Modern English’s Robbie Grey called in to TBB and spoke to Ange about the state of the industry and much more!
Modern English have once again re-recorded their 1982 break out single, “I Melt With You”, and are now offering the track for a free download. The new slower version of “I Melt With You” was recorded for the new Mark Pellington film of the same name starring Rob Lowe and Jeremy Piven. You can grab the song here:
Listen to Ange’s interview with Robbie Grey
In addition to the new version of “I Melt With You”, the original line-up of Modern English have announced a small number of US tour dates. The tour will kick off September 20th in Atlanta, and will hit Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Melbourne, Daytona Beach, Tampa and Pensacola before wrapping up in Birmingham, AL on September 28th.
Join Ange and Rob this Tuesday at Smith’s Olde Bar for a night of great music!
08/20: Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
08/21: Brewster’s Pit, Jacksonville, FL
08/22: Respectable Street, West Palm Beach, FL
08/23: Main Street Fall Festival, Melbourne, FL
08/24: Sick Boys, Daytona Beach, FL
08/25: The Venue, Tampa, FL
08/27: Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola FL
08/28: The Nick Rocks, Birmingham, AL
Robert Earl Keen, One “Happy Prisoner”
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
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
von Grey with KSU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
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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