Busch, who competed in three truck series events last season, will expand his schedule in 2013 in the No. 51 Toyota Tundra, beginning with the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 22. “I’ll be starting the season off with a triple at Daytona, which gives me the opportunity to try and collect three milestone wins for Toyota — their 100th truck series win on Friday night, their 75th Nationwide Series win on Saturday and their 50th Sprint Cup Series win on Sunday,” Busch said. “I was able to get Toyota’s first Cup Series victory back in 2008 and that was pretty special. Hopefully we can add a few milestone victories for them at Daytona to start the season and many more across all three series in the years to come.” The rest of Busch’s truck series schedule: Kansas Speedway, April 20; Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 17; Dover International Speedway, May 31; Kentucky Speedway, June 27; Michigan International Speedway, Aug. 17; Bristol Motor Speedway, Aug. 21; Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 13; Texas Motor Speedway, Nov. 1; Homestead-Miami Speedway, Nov. 15. Toyota Care is the maintenance plan that comes free with the purchase or lease of a new Toyota. Of Busch’s 30 victories in the truck series, 24 have come in Toyotas, the most by any driver for the Japanese automaker. Kyle Busch Motorsports announced Wednesday that it has secured a 10-race sponsorship deal with Toyota Care for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season. FULL SERIES COVERAGE• View all articles • View all videos • View all photos Toyota Care to be primary backer in 10 races in 2013
Last night, Umphrey’s McGee treated fans to a three-set performance of epic proportions at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, TN. The show capped off a raging three-night run throughout the state of Tennessee, putting an exclamation point on the shows with an additional set that saw UM collaborate with members of the Nashville Symphony. Even better, the Symphony accompanied Umphrey’s on all original tunes: “Deeper”, “Educated Guess”, “Rocker 1”, “Hajimemashiste”, and “Mantis”.Though we reported on the show with a full gallery earlier today, we thought UM fans might want to actually hear this unique collaborative moment. Fortunately, a full audio recording of the performance has surfaced on the Archive database.You can listen to the full audio below, courtesy of MSTaper.
It’s hard to imagine that The Rolling Stones, a band over 50 years into their esteemed career, could ever have something new to offer fans. And yet, that’s what has happened the last two weekends, as the premier rockers treated fans to some unexpected bust outs and a cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together” during weekend one.Still, there’s plenty of gas in the Stones’ tank, as they also recently announced plans to release a new blues-based album called Blue & Lonesome on December 2nd. The band shared a portion of the first track from the album with that announcement, a Little Walter original called “Just Your Fool.” Thus, with the Desert Trip stage set, they debuted “Just Your Fool” live for the first time in their career.The set was jam packed with Stones classics from start to finish as well, opening with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and closing with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” as two prime examples. Check out a handful of videos from the show below (courtesy of prestoff2000 on YouTube), including the debut of “Just Your Fool,” below. Edit this setlist | More The Rolling Stones setlists The full setlist can be seen below. Desert Trip continues today with performances from Paul McCartney and Neil Young + Promise of the Real.
The legendary Willie Nelson has cancelled two scheduled performances for this weekend, citing a recent illness in a public statement addressing the situation. Nelson, who is 83 years old, continues to actively tour with his iconic catalog of country-western music.Fortunately, it seems that the illness won’t be keeping Nelson down for long, as he’s scheduled to return to the road next week for tour dates from February 1st through the 4th. You can read Nelson’s statement below.We regret to inform fans that Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29 performances of Willie Nelson & Family: Vegas On My Mind have been cancelled due to recent illness and will not be rescheduled. Performances on February 1, 3 and 4 are still scheduled to take place.Ticket holders for the cancelled performances can contact their point of purchase for a refund.You may purchase tickets for the three remaining performances of Willie Nelson & Family: Vegas On My Mind (subject to availability). Tickets may be purchased in person at any Venetian/Palazzo box office, by phone at 866-641-7469, or online at www.thevenetian.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Gov’t Mule has announced the second leg of their 2018 headlining summer tour. The Warren Haynes-led quartet will make stops along the west coast and throughout Texas as well as in Missoula, Vancouver and Tulsa. The tour kicks off August 17th in Charlotte, NC with special guest The Magpie Salute on select dates. These newly-added dates will follow a nine-date tour throughout middle America and the South, with the first eight dates supported by The Magpie Salute and the last featuring openers Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.The southern rock titans will hit the road beginning June 2nd when they headline Candler Park Music & Food Festival in Atlanta, GA before heading overseas for select European shows in Germany, Netherlands, and the UK. Beginning July 12th, Gov’t Mule will also take their “Dark Side of the Mule” tribute project on the road with The Avett Brothers for a run of six co-headlining amphitheater shows with special guest The Magpie Salute.Fan club pre-sale begins Tuesday, May 29th at 12 pm EST. Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 1st at 10 am local time. For more information, to grab your tickets, or to check out a full list of upcoming Gov’t Mule dates, head to the band’s website. Gov’t Mule Summer Tour 2018 DatesJune 2 – Atlanta, GA @ Candler Park FestJune 29 – Torgau, DE @ KulturbastionJune 30 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburgJuly 1 – Maidstone, UK @ Ramblin’ Man FairJuly 12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater %July 13 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center %July 14 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center %August 17 – CMCU Amphitheater – Charlotte, NC*August 18 – Volvo Car Stadium – Charleston, SC*August 19 – The Woods Amphitheater – Whites Creek, TN*August 21 – Rose Music Center – Huber Heights, OH*August 23 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center %August 24 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre %August 25 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre %August 26 – Brenton Plaza – Des Moines, IA*August 28 – Vetter Stone Amphitheater – Mankato, MN*August 29 – SumTur – Papillion, NE*August 31 – Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater – Park City, UT*September 1 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery*September 2 – Sun Valley Pavillion – Sun Valley, ID^September 4 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore BallroomSeptember 5 – Portland, OR @ Roseland TheaterSeptember 6 – Seattle, WA @ Moore TheatreSeptember 7 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald TheatreSeptember 8 – Oakland, VA @ Fox TheaterSeptember 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The WilternSeptember 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van BurenSeptember 16 – Telluride, CO @ Telluride Blues & BrewsSeptember 18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s BallroomSeptember 19 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody TheaterSeptember 20 – Dallas, TX @ House of BluesSeptember 21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music HallSeptember 23 – Louisville, KY @ Bourbon & Beyond*with Magpie Salute^with Lukas Nelson & Promis of the Real% “Dark Side of the Mule” co-headlining w/ The Avett Brothers; support from Magpie SaluteView Summer Tour Dates
Today, the powerfully versatile Jennifer Hartswick has announced the coming release of her latest solo album. The latest solo release from the Trey Anastasio Band trumpeter/vocalist, titled Nexus will feature contributions from 6-time Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride as well as longtime musical partner Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), with whom she completed a duo tour earlier this year. As the announcement notes, on Nexus, Hartswick delivers “a powerful and vulnerable performance from the depths of her soul.”Nexus is available for pre-order now via Jennifer Hartswick’s website on vinyl along with various custom merch packages. The album will be officially released on Friday, September 7th.In addition to her upcoming album release, Hartswick has a number of upcoming performances scheduled with a variety of different acts, including her duo with Nick Cassarino, New Orleans Suspects, Shaun Martin’s Go Go Party, The Nth Power, Umphrey’s McGee, and more. You can see a list of her upcoming dates below. For more information, or to grab your tickets to any of Hartswick’s upcoming gigs, head to her website.View Upcoming Tour DatesJennifer Hartswick Upcoming Tour Dates8.5Jen Hartswick & Nick CassarinoNewport Jazz FestivalNewport, RI8.8New Orleans SuspectsNarrows CenterFall River, MA8.9New Orleans SuspectsBrooklyn BowlBrooklyn, NY8.10New Orleans SuspectsThe HamiltonWashington, DC8.11New Orleans SuspectsArdmore Music HallPhiladelphia, PA8.15Shaun Martin’s Go Go PartyWoodlands TavernColumbus, OH8.16Shaun Martin’s Go Go PartyHi-FiIndianapolis, IN8.17Shaun Martin’s Go Go PartyMartyr’sChicago, IL8.18Shaun Martin’s Go Go PartyFounders BreweryGrand Rapids, MI8.19Shaun Martin’s Go Go PartyOtus SupplyFerndale, MI8.28Nth PowerTerminal WestAtlanta, GA8.29Nth PowerCedar Street Social ClubMobile, AL8.30Nth Power / Umphrey’s McGeeJoy TheaterNew Orleans, LA8.31Nth Power / Umphrey’s McGeeMoody TheaterAustin, TX9.1Nth Power / Umphrey’s McGeeHouse Of BluesDallas, TX9.2Nth PowerLast Concert CafeHouston, TX9.8Jennifer Hartswick & Nick CassarinoDavid Shaw’s Big River Get DownHamilton, OH9.15Jennifer Hartswick & Nick CassarinoJazz On 2nd AveNiwot, CO
Today, Organ Freeman—the West Coast-based power-jazz/funk organ trio composed of Erik Carlson, Rob Humphries, and Trevor Steer—has announced their plans for a 2018 winter tour. For those who are unfamiliar, Organ Freeman is one of the most talented young bands in the contemporary funk and jazz scenes. Based in Los Angeles and composed of studio musicians, Organ Freeman has been making a name for themselves over the past few years with their slick and impressive live performances. It should come as no surprise that the band has spent extensive time cutting their teeth on the road with two of the best bands in live music: Umphrey’s McGee and Turkuaz.Organ Freeman’s upcoming 2018 winter tour kicks off in the band’s hometown of L.A. with a show on November 3rd at Teragram Ballroom. From there, the band will head to Denver for a show at Cervantes’ Other Side on November 8th, followed by additional Colorado shows in Fort Collins on the 9th and Steamboat Springs on the 10th. A four-night sprint across the Midwest will follow, with shows in Chicago, IL; Peoria, IL; Indianapolis, IN; and Detroit, MI, from November 15th to 18th. The group will then head to North Carolina for a three-night run from November 23rd through 25th, which will find the band perform in Asheville, Winston-Salem, and Raleigh.After a month’s break, Organ Freeman will reconvene for a final three-night tour-closing run in mid-December. The tour’s December mini-leg will begin in Washington, D.C., at Gypsy Sally’s on December 20th. From there, the group will head to Philadelphia’s Foundry on December 21st. To close out their winter tour in full, Organ Freeman will head to New York City for their second-ever headlining appearance in the city, returning to Knitting Factory after their headlining debut at the venue with the Turkuaz Horns earlier this year in April.For more information and for ticketing, head to Organ Freeman’s website here.
On Friday evening, Railroad Earth had a difficult announcement for friends and fans, giving the sad news that the band’s longtime multi-instrumentalist Andy Goessling had passed away. Goessling was an integral member of the group since its inception, helping co-found the fan-favorite folk and bluegrass act and performing a number of instruments including acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, dobro, lap steel, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, and saxophone.This past weekend, Railroad Earth was scheduled for two headlining performances at Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival, which takes place on The Farm in Eureka Springs, AR. To honor their lost friend and band member, the group used the weekend to honor Goessling. Also on hand for the tribute was The Magpie Salute’s Matt Slocum, who was tapped to plays keys across the weekend, as well as friend and bluegrass royalty Sam Bush, who sat in on Sunday evening.The band opened on Saturday with “Sing For Me” featuring lyrics penned by Hazel Dickens that were quoted in a statement RRE posted announcing Andy’s passing. Mandolinist John Skehan then stepped up to the mic and told the crowd they would play the last tune he had the privilege of playing with Goessling. Railroad Earth performed “Tabhair Dom Do Lámh”, a 17th century Irish instrumental written by Ruaidri Dáll Ó Catháin. The English translation of the title is “Give Me Your Hand.”The group continued on with the classic “Long Way To Go” and went on to deliver a career-spanning mix of material through the rain and tears. RRE fit in a handful of covers including Tom Waits’ “Cold Water,” Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” and the Grateful Dead’s “Terrapin Station.” Guitarist Todd Sheaffer took a moment towards the end of the show to talk about the difficult few days the band had and to thank all of the fans for the love and support they’ve received.Railroad Earth returned to the stage on Sunday for a show that saw them joined by Sam Bush for “Where Songs Begin” and “Fisherman’s Blues” to end the opening stanza. The group treated fans to plenty of staples such as “Head,” “Dandelion Wine,” “Lordy, Lordy”, and “The Hunting Song.”Watch video streamed by RRE of Saturday’s concert, as well as fan-shot footage below:Railroad Earth – Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival – 10/13/2018 (Full-Show Video) [Video: Railroad Earth]Railroad Earth – “Sing For Me” & “Tabhair Dom Do Lámh” – 10/13/2018[Video: evenstev]Setlist: Railroad Earth | Hillberry: A Harvest Moon Festival | Eureka Springs, AR | 10/13/2018Set One: Sing For Me, Tabhair dom do Lámh, Long Way To Go, Saddle of the Sun, Grandfather Mountain, Mourning Flies, Came Up Smilin’, Cold Water, StormsSet Two: Harvest Moon, Elko, Blazin’ A Trail, Bird In A House, For Love, Birds Of America > 1759 > Terrapin Station > Seven Story MountainNote: This show featured Matt Slocum on keyboardsSetlist: Railroad Earth | Hillberry: A Harvest Moon Festival | Eureka Springs, AR | 10/14/2018Set One: Soul of a Man, Lordy, Lordy, Head, Dandelion Wine, Farewell To Isinglass > Raven’s Child, Where Songs Begin (A) > Fisherman’s Blues (A)Set Two: Walk Beside Me, Chasin’ a Rainbow, Mighty River, Addin’ My Voice > Lone Croft Farewell, The Hunting Song, Captain Nowhere, Like A BuddhaNote: This show featured Matt Slocum on keyboards(A) with Sam Bush on Violin
Today, Dave Matthews Band announced that they will follow their upcoming fall arena tour with a free show in Miami Beach, Florida on December 28th at the Capital One Beach Bash at Lummus Park. Ohio rockers Walk The Moon will serve as opening support for the show, with music starting around 4 pm ET. The free concert will celebrate the following night’s College Football Playoff Semifinal game at the Capital One Orange Bowl.Dave Matthews Band’s upcoming fall tour will span the end of November and beginning of December, and will hit venues along the east coast in addition to a stop in Canada. The tour comes as the band continues to ride a wave of momentum behind their 2018 release, Come Tomorrow, which marked the band’s record-breaking 7th-straight record to hit #1 on the Billboard charts.For more information on upcoming tour dates, head to Dave Matthews Band’s official website.
Les Claypool has done well for himself over the years as one of the premiere virtuosic bass players in commercial rock music. The 55-year-old songwriter and bassist has collected a dedicated legion of fans since starting back in the 1980s thanks to his incredible musicianship as part of Primus, Oysterhead, and more recently The Claypool Lennon Delirium alongside Sean Ono Lennon. Surpringsly, some fans might not be aware of the fact that Claypool was once offered the opportunity to jam alongside Metallica when the famous thrash metal band were in search of a new bass player following the death of Cliff Burton in 1986.Claypool actually grew up in the same area as Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, as the two went to school together in the Bay Area region of northern California. It was that high school connection which led Hammett to invite Claypool to play with the band, as he had already given the bassist a copy of their 1984 studio album, Ride The Lightning, a few years prior.“I didn’t know much about the scene, I went and, you know, I didn’t even realize how big they were to tell you the truth,” Claypool admitted in a past interview. Claypool was so unfamiliar with their level of popularity and the overall sound that he even asked if the fellas wanted to jam around on some Isley Brothers tunes.A more recent interview with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich saw Claypool looking back at how surprised he was when Ulrich demanded that part of the rehearsal studio be removed so that he could see guitarist James Hetfield while playing. The hilarious 2017 interview from Ulrich’ Beats 1 Radio program can be watched with a giggle in the video below.Les Claypool and Lars Ulrich Interview – Beats 1 Radio – September 2017[Video: Beats 1]Hetfield would admit years later that Claypool was simply “too good” for what Metallica had going on at the point in their journey. The famous metal band has welcomed Jason Newstead and then Robert Trujillo to fill on bass duties in the decades since.“I wasn’t the right guy,” Claypool continued in the older interview. “I looked like a total freak ya know? I remember James said on Vh1, ‘Well you know Les was too good,’ and that’s total bullshit, he was just being nice. He thought I was a weirdo.”Claypool will release his next studio album as part of The Claypool Lennon Delirium when South of Reality arrives on ATO Records on February 22nd. The psychedelic rock group will head out on tour across North America next spring throughout the month of April. Tickets for shows on the spring tour can be purchased here.