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   Mar 08

Medeski Martin & Wood Announce West Coast Acoustic Tour in April – Calabro Music Media


"...superior jazz musicians who not only understand the history and vocabulary of the piano trio, but also move it forward into startling new territory." - All Music

“[MMW]…superior jazz musicians who not only understand the history and vocabulary of the piano trio, but also move it forward into startling new territory.” – All Music

Medeski Martin & Wood have announced a West Coast acoustic tour in April. The nine-date run begins at The Roseland Theater in Portland on April 17 and extends through southern California, wrapping at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on April 27. Highlights along the way include two nights at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on April 22-23, the tour’s only all electric performance featuring the Joshua Light Show at UC Davis on April 20 and an evening to feature both electric and acoustic sets at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, CA on April 26. MMW are touring in support of the recently released live archival album, Free Magic, that documents their first ever acoustic tour from 2007.

Heading into their 22nd year together, MMW’s individual members are also busy with their own projects. John Medeski will release his first solo piano recording, A Different Time, on April 9 through Sony Classical’s newly-revived OKeh Records imprint. Billy Martin has just released Heels Over Head, the first full-length studio album with his brass band Wicked Knee on the drummer’s own impeccably curated label, Amulet RecordsChris Wood and his brother Oliver, otherwise known as The Wood Brothers, are maintaining a steady tour schedule, while this month they begin recording a new studio album with producer Buddy Miller for Zac Brown‘s record label, Southern Ground Artists.

Listen/Embed “Doppler” from MMW‘s recent live album Free Magic here

MMW are also confirmed to appear this summer at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival on June 23 in North Adams, MA.

Upcoming Medeski Martin & Wood tour dates are:

April 17 | Kirkland Performance Center | Kirkland, WA
April 18 | Roseland Theater | Portland, OR
April 19 | Napa Valley Opera House | Napa, CA
April 20 | Mondavi Center-UC Davis | Davis, CA
April 21 | Knitting Factory | Reno, NV
April 22 | Great American Music Hall | San Francisco, CA
April 23 | Great American Music Hall | San Francisco, CA
April 25 | Sunset Center | Carmel, CA
April 26 | Royce Hall-UCLA | Los Angeles, CA
April 27 | Belly Up | Solana Beach, CA
June 23 | Solid Sound Festival | North Adams, MA

For mor info on Medeski Martin & Wood, including interview, photo and press list requests, please contact Kevin Calabro at Calabro Music Media: 917.838.4613 /

   Feb 06

The Wood Brothers Feed Hearts, Minds & Souls in Northern California Wine Country

The Wood Brothers Live at The Mystic 2013

The Wood Brothers, with special guest singer-songwriter Seth Walker, delivered rousing and inspirational performances at The Mystic Theater in Petaluma, California

In early 2012, the crew at House Band Wines had the honor of catching The Wood Brothers live at The Mystic Theater in Petaluma, California. Chris and Oliver Wood, along with drummer Tyler Greenwell, laid down their soulful mix of blues, folk and roots music to a core crowd of early-adopters and a mix of newcomers who enthusiastically embraced their warm stage-side manner, master musicianship, and wicked three-part harmonies.

Lift the needle and flip the LP to February 6th 2013 for a return performance at The Mystic Theater — one of Sonoma County’s most intimate and premier music venues. The evening opened with a solo acoustic performance by singer-songwriter Seth Walker, who by the third song had clearly won over the audience with his bluesy, tight string-popping funky riffs and vocal phrasing that is both classic and fresh. His song Lay Down, off his album Leap of Faith, delivered a complex and hypnotic composition of deeply emotional songwriting that left the room breathless.

Seth Walker's latest release "Time Can Change"

Seth Walker’s latest release “Time Can Change”

Then The Wood Brothers took the stage. It’s truly amazing to watch the evolution of extremely talented musicians as they mature as a band to become a definitive sound…and for us, a defining sound in the rise and return of blues- and folk-laced music into American popular culture. Their ability to effortlessly move through simmering grooves (Smoke Ring Halo), pensive blues tracks (Where My Baby Might Be), and driving, shuffling beats (Shoe Fly Pie), all while weaving stories of love, heartbreak and innuendo in perfect three-part harmony, is something to behold.

The Wood Brothers Live, Volume 1: Sky High

The Wood Brothers Live, Volume 1: Sky High

The difference between 2012 and 2013? The Wood Brothers’ sound now seems warmer, richer, darker and less anxious in a beautiful way. (BTY: huge kudos to the evening’s sound engineer.) And the audience? They are now deeply committed fans well aware of the epic quality of what is being served up. The room was alive with enthusiastic appreciation, musical understanding, and spiritually fused sing alongs that took a packed house of mostly strangers and made us feel as one.

Thankfully, The Wood Brothers have recently released Live Volume One: Sky High and Live Volume Two: Nail & Tooth to keep the hunger pangs away until their next stop through wine country to feed our hearts, minds and souls. You can also CLICK HERE to check out the tour schedule to get your own slice of the pie.


   Jan 29

House Band Wines Featured in Delta Sky Magazine’s New Wine Traveler Section

If you have imminent plans to trip your way somewhere on Delta Airlines this winter, make sure to pull out the recent issue of Delta Sky magazine from the seat back. Sky is debuting its Wine Traveler special section this February featuring Krutz Family Cellars and House Band Wines. The air-bound pub plans to publish the Wine Traveler section quarterly to share the stories of wineries and wine regions to Sky’s 5.1 million readers around the world. Happy New Year to you, and us!

Check out the tear sheet below… 

House Band Wines Featured in Delta's Sky Magazine

   Jan 02

Celebrate the New Year with HBW’s 2012 Best of the Best List of Lists!

To celebrate the New Year, House Band Wines has gathered a “List of Lists” featuring the “Best” and “Top” artists, albums, and songs of 2012 by some the most respected tastemakers in music. We hope this inspires and expedites your exploration and discovery of new music and great artists. Happy New Year!

NPR’s Heavy Rotation: Public Radio’s Top Songs Of 2012

Billboard magazine’s Chart the Charts

Esquire’s 2012′s Artists to Watch 

Popcrush’s Top Songs of 2012 

Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2012 

Paste magazine’s Best 50 Songs of 2012 

Taste of Country’s Top Songs of 2012 

Spin’s 40 Best Hip Hop Albums of 2012 

The Very Best of Indie’s Best Indie Music of 2012 

Music Connection: MC’s Favorite Signings of the Year

Indie Music Reviewer’s Top 25 Indie Acoustic Artists of 2012 

Time’s World Music: The Next 10 Artists Poised for U.S. Stardom

ELLE’s Women In Music: Best Female Singers of 2012

NY Times’ The Best Classical Music Recordings of 2012

Magnet magazine’s Top 10 Singer-Songwriters of 2012

So that’s just some of our top lists for discovering new music. We invite you to jump over to our Facebook page to share your favorite lists!