Listen to a new song, “Gulls,” from singer-songwriter David Gray

Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo courtesy of the artist

Singer-songwriter David Gray releases his new album, Mutineers, his first new release in four years, on June 17th. It’s been 21 years since Gray released his debut album, A Century Ends, and his 1998 release White Ladder brought him wide acclaim for songs like “Please Forgive Me,” and “Babylon.” WXPN Welcomes Gray to the Temple Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 2nd. Below, listen to the first single, “Gulls.” It’s a contemplative, delicate piano based song that has a hymnal, ethereal quality to it.


David Gray returns to Philly for headlining show at Temple on 5/2

DGrayIts been four years since Foundling, the ninth studio album from David Gray, and the UK singer-songwriter favorite is about ready to unveil some new material. Gray just announced a short run of spring dates that brings him to Philadelphia on May 2 to perform at the Temple Performing Arts Center. He’s also said that a new album announcement will follow shortly. Tickets are on sale on March 29th, and more information can be found here. Below, hear the title track from Foundling and watch the video for “Sail Away” from White Ladder.


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Beth Orton at The Trocadero, Cousin Brian and Vintage Kicks at PhilaMOCA, Bell X1 at World Cafe Live, David Gray at American Music Theatre, Gossip at The TLA

Singer-songwriter Beth Orton will take the stage at The Trocadero tonight.  The English musician’s forthcoming record Sugaring Season is her first in six years and represents a time of self-reflection and transitions in both her personal life and her music career.  Supporting Beth Orton is Vermont-bred folk singer Sam Amidon.  Tickets for this seated all-ages  show are $29.50, available here.   Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and music begins at 8:00.  Below, watch the video for Beth Orton’s single “Magpie”.

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Today is day 3 (and the final day) of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Atlantic City

Eric Ashleigh

Today is the final day of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan at Bader Field in Atlantic City. Gates open at 1PM. The lineup today features performances from David Gray, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Fitz and the Tantrums, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dawes, Philly’s Dr. Dog and Amos Lee and others. The Dave Matthews Band perform this evening at 7:05PM. Photographer Eric Ashleigh has been at the Caravan throughout the weekend and you check out his photos from the first day of the Caravan here. Last night’s set list from the Dave Matthews Band including long time favorites like “Stay,” “Crush,” “Bartender,” and “41″ which featured an appearance from Warren Haynes. Below: a couple of fan videos of Matthews covering Morphine’s “Buena” and “Crash Into Me” from the Friday night show. Check back tomorrow for more photos and highlights from this weekend’s Dave Matthews Band Caravan.


Dave Matthews Band Caravan daily lineup announced; single-day tickets go on sale this Friday, May 13th

This Friday, May 13, at 10 a.m., single-day tickets go on sale for the Dave Matthews Band Caravan at Atlantic City’s Bader Field on June 24-26. Tickets can be purchased here or by phone at 1-800-594-TIXX. The daily lineup is as follows:

Friday, June 24
Dave Matthews Band, Ray LaMontagne, The Flaming Lips, G. Love And Special Sauce, Lotus, Rebelution, The Head And The Heart, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Delta Spirit, Mariachi El Bronx, TR3, Jeff Coffin Mu’tet, David Ryan Harris

Saturday, June 25
Dave Matthews Band, O.A.R., Damian Marley, Thievery Corporation, Warren Haynes Band, Guster, Lisa Hannigan, Punch Brothers, From Good Homes, The Budos Band, Vusi Mahlasela, Bobby Long, Tangiers Blues Band, plus a special performance by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds

Sunday, June 26
Dave Matthews Band, David Gray, Bassnectar, Amos Lee, Dr. Dog, Michael Franti And Spearhead, Grace Potter And The Nocturnals, Fitz And The Tantrums, Big Gigantic, Dawes, Alberta Cross, Sarah White, Ilo Ferreira, plus a special performance by Carter Beauford


Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Atlantic City ticket sale and lineup announced

Dave Matthews Band will bring the Dave Matthews Band Caravan to four U.S. cities this summer. Atlantic City, NJ has been selected to host the first of these shows which will take place on June 24th–26th at Bader Field, formerly the site of the Atlantic City Municipal Airport. The series of three-day festivals will feature more than a handful of WXPN favorite musicians with the Dave Matthews Band performing a set each night.

In addition to Dave Matthews Band, the lineup for the Atlantic City “Caravan” will include David Gray, Ray LaMontagne, The Flaming Lips, O.A.R., Damian Marley, Bassnectar, Dr. Dog, Amos Lee, Thievery Corporation, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Warren Haynes Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Guster, Lotus, Rebelution, Fitz and the Tantrums, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Lisa Hannigan, Punch Brothers, From Good Homes, Delta Spirit, Big Gigantic, Alberta Cross, Mariachi El Bronx, TR3, Vusi Mahlasela, The Budos Band and Bobby Long, special performances by Dave Matthews Band members Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard plus a Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds acoustic set. The festival weekend will also include a number of late night shows at Atlantic City venues.

Tickets will be available as three-day passes only. An online ticket request period for the Atlantic City festival begins Monday, March 14th, at 10:00 AM ET and concludes Monday, March 21st, at 10:00 AM ET at here…For complete presale details go here. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 25th, at 10:00 AM ET at . They will also be available by phone at 1-800-594-TIXX.