Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SUSAN CATTANEO 2CD SET ‘THE HAMMER & THE HEART’ DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD HEATSEEKERS NORTHEAST CHART & #5 ON THE FOLK DJ-L CHART

WFUV SESSION AIRS & MOJO RAVES

Susan Cattaneo’s “ambitious” (WFUV) double album ‘The Hammer & The
Heart’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard Northeast Heatseekers chart,
#5 on the Folk DJ-L chart nationally, and at #9 on the NACC radio chart. In addition, WFUV aired an
interview and session with her on Sunday. Hear it here: http://www.wfuv.org/content/susan-cattaneo-2017

The album, which stretches from alt.country and rock & roll to folk
and honky tonk, has also earned plaudits from MOJO Magazine, Pop
Matters, Maverick, Elmore, Glide, and The Boot. Special guests on the
album include The Bottle Rockets, Bill Kirchen, Duke Levine, Mark
Erelli, and The Boxcar Lilles (of which Cattaneo is also a member).
In addition to her own musical career, Cattaneo also teaches
songwriting at Berklee College of Music.

Upcoming Susan Cattaneo Performance:

October 13 – Plymouth, MA – The Spire Center for the Performing Arts

Monday, September 11, 2017

NICK LOSS-EATON MEDIA AT AMERICANA FEST: FAT POSSUM SOUL MAN DON BRYANT, DIVINE HARMONIES OF APPLEWOOD ROAD, THE “AMAZING” (JIM LAUDERDALE) KEVIN GORDON

In chronological order:
 
Tuesday7:50pm - Kevin Gordon – The Family Wash (626 Main St #A)
Rolling Stone says, "Dude's a juke-joint professor emeritus.” Kevin Gordon, Louisiana-born songwriter who’s earned raves from media, musicals peers, and fans in equal measure, released his latest, ‘Long Gone Time’ to critical praise from American Songwriter, Pop Matters, Offbeat, & others. He is currently recording a 2018 release. Hitting #26 on the Americana Radio Chart, the album also attracted the attention of NPR’s World Cafe and Folk Alley; Gordon performed live as a featured guest on both programs. Praised by NPR, The NY Times, & USA Today, Kevin Gordon’s songs have been covered by everyone from Keith Richards and Levon Helm to Irma Thomas and Todd Snider: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/22/arts/music/kevin-gordon-releases-gloryland-his-first-album-since-2005.html
 
 
Tuesday8:30pm – Applewood Road – Radio Café (4150 Gallatin Pike)
On Applewood Road, Paste Magazine was “impressed me with their close harmonies” while No Depression said, “lovely… near perfect folk album… I was mesmerized.” Crosby, Stills & Nash; Simon & Garfunkel; The Everly Brothers; The Civil Wars; Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: some bands have voices that were just meant to sing together. Applewood Road is one of those bands. Applewood Road is Emily Barker, Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace: http://www.thebluegrasssituation.com/read/stream-applewood-road-applewood-road
 
Wednesday11:30am – Don Bryant on Southern Stream Panel – Country Music Hall of Fame and Music, Ford Theater (222 5th Avenue S) and available to live stream at http://countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming
Americana music, like all American music, is fundamentally eclectic, born of the myriad cultural crossings that form the basis of our complex national history. Within every country song is a blues root and a soul heart; every folk ballad has traveled within a diaspora that may have touched the Caribbean, Mexico, or the Native American West. This songwriters round brings together four artists whose music reflects very different family legacies and life experiences, from Southern soul to Latin-tinged country to African-diaspora folk. Their songs and stories form a portrait of Americana music that reflects the true and varied foundation of Americana music. Moderated by Ann Powers of NPR Music, the program will feature performances and conversation from Don Bryant, Yola Carter, Raul Malo, and Joan Osborne.
 
Friday – 10:15pm - Kevin Gordon – Douglas Corner (2106 8th Ave S)
 
Saturday – 7pm - Kevin Gordon – Bobby’s Idle Hour (1028 16th Ave S)
 
Saturday – 9pm - Don Bryant & The Bo-Keys – 12th & Porter (114 12th Ave N)
 
 
The Fat Possum “Soul Survivor” and “I Can’t Stand The Rain” songwriter Don Bryant is fresh from a packed house, standing ovation performance at Lincoln Center Out of Doors with Lincoln Center’s Jill Sternheimer calling him “incredible” and a subsequent European tour. His comeback album ‘Don’t Give Up On Love’ has earned raves this year from NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Paste, UNCUT, MOJO, and All Music: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/inside-cant-stand-the-rain-writer-don-bryants-return-w478767

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SOUL SURVIVOR & FAT POSSUM SOUL MAN DON BRYANT’S MUSIC FEATURED IN NEW FILM DETROIT AS AMERICANA FEST PANEL ADDED

HI RHYTHM SECTION – FEATURED ON NEW ALBUM ‘DON’T GIVE UP ON LOVE’ – TO BE HONORED AT AMERICANA MUSIC AWARDS FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

The new film Detroit features the classic song “Weak and Broken Hearted” from soul legend the songwriter of “I Can’t Stand The Rain,” Don Bryant. It’s part of a big year for the Soul Survivor, who’s earned it with a “joyous miracle” (Paste Magazine) of a new album ‘Don’t Give Up On Love’ (Fat Possum).

Don will be a performer and panelist during the Americana Music Festival at the Country Music Hall of Fame on September 13, in addition to his official showcase September 16 at 12th & Porter:

Panel and Performance: Southern Streams
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Available to live stream at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming
Americana music, like all American music, is fundamentally eclectic, born of the myriad cultural crossings that form the basis of our complex national history. Within every country song is a blues root and a soul heart; every folk ballad has traveled within a diaspora that may have touched the Caribbean, Mexico, or the Native American West. This songwriters round brings together four artists whose music reflects very different family legacies and life experiences, from Southern soul to Latin-tinged country to African-diaspora folk. Their songs and stories form a portrait of Americana music that reflects the true and varied foundation of Americana music. Moderated by Ann Powers of NPR Music, the program will feature performances and conversation from Don Bryant, Yola Carter, Raul Malo, and Joan Osborne.

Also spotlighted during Americana Fest will be the Hi Rhythm Section, members of whom played on ‘Don’t Give Up On Love,’ including Charles Hodges on organ, Archie Turner on keyboards, and Howard Grimes on drums.

Bryant has earned raves this year from NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Paste, UNCUT, MOJO, and All Music.

Don Bryant tour dates

September 5 – Great Hall of La Villette – Paris, France
September 6 – Nefertiti - Göteborg, Sweden
September 7 – Kulturbolaget – Malmo, Sweden
September 8 – Cosmopolite – Oslo, Norway
September 16 – 12th & Porter – Nashville, TN (Americana Fest, 9pm)
October 6 – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – San Francisco, CA
October 7 – Orpheum Theater – New Orleans, LA (Ponderosa Stomp)
January 25 – Carolina Theatre – Durham, NC (Take Me to the River tour)
January 26 – Jefferson Center – Roanoke, VA (Take Me to the River tour)
January 27 – Harbison Theatre – Irmo, SC (Take Me to the River tour)
January 29 – University of Florida Phillips Center – Gainesville, FL  (Take Me to the River tour)
January 30 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL (Take Me to the River tour)
February 3 – Parker Playhouse – Fort Lauderdale, FL (Take Me to the River tour)

Friday, August 25, 2017

SUSAN CATTANEO EARNING EARLY PLAUDITS FROM MOJO, POP MATTERS, & BEYOND FOR AMBITIOUS DOUBLE ALBUM ‘THE HAMMER & THE HEART,’ OUT THIS WEEK ON JERSEY GIRL MUSIC

CATTANEO TO PERFORM ON JOHN PLATT’S WFUV ON YOUR RADAR CONCERT
SEPTEMBER 12 AT ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL, STAGE 3 IN NYC

Susan Cattaneo’s ambitious double album ‘The Hammer & The Heart’ comes
out this Friday to plaudits from outlets as varied as MOJO and Pop
Matters. The Berklee College of Music songwriting professor stretches
out artistically on an album that spans honky tonk, Americana, rock &
roll, and folk music and features special guests The Bottle Rockets,
Bill Kirchen, Mark Erelli, Duke Levine, and The Boxcar Lillies (with
whom Susan also plays).

Susan will perform as part of WFUV’s On Your Radar series via John
Platt at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3 on September 12, 2017.

"In the Grooves" music video (OK to share): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYWN4MxqXLU

Here’s what we’re reading:

“Country rocking celebration.”
- MOJO, September, 2017

“Riveting.”
- Jonathan Frahm, Pop Matters, July 31, 2017

“Truly spectacular… 5 stars… She nails it – and how… an excellent
double album and could even become a beacon of inspiration for future
country rock artists should they choose to make the bold step… the
album soon mesermizes you with its slick compositions, relentless
grooves, and brilliant story-telling… this is certainly one for the
collection.”
- Christian Brown, Maverick Magazine (UK), September, 2017

"Cattaneo has previously been nominated for a number of awards in the
independent music category and it would come as no surprise if she
actually snags one with this top-notch offering... one thing shines
clearly: her purposeful, colorful lyrical strength coupled with a
percussive, driving rhythmic style and delivery."
- Iain Patience, Elmore Magazine, August 21, 2017

"Special... powerful vocals and her vivid lyrical storytelling...
Cattaneo is an authority when it comes to songwriting... her most
important musical endeavor to date... this is an album that truly
captures the full spectrum of Cattaneo’s talent. The music itself is
at times reminiscent of her peers such as Bonnie Raitt, Patty Griffin,
Carole King and Emmylou Harris... Cattaneo is truly an artist’s
artist."
- Glide Magazine, August 10, 2017

“A strong dose of twang… everything from barn-burning rockers to heart
wrenching ballads.”
- Susan Hubbard, Mother Church Pew, August 21, 2017