The Ulysses Cycle
We are putting the finishing touches on a beautifully immersive project from Russ Kaplan +7 - the tale of Ulysses in song, art, and prose. Last weekend Ken Laster offered a sneak peek of the music on 'In The Groove' at WHUS in Boston. You can grab the show at this spot and hear Ken's inspiring commentary. The album drops on April 16, and Ropeadopers will get the early views and presale options - so head on over here and like our page to keep up on the news.
Our fake offices everywhere are buzzing with activity - 2013 is already a busy busy year. We're cueing up a project from Russ Kaplan 7 that will take you on a jazz journey through the epic story of Ulysses, putting the finishing touches on a wild new jazz record from Moscow (yes, in Russia), all while our our allstar alum Nick Bockrath heads into the studio with the great Barney Cortez. Throw in some live Otis Grove and a reprise from Big Fun 3, and then jump in the van to see Snarky Puppy make history at the JC in Roanoke. Stay tuned for sneak listens here or on twitter.
Pups In Europe
Snarky Puppy has announced yet another Europe tour, with a few shows in Canada to top off the trip. Check the full schedule right here, and join us before they head out at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke VA for the Snarky Puppy Family Dinner featuring a whiole host of incredible guests.
Jerome Brown is the man
Apparently this facebook thing is catching on. Ropeadope overseer and man about town Jerome Brown keeps up on the activities of Ropeadope artists around the world, so make him your friend today. And head on over here and like our page for Ropeadope news, free streaming and (soon to be announced) free downloads each week. If you're a soundropper you can tune in and check Jerome's playlists.
The Old Farmers Ball
Our very own bluegrass phenoms - Cabinet - have announced the inaugural Old Farmers Ball in conjunction with Live Nation. Mark your calendars and head on up to Montage Mountain on May 11th. A mix of Americana, roots music, bluegrass, and folk, with a full on farmers market. Head over to Cabinet's spot and get all the details.
Time For Dinner
Oh, it's ON. Snarky Puppy brings the Family Dinner series to The Jefferson Center in Roanoke VA on March 8th and 9 th. The Pups will be joined by an all star lineup including Lalah Hathaway, N'dambi, Lucy Woodward, Mailka Tirolien, Chantae Cann, Shayna Steele, and Magda Giannakou. The shows will be recorded and filmed for a full length CD/DVD to be released in Fall of 2013. Get up with the plan right here and grab your tickets. And, it's all about supporting the Jefferson Center's Music Lab. Head on over to the lobby and let us know where you're coming from.
Here it is folks - the first release of 2013 from the Ropeadope family. UK Brothers Aaron and Mike Dolton have emerged from the studio with Anamorphic, an atmospheric and melodic soundtrack inspired by the world of cinema. Take a listen at their spot, last.fm it, and check the videos right over here. Turn the TV down and the music up. Record drops Feb 12th.
Wake and Shake Your Heart
Todd Clouser is a busy man - from collabs with dred scott and Steven Bernstein to tours with John Medeski, Mike Dillon, and Billy Martin, Todd seems to be everywhere these days. His new record, The Naked Beat, drops this month with tracks that REALLY cross genre boundaries. Jump on tour right here, take a listen right here, and see what happens when Todd interprets 'War Pigs' with the unrepentant dred scott on piano. Prepare to shake the foundations of your musical understanding. You can snag Todd's Ropeadope debut right here.