David Grayhas announced his first album in nearly five years; called Gold In A Brass Age, it’s out March 8. After the album’s release, the English singer-songwriter will head out on a lengthy European and North American tour that finds him at Philly’s new Metropolitan Opera House on May 31. Continue reading →
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!
It’s part 2 of our conversation with Canvasback Music found Steve Ralbovsky, and this time in person! Steve took the trip to Philadelphia to continue the conversation about the role of a modern-day A&R person in the music industry. Steve gives some insightful advice for young bands and shares unique stories about some of the talented artists he has worked with over his career including Joe Henry and David Gray. Also, the Dan’s remember the late Gord Downie, frontman of the Tragically Hip, and pick new ‘Songs of the Week’. Continue reading →
Alison Krauss and David Gray have teamed up for a co-headlining tour, making a stop tonight at the Mann. Usually seen with her band Union Station, Grammy-winning Krauss recently released a solo album, Windy City, which features a carefully curated collection of classic songs. Free at Noon alum David Gray has 10 studio albums to his name, with an eleventh reportedly on the way next year. Both are incredibly accomplished artists on their own, but this tour brings them together for an especially talent-packed show, the likes of which only come around every so often. Listen to “Gentle On My Mind” from Krauss’s new album below, and find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Local R.E.M. tribute band Lower Wolves headline a night of covers at Boot & Saddle. Highlighting the early days of the classic college rockers, the tribute band has said they’ll be dusting off some songs they haven’t played in a while and trying out a few they’ve never covered before. Re Du, a Husker Du tribute, opens the show. Tickets and information can be found here; watch Lower Wolves play “Sitting Still” from R.E.M.’s 1983 debut Murmur below.
English singer-songwriter David Gray returned to Free at Noon today in support of his tenth studio album Mutineers. For twenty plus years, Gray has been making touching and heartfelt music including the phenomenal success of his fourth album, 2000’s White Ladder, which spawned the singles “Sail Away”, and “Babylon.” Known for the personal aspect of his songwriting and use of small-scale recording methods, Gray easily carved a name for himself during the turn-of-the-century indie rock movement. Continue reading →
It’s an XPN Member’s dream come true: Amos Lee and David Gray will perform a joint show at the Mann Center on Friday, June 19th. A ticket pre-sale opens on Thursday, March 19th at 10:00 a.m. with general on-sale beginning Saturday, March 21st at 10:00 a.m.
David Gray will be playing tonight at the Tower Theater. The British singer songwriter released his newest album, Mutineers in July. The rather happy album is Gray’s first in over four years. in an interview with Boston Globe about the light atmosphere on this album, Gray explained that “There’s a regeneration going on, a rebirth, a plugging back into the moment, not worrying about the past and being right there in the here and now, and that’s what this record has.” Recently, Gray played a stellar Free at Noon and a great performance at Temple University’s Performing Arts Center. Listen to his performance of “Back in the World Again”, the first track off of Mutineers. Get more details about the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Today is the day: David Gray releases his excellent new album, Mutineers. Gray visited last Friday for an exquisite solo acoustic performance and treated the audience to new material from his album. You can pick up and copy of the album here. If you missed either his Free At Noon or his fantastic show at the Temple Performing Arts Center, he’ll be back in town at the Tower Theatre on Tuesday, August 5th. Go to the WXPN Concert Calendar for tickets and more information here.
Below, watch Gray’s performance of “Back In The World,” from his Free At Noon performance.
Singer-songwriter David Gray releases his new album, Mutineers, next Tuesday, June 17th. It’s his first new album in four years and an incredible return for Gray. Gray recently performed much of the new album during an exquisite show at the Temple Performing Arts Center. He performs tomorrow during a sold out Free At Noon on WXPN at World Cafe Live. Below, listen to Mutineers. David returns to Philly on Tuesday, August 5th to the Tower Theatre. Get tickets to the show here.