The Tony Levin Band has just released a new CD. It's called "Resonator". Both the music and the lyrics have been years in the making. This music is rock, but with the unusual and individualistic musical twists you would expect from a long-time member of King Crimson. The lyrics are sometimes deep, often humorous, processing subjects like science and religion through the unique filter of Levin's art. There are bass and Stick techniques to please the many fans of Levin's playing, and great playing from his back-up band, which includes Jerry Marotta, Larry Fast, Jesse Gress and Pete Levin (that's most of the original Peter Gabriel Band!), with guest appearances from friends: Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew and Toto guitarist Steve Lukather.
The US Resonator Tour dates:
April 19 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
April 20 - The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ
April 22 - The Van Dyck - Schenectady, NY
June 2 - Ram's Head - Annapolis, MD
June 10 - Center For Arts - Natick, MA
June 11 - The Iron Horse - Northhampton, MA
June 13 - BB Kings - New York, NY
June 23 - Progressive Legends Showcase II - Bethlehem, PA
June 24 - Bearsville Theater - Woodstock, NY
More US Dates are coming, to be announced
The European Resonator Tour dates:
April 28 - Stazione Birra - Roma, Italy
April 29 - Isola D'Elba - Capo Liveri, Italy
April 30 - Theatre Auditorium St Domenico - Foligno, Italy
Award-winning experimental trio Dreadnaught will perform at the Music Hall in Portsmouth NH with acclaimed author Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code) on April 23, 2006. The show is the latest entry in the NHPR/Music Hall-sponsored "Writers On A New England Stage" series, for which Dreadnaught is house band (Bob Lord, Musical Director); the event will be broadcast by New Hampshire Public Radio on April 24, and will feature Mr. Brown speaking about his novel, the film version of The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks, and his upcoming projects.
Dreadnaught, currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2005's "Live at Mojo" (Comet Records) and fresh off gigs with "Writers" guests Alan Alda and Doris Kearns Goodwin, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Featuring new studio tracks along with cuts from each of the band's 5 prior albums, the double-disc "Chin Music: Ten Years of Dreadnaught will be released by the Big Balloon Music label in fall 2006.
Francis Monkman (UK) - "J. S. Bach - Novalis Orgel, Schloeben"
Lovers of Bach are in for a pleasant surprise when they listen to this unique double CD of organ music played by Francis Monkman. The former member of Sky and Curved Air journeyed to Schloeben near Jena to record this CD Album on a recently restored Gerhard organ. This collection of tracks is to the original Bach editions where possible and will create new and interesting detail to all lovers of Bach's music. Included with this double CD collection is a comprehensive 32-page booklet of liner notes in English and German by Francis Monkman.