Grateful Web recently had the honor of speaking with Bill Payne about the upcoming milestone of 50 years of Little Feat in 2019. Payne’s depth as an artist goes much farther than Little Feat’s founding pianist, co-songwriter and vocalist. A photographer, poet, one of the hardest working and best damn American rock musicians since the 1970s.
Two of the three remaining Certified Guitar Players (an honor bestowed by Chet Atkins)--TOMMY EMMANUEL and JOHN KNOWLES--will release their collaborative instrumental album HEART SONGS on Friday, January 11 via CGP Sounds/Thirty Tigers. The twosome also just launched their tour this past Tuesday night (January 8) in San Francisco, a coast-to-coast swing with multiple two-night engagements set for New York, Boston, Alexandria (VA), Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Franklin (TN). The tour wraps February 26 in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry.
The incredible genre-bending Greensky Bluegrass are hitting the road in support of their 7th studio album All For Money, out January 18th. Following a successful four night residency at Chicago's Riviera Theatre at the end of last year, the band kicks off their 2019 winter tour tonight in Albany ready to start the New Year with a bang. With multiple sold out dates and special guests Circles Around The Sun, Billy Strings and the Cris Jacobs Band joining them, this is sure to be their most exciting tour yet.
The young Michigan rock band Greta Van Fleet has been making a splash in the music world over the last few years after extensive festival appearances across the nation and around the world. But the band is on the verge of becoming a household name bolstered by their new album “Anthem Of The Peaceful Army” and an upcoming guest appearance on the Saturday Night Live show.
This Friday, January 11th, Colorado’s WhiteWater Ramble will release the second song in a series of forthcoming singles and videos called, aptly, “Drinking Song.” This is the first track from the high-octane Rocky Mountain dance-grass band by founding member and James Brown guitarist Damon Wood. The accompanying video follows January’s release of “Hollow,” the dramatic first single from the band in six years.
Colorado-based hydro-funk trio SunSquabi has just announced a run of West Coast dates that will kick off their 2019 touring schedule. This is the second installment of dates for their Instinct Tour with more to come! Instinct Tour comes on the heels of a full-length record that will include released tracks ‘Caterpillar’, ‘Chrysalis’ and ‘Night Moth’. Instinct’s release date is January 11th, 2019.
Leading up to the release of Joe Jackson's new studio album Fool on January 18, the GRAMMY Award-winning artist premieres his brand new song "Friend Better" today. A straight forward toast to friendship, "Friend Better" builds on the assumption that whereas love is fleeting, friendship endures. The song stream video can be found on earMUSIC's official YouTube channel