Laura Gibson Tours w/ Portland Cello Project, Tweets, Gets Published.

This Just in from Laura Gibson:

I am heading into the deep Northern winter country on tour with the Portland Cello Project (who have gotten a good bit of attention recently for a fantastic Kanye West cover). They are amazing! I will not be playing the cello (I am just a poser) but I will be joining their set for some songs, and doing a set of my own songs, accompanied by a few of the players. If you live in any of these places, please come out and say hello. We will do our best to warm your spirits.

3/1 – Minneapolis – Cedar Cultural Center
3/3 – River Falls, Wisconsin – University of Wisconson, River Falls
3/4 – Madison, Wisconson – High Noon Saloon
3/5 – Chicago – The Hide Out
3/5 – Clive, IA – The Bombay Bicycle Club
3/8 – Salt Lake City – The State Room


Follow Laura on Twitter @lgsingsthehits.


Lastly an essay Laura wrote is bing published in The Los Angeles Review! You can find the Los Angeles Review at fine Independent book stores, or online.

Hosannas Tours Wesern States, hits SXSW, preps free EP


Hosannas is on tour forever. This time winding their way to Austin and back. They have an EP in the works that will land soon for the nice price of FREE.  Quality stuff too.  Here’s a teaser for that EP, titled Thug Life Nicole:

Hosannas-Walrus by dangervillage

3/1–Portland @ Bunk Bar (free show!)
3/2–Eugene @ Tectonic Jelly Warehouse
3/4–Oakland @ The Uptown Nightclub
3/5–San Jose @ The Gingerbread House
3/6–San Francisco @ Hemlock
3/7–Santa Barbara @ Muddy Waters
3/9–San Diego @ Soda Bar
3/10-Las Vegas @ Neon Reverb Music Festival
3/11-Pheonix @ Trunkspace
3/12-Alburquerque @ Winnings Coffee
3/13-Denton @ 35 Conferette
3/14-Grapevine, TX @ Pause
3/15-Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Carousel Lounge
3/18-Dallas @ City Tavern
3/19-Tulsa @ Soundpony
3/20-Wichita @ Kirby’s Beer Store
3/21-Denver @ Hi-Dive
3/22-Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court
3/23-Garden City @ VAC

Congratulations To Esperanza Spalding & The Decemberists!

It’s been an interesting, triumphant, and breathtaking year for HUSH alumnus:

On January 26th The Decemberists reached #1 on the venerable Billboard 200 Album Chart with The King Is Dead (as well as several other number ones in other chart categories).

Last night Esperanza Spalding, who released her first recordings for HUSH as a member of the trio Noise For Pretend (within a month of The Decemberists debut of the same year), was voted by 13,000 peers in the Recording Industry to win The Best New Artist Grammy.

If in 2002 you would have told me that the acts I ‘signed’ would go on to top the Billboard charts and win a prestigious Grammy within ten years do you suppose I would have believed you?

I dug up these photos (remember digital camera technology was still far from mainstream… let alone the iTunes store did not yet exist) so the quality is atrocious, but they are vestigal proof that these musicians started by playing half-empty rooms to their friends.

It’s really inspiring.  These are talented, hard-working, beautiful people and I’m honored to have played a really, very small part in their path to success.

-Chad Crouch.

Nick Jaina – Best of Sleeping On The Covers FREE

Selected from a body of work playing court musician to Kickstarter patrons, these covers gather the best of the off-the-cuff sessions. Nick says: “I played all the instruments and recorded it all myself at my friend Lee Howard’s studio, so I hope you’ll pardon the occasional shuffling sounds in between songs or some hot instruments that clip a bit.”

Get it in the HUSHshop

01 – Everybody’s Talkin
02 – That Summer Feeling
03 – Fields of Gold
04 – Revelator
05 – Cloudbusting
06 – May You Never Be Alone
07 – Trainwreck
08 – I Lost You
09 – Killing Moon
10 – Human Nature
11 – Cupid/ Mexican Blue
12 – Into My Arms
13 – Me and the Devil