Columbia Records announced today that Bob Dylan‘s new studio album, Shadows In The Night, will be released on February 3, 2015. Featuring ten tracks, the album is the 36th studio set from Bob Dylan and marks the first new music from the artist since 2012′s worldwide hit Tempest. Dylan commented, “It was a real privilege to make this album. I’ve wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a 5-piece band. That’s key to all these performances. We knew these songs extremely well. It was all done live. Maybe one or two takes. No over dubbing. no vocal booths. No headphones.”
The album features Cy Coleman and Joseph McCarthy’s beautiful ballad “Why Try to Change Me Now” first made famous by Frank Sinatra in 1959. Pre-order the album HERE.
Dec 10 2014
A HUGE CONGRATS to Rosanne Cash on her multiple Grammy nominations!! Best Americana Album (The River & the Thread), Best American Roots Song (“A Feather’s Not a Bird”), and Best American Roots Performance (“A Feather’s Not a Bird). Cash wrote the album’s 11 original songs with her longtime collaborator and husband, John Leventhal who also served as producer, arranger and guitarist. The album also includes the talents of Cory Chisel, John Paul White, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Derek Trucks, Rodney Crowell, and Amy Helm. The Americana Music Association announced the Top 100 Airplay albums of 2014 this week ranking The River & the Thread at No. 1.
The 57th Grammys will air Sunday Feb 8 (8/7c) on CBS.
Dec 05 2014
London’s Donmar Warehouse produces the first major revival of Cy Coleman, David Zippel, and Larry Gelbart’s 1990 Broadway musical City of Angels. Performances begin December 5th and run through February 7th 2015.
City of Angels opened on Broadway in 1989 and ran through 1992, directed by Michael Blakemore. It took home six Tony Awards in 1990 (including Best Musical, Best Book, & Best Score) and the 1994 Olivier Award for Best Musical for it’s West End production in 1993. Set to an original jazz score, the show is a musical homage to the world of film noir and Hollywood in the 1940′s and weaves two plots: one set in the present about a writer trying to turn his crime detective novel into a screenplay, and one within the fictional film.
The revival will be directed by Donmar Warehouse artistic director Josie Rourke with a star studded cast including Rosalie Craig, Hadley Fraser, Samantha Barks, and Katherine Kelly. Not to be missed!
Dec 01 2014
Cy Coleman’s vintage Christmas tune “He’s Stuck in the Chimney Again” is available today on iTunes! Recorded by The Jon Rauhouse Orchestra ft. Rachel Flotard, this rarely-heard holiday gem was written in 1966 by Cy Coleman (The Best is Yet to Come, Witchcraft, Big Spender) and Floyd Huddleston (Disney’s animated features The Aristocats & Robin Hood, tunes for Midnight Cowboy, Highway To Love, You Started Something). The performance features one of our favorite multi-intrumentalists, Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, Sally Timms) and his orchestra featuring singer Rachel Flotard of Visqueen fame with Tommy Connell on guitar, Nick Luca on piano, John Marston on bass and Matthew Watkins on drums.
Nov 25 2014