TV ALERT – O.A.R. NHL All-Star Game, ABC’s Pandora Unforgettable Moments, Northern Trust Open plus Sundance!
FEATURED IN MULTIPLE TV PERFORMANCES
NHL ALL-STAR GAME, PANDORA UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS ON ICE,
NORTHERN TRUST OPEN PGA TOURNAMENT
O.A.R & Fall Out Boy will co-headline the Honda NHL All-Star Game entertainment from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. O.A.R. will perform two songs during the 2nd intermission. Fans can watch the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game live on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN in the U.S. and on CBC and TVA Sports in Canada. Fans outside of North America will be able to watch the game via NHL GameCenter LIVE and international broadcast partners in more than 160 countries and territories around the world. For more information visit: http://www.nhl.com/ice/newsindex.htm?location=/allstar/2015&view=headline
O.A.R. will perform on the ABC special Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice airing on January 31st and February 14th. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss, O.A.R. will provide the musical soundtrack performing eight of their hit songs including “Shattered,” “Love & Memories,” and “Peace.” https://vimeo.com/117309888
Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice will air on Saturday, January 31st at 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST and again on Saturday, February 14, 2015 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST. (Check local listings for additional times.)
FEBRUARY 21st – NORTHERN TRUST OPEN PGA TOURNAMENT
In an original event for the Northern Trust Open, O.A.R. will stage a concert on Saturday, February 21st, at the PGA TOUR tournament at the beautiful and historic Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA. The band will perform following the third day of competition (at approximately 3:30 p.m.). The show will be complimentary for attendees as part of the new entertainment offerings at the 2015 Northern Trust Open. Tickets are available to the public at https://www.northerntrustopen.com/tickets. Catch the action on The Golf Channel, CBS and the PGA TOUR Network on Sirius 208 XM 93.
The Northern Trust Open, one of the longest-running events on the PGA TOUR, will include a variety of expanded elements this year. An upscale, open-air lounge –The Green Room – will make its debut as the destination for those looking for an exclusive party. Perched between the iconic 10th hole and the driving range, the venue offers dramatic views of the historic Riviera Country Club surrounded by eucalyptus trees.
JANUARY 26, 27, 29 and 30th
On January 26 & 27th, O.A.R.’s Marc Roberge and Richard On will take part in a unique performance piece in Robert Redford’s The Way of the Rain at The Complex. For tickets visit: www.sundance.org. For more information visit: http://www.sundance.org/projects/the-way-of-the-rain.
O.A.R. - LIVE! At Montage - the 2015 music series from the Montage Deer Valley Resort’s Vista Lounge. The band takes the stage on Thursday, January 29th. The concert series runs from Friday, January 23rd until Sunday, February 1 starting at 7pm. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MontageDeerValley for updates.
O.A.R. will close out ASCAP's eight-day Music Lounge on January 30th 5:30pm. For more information visit: http://www.sundance.org/projects/music-cafe-jan-30
O.A.R. FEATURED MUSICAL GUEST ON ABC TV SPECIAL
Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice
AIRING JANUARY 31ST AND FEBRUARY 14Th, 2015
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Rock band O.A.R. will be performing on the ABC special Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice to air on January 31st and February 14th. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss, O.A.R. will provide the musical soundtrack performing eight of their hit songs including “Shattered,” “Love & Memories,” and “Peace.”
View a sneak peak of O.A.R.’s performance of “We’ll Pick up Where We Left Off” from their recent album The Rockville LP with the entire cast here.
Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice was taped on December 20th in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Arena to a sold out crowd. The dynamic show features 2014 Olympic champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White, and Olympic gold medalists Brian Boitano, Evan Lysacek, two-time Olympic silver medalist Elvis Stojko, Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, world champion Kimmie Meissner, two-time U.S. champions Alissa Czisny, Ryan Bradley and Michael Weiss.
Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice will air on Saturday, January 31st at 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST and again on Saturday, February 14, 2015 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST. (Check local listings for additional times.)
Capping off a great end to 2014, O.A.R. most recently performed to over 1,000,000+ fans in New York’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Televised on both Fox and CNN, and streamed to 1.5 million+ fans around the world in over 90-countries, the band played some of their hit songs including "Peace", "Love & Memories," "Shattered," and a special cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" right before the countdown to the ball drop.
O.A.R. will be also be featured in multiple upcoming events including: NHL All Star Game on Sunday, January 25th, the PGA Tournament "Northern Trust Open" in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 21st, and a special tribute to David Byrne & The Talking Heads at Carnegie Hall on Monday, March 23rd.
O.A.R. first began to develop their unique sound while in high school in Rockville, Maryland. With three albums under their belt before they finished college, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full time in the summer of 2001. By the end of 2008, the band had released six studio albums and three live double disc CDs. To date O.A.R. has sold close to 2 million albums and more than 2 million concert tickets, including two sold-out shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. In 2011, the band released the album, King, which debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, No. 3 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart, and was No. 3 at iTunes. King was the follow-up to the band’s 2008 release, All Sides, which contains the platinum hit single “Shattered.” The band’s current album, The Rockville LP, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and #6 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart. Upon its release on June 10th, The Rockville LP hit the top spot on the iTunes Rock Albums chart and #3 on iTunes Overall Albums chart. The album features the songs “Favorite Song,” “Two Hands Up” and smash hit, “Peace.”
O.A.R. recently co-headlined a national tour with Philip Philips and wrapped up a fall tour which included two nights at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. O.A.R. has performed on such national TV shows as The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, CONAN and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live.
THE WORD IS BACK!
JOHN MEDESKI, ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS: LUTHER DICKINSON,
CODY DICKINSON AND
REUNITE FOR SOUL FOOD
THEIR FIRST ALBUM AFTER 14 YEARS
ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY ON ROLLINGSTONE.COM
Fourteen years after releasing their self-titled album, The Wordreconvenes for Part II of their adventure, with the release SOUL FOOD announced today on Rollingstone.com. Recorded in both New York and Memphis, SOUL FOOD will be available on May 5th and marks the supergroup’s Vanguard label debut. The new 12 track album features guest vocalists Amy Helm and Ruthie Foster on two of the songs. Fans can pre-order the album here.
In 2001, keyboardist John Medeski, pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, and the three members of the North Mississippi Allstars: guitarist Luther Dickinson, drummer Cody Dickinson and bassist Chris Chew, went into a recording studio and over the next three days birthed a new band called The Word. Based on deep-felt gospel music and a huge respect for musical improvisation, the quintet weren't sure what the results would be, but had the faith they were creating something that would last. Their self-titled debut album became a burning word-of-mouth favorite, and their live shows from that period are still being talked about today.
A lot has happened since 2001, and in many ways it feels like fate inspired the five musicians to reform and take a new giant step into the future. Each member believes The Word is a unique aggregation that has a life all its own, and that 2015 is the perfect time to bring it back to the world. The members all have other groups that are their primary pursuit, but The Word, when it calls, demands full attention. In the summer of 2014, The Word called and each musician felt it in their soul to listen. Plans were made for recordings to start in New York and when those went so well, the sessions continued in Memphis in the fall at Royal Studio, where Willie Mitchell had recorded so many classic songs with Al Green, Ann Peebles, Otis Clay and others. That Memphis experience brought The Word full circle. Luther Dickinson comments, “The recording locations of New York City and Memphis represent who The Word is. The spirit of each city, different though they might be each sets us free. And fourteen years after our first album, it is so thrilling to hear what our collective power for improvisation has become. We're ready to go anywhere the inspiration takes us."
Their second album, naturally entitled SOUL FOOD for the nourishment it provides to all their spirits, brings the music of the band all the way home.
The Word will be touring following the release of SOUL FOOD. Tour dates to be announced soon.
TO PERFORM DURING THE TIMES SQUARE
NEW YEAR’S EVE FESTIVITIES
BAND TAKES PART IN THE FAMOUS NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION WITH SPECTACULAR, LIVE COMMERCIAL-FREE WEBCAST
TIMES SQUARE 2015 ORGANIZERS AND USTREAM PRESENT EMBEDDABLE WEBCAST OF NEW YEAR’S EVE FESTIVITIES IN TIMES SQUARE WITH RETURNING HOST ALLISON HAGENDORF
December 31, 2014 - Rock Band O.A.R. will be one of the featured musical guests in New York’s Times Square tonight during the greatest party of the year! Presented by Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, the band will be performing several of their hit songs including “Peace” from their new album The Rockville LP and deliver the traditional performance of “Imagine” moments before midnight. O.A.R. will also be featured on Fox News Channel’s coverage of the live event!
The Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration via a six-hour, live commercial-free webcast, will cover the action and festivities in Times Square, beginning with the Ball Raising at 6 p.m. EST, plus live musical performances, hourly countdowns, behind-the-scenes stories, and star-studded interviews as anticipation builds towards the midnight countdown and the famous Ball Drop. Last year’s worldwide webcast was watched by more than 1.5 million unique viewers representing nearly 200 countries.
The Times Square New Year’s Eve webcast, enabled by Ustream, will be hosted by national television and radio personality Allison Hagendorf (Host on The CW, VH1, Fuse TV, SiriusXM) for the third year.
WHERE TO SEE THE SHOW & GET THE LIVE VIDEO FEED
The Times Square 2015 Webcast will begin at 6 p.m. EST on December 31, 2014 and end at 12:15 a.m. on January 1, 2015 EST. The show will be streamed live on multiple websites, including TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.nyc, Ustream.tv/2015 and TimesSquareBall.net.
Additional webcast information, including sizes and embedding codes, is available at: timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/webcast/index.aspx or Ustream.tv/2015.
For more information about Times Square New Year’s Eve, visit TimesSquareNYC.org.
O.A.R. first began to develop their unique sound while in high school in Rockville, Maryland. With three albums under their belt before they finished college, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full time in the summer of 2001. By the end of 2008, the band had released six studio albums and three live double disc CDs. To date O.A.R. has sold close to 2 million albums and more than 2 million concert tickets, including two sold-out shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. In 2011, the band released the album, King, which debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, No. 3 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart, and was No. 3 at iTunes. King was the follow-up to the band’s 2008 release, All Sides, which contains the platinum hit single “Shattered.” The band’s current album, The Rockville LP, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and #6 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart. Upon its release on June 10th, The Rockville LP hit the top spot on the iTunes Rock Albums chart and #3 on iTunes Overall Albums chart. The album features the smash hit, “Peace” and current single “Favorite Song”.
O.A.R. recently co-headlined a national tour with Philip Philips and currently on their fall tour which began on November 6th and includes two nights at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on November 28 & 29th. O.A.R. has performed on such national TV shows as The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, CONAN and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live.
About Times Square New Year's Eve
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are the organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve. The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the energy, edge and distinctiveness that have made it an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life. Countdown Entertainment represents the owners of One Times Square and the New Year’s Eve Ball.
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Ustream is the world’s leading live video platform. Originally created to connect remote military servicemen to significant personal and cultural events, the company has evolved into the largest platform for live business video in the world, with clients including Facebook, Cisco, Sony, Intuit, NASA and Samsung. From press conferences and product launches to cultural events and citizen journalism – Ustream’s Cloud Platform offers users high-quality streaming capabilities, deep social networking integration, and the scalability to reach millions of viewers concurrently. Founded in 2007 by John Ham, Brad Hunstable, Gyula Feher, Ustream is located in San Francisco and Budapest. For more information about Ustream, visit Ustream.tv, Twitter.com/Ustream, or Facebook.com/Ustream.
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Releases Gorgeous New Video
for Top 20 Alternative Chart Single
"Cecilia and the Satellite"
Reddit AMA with Andrew Live Today at 6PM EST
UK Solo Tour Dates Announced for February 2015
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness has shared his triumphant & touching new video for single, "Cecilia and the Satellite" on VEVO and YouTube. In the vibrant clip, the song's narrative is beautifully illustrated with images of Andrew himself and the song's namesake, his baby daughter, Cecilia. Olivier Agostini directed the visually stunning clip, starring newcomer Anastasia Krivosheeva as a grown-up Cecilia. The track just cracked the Top 20 at Alternative radio and is growing exponentially in support and spins.
Andrew will also be available today to answer questions on Reddit as part of their Ask Me Anything feature at 6pm EST.
McMahon's self-titled album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, is out now on Vanguard Records. The disc had smashing Top 5 debuts upon release where it was #2 on the iTunes Alt Albums chart, #3 on the Billboard Indie Albums chart, #4 on the Billboard Alt Albums chart and #5 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart.
McMahon recently wrapped an extensive and successful run of headline tour dates with Fences and Hunter Hunted opening. He will be heading to the UK for a string of solo dates beginning in February 2015. All current tour dates are listed below.
He also appeared last week at an NYC benefit for the Ally Coalition with Bleachers, Rachel Antonoff, Lena Dunham, Janeane Garofalo and a host of other entertainers to raise awareness and funds in support of LGBTQ equality.
For updates and more information visit:
12/09/14 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
12/14/14 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
12/15/14 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheater
01/21/15 – State College, PA @ Levels
01/22/15 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
01/23/15 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
01/24/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Xfinity Live
02/22/15 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
02/23/15 – Birmingham, UK @ Glee Club
02/25/15 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
02/26/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
02/27/15 – Leeds, UK @ The Key Club
02/28/15 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
The Living Sisters holiday album Harmony is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday has been earning rave reviews as one of the best albums of the holiday season. Today, the Los Angeles Times premieres the video for the first single ‘Skip The Sugar (Good Girl)’, written and directed by ‘Sister’ Alex Lilly, which is getting radio airplay across the country.
“The best new Christmas album I’ve heard is from the folk group the Living Sisters. This female quartet’s album, titled Harmony is Real, features fine versions of classics like “Silver Bells” and “Little Drummer Boy.” I am especially fond of this original tune, “Merry Happy Christmas.”
“The Living Sisters are the alliance of four Los Angeles-based songwriters — Eleni Mandell, Inara George, Alex Lilly and Becky Stark (from Lavender Diamond) — who are all fond of the wry twist delivered with an innocent twinkle. They know their harmony styles, from the Andrews Sisters to the Beach Boys (for “Christmas in California,” of course), and their songs are deft novelties.”
“ Sly, music-box gems that delicately celebrate seasonal awe.”
“Soft as drifting snow and just as delicate, the Living Sisters — Becky Stark, Eleni Mandell, Inara George, and Alex Lilly — make timeless holiday songs centered on the warmth of the season and their voices.”
“The seasonal album from L.A.'s indie pop foursome is as light and sweet as a powdered-sugar-dusted Christmas cookie. Eleni Mandell, Inara George, Becky Stark and Alex Lilly wrap their endearing voices around a few classics ("Jingle Bells," "Little Drummer Boy," "Silver Bells") sprinkled among gently skewed originals.”
“With harmonies inspired by the female vocal groups of the 1940s, the Living Sisters — Eleni Mandell, Alex Lilly, The Bird and the Bee's Inara George, and Lavender Diamond's Becky Stark — wrap this collection of mostly original tunes with romance and wit.”
JERRY LEE LEWIS’ “STEPCHILD” IS ‘TODAY’S TOP TUNE’ ON LOS ANGELES TASTEMAKER STATION KCRW
THE BOB DYLAN TRACK FEATURES DANIEL LANOIS, DOYLE BRAMHALL II AND CO-PRODUCER JIM KELTNER FROM THE KILLER’S NEW RELEASE
ROCK & ROLL TIME
NEW ALBUM EARNING INTERNATIONAL PRAISE
Listen to “Stepchild” and get a free download today at
“The enduring Rebel of Rock n’ Roll.” – Wall Street Journal
“At 79, the Killer delivers another thriller.” – Rolling Stone
“Few predicted that the Killer’d still be calling rock n’ roll time at the ripe old age of 79 – almost single handedly now – but hither he thunders with an excellent 11 track battery co-produced by killer sticksman Jim Keltner in Memphis.” – MOJO
“……the album is clearly and authoritatively Lewis' show. His voice is strong, his piano playing as colorfully inventive as ever.” – Los Angeles Times
"Even staring 80 years in the face, Lewis remains a defiantly ornery presence, and the stellar cast here – Neil Young, Robbie Robertson, Doyle Bramhall II – are kept firmly in harness to his still muscular vocals and strident barrelhouse piano." – The Guardian (UK)
“Suffice it to say, it was clear from the opening piano flourish and first few notes from his fiery throat that Lewis’ unique presence is as bold and indelible as ever.” – Country Music People (UK)
“Unlike other such projects that prop up aging rockers with a surplus of headliners respectfully going through the motions, Lewis is totally in control as he cranks out these tunes with a fire and intensity that doesn’t seem to have dimmed despite his six decade career.” – American Songwriter
“’Rock & Roll Time’ is the third “comeback” album by the soon-to-be 80-year-old Lewis in less than a decade, and it surpasses expectations by being the most enjoyable and purposeful of the lot.”
“All Killer, no filler…Sometimes an old legend plus a heavy guest list album induces foreboding, as if one is celebrating a career while the protagonist is still just above ground. But Jerry Lee Lewis is in great vocal and piano form throughout; there’s no sign of him heading for the terminal gate just yet.”
“Sallie Ford sings straight from the loins. Her greatest belts and huffs express lustful need…..Small wonder her music has always had the energy and edge of a Chrissie Hynde or a Peaches. If a middle finger could sing, it would sound like Sallie Ford.“
– New York Daily News
“The Oregon-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Ford is like a cross between Liz Phair and Buddy Holly. Her previous band, the Sound Outside, delivered rockabilly by the gallon, but recently she assembled an all-female four-piece group that favors sixties-infused guitar-pop marked by a fair amount of distortion pedal. Her rollicking new album, “Slap Back,” is a gem, with fierce and danceable tracks, heavy on attitude.”
– New Yorker
“On the exhilarating Slap Back, the Portland, Oregon-based singer-songwriter debuts her new all-female backing band, sounding like the early, badass Elvis Costello who fronted the Attractions. Buoyed by waves of punky garage rock, Ford addresses urgent issues like romance and lust in her usual blunt language while illuminating her own struggles and pausing for moments of surprising tenderness For all the catchy tunes and tough grooves, Ford's greatest asset is her rowdy charisma.”
“Slap Back is a solid extension of Ford’s well-noted laissez faire disposition, even while invoking equality empowerment with a quiver of raucous, garage-y rock tunes about love, sex and everything in between.”
“….and while Ford has never been shy about baring her soul on-stage or in the studio, these songs are less guarded or theatrical than before, and they work all the better for it. Add in Chris Funk's simple, empathetic production, and Slap Back sounds like a fresh and satisfying new beginning for Sallie Ford, where she gives herself a sonic makeover and gains more than she loses.”
– All Music
|On Tour Now –
2014-11-18 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
2014-11-19 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
2014-11-20 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
2014-11-21 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
2014-11-23 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
2014-11-24 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
2014-11-25 Boise, ID – Neurolux
2014-12-02 Arcata, CA – Humbolt Brews
2014-12-03 Felton, CA – Don Quixote’s International Music Hall
2014-12-04 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill
2014-12-05 Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
2014-12-06 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
2014-12-09 Eugene, OR – Cozmic
2014-12-10 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
2014-12-11 Bellingham, WA – The Wild Buffalo
2014-12-12 Vancouver, CA – The Media Club
2014-12-13 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
John Butler Trio Return to the U.S. kicking off their
Fall Tour TODAY
October 30th in Houston
Yahoo/Live Nation To Live Stream 11/14 Atlanta Show
Video for “Spring To Come” To Be Released
“John Butler Trio has mastered the art of the mind-blowing performance.” – Examiner.com
October 30,2014 – The John Butler Trio returns to begin the third leg of its 2014 U.S. tour TODAY (October 30th) at the House of Blues in Houston, TX. The 18-city tour will include stops in Austin, New Orleans, Nashville and Baltimore among others. The November 14th performance at the Tabernacle in Atlanta will be live streamed on Yahoo Live as part of its “Live Nation Presents” series.
The John Butler Trio continues to support the critically acclaimed Flesh & Blood, its first studio album in four years, released February 4, 2014. Throughout the past few months, the band has displayed its brilliant musicianship with incredible shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater (sold out), New York’s Central Park Summerstage, Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, Boston, Philadelphia (to name a few) and capacity crowds at this year’s Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands Festival and Wakarusa.
Later this month, The John Butler Trio will premiere the video for the song “Spring To Come.” Further details TBA. In the meantime, revisit the ghoulish video for the first single “Only One” which premiered on USA Today – perfect for Halloween!
John Butler Trio U.S. Fall Tour
2014-10-30 Houston, TX – House of Blues
2014-10-31 Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre
2014-11-01 Dallas, TX – Chive Fest
2014-11-02 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
2014-11-04 Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
2014-11-06 Orlando, FL – Plaza LIVE
2014-11-07 Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
2014-11-08 Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
2014-11-09 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
2014-11-10 Birmingham, AL - Iron City
2014-11-13 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
2014-11-14 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
2014-11-15 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
2014-11-16 Richmond, VA – The National
2014-11-18 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
2014-11-20 Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
2014-11-21 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
2014-11-22 Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre
THE LIVING SISTERS
VIDEO PREMIERE: “KADOKA, SOUTH DAKOTA”
FROM THEIR NEW ALBUM
HARMONY IS REAL: SONGS FOR A HAPPY HOLIDAY
The Living Sisters tip their hat to the small town of Kadoka, South Dakota in their new music video premiered by Yahoo Music. Written by Eleni Mandell (who also directed the video), the song was inspired by a stop off in Kadoka earlier this year.
Mandell explains, “I was on tour in the dead of winter with my two toddlers & their babysitter. We were tired, cranky and hungry so decided to try Jiggers, the only restaurant we'd seen for miles. We didn't expect much but wound up having a nice dinner and friendly conversation. It was a lovely moment in time and I thought the words Kadoka, South Dakota had a nice ring to them.”
“Kadoka, South Dakota” is one of the twelve tracks on the Sisters’ new holiday album Harmony is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday. The album features eight original spirited songs including “Neon Chinese Christmas Eve,” “Christmas in California,” and the new single “Skip the Sugar (Good Girl)” as well as classic holiday gems like “Jingle Bells” and “Little Drummer Boy” wrapped in the Sisters’ unique arrangements. From the retro cover photo to their stunning harmonies, Harmony is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday is as comforting and warm as a winter fire’s glow.
Earlier this week, Los Angeles tastemaker station KCRW previewed the full album and you can listen here.
Eleni Mandell and Becky Stark formed The Living Sisters in 2005 as a way to explore their mutual love of harmonies. Inara George joined the following year, and Alex Lilly became the fourth “sister” in 2012. Their critically acclaimed 2010 Vanguard debut, Love to Live was followed by last year’s EP, Run for Cover. While each woman has a thriving solo career, together they create incandescent harmonies that recall vintage sister acts of the ‘50s, tossed with a hearty helping of contemporary spice.
Harmony Is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday Track Listing
1. Harmony is Real
2. Kadoka, South Dakota
3. Jingle Bells
4. Merry Happy Christmas
5. Skip the Sugar (Good Girl)
6. Christmas in California
7. Baby Wants a Basketball for Christmas
8. Little Drummer Boy
9. Neon Chinese Christmas Eve
11. Silver Bells
12. Don't Go To Sleep