It’s getting close! The Peach fest line-up (including stages and times) has been announced. I’ll be playing with Butch Trucks & Very Special Guests on the Mushroom stage at 3:45PM on Saturday, August 15th.
Filmmaker Christoph Felder, from Koln, Germany is going to accompany Bill Evans Soulgrass on their 10 city tour of Russia, that ends with a concert at the Moscow Philharmonic followed by a private concert for dignitaries from both countries at the Spaso House, which is The US ambassadors residence in Moscow.
Bill Evans Soulgrass current release was recorded live in Moscow in the fall of 2013.
Evans says “I love the playing for the Russian people. They love music and life in general. Music transcends religion and politics, so we plan on showing people in Russia how happy we are to play for them”.
Going with Soulgrass on this trip is Murali Coryell and Mitch Stein on guitars, Dave Anderson on bass, Joel Rosenblatt on drums. “Murali is a tremendous blues singer. We are happy to have him aboard.”
Soulgrass plays “Rise Above” for the famous German television show “Rockpalast” on Nov 15th, 2014. Recorded live at the “Leverkusen Jazztage” in Leverkusen, Germany.
I’m very pleased to let y’all know that The Mike Stern and Bill Evan Band are headed to the Birdland for a 5 night (March 3rd – 7th, 2015) 10 (!) show residency. Mike and I will be joined by drummer Steve Smith (Journey, Steps Ahead, Jean-Luc Ponty, Vital Information) and bassist Tom Kennedy (Steps Ahead, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Dave Grusin). See you there! :)
During the fall of 2013 we performed 14 concerts as part of a U.S. State Dept. tour of Russia. Live performances were recorded at The Tsereteli Gallery of Arts in Moscow, October 29, 2013 and The Spaso House, U.S. Ambassador Residence, in Moscow on November 14, 2013. (more…)