Matt Nathanson Partners with Starkey Hearing Foundation to Raise Funds & Awareness for Hearing Impaired
Single "Headphones (feat. LOLO)" Soundtracks Heartwarming Experience
100% of Proceeds from Official New Video
Donated to Starkey Hearing Foundation
Matt Nathanson has put his money where his mouth is. In an effort to make real and lasting change in the world, Nathanson has partnered with Starkey Hearing Foundation to raise awareness and funds for the hearing impaired. Nathanson recently made the 24-hour journey from San Francisco, CA to Huancayo, Peru to volunteer with the Foundation team and distribute over 1,000 hearing aids and after care to people in need. The resulting video of Matt's trip is not only a moving document of his time there, but also serves to raise funds for Starkey Hearing Foundation to continue their distribution efforts around the world. 100% of proceeds from the video are being donated to the Foundation by Matt and his label, Vanguard Records. The more the VEVO/YouTube link is posted and shared, the more funds they will receive.
Nathanson says of the experience, "If I couldn’t hear, I would be lost. Because I play music for a living, hearing is everything...It ignites something in you when you do work like this. I feel like this is the beginning of a life of giving back."
"When we help someone hear, we provide a way for them to connect with others and experience the world around them," says Bill Austin, Founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation. "With the support of passionate partners and hearing angels like Matt Nathanson, we help people in need around the world reach their full potential and engage with the things, like music, that add color and joy to their lives."
October is also both National Audiology Awareness Month & National Hearing Protection month. Starkey Hearing Foundation uses hearing as a vehicle to reflect caring and change lives around the world. Disabling hearing loss affects more than 360 million people, including 32 million children, worldwide, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that can help them. Starkey Hearing Foundation fits and gives more than 100,000 hearing aids annually, and as a member of President Clinton’s Global Initiative, it has pledged to fit one million hearing aids this decade. In addition to giving the gift of hearing through worldwide hearing missions, they also promote hearing health awareness and education through the Listen Carefully campaign and provides hearing instruments to low-income Americans through the Hear Now program.
For more information on how you can help, go to: http://headphones.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/
About Matt Nathanson
Based in San Francisco, Matt Nathanson has evolved into one of the most applauded songwriters and engaging performers on the music scene today. His 2007 album Some Mad Hope yielded his breakthrough multi-platinum hit “Come on Get Higher” as well as the subsequent hits “Car Crash,” “Falling Apart” and “All We Are.” The success of Some Mad Hope earned Nathanson a coveted spot as a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist, while also resulting in appearances on such national television & radio shows as The Late Show with David Letterman, The Howard Stern Show, Ellen, Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, Dancing with the Stars, Rachael Ray, Live From Daryl’s House, and The CMA Awards to name a few. He was recently featured on VH1’s ‘You Oughta Know’ Concert Special as well as VH1’s That Metal Show. Additionally, his songs have been spotlighted in numerous film and TV programs, including Good Morning America, NCIS, Private Practice, American Idol, X Factor, Vampire Diaries, Scrubs, American Pie, 90210 and Celebrity Bucket List. Modern Love, his previous studio album, topped the iTunes Pop Chart and featured the hit singles “Faster” and “Run” – the latter featuring Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. His latest release LAST OF THE GREAT PRETENDERS debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 (his highest debut to date) and hit #1 on the iTunes Alternative Albums chart. Nathanson’s legendary live shows, in which he displays a chic comedic flair, have resulted in sold-out tours across the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. Nathanson also served as a Voting Artist for this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction process and has had the distinction of giving a TEDx Talk on “The Creative Process.”
For more information on Starkey Hearing Foundation, please visit http://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/
12/05/14 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Mix 94.1 Mark & Mercedes Not So Silent Night*
12/06/14 Escondido, CA @ California Center for the Arts - 102.1 KPRi Holiday Soiree w/ O.A.R.
12/09/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Peterson Events Center - 100.7 WBZZ Star’s ‘O Starry Night’ 2014
12/12/14 Hartford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theater - 96.5 TIC FM All Star Christmas
12/15/14 Washington, DC @ Fillmore Silver Spring - 94.7 Fresh FM Not So Silent Night
12/16/14 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theatre*
12/19/14 St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theatre*
JERRY LEE LEWIS’ ROCK & ROLL TIME
EXCLUSIVE ALBUM PREVIEW
ALBUM AVAILABLE ON OCTOBER 27TH
NEW BIOGRAPHY “JERRY LEE LEWIS: HIS OWN STORY”
WRITTEN BY RICK BRAGG
AVAILABLE ON OCTOBER 28TH
TWO SHOWS IN NEW YORK CITY
AT B.B. KING’S BLUES CLUB & GRILL, LETTERMAN AND MORE
“The enduring Rebel of Rock n’ Roll” – Wall Street Journal
"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
Jerry Lee Lewis’ new album Rock & Roll Time will be released on October 27th but today you can hear the full album exclusively via the Wall Street Journal accompanied by an excerpt of Lewis’ Q&A with writer Marc Myers.
To celebrate the release of the album and book, Mr. Lewis will be performing two shows in New York City at B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill – Friday, October 24th & Thursday, October 30th. On Monday, October 27th, Jerry Lee Lewis will be sitting in with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on Late Night with David Letterman, and on October 29th, Mr. Lewis will be joining author Rick Bragg to talk about his new biography "Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story" at Barnes & Noble’s flagship store in Union Square.
Recently, Mr. Lewis performed to a sell-out crowd at the historic Ryman Auditorium in which the Nashville Scene stated, “For 50 minutes the Killer gave his all. Mere mortals age and decline, trapped in bodies of earthly frailty, but legends always stride tall.” A Memphis show at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts is scheduled for November 7th.
Rock & Roll Time has been Most Added at Americana radio the last two weeks.
More news coming soon….
ANNOUNCES WEST COAST TOUR DATES
TO BEGIN IN DECEMBER
EAST COAST TOUR KICKS OFF ON OCTOBER 10TH
IN PORTLAND, OR
NEW ALBUM SLAP BACK OUT ON OCTOBER 14TH – AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
HEAR THE FIRST SINGLE “COULDA BEEN” AND NEW TRACK "HEY, GIRL", AND WATCH NEW IN-THE-STUDIO VIDEOS FOR "COULDA BEEN" AND "DIVE IN"!
Sallie Ford announces new tour dates for the west coast run of her North American tour beginning in December with stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Below is a full list of tour dates with the officially launch on October 10th at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR.
Ford’s new album Slap Back will be released on October 14th but fans can pre-order the album now on iTunes and theVanguard Records Store. Slap Back, produced by Chris Funk (Decemberists, Black Prairie, Red Fang), not only marks Sallie's debut on Vanguard Records but introduces her all new line-up - Anita Lee Elliot (Viva Voce & Blue Giant) on bass, Amanda Spring (Point Juncture, WA) on drums & Cristina Cano (Albatross & Siren & the Sea) on keyboards.
The first single, Coulda Been has been garnering airplay at radio across the country. About “Coulda Been” Sallie says: "The song is about games that people play in romantic relationships and how you always want what you can't have. I wrote the lyrics first and was inspired to write music when I was playing along with computerized drum beats in order to find inspiration."
SALLIE FORD ON TOUR:
* with Crooked Fingers
** with Crooked Fingers & And The Kids
10.10.14 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
10.11.14 – Spokane, WA – The Barlett w/ Summer Cannibals
10.14.14 – Portland, OR – Music Millennium (in-store performance & signing, 6 PM)
10.15.14 – Seattle, WA – Sonic Boom Records (in-store performance & signing, 6 PM)
11.02.14 – Missoula, MT – The Palace*
11.05.14 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club*
11.06.14 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
11.07.14 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme*
11.08.14 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall*
11.09.14 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa**
11.11.14 – Northampton, MA – The Parlor Room*
11.12.14 – Allston, MA – Great Scott**
11.14.14 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade**
11.15.14 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy**
11.16.14 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel**
11.18.14 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle**
11.19.14 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In**
11.20.14 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway**
11.21.14 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar**
11.23.14 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge*
11.24.14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
11.25.14 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
12.02.14 – Arcata, CA – Humboldt Brews
12.03.14 – Felton, CA – Don Quixote's International Music Hall
12.04.14 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
12.05.14 – Los Angeles, CA – Satellite Club
12.06.14 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
12.09.14 – Eugene, OR – Cosmic Pizza
12.10.14 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
12.11.14 – Bellingham, WA – The Wild Buffalo
12.12.14 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
LISTEN TO “COULDA BEEN”:
LISTEN TO "HEY GIRL":
WATCH HER IN-THE-STUDIO VIDEO FOR "COULDA BEEN"
VIA UNDER THE RADAR:
WATCH HER IN-THE-STUDIO VIDEO FOR "DIVE IN"
VIA WONDERING SOUND:
Sallie Ford has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman and garnered critical acclaim from USA Today, NY Daily News, Boston Globe, Interview, Nylon, BUST, Paste and many more.
THE LIVING SISTERS
BRIGHTEN THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH
HARMONY IS REAL: SONGS FOR A HAPPY HOLIDAY
AVAILABLE ON OCTOBER 28TH
The sounds of the holiday season will be sweeter this year with The Living Sisters’ new album Harmony Is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday. The Living Sisters - Eleni Mandell, Becky Stark, Inara George and Alex Lilly – have created a musical present so jubilant that it could make even Scrooge break out the eggnog.
Recorded in Los Angeles, the album’s 12 songs feature The Living Sisters' sterling, four-part harmonies cascading over lilting melodies that celebrate all facets of the holiday from the naughty to the nice. Harmony Is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday consists of the Sisters’ arrangements on holiday classics such as “Jingle Bells,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “Silver Bells,” plus eight original songs written by the Living Sisters including “Kadoka, South Dakota,” “Christmas in California,” and “Neon Chinese Christmas Eve” on which the Living Sisters put their own distinctive spin on the season.
Harmony is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday is sure to warm your heart and make you smile while preparing for this merry season. The perfect stocking stuffer for every music lover on your list!
LISTEN TO ‘JINGLE BELLS’ HERE: https://soundcloud.com/vanguard-records/the-living-sisters-jingle-bells/s-2l38q
WATCH THE TEASER TRAILER HERE: http://youtu.be/OBtxzGmI7r8
Harmony Is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday Track Listing – Available October 28th
Produced by Sheldon Gomberg and The Living Sisters
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
ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER
UPCOMING NEW ALBUM SLAP BACK AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY
Sallie Ford has announced new tour dates for her headlining fall tour beginning November 2nd in Missoula, MT with stops in Chicago (11/6), Toronto (11/8), Montreal (11/09), Brooklyn (11/14) and Washington, DC (11/16). The tour will feature Sallie’s all new band - Anita Lee Elliot (Viva Voce & Blue Giant) on bass, Amanda Spring (Point Juncture, WA) on drums & Cristina Cano (Albatross & Siren & the Sea) on keyboards. See full list of dates below.
Sallie Ford’s upcoming album Slap Back will be available on October 14th, but beginning today fans can pre-order the album on iTunes and the Vanguard Records Store. Produced by Chris Funk (Decemberists, Red Fang), Slap Back features a collection of songs full of “simple lyrics about raw emotions,” Ford says, played with the urgency exemplified in the fuzzed-out, missed-love-by-just-that-much lead single, “Coulda Been.” Ford calls Slap Backan “ode to all the babe rockers” from Pat Benetar and PJ Harvey to Xene Cervenka, Joan Jett and Heart.
Sallie Ford grew up playing music in Asheville, NC. In 2006, she moved to Portland, OR where she met her band "The Sound Outside." Together, they released three albums and an EP but parted ways in 2013. Ford has garnered critical acclaim from NPR, “With a powerhouse voice, the Portland transplant is a mix of Cat Power and Ella Fitzgerald,” USA Today, New York Daily News, Boston Globe, Interview, Nylon, BUST, Paste, to name a few and performed on The Late Show with David Letterman.
LISTEN TO “COULDA BEEN” HERE: https://soundcloud.com/
2014 Fall Tour
* with Crooked Fingers
** with Crooked Fingers & And The Kids
2014-09-05 Salem, OR – Level B Theater Pub
2014-10-10 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
2014-10-11 Spokane, WA – The Barlett w/ Summer Cannibals
2014-11-02 Missoula, MT – The Palace*
2014-11-05 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club*
2014-11-06 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
2014-11-07 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme*
2014-11-08 Toronto, ON – The Great Hall*
2014-11-09 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa**
2014-11-11 Northampton, MA – The Parlor Room*
2014-11-12 Allston, MA – Great Scott**
2014-11-14 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade**
2014-11-15 Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy**
2014-11-16 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel**
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
New Track "High Dive" from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Premiere Today on BuzzFeed
Self-Titled Album Out October 14 on Vanguard Records
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness has shared his new track, "High Dive," today with BuzzFeed. The song is from his forthcoming self-titled album, out October 14 on Vanguard Records. BuzzFeed has also featured Andrew in a profile on their site.
“High Dive” emerged from Andrew's recording sessions with Mike Viola. “‘The song asks the question ‘If I had never gotten sick, where would I be?’” he says. “My illness put a lot into perspective for my wife (then girlfriend) and I. With ‘High Dive’ I imagined what it would have been like if we’d split up and she’d moved on. In a universal sense, it's about letting someone go and realizing you were wrong, but it's too late.” The song buoys McMahon’s gentle tenor, slowly building from a spare composition with a snapping, driving beat.
AMITW's first single, "Cecilia and the Satellite" about Andrew's newborn daughter debuted at number 4 on the Spotify Viral Chart and is still in the top 10. His full length album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, will be released this fall as his debut for Vanguard Records. The striking images on the album and single covers were created by Jimmy Marble. McMahon will also play a series of headline shows across the US beginning October 14th. All current tour dates are listed below. For updates and more information visit: http://www.andrewmcmahon.com/
FALL TOUR DATES
9/26/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Beach Park (Summer Ends Music Festival)
10/14/14 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/15/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre 1
10/17/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
10/18/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
10/20/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
10/21/14 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/22/14 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
10/23/14 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
10/25/14 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
10/26/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
10/28/14 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
10/29/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/31/14 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
11/01/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
11/02/14 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
11/04/14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/05/14 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/07/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
11/08/14 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster
11/09/14 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/11/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Music Hall
11/12/14 – New York, NY @Irving Plaza
11/14/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
11/15/14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/16/14 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
11/18/14 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theater
11/19/14 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
11/21/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
11/22/14 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
11/24/14 – Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/25/14 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Upstairs
11/26/14 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
11/28/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live
11/29/14 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
TREVOR HALL’S “SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL” TOUR
PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDER KEVIN PEARCE
AND HIS “LOVE YOUR BRAIN” FOUNDATION
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 9TH IN PORTLAND, OR
LATEST RELEASE CHAPTER OF THE FOREST
Singer songwriter Trevor Hall is excited to announce that his “Small Is Beautiful" tour has partnered with professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce’s “Love Your Brain” Foundation. “Love Your Brain” is helping to improve the lives of brain injury survivors through advocating a mindful approach to brain injury prevention, rehabilitation and overall brain health. Because of the foundation, brain injury survivors, like Kevin, are gaining access to healing practices such as yoga and music. One hundred percent of proceeds from “Love Your Brain” t-shirts sold at the “Small Is Beautiful” shows will go directly to the foundation. If you aren’t familiar with Kevin’s story, check out the award-winning documentary The Crash Reel here: http://thecrashreel.com/loveyourbrain.
The North American "Small Is Beautiful" tour begins on September 9th at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR. The tour will include stops in 30+ cities including Vancouver, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston and New York City. See the full list of dates below. The announcement comes on the heels of Trevor having wrapped up a 40+ city amphitheater tour with Michael Franti’s Soulshine Summer Music and Yoga Tour. For tour updates and ticket information visit: www.smarturl.it/thtour
Commenting on his “Small is Beautiful” tour Trevor states, “The 'Small Is Beautiful' tour is not simply about playing music in smaller venues after a summer of playing big amphitheaters and expansive festival grounds. Rather, ‘Small is beautiful’ is a message and a meditation – one that I feel so many of us need amidst all of the world’s chaos and strife … ‘Small is beautiful’ is about realizing the beauty of simplicity and remembering that it is the simple things in our lives that are truly the greatest gifts. It is about returning to the roots – of ourselves and our earth’s natural way – about putting less emphasis on the material and more value on the spiritual. It is about supporting all things local, living more sustainably, and lessening our desires and consumption while increasing our giving. It is about slowing down and listening – to ourselves, to others, and to the world around us. It is about recognizing the greatness in a small act of kindness and remembering that the greatest trees grow from small seeds. ‘Small is beautiful’ reminds us that we are all a part of one great village family, that we are all children of this earth, and that, to borrow the words of Ghandi, in a gentle way we can shake the world.”
Trevor recently surprised his fans with the sudden release of his new 12-track album Chapter of the Forest, a collection of songs born during a yearlong sabbatical when Trevor returned to his beloved India, Nepal, Vermont, and Maine, and spent time in deep reflection.
“This album is inspired by simplicity, by the roots of life, and by the beauty that one finds in solitude and in nature,” says Trevor.
Chapter of the Forest was released on June 17th and debuted at #3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and #17 on the iTunes Overall Albums chart.
WATCH A SPECIAL ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE OF THE FIRST SINGLE “WISH MAN” HERE: http://youtu.be/QIzF-8CM3g8
LISTEN TO “WISH MAN” here: https://soundcloud.com/vanguard-records/trevor-hall-wish-man
Small Is Beautiful Tour Dates:
9/6 SHANGRI-LA FESTIVAL, CLARKS GROVE, MN
9/9 ALADDIN THEATRE, PORTLAND, OR*
9/10 SLIM’S, SAN FRANSISCO, CA*
9/12 KALEIDO FESTIVAL, EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CAN
9/13 NECTAR LOUNGE, SEATTLE, WA*
9/14 THE MEDIA CLUB, VANCOUVER, BC, CAN*
9/16 TOP HAT MISSOULA, MT*
9/18 THE STATE ROOM, SALT LAKE CITY, UT*
9/20 AGGIE THEATRE, FORT COLLINS, CO*
9/21 BELLY UP, ASPEN, CO*
9/24 CRYSTAL BAY CASINO, CRYSTAL BAY, NV*
9/26 MOE’S ALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA*
9/27 THE COACH HOUSE, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA*
9/28 TROUBADOR, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA*
10/7 THE MUSIC FARM, CHARLESTON, SC**
10/8 ZIGGY’S BY THE SEA, WILMINGTON, NC**
10/10 THE RINGSIDE CAFE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL**
10/11 THE SOCIAL, ORLANDO, FL**
10/12 FREE BIRD LIVE, JACKSONVILLE, FL**
10/14 THE GREY EAGLE, ASHVILLE, NC**
10/15 EDDIE’S ATTIC, DECATUR, GA**
10/17 MULBERRY MOUNTAIN, OZARK, AR**
10/18 OFF BROADWAY, ST. LOUIS, MO**
10/19 SPACE, EVANSTON, IL**
10/21 MUSIC BOX SUPPER CLUB, CLEVELAND, OH**
10/23 HIGHER GROUND, BURLINGTON, VT**
10/24 THE MIDDLE EAST, CAMBRIDGE, MA**
10/25 GRAMERCY THEATRE, NEW YORK, NY**
10/26 JAMMIN’ JAVA, VIENNA, VA**
10/28 WORLD CAFE LIVE, PHILADELPHIA, PA**
10/29 STAGE ONE, FAIRFIELD, CT**
* (With Mike Love)
** (With Cas Haley)
About Trevor Hall
Trevor Hall began songwriting and performing when he was 16 years old. He burst into the music scene with the song “Other Ways” which was featured on the Shrek the Third soundtrack. Hall’s captivating live performances and growing popularity have led to sold out tours across the country as well as touring with such artists as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, Colbie Callait, SOJA and Brett Dennen. In 2009, Hall released his Vanguard debut which featured the single “Unity,” a song written and performed with longtime friend, Matisyahu. The self-titled release debuted at #7 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and Hall was cited by MTV’s ‘Subway Fresh Buzz’ Series as “one of the 20 emerging artists for 2010.” His follow up album Everything, Everytime, Everywhere debuted on iTunes Rock Chart at #3, iTunes Top Albums at #12 and #8 Amazon Movers & Shakers. The featured single “Brand New Day” was used as the music bed for the reformatted CBS This Morning Show.
Matt Nathanson To Perform During The 49th Annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon on Sunday, September 1st
TO PERFORM DURING THE ANNUAL MDA SHOW OF STRENGTH TELETHON
ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST
49TH ANNUAL TELETHON WILL AIR AT 9/8C ON ABC
August 28, 2014 - Acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson lends his support and talent this weekend when he performs his hit song “Kinks Shirt” during the 49th Annual MDA Show of Strength telethon. The two-hour special will air on Sunday, September 1st at 9:00pm/8:00Central on ABC stations across the country. Here’s a sneak peak of Nathanson talking about his inspiration and why being a part of this effort is so important: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRh70t9gYa8.
2014 MDA Telethon additional performances include: American Authors, Aloe Blacc, Jason Derulo, Sara Evans, Fall Out Boy, Bret Michaels, R5, Rascal Flatts and LeAnn Rimes.
Nathanson’s participation in the MDA Show of Strength Telethon comes on the heels of having wrapped up his 60+city national co-headlining tour with Gavin DeGraw. He recently released his new single “Headphones,” an ode to the power of music that sent him into the audience to connect with fans during shows on tour. The song received a special feature from Beats Music and, in its first week at radio, garnered airplay at a range of formats spanning Alternative to Hot AC to Triple A to NonCommercial stations. The song has already debuted on the Hot AC chart. You can check out the lyric video here: http://youtu.be/m5nDRg9bcaw
MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding breakthrough research, by providing lifesaving support, services and advocacy, and by rallying communities to fight back, all made possible by its generous supporters. For more information, visit mda.org and follow us on facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews. MDA supporters are encouraged to visit mda.org/showofstrength to enhance their telethon viewing experience. On Sunday, Aug. 31, the site will have an online telethon tote board keeping track of all donations associated with the televised fundraiser, including those made by national sponsors, direct marketing donors and through calls, texts and online donations made during the broadcast.
New this year, site visitors can submit their favorite MDA memories by sharing favorite stories and remembrances of how MDA and its telethon have touched their lives throughout the decades and years. The campaign is being tracked by the hashtag #MDAmemories and is being shared on MDA’s Instagram page and on mda.org.
Additionally, visitors also can check out and share exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the telethon with celebrities and MDA families and sign on to be a “Muscle Maker” for $11 a month. MDA social channels include Facebook at facebook.com/MDANational, Twitter at twitter.com/MDAnews, Google+ at mda.org/plus, Instagram at instagram/mda_usa and Pinterest at pinterest/mdanational.
About MDA Telethon
MDA’s first Labor Day weekend telethon was broadcast in 1966 on a single New York station and has become the most successful fundraising event in the history of television. The show, with its iconic host Jerry Lewis and with help from a legion of top celebrities and entertainers, has raised millions each year to provide life-enhancing support and services for the families MDA serves. The real stars on the broadcast have always been the MDA families who have graciously agreed to open their homes and hearts to America and tell their stories of strength. This year marks the 49th annual MDA telethon.
About Matt Nathanson
Based in San Francisco, Matt Nathanson has evolved into one of the most applauded songwriters and engaging performers on the music scene today. His 2007 album Some Mad Hope yielded his breakthrough multi-platinum hit “Come on Get Higher” as well as the subsequent hits “Car Crash,” “Falling Apart” and “All We Are.” The success of Some Mad Hope earned Nathanson a coveted spot as a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist, while also resulting in appearances on such national television & radio shows as The Late Show with David Letterman, The Howard Stern Show, Ellen, Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, Dancing with the Stars, Rachael Ray, Live From Daryl’s House, and The CMA Awards to name a few. He was recently featured on VH1’s ‘You Oughta Know’ Concert Special as well as VH1’s That Metal Show. Additionally, his songs have been spotlighted in numerous film and TV programs, including Good Morning America, NCIS, Private Practice, American Idol, X Factor, Vampire Diaries, Scrubs, American Pie, 90210 and Celebrity Bucket List. Modern Love, his previous studio album, topped the iTunes Pop Chart and featured the hit singles “Faster” and “Run” – the latter featuring Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. His latest release LAST OF THE GREAT PRETENDERS debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 (his highest debut to date) and hit #1 on the iTunes Alternative Albums chart. Nathanson’s legendary live shows, in which he displays a chic comedic flair, have resulted in sold-out tours across the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. Nathanson also served as a Voting Artist for this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction process and has had the distinction of giving a TEDx Talk on “The Creative Process.” For more information visit mattnathanson.com, Facebook:facebook.com/mattnathanson or Twitter: @MattNathanson.
BRUCE HORNSBY ON NPR’S ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
NEW ALBUM SOLO CONCERTS OUT ON AUGUST 25TH
FALL TOUR DATES BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER
August 21, 2014 - Acclaimed singer-songwriter and pianist, Bruce Hornsby will be featured on NPR’s All Things Considered this weekend to talk about his new album Solo Concerts – a live two-disc set available on August 25th. Visit http://www.npr.org/programs/all-things-considered/ for local station listings.
Solo Concerts, his first release for Vanguard Records, features 21 tracks culled from solo concerts performed by Hornsby in the U.S. over 2012 and 2013. Solo Concerts offers an opportunity for Hornsby to show off virtuosic piano playing in a variety of settings. There are new compositions like “Life in the Psychotropics” and “Might As Well Be Me” (penned with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter), solo renditions of his radio hits, songs like “Mandolin Rain” and “The Valley Road” and forays into the kind of old-timey music he performed at the start of his career – playing accordion in a band that featured fiddles, banjos and dulcimers. Hornsby also explores modern classical music with the dissonance and expressive chromatics of 20th century 12-tone experimental composers like Austrians Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern, as well as American modernists like Elliot Carter, the Hungarian György Ligeti or the French mystic Olivier Messiaen. Hornsby’s masterful hands brings together this disparate “information” from musical languages often thought to be opposed in what he calls an “unholy alliance.” “I think I’ve found a middle ground,” Hornsby says, “where you’re reaching and broadening your language but still connecting with someone perhaps used to hearing — for an entire lifetime — only those seven white notes and those simple chords.” Fans can pre-order Solo Concerts from Amazon, iTunes, and theVanguard Records store.
Hornsby just wrapped a summer tour with Pat Metheny and will return to the stage this fall with solo performances highlighted by stops at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre on September 24th and New York’s Rose Theatre on September 26th. Each ticket to his solo performances will include a copy of Solo Concerts which will be available for pick-up at each show. Below is the current list of dates with more to be added. Visit www.brucehornsby.com for updates.
An Evening with Bruce Hornsby - Fall Tour 2014
2014-09-20 Spartanburg, SC – Live on the Green at Barnet Park
2014-09-23 Lebanon, NH – Lebanon Opera House
2014-09-24 Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theatre
2014-09-26 New York, NY – Rose Theatre**
2014-09-27 Princeton, NJ – McCarter Theatre Center**
2014-10-04 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*
2014-10-17 Kent, OH – Kent Stage
2014-10-20 Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
2014-10-23 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
2014-11-01 Troy, NY – Troy Savings Bank
2014-11-02 Ridgefield, CT – The Ridgefield Playhouse
* Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder
** Bruce Hornsby Duo: Bruce Hornsby (piano) and Sonny Emory (drums)
An Evening with Bruce Hornsby - Spring Tour 2015
2015-04-10 Santa Monica, CA – The Broad Stage
2015-04-11 Santa Monica, CA – The Broad Stage
2015-04-24 Cedar Falls, IA – Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
2015-04-25 Mason City, IA – North Iowa Community Auditorium
2015-04-29 Parker, CO – PACE Center
2015-05-06 New Albany, OH – McCoy Center for the Arts