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T BONE BURNETT TO EMBARK ON FIRST U.S. TOUR IN 18 YEARS
7/17/24

T Bone Burnett will embark on his first U.S. tour since 2006. The 15-date run will begin 9/7 at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley with stops in cities like Portland, Seattle, Chicago and Austin along the way. The tour wraps up on 11/16 in Houston at The Heights Theatre.

Burnett’s set will include music from his new album, The Other Side, as well as selections spanning his 50-plus-year career.

He'll be joined on all dates by Dennis Crouch on bass, Colin Liden (who co-produced The Other Side with Burnett and Michael Piersante) on guitars and David Mansfield on fiddle and mandolin. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/19) here.

Burnett’s tour follows three sold-out shows in Nashville at the Franklin Theatre, The Blue Room at Third Man Records and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theatre in May. Find the full itinerary on Burnett's website.

BULLETS & OCTANE GOES FULL THROTTLE
7/10/24

St. Louis-born, L.A.-built rock band Bullets & Octaine is fast, loud and in your face with its new single and accompanying video. "No One Gets Out Alive," featuring Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, hit DSPs on 7/12, and it's pure adrenaline. The band, led by the charismatic Gene Louis, is fresh off the success of recent singles "Vampires" and "Pirates." Stevens stumbled upon the band via TikTok; frontman Louis is effusive about the collaboration. "Working with Steve Stevens on 'No One Gets Out Alive' has been an electrifying experience, blending his iconic guitar prowess with our relentless energy,” he says. “Steve is not only a virtuoso but also an incredible collaborator who brought out the best in all of us. This hard-hitting track is a testament to our shared passion for pushing musical boundaries and delivering an unforgettable experience."

Check out the brand-spanking new video below and go here for more info. We would be throwing goat right now, but this tendonitis is a bear.

POLYMATH PEACOCK TELLS HIS STORY
5/13/24

Producer-songwriter-artist Charlie Peacock—whose five-decade career encompasses producing acclaimed folk duo The Civil Wars, developing Christian rock band Switchfoot and co-writing Amy Grant’s pop smash, “Every Heartbeat”—has written a memoir.

Roots & Rhythm: A Life in Music, arriving in early 2025 via Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, will explore Peacock’s winding career journey. The book is described in the announcement as a heartfelt tribute to the joy and perseverance of a life in music, a narrative rooted in the ancestral and musical influences that shaped his remarkable career. In the author’s words, the tome is a “chapter-by-chapter remix of the music, places and people that made me and the music I made.”

Along the way, Roots & Rhythm recounts Peacock’s recording sessions with Chris Cornell and Holly Williams, his creation of the now-ubiquitous commercial-music program and his years directing the School of Music at Lipscomb University in Nashville, his jazz explorations with bassist John Patitucci and his contributions to gospel rock and the Americana/folk movement of the 2000s.

In 2017, Peacock began experiencing what would become a chronic headache. He went to the Mayo Clinic, where he was diagnosed with the brain and central-nervous-system disorders dysautonomia and central sensitization. Seven years later, “The headache isn't gone, but imagination, hope and optimism are alive and well,” he says.

Presently, Peacock is working on a solo album co-produced with son Sam Ashworth, himself a Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated songwriter and producer. In parallel with the memoir, Peacock’s new album is a reflection on lessons learned and inspiration gained from a half-century in the music business.

Photo by Jeremy Cowart