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SweetWater 420 Festival Reveals Stellar Initial Lineup October 19, 2017 10:50

Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography

SweetWater 420 Fest will return to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on April 20th-22nd. SweetWater Brewing Company have  revealed the initial lineup for next year’s event, which is quickly becoming one of the premier music festivals in the country.

Today's announcement includes headlining act Umphrey’s McGee (two sets), as well as Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sturgill Simpson, Vulfpeck, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Papadosio, Anders Osborne, Spafford, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Southern Avenue. Stay tuned for additional lineup announcements, including a second headliner, in early 2018.

SweetWater 420 Fest also features a 5K run, the Planet 420 Eco-Village, the 420 Disco, the 420 Lyrics & Laughter presentation of comedians and up-and-coming local acts, an Artist Market and Food Village. Terminal West, Aisle 5, and other local venues are known for hosting some heavy hitting late night parties as well. 

Watch the lineup announcement video here:

Sweetwater 420 Fest initial lineup announcement from HEP420 on Vimeo.

 


Anders Osborne Headlines Montgomery's River Jam This Weekend May 11, 2017 09:59

Photo by Jordan Kirkland: Live & Listen

Music fans in central Alabama are in for a special treat this weekend, as River Jam Music Festival returns to the Montgomery's river front for yet another year. On Friday, Wyatt Edmundson kicks things off at 6 p.m., followed by the John Bull Band at 7:30 p.m. and Jason Givens & The Wanderers at 9 p.m at the Union Station Train Shed. On Saturday, gates to the Riverfront Amphitheater open at 4 p.m., and the music starts with Kirk J (Kirk “Jay” Johnson) at 5 p.m., Leah Seawright with Mark Herndon at 6:30 p.m., Anders Osborne at 8 p.m., and Mingo Fishtrap at 10 p.m. River Jam Music Festival, which is presented by Wind Creek Hospitality and Alabama Roots Music Society (ARMS) is free to the public. Lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are permitted, but outside alcoholic beverages are not allowed.

Watch Anders Osborne perform at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (2016) here:

Friday, May 12
6 p.m. at the Union Station Train Shed
Wyatt Edmundson
The John Bull Band
Jason Givens & The Wanderers

Saturday, May 13
4:30 p.m. at the Riverfront Amphitheater
Anders Osborne
Kirk J
Leah Seawright with March Hearnson
Mingo Fishtrap

FREE ADMISSION both nights. For more information, call 334-625-2100.


Jazz Fest Announces Major Lineup For 2017 January 27, 2017 11:09

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has revealed its lineup for 2017, which includes many of the biggest names from all genres.  The annual festival, held in New Orleans, LA from April 28th to May 7th at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, will feature the likes of Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Kings Of Leon, Pitbull, Usher & The Roots, Harry Connick Jr, Meghan Trainor, Lorde, Snoop Dogg, Alabama Shakes, Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Earth Wind & Fire, Wilco, Darius Rucker, NAS with the Soul Rebels, Buddy Guy, The Meters, Dr. John, Aaron Neville, George Benson, Irma Thomas, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Leon Bridges, Anders Osborne, Galactic, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, The Revivalists,  and many more.  See below for the full lineup, and  head over to the official Jazz Fest website for all of the official details.
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Watch the official 2017 Jazz Fest lineup announcement video here:
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SweetWater 420 Fest Releases Final Lineup For 2017 January 18, 2017 20:07

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SweetWater 420 Festival has added 30+ performers to it's already stacked lineup, and fans of the jam scene have every reason to rejoice.  Joining previously announced headliners Trey Anastasio, Widespread Panic, Ween, Slightly Stoopid, and Dirty Heads will be moe., Talib Kweli, Dopapod, Twiddle, Jackie Greene, Anders OsborneThe Werks, Break ScienceSunSquabi, The Hip AbductionStop Light Observations, BIG SomethingCBDBFunk YouVoodoo Visionary, and many others. Previously announced performers include Dark Star OrchestraAnders Osborne, Lettuce, The festival also unveiled a comedy lineup that includes former SNL cast member Jon Rudnitsky as well as Jake Nordwind, Joe Pettis and others.

Headliners Widespread Panic will perform two nights of the festival for a total of four sets throughout the weekend, while Anastasio will perform two sets with his solo band. Sweetwater 420 Fest will kick off April 21-23 in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Watch the official 2017 lineup announcement video here:


SweetWater 420 Fest Announces Massive Initial Lineup For 2017 September 20, 2016 09:33

The annual SweetWater 420 Fest in Atlanta, Georgia just made it's initial lineup announcement this morning, and this may be it's biggest splash yet.  The news seems to have generated so much traffic that the festival's website temporarily shut down.  Rounding out the top of the 2017 lineup is Widespread Panic (two nights/four sets), Trey Anastasio Band (2 sets), Slightly Stupid, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dark Star Orchestra, Anders Osborne, Twiddle, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, and The Hip Abduction.  The announcement notates that the lineup will also feature over 45 additional artists.  Early bird tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased at the festivals official website.  Stay tuned for further updates on the 2017 420 Fest!

Watch the official 2017 lineup announcement video here:


Watch Anders Osborne & Railroad Earth's Todd Sheaffer Cover Neil Young's "Mother Earth" September 13, 2016 17:47

Just a few weeks ago, many of the festival scene's biggest names travelled to Montage Mountain for one of the summer's biggest annual events, The Peach Festival.  Amongst these performers were Anders Osborne and Railroad Earth's Todd Sheaffer, who found time to sit in Osborne's tour bus and record a cover of the Neil Young classic "Mother Earth."  This track was a part of Young's 1990 LP Ragged Glory.  With Osborne, Railroad Earth, and The Chris Robsinson Brotherhood slated to perform together at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this Friday (9/16), we can only imagine that this performance is simply a taste of what's to come.

Watch Anders Osborne and Todd Sheaffer perform "Mother Earth" here:


Gadsden's "Rock The River" To Feature Anders Osborne On July 15th July 06, 2016 18:46

Photo by ShowLove Media

The Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation is set to host it's third annual "Rock The River" event on Friday, July 15th, and they're confident that this year will be their strongest showing yet.  Rock the River will take place at Coosa Landing, the city's boat launch between Memorial Bridge and the railroad trestle, on the river's east side.  This year's event will feature a performance from legendary New Orleans musician  Anders Osborne.  Those familiar with Osborne's music will be the first to tell you that this is a show you don't want to miss.

Gates open at 7 pm, the show starts at 8 pm, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome, and food vendors will be available.  General admission tickets are $25 per person and are available at the Hardin Center and online here. The funds raised by Rock the River go to support the programs and projects of the Hardin Center.

Click Here: Purchase Tickets to Rock The River

A limited number of reserved VIP tables of 8 seats are available for $600. VIP tables include a premium reserved table, a VIP parking pass, and vouchers to be used at the food vendors. For more information or to reserve a VIP table, please call (256) 490-7227 or email.  Coosa Landing is an outdoor venue on the eastern bank of the Coosa River between the Memorial Bridge and the railroad trestle. Click here to view a map of the venue.

We recently spoke with Tom Banks, deputy director of the Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, in order to learn more about the purpose behind this annual event, it's effect on the foundation and greater Gadsden community:

"We do Rock the River for two main reasons. The main purpose is to raise funds for the Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation. We use the funds to support our exhibits, our children's museum, our youth orchestra, our school for the arts, and all of our community programs. The second reason is to provide a quality event for our community in a unique venue with a reasonable ticket price. We are pleased be able to bring in a talented artist and provide a great outdoor atmosphere for a show along Gadsden's beautiful riverfront.

This is our third year for Rock the River and the event has grown each year. We hope to continue to build upon the momentum each year and create a festival atmosphere that can be enjoyed by a diverse group of people.

We hope for this year's event to appeal to a broad audience and particularly to people who enjoy live music. Anders Osborne is known to be an incredible musician and a terrific performer. People of all ages and demographics like his music. We feel like Anders is the perfect fit for an outdoor concert along a beautiful river and we hope he'll bring in a large crowd of new people who may not already be familiar with Gadsden."

Click Here: Purchase Tickets to Rock The River

Watch Anders Osborne's performance at the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival here:

Bio: Anders Osborne

Between the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely emotional, soulful vocals and his piercing, expert guitar work, New Orleans’ Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. He is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today.Guitar Player calls him “the poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.” New Orleans' Gambit Weekly recently honored Osborne as the Entertainer Of The Year.  OffBeat named him the Crescent City’s Best Guitarist for the third year in a row, and the Best Songwriter for the second straight year. Osborne also won Song Of The Year for his composition, Louisiana Gold.

Since the release of his 2010 Alligator Records debut, American Patchwork, his 2012 follow-up, Black Eye Galaxy, his critically acclaimed EP Three Free Amigos, and 2013’s Peace, Osborne has earned hordes of new fans. He has toured virtually non-stop, either with his road-tested trio, as a solo artist, or as a guest with his countless musical admirers, including Toots and The Maytals, Stanton Moore, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. He’s appeared on Galactic’s Ya-Ka-May album, and in 2011 produced and played on critically acclaimed albums by Tab Benoit, Johnny Sansone and Mike Zito.

Since his recording debut in 1989, Osborne has written virtually all of his own material and contributed memorable songs to a wide variety of artists. Two tunes co-written by Osborne appear on Keb Mo’s Grammy-winning 1999 release Slow Down. Country superstar Tim McGraw scored a #1 hit with Anders’ song Watch The Wind Blow By. Osborne’s compositions have been covered by artists as diverse as Brad Paisley, Tab Benoit, Jonny Lang and Kim Carnes. His songs have appeared in multiple feature films. He can also be seen performing in an episode of HBO’s New Orleans-based drama, Treme.

Click Here: Purchase Tickets to Rock The River


Anders Osborne And Luther Dickinson's "Black Muddy River" Says It All May 04, 2016 16:36

Last summer, JamBase published a series of 50 videos titled Songs of Their Own, which honored the Grateful Dead in preparation of the band's upcoming 50th anniversary Fare Thee Well celebration.  On May 17th, the first video of this series was published, featuring Anders Osborne (guitar/vocals) and Luther Dickinson (slide guitar) performing "Black Muddy River", a Dead classic from the In The Dark album.

Apparently, Anders and Luther were toying with the idea of performing "Bertha" or "Black Muddy River", but arrived at JamBase's studio in San Francisco without a final decision. After hearing just a couple bars of “Black Muddy River,” the JamBase team strongly encouraged the pair to cover it. Right before they began recording, Anders was told that “Black Muddy River” was the last song Jerry Garcia sang with the Grateful Dead at Soldier Field in 1995. After a heavy pause, he simply replied, “Wow, I wish you hadn’t told me that before we recorded this.” What followed was one-take and an absolutely heartfelt rendition of the song.

We make a point to recognize and celebrate the birthdays of our favorite musicians, as a way of thanking them for their endless contributions to our music scene.  We can't think of a better way to honor Anders Osborne on his 50th birthday than with this tribute to the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary.

Watch Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson perform "Black Muddy River" here:


Win Free Tickets To See Anders Osborne At Workplay Bham (Friday 2/12) February 08, 2016 12:27

Photo by ShowLove Media

Live & Listen is excited to announce that we are teaming up with our friends at WorkPlay in Birmingham, AL for multiple ticket giveaways this Spring/Summer.  First up is one of our favorite New Orleans-based artists, Anders Osborne.  Anders is bringing his 2016 North American Tour to WorkPlay this Friday night (February 12th) with support from Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers.  We have one pair of tickets to giveaway, and we will announce a winner at 3:00 PM CST on Wednesday (2/10). The winner's name (+1 guest) will be placed on the list at Will Call at WorkPlay on Friday night.  

How the contest works....

1: 'Like' this post directly on our Facebook page.

2: Share this post directly from our Facebook page.  Make sure your privacy settings are set to 'Public' so we can see that you shared the post.

3: Tag a friend who you would like to take to the show in the comments on our Facebook page.

4: The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on Wednesday (2/10) at 3:00 PM CST.

Watch Anders Osborne perform "Got Your Heart" / "I've Got A Woman" at the Bluebird Theatre here: 


Anders Osborne Announces 31-City 2016 North American Tour October 27, 2015 11:43

Photo by John-Ryan Lockman of ShowLoveMedia

Anders Osborne has just announced a 31-city 2016 North American Tour.  The tour kicks off on February 2nd in Nashville, and includes stops in Birmingham, Atlanta, Charleston, Washington D.C., Syracuse, Chicago, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, amongst many more.  Special fan club VIP tickets are available now and include a soundcheck meet and greet, a signed silk screen limited edition poster, and an exclusive tour laminate. Head to AndersOsborne.com for a complete list of tour dates and use the fan club password "ANDERS." Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday November 6th at 12pm EST.

Anders Osborne: Official Bio 

Between the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely emotional, soulful vocals and his piercing, expert guitar work, New Orleans’ Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. He is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. Guitar Player calls him “the poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.” New Orleans' Gambit Weekly recently honored Osborne as the Entertainer Of The Year. OffBeat named him the Crescent City’s Best Guitarist for the third year in a row, and the Best Songwriter for the second straight year. Osborne also won Song Of The Year for his composition, Louisiana Gold.
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Since the release of his 2010 Alligator Records debut, American Patchwork, his 2012 follow-up, Black Eye Galaxy, and his critically acclaimed 2013 EP, Three Free Amigos, Osborne has earned hordes of new fans. He has toured virtually non-stop, either with his road-tested trio, as a solo artist, or as a guest with his countless musical admirers, including Toots and The Maytals, Stanton Moore, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. He’s appeared on Galactic’s Ya-Ka-May album, and in 2011 produced and played on critically acclaimed albums by Tab Benoit, Johnny Sansone and Mike Zito.
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Since his recording debut in 1989, Osborne has written virtually all of his own material and contributed memorable songs to a wide variety of artists. Two tunes co-written by Osborne appear on Keb Mo’s Grammy-winning 1999 release Slow Down. Country superstar Tim McGraw scored a #1 hit with Anders’ song Watch The Wind Blow By. Osborne’s compositions have been covered by artists as diverse as Brad Paisley, Tab Benoit, Jonny Lang and Kim Carnes. His songs have appeared in multiple feature films and he can also be seen performing in an episode of HBO’s New Orleans-based drama, Treme.
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