Officially releasing his 6th studio album “Stars and Chandeliers”; hailed by the Huffington Post as “brilliant Americana,” McCormick brings his usual all-star band including Michael Jerome (Better Than Ezra, Blind Boys of Alabama) on drums, Kevin McCormick (Crosby, Stills & Nash) on bass, Dan Ubick (Eamon, The Lions) on guitar, Eric Lynn (Shangri-la Studios) on keyboards and Heather Donavon (Melody Gardot, Keb’ Mo’) on vocals. For a sample, check out “My Oh My” (ft Heather Donavon)
A convergence of sound and space, Los Angeles-based We Are The West are dedicated song-stylists who have developed a uniquely immersive approach to performance. Brett Hool [voice/guitar] and John Kibler [bass/voice] were originally described as “a two-man orchestra of stunning vocals, meditative guitar, and exploratory double bass” [ABQ Journal], the group now includes an extended family of musicians with Elizabeth Goodfellow [drums/voice], Sylvain Carton [clarinet/saxophone], Ben Tolliday [cello], Joe Kennedy [keys], Paul Cox [organ], and Mathias Künzli [percussion]. Check out their song “Siren” here.
This is guitar-driven acoustic and electric Pop/Rock/Folk music that is unwaveringly authentic, undeniably compelling. Joining Carlos (vocals/guitar) will be bassist Carlos Costa, drummer Marc Slutsky and cellist Mai Bloomfield.