Jon Stickley Trio Premieres New Single “Blackburn Brothers” In Support Of Kickstarter For New Album

first_imgIt’s been a whirlwind year for the Jon Stickley Trio! On the tail of their 2015 fan funded and independent release, Lost at Last, the band has just released a brand new 5-song EP, Triangular, and a Kickstarter campaign to help them head back into Echo Mountain Recording Studios with Producer Dave King (Of The Bad Plus). King also produced Lost At Last last year.With the success of Lost At Last, it’s no surprise that the band is so excited to get their new music out to the people. Music from Lost At Last was played worldwide, and the band was able to perform at over 100 festivals and venues across the country in support of it. The group continues to find new followers, and with both the new Triangular album and the future unnamed project, the music will only propel them forward!Stickley and his band are eager to head into the studio in December to record this new full length album, but they need our help. The band launched a Kickstarter campaign yesterday that will run through 11/11, with a fundraising goal of $28,000. The band says, “We’ve set our goal at $28,000, which is substantially less than what the realistic costs add up to, because we understand that this is a group effort, and we are a part of that group!”Anyone that donates $5 or more toward the new full length album will get one song from Triangular as an immediate download. The track is called “Blackburn Brothers” and it is a funky trio version of a tune Stickley originally wrote with his brother Jeff while down at the Carolina coast. It features expressive solos by Stickley and Lyndsay Pruett, syncing up with their signature, on point unison melody playing at the end. The song also highlights a danceable, somewhat-Latin drum beat.We’re excited to host the premiere of “Blackburn Brothers,” which you can stream below! You can also download the track with a $5 donation on the Kickstarter page, and download the full Triangular EP with a $10 donation.The full Kickstarter funds will go towards the recording, mixing, mastering, and pressing of the new album, as well as promotion in print and radio. Stickley says, “This was such a huge part of the success of Lost at Last and since we didn’t plan for it last time, we added it in this time around.” They’ve also budgeted in album art, photos and graphic designs that will all be a part of the new album as well.Don’t miss an opportunity to bring this album to life by showing your support! You can also catch the band on the road, with tour dates running throughout the end of 2016. For more information, you can head to the Trio’s website.Jon Stickley Trio On Tour 201610/14 Fri – PLC Land Jam – Carolina Theatre – Greensboro, NC*10/15-16 Sat-Sun – Suwannee Roots Revival – Live Oak, FL10/17 Mon – Beaches Museum History Park Chapel – Jacksonville, Fl10/20 Thu – NC State Fair – Raleigh, NC10/21 Fri – House Concert – Durham, NC10/22 – Cat’s Cradle- Carrboro, NC11/2 Wed – 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL11/3 Thu – The Ale & The Witch – St. Petersburg, FL11/4 Fri – Fogarty Community Media and Arts Center – Sarasota, FL11/5 Sat – Arts Garage – Delray Beach, FL11/9 Wed – Guanabanas – Jupiter, FL11/10 Thu – Terra Fermata – Stuart, FL11/11 Fri – Point Ybel Brewing – Fort Myers, FL11/12 Sat – The Funky Buddha – Boca Raton, FL11/13 Sun – Fifth and Thomas Kitchen – Tallahassee, FL12/7 Wed – WDVX Tennessee Shines @ Boyd’s Jig & Reel – Knoxville, TN12/30 Fri – The National – Richmond, VA ^12/31 Sat – Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC #* w. Ricky Skaggs^ w. The Infamous Stringdusters# w. The Honeycutters[Photo via Heather Hambor]last_img read more

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announces 2018 Fall Tour Dates

first_imgChris Robinson Brotherhood have announced 30+ headlining dates scheduled for this October and November. Currently in the middle of an extensive summer tour, the newly announced tour will take them across “Freak America” with two sets and three hours of music a night.Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s fall tour will kick off at Higher Ground in Burlington, followed by a handful of dates in the Northeast. Next, they’ll blanket the Midwest, making stops along the way at Majestic Theatre in Madison, First Avenue in Minneapolis and Delmar Music Hall in St. Louis. From there the tour heads to the Southeast, highlighted by shows at Variety Playhouse in Robinson’s former hometown of Atlanta, The Orange Peel in Asheville and two nights at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. They conclude the run back in the Northeast, including appearances at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, two nights at Ardmore Music Hall just outside of Philadelphia, and their first-ever performance at the new(ish) Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY.Additionally, new music from the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is on the way. Barefoot In The Head, the band’s sixth full-length record, was recently completed at Brotherhood Arts Laboratory in Unicorn, CA and is set for a 2019 release. Plans are also being finalized for the 4th edition of the CRB live recording series ‘Betty’s Blends’ captured and produced by legendary recording engineer and Grateful Dead-archivist Betty Cantor-Jackson. Read Live For Live Music’s interview with Cantor-Jackson and Robinson about how CRB helped Betty rediscover her love for recording live music here.Check out the new dates below, followed by the full tour schedule for Chris Robinson Brotherhood 2018. For more information, or to grab tickets, head over to the band’s website.Chris Robinson Brotherhood New October-September DatesOctober 3 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground BallroomOctober 5 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City ArtsOctober 7 – Homer, NY – Center for the Arts of HomerOctober 9 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde TheatreOctober 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – The IntersectionOctober 12 – Madison, WI – Majestic TheatreOctober 13 – Minneapolis, MN – First AvenueOctober 14 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Music HallOctober 16 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar HallOctober 18 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker TheatreOctober 19 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & LindsleyOctober 20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety PlayhouseOctober 21 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music HallOctober 23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelOctober 25 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 27 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVaOctober 28 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood TheatreOctober 30 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music HallOctober 31 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls TheatreSeptember 1 – Tuolumne, CA – Strawberry Music FestivalSeptember 6 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music HallSeptember 7 – New Orleans, LA – Joy TheaterSeptember 8 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing CompanySeptember 9 – Oxford, MS – The LyricSeptember 13 – Jackson, MS – Duling HallSeptember 14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music HallSeptember 15 – Austin, TX – Scoot InnSeptember 16 – Dallas, TX – Canton HallSeptember 18 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee TheatreSeptember 20 – Anaheim, CA – House of BluesNovember 2 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 3 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn SteelNovember 6 – Portland, ME – Port City Music HallNovember 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson TheatreNovember 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 ClubNovember 10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock ClubNovember 11 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert HallNovember 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon ClubNovember 15 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall HartfordNovember 16 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity HallNovember 17 – Buffalo, NY – Town BallroomNovember 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s HallView New Tour DatesComplete Chris Robinson Brotherhood Tour DatesJuly 24 – Providence, RI – Fete Music HallJuly 26 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone PonyJuly 27 – Patchogue, NY – Stereo Garden LIJuly 28 – Beverly, MA – The CabotJuly 29 – Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance CenterJuly 31 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head LiveAugust 2 – Richmond, VA – The NationalAugust 3 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake AmphitheaterAugust 4 – Maryville, TN – The Shed Smokehouse & Juke JointAugust 5 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century TheatreAugust 7 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National CentreAugust 9 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner HallAugust 10 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Beer GardenAugust 11 – Kitchener, ON – Kitchener Blues FestivalAugust 18 – Big Sky, MT – Moonlight MusicFestSeptember 21-22 – Big Sur, CA – Freaks For The FestivalOctober 3 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground BallroomOctober 5 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City ArtsOctober 6 – Burlingham, NY – Catskills Wine & Food FestivalOctober 7 – Homer, NY – Center for the Arts of HomerOctober 9 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde TheatreOctober 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – The IntersectionOctober 12 – Madison, WI – Majestic TheatreOctober 13 – Minneapolis, MN – First AvenueOctober 14 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Music HallOctober 16 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar HallOctober 18 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker TheatreOctober 19 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & LindsleyOctober 20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety PlayhouseOctober 21 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music HallOctober 23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelOctober 25 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 27 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVaOctober 28 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood TheatreOctober 30 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music HallOctober 31 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s TheatreNovember 2 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 3 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn SteelNovember 6 – Portland, ME – Port City Music HallNovember 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson TheatreNovember 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 ClubNovember 10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock ClubNovember 11 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert HallNovember 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon ClubNovember 15 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall HartfordNovember 16 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity HallNovember 17 – Buffalo, NY – Town BallroomNovember 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s HallView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Warnock plans busy January sales

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Neil Warnock admits the club must make “two or three” signings in January to boost their chances of Barclays Premier League survival. Palace have won just once in nine games ahead of a crucial Christmas period that includes matches against Manchester City, Southampton and fellow strugglers QPR. Only two points currently separate the Eagles from the bottom three and Warnock believes it will be essential to strengthen the squad when the transfer window opens. “We’ve got to bring players in,” said Warnock, whose side host Stoke on Saturday. “Without knocking our players, they’ve got to be better than we’ve already got and it takes quite a lot of money to do that. “We’ve got some good players so it’s just trying to add two or three players to the squad that we’ve got to give us that bit more in depth. “The substitutes’ bench hasn’t had a lot of players on it for me to change a game so that’s something for the second half of the season, where we can look to influence the game by the substitutes.” Palace have struggled for goals in recent games, scoring just once in their last three league outings. Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha both impressed during a goalless draw at Tottenham last weekend but the Eagles lack enough cutting edge in the final third to snatch victory. “I think we’ve known all along that we haven’t got that clinical striker,” Warnock said. “I think we’ve scored quite a few goals over the season but they just seem to be in spurts. When we score, we score three. “We’ve got to start putting lesser chances away that would have earned us quite a lot more points.” Defensive midfielder Mile Jedinak is the club’s top scorer in the league this term with five goals, three of which came from the penalty spot. Marouane Chamakh, Dwight Gayle and Fraizer Campbell have all struggled for form while experienced frontman Andrew Johnson has been sidelined with injuries. Damien Delaney could return to the Eagles starting line-up on Saturday. The defender was on the bench for the goalless draw against Tottenham last weekend but is now considered fully fit, having recovered from a calf injury. Midfielder Jason Puncheon will be assessed after missing training on Thursday through illness while Joe Ledley (hip) and Adrian Mariappa (knee) are both ruled out. Stoke manager Mark Hughes will be hoping for more magic from Bojan Krkic as his side attempt to make it back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time this season. The former Barcelona man struggled initially after signing for the Potters in the summer but, since coming back into the team at the end of October, he has got better and better. It was Bojan who stood out as the most influential player on the pitch as Stoke stunned Arsenal last weekend, scoring the second goal in a 3-2 victory. This weekend the Potters head to Palace, and manager Hughes said of Bojan: “Arguably he’s been our best performer since he’s come back in. “He’s worked hard, he’s listened, understood what’s required and when he came back in I knew he was ready. I can’t claim to have known he would perform so well but certainly there was a good chance. “He wasn’t affecting games in the manner we would have liked initially, but that was to be expected. We can’t get too carried away because there is still a lot more to come from him, and that is exciting. “He didn’t come in here in the summer wanting a 12 month contract – he made a big commitment to us, just as we made one to him too. He needed that stability (of a four-year deal) to be effective in the Premier League and for us. “It’s still early days. He’s only had five or six games at the level he needs to be but he’s playing with a smile on his face, his team-mates understand what he can give them and he helps as well with his work ethic – and he’s a good kid.” The heated atmosphere at the Britannia Stadium certainly helped Stoke against Arsenal, but Hughes knows the boot will be on the other foot at Selhurst Park. He said: “It’s a great atmosphere down there. I always found that as a player and it’s not changed since I have been in management. “The last couple of years it seems to have gone up a notch, just as that happened here when this club won promotion. “We get the benefit of it at the Brit and I think that should be encouraged, it’s a great atmosphere to be involved in. They will look to use it to their advantage on Saturday, but we will go down there and enjoy it, and hopefully pick up the result we believe we are capable of.” Hughes looks set to be without defender Marc Muniesa, who tweaked his hamstring against Arsenal, but Jonathan Walters is available despite an ongoing knee problem. Press Associationlast_img read more

Tim Tebow’s debut with Syracuse Mets on Thursday will be one step closer to big league dream

first_imgTebow is still trying to convince people that he isn’t just a football player anymore, he said. But Tebow thinks he’s moved in the right direction.“When you do something for so long it just becomes so natural,” Tebow said. “So trying to get those movements for this game, where it’s just that natural. I don’t think I’ve fully done that yet but I think I’ve made a lot of strides in it.”The group of outfielders around Tebow should positively impact his baseball career. The Mets feature 38-year-old Rajai Davis, 35-year-old Gregor Blanco and 33-year-old Carlos Gomez. That trio has more than 11,000 at-bats in Major League Baseball, and on Tuesday, Tebow huddled with them at the beginning of the Mets’ workout.Blanco offers small, mechanical suggestions to Tebow. Davis “specializes” in baserunning, Tebow added. When Davis pulled out a football-like juke move on the bases in a drill Tuesday, Tebow let out a loud “ooh” twice as Davis flashed a big grin. And Gomez brings a youthful enthusiasm that reminds Tebow why he’s out there in the first place.“He still plays it like he’s a kid, which kind of reminds you how fun the game is as well,” Tebow said.Tebow is just a step away from reaching the dream of any baseball player: making the major leagues. But he’s not overly concerned with where he ends up. Right now, he’s happy to be showing up to the ballpark with an opportunity at all.“Where I end at, I don’t know,” Tebow said. “I think it’s have the mindset that this whole journey is kind of about enjoying it but being overall the best you can be, wherever that stops it stops.”The first pitch Tebow saw in instructional league, he hit a home run. His first low-A at bat was a homer, and his first game in High-A featured another. Tebow’s first at bat at Double-A Binghamton a year ago was a homer, too.Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorHe said his goal won’t be to go deep in his first at-bat Thursday, because that would mean changing his approach. But Blanco’s words about Tebow’s chances of making the major leagues might apply just as well to the chances of debut magic.“We just try to help him hopefully have his dream to become a major league player. He’s one step away,” Blanco said.“And who knows? He might just do it.” Comments Tim Tebow taking a round of BP pic.twitter.com/cIHzc5XQLk— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) April 2, 2019 As Tim Tebow took warm-up swings Tuesday afternoon, a handful of reporters with cameras moved in closer. A Syracuse Mets coach walked through and asked them to back up. Tebow just kept swinging.The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is used to the attention, but with the opening day of the Triple-A season at hand, Syracuse is only just being introduced to it.The Mets and Tebow begin the campaign with a 2:05 p.m. game against the Pawtucket Red Sox at NBT Bank Stadium on Thursday. Tebow’s first game action for Syracuse will be his Triple-A debut, one step of organized baseball away from the major leagues. Since returning to the sport in 2016 for the first time since high school, Tebow has drawn large crowds everywhere he’s played. Now it’s Syracuse’s turn.“I haven’t even thought about Tim Tebow right now, you guys,” Syracuse manager Tony DeFrancesco joked Tuesday to the media. “I’m excited, I want to watch him play too. … It’d be a great story. And you’re always rooting for an underdog. And Tim is gonna fight all the way through.”Baseball was one of Tebow’s first loves, ever since he donned a Chicago White Sox jersey in Little League when he was 4 years old, wearing No. 35 at the same time as now-Hall of Famer Frank Thomas did. He gave it up to play college football at Florida, though, a decision Tebow called one of the toughest he’s ever made. About a decade off from the game followed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe first time DeFrancesco saw Tebow play baseball was in the lefty’s first major-league spring training game in 2017. DeFrancesco was on the Houston Astros’ coaching staff, across the diamond from the Mets. Tebow looked “like a football player trying to play baseball,” DeFrancesco said.Tebow was “big,” “thick” and “slow,” DeFrancesco said. He thought Tebow’s biggest issue was a lack of game experience. The daily repetition that makes someone a natural ballplayer, repetition that Tebow went more than a decade without, had been missing. That was two springs ago. Now, DeFrancesco sees the adjustments Tebow’s made to become a better fielder and improved hitter. Published on April 3, 2019 at 11:21 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more