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Tim Robbins Interview

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Growing up with folk music in his home and in his blood, it is only fitting that Academy Award winning actor Tim Robbins is now on the road with his folk band, “Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery”.

His self-titled debut album is out July 19th and after listening to it,  we just had to talk to him! Here is Ange and Rob Alex talking to Tim:

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Photograph: Dave Etheridge-Barnes/Getty Images

His tour schedule is as follows, make sure you get to a show near you!

Tickets for Canada and US Tour Dates Now On Sale:

07/09/11 Winnipeg, AB Winnipeg Folk Festival  Canada
07/10/11 Quebec City Quebec Summer Fest  Canada
07/13/11 Montreal, QC Club Soda Canada
07/14/11 Ottawa, ONT  Ottawa Blues Festival Canada
07/16/11 Vancouver, BC Vancouver Folk Music Festival Canada
07/18/11 Seattle, WA The Triple Door United States
07/19/11 Portland, OR Alberta Rose United States
07/20/11 San Francisco, CA Bimbos United States
07/21/11 Los Angeles, CA Largo United States
07/22/11 Los Angeles, CA Largo United States
07/23/11 San Diego, CA Anthology United States
07/26/11 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge United States
07/27/11 Washington, DC Birchmere Music Hall United States
07/28/11 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater United States
07/30/11 White River Jct, VT Tupelo Music Hall – VT United States
07/31/11 Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall – NH United States
08/02/11 Toronto, ON Mod Club Canada
08/03/11 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark United States
08/04/11 Evanston, IL Space United States
08/06/11 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Folk Fest Canada

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Robert Earl Keen, One “Happy Prisoner”

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Legendary Americana singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen is on tour in support of his latest release, the bluegrass compilation Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions (Dualtone Records). Thirty years since his debut No Kinda Dancer, and twenty-six after taking the roots genre by storm on West Textures, Robert Earl pays tribute to his favorite music and artists with amazing interpretations of bluegrass standards. Joined by the likes of Sara Watkins, Natalie Maynes, Lyle Lovett Robert Earl is in good company on his 12th studio record.

Robert Earl talks with The Backstage Beat about cooking up the title for the album, recording outside of songwriting, advocating for fair artist compensation, his appearance on the Texas Monthly cover with Lyle Lovett, and more.

Be sure to see Robert Earl Keen in concert when he stops by Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse this Saturday, July 18. He’ll be joined by Ruston Kelly as well! Get your tickets here.

Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Cost: $25 Adv/ $27.50 Day Of Show

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You Can Go Home Again: Interview with Home by Dark’s James Casto

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Today, we bring you a delightful interview with James Casto, creator of songwriter concert series Home by Dark. A regular fixture at Chukkar Farms in Alpharetta, Home by Dark will embark on a new series at the Gwinnett Center for Performing Arts on June 13 to bring the best and brightest in engaging performers to music lovers in an intimate, homey setting. James communicates the Home by Dark experience so eloquently, and it’s a great comfort to know that the music world has such a series to further bridge the gap between performer and audience.

The upcoming show at Gwinnett Center features artists JP Williams and James David Carter, both of whom James sings the praises of as brilliant, captivating talents.

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When: Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m.

Where: Gwinnett Performing Arts Center

Tickets for Home By Dark range from $20-50 and are on sale now. Buy tickets at GwinnettCenter.comAXS.com, The Arena box office or by calling (770) 626-2464.
 
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von Grey with KSU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

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This Thursday, January 8, Atlanta’s von Grey head to Kennesaw State University for a special performance with the KSU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Not only will von Grey premiere new material with a symphonic arrangement, but proceeds from the event will also benefit KSU’s Proctor Scholarship. 

TBB spoke with Annika von Grey about the upcoming show, the band’s Loundfund campaign, and the girls’ year ahead.

Catch this amazing concert at KSU’s Bailey Performance Center. Grab your tickets here.

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