Danzig – Black Laden Crown
CAMP VERDE – Growing up in the south, perhaps it was destiny that led Darius Rucker to become a country music artist.
Pollinator is Blondie’s 11th album. and it has been two years in the making. Alongside original band members Chris Stein, Debbie Harry and drummer Clem Burke, the album also features contributions from Johnny Marr, Sia, Charli XCX, Dave Sitek, Nick Valensi and The Gregory Brothers.
When vocalist Renee Grant Patrick, daughter of the late George Grant (who traveled the world singing lead tenor for the Ink Spots in the ‘80s and the ‘90s and a Doo Wap Hall of Fame member) lost her father in January of last year, she combined talents with violinist Suzanne Lansford and pianist Nicole Pesce to pay tribute to some of their favorite Ink Spots’ songs, one of them being “We Three.”
Adalia Tara returns to perform a free concert on Saturday, May 6th, at Creekside Coffee from 7 to 9 pm. In addition to completing her soon to be released new album ‹Why Wait?’, Adalia has been busy producing two new music videos, one recently released on youtube entitled “Mother of Exiles” written to the words of the poem inscribed at the Statue of Liberty, as well as a new production filmed while traveling across the American southwest. . Her previous music video “Release Me” premiered last year at a Sedona Film Festival event, and won awards at numerous film festivals.
Hailed by Rolling Stone and Billboard as an “exquisite” singer, Vivian Sessoms has performed all over the world with some of the biggest names in music. A wunderkind that got her start opening for Marvin Gaye at the age of 9, she’s worked with legendary artists like Michael Jackson, Cher, Stevie Wonder and many others throughout the course of her multi-faceted career.
The spring concert theme this year is “Cottonwood Community Band Goes to the Movies”. A concert will be presented both in Cottonwood and Camp Verde. The first performance will be Saturday, May 6th from 3-4 pm at the Cottonwood Recreation Center located at 150 South 6th Street. The second performance will be Sunday, May 14th from 3-4 pm at the Camp Verde Multi-Use Theater located at 210 Camp Lincoln Road on the campus of the Camp Verde schools.
The women in the Red RockAppella chapter of Sweet Adelines love to sing! And they’re looking for others who do, too! Red RockAppella invites any woman in the Village of Oak Creek of average singing ability, with or without professional vocal training, to come to a special Guest Night on Monday, May 22, at 7 p.m., at our rehearsal site, Sedona Winds Assisted Living Center Activities Room, 475 Jacks Canyon Blvd.
Esteban may be playing guitar, but when he’s playing, “I don’t care what my fingers are doing,” he says. “You play from your heart.” That’s exactly what the world renowned guitarist plans to do, monthly at Sound Bites Grill in uptown Sedona. Of course, it helps that he’ll be sharing the stage with his violinist daughter, Teresa Joy. The two are on a special journey in Sedona which has life changing memories for Esteban.
The Board of Trustees of the Verde Valley Sinfonietta announced that Kevin Kozacek has been appointed Music Director/Conductor for the 2017-2018 season. The announcement came at the Sinfonietta’s “Starlight Serenade” gala event where Mr. Kozacek was introduced to Sinfonietta supporters. According to Board president Marion Maby, “Our orchestra musicians, audience and Board were in complete accord on the selection of Mr. Kozacek. He brings fine rehearsal technique, programming knowledge, organizational skills and personal charm that we are sure will serve the Sedona and Verde Valley well.”
Join Jo B. & Walton from Prescott, and Kenn Trout and Friends from the Verde Valley for a special Acoustic Dreams two set “Music in the House” show at the Sedona Hub, Friday, April 28. These wonderful musicians have a great collection of original and cover tunes for your listening pleasure.
Spring is in the air. Beauty is all around us and the Verde Valley Voices have just the music for you. This year we continue to celebrate bringing you 20 years of quality choral music with a collection of wonderful favorites. Pop tunes everyone should know like Mona Lisa, Where or When, All the Things You Are, and Dream a Little Dream of Me. Sprinkle in some rousing spirituals like Band of Angels and Walkin’ In the Spirit with classic tunes like Battle Hymn of the Republic and Dry Your Tears, Africa and what you get is an afternoon you won’t soon forget.
Heartland rocker John Mellencamp will release his 23rd full-length album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life.
For this album, Sheryl Crow worked again with producer, musician and songwriter Jeff Trott, long-time collaborator throughout her career. Trott co-wrote many of Crow’s classics, including “If It Makes You Happy” and “My Favorite Mistake.” Crow says her main goal was “to investigate what made my early songs strike people as being authentic and original.
CAMP VERDE – Country music musician Darius Rucker, former lead singer and guitarist for Hootie and the Blowfish, will play the Stargazer Pavilion on Friday, May 12.
Tommy Rocks in Jerome now hosts weekend patio concerts and this weekend’s featured performer will be Sky Daddy Conwell, guitarist and vocals, Saturday, April 15, noon to 2 p.m. Sky Daddy is a well-known rockabilly performer from Prescott. Sky Daddy and the Pop Rocks play original rockabilly and surf music, and are well-known as being the finest rockabilly band in Arizona.
Hopeless Romantic marks Branch’s first solo album since Grammy nominated Hotel Paper (certified Platinum). Produced by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) and Gus Seyffert (Beck, Norah Jones, SIA), Hopeless Romantic weaves a tale of love-lost and found.
Duke Ellington created sacred jazz concerts in the 60s and 70s, and with Sunday’s Jazz at the Church concert the swinging continues with the Anderson Trio presenting their Sacred Easter Concert beginning at three o’clock in the afternoon.
Phil Rossi has quite a story and now Sedona is lucky to have him as a full time resident. You can see this versatile piano player at Sound Bites Grill weekly and this Sunday, April 16, he will perform there for their annual Easter Brunch.
LA Divine, Cold War Kids most expansive and ambitious effort so far, pays tribute to Los Angeles in all its strange glory, embodying the Long Beach-bred band s endless fascination with their adopted hometown. In many ways, LA is the least divine city, the most hedonistic and irreverent and disconnected from history, says Willett. LA’s so massive, I feel like I’m always finding something new in it, adds bassist Matt Maust. It’s an incredibly weird place, and I’m happy to have made an album that totally honors that weirdness. L.A. Divine is the upcoming sixth studio album by American indie rock band Cold War Kids. The album will be released through Capital Records.
The first Wednesday of every month brings Texas Americana, Folk, and Country Blues by singer-songwriter Hank Erwin to Vino Di Sedona, April 5, 7-10 p.m. Hank has an incredible history of life experiences that have resulted in a collection of songs that tell his story. After five years as a merchant marine he logged over 1,000 days at sea, traveled over 200,000 nautical miles, was US Coast Guard certified as an Able Bodied Seaman, and delivered roughly 10 million tons of cargo. He made more money than he’d ever seen, blew more money than he’d ever seen, and lost all control of his life off the boat, which included any hopes of a music career.
George Frideric Handel’s most beloved & acclaimed oratorio, ‘Messiah’ premiered on April 13, 1742, in Dublin, Ireland. That makes this enduring masterpiece exactly 275 years old.
Cellist David Speltz and violinist Connie Kupka are two of Los Angeles’ most respected artists who perform on a regular basis in the Los Angeles studios, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the California Chamber Symphony Society.
Triplicate, is the new three disc studio album from Bob Dylan. The collection features 30 brand-new recordings of classic American tunes and marking the first triple-length set of the artist’s illustrious career.
Nashville-based acoustic vocal group Crosby Lane is coming to Sedona United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 2nd at 12:30 p.m. This Mansion/Sony RED recording artist and full-time ministry has been featured on the GAC (Great American Country), CMT (Country Music Television) and Daystar television networks, among others.