Join us live tonight for the Compass Records After-Hours Showcase! Party starts at 10pm CST.
The "Eight Days of Bearfoot" kicked off today! In anticipation of their September 27th album release, Bearfoot is releasing exclusive behind-the-scenes video footage from American Story. The eight mini-webisodes, which will be released each day leading up to the album release date, include tracks from the album, new band member profiles, and unique performances.
Be sure to follow the video series on the Compass Records Group facebook page to learn how you can win a special gift from Bearfoot each day as well as get an added bonus when you pre-order American Story during the "Eight Days of Bearfoot": http://www.facebook.com/CompassRecordsGroup
Don’t miss Bearfoot in your town this fall:
American Story Summer/ Fall 2011 Tour
9/20 - Lunchtime at the Library - Nashville, TN
10/1 - Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club - Fair Lawn, NJ
10/2 - West Kortright Centre - East Meredith, NY
10/3 - Saint Mark Presbyterian Church - Rockville, MD
10/6,7 - Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance - Silk Hope, NC
10/11 - Dixie Center for the Arts - Ruston, LA
10/13 - Cactus Café - Austin, TX
10/14 - Poor David’s Pub - Dallas, TX
10/19-23 - Lake Eden Arts Festival - Black Mountain, NC
10/28 - Swallow Hill Music Hall - Denver, Co
10/29 - Hotel Colorado - Glenwood Springs, CO
10/30 - Vilar Center for the Arts - Beaver Creek, CO
11/2 - Music City Roots - Nashville, TN
11/3 - Natasha’s Bistro & Bar - Lexington, KY
11/4 - Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center - Springfield, OH
11/5 - Arts Place, Inc - Portland, IN
11/18 - Caffe Lena - Saratoga Springs, NY
11/19 - North Madison Congregtional Church - Madison, CT
Please check out Dale Ann Bradley’s new video "Come Home Good Boy", a touching collaboration with military families from across the country who shared their personal photos for inclusion in the video.
Produced by Compass Records and Veritas Media Group and directed by Joseph Spence, the song is a mother’s message to her young soldier son, wishing for his safe return home.
“…an affecting, quietly enraged song about sending a child off to war. ‘The army says they’ll take him/He’s big enough to make a stand,’ Ms. Bradley sings, stoically but with creeping doubt.”--The New York Times
The video features Bradley, Sierra Hull and Steve Gulley, and was shot at Carnton Plantation in Franklin, TN, a historic home that served as an Army hospital during The Civil War.
Please watch and share the video via your Facebook, Twitter and websites: http://bit.ly/odrQNo
The long awaited second album from Punch Brothers’ banjoist and winner of the 2010 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Album features: Jerry Douglas, Aoife O’Donovan, Tim O’Brien, Steve Martin, Bryan Sutton and Chris Thile. Free Download of "Jim Thompson’s Horse" Available on NoamPikelny.com
Noam Pikelny is releasing his long awaited second album Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 on Compass Records. Pikelny is undeniably the next big thing to happen to the 5-string banjo, a player of unparalleled technique, he confounds and inspires listeners with his mastery of the instrument. As a member of Punch Brothers, he has helped to broaden the awareness of the banjo in the mainstream, earning the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music and a coveted appearance on Late Night with David Letterman with Martin. Noam is currently offering a free download of the first track from the album, "Jim Thompson’s Horse," at his website here: http://www.noampikelny.com.
On his long-awaited sophomore recording, Noam delivers a set that is as dazzling for its virtuosity as it is engaging for its melodic sensibilities. In addition to an all star cast of instrumentalists including Bryan Sutton (guitar), Chris Thile (mandolin), Tim O’Brien (mandolin, fiddle) and Jerry Douglas (dobro), he also shares the spotlight with guest vocalists Aoife O’Donovan (Crooked Still) on a delightful rendering of Tom Waits’ “Fish and Bird” and Tim O’Brien on a re-working of the Henry Thomas classic “Bob Mckinney.” Other standout tracks include a banjo duet with Steve Martin on the old-time standard “Cluck Old Hen” and a mind-boggling, instrumental powerhouse trio featuring Chris Thile and Bryan Sutton on the original “Bear Dog Grit.” Rounding out the band is fiddler Stuart Duncan, Punch Brothers guitarist Chris Eldridge, and bassist Mark Schatz. The release marks Punch Brothers fiddler Gabe Witcher’s debut as producer.
Noam will be on tour promoting the album this December. Tour dates (which will include stops in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Boston) and special guests to be announced shortly.