Saturday, December 03, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Note to Shiprocked passengers, fans, bands and crew

It comes with deep regret, but unfortunately we must cancel our Shiprocked cruise experience. Vernon Reid was involved in an early morning bike accident, dislocating his finger, chipped tooth, and facial lacerations. Swelling has not gone down enough to freely move his fingers. Please read this account from Vernon :

(On Nov 4th)…I started my ride at about 4:10 am. The streets were nearly devoid of cars, I saw a single truck & 1 other car at the start of my ride. The next car I saw was at the bottom of a long hill coming around a curve I’ve never liked, either driving or riding, the junction of Cebra St, St Paul’s St, & Beach Street; a semi-blind corner. I was going down hill north on Cebra, and the car, a dark sedan, was coming south, up Beach, curving onto St Paul’s. The car’s trajectory was Not Good. My attempt to escape what looked to be an even worse head-on collision avoided hitting the car straight on, but put the bike down hard, and had me bellowing in pain on the ground. My pain turned to panic when I pulled off my padded Izumi bike glove and saw the horribly wrong angle my ring finger on my fretting hand had taken. My head also made direct contact with the street, cracking a tooth, and bruising my face.. The car had three sober, twenty-something young men, who called 911.

My wife Gabri had gotten me a newer, better helmet than the old top- of-the head suburbanite model I used for years. That helmet maybe saved my life. The CAT scan was positive. My finger was dislocated, not broken or fractured, which is a miracle-after popping it back in, the x-rays showed my skeletal finger in straight alignment. My ER doc, Ben Kavinoky was heroic, staying on 2 hours after a brutal 12 hour shift. So much of what happened positively at the hospital was At the insistence of my wife Gabri, who insisted on getting the best doctor on the floor for me. Gabri got that call from the cops no spouse ever wants to get. She wasn’t just a trooper, she was a marine. She got a trusted neighbor to watch over our daughter Idea, then rushed to the ER, and made it back in time to get Idea to school without freaking her out. I’m VERY lucky.

Over the course of the last 10 days I’ve been dealing with treatment & it’s options, assessing the seriousness of my injuries with my doctors.-I had every intention of pressing forward, & playing the cruise, having cancelled all other pending events-the possibility of playing was initially not discounted, but the pain & swelling has turned out to be persistent, albeit improving day by day. I HATE not playing for you guys, & will miss hanging out with so many great bands! Shift Happens. And Thank God it wasn’t MUCH much worse!

I hope you all have a great time! We WILL see all of you very soon!

Peace,

Vernon Reid

Friday, October 28, 2011

Corey Glover need your help to make his next solo record

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/coreyglovermusic

This is from a recent email sent from Corey Glover :
...I'm writing again to ask you to help fund next solo music project via Pledgemusic:

http://pledgemusic.com/projects/coreyglovermusic

In September and October, I had a tour w/ the talented Danielia Cotton. It was a small east coast tour, roughly 10 shows, with 2 more after Thanksgiving in Fairfield, CT and NYC's Highline Ballroom. I talked w/ a lot of folks pre and post shows for feedback, what they like, and what they're looking for in my next album. It's been 13 yrs since my last solo record. I've had 2 albums w/ Living Colour since then (minus the Paris Concert CD/DVD) and have played and toured w/ Soulive and Galactic. It's definitely time to make that follow-up to Hymns.

I'm asking for your help funding this album. With your help, you can tell me what you want to hear. Through Pledgemusic, I'll have updates of the progress and will answer your feedback. the minimum pledge is $10, which will get you the full album via digital download, plus access to pledge-only downloads and videos.

You can also pledge on signed cd's, a collection of mp3's from my personal archive of music and shows, to handwritten lyric sheet of any song you'd like all the way to a private in-house show for you and 30 friends (US and around the world).

Thank you if you've already pledged. You can still help by spreading the word of this project on your social networks: http://pledgemusic.com/projects/coreyglovermusic or tell your friends.

This project also gives to a charity of my choice. I've worked w/ the students at NY2NO ( http://ny2no.org ) a youth-led consensus-based organization made to create a network of young people who are interested in organizing and mobilizing across NYC. They work in solidarity w/ those affected by social, racial and economic inequalities in New York and New Orleans.

I'm sitting here backstage at Stubbs BBQ in Austin, Texas performing w/ Galactic tonight, so I best get going. Again, I appreciate everyone's help on this.

Thanks for you help!
Cg

http://pledgemusic.com/projects/coreyglovermusic

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Corey Glover + Danielia Cotton at World Cafe Live

Corey Glover and Danielia Cotton at World Cafe Live
Saturday, October 15th, 2011
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tickets : World Cafe ticket info

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Corey Glover (finally) a follow-up to Hymns

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/coreyglovermusic

I’ve finally had time to think, write and conceptualize the new recording. It’s been a while since “Hymns” was released, and it’s time to come out guns blazing. New lessons of love and life have helped shape this idea, including thoughts and ideas I’ve had writing/touring w/ Living Colour, Galactic, Soulive, Family Stand, etc…This IS a follow up to “Hymns.” Through my PledgeMusic campaign, you’ll be able to get some tasty unreleased treats that I’ve never made available as well as get the new album the second it’s completed…stay tuned!

I’m also giving a portion of the funds collected to an organization called NY2NO – www.ny2no.com – a youth-led, consensus-based organization made to create a network of young people who are interested in organizing and mobilizing across New York City. NY2NO works in solidarity with those most affected by the social, racial, and economic inequalities in both New York and New Orleans. Through this, the youth break down barriers and work together to combat racism and classism while moving towards an egalitarian society.

Can’t wait for you to hear the new music, hope you can join me here at PledgeMusic!

Much love,

Corey

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Corey Glover/Danielia Cotton East Coast tour 2011

Corey Glover and Danielia Cotton
Can't Find My Way Home (live) - Danielia Cotton/Corey Glover by Corey Glover

Oct 4 KatManDu - Trenton, NJ INFO
Oct 5 Rams Head On Stage - Annapolis, MD INFO
Oct 6 Martin's - Roanoke, VA INFO
Oct 11 Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ INFO
Oct 13 Iota Club & Cafe - Arlington, VA INFO
Oct 15 World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA INFO

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Corey Glover tour schedule

Corey Glover and special guest Jo Wymer
Sept 9 - Songwriters in the Park at Brookdale Performing Arts Center - Lincroft, NJ

Corey Glover and Danielia Cotton

Sep 27 TT The Bears - Cambridge, MA INFO
Sep 29 The Met - Pawtucket, Rhode Island INFO
Oct 1 Watercolor Cafe - Larchmont, New York INFO
Oct 4 KatManDu - Trenton, NJ INFO
Oct 5 Rams Head On Stage - Annapolis, MD INFO
Oct 6 Martin's - Roanoke, VA INFO
Oct 11 Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ INFO
Oct 13 Iota Club & Cafe - Arlington, VA INFO
Oct 15 World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA INFO

Corey Glover w/ Galactic


Oct 08 Myrtle Beach Ocean Boulevard's Oktoberfest '11 Myrtle Beach, SC
Oct 20 Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, LA
Oct 21 The Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
Oct 22 Lake Eden Arts Festival Black Mountain, NC
Oct 24 WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL
Oct 26 George's Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR
Oct 27 Granada Theater w/JJ Grey & Mofro - Dallas, TX
Oct 28 Stubbs BBQ w/JJ Grey & Mofro - Austin, TX
Oct 29 Warehouse Live w/JJ Grey & Mofro - Houston, TX
Oct 31 Howlin' Wolf w/JJ Grey & Mofro New Orleans, LA

Nov 11 Bear Creek Music & Art Festival - Live Oak, F

Monday, August 22, 2011

Corey Glover and Danielia Cotton

Corey Glover and Danielia Cotton are doing a few shows together:


Tuesday Sep 27 TT The Bears - Cambridge, MA
Tuesday, Oct 4 KatManDu - Trenton, NJ - Info and Tickets
Wednesday, Oct 5 Rams Head On Stage - Annapolis, MD - Tickets

Saturday, Oct 15 World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA - Tickets



You know Corey Glover's powerful voice. Corey is the lead singer and one fourth of the pioneering, Grammy winning, platinum selling rock band Living Colour. The steps Corey took to reach this point in his career are well known. As a founding member of Living Colour, Corey helped prove that not only could black guys kick out the jams, but that they could be embraced by a vast expanse of fans. Living Colour earned numerous industry awards including back-to-back Grammys for Best Hard Rock Performance of 1989 ('Cult of Personality') and 1990 (Time's Up) and emerged as one of the most influential rock acts of all time: regularly selling out arenas and selling millions of albums. As vocal proponents for black self-reliance and pride, they broke down more than their fair share of musical barriers and served as role models for other black bands who had their sights set on hard rock recognition.

But that is only a portion of his musical journey to date. In 1998, Corey released his debut solo record, Hymns, to much critical acclaim. He's been featured on records around the world as a premier vocalist, acted in motion pictures including the 1986 Best Picture Platoon, performed theatrically onstage in such shows as Jesus Christ Superstar and toured extensively with funk-rock legends, Galactic.

Corey describes his music away from Living Colour; "I always wanted to do rock stuff and I did. But I've always wanted to be a loveman and sort of split the difference. I think I've done that with this album (Hymns) and with this band."

The level of performance Corey Glover delivers with this solo effort is unmatched and inspirational; it's sure to entertain you and leave you feeling good.

“Corey Glover has never sounded in such great voice, his fine balance of fiery howl and sugared croon, giving the group their powerful Hard Rock heft..." - BBC

“Glover mixes cool crooning with some of the old raging sound he is famous for, to create an eclectic blend of music." - CNN

Growing up in Hopewell, New Jersey, Danielia Cotton stood out. Danielia's natural gift - raw, searing vocal chops combined with a deep, buttery tone - draws from the two different traditions she absorbed early in her youth. On the one hand, she couldn't get enough of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones. On the other hand, she was her mother's girl: daughter of a jazz singer and member of the church gospel choir, grooving to Mavis Staples, Etta James, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.

The happy collision of these two traditions blossomed into a successful and acclaimed music career. Danielia's 2009 disc, Live Child - a companion piece to her 2008 studio album Rare Child - won Best Live Album in the 2009 Independent Music Awards. Danielia has toured with Lilith Fair, BB King, Heart, Robert Cray and many of rock's biggest names. And, Danielia relishes her independence as well as her eclecticism.

Danielia Cotton's sound is a savory dig in the early '70s, when the twin powers of rock and soul came together to form a harmonious funk that satisfied the spirit as it thrilled with slashing electric guitars. As a singer and arranger, Cotton has a refreshingly uncluttered style. Cotton brings a freshness to the soul-rock formula, not to mention a contagious fever that is near irresistible.

“... an honest-to-God voice with real power, conviction, emotion and soul.” — Boston Herald

“Cotton's raspy holler atop such tightly messy hard rock is genuinely funky stuff, like a cross between Thin Lizzy and Sly Stone” — Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Living Colour on Google+ (google plus)

We've created yet another social network page on Google+ (google plus) - if you'd like to continue the ride w/ us there as well, please join us : https://plus.google.com/103375900123272816243.

( ~ yes virginia, we're aware that we may be required to create a new page if/when google rolls out business/fan/music etc pages... )

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Corey Glover's July Schedule

Corey Glover w/ Galactic tour dates

July 15
All Good Festival @ Marvin's Mountaintop
Masontown, WV

July 17
Cisco Ottowa BluesFest
Ottawa, Ontario

Corey Glover Acoustic (ft V. Jeffrey Smith, Dennis Diamond, David Pilgrim, Howard Alper)

July 29
90.5 The Night Brookdale's Songwriters In The Park at Riverside Gardens Park
Red Bank, NJ
All Ages - FREE!!!

Doug Wimbish's July Schedule

Doug Wimbish on tour w/ Tarja Turunen

July 8, 2011 Harz, Germany - Rock Harz Festival
July 9, 2011 Amneville, France - SonisSphere Festival
July 23, 2011 Saimaa, Finland - Saimaa Open Air Festival
August 12, 2011 Sibiu, Romania - Artmania Festival

LA Rising Music Festival with Ms. Lauryn Hill

July 30, 2011 - Los Angeles, CA - LA Memorial Coliseum - LA Rising Music Festival w/ RATM, Muse, Rise Against, Goldenvoice, Imortal Technique, El Gran Silencio

Will Calhoun's July Schedule

July 9, 2011

Will Calhoun's Native Lands Trio performance:

Will Calhoun - drums, electronic/indigenous percussion, and flutes
Earl Travis - Bass
Marc Cary - Piano/Keyboard

at Chico's House of Jazz, the Jersey shore's newest, hippest Jazz club.

Located at the Shoppes at the Arcade
631 Lake Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
732-774-JAZZ(5299)

Set time is 11pm
Tickets are $10



2011 Tour Dates Will Calhoun with Oumou Sangare

Fri 07/22 - Montreal, Quebec @ Nuits Africa Festival
Sat 07/23 - Ketonah, NY @ Caramoor Center for Music and Arts/Venetian Theatre
Mon 07/25 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Wed 07/27 - New York, NY @ City Winery
Fri 07/29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park/Celebrate Brooklyn
Sat 07/30 - Brownfield, ME @ Stone Mountain

Please check with local venues to confirm show dates and details.

Vernon Reid's July schedule

July 12th
Vernon Reid & The Barr Brothers- 3rd Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival
City Winery
New York, NY
5:30pm

July 15th
Free Form Funky Freqs are Vernon Reid, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, G. Calvin Weston
Tritone
1508 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
9pm - $13 at door

July 20th
Calgary Folk Festival
Boot Camp Lecture Series
Guitar as an Accessory to the Human Condition: A Conversation with Vernon Reid
Cantos Music Foundation (134 11 Ave SE)
http://www.cantos.ca
Calgary, Alberta


July 22nd
Calgary Folk Festival
Calgary, Alberta

Vernon Reid, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, G. Calvin Weston are Free Form Funky Freqs

Vernon Reid, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and G. Calvin Weston are:
Free Form Funky Freqs, performing LIVE, Friday night, July 15th, at Tritone
1508 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Doors at 9pm
$13 at the door

more info : HERE

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Corey Glover covers Prince's THE CROSS



Corey Glover performed at Adinkra House June 18th with V. Jeffrey Smith, Dennis Diamond, Howard Alper, David Pilgrim. This is a cover of Prince's The Cross; Don't miss Corey Glover acoustic at Songwriters In The Park at Riverside Gardens Park Red Bank, NJ - Friday, July 29th. Information found here.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Doug Wimbish w/ Tarja Turunen and Ms. Lauryn Hill

With Tarja Turunen

June 12 Rock on Volga Festival, Samara, Russia

June 25 Meeting Motorock Festival, Debeljaca, Serbia

July 8 Rock Harz Festival in Harz, Germany

July 9 SonisSphere Festival in Amneville, France

August 12 Artmania Festival in Romania

August 25 SummerBreeze Festival, Dinkensbuhl, Germany

July 30 Ms. Lauryn Hill - LA Rising Music Festival w/ RATM, Muse, Rise Against, Goldenvoice, Imortal Technique, El Gran Silencio @ LA Memorial Coliseum

Will Calhoun w/ Black Stone Raiders and Oumou Sangare

2011 Black Stone Raiders European Tour Dates
Black Stone Raiders are:
Jean-Paul Bourelly - Guitar and Vocals
Darryl Jones - Bass
Will Calhoun - Drums

06/10 - Münster, Germany @ Hot Jazz Club
06/11 - Dresden, Germany @ Tante Ju
06/12 - Berlin, Germany @ Quasimodo
06/13 - Halle, Germany @ Objekt 5
06/14 - Erfurt, Germany @ Museumskeller
06/16 - Dornbirn, Austria @ Conrad Sohm
06/17 - Ried, Austria @ KiK
06/19 - Meran, Italy @ Gompnalm
06/20 - Vienna, Austria @ Porgy
06/22 - Völkermarkt, Austria @ Step
06/23 - Graz, Austria @ Orpheum
06/24 - Lienz, Austria @ Autohaus
06/25 - Udine, Italy @ Festival
06/26 - Maribor, Slovenia @ Lent Fest
07/01 - Moscow, Russia @ Forte Club
07/02 - Perm, Russia @ Movement Festival

Please check with local venues to confirm show dates and details.

OUMOU SANGARE w/ Will Calhoun

7/22 Montreal, QUE - Nuits Africa
7/23 Ketonah, NY - Caramoor/Venetian Theatre
7/25 Boston, MA - Paradise
7/27 New York, NY - City Winery
7/29 Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park/Celebrate Brooklyn
7/30 Brownfield, ME - Stone Mountain

Corey Glover Acoustic Trio and w/ Galactic on tour

Corey Glover Acoustic Trio

6/18 - Montclair, NJ - Adinkra House w/ V. Jeffrey Smith and Dennis Diamond - "Rev Daddy Love Experience"

Corey Glover w/ Galactic - June 2011 tour dates

June 08 New Orleans Wednesday in the Square
June 12 Manchester, TN. Bonnaroo
June 13 Isle of Palms, SC. Windjammer
June 14 Isle of Palms, SC. Windjammer
June 15 Wilmington, NC. Brooklyn Arts Center
June 16 Black Mountain, NC. Pysgah Brewing Co.
June 17 Louisville, KY Headliners
June 22 Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn Bowl
June 23 Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn Bowl
June 24 Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn Bowl
June 25 Wellfleet, MA. Beachcomber
June 26 Burlington, VT. Higher Ground
June 27 Montreal, Canada Montreal Jazzfest
June 29 Toronto, Canada Lee's Palace
June 30 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom

Vernon Reid w/ Encryption and Bitch Brew Revisted

Encryption : Melvin Gibbs, Vernon Reid, Ronald Shannon Jackson

June 11 - Moers Festival Moers, Germany
June 14 - Porgy and Bess Vienna, Austria

Bitches Brew Revisited
June 20 - Warsaw Summer Jazz Days Congress Hall - Warsaw, Poland
June 22 - Musikfest Cafe at the ArtsQuest Center - Bethlehem PA

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Living Colour hitting the road w/ Experience Hendrix tour



This year’s edition of the Experience Hendrix concert tour, presented by Fender guitars, launches in May with an all-star lineup of musical greats paying homage to the abiding genius of Jimi Hendrix. This year’s tour will include performances by Billy Cox, Steve Vai, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, David Hidalgo & Cesar Rosas [Los Lobos], Keb’ Mo, Eric Johnson, North Mississippi All Stars, Brad Whitford [Aerosmith], Living Colour, Ernie Isley, Chris Layton [SRV & Double Trouble], Indigenous and many additional special guests to be announced.

2011 Experience Hendrix tour dates include:

5/20 – Las Vegas, NV – Hilton Theater
5/21 – Dana Point, CA – Doheny Blues Festival
5/23 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center
5/24 – Tucson, AZ – Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
5/26 – Santa Rosa, CA – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
5/27 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
5/28 – Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Blues Festival
5/29 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Blues Festival

Friday, May 06, 2011

Indivdual Living Colour members schedule schedules - May 2011

Will Calhoun - Chinese/Taiwanese Clinic tour May 2011

May 7 - Clinic at Riverside Live House, 13:30 - 15: 30.
Riverside Live House
No.177, Xining S.Rd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City 108, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

May 8 - 13:30-15:30
Blue Fantasy Music Pub
No.111, Wufu 1st Rd., Lingya Dist., Kaohsiung City 802, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

May 10 - sitting with local musicians
Riverside Café
B2, Lane 244, Sec. 3, Roosevelt Road, Da An Dist. Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C)

May 11 - clinic starts at 19:30
Hexie Musical Instrument Store
118 Shuiyin Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China

May 13 - clinic starts at 20:00
TCG Nordica
101 Xiba Road, Kunming, China

May 15 - clinic starts at 14:00
Leer Island Music Bar
1400 Jishun St, Nan Ling Stadium (West Gate)

Corey Glover (w/ Galactic and WIMBASH)

May 6 - w/ Galactic
Mahalia Jackson Theatre - New Orleans, LA
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B004638AF756BDD

May 7 - WIMBASH ft Doug Wimbish and Corey Glover plus Khris Royal & Dark Matter and special guests
Blue Nile, New Orleans, LA
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3622285&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeed&crosssite=TM_US%3A1581032%3A338524

Vernon Reid - Free Form Funky Freqs May 2011 Europe Tour (in progress)

May 5 - HANNOVER(D)-JazzClub
May 6 - BERLIN(D)-Quasimodo
May 7 - PRAGUE(CZ)-Jazz Time
May 8 - MÜNSTER(D)-Hot Jazz Club

Doug Wimbish

May 6 - w/ Henry Butler w/ Doug Wimbish and Shannon Powell 12am/ with Jeff Coffin Mu'tet featuring Futureman
10pm - 12 Bar, New Orleans, LA
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3623955

May 7 - WIMBASH ft Doug Wimbish and Corey Glover plus Khris Royal & Dark Matter and special guests
10pm - Blue Nile, New Orleans, LA
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3622285&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeed&crosssite=TM_US%3A1581032%3A338524

May 8 - w/ Henry Butler

2pm Blues Tent - New Orleans Jazz Fest

May 8 - Funky Butt Revisted w/ Big Sam Williams featuring Doug Wimbish, Marco Benevento ,Terence Higgins (Warren Haynes Bnd), Maurice Brown , Roosevelt Collier (Lee Boys), and Topaz

10pm - Blue Nile, New Orleans, LA
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3610005


Living Colour - w/ Experience Hendrix May 2011 Tour

5/20 - Las Vegas, NV - Hilton Theater
5/21 - Dana Point, CA - Doheny Festival
5/23 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Arts Center
5/24 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheatre, Casino del Sol
5/26 - Santa Rosa, CA - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
5/27 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort
5/28 - Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Blues Festival
5/29 - Avila Beach, CA - Avila Beach Blues Festival
http://www.experiencehendrixtour.com/schedule.php

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Free Form Funky Freqs May 2011

05/03 MUNICH(D)-Bayerischer Hof
05/04 VIENNA(A)-Reigen
05/05 HANNOVER(D)-JazzClub
05/06 BERLIN(D)-Quasimodo
05/07 PRAGUE(CZ)-Jazz Time
05/08 MÜNSTER(D)-Hot Jazz Club
*dates/venues subject to change

Happy 23rd Birthday Vivid!

Living Colour's debut album Vivid was released 23 yrs ago today.
Big ups and LOVE to Mick Jagger and Ed Stasium and EVERYONE that made it possible : the fans!!!!! family, friends, Dennis, Ian, management, the staff at Epic/Sony, the entire BRC family and all the bands that we worked with throughout that time!

Living Colour - Vivid

Friday, April 29, 2011

Living Colour members schedule

4/30 and 5/1 - Vernon Reid w/ Nona Hendryx in Original Berklee Student Musical on B.B. King
http://www.berklee.edu/news/3336/nona-hendryx-vernon-reid-in-original-berklee-stu
4/30 - ASCAP EXPO Los Angeloes, CA- Master Session with Bernie Worrell Interviewed by Will Calhoun
5/1 Will Calhoun performs in KPFK Benefit Awards Series Honoring Jazz Legend Billy Higgins @ Catalina Bar and Grill -Hollywood, CA

VIP reception is at 5:30pm, Musical Tribute is at 7p.m.
$75 General Admission, $125 Admission and VIP Reception


http://2011expo.ascap.com/event/392af551f348619a87835eabb2d2c775 a
5/6 - Corey Glover Playing w/ Galactic and the Funky Meters at Mahalia Jackson Theatre - New Orleans, LA
5/6 - 12 Bar on Fulton Street Mew Orleans, LA 10 PM -Doug Wimbish w/ Henry Butler and Shannon Powell
5/7 - Don't miss WIMBASH feat. Doug Wimbish & Corey Glover w/ Khris Royal & Dark Matter at Blue Nile Upstairs 10:30 PM - New Orleans, LA


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Experience Hendrix w/ Living Colour and more!

This year’s edition of the Experience Hendrix concert tour, presented by Fender guitars, launches in May with an all-star lineup of musical greats paying homage to the abiding genius of Jimi Hendrix. This year’s tour will include performances by Billy Cox, Steve Vai, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, David Hidalgo & Cesar Rosas [Los Lobos], Keb’ Mo, Eric Johnson, North Mississippi All Stars, Brad Whitford [Aerosmith], Living Colour, Ernie Isley, Chris Layton [SRV & Double Trouble], Indigenous and many additional special guests to be announced.

2011 Experience Hendrix tour dates include:

5/20 – Las Vegas, NV – Hilton Theater
5/21 – Dana Point, CA – Doheny Blues Festival
5/23 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center
5/24 – Tucson, AZ – Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
5/26 – Santa Rosa, CA – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
5/27 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
5/28 – Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Blues Festival
5/29 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Blues Festival

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Living Colour joins the ShipRocked Cruise - Nov 2011!

LIVING COLOUR would like to extend a special invitation for you to join them on the high seas this November! ShipRocked is the ultimate rock and roll cruise vacation, with a backstage pass! This amazing floating music festival and fan experience will travel to the exotic Mayan Riviera, making stops in Costa Maya and Cozumel in Mexico. You and the band will be sailing onboard one of the cruise industry’s most acclaimed new luxury liners, the MSC Poesia, from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on November 14th, and returning on November 19, 2011.

The lineup for ShipRocked 2011 will feature over a dozen artists performing multiple shows on multiple stages throughout the ship. Alongside LIVING COLOUR will be the amazing Buckcherry, Queensryche, Hinder, Hellyeah!, Sevendust and In This Moment! And if that’s not enough to wet your rock and roll appetite, Lynam, Broken Teeth, Rival Sons and a number of other artists will also be joining you onboard!

In addition to mingling with rockstars, you’ll be treated like one with exclusive artist hosted events and activities. The Poesia will keep the food and beverages flowing long into the night so you can rock til you drop! And with multiple pools, jacuzzis, a luxury spa and a state of the art gym onboard, you can stay refreshed and reenergized for the next round of rock and roll!

So, if you’re ready to join LIVING COLOUR for this one of a kind musical adventure, visit www.GetShipRocked.com today! Tickets are on-sale now, and include access to all of the concerts and other exclusive activities, your deluxe stateroom, all your meals, ship activities, entertainment and much, much more!. Book your cabin online at www.GetShipRocked.com any time of day or night, or you can contact a ShipRocked reservations agent by calling 1-888-438-9509.

Get ShipRocked with LIVING COLOUR, and create rock and roll memories (that can’t wait) for a lifetime!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Corey Glover w/ Galactic in San Francsico, CA April 1st!

Galactic Featuring Special Guests Corey Glover (Living Colour), Cyril Neville (of the Neville Brothers) and Corey Henry (Rebirth Brass Band) with John Brown's Body

The Fillmore
1805 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94115

Doors 8:00pm / Show 9:00PM LiveNation

Will Calhoun in Oakland and San Diego, CA THIS WEEK!

Will Calhoun in Oakland and San Diego, CA THIS WEEK!
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Will Calhoun's Native Lands Experience featuring special guest Bennie Maupin

Will Calhoun - Drums
David Gilmore - Guitar
Victor Bailey - Bass

With special guest Bennie Maupin - Sax

Appearing at:

Yoshi's Oakland Jazz Club
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 238-9200

Set times are 8pm and 10pm
Tickets are $24 and $12 respectively -------------------------------------

Friday, April 1, 2011

Will Calhoun's Native Lands Experience featuring special guest Ronnie Laws

Will Calhoun - Drums, Loops, Samples, Indigenous/Electronic Percussion Victor Bailey - Bass
Dave Gilmore - Guitar

With special guest Ronnie Laws - Sax

Appearing at:

Anthology
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 595-0300

Set time is 7:30pm
Tickets are $15 - $46

Friday, March 18, 2011

Will plays Afro Jazz and Funky Blues Fusion with Francis Mbappe

Will plays Afro Jazz and Funky Blues Fusion with Francis Mbappe

Saturday, March 19 at 7pm

Embassy Suites Hotel

Francis Mbappe - Bass/Vocals

Will Calhoun - Drums/Perc

Richard Pardon - Guitar

Appearing at:

SXSW (South by Southwest)

Austin, TX

(512) 467-7979



James Blood Ulmer and the Memphis Blood Blues Band ft Vernon Reid

Thursday, March 24th through Sunday, March 27th

Jazz Standard

116 East 27th St.

New York, NY 10016

http://www.jazzstandard.net/red/index.html

James Blood Ulmer – vocals, guitar

Vernon Reid – guitar

Charles Burnham – violin

David Barnes – harmonica

Leon Gruenbaum – piano, Hammond B-3 organ

Mark Peterson – bass

Aubrey Dale – drums

Corey Glover w/ Some Cat from Japan - NYC

appearing March 18th and March 25th at Sullivan Hall w/ Some Cat From Japan

A Post Allman Brothers Band Show featuring Some Cat From Japan: The Music Of Jimi Hendrix featuring Scott Metzger, Will Bernard, Ron Johnson, Eric Bolivar, with special guest Corey Glover of Living Colour

http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=23837

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Doug Wimbish on Tour w/ Tarja Turunen in S. America

Tarja Turunen "What Lies Beneath" South American Tour 2011 w/ Doug Wimbish

March 12, 2011
HSBC Brazil, Sao Paulo Brazil
Ticket Sale

March 13, 2011
Fundição Progresso, Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Ticket Sale

March 15, 2011
Garden Hall, Brasilia Brazil
Ticket Sale

March 19, 2011
Teatro de la Uni, Lima Peru
Ticket Sale

March 21, 2011
Coliseo Don Bosco, La Paz Bolivia
Megacenter – Rockmania

March 23, 2011
Teatro Teletón, Santiago de Chile Chile
Ticket Sale

March 26, 2011
Teatro El Círculo, Rosario Argentina
Ticket Sale

March 27, 2011
Luna Park, Buenos Aires Argentina
Ticket Sale

March 29, 2011
La Trastienda, Montevideo Uruguay
http://www.latrastienda.com.uy/
Ticket Sale

http://www.tarjaturunen.com/

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Experience Hendrix May 2011 w/ Living Colour and more...

This year’s edition of the Experience Hendrix concert tour, presented by Fender guitars, launches in May with an all-star lineup of musical greats paying homage to the abiding genius of Jimi Hendrix. This year’s tour will include performances by Billy Cox, Steve Vai, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, David Hidalgo & Cesar Rosas [Los Lobos], Keb’ Mo, Eric Johnson, North Mississippi All Stars, Brad Whitford [Aerosmith], Living Colour, Ernie Isley, Chris Layton [SRV & Double Trouble], Indigenous and many additional special guests to be announced.

Initial 2011 Experience Hendrix tour dates include:

5/20 – Las Vegas, NV – Hilton Theater
5/21 – Dana Point, CA – Doheny Festival
5/23 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center
5/24 – Tucson, AZ – Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
5/26 – Santa Rosa, CA – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
5/27 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
5/28 – Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Blues Festival
5/29 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Avila Beach Blues Festival

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Exclusive! Jack Bruce and Vernon Reid Announce Formation of New Jazz Fusion Supergroup, Spectrum Road

http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/exclusive--jack/February-2011/127169

During an historic interview at Music Player headquarters on February 4, 2011, bass icon Jack Bruce (Cream) and innovative guitarist Vernon Reid (Living Colour) announced that the Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute band with keyboardist John Medeski (Medeski, Martin, & Wood), and drummer Cindy Blackman-Santana (Lenny Kravitz) has morphed into Spectrum Road. The band will continue to use the spirit of legendary jazz drummer Tony Williams (who passed away in 1997) as a touchstone for playing the music of his pioneering Lifetime fusion groups, as well as for moving forward with original material.

“The name ‘Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute’ was accurate in one sense because we are specifically targeting that period,” said Reid about the band that started playing shows together in 2008, “but it was too limiting because we’re more inspired by the spirit of Tony Williams and his approach to music. It became important for this ensemble to have an identity of its own, and not for it to be tied or frozen by nostalgia for the past.”

“Tony would never have wanted that,” said Bruce, who joined Tony Williams, John McLaughlin, and Larry Young in Lifetime after Cream split up in 1969. “Spectrum Road is using Lifetime as a starting point—and we’ll always play those tunes—but Spectrum Road is evolving and moving forward.

“Lifetime is the inspiration for this thing that happens when we improvise freely,” said Reid. “Since we’re already engaged in that, I think is totally valid for people to bring in songs.”

Reid and Bruce confirmed that Spectrum Road is fielding offers from major festivals, and they plan to enter the studio very soon. Stay tuned to Guitar Player and Bass Player in print and online for Bruce and Reid features, and for continuing coverage of their new supergroup, Spectrum Road.

Photo: Patrick Wong

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute featuring: Vernon Reid, Jack Bruce, John Medeski, Cindy Blackman

Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute featuring: Vernon Reid, Jack Bruce, John Medeski, Cindy Blackman




Jan 27 Blue Note, NYC
Jan 28 Blue Note, NYC
Jan 29 Blue Note, NYC
Jan 30 Blue Note, NYC

8 and 10:30pm shows

Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W. 3rd St
New York, NY 10012
http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/index.shtml


Feb 2 Yoshi's, Oakland, CA
Feb 3 Yoshi's, Oakland, CA
Feb 4 Yoshi's, Oakland, CA
Feb 5 Yoshi's, Oakland, CA

8PM/10PM Shows Nightly: $35

Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607
http://www.yoshis.com/oakland

Feb 7 Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA
Feb 8 Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA

7:30 and 10pm shows

Jazz Alley
6th Avenue and Lenora Street
Seattle, WA
http://www.jazzalley.com/

visit Vernon Reid's facebook page for up-to-date information.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Winter Bash w/ Doug Wimbish - Jan 22 @ Brooklyn Lyceum 6pm



Winter Bash
Starring:
Olu
Faith
EarthDriver
+ more

And musical legend
DOUG WIMBISH

Saturday January 22, 2011
6pm to 9pm
The Brooklyn Lyceum
227th 4th Avenue NY 11215
http://www.brooklynlyceum.com/

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Will Calhoun Trio - Jan 15th at Chico's House of Jazz

Will Calhoun's Native Lands Trio performance:

Will Calhoun - drums, electronic/indigenous percussion, and flutes
John Benitez - Bass
Robert Rodriguez - Piano/Keyboard

at Chico's House of Jazz, the Jersey shore's newest, hippest Jazz club.

Located at the Shoppes at the Arcade
631 Lake Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
732-774-JAZZ(5299)

Set times are 8:30pm and 10:30pm
Tickets are $10
21+ unless with parent. Check out the Chico's House of Jazz site for additional details.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Vernon Reid's Artificial Afrika - Jan 8th



Renowned musician and visual artist, Vernon Reid presents Artificial Afrika, a multimedia work based on the various ways that the West has mythologized and invented an image of “African culture,” through appropriation of mythology, religious traditions, visual and musical forms. The work includes a multi-screen video exhibit that is itself a kind of appropriation –using digitally manipulated images as genuinely African–and music that is a hi-tech, up-tempo blend of live electric guitar, electronic sounds and digital processing.

part of the NYC Winter Jazzfest
Jan 8th at Le Poisson Rouge
6:15pm (sharp)
ticket info : http://winterjazzfest.com/tickets.html