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This week’s Release Day Picks feature new music from Keller Williams, Foxygen and the Grateful Dead.
Keller Williams tells us all about the two albums he’ll be releasing on Friday and shares a stream of ‘Sync’ featuring his KWahtro.
The ever-prolific Keller Williams will release an all-acoustic album and the debut LP from his KWahtro project early next year.
Virginia native will mix solo shows and The Keller Williams KWahtro shows throughout October, November and January.
About Gibb Droll
Quiet and softspoken, the introverted Gibb Droll is transformed into someone quite different once you put a guitar into his hands. The pure unscripted performances that have shaped his career have given him mainstream success without compromising his trademark sound and independent status. Attend one of his concerts, and it is clear to see why those who have had an opportunity to be touched by him are never again the same. Just as Droll was impressed upon as a young boy by Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix, so too do audiences bask in his talent.
With a devotion to the Blues, and an admiration of authentic Rock and Roll, Droll has shared the stage with many of his own musical heroes from Buddy Guy to B.B. King, Danny Gattan to Warren Haynes, and Albert Collins to Robert Cray.
Droll’s ambitions however, have simply been too great to be lent to his own musical endeavors. Never one to be complacent, he continues to push his own artistic envelope. Whether recording for other artists projects, or rigorously touring both as hired talent and on his own, Droll finds time to satisfy his personal musical niche by scoring music for film and recording his own independent albums.
Droll’s resumé includes appearances on Jay Leno, Conan O’ Brien, The CBS Morning Show, A&E, MTV, VH1, and CMT. Although unsigned, he has sold over 50,000 records independently, been acknowledged in Billboard Magazine and earned himself a spot on the Rolling Stone Reader’s Top 20 Poll.
His unique formula of expressive songwriting and his undeniable talent as a guitar player have earned him his own signature amplifier with Holland Amplifiers. His latest record, TEN DAYS, is a timeless distillation of alternative country and heart-pounding rock and roll. Entwined in his poetic songwriting is a reflection of influences that have had the most significance on Droll. From the great jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt to the soulfully poignant Muddy Waters, Gibb Droll somehow manages to pull from those he admires most and yet create a sound completely his own.
JamBase will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a special show featuring The Camp Harry All-Stars, Big Light and Ron Artis II & The Truth at San Francisco’s The Chapel.
Young guitar prodigy Taz Niederauer was joined by P-Funk’s Eric McFadden and Dead & Co.’s Oteil Burbridge on Monday night.
The Flaming Lips will hit the road with The Claypool Lennon Delirium and Particle Kid for a 12-show summer tour.
Phish will soon release an official recording of their November 11, 1998 show at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan via LivePhish.
Episode 35 of ‘The JamBase Podcast’ features a double dose of “Tour Stories” segments after “The Rundown.” Zach Gill tells tales of a wild “BBQ” at an ALO show, meeting the president and jamming with Eddie Vedder, while Son Volt’s Jay Farrar recalls a pair of weird incidents during his time on the road.