The Blind Boys of Alabama have been nominated for a Grammy award for the third year running! Having been successful in winning the Best Traditional Soul Gospel album with their first two Real World releases we are delighted to hear that 'Go Tell It On The Mountain' has now been nominated.
Adrian Sherwood will be warming up Blur fans with his usual astounding mix of dub breaks and grooves. The tour started with Glasgow Barrowlands and continues in venues throughout the UK until December 12th, full dates listed in our tour news.
So don't miss Sherwood live - get there early and experience the formidable wickedness of one of the true wizards of dub.
The Blind Boys of Alabama will host an unforgettable Christmas celebration at New York City's Beacon Theater on 19 December. The show, the most star-studded stop on the group's 'Go Tell it on the Mountain' tour, will feature guest performances by Mavis Stalpes, John Medeski, Aaron Neville, Chrissie Hynde, Michael Franti of Spearhead, Charlie Musselwhite and Duke Robillard among others.
All of these artists also contributed to the new Go Tell it on the Mountain CD (Real World Records), the first Christmas album in the Blind Boys' more than 60-year history. The show will be taped for a 2004 TV special on the PBS network in the US.
Other TV performances confirmed for The Blind Boys include a Christmas Day performance on NBC's Today Show, a Christmas Eve feature on 60 Minutes 2, and additional appearances in December on The Tonight Show, Wayne Brady, Charlie Rose.
Following their sell out show at the Royal Festival Hall in London ths autumn the Afro Celts had no problem convincing thier audience that they are still one of the best live acts around!
You can vote for them as the Best Live Act in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and end up joining them at the awards show. Click on the link below and go to 'Your Vote".
The story of Scottish musician/producer Martyn Bennett is to be the subject of a documentary to be shown on BBC Scotland as part of the Artworks series on the evening of Sunday 7 December. Martyn's life as a prodigious young musician, radical saviour of Scottish contemporary folk, and his recent struggles with cancer, the extraordinary story behind 'Grit' his new album on Real World Records will be told against the back drop of the beautiful Isle of Mull where Martyn now lives and works.
Radical, genre-defing Scottish musician/producer/mixer will be warming up the crowd at the Brighton Cenre on Monday 24 November in support of Peter Gabriel's special one-off show. Bennett will be DJing his ecclectic mix of Gaelic traditional music and slamming break-beats, which have brought rave reviews of his new album 'Grit'.
CHILLI SOLO IS A NEW CLUB NIGHT IN HACKNEY CENTRAL, STARTING THURSDAY NOV 6TH WEEKLY. HOSTED BY STATE OF BENGAL, SHOWCASING A MIXTURE OF NEW MUSIC FROM A MULTITUDE OF PRODUCERS & ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE SPECTRUM INCLUDING LIVE & EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES FROM BOTH UN/KNOWN ARTISTS.
FULL LINE UP & DETAILS On http://www.chillisolo.com & http://www.stateofbengal.com
HACKNEY CENTRAL CLUB,
Corner of Mare St / Amhurst Rd. Hackney.
London E.8 1 LL
The former railway station.
(Next to Hackney Central Railway Station)
Tel: 0208 986 5111
8pm till midnight
door: free B4 10PM £3 after (this month only)
KELIDOSCOPIC FREQUENCY THRU ARTISTIC FLOW
State of Bengal who collaborated with the legendary Ananda Shankar on his final album Walking On (RW81) is currently finishing an album with Paban Das Baul (who last worked with Real World Records on the album Real Sugar RW65).
To celebrate the release of Grit by Martyn Bennett we're giving away 10 Exclusive Limited Edition copies of the promotional 12" Vinyl Remix of Move!
All you have to do is answer a simple question and you'll be in with a chance of being a winner.
HINT: If you need help, the answer CAN be found in the Grit website. Good Luck!