Every Friday throughout July, the music charity responsible for Town Hall and Symphony Hall will share even more music from the homes of world-renowned artists including one of Britain’s best-known rebellious singers of the 80s, Hazel O’Connor and Kodo, the internationally renowned group of drummers.
An exclusive recording from classical superstar cellist Sheku Kanneh Mason will also be broadcast online on the evening he was scheduled to play at the world-renowned Symphony Hall, Saturday 18 July.
The last performance at the Birmingham venues saw Jamie Cullum perform to a sell-out audience. Before the concert, the award-winning artist met four Birmingham-based jazz pianists from the Jazzlines talent development programme.
David Austin Grey, Ashley Allen, Piera Onarko and Stella Roberts will perform across consecutive Friday’s in Spring 2021 part of a series titled “Jamie Cullum recommends”. Each concert, which were originally scheduled for this Autumn, will be free to attend but tickets must be booked in advance in order to secure entry.
Bearsville Uncut presents a very special look back at Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration Concerts featured at Bearsville Theater. With footage recorded live from 2016 and 2018 courtesy of The Woodstock Chimes Fund. This event is a benefit for Family of Woodstock Hotline and Walk-In Center and John Herald Fund. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the the ‘original’ Family formed by volunteers in the town of Woodstock.
Sunday, May 24, 2020, Bob Dylan’s 79th birthday, was to be the 12th annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration and the first benefit concert hosted by our newly renovated Bearsville Theater. Since the show had to be postponed, Bearsville Uncut is very proud to be able to present live video from the 2016 & 2018 shows, hosted by Happy Traum and house band Connor Kennedy, Lee Falco, Brandon Morrison and Will Bryant; with performances by: Donald Fagen, Amy Helm, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Mike & Ruthy (The Mammals), Jules Shear, Eric Redd, Bill Sims Jr, Rod Macdonald, Scott Sharrard, Dan Littleton and more.
Always So Blue is the first release on the uber-cool Gentlemansunion label for Hertfordshire-based songbird Peregrine Brown, taken from the self-titled debut album (released 10th July).
Peregrine Brown is the alias of multi-instrumentalist DJ Carter (Psychic Kids, Silver Shields) and the first offering under the new moniker.
Recorded in the first two months of COVID lockdown, the album is a mixture of whimsical rock, dreamy pop and darker acoustic experimentation that evokes chaos and clarity, reflecting the strange and uncertain times that the nation currently finds itself in – and our battle to ground ourselves, and stay peaceful and well, within these difficult circumstances.
My favourite song of the month is Stop This Flame by Celeste. I first heard this song on the radio (love hearing new music on the radio) and I instantly loved its catchy sound and upbeat piano intro.
Celeste is a rising star and has been working hard and quietly on her music, for some time. She has strong vocals which have been compared to Amy Winehouse and also Adele. She will be releasing her self titled album later this year and I cannot wait to listen to it.