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Concord Catch-up

04 MAR 14 CONCORD MUSIC GROUP

Recent Concord Music Group news, artist activity, and upcoming highlights.


Record Stord Day: Creedeence Clearwater Revival
This Saturday, Fantasy Records will make available a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl disc titled The 1969 Singles [Record Store Day Exclusive]. Featured are eight chart-topping hits: “Proud Mary,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Lodi,” “Green River,” “Commotion” (the B-side of “Green River”), “Down on the Corner” and “Fortunate Son.”  For more information, click here.



Rise Above Fest 2014
On May 10, 2014 at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME, Wind-up’s multi-platinum rock band Seether will perform and host the second annual Rise Above Fest, raising money for the charitable organization SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education).  Seether will be supported by an impressive hard rock array—headliner Avenged Sevenfold, Motorhead, Hellyeah, and Trivium are among the talent.  Ticket information for the event can be found here.



Nils Lofgren Receives Comprehensive Retrospective with Face the Music
The stellar work of singer-songwriter-guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nils Lofgren receives a comprehensive retrospective in Face the Music, a definitively annotated nine-CD/one-DVD boxed set that takes in Lofgren’s 45-year solo career, due from Fantasy Records on May 27, 2014. You can check out a video for the set here.



Gregg Allman's Legacy Honored with All My Friends...
On January 10, 2014, a multi-generational assortment of musicians from the worlds of rock, blues and country joined together at Atlanta's historic Fox Theatre for a once-in-a-lifetime all-star performance to pay tribute to the life and music of the legendary singer/musician/songwriter Gregg Allman.  That live musical event can now be experienced via the new multimedia package All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman, set for release by Rounder Records on May 6, 2014.  Pre-order 'All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman' now from Hittin' the Note Magazine!



Meiko Announces New Album with PledgeMusic Campaign
Singer/songwriter Meiko announced the upcoming release of her next album (currently untitled) via PledgeMusic today. The new album is now available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/MeikoPledge. Additionally, a portion of all proceeds earned through Meiko's PledgeMusic campaign will be donated to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  By pre-ordering through PledgeMusic, fans can be a part of the recording process and will have access to exclusive content, including signed memorabilia, burned demo CDs, a name in liner notes and even a cover song package.



elbow Take Off with New Album, Available Now
elbow have officially released their sixth studio album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything.  The new album has generated rave reviews.  Q Magazine’s April cover story included a glowing 5 STAR album review that stated: “The Take Off and Landing of Everything is the perfect expression yet of everything that is elbow. As their best album to date, it will lift your heart and fill your soul…This is the sound of a band throwing their arms around the world.”   MOJO’s 4 STAR review similarly asserted: “Theirs is the graceful ability to elevate the everyday.”  MP3 and CD, and Vinyl LP available now.  available for pre-order.  For a complete list of tour dates and more details go to: www.elbow.co.uk.

Jeff Lorber - Hacienda
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Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss Touring Soon

12 FEB 14 CONCORD MUSIC GROUP

You'll find Willie Nelson and Family, along with Alison Krauss & Union Station, on the road again this spring and summer, as they embark on a co-headlined tour beginning May 1 in Murray, Kentucky.  Shows will feature renowned multi-instrumentalist Jerry Douglas and special guests The Devil Makes Three, Kacey Musgraves, and Jason Isbell.  Willie Nelson remains one of the most prolific, iconic artists of all time, while Alison Krauss continues to impress with her sensational, award-winning music.   


You can check both headliners' websites for up-to-date information on show locations and ticket sales: willienelson.com and alisonkrauss.com.



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CONCORD MUSIC GROUP CELEBRATES 6 GRAMMY WINS

27 JAN 14 CONCORD MUSIC GROUP

Concord Music Group artists took home 6 GRAMMY Awards at the 56th annual ceremony held in downtown Los Angeles earlier this evening. This year the group’s recording artists were nominated for 19 awards in all. One of the world’s leading independent music companies, Concord Music Group’s renowned family of labels include Concord Records, Fantasy, Hear Music, Rounder, Stax, Telarc and Concord Jazz, to name a few.

“To all our GRAMMY winning artists and nominees, I'm so glad that GRAMMY Love Has Come For You. It's time to Get Up! Spread your Wings and celebrate! Congratulations to all,” stated Concord Music Group President and CEO, Glen Barros. “It's a great honor to work with such amazing talent.”

Below is the complete list of Concord Music Group GRAMMY Award winners:

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:

Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue
Terri Lyne Carrington
[Concord Jazz]

Best American Roots Song:

“Love Has Come For You”
Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)
Track from: Love Has Come For You
[Rounder; Publishers: LA Films Music/Brick Elephant Music]

Best Blues Album:

Get Up!
Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
[Stax]

Best Instrumental Arrangement:

On Green Dolphin Street
Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
Track from: NA
[Telarc International]

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package:

Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition)
Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney and Wings)
[Hear Music]

Best Album Notes:

Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded)
Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)
[Pablo/Concord Music Group]

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Concord Music Group's 19 GRAMMY Nominations

23 JAN 14 CONCORD MUSIC GROUP

As the world gears up for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards this Sunday, more details continue to arrive in thrilling fashion.  It was recently announced that a pre-telecast ceremony will be hosted by Cyndi Lauper at 1PM PST prior to the awards presentation, including performances by Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Summer Horns (Dave Koz, Mindi Abair,Gerald Albright, and Richard Elliot) and more.

We are extremely proud to represent 19 GRAMMY AWARD nominations entering this Sunday’s talent-packed event.  You can preview our nominees’ shining efforts through multiple formats here:
Grammy Player
YouTube playlist
SoundCloud playlist

A full list of Concord Music Group’s 2014 GRAMMY nominees:

Best Pop Instrumental Album:

The Beat
Boney James
[Concord Records]

Handpicked
Earl Klugh
[Heads Up International]

Summer Horns
Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot
[Concord Records]

Hacienda
Jeff Lorber Fusion
[Heads Up International]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:

Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue
Terri Lynne Carrington
[Concord Jazz]

Life Forum
Gerald Clayton
[Concord Jazz]

Best Latin Jazz Album:

Yo
Roberto Fonseca
[Concord Jazz]

Best American Roots Song:

“Love Has Come For You”
Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)
Track from: Love Has Come For You
[Rounder; Publishers: LA Films Music/Brick Elephant Music]

“Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed”
Allen Toussaint, songwriter (Allen Thoussaint)
Track from: Songbook
[Rounder; Publishers: Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc/Marsaint Music, Inc.]

Best Americana Album:

Love Has Come For You
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
[Rounder]

Songbook
Allen Toussaint
[Rounder]

Best Bluegrass Album:

Brothers of the Highway
Dailey & Vincent
[Rounder]

This World Oft Can Be
Della Mae
[Rounder]

Three Chords And the Truth
James King
[Rounder]

Best Blues Album:

Get Up!
Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
[Stax]

Best Instrumental Arrangement:

On Green Dolphin Street
Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
Track from: NA
[Telarc International]

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package:
Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition)
Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney and Wings)
[Hear Music]

Best Album Notes:
Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded)
Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)
[Pablo/Concord Music Group]

Best Music Film:

I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone: The Making of Get Up!
Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
Danny Clinch, video director; Ben Harper, video producer
[Stax]



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