Hey there X-Ville I'm Ty and I'm back to help you Ty Up Your Weekend with this weeks upcoming concerts and X-events.
This Friday in the Grand Exposition Hall inside of the Silver Legacy at 8pm catch Blue collar comedian Bill Engvall. ...
Washington's self-described "soul hippie" Allen Stone recently debuted this stripped "live from the studio" version of his new single "Millions" (arriving March 18). It also happens to be the lead track from his forthcoming third album Radius (to be confirmed) due this summer via new label home Capitol and one of a few new tracks written with Swedish collaborator Magnus Tingsek. “This new record is a brighter, sleeker color of soul music that portrays the last three years of my experience," says Stone. "Where I've been, what I've learned, what I've lost, and where I'm going. It's the measurement of my soul and my sound at this current place in my life." Click through to watch another acoustic performance: "Satisfaction," from the "1MIC, 1TAKE" sessions.
What began a few years ago as the creative outlet for husband and wife roots/folk duo of Jimmy and AshleeHardee Brown, Matrimony became even more of a family affair when Ashlee's brothers Jordan and CJ were brought on board. The union of Jimmy and Ashlee brought a cross-cultural musical marriage as well combining Belfast-born Jimmy's Irish sing-a-long pub/folk energy and Ashlee's traditional southern and Americana roots. "We have this understanding among each other that we don’t always have to communicate with words,” says Hardee Brown. "And that just naturally comes out when we’re all in the same room, making music together." Signed to Columbia, Matrimony have completed their debut album Montibello Memories with producer Jay Joyce (BrandiCarlile, Wallflowers) for a spring release, the follow up to a first-taste EP dropped last summer. Look for "Click through to stream "Giant" and watch the videos for "Golden City" and an acoustic performance of the new "See the Light."
We're not certain when Miranda Lee Richards' long-awaited new Echoes of the Dreamtime will actually arrive but the San Francisco based singer/songwriter has shared the new song "Seventh Ray" with us. Of course it only makes us want to hear the full-length successor to her resplendent 2009 sophomore album Light of X even more. Rick Parker (Lord Huron) serves as the new project's producer, engineer, mixer and, with Richards, provided the bulk of the album's instrumentation. "Psychedelic chamber folk rock" is how Miranda describes her music. That works for us. “Miranda Lee Richards brand of California country evokes a magic-hour atmosphere while being as beguiling and witchy as Joni Mitchell dripped in reverb and distant pedal steel," says the LA Times. That, too. Click through to stream (and watch) "The Reach" from 2012.
Miranda Lee Richards - "Seventh Ray" (from Echoes of the Dreamtime)
Bry Webb, the acclaimed guitarist, songwriter and frontman of the fine, recently reunited Canadian indie band Constantines, returns with his second solo project Free Will on May 20 via Idée Fixe. The album is the follow up to Provider, his 2012 LP described here as "mostly somber, infinitely mesmerizing folk/rock meditations...if there was ever such a thing as 'chamber Americana' this is it." Recorded in Toronto and co-produced by Webb and Jeff McMurrich (Jennifer Castle, Owen Pallett), Free Will's twelve new songs again delve deep into Webb's distinctive acoustic roots music -- highlighted by pedal steel and double bass -- with the occasional outburst of raw, distorted guitar lines. “I saw him play solo at the Rivoli...maybe eight years ago...says friend Leslie Feist. "I felt like I was seeing Bruce Springsteen do Nebraska or Jeff Buckley, or Dylan, but of my own time.” Click through to watch the album trailer and stream "Rivers of Gold" from Provider.