The first Wednesday of every month brings Texas Americana, Folk, and Country Blues by singer-songwriter Hank Erwin to Vino Di Sedona. Hank has an incredible history of life experiences that have resulted in a collection of songs that tell his story.
The Grasshopper Grill, at the corner of Page Springs and Cornville Roads, features live entertainment Tuesdays through Saturdays. Five nights a week, starting at 5:30 p.m., the region’s most popular and talented singers, songwriters, instrumentalists and bands cycle through this locals’ favorite Cornville restaurant and bar. The entertainment week kicks off Tuesdays with the relaxed style of Rick Busbea, offering up a great mix with a focus on covering favorites like Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffet. With a winning smile and easy going personality, Rick’s presentation goes down easy and stays with you through the night.
Lapalux, also known as producer Stuart Howard, returns to Brainfeeder this summer with Ruinism, his third album and first recorded entirely with hardware. Lapalux does the smart thing here and gets out of the way for the vaguely Björk-esque vocals of JFDR, for whom this song is a lovely showcase. Backed by scattered pops and hisses over the simplest of beats and a slowly-layering tapestry of synths, JFDR doesn’t give us melodies so much as thoughts, a few words at a time, keeping us interested but never quite bothering with a proper hook. The album also features contributions from JFDR, Talvi and GABI.
Enjoy the world famous Esteban as he plays his favorites this holiday weekend with one great night of his tribute Americana Concert on Saturday July 1st at Sound Bites Grill in uptown Sedona.
Together At Last is a new album by songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy. It features the Wilco bandleader performing eleven of his own songs, culled from the Wilco catalog as well as from side-projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog, in a solo acoustic setting. Together At Last showcases Tweedy’s accomplished and intricate guitar playing and his expressive, plaintive voice, and while audiences have experienced Tweedy live onstage as a solo performer for years, this is the first studio recording of its kind for the acclaimed musician.
Masters of Music Louis Landon and Ralf Illenberger are performing live at Relics Restaurant on Friday, June 23, 7 p.m. This show features music for piano and acoustic guitar. Louis Landon is a composer and Steinway artist, formerly of New York and a current resident of Sedona, who has dedicated his life to music.
International guitarist JJ Sansaverino returns to Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill June 24, bringing his high energy; melodic and jazzy groove beats to uptown with his band. With his colorful; mood provoking music, you will enjoy a modern day supper club experience, an evening with this multi-talented artist is sure to inspire and uplift the soul. JJ will be performing with three other artists bringing life to the show.
The Tilted Earth Festival is getting back to its roots at the Page Springs Cellars in Cornville on June 24.
Uniting their audiences with the best sounds of Motown, jazz, country, reggae and contemporary music, people of all ages and backgrounds are brought together by the soulful, jubilant songs of Diversity, a husband and wife duo.
A well-respected jazz artist said, “If you practice four to five hours a day, playing all sorts of music and practicin’ smart, your contemporaries will know you’re a first-class jazz musician.”
Chuck Berry, the father of rock & roll, is releasing his first album in nearly 40 years, which is comprised mostly of new, original songs written, recorded and produced by the legend himself. “This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy,” said Berry, referring to his wife of 68 years, Themetta Berry. “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”
Saturday, June17, 7 p.m., bring your dancing shoes should the rhythm invite you to dance as you enjoy music from Paris to Rio with Vismaya and a trio of fabulous visiting musicians.
Vino Di Sedona is the place to be on a Wednesday night listening to rock and country tunes by Rick Busbea, June 14, 7-10 p.m. Rick is known for his outstanding covers of favorite songs by Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett.
Friday, June 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Anthony Mazzella once again will delight the outdoor diners at Sedona’s Bella Vita Ristorante. His skillful compositions on guitar are a fusion of world influences consisting of acoustic fingerstyle, classical, flamenco, jazz, funk, R&B, Celtic and rock and roll.
Friday, June 16, sees local favorite ill.Ego bringing the 3rd installment of ‘It’s a Trap!” party. Featuring ill.Ego along with Flagstaff DJ’s Soulece and DJ Atom in addition to another local favorite, DJ Johnny K, the night features Bass and Deep Drums stylings.
Hey you Baby Boomers and kids of all ages! The Green Light dance band is back in Sedona, Saturday, June 17, from 8 p.m. to Midnight at the Olde Sedona Bar & Grill on S.R. 89A.
The Watters (formally the Oak Creek Band) and their six-piece band will be touring the Southwest in June promoting their upcoming full-length album and will be performing at Tlaquepaque North’s “Saturday Block Party,” 313 State Route 179, June 10.
Friday, June 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sedona’s Bella Vita Ristorante welcomes singer, songwriter, pianist and Sedona native Adara Blake to itsoutdoor stage Her heartfelt and insightful music is an eclectic mix of folk, pop, jazz and contemporary with the undertones of a speakeasy torch singer.
With a new sense of history and possibilities, Lady Antebellum reveals the cover art and track listing behind their sixth studio album HEART BREAK. Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott had a new mission setting aside time to put themselves in new surroundings, and concentrate on writing and exploring musical endeavors with no distractions. Alongside producer busbee, their desire to shake things was made evident by their current Top 20 single You Look Good, complete with a funky horn arrangement. The trio had a hand in writing eleven songs on HEART BREAK.
Tara’s music is described as “folk/rock ~ on the softer side with poetic, dreamy and psychedelic elements.” Tara plays ukulele, guitar, keyboard and violin, and has impressed audiences with her clear and elegant vocals accompanied by a unique writing style.
Roger Waters, the creative power and songwriting force behind Pink Floyd, presents Is This The Life We Really Want ?, his first rock album in 25 years. Roger Waters’ last studio album, 1992’s Amused To Death, was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War.
Kids In The Street is the seventh and latest album from American roots troubadour Justin Townes Earle. After marrying, moving to various corners of the country and continuous touring with both full band and solo, Earle made time to reflect on the past few years and find new clarity. With Kids In The Street, he made a conscious decision to work with a producer for the first time in his now decade-long career.
It’s the annual concert for Memorial Day weekend at Sedona Jazz at the Church, this year featuring the trio of tenor saxophonist Adam Roberts, pianist Russell Schmidt and bassist Chris Finet, who will bring a toe-tapping and straight-ahead Jazz experience to all attendees. Adam Roberts is a multi-talented and gifted musician, educator, composer and arranger, playing all sorts of reed instruments together with guitars, flutes and clarinets.
Join William Eaton and the new group ‘Earth Speak’ for the final concert of the season at Old Town Center for the Arts, on Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. The concert celebrates the ‘Miracle of Planet Earth’ and invites you to an enchanted evening of music inspired by the desert elements and wildlife.
“World Be Gone” is the 17th album from electronic pop pioneers Erasure, and their first album since 2014’s acclaimed The Violet Flame (which debuted at #43 on the Billboard Top 200). The album is produced by Vince Clarke and Andy Bel with mixing by Matty Green (Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Ed Sheeran, TV on the Radio).