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Ray Cashman Summer 2018 European Tour Dates

Ray Cashman Summer 2018 European Tour Dates

June 20 Ray Cashman at Harlem Jazz Club, Barcelona Spain

June 23 Ray Cashman at Ramses Bier -  Hooge Zwaluwe, Netherlands

June 24 Ray Cashman at De Koperan Pan - Delft, Netherlands

June 26 Ray Cashman at Kapper Roland - Eindhoven, Netherlands 

June 28 Ray Cashman at La Cave Café - Paris, France

June 29 Ray Cashman at La P'art-Queterie, Fresselines France

June 30 Ray Cashman at Jazz in Vienne - Vienne France

July 5 Ray Cashman at Via Michelangelo Buonarroti, Forte dei Marmi Italy

July 6 Ray Cashman at Route 66 - Pisa Italy

July 7 Ray Cashman at Bagno Antonio - Tuscany Italy

July 11 Ray Cashman at T-Cafe - Lucca Italy

July 12 Ray Cashman at Ozone - Pistoia Italy

July 13 Ray Cashman at Piccolo Blu - La Spezia Italy

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Brett Benton & Gordon Townsend Summer 2018 Tour

Brett Benton & Gordon Townsend Summer 2018 Tour

Brett Benton (guitars) and Gordon Townsend (drums) will be hitting the road this summer for a US tour prior to entering the studio to record their next album with Knick Knack Records. This hard hitting Hill-Country and Delta Blues duo emphasizes the hypnotic groove that gets to the core of what this music is all about and you can't help but to dance.

August 2 at Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle WA
August 3 at Mt. Baker Blues Festival, Deming WA
August 4 at Kamiah Hotel Bar & Steakhouse, Kamiah ID
August 5 at Muddy’s Place, Idaho Falls ID
August 6 at Lake Effect, Salt Lake City UT
August 9 at Dazzle, Denver CO
August 10 at Westport Saloon, Kansas City MO
August 11 at Katt’s Cove, Oklahoma City OK
August 12 Austin TX
August 13 at The Deli, Norman OK
August 16 at The Big Chill, Hot Springs AR
August 17 at The Blue Canoe, Tupelo MS
August 18 at Johnny Shines Blues Festival, Tuscaloosa AL
August 19 at Pensacola Bay Brewery, Pensacola FL
August 20 at Seville Quarter, Pensacola FL
August 23 at Imogene Theatre, Milton FL
August 24 at Pensacola Bay Brewery, Pensacola FL
August 25 at Five Sisters Blues Cafe, Pensacola FL




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GravelRoad album release party at The Tractor Tavern on June 2

GravelRoad album release party at The Tractor Tavern on June 2

GravelRoad is celebrating the release of their seventh studio album "Mississippi Time" at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle on June 2.  The incredibly talented Brett Benton is opening the night with Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band headlining.

"Mississippi Time" will be available on vinyl, cd, cassette and all of the digitla streaming services June 8, but pick up a copy  a few days early at the show.

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New album From GravelRoad on June 8, 2018 - Mississippi Time

New album From GravelRoad on June 8, 2018 - Mississippi Time

Knick Knack Records is proud to announce the seventh studio album from GravelRoad titled "Mississippi Time" slated for a June 8, 2018 release. The album was recorded at Dial Back Sound in Water Valley, Mississippi with Bronson Tew engineering and mixing.

Here's a preview of the new album via the first single titled "Get It Right!"

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New Release Day! "OK To Disconnect" from Sindri Eldon

New Release Day!  "OK To Disconnect" from Sindri Eldon

It's been my custom for almost a decade to record and release a small volume of music every year on Christmas (I'm not religious, but then, neither is Christmas). These releases have always taken the form of home-burned CDs adorned with handmade artwork. My actual, "serious" releases, as in the albums that have been physically released and pressed in a factory-type place, number only one.

Even though we live in an age where the physical format has been rendered near-irrelevant in practical terms, the physical body of work still carries weight as a kind of accomplishment benchmark, proof that the artist has it together enough to push through every stage of the release. While I still acknowledge and respect the physical release, I do think it's time we moved on from this somewhat archaic mode of thinking. We are, today, both cursed with a very unforgiving economy, but blessed with the wonders of the internet and free recording software beyond Steely Dan's wildest dreams. Anyone can make music now, and through the internet, get it to anyone. Although the factory-pressed record still carries with a certain totality and purity that the DIY release may not have, they are both equally worth of study and enjoyment.

So when I invite you to enjoy my entire catalogue of releases through my very very good friends at Knick Knack Records, I encourage you to treat them all equally. Rough, smooth, digital, physical, acoustic, distorted - they are, to me, totally equal expressions of where I was musically at the time of their release, and while I may prefer some to others, you might disagree with me, and who am I to argue with your taste?

And of course, there is this year's release: a 14-song, 57-minute digital-only release; a full album of music that, while nonexistent in the corporeal sense, is still every bit the full and complete work that such a release might be. It might be a dark and uneven listen - flawed and uncomfortable - but I suffered and drove myself hard while making it, and I'm as proud of it as any work I've ever completed. Because it's alright to distance yourself from the mode of thinking you know you are uneasy with. You don't have to submit to the outer world's perceptions of what should be important; it's OK to be yourself, and it's OK to disconnect. Music is not obligated to be physically extant any more than you are - we are all relating to one another digitally, and have been for years, but it has not dimmed the human spark one bit. Filtered it, perhaps, and exacerbated its tendency toward hedonism and self-obsession, but the human soul remains fiercely real beneath the pixelated tapestries we weave to communicate with one another.

So without further aggrandizement, I give you my collected works, available for the first time ever in one place, complete with today's ear-piercingly fresh release, OK To Disconnect. Approach, enjoy, and disseminate.

Thank You,

Sindri Eldon

 

https://knickknackrecords.com/products/sindri-eldon-ok-to-disconnect-download

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GravelRoad at The J&M Cafe, January 13

GravelRoad at The J&M Cafe, January 13

GravelRoad will be performing 2 extended sets in the heart of Seattle's historic Pioneer Square district at the J&M Cafe on January 13.  This is their first show of 2018 and will feature a preview of material from their forthcoming album on the Knick Knack Records label "Mississippi Time".

 

 

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GravelRoad (supporting The Pack A.D.) at The Sunset Tavern in Seattle December 7

GravelRoad (supporting The Pack A.D.) at The Sunset Tavern in Seattle December 7

The last GravelRoad show in 2017 will be at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle on December 7.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1487092574705875/ 

All earnings from GravelRoad's performance will be donated to the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.  We encourage you to give too!

https://www.nwirp.org/

The band isn't taking much of a break and will announce early spring US shows, summer/fall European tour dates and their seventh studio album very soon.

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