Thursday, July 21, 2011



Bluegrass duo, The Roys, joins Main Stage line-up to kick things off at 5:30pm!
Country Thunder
Twin Lakes, WI (July 21, 2011) – Country Thunder has arrived! Today marks the kick-off of the 4-day festival packed with music, fun and attractions for everyone!  With entertainment from some of today’s hottest artists including Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, The Charlie Daniels Band, Sara Evans and Josh Turner, Country Thunder is THE place to be this weekend!
The Roys - www.theroysonline.comJust announced, brother and sister duo The Roys will now be kicking-off the Main Stage entertainment at 5:30pm. With instinctual harmonies and stellar bluegrass vocals, The Roys are a perfect way to start the country music event of the year!
For those already attending the festival, don’t forget the essentials – sun-screen and plenty of water to keep you going all weekend long. When you’re looking for some relief in the shade, check out our covered entertainment area, the DNA Frat House, which boasts two stages with all-day entertainment from artists including The Roys, Greg Hanna, Rio Grand, Lucy Angel, Brother Trouble, Ryan Laird, Her and King’s County, Chasin Mason and many more.
If you don’t have your tickets yet, passes are available for purchase at the gate at the following prices: 4-Day pass: $200, Single-Day passes: Thursday - $60, Friday - $90, Saturday - $90, Sunday - $90.
Camp sites are going fast, but there is still availability in Miller Camping so if you are looking for the full festival experience, visit now to secure your spot at the premiere country music destination.
With top entertainment, new attractions, camping, vendors, and more, Country Thunder is even bigger and better this year -- we hope to see you there!
Main Stage Line-Up
Thursday, July 21st
Music begins at 5:30 pm
The Roys
Sawyer Brown
Lady Antebellum

Friday, July 22nd

Music begins at 1:00 pm
Jason Jones
Steel Magnolia

The Charlie Daniels Band
Sonia Leigh
Blackberry Smoke
Zac Brown Band
Saturday, July 23rd
Music begins at 1:00 pm
Her & King’s County
Neal McCoy
Lorrie Morgan
Craig Morgan
Darius Rucker
Martina McBride
Sunday, July 24th
Music begins at 1:00 pm
Edens Edge
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Easton Corbin
Sara Evans
Josh Turner
Rascal Flatts
For additional information please visit us online at:


Wills And Team Showcase Shooting Lifestyle In High-Energy Program
Set To Air July 31 on VERSUS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 21, 2011)—Award-winning Country recording artist Mark Wills, fresh from releasing the most impassioned album of his career last month (entitled LOOKING FOR AMERICA), celebrates the return of “3 Gun Nation.” Wills, who is an avid marksman and gun collector, signed on to participate in the show’s inaugural season in 2010 and is excited to act as host once again throughout the 2011-2012 season.

The “3 Gun Nation” season premiere is scheduled to air on Sunday, 
July 31, 2011 at 6:30AM Central/7:30AM Eastern on VERSUS. The episode’s premiere airs regularly on Sunday mornings at 6:30AM CST/7:30PM ET and repeats every Monday (8:30AM Central/9:30 Eastern) and Friday (9:30AM Central/ 10:30AM Eastern). The program’s dynamic format features the match-up of novice and professional marksmen competing in some of the most action-packed and difficult stages of shooting.

“Most folks know I am a firm believer in our Second Amendment right to bear arms and I enjoy my time shooting,” Wills explains. “It’s great spending time with the guys and gals who are also shooting enthusiasts, but the main reason I participate is to educate novice shooters on technique, and most importantly, safety. Plus, it’s a program I would personally tune into to watch.”

The 2011-2012 season aligns with some of the nation’s “3 Gun’s” most recognized events including the Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun in Mesa Arizona; MGM Ironman in Parma, Idaho; Adams Arms Ozark 3-Gun in Missouri as well as the FNH USA 3-Gun in GlenGary, West Virginia. 

Each major 3 Gun Nation event closes with a dramatic, head-to-head, single elimination shoot-off wherein one winner will walk away with $5,000. Shooters accumulate points throughout the season based on match performance, and the top 50 are eligible to compete in the year-end championship following the FNH USA 3-Gun match held in November. The grand prize winner will take home a $25,000 grand prize courtesy of Leupold Tactical Optics. 

The program, brought to viewers by FNH USA, Surefire, Federal Premium Ammunition, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Stag Arms, Ruger, Otis and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, allows for in-depth tutorials and interviews with some of the sport’s best 3-gunners while showcasing the unparalleled competition through a variety of matches nationwide. Shooting divisions include Tactical Optics, Tactical Iron, Heavy Metal and Heavy Metal Optics. With high stakes and higher prize money, “3 Gun Nation” promises an edge-of-your-seat season.

About “3 Gun Nation”
The National 3 Gun Association, through media properties “3 Gun Nation Television” and, was formed with one mission: to promote practical shooting by shining a light on amateur and professional shooters alike, as well as the guns, gear and lifestyle that define the high-octane sport of 3-gun competition. Bringing never-before-seen cash payouts to the table, 3-Gun Nation is quite simply changing the game. 3 Guns. One Champion.

About Mark Wills
With a tenure that spans over 15 years in country music, Mark Wills is well-known in the industry for his philanthropy and honest “good ol’ boy” attitude. During his career, Wills has a list of No. 1’s including, “Wish You Were Here” and "19 Somethin’,'" and nearly ten Top 10 singles including "Jacob's Ladder," "Places I've Never Been," "I Do (Cherish You)," "Don't Laugh At Me," "She's in Love" and a cover version of Brian McKnight's "Back At One."

For more information on Mark Wills, LOOKING FOR AMERICA and the “Crazy Being Home” Campaign, visit: /or/

21.07.2011: CD Veröffentlichung / News / TV Hinweise / Konzerttermine / Videos Deutschland

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Single: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie (Radio Edit)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Single: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie (Radio Edit)
VÖ: 18.07.2011

Vier Jahre sind in die Welt gezogen, seit die RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS letztmals eine Single veröffentlicht haben (Hump de Bump vom Rekord-Doppel-Album Stadium Arcadium, das in sensationellen 28 Ländern auf Platz 1 der Albumcharts einschlug), fünf gar seit ihrem letzten Longplayer-Release. Nun, endlich, melden sich Anthony Kiedis, Flea und Chad Smith mit The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie, der Lead-Single ihres zehnten Albums I’m With You, das am 26. August veröffentlicht wird, zurück – und die Musikwelt hält den Atem an: Wie werden die Chili Peppers wohl klingen nach fünfjähriger Sendepause? Wie hat sich der Abgang John Frusciantes auf die Band ausgewirkt? Und kann Josh Klinghoffer überhaupt dessen Platz als festes Bandmitglied ausfüllen?
The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie, das am 18. Juli als digitale Single erschien und am 22. Juli als physische Single erscheint, beantwortet all diese Fragen auf einen fulminanten Schlag.
The Subways: Single: We Don't Need Money To Have A Good Time (+ A German Version)

The Subways

Single: We Don't Need Money To Have A Good Time (+ A German Version)
VÖ: 02.09.2011

Mit den leisen Tönen hatten es THE SUBWAYS bisher noch nie so richtig – also melden sie sich nun nach dreijähriger Studioauszeit mit einem standesgemäßen Paukenschlag zurück. Dieser trägt den Titel We Don’t Need Money To Have A Good Time, hat mächtig Feuer im Tank und ist akustischer Vorbote des dritten THE SUBWAYS-Album Money and Celebrity, das am 16. September das Licht der Welt erblicken wird.
Inspiriert wurde Energiebündel Billy zu We Don’t Need Money To Have A Good Time, als er mit ein paar Freunden feiern war und der Partytrupp urplötzlich die Auswirkungen der Wirtschaftskrise zu spüren bekam. „Wir waren in einem Club, und ziemlich schnell war das Geld alle, weil meine Freunde ihre Jobs verloren hatten“, berichtet der sympathische Sänger/Gitarrist. „Ein Kumpel sagte dann zu mir ‚ach, Billy, wir brauchen doch kein Geld um zu feiern’ – und als ich ein paar Stunden später zu Hause war, habe ich sofort diesen Song geschrieben.“ Arbeitslosigkeit, Geldgier und Celebrity-Wahn sind sozialkritische Themen, die man von THE SUBWAYS so bisher noch nicht kannte – doch Billy, Charlotte und Josh sind ja auch keine 17 mehr wie bei ihrem ersten Album sondern stehen mit Mitte 20 inzwischen voll im Leben, das sie nun auf Money and Celebrity sehr genau beobachten.
Doch eins wissen THE SUBWAYS ganz genau: Nur Trübsal zu blasen, hilft auch niemandem weiter! Also tarieren sie die nachdenklichen Songs geschickt mit Party-Nummern wie den Hit-Singles We Don’t Need Money To Have A Good Time oder It’s A Party aus, um ihr fantastisches drittes Album perfekt auszubalancieren. „No reservations, no hesitations, no bad reactions, just celebration – we don’t need Money to have a good time... forget our worries and do what we like!“ Positives Denken wider kollektive Verdrießlichkeit, gute Laune mit... THE SUBWAYS!
MiMi: Single: Lonely One + Easy (Radio Mix)


Single: Lonely One + Easy (Radio Mix)
VÖ: 16.09.2011

15 Sekunden sind gespielt von MiMis Debütalbum Road To Last Night, das Anfang Juni veröffentlicht wurde, begeisterte Kritiken einheimste, zu restlos ausverkauften Konzerten führte und die Top 50 der deutschen Albumcharts knackte, und schon stellt sich eine wunderschön prickelnde Ganzkörpergänsehaut ein, die in den nächsten achtundvierzigeinhalb Minuten nicht mehr schwinden wird. Was geschieht hier bloß? Der bittersüße Album-Opener Easy geschieht, Musikmagie geschieht, MiMi geschieht!
Zusammen mit dem beschwingt-betrübten Lonely One im Gepäck bildet Easy ein kongeniales Single-Duo und erscheint am 16.09. als großartige Doppel-A-Seite. „I ain’t got no one, I don’t want no one, I’m a lonely one“, verkündet MiMi energisch zum stampfenden Beat von Lonely One. Aber keine Sorge, MiMi kommt schon klar – schließlich hat sie sich mit ihrem Zauberwerk Road To Last Night den ganzen Frust von der Seele geschrieben. Und mit den berauschenden Popträumereien ihres fantastischen Debütalbums schon jetzt sehr viele Menschen glücklich gemacht.
Wolf Gang: Single: The King And All Of His Men

Wolf Gang

Single: The King And All Of His Men
VÖ: 09.09.2011

 Gut möglich, dass Sie schon mal von WOLF GANG gehört haben. Der 23-jährige Sänger mit bürgerlichem Namen Max McElligott, hat bereits mit Florence And The Machine, Miike Snow und Metric zusammengearbeitetund sich somit den Status „den muss man 2011 definitiv auf der Liste haben“ erspielt!   Vor kurzem hat WOLF GANG die Aufnahmen zu seinem von Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev) produzierten Debütalbum abgeschlossen. Inspiriert von Ikonen wie den Talking Heads oder David Bowie aber auch aktuellen Indie-Größen wie Arcade Fire, ist der Sound von  WOLF GANG ein Mix aus charmantem Schwung, ohrenbetäubenden Beats und herzzerreißende Melodien.   Das musikalische Multi-Talent Max studierte in London. In dieser Zeit war er fester Bestandteil der Partyszene, z.B. im legendären, mittlerweile geschlossenen Café Royale. In dieser Zeit lernte er seinen Manager kennen, der sofort von Wolf Schlafzimmer-Demos begeistert war. Mit einem Mal wurden auch die Elstern der Musikindustrie auf den rätselhaften Künstler aufmerksam wollten ihn unter Vertrag nehmen. Auf dem seit jeher coolen Hit Club Label veröffentlichte Max schließlich The King And All Of His Men, bevor er schließlich bei Atlantic gesignt wurde. Mit zerrissenen Gitarren, Pop Noir und traumhaften Harmonien ist WOLF GANGs Sound so unglaublich betörend, dass Bands wie The Shins dessen mitreißende Innovation wohl nur zu gerne kopieren würden.  Nur bewaffnet mit Talent, einem der einnehmendsten Produzenten der Welt und unterstützt von Musikern, die seine Songs auch live unterstreichen, hat es den Anschein, als würde Max’ Bestreben, ein wahrhaft großer britischer Künstler zu werden, endlich Früchte tragen. Sollten sie also bis jetzt nichts von Wolf Gang gehört haben: Merken sie sich diesen Namen!
Avalanche City: Single: Love, Love, Love (Album Version)

Avalanche City

Single: Love, Love, Love (Album Version)
VÖ: 16.09.2011

Avalanche City is the epitome of lo-fi pop perfection: delicately woven chords wrapped around honest words of dedication that are guaranteed to warm the heart of the true music fan.
David Baxter is an artist who so passionately felt the need to create his own music, he dedicated the entire past year to slowly learning how to sing, play, record and perform – the result being a unique perspective and a tender voice just ripe for the moment.
Avalanche City is the brainchild of Dave Baxter, a musician whose background stretches across many genres and influences, culminating in a sound that is an impressive and eclectic range of various instruments, melodies and harmonies. The depth and perspective create a dynamic atmosphere that is rich and raw all at once. The epicentre of Avalanche City is Baxter himself, who writes, conceives, produces, records and plays every instrument on this debut album ‘Our New Life Above The Ground’.
Cobra Starship: Single: You Make Me Feel ... (feat. Sabi)

Cobra Starship

Single: You Make Me Feel ... (feat. Sabi)
VÖ: 02.09.2011

Tiefdruckgebiete? Unwetterfronten? Sintflut? Verhagelte Urlaubsstimmung? F*uck it! Mit ihrer brandneuen Singleauskopplung „You Make Me Feel... (feat. Sabi)“ verwandeln die New Yorker Dance Punk-Superstars von Cobra Starship ab sofort jedes noch so triste Kübelregenklima in eine schwül-heiße Bikinizone, und jeden hoffnungslos durchweichten Mini-Balkon zur brodelnden Outdoor-Tanzfläche! Wurde auch höchste Zeit: Mit „You Make Me Feel...“ erscheint am 2. September der erste echte Sommerhit in einem Sommer ohne irgendwelche nennenswerten Hits. Und ohne irgendwelche nennenswerten Sommereigenschaften. Doch das ändert sich ja jetzt. Traumfrauen-umschwärmte Dachterrassen-Whirlpools, exotische Schirmchen-Drinks und... Cobra Starship!
Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH

Steel Guitar News

Hello fellow players,

It seems as though many of you really wanted those questions answered that I answered last week.  I�m glad to hear that.  I would be more than glad to answer any more in the future, but first I want to relay a small story about a master guitar player that I ran across when he was but a mere child at 17 years old.

I had an incredible sharp little country jazz band working out of Colorado Springs and while we were going from one place to another in the southwest, we stopped at a club in Albuquerque.  We went in and there was a great little western swing band playing.  I went up to the band leader and asked him if the three of us could sit in.  He said absolutely.

So I sat my Fender 1000 up and the other two members of my group, Joe Allen and Mike Elliott setup and started jamming on the great western swing song Hang Your Head In Shame.  Everyone was very impressed with what we were doing including the band.  

Suddenly on one turn-around, the little 17 year old guitar player in the group broke into one of the finest jazz passages I had ever heard.  As soon as the band finished up their nightly duties, the rest of us musicians sat there and played until the wee hours of the morning.  I finally just got up and sat in front of this guitar player whose name was Louie Shelton.

Fifty years later after having a great career in Nashville, I saw the name Louie Shelton on movie credits and on several album credits and just recently googled the name to see if he was alive and well and in this search engine.  Much to my surprise, he had many mentions in google.

So I contacted Louie and just recently have continued our long lost friendship.  If any of you care to look him up, please feel free to do so.  There are some wonderful YouTube clips of Louie playing and I assure you he is not over-rated in any way.  As a matter of fact, here�s the link to his website � and tell him Bobbe sent you.

Here�s a question from Jim Gardner �

Okay, so here's a question for you to answer next week. . . . What with  all the "blending" of music types these days (example: Western swing styling "blending" or mixing with traditional country music styling, etc.), and having a double neck in front of you ----- what influences you to choose the neck - E9 vs. C6 - to play a particular song/tune - even an instrumental? I know some players may use both necks on one piece of music, but predominantly, a player is likely to "pre-select" one neck or the other to play. What influences you to decide that.... "this song will sound better on E9, or, I can make this sound better doing a C6 thing"... ???

This issue becomes more significant if a steel player is freelancing and plays with different artists, or bands, and not just one band or artist all the time. A studio player would be a good example, too.  JD

The answer is I personally never, ever even consider playing western swing on anything but a C6th neck.  C6th is strictly to play pure western swing music without playing in a country Bud Isaacs style.  All the great pioneers of western swing never had steel players that played E9th.  The great western swing players that pioneered western swing like Tom Morrell, Maurice Anderson, Billy Bowman, Bob White, PeeWee Whitewing, Curly Chalker, to name a few, never played E9th in western swing bands.

The great bands like Spade Cooley, Bob Wills, Tex Williams and Bill Wimberley wouldn�t even hire you if you played like Nashville.  So naturally, anytime you�re playing any material by these great bands, play western swing only on your C6th neck (or possibly some E13th) with as much punch and drive as you possibly can.

If you need a very smooth flowing triad style of music where one chord flows into another with a lot of sustain and tone, E9th is the way to go.  Tunes like Sweet Memories, anything ever recorded by Ray Price, Webb Pierce, Vince Gill.  Smooth, beautiful and simple is E9th.  

I hear a lot of people say, �I don�t need a double neck because I don�t play any C6th.�  Then you are only playing half a guitar.  It is possible to play some substitute C6th things on an E9th tuning and some guys do it fairly well, but it seems to me like it�s a lot faster to learn it in its conventional way of playing it.  

Both styles, both tunings have their place and do their jobs well.  I�m just one of those players that can�t even think about playing a live four hour job on just one neck.  Both styles are steel guitar and if you play one, you can sure learn the other.  Don�t cut your talent in half.

If you need help figuring out the other half of your talent, then check out my Instant C6 videos here � 

The style of music that I record in my albums is usually governed by my buyers that I sell to.  Let me know what style you would like to have me do.  I have done many albums already, but I don�t mind doing another one.  I can do western swing, gospel, hard country, soft country, big chord C6th jazz or something completely outside of the box like Rhythmatic.  I�m going to let my readers make the decision about what I�m going to do on my next album.  Just hit reply and tell me what you�d like to have me do musically.

Check out our monthly specials at and we�ll try to save you a lot of money.

Your buddy,

Steel Guitar Nashville
123 Mid Town Court
Hendersonville, TN. 37075
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AirPlay Direct Expands Global Initiatives with the Addition of Lee Williams

AirPlay Direct Expands Global Initiatives with the Addition of Lee Williams

AirPlay Direct continues its expansion into the global market with the addition of Lee Williams as Manager of International Development.  Williams is the founder and sole owner of Europe’s #1 country music radio station CMR, which is in its 7th year of broadcasting.  Each month it reaches nearly 500,000 listeners around the world. 

“I have been working with the AirPlay Direct platform for over two years and am so impressed with the service,” says Lee Williams.  “When I first met Robert Weingartz, we just hit it off with our like minded ideas and vision. On my last visit, I was approached by Robert to handle the European end of AirPlay Direct. I was so excited as I like new challenges that fit in with my vision and circle of business. There is no conflict with my current business as it all compliments what we both do.”

As Manager of International Development, Williams will be responsible for the day to day development of key strategic partnerships both on the artist/label side of our business, and the radio side as well.

 “We didn’t create this platform to deliver high quality audio to just terrestrial stations here in the states,” says Robert Weingartz, Chairman and CEO of AirPlay Direct.  “From inception, AirPlay Direct was designed to be a resource that could be utilized around the globe.  Lee is just the person to help us grab a firmer hold in the European market.”

About AirPlay Direct:
AirPlay Direct is a global digital music delivery system servicing radio and the entertainment industry with downloadable content from some of the biggest names in music, alongside rising independent artists. AirPlay Directs web-based artist marketing, promotion, education, and advocacy platform allows artists, record labels, and music publishers to securely deliver broadcast-quality music and digital press kits to industry professionals worldwide. Our system allows media programmers and film/TV music supervisors to connect to new music, create music calls, browse top downloaded artists, and immediately download music and related artist information. AirPlay Direct recently introduced our genre-based APD Global Radio Indicator Charts™ which track the download activity that our member’s music receives from our world-wide radio panel. AirPlay Direct also publishes the digital/interactive publication, the Direct Buzz.  

For more information about AirPlay Direct visit

Tour Daten Deutschland

Brooke Fraser

präsentiert von Pro7, PRINZ, piranha,

15.09.2011  Baden Baden / SWR3 New Pop Festival
16.09.2011  Frankfurt / Batschkapp
17.09.2011  Nürnberg / Hirsch
20.09.2011  München / Ampere
22.09.2011  Köln / Kulturkirche
24.09.2011  Hamburg / Reeperbahn Festival
01.10.2011  Berlin / Postbahnhof
02.10.2011  Bochum / Zeche

Bruno Mars

präsentiert von PRINZ, piranha

05.10.2011  Hamburg / Sporthalle 06.10.2011  Berlin / Max-Schmeling-Halle
08.10.2011  München / Zenith
15.10.2011  Oberhausen / König-Pilsener-Arena
16.10.2011  Frankfurt / Jahrhunderthalle

12.08.2011  Berlin / SO36
24.09.2011  Hamburg / Reeperbahn Festival

Ella Endlich

11.08.2011  Zofingen (CH) / Volks-Schlager-Open Air 21.08.2011  Wismar / Schwedenfest
27.08.2011  Rathenow / Maxi Arland Dampfershow
28.08.2011  Schwedt / Maxi Arland Dampfershow
03.09.2011  Greiz / Vogtlandhalle
04.09.2011  Hamburg / Pulverfass Cabaret
15.09.2011  Heilbronn / Festhalle Harmonie
09.12.2011  Berlin / Stars und Sternchen zur Weihnachtszeit
24.12.2011  Dresden / Kulturpalast


05.08.2011  Friedland / Jenseits von Millionen Festival

Graziella Schazad

präsentiert von Kulturnews

23.10.2011  Baden-Baden / Rantastic
24.10.2011  München / Ampere
25.10.2011  Stuttgart / Universum
26.10.2011  Köln / Stadtgarten
27.10.2011  Krefeld / Kulturfabrik
29.10.2011  Berlin / Postbahnhof
30.10.2011  Hannover / Musikzentrum
31.10.2011  Hamburg / Fabrik

06.08.2011  Jamel / Rockt den Förster 2011
03.09.2011  Wiesen (AT) / Two Days In A Week
04.09.2011  Nürnberg / Hirsch
17.09.2011  Essen / ESSEN.ORIGINAL.2011
25.09.2011  Berlin / You Messe

Janelle Monáe

04.08.2011  Zambujeiro do Mar (PT) / Sudoeste TMN Festival
05.08.2011  London (UK) / Underage Festival
06.08.2011  Bristol (UK) / Big Chill Festival
10.08.2011  Sibenik (HR) / Terraneo Festival
11.08.2011  Oslo (NO) / Oya Festivalen
12.08.2011  Göteborg (SE) / Way Out West
13.08.2011  Helsinki (FI) / Flow Festival


in Kooperation mit der Peter Rieger Konzertagentur

10.11.2011  Köln / Stadtgarten
11.11.2011  Frankfurt / Nachtleben
12.11.2011  München / Ampere
14.11.2011  Stuttgart / Universum
15.11.2011  Oberhausen / Zentrum Altenberg
16.11.2011  Münster / Sputnik
18.11.2011  Hamburg / Knust
19.11.2011  Berlin / Franz Club
20.11.2011  Leipzig / UT Connewitz

Kerstin Merlin
27.08.2011  Stavenhagen / Landesschützenfest

Locas In Love

präsentiert von Intro

21.09.2011  Dortmund / Sissikingkong
22.09.2011  Hannover / Mephisto
23.09.2011  Berlin / Privatclub
24.09.2011  Hamburg / Reeperbahn Festival
26.09.2011  München / Atomic Café
27.09.2011  Stuttgart / Keller Club
28.09.2011  Frankfurt / Das Bett
29.09.2011  Oberhausen / Druckluft
30.09.2011  Münster / Amp
02.10.2011  Köln / Gebäude 9

Marissa Nadler
präsentiert von Rolling Stone

06.10.2011  Berlin / Comet
07.10.2011  Hamburg / Uebel & Gefährlich

Max Mutzke

24.07.2011  München / Philharmonie im Gasteig
10.08.2011  Konstanz / Konstanzer Sommernächte
13.10.2011  Gronau / rock'n'popmuseum

Mimi & The Mad Noise Company

20.08.2011  St.Pölten (AT) / Frequency Festival
20.09.2011  Köln / Radio Day

Ólafur Arnalds

21.07.2011  Gent (BE) / Boomtown Festival
22.07.2011  Gent (BE) / Boomtown Festival
24.07.2011  Berlin / Roter Salon
25.07.2011  Berlin / Roter Salon
26.07.2011  Berlin / Roter Salon
28.07.2011  Luzern (CH) / Blue Balls Festival
29.07.2011  Luzern (CH) / Blue Balls Festival
21.08.2011  Tallin (EE) / Iceland Day
15.09.2011  Mailand (IT) / MiTo Festival
16.09.2011  Brescia (IT) / Foyer Teatro Grande
11.10.2011  Düsseldorf / Colors of Fall Festival

The Baseballs

29.07.2011  Etziken (CH) / Open Air
31.07.2011  Tienen (BE) / Suikerrock Festival
04.08.2011  Dalhalla (SE) / Classic Car Week
05.08.2011  Arvika (SE) / Arvika Hamnfest Open Air
06.08.2011  Engerdalsdagene (NO) / Festival
13.08.2011  Bernkastel-Kues / Sparkasse Open-Air
19.08.2011  Mamaia (RO) / Club Tribute
21.08.2011  Gampel (CH) / Open Air
27.08.2011  Corsept (FR) / Couvre Feu Festival
03.09.2011  Wiesen (AT) / Two Days In A Week
10.09.2011  Tiel (NL) / Appelpop Festival
22.09.2011  Lausanne (CH) / Les Docks
23.09.2011  Schupfart (CH) / Festival
27.09.2011  Milan (IT) / Magazzini Generali
29.09.2011  Barcelona (ES) / Razzmatazz
30.09.2011  Madrid (ES) / La Riviera
03.10.2011  Antwerpen (BE) / Trix
05.10.2011  Amsterdam (NL) / Melkweg
06.10.2011  Utrecht (NL) / MCV
11.10.2011  Helsinki (FI) / Circus
13.10.2011  Stockholm (SE) / Arenan
14.10.2011  Malmö (SE) / KB
15.10.2011  Karlstad (SE) / Nöjesfabriken
18.10.2011  Oslo (NO) / Sentrum Scene
19.10.2011  Kopenhagen (DK) / Amager Bio
21.10.2011  Hamburg / Docks
22.10.2011  Warschau (PL) / Stodola
24.10.2011  Berlin / Huxleys
25.10.2011  Neu Isenburg / Hugenottenhalle
26.10.2011  Köln / E-Werk Köln
28.10.2011  Wien (AT) / Gasometer
29.10.2011  Graz (AT) / Listhalle
30.10.2011  München / Fun For Free-Festival
01.11.2011  Zürich (CH) / Maag-Halle
06.11.2011  Fellbach / Schwabenland-Halle

Wiz Khalifa
präsentiert von Bravo HipHop,

16.08.2011  Hamburg / Große Freiheit 36
17.08.2011  Köln / Live Music Hall
19.11.2011  Berlin / Columbiahalle

Wolf Gang

11.09.2011  München / Backstage Werk
14.09.2011  Frankfurt / Sankt Peter
15.09.2011  Bielefeld / Ringlokschuppen
16.09.2011  Dortmund / FZW
17.09.2011  Köln / Live Music Hall

mit The Naked & Famous


23.09.2011  Berlin / Live Demo

Neuland Concerts präsentiert...
...auf dem Reeperbahnfestival 2011:

Brooke Fraser


Locas In Love

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Interview with Blackberry Smoke

Interview with Blackberry Smoke

Lamitschka: Country Music has many new fans in Europe, who may be hearing about you for the first time. How would you describe yourself and the music you play to someone who's never seen or heard you before.

Blackberry Smoke: We call it "southern music."

Lamitschka: How was the last year for you? What were the highlights?

Blackberry Smoke: We've enjoyed tons of highlights, not the least of which are playing sold out shows with Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd. We signed to Zac Brown's label, Southern Ground Artists.
On a selfish note, I had the great fortune of singing a duet with Mr. George Jones himself at the Ryman Auditorium!

Lamitschka: What's your latest CD and how's it doing?

Blackberry Smoke: Our latest release is "Little Piece Of Dixie." It's hangin' in there like a hair in a biscuit.

Lamitschka: How did you choose the title for the CD, is there a story behind it?

Blackberry Smoke: No story really. It is what it is, a "little piece" of where we come from.

Lamitschka: Do you write the songs yourself and if not, how do you go about finding the songs for the your CD?

Blackberry Smoke: I wrote some of em', we co wrote some of em', and a few were written by other people. Those were presented to us by friends and we loved them. We've never looked for songs elsewhere, but a good song is a good song.

Lamitschka: Please tell us about the songs on your album.

Blackberry Smoke: They are pretty honest. Just songs about life, really. No abstract ideas to speak of.

Lamitschka: What's the difference between your last CD and the current one?

Blackberry Smoke: The last one was a collection of demos, with the common thread being their "honky tonkishness". It was a stop-gap between full length albums, in a way.

Lamitschka: Your current single is being played by radio. What do you thing is special about this song that makes people what to hear it?

Blackberry Smoke: It is really a "good time" song. Maybe it makes people forget about their problems for a few minutes.Plus, that's us and only us playing and singing it.

Lamitschka: What will your next single be?

Blackberry Smoke: A song off our next album, which we are recording now.

Lamitschka: What kind of songs do you like to record the most?

Blackberry Smoke: All of em.

Lamitschka: You did a duet with George Jones and Jamey Johnson.. How did that happen to come about?

Blackberry Smoke: We recorded "Yesterday's Wine" with George Jones and Jamey Johnson. I asked Jamey to do it with us and he said yes. Our friend in Alabama, Billy Graham, asked Mr. Jones and he said yes. It was beautiful.

Lamitschka: What's your favorite song among all the songs you've recorded and what's the story behind it?

Blackberry Smoke: I wrote one called, "The Only Thing She Left Behind" and we recorded it live with one mic and a cassette 4 track. It is very low-fi and cool. Definitely one of my favorites.

Lamitschka: How much creative control do you have over your music?

Blackberry Smoke: We've pretty much always had the last word.

Lamitschka: Who do you look up musically and how deep do your musical roots run?

Blackberry Smoke: We love everything that is real. Most of that is pre-1975 I guess. Bill Monroe, Charley Patton, Hank Williams, The Stones, Little Feat, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, on and on and on….

Lamitschka: As an artist you have to do so many different things such as recording, touring, doing interviews etc. What do you like best, what's your favorite activity?

Blackberry Smoke: Playing live is definitely what we live for. That's the payoff at the end of the day.

Lamitschka: Are you doing anything to take country music beyond it's current borders or are you happy where it is?

Blackberry Smoke: We're just trying to make good music and be true to ourselves and our fans.

Lamitschka: What drives you?

Blackberry Smoke: Chasing the great song, and loving music so deeply.

Lamitschka: What's unique about you that differentiates you from other artists?

Blackberry Smoke: I hope it's our honesty. And the lack of the two things above.

Lamitschka: Who's your biggest critic, yourself or others?

Blackberry Smoke: Sarge Lamphier.

Lamitschka: When you get time off, how do you like to relax?

Blackberry Smoke: We spend time with our wives and kids.

Lamitschka: What Prive hopes and desires do you have?

Blackberry Smoke: I wish I could play like Wes Montgomery. And slam dunk like Spud Webb.

Lamitschka: What can your fans expect to see when they see you in concert?

Blackberry Smoke: Good honest Southern music.

Lamitschka: Many music fans today get their information about artists via the internet. Do you have your own website and what will fans find there?

Blackberry Smoke: Yes, You'll find everything there.

Lamitschka: What's the best compliment a fan has ever given you?

Blackberry Smoke: That our music got them through a rough time in life.

Lamitschka: What's your favorite song that you wish you could have recorded?

Blackberry Smoke: Loving Cup by the Stones.

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