exquisite performances from these two musical geniuses, along with the incredible NY-based string quartet Ethel, and the shows promptly became one of the hottest tickets of the year. Well, if you missed your chance to see the concert in person, here's your opportunity to experience the magic on this extravagant multimedia concert album, recorded at New Jersey's State Theater!

The show features solo performances from both Jackson and Rundgren who turn in some of the most intimate and lush versions of their biggest hits including “Steppin' Out,” “Hello, It's Me,” “Is She Really Goin' Out With Him,” “Bang The Drum All Day,” “It's Different For Girls,” “I Don't Want To Tie You Down” and more! Then, for the ultimate finale, the two legends step on the stage together, backed by Ethel, for epic versions of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and “Black Maria.”

Joe Jackson & Todd Rundgren's State Theater New Jersey 2005 will be released everywhere June 18 on both digital and in a gorgeous 8-panel digipak that includes 2 audio discs and a DVD!

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Gibson Garage-the Ultimate Guitar Experience-Announces Grand Opening Wednesday, June 9 in the Heart of Downtown Nashville

I want to share some super cool news in terms of catching a top-tier lineup of guitar greats coming courtesy of Gibson on Wednesday, June 9. Get this on your calendar everyone! Robert Kinsler

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Gibson Garage Announces Grand Opening Wednesday, June 9 in the Heart of Downtown Nashville, Music City USA
Gibson Live: A Celebration of Artists to Benefit Gibson Gives”
A Virtual Concert Featuring Warren Haynes, Margo Price, Kip Moore, James Bay, Sergio Vallin of Maná, Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger of Halestorm, Marcus King, Orianthi, Samantha Fish, Morgan Wade, Sadler Vaden, Tak Matsumoto, Celisse, Emily Wolfe, Jared James Nichols with Joe Bonamassa, and more

Airs Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30pCT/7:30ET on
The Gibson Garage.

Gibson Garage 3D virtual tour:

NASHVILLE, TN (May 27, 2021) Gibson, the iconic, American instrument brand presents the Gibson Garage, the ultimate guitar experience. Come to the Gibson Garage to explore Gibson, Epiphone, Kramer, Mesa Boogie and KRK, try your favorite electric and acoustic guitars, and shop for your favorite guitar, accessories, and surprises.
The historic 8,000 square foot shop will officially open to the public on Wednesday, June 9 at the historic Cummins Station located on 209 10th Avenue South, Nashville, TN in the heart of downtown Nashville. Whether you are a seasoned professional musician, a casual guitar player, a beginner, or simply a music fan, the Gibson Garage is a must-see destination in Nashville.
For 127 years, Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres and has emerged as the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brand around the world. Step inside the new Gibson Garage to explore and shop the collections, experience exclusive, live music performances, catch a taping of the award-winning Gibson TV series, and explore generations of music history including the stories behind the music with captivating, interactive installations and programming.
“The Gibson Garage is the ultimate guitar experience where our past, present and future comes to life for fans and artists right here in Music City,” says James “JC” Curleigh, CEO of Gibson Brands. “This is also our opportunity to contribute to the amazing music and guitar culture that we’ve been a part of for over a century. We can’t wait to share the Gibson Garage with our fans and future fans.”
“The Gibson Garage is the epitome of when the legendary creativity of the original brand perfectly coincides with the vision of the future of the modern electric and acoustic guitar,” adds Joe Bonamassa. “Congratulations on a job well done.”
“You can’t have a guitar town like Nashville without Gibson representing, and they do it with the Garage in an incredibly thoughtful way,” says singer-songwriter-musician Maggie Rose. “The space is great for performances and jamming with other Nashville artists or artists passing through town, but the storefront also draws in music lovers from all over the world who come to see the space that delivers the history and a plethora of guitars.”
“The Gibson Garage is a magical place and elicits the same feeling a deep Disney fan feels walking into Disneyland for the first time,” says singer-songwriter-producer, Celisse. “To see all those guitars on the belt and you can reach out and play any guitar of your choosing, it is truly unlike anything I have ever experienced. The Gibson Garage is amazing.”
The Gibson Garage is the ultimate guitar and music experience, including its state-of-the-art stage for live and virtual livestreaming concert performances. The Gibson Garage combines a modern guitar environment with interactive brand storytelling, a Custom Shop to build your own guitar, historical and celebrity memorabilia displays, a Repair and Restoration Center, and a public retail shopping experience across GibsonGibson AcousticGibson Custom ShopEpiphone, KramerMESA/Boogieand KRKAt the Gibson Garage, fans can try all our guitars across brands and collections as well as take a piece of history home with one-of-a-kind, in-store offers on limited-edition guitars, instruments, gear, accessories, and exclusive Gibson apparel
Fans across the globe that are unable to visit Nashville can experience the Gibson Garage global grand opening--on Wednesday, June 9--via the global virtual concert Gibson Live: A Celebration of Artists to Benefit Gibson Gives” airing worldwide at 6:30p CT/7:30 ET via Gibson TV: Here The concert features performances from Warren Haynes, Margo Price, Kip Moore, James Bay, Sergio Vallin of Maná, Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger of Halestorm, Marcus King, Orianthi, Samantha Fish, Morgan Wade, Sadler Vaden, Tak Matsumoto, Celisse, Emily Wolfe, Jared James Nichols with Joe Bonamassa, and more. “Gibson Live …,” will benefit Gibson Gives--the 501c3 charitable arm of Gibson--which supports musicians worldwide and is committed to making the world a better place by creating and supporting other non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance musicians, as well as youth-focused education and wellness initiatives. 100% of the “Gibson Live…,” donations will go to two powerful organizations making positive changes: MusiCares--a safety net of critical health and welfare services to the music community--and Save the Music--helping kids, schools, and communities discover their full potential through the power of making music.
For the latest news and updates on the Gibson Garage opening, be sure to follow @officialgibsongarage on Instagram or visit the official website at
The Acoustic Room at the Gibson Garage.
The Epiphone area of the Gibson Garage.
The Kramer corner at the Gibson Garage.
The Murphy Lab area at the Gibson Garage.
The MESA/Boogie area of the Gibson Garage.
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