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Enjoyed by our 2M+ global monthly viewers, the DittyTV Concert Series is our premier weekly live music series that features Grammy® Award and JUNO Award-winning, Hall of Fame, and soon-to-be discovered artists from six of the 7 continents (watch out Antarctica).
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CONCERT SERIES WORLD PREMIER CALENDAR
The DittyTV Concert Series premieres every Wednesday and Sunday evening at 8PM CDT (UTC-5). The premieres are then re-broadcast the following morning at 8AM/CDT. In addition, Sunday premieres are re-broadcast the following Wednesday at 1PM/CDT, with the Wednesday premieres re-broadcasting the following Sunday at 1PM/CDT.
|Race the Tide – Sunday, June 24th at 8PM/CDT
Dom Flemons – Wednesday, June 27th at 8PM/CDT
Courtney Marie Andrews – Sunday, July 1st at 8PM/CDT
The War and Treaty – Wednesday, July 4th, at 8PM/CDT
Larkin Poe – Sunday, July 8th at 8PM/CDT
|Gretchen Peters – Wednesday, July 11th, at 8PM/CDT
Victor Wainwright & The Train – Sunday, July 15th, at 8PM/CDT
Atlantis Aquarius – Wednesday, July 18th, at 8PM/CDT
Dustbowl Revival – Sunday, July 22nd, at 8PM/CDT
Race the Tide | Sunday, June 24th at 8PM/CDT (World Premier)
Re-broadcast Monday, June 25th at 8AM/CDT and Wednesday, June 27th at 1PM/CDT
Race the Tide is the latest project from multi-instrumentalist Jesse Macht. The debut, self-titled album is rooted in a timeless, evocative Americana sound, while also drawing on contemporary indie-pop and electronic influences. It was recorded between Lord Huron’s personal studio Whispering Pines and Highland Park’s Sound 69 Studio. That theme germinated for the next few years as Jesse originated and performed in a Home Concert Salon series he created for fans around the world called “Sunsets At.” His mission inspired the brand of Airstream Trailers to partner with this singer/songwriter to tour the US and entertain and impassion his audiences last autumn. “I experienced an intimacy and witnessed a different kind of powerful connection between me and my listeners that I’d never experienced at concerts before. I discovered a unique interaction that patrons long for – to share that space and have the chance to express their art, their crafts, their stories as we gather and commune together.” This spring, concurrent with Jesse’s latest release, Race The Tide will embark on hosting and performing the next leg of “Sunsets At” : a Traveling Arts and Cultures series tour. To learn more visit http://www.racethetidemusic.com
Dom Flemons | Wednesday, June 27th at 8PM/CDT (World Premier)
Re-broadcast Thursday, June 28th at 8AM/CDT and Sunday, July 1st, at 1PM/CDT
“Dom Flemons is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area. He is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. Flemons is a music scholar, historian, record collector and a multi-instrumentalist. He is considered an expert player on the Banjo, Fife, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Quills, and Rhythm Bones. He has performed with leading musicians, such as, Mike Seeger, Joe Thompson, Martin Simpson, Boo Hanks, Taj Mahal, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Guy Davis. He has been a professional touring musician for the past ten years and has traveled around the nation and the world presenting traditional folk and roots music to diverse audiences. Flemons has performed as a soloist at prestigious venues, such as, Carnegie Hall, Cecil Sharp House, the Grand Ole Opry, the Opening Ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Newport Folk Festival and represented the United States at the 2017 Rainforest World Music Festival in Kuching, Malaysia. To learn more visit https://theamericansongster.com
Courtney Marie Andrews | Sunday, July 1st at 8PM/CDT (World Premier)
Re-broadcast Monday, July 2nd at 8AM/CDT and Wednesday, July 4th at 1PM/CDT
Courtney Marie Andrews spent over nine months of 2017 on the road, with multiple trips across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. That’s nothing new for Andrews, though. She’s been touring relentlessly since leaving her Arizona hometown at 16. It’s a life that inspired much of her 2016 breakthrough album, Honest Life. While that album’s themes spoke to the isolation and rootlessness inherent in a life on the road, most of its songs were actually written during an intentional, extended break. The success that followed its release, however, didn’t afford her the same break to write the material for her new album.
Although May Your Kindness Remain was predominately written on the road — in the van, in hotels, and in the homes of family and friends — it’s not a road record like its predecessor. That is, it’s not so much inspired by her life on the road so much as it is by the people she’s met along the way. It’s an inward reflection on the connectivity of their stories and her own. “More than anything,” she says, “it got me thinking about my childhood, and the people around me that I’ve known, and the stories that come from my family. It became clear how many people are struggling through the same issues.”
May Your Kindness Remain is full of vivid depictions of complex people and places with all too common struggles. Much of the album deals with the psychological and relational impact of the unrealistic picture of success that is so embedded in modern American culture. To learn more visit https://www.courtneymarieandrews.com
The War and Treaty | Wednesday, July 4th, at 8PM/CDT (World Premier)
Re-broadcast Thursday, July 5th, at 8AM/CDT and Sunday, July 8th, at 1PM/CDT
The War and Treaty deliver live shows and records that make the hairs on the back of necks stand up. Their music and stories bring tears and goosebumps, but ultimately, more is at work. In the midst of Michael and Tanya’s open, beaming faces and united voices, facades met away. Walls are torn down. “I want people to feel like we care,” Michael says. “When you think about artists, you don’t think about that.” He pauses and grins broadly. “But that’s the way I want the world to feel about The War and Treaty. You have to have a deep place of love within yourself to be vulnerable,” Tanya says. “With The War and Treaty, we allow people to see two people that are not perfect. We get on stage. We sweat. We’re overweight. We yell. We get ugly, we scream! My hair comes loose. We’re vulnerable––naked––in front of people, and it’s a chain reaction. It allows them to be vulnerable, too.” To learn more visit https://www.thewarandtreaty.com
Larkin Poe | Sunday, July 8th at 8PM/CDT (World Premier)
Re-broadcast Monday, July 9th, at 8AM/CDT and Wednesday, July 11th, at 1PM/CDT
Rebecca & Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe are singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist sisters creating their own brand of Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll: gritty, soulful, and flavored by their southern heritage. Originally from Atlanta and currently living in Nashville, they are descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Allan Poe.
“Larkin Poe are not only highly professional, nearly perfect musicians, they also manage to add a new passion, modernity, and elegant coolness to the genre of Rock.” – Vogue
“These women are seriously badass. Don’t mess with them.” – Paste Magazine
“Larkin Poe, a sister act with staying power.” – NPR
“…These gals like their gritty Southern heritage with a cosmopolitan twist.” – The Huffington Post
“Insanely good… A tasty, well-crafted debut that will appease even the toughest critic.” – AXS
“…hook-laden roots rock that sounds something like fellow sister-band HAIM taking a Louisiana vacation.” – American Songwriter
To learn more visit http://www.larkinpoe.com
Gretchen Peters | Wednesday, July 11th, at 8PM/CDT (World Premier)
Re-broadcast Thursday, July 12th, at 8AM/CDT and Sunday, July 15th, at 1PM/CDT
There’s a bittersweet beauty to the passing of time — the changes it brings are just as often heartbreaking as they are heartwarming. The inevitable tension that arises from that sway is Gretchen Peters’ most trusted muse. “The years go by like days. Sometimes the days go by like years. And I don’t know which one I hate the most,” she sings in “Arguing with Ghosts,” the hauntingly wistful opening cut on her new album, Dancing with the Beast. Beauty tempered by dread, sorrow buoyed by hope, these are the ever-present tugs of war that make life worth living and songs worth writing. And they are the over-riding themes that make Gretchen Peters one of her generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters. To learn more visit http://www.gretchenpeters.com
Victor Wainwright & The Train | Sunday, July 15th, at 8PM/CDT (World Premier)
Re-broadcast Monday, July 16th, at 8AM/CDT and Wednesday, July 18th, at 1PM/CDT
Though his career began over a decade ago with genuine rock n’ roll honky-tonk, Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the blues. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the art-form forward. Composer, producer, vocalist, and award wining entertainer and piano player; Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleaser with soul to spare.
“Wainwright serves as an electrifying guide to a good time-spinning tales, telling his listeners how to beat the blues, and meticulously conjuring raw soul and energy out of his acoustic piano. He displays a sharp sense of humor and a knack for storytelling… every track is brilliant.” -Living Blues Magazine
To learn more visit http://victorwainwright.com/
Atlantis Aquarius | Wednesday, July 18th, at 8PM/CDT (World Premier)
Re-broadcast Thursday, July 19th, at 8AM/CDT and Sunday, July 22nd, at 1PM/CDT
Born from the stars and concted in Texas, Supergroup Atlantis Aquarius brings Cosmic lyrics and soothing sounds created to enlighten and mesmerize their listeners. Th EP, “Nibirian Sun” is building momentum nationally and the soon-to-be released full-length album, “Leo’s Rising” is anticipated to release in the Fall of 2018. The players in the upstart Dallas band Atlantis Aquarius seem to understand this. Boasting members of some of Dallas’ more successful bands of a certain ilk in recent memory — Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, The Texas Gentlemen, Larry G(EE) & The Affections, Paul Cauthen, Rise & Shine, Buffalo Ruckus and Jack Ingram’s backing band, just to name a few — Atlantis Aquarius ain’t exactly running from its many, many ties to the North Texas music scene. Rather, it seems to be embracing it, incorporating elements from its many aesthetics into its twangy version of psych rock. To learn more visit https://www.atlantisaquarius.org
Dustbowl Revival | Sunday, July 22nd, at 8PM/CDT (World Premier)
Re-broadcast Monday, July 23rd, at 8AM/CDT and Wednesday, July 25th, at 1PM/CDT
Over the past few years, The Dustbowl Revival has been making a name for itself with a vibrant mix of vintage Americana sounds. Critics have proclaimed that this eclectic eight-piece “would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans’ French Quarter” (Los Angeles Times) and their “upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear” (L.A. Weekly). Rob Sheffield, in Rolling Stone, hailed them as a great band “whose Americana swing was so fun I went back to see them again the next day.” Their new eponymous album, however, finds the Los Angeles-based ensemble evolving and refining its music. Their always-joyous sound now reveals a more soulful, funky side that exudes deeper emotions and taps a more modern vibe.
This exhilarating new sound jumps out on the album’s opening tracks, “Call My Name” and “If You Could See Me Now.” Drummer Joshlyn Heffernan and bassist James Klopfleisch lay down a righteous groove that trumpeter Matt Rubin and trombonist Ulf Bjorlin supercharge with their big blasts of horns. This Stax-style soul builds to a pair of showstoppers: “Good Egg” and “The Story.” The former is a dynamic number that showcases Liz Beebe’s sexy, full-throttled vocals as well as Bjorlin’s dirty trombone solo. On “The Story,” Beebe teams with band founder Zach Lupetin for an emotionally charged love song that features some infectious interplay between the horn players and the string-men (mandolinist Daniel Mark and fiddler Connor Vance). To learn more visit http://www.dustbowlrevival.com