Compass Records Group RSS Feed feed://compassrecords.com/testroom/newsFeed.xml.php This feed is for all artists, news and press releases under the Compass Records Group English Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:03:30 GMT Ron Sexsmith Confirms New Album Carousel One Out March 31 http://compassrecords.com/testroom/news.php?story=936 Ron Sexsmith Carousel One Album Cover

Ron Sexsmith Confirms New Album Carousel One Out March 31

Hear Album Tracks "Saint Bernard" And "Can't Get My Act Together" Via RonSexsmith.com

New York, Chicago And Nashville Shows Confirmed for April

Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith confirmed the release of his new studio album, Carousel One, out in North America on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The album will be released in the U.S. via Compass Records and in his home country by Warner Music Canada.

Carousel One, produced by Jim Scott, features 14 new Sexsmith originals. It was recorded with an incredible cast of musicians who helped bring the album to life including bass player Bob Glaub, who has recorded with John Lennon, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Dolly Parton, Graham Nash and hundreds of others; guitarist Jon Graboff (John Lee Hooker, Dr John); drummer Don Heffington (Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Lone Justice); and keyboard player John Ginty (Dixie Chicks, Whiskeytown, Neal Casal, Matthew Sweet). The album takes its name from the luggage retrieval belt at Los Angeles airport where bags off Toronto inbound flights are delivered.

2014 was an incredible year for Sexsmith. In March, his 2013 album Forever Endeavour won the Juno Award as Best Adult Alternative Album marking the third Juno win in Ron’s career. In April, Sir Peter Blake (the man who created the cover for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band) unveiled a mural he was commissioned to do for the Royal Albert Hall in London featuring people who have played there. Ron’s image is included alongside those of Roger Daltrey, James Brown and Janet Jackson. In May, Sexsmith was named Honorary Fellow of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto. On June 3 he received an honorary doctorate degree from Brock University in his hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario. It’s no wonder that in July of 2014 he was in a particularly good mood entering the studio to record Carousel One.

"I didn’t realize until we were putting the songs together for Carousel One that this would be more outgoing, there's a lot more humour,” says Ron. “I mean, there’s even a smiling picture on the cover, which I’ve never had before. I just hope it doesn’t scare the children.”

Carousel One features 14 new Sexsmith compositions including the first single, “Saint Bernard,” a tribute to an anonymous family dog from a photograph picked up in a second-hand shop by his wife Colleen.

"They’ve always been my favourite type of dog," says Ron, recalling the genesis of the song. "I was sitting in the kitchen one day playing guitar, I had this melody but no lyrics, so I looked up at the picture and just started singing the opening lines. I guess the album is kind of a travelogue of music that I like which was mostly a happy accident."

 

Ron Sexsmith N. American Shows

4/2 – City Winery – New York, NY

4/4 – City Winery – Nashville, TN

4/6 – Old Town School – Chicago, IL

4/18 – Collins Recital Hall, GPRC – Grande Prairie, AB

5/2 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON

 

Carousel One Track Listing:

  1. Sure As The Sky
  2. Saint Bernard
  3. Loving You
  4. Before The Night Is Gone
  5. Lucky Penny
  6. Getaway Car
  7. Nothing Feels The Same Anymore
  8. Sun’s Coming Out
  9. Lord Knows
  10. All Our Tomorrows
  11. No One
  12. Can’t Get My Act Together
  13. Tumbling Sky
  14. Many Times
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Acclaimed Actor & Singer-Songwriter Alicia Witt Steps Out With Ben Folds-Produced Debut Revisionary http://compassrecords.com/testroom/news.php?story=935 Alicia WittAcclaimed Actor & Singer-Songwriter Alicia Witt Steps Out With Ben Folds-Produced Debut Revisionary History

Out April 7 via Compass Records

Hear Album Track “About Me,” Here: http://bit.ly/1Ju6N9c

“Sharply personal, boldly melodic” – Philadelphia Inquirer

Singer, songwriter, classically trained pianist and acclaimed actor Alicia Witt (Justified, House of Lies) has confirmed the release of her first full-length studio album Revisionary History, out April 7 on Compass Records.

Produced by Ben Folds, Revisionary History was years in the making. Some of nine original songs on the album date back to the mid-’00s, which gave her plenty of time to hone them in concert before heading to Folds’ Nashville studio, where she recorded the album in two week-long chunks in the spring and late fall of 2013. The album features Folds on backing vocals as well as drums, bass, percussion, electric guitar and more. Multi-instrumentalist Joe Pisapia also lends acoustic guitar, pedal steel, backing vocals and additional percussion.

Revisionary History is full of songs that deal in themes of heartbreak, loyalty and the amazing power that comes with finding your own voice —and using it. “This record is probably the most personal thing that I’ve put out,” says Witt, who released a self-titled EP in 2009 and the full-length Live at Rockwood in 2012. Both releases happening in between parts in films and on TV (including a recurring role on this season of Showtime’s House of Lies) in an acting career that began with her debut in the David Lynch sci-fi classic Dune in 1984, when she was 7.

For all the autobiographical touches on Revisionary History, it’s also a collection of deeply relatable songs. The reflective piano ballad “Friend” opens the album with Witt sifting through feelings of attraction for someone she knows should be just a pal and not a lover, while the aching vocal showcase “Consolation Prize” pairs torchy piano with taut electric guitar accents as Witt muses over the ways in which we edit our pasts to fit the present.

Alicia Witt debuted her single release “Consolation Prize” on The Queen Latifah Show on February 4.

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New Ron Sexsmith Album Out March 31 http://compassrecords.com/testroom/news.php?story=934 Carousel OneRon Sexsmith Confirms New Album 
Carousel One Out March 31

Hear Album Tracks "Saint Bernard" And "Can't Get My Act Together" Via RonSexsmith.com

New York, Chicago And Nashville Shows Confirmed for April

Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith today confirmed the release of his new studio album, Carousel One, out in North America on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The album will be released in the U.S. via Compass Records and in his home country by Warner Music Canada.

Carousel One, produced by Jim Scott, features 14 new Sexsmith originals. It was recorded with an incredible cast of musicians who helped bring the album to life including bass player Bob Glaub, who has recorded with John Lennon, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Dolly Parton, Graham Nash and hundreds of others; guitarist Jon Graboff (John Lee Hooker, Dr John); drummer Don Heffington (Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Lone Justice); and keyboard player John Ginty (Dixie Chicks, Whiskeytown, Neal Casal, Matthew Sweet). The album takes its name from the luggage retrieval belt at Los Angeles airport where bags off Toronto inbound flights are delivered.

2014 was an incredible year for Sexsmith. In March, his 2013 album Forever Endeavour won the Juno Award as Best Adult Alternative Album marking the third Juno win in Ron’s career. In April, Sir Peter Blake (the man who created the cover for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band) unveiled a mural he was commissioned to do for the Royal Albert Hall in London featuring people who have played there. Ron’s image is included alongside those of Roger Daltrey, James Brown and Janet Jackson. In May, Sexsmith was named Honorary Fellow of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto. On June 3 he received an honorary doctorate degree from Brock University in his hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario. It’s no wonder that in July of 2014 he was in a particularly good mood entering the studio to record Carousel One.

"I didn’t realize until we were putting the songs together for Carousel One that this would be more outgoing, there's a lot more humour,” says Ron. “I mean, there’s even a smiling picture on the cover, which I’ve never had before. I just hope it doesn’t scare the children.”

Carousel One features 14 new Sexsmith compositions including the first single, “Saint Bernard,” a tribute to an anonymous family dog from a photograph picked up in a second-hand shop by his wife Colleen.

"They’ve always been my favourite type of dog," says Ron, recalling the genesis of the song. "I was sitting in the kitchen one day playing guitar, I had this melody but no lyrics, so I looked up at the picture and just started singing the opening lines. I guess the album is kind of a travelogue of music that I like which was mostly a happy accident."

 

Ron Sexsmith N. American Shows

4/2 – City Winery – New York, NY

4/4 – City Winery – Nashville, TN

4/6 – Old Town School – Chicago, IL

4/18 – Collins Recital Hall, GPRC – Grande Prairie, AB

5/2 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON

More dates to be announced soon.

 

Carousel One Track Listing:

  1. Sure As The Sky
  2. Saint Bernard
  3. Loving You
  4. Before The Night Is Gone
  5. Lucky Penny
  6. Getaway Car
  7. Nothing Feels The Same Anymore
  8. Sun’s Coming Out
  9. Lord Knows
  10. All Our Tomorrows
  11. No One
  12. Can’t Get My Act Together
  13. Tumbling Sky
  14. Many Times

Ron Sexsmith Online:

http://www.ronsexsmith.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ronsexsmith

https://twitter.com/RonSexsmith

https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialRonSexsmith

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Mike Farris takes home Best Roots Gospel GRAMMY for Shine For All The People http://compassrecords.com/testroom/news.php?story=933 Mike FarrisMike Farris takes home Best Roots Gospel GRAMMY for Shine For All The People
Compass Records congratulates Mike Farris on his award presented last night by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences at the 57th annual GRAMMY awards. Mike Farris won Best Roots Gospel Album for SHINE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE.

"I decided to do the music I love to do, the music that makes me happy."  

 


Shine For All the People

 
Mike Farris  
 
"Surely, there are few artists whose persona belies their music more than Mike. Out of this diminutive, self described southern boy comes an extraordinary soulful 
voice with  a range, talent, and emotions that make him seem 
possessed.”  Terry Stewart, President and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum
"10 Hidden Gems From 2015's GRAMMY Nominations" –USA Today
- #1 Best R&B Album of 2014 –PopMatters 
- #44 Best Album of 2014 –PopMatters
On Shine For All The PeopleMike Farris’ musical vision coalesces into a sound that harkens back to early soul records and yet emerges completely fresh. The album pushes beyond his critically acclaimed Salvation in Lights, into a realm that holds to hope amidst the failures and sufferings of the present.
The new album 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. Folk titan Mary Gauthier says of Mike: "He takes people who are hurting, who are broken, who think they are alone, and through just the sound of his voice he lets them know that they're not...that's magic.”
 

 

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Best of 2014 SALE: All CDs are $9.99 / Vinyl only $12.99 http://compassrecords.com/testroom/news.php?story=932 Compass Records Logo

Colin Hay   Man @ Work (LP)

  Anniversary edition vinyl

  Includes tracks featured on Scrubs and Garden State soundtrack

 

Noam Pikelny   Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe

   2015 GRAMMY Nominee

   2014 IBMA Album of the Year

 

John Cowan   Sixty

  PopMatters' 15 Best Americana Albums of 2014

  Featuring Leon Russell, Alison Krauss, Huey Lewis, Rodney Crowell and more 

 

The Duhks   Beyond the Blue

  AMA Top 100 Americana Albums of 2014

  "One of the Canadian neo-folk scene's most influential roots acts."      –Huffington Post

 

Mike Farris   Shine For All The People

  2015 GRAMMY Nominee

  Popmatters' Best R&B Album of 2014

 

Justin Currie   Lower Reaches

  "Master songwriting talents." –New York Daily News

  "Delivered with intelligence and sincereity." –BBC Music

 

AJ Croce   Twelve Tales

  "It is a pleasure to witness triple uniqueness: pianist, songwriter, singer."      –Allen Toussaint

 

 

 

 Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen   Cold Spell

    2015 GRAMMY Nominee

    2014 IBMA Instrumental Group of Year

 

Special Consensus & Friends   Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver

  2014 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year

  2014 Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year

 

 Cecilia Noël   Havana Rocks

   2014 Lucas Award Nominee

  "Havana Rocks because Cecilia rocks." –Oscar Hernández

 

 

 Jim Oblon   Sunset

  "One of the most exciting guitarists in Nashville (and beyond)." –GuitarWorld

  "A musician's musician." –NPR Mountain Stage

 

 

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper   On Down the Line

  IBMA 9-time Fiddle Player of the Year

  IBMA 4-time Instrumental Group of the Year

 

Michael Barnett   One Song Romance

  "Brilliant throughout...a triumph." –John Lawless, Bluegrass Today

  "Nothing but virtuosity here on so many levels." –Bluegrass Unlimited

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Irish Traditional Band Altan Announces New Studio Album, The Widening Gyre, Out 2/24 http://compassrecords.com/testroom/news.php?story=931 The Widening Gyre Album Cover

Irish Music Masters Altan Confirms New Album,

The Widening Gyre, Out Feb 24 Via Compass Records

Guests Include Grammy Winners Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alison Brown and More

Recorded In Nashville, Album Explores Musical Relationship Between Traditional Irish and American Roots Music

U.S. Tour Kicks Off Feb 22 With NPR's Mountain Stage

The hottest group in the Celtic realm — The Boston Globe

After nearly 35 years together—the longest running Irish music band with every founding member in tact—Altan were ready to flex their musical boundaries when they began work on their newest album, The Widening Gyre. Adding new band member Martin Tourish on accordion and with the help of many good friends in the studio, Altan’s new album fuses the traditional Irish music that they are known for, namely Donegal fiddling and Gaelic singing traditions, with American roots music, particularly that of the Appalachian bluegrass fiddle.

Recording in Nashville for only the second time and the first time for a full album, the band was able to gather many of the roots musicians they’ve met over their thirty years together including Sam Bush, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Eddi Reader, Bryan Sutton, and Compass co-founder Alison Brown.

The bluegrass presence shows itself clearly on “Buffalo Gals” and “Thomasino (Thomas Tourish’s Tune),” a lively fiddle song written by Altan’s own Ciaran Tourish. Lead vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s crystalline voice unlocks the Celtic undertones of the mournful waltz “No Ash Will Burn,” penned by legendary Nashville songwriter Walt Aldridge, and Tim O’Brien duets on “The House Carpenter (Gypsy Davy),” a track which spotlights the shared musical roots of Irish and Appalachian music with references to both of these historical songs.

The Widening Gyre straddles time as it manages to remind listeners of the ancient bond between Irish and Appalachian music while at the same time breaking new ground through collaborations between masters of American roots music and Celtic music.

The Widening Gyre is a compelling development in Altan’s story proving they are still growing as artists, even after so many years together.

Tour Dates:

2/22 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage

2/27 – Boothbay Harbor, ME – Boothbay Harbor Opera House

2/28 – Sommerville, MA – World Music CRASHarts - Somerville Theatre

3/1 – New York City, NY – City Winery

3/2 – Fairfield, CT – Edgerton Center of the Performing Arts

3/5 – Ram's Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD

3/6 – Barns at Wolf Trade – Vienna, VA

3/7 –  Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre – Philadelphia, PA

3/8 – Majestic Theater – Gettysburg, PA

3/12 – UW Memorial Union – Madison, WI

3/13 – Old Town School - Maurer Hall – Chicago, IL

3/14 – Interlochen Center for the Arts – Interlochen, MI

3/15 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI

3/17 – Arden Theatre – St. Albert, AB

3/22 – Alberta Rose Theatre – Portland, OR

3/24 – City Winery Napa – Napa, CA

3/25 – Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA

3/26 – Folsom Lake College – Folsom, CA

3/27 – Spanos Theater – San Luis Obisbo, CA

3/28 – Berger Performing Arts Center – Tucson, AZ

3/29 – Music Instrument Theater – Phoenix, AZ

4/1 – KiMo Theaer – Albuquerque, NM

4/2 – Daniels Hall – Denver, CO

4/3 – Union Colony Civic Center – Greeley, CO

5/7 – Mac – Birmingham, England

5/8 – The Atkinson – Southport, England

5/9 – Buxton Opera House – Derbyshire, England

5/14 – Huntingdon Hall – Worcester, England

5/15 – Grayshott Folk Club – Grayshott, England

5/16 – Blackheath Halls – London, England

5/20 – Carnegie Hall – Dunfermline, Scotland

5/21 – St. Andrews in the Square – Glasgow, Scotland

5/22 – The Queen's Hall – Edinburgh, Scotland

5/23 – The Buccleuch Centre – Langholm, Scotland

 

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Venerable Singer/Songwriter Colin Hay Confirms First Album in Four Years, Next Year People, Out 2/17 http://compassrecords.com/testroom/news.php?story=930 Next Year People Album Cover

Venerable Singer/Songwriter Colin Hay Confirms First Album in Four Years, Next Year People, Out February 17 via Compass Records

On Tour in 2015 in Nashville, New York, Chicago + West Coast Dates

Colin Hay, familiar to millions as front-man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”), has confirmed the February 17, 2015 release of a new solo album entitled Next Year People on Compass Records.

Next Year People is the work of an artist who is a true master of his craft. The album is full of quizzical, curious, and cynical yet open-hearted songs with catchy melodic hooks that underscore deeply insightful lyrics.  Some of the songs are based on Colin's personal experiences such as "Waiting in the Rain," written about his parents and the almost mystical experience he had growing up in a music shop in Scotland, surrounded by instruments and a constant stream of 50's and 60's radio hits. 

The album's title track, "Next Year People," is a stand out composition, a stark but beautiful homage to the depression-era farmers who kept going by holding on to hope that next year would be better. "They kept doing the same thing and expecting a different result," explains Colin.  "I can relate, although their situation was so much more bleak."  

The album was produced by Hay and mixed by Chad Fischer (Chasing Mavericks, Ice Age 3, Lisa Loeb) and includes contributions from two young Cuban musicians, San Miguel Perez and Yosmel Montejo, both of whom recently emigrated from Havana, as well Larry Goldings on piano, Jeff Babko (Jimmy Kimmel) on B3, and Colin's wife, vocalist Cecilia Noel.

Over the past 15 years Hay has reinvented himself as a solo artist, regularly selling out theaters and listening rooms across the US and around the world and introducing himself to a new generation of fans in the process. The frequent use of his music in TV and film—including hit shows such as Scrubs (on which he has made several cameo appearances) Army Wives and Modern Family, the hit soundtrack to the film Garden State and the recently released Words and Pictures—has proven the timeless appeal of his songs. 

 

Colin Hay Tour Dates:

2/12-13 – Nashville, TN – City Winery

2/16-18 – New York, NY – City Winery

2/20-22 – Chicago, IL – City Winery

3/9 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre

3/10-11 – Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum

3/13 – Poway, CA – Poway Center for the Performing Arts

3/15 – Fresno, CA – Tower Theatre

3/17 – China, CA – Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

3/19 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre

3/20 – Napa, CA – City Winery

3/21 – San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts

3/22 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre

3/25 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater

3/26-27 – Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall

3/28 – Yakima, WA – Seasons Performing Hall

3/29 – Walla Walla, WA – Main Street Studio

3/31 – Sun Valley, ID – Sun Valley Opera House

4/4 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre

 

Track Listing for Next Year People:

1. Trying to Get to You  

2. If I Had Been a Better Man 

3. Did You Just Take the Long Way Home? 

4. I Want You Back 

5. Next Year People 

6. Lived in Vain 

7. Scattered in the Sand

8. To There from Here

9. Mr. Grogan 

10. Waiting in the Rain

Bonus Tracks–CD Edition Only

11. Are We There Yet? - 3.49 

12. Lament for Whisky McManus - 3.35 

 

Colin Hay Online:

http://www.colinhay.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ColinHayMusic

https://twitter.com/ColinHay

http://compassrecords.com/colin-hay

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"Too Late for Goodbyes" The New Single from Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper http://compassrecords.com/testroom/news.php?story=929 "Too Late for Goodbyes"

The New Single from Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper

2015 Nominee for Fiddle Performer of the Year
from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA)

From On Down the LineProduced by Jeff White

New Single

 

 

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper announce a new single from their latest  album, On Down the Line. "Too Late for Goodbyes" is a hard-driving bluegrass take on the Julian Lennon hit from 1984. Propelled by instrumental trades between banjo player Glenn Gibson and Cleveland, the bluegrass version is an unexpected twist on what was originally a rock song steeped in the electronic synth sounds of the era. 

 

 

Watch Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper Perform "Too Late for Goodbyes"


 Singer Josh Richards tackles Julian Lennon’s "Too Late For Goodbyes" to open proceedings and it makes for a far more effective bluegrass song than you could have imagined." – Martin Jones, Rhythms Magazine

"On Down the Line, a terrific record by any standard, illustrates the band’s elevated cohesion and vibrant interplay even as it highlights the selflessness Cleveland brings to his bandleader’s calling." – David McGee, Deep Roots Magazine

On Down the Line is led by nine-time International Bluegrass Music Association's Fiddle Player of the Year, Michael Cleveland. Michael is currently celebrating his 2015 SPBGMA nomination for Fiddle Performer of the Year. The group's virtuosic style and traditional bluegrass sound have  never been better represented or received such high praise. 

The album's fourteen tracks showcase Flamekeeper's rich instrumental blend and tight, three-part vocal harmonies with tunes that span from straight-ahead bluegrass (“Fiddlin’ Joe," "Orange Blossom Special") to melodic, heart-felt songs such as "Just Call Me Crazy" and the imaginative reworking of the traditional "Jack O'Diamonds" as a solo fiddle tour de force. 

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper 2015 Tour Dates:

Feb 6 - The Station Inn, Nashville, TN
Feb 7 - SPBGMA Convention, Nashville, TN
Mar 7 - Imagine Awards, Elizabethtown, IN
Mar 8 - The Players Pub, Bloomington, IN
Mar 27 - Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, Wilmington, OH
Apr 10 - Shepherdsville Music Barn, Shepherdsville, KY
Apr 11 - Western Brown High School, Mount Orab, OH
May 1 - Crossroads Christian Church, Newark, OH
May 23 - Lil John's Mountain Music Festival, Snow Camp, NC
June 6 - Bluegrass by the Lake, Greenfield, IL
June 20 - Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, Bean Blossom, IN
July 11 - Bluegrass on the Grass, Carliste, PA
Aug 13 - North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival, Marion, NC
Aug 28-29 - Lakes Bluegrass Festival, Pine River, MN
Sept 17 - Dailey Vincent Land Fest, Denton, NC
Sept 25 - Uncle Pen Days, Bean Blossom, IN 
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CMT Edge Presents Video For My Way Is The Highway From Rob Ickes & Trey Hensleys New Album http://compassrecords.com/testroom/news.php?story=928 Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley on CMTRob Ickes & Trey Hensley perform "My Way Is the Highway" LIVE at CMT Edge from NEW album Before The Sun Goes Down.

“Listening to Trey Hensley play guitar, I realized I haven’t heard guitar-playing this exciting since Clarence White. Wow!” –Gene Parsons, The Byrds

Watch the video and read the CMT Edge interview with Trey Hensley:

 

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The Jeremy Kittel Band On Tour http://compassrecords.com/testroom/news.php?story=927 Jeremy Kittel

White House Art Collective (Clarkston) 2/10 at 7:15
NMU Northern Lights Series - Forest Roberts Theater (Marquette) 2/13 at 7:30pm
The Bay Theater (Suttons Bay) 2/14 at 7:30pm
The Ark (Ann Arbor) 2/15 at 7:30pm

“Jeremy Kittel has already established himself as a world class fiddler.” —SingOut!

Jeremy Kittel is at the forefront of a new breed of fiddlers and violinists who easily navigate between musical styles and traditions. His mastery of the instrument has earnd him a 2015 GRAMMY nomination in the category of "Best Classical Compendium" for his work with Turtle Island Quartet. Kittel breaks exciting new ground and is helping to redefine the role of his instrument.

Currently touring with his name-sake group, the Jeremy Kittel Band, he leads audiences into fresh musical territory. Jeremy and his band are eager  to play four dates in his home state of Michigan.

GRAMMY nominated, six-time Detroit Music Award winner, and Scottish Fiddle Champion, Jeremy Kittel is known for his captivating fusion of Celtic fiddling with the spontaneity of jazz, the soul of bluegrass, the rhythms of Africa and Latin America, the layered melodies of Eastern Europe, and the intricacies of chamber music. Kittel has performed at Carnegie Hall, toured with Abigail Washburn, spent over five years as a member of the GRAMMY Award-winning jazz improv group Turtle Island Quartet, and arranged and performed the strings parts for My Morning Jacket’s most recent studio  album, Circuital.

Sample his latest album Chasing Sparks.

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