Chattanooga, TN. – CHEVRONTEXACO METROPOLITAN OPERA INTERNATIONAL RADIO NETWORK TO BEGIN 2003-2004 SEASON OF LIVE RADIO BROADCASTS ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, WITH NETWORK PREMIERE OF FROMENTAL HAL VY'S LA JUIVE ____________________________________ Season's Highlights Include Met Broadcast Premiere of Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini and New Productions of Mozart's Don Giovanni and R. Strauss' Salome as well as the return of Wagner's complete Ring cycle _____________________________________
Chattanooga,TN – The Bonnaroo Festival takes place on a beautiful 500-acre farm in Manchester, Tn. Fans from around the country flock to the site every year. This year the concert was held on the weekend of June 13th-15th.
This year artists like Nickel Creek, The Dead, O.A.R, and even James Brown performed on stage.
Despite the rain, nearly 80,000 concert-goers made the pilgramage to Manchester. Highlights of the show included passionate 3 hour sets from Neil Young & Crazy Horse and The Dead.
Chattanooga, TN – The latest release from Sam Bush and David Grisman has been in the making for a long time.
Both Bush and Grisman have been friends since 1965 and the styles on the album are indicative of their longevity.
"Hold On, We're Strummin'," is an album of incredible density and musical genius. From the traditional bluegrass stylings on songs like "Ralph's banjo Special," to the hypnotic "Swamp Thing" this album is 70 plus minutes of pleasure to the ears.
For More information on Sam Bush & David Grisman, visit www.allmusic.com
Chattanooga, TN – Kelly Joe Phelps, a native of Portland OR, has been turning heads with his contemporary blues style.
Raised in Washington state, Phelps learned the folk and country styles from his father. But according to his website, his musical influences were anything but specialized.
"Two of the first records I remember having were Miles Davis and Led Zeppelin," Phelps told the Oregon Extension Journal in 1998. "My dad played guitar, and during that 12th year, I decided I wanted to do that, so he got me started."
Chattanooga, TN – Thursday's Free Lunch offers the sonic charged pop of Grandaddy. Their latest album Sumday, released on V2 records, is an oceanic pop odyssey of the highest degree.
Formed in Modesto Ca, in 1992 Grandaddy started as your typical edgy indie rock band. It wasn't until the addition of guitarist, Jim Fairchild and keyboardist, Jim Dryden. The already stellar line-up of Jason Lytle, Kevin Garcia, and Aaron Burtch completed the band and allowed an opportunity to form their unique sound.
Chattanooga, TN – A Grammy-award winning artist, Shelby Lynne is no stranger to the music business. Her 2000 release "I Am Shelby Lynne" afforded her a Grammy first best new-artist. Ironically, Lynne had been writing songs and touring for almost a decade.
Her latest album "Identity Crisis," is a very raw and personal album. Coming off of a five-year tour supporting her last album, Lynne decided it was time for some rest in her Palm Springs home.
While she was at home, Lynne began working on what would become "Identity Crisis."
Chattanooga, TN – The Free Lunch for Thursday, August 28th will be the latest, and most likely the final, album from the legendary Warren Zevon. The album is titled The Wind and was recorded after Zevon was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, an inoperable form of lung cancer.
Chattanooga, TN – The Free Lunch for Tuesday, August 26, will be the new album from fiddler, Rani Arbo and her band, Daisy Mayhem. The album is titled Gambling Eden and released on Signature records.
Recently, Arbo and company thrilled the Nightfall crowd in downtown Chattanooga with their eclectic stylings. Not only is traditional bluegrass present, but the added rhythmic percussion opens new doors for the band's musical creativity.