Vanguard Records Blog

Jul 21

Marc Broussard Announces Fall Headline Tour

                             

Southern soul singer Marc Broussard has announced dates for his fall headline tour in support of his new album A Life Worth LivingThe 17+ city tour begins September 18th in Knoxville, TN at the Bijou Theater and runs through October 11th in Roseland, VA. Initial dates are listed below with more to be added soon. Visit www.marcbroussard.com for the latest updates and current tour dates.
 
A Life Worth Living, Broussard’s sixth studio album, is a collection of ballads and soul-gut rockers that tell personal stories of his life experiences surrounding home, family, relationships and community.  From the charged metaphor of the opening track and lead single “Hurricane Heart,” to the closing existential lament “I’ll never Know,” Broussard gets really close to the bone on this record—so close, in fact, that there seems to be no distance between himself and these songs, each of them drawn from the very fabric of his life. That’s particularly true of the poignant title track about the passing of his grandmother. A Life Worth Living is available on July 29th.
 
Broussard was recently featured in a rousing performance on the NBC broadcast of the Miss USA Competition backed by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band Horns. View that performance here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/646291
 
Following his fall headline tour Broussard will join the Southern Soul Assembly Tour. The praised artist-in-the-round performance series features Broussard, JJ Grey, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson. The tour will hit the west coast beginning November 2014. Dates are listed below. For more information visit www.southernsoulassembly.com.

HEADLINE TOUR DATES: 

September 18 / Knoxville, TN / Bijou Theatre
September 19 / Raleigh, NC / Lincoln Theatre
September 21 / Columbia, NC / Music Farm
September 23 / Wilmington, NC / Brooklyn Arts Center
September 26 / Atlanta, GA / Center Stage
September 27 / Birmingham, AL / WorkPlay Theatre
September 28 / Nashville, TN / City Winery        
September 30 / Pittsburgh, PA / Rex Theater                      
October 2 / Washington, DC / The Hamilton
October 3 / Phoenixville, PA / The Colonial Theatre
October 4 / Albany, NY / The Egg - Swyer Theatre
October 5 / Gretna, LA / Gretna Heritage Festival  
October 8 / New York, NY / Highline Ballroom
October 9 / Cambridge, MA / Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant and Music Club
October 10 / Chester, NY / Sugar Loaf PAC
October 11 / Roseland, VA / The Festy Experience

SOUTHERN SOUL ASSEMBLY TOUR: 

November 11 / Sandpoint, ID / Panida Theater
November 12 / Seattle, WA / The Triple Door
November 13 / Portland, OR / Aladdin Theater
November 14 / Eugene, OR / McDonald Theatre
November 15 / Reno, NV / Cargo Reno
November 16 / San Francisco, CA / The Fillmore      
November 18 / Los Angeles, CA / Regent Theater
November 19 / Flagstaff, AZ / Orpheum Theater
November 20 / Salt Lake City, UT / The State Room  
November 21 / Denver, CO / Ogden Theatre
November 22 / Boulder, CO / Boulder Theater

Jul 18

We’ve been at the Greek quite a bit lately. Tonight we’re here for Bruce Hornsby! Solo Concerts comes out August 25.  (at Greek Theatre L.A.)

We’ve been at the Greek quite a bit lately. Tonight we’re here for Bruce Hornsby! Solo Concerts comes out August 25. (at Greek Theatre L.A.)

Jul 11

O.A.R. “Peace” On Live With Kelly & Michael

In case you missed O.A.R.’s performance on Live with Kelly and Michael earlier this week… 

"Peace" is still #1 on the iTunes Rock chart! 
Download ‘The Rockville LP’ now: http://smarturl.it/OARrock_iTunes

Jul 02

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Jul 01

Levon Helm: The Levon Helm Band ‘The Midnight Ramble Sessions: Volume 3’ - Available Today!

Available Now! 

The release of The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3 on Vanguard/Levon Helm Studios represents the last musical project with which the late drummer of The Band was involved. Helm personally hand-picked the album’s 13 songs from a five-year period of live Midnight Ramble recordings, 2006-2010 at the Barn, with his longtime band member and musical director, multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell. The album features performances from the Levon Helm Band with special guests including the Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson, Jimmy Vivino, Elvis Costello and New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint, capturing the homespun spirit of those gatherings, a worthy posthumous tribute to Helm’s indomitable spirit and peerless musical abilities. Aside from listening to hours of tapes to come up with the final song selection, Helm also designed the cover art for the album.

Campbell explains that, after the Electric Dirt record, he and Levon began formulating what a third album might encompass. “He wanted it to be more representative of what this band was like at a live show, featuring all of the players,” says Campbell. “Levon was having health problems, so our plan was to go through the archives and pull out tunes that best showed what our lifestyle was like.  That was his real, main motive, to showcase the band as best we could. And then he chose the tunes that he liked playing, and we edited it down to fit on a single CD. “There were probably 20 songs that he initially wanted us to include, but these were the ones we all finally decided were best.”

The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 3 Track Listing:
1) The Same Thing (Levon Helm) 2/14/09 
2) Ain’t That Good News (Amy Helm) 8/28/10 
3) God Don’t Never Change (Jimmy Vivino ) 1/10/09 
4) Drivin’ Wheel (Levon Helm) 5/16/09 
5) I’m A Jealous Man (Larry Campbell) 1/31/09 
6) Stagger Lee (Little Sammy Davis) 10/18/05 
7) Simple Twist of Fate (Brian Mitchell) 3/14/09 
8) One More Shot (Levon Helm) 12/9/06 
9) Turn Around (Teresa Williams) 5/9/09 
10) The Beautiful Lie (Amy Helm, Teresa Williams, Fiona McBain) 1/3/09 
11) A Certain Girl (Allen Toussaint) 1/1/07 
12) Shake Your Money Maker (Chris Robinson) 8/23/08 
13) Take Me To The River (Levon Helm) 2/10/07

Jun 30

Jerry Lee Lewis To Release New Album ‘Rock & Roll Time’ October 28

“That is the thrill of his music – it has been a high-wire act from the start. But it has also been art of the highest order, art which has refused to accept definition or limitation, art of the greatest daring and profundity which at the same time never fails to delight.  “There’s not one-millionth of an inch difference,” Sam Phillips said, “Between the way Jerry Lee Lewis thinks about his music and the way Bach or Beethoven felt about theirs.” - From the liner notes of Rock & Roll Time written by Peter Guralnick  

One of the greatest rock and rollers of all time, the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis will be releasing his new album Rock & Roll Time on October 28th on Vanguard Records – his first for the label. Rock & Roll Time features a star–studded line up of guests including Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson, Ron Wood, Neil Young, Shelby Lynne, Nils Lofgren, Daniel Lanois and more. The first single & title track premiered on RollingStone.com.

 
‘Rock & Roll Time’ was originally co-written and recorded by Kris Kristofferson in 1974. Lewis’ rendition features guitarist Doyle Bramhall II and Jon Brion. Recorded at the House of Blues Studio in Memphis, this 11 song collection pulls from the vaults of Chuck Berry (Little Queenie), Bob Dylan (Stepchild), Johnny Cash (Folsom Prison Blues), and Jimmy Reed (Bright Lights, Big City). Full tracklisting below.
 
On October 28th, Lewis will also be releasing a new biography Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story,(Harper) by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Rick Bragg.  Interviewing the American Icon over the course of two summers, Bragg for the first time shares Lewis’s often outrageous story as no one else ever could—straight from the legend’s mouth.
 
Currently, Jerry Lee Lewis has two upcoming concert dates scheduled: July 5th he will be performing at Harrah’s Resort in Valley Center, CA and on October 30th, at B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill in New York City. More dates to be announced shortly.  For tour updates and information visit www.JerryLeeLewis.com.
 
Rock & Roll Time Tracklisting:
 
1. ROCK & ROLL TIME (with Doyle Bramhall II and Jon Brion)
2. LITTLE QUEENIE (with Keith Richards and Ron Wood)
3. STEPCHILD (with Daniel Lanois and Doyle Bramhall II)
4. SICK AND TIRED (with Jon Brion)
5. BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY (with Neil Young and Ivan Neville)
6. FOLSOM PRISON BLUES (with Robbie Robertson and Nils Lofgren)
7. KEEP ME IN MIND (with Jon Brion)
8. MISSISSIPPI KID (with Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall II)
9. BLUES LIKE MIDNIGHT (with Robbie Robertson)
10. HERE COMES THAT RAINBOW AGAIN (with Shelby Lynne)
11. PROMISED LAND (with Doyle Bramhall II)

Facebook.com/JerryLeeLewisOfficial 

Jun 24

mattnathanson:

makin’ new friends during the set tonight in jacksonville, OR.

mattnathanson:

makin’ new friends during the set tonight in jacksonville, OR.

Jun 23

Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes : “Jenny” - New Song + Performance Video!

New music from Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes! ‘Love Cliques’ EP coming August 5 on Vanguard Records. Yahoo Music has premiered the performance video for “Jenny” HERE

Jun 18

Gabriel Iglesias Premieres Ozomatli’s Music Video for “Brighter”

Album ‘Place In The Sun’ is available to purchase/download now on: 
iTunes  -  http://smarturl.it/Ozo.iTunes
Amazon  -  http://smarturl.it/Ozo.AMZ

Jun 17

Trevor Hall ‘Chapter Of The Forest’ Available Now on @iTunesmusic : http://smarturl.it/TrevorHallCOTF

Trevor Hall ‘Chapter Of The Forest’ Available Now on @iTunesmusic : http://smarturl.it/TrevorHallCOTF