We are pleased to provide you the entire series of "I Believe To My Soul" radio shows unedited, in their entirety. Simply click to select a show, presented in order of original appearance, in the box to the right and relive these great moments.
John Cowan and Sam Bush Team Up On The FIrst Single From Award Winning Phil Leadbetter's New Album "The Next Move"
So proud of my long time friend, Phil Leadbetter who has a new album entitled "The Next Move" coming out on Pinecastle Records soon.
And even happier that the first single, "I'm a Ramblin Rolling Stone" features me and Sam Bush. It felt so good to cut this song with my pals!
But Phil wasn't satisfied with two old NewGrassers, he stacked the deck with the likes of:
Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes, Mike Bub, Shawn Camp, Steve Wariner, Joe Diffie, Marty Raybon, Bela Fleck, Ronnie McCoury, Sierra Hull, Ken Mellons, Kenny Smith, Cory Walker, Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley, Jake Stargel, Matt Leadbetter, Jim Hurts, Steve Thomas, Paul Brewster, Charlie Cushman and Jarrod Walker!
Hits radio later this week I'm told.
Recording on the long-awaited John Cowan solo album continued in earnest last week when John and his acclaimed producer and fellow Doobie Brother John McFee set up shop in the famed Cash Cabin Studios in Hendersonville, TN for two days of epic sessions. This studio, most famous as the place Johnny and June Carter Cash cut their final projects, served as the perfect setting for the songs chosen to record there.
In those unforgetable two days, the likes of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Leon Russell, legendary vocalist and former half of the iconic duo Delaney & Bonnie, Bonnie Bramlett, NewGrass Revival founder and former Cowan band partner Sam Bush and multi-award winning guitarist Josh Williams came in to add parts to the "as of yet" untitled project.
They join an already mind blowing cast of superstars that will grace this album. Names like Chris Hillman, Huey Lewis, Jim Messina, John Jorgenson, Viktor Krauss, Luke Bulla, JD Mannes and Ray Benson share this project with more surprises to come.
Set to be released in June 2014, in partnership with Compass Records, prior to a highly anticipated appearance at Telluride to premier it, this collection of stunning songs will showcase John's incredible voice, epic range and musical influences.
We will keep you informed as to specifics as the actual release date and first single are announced.
John Cowan Joins Darrell Scott And A Host Of Other Musical Stars To Benefit The Music Lab At Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
I am so honored to have been asked to participate in this wonderful project, "There's a World Of Song" detailed below. Dear friends of mine and I believe so much in the Music Lab’s mission and hope you will feel moved to participate and encourage your friends to do so as well.
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GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter Darrell Scott’s There’s A World of Song Single on Sale Now
Scott and others combine efforts with Jefferson Center to raise money in support of music education Roanoke, Va. (Jan. 23, 2014)— Music Lab at Jefferson Center in Roanoke, Va. today announced the release of the There’s A World of Song single available now on iTunes, Amazon, Google Music, Shazam, and more.
The single was recorded and produced inside Jefferson Center’s professional recording studio and arts education hub, Music Lab. All sales proceeds benefit Jefferson Center’s efforts to make music education available at the Music Lab to teens in grades 6-12 who want to learn music production, recording, performance, and all the basics of the music business.
Jefferson Center’s Executive Director, Cyrus Pace said, “There’s World of Song focused on building an original Darrell Scott song using voices from around our community and throughout the nation. We are honored that it showcases the collaboration and creative processes happening between artists from all over the world and students right here in Jefferson Center's Music Lab.”
The Road to Release
In 2011, famed singer/songwriter Darrell Scott and Jefferson Center's Artistic Director Dylan Locke recognized there was an incredible lineup of talent performing at Jefferson Center during the 2011/2012 season. Together, Scott and Locke asked artists from Del McCoury to the Blind Boys of Alabama, if they would take a few minutes out of their schedule to record a track of the single. The result, along with Music Lab students and voices from around the community, is There’s A World of Song.
“Jefferson Center and its Music Lab are one of the most impressive music education programs available in the U.S. today,” said Darrell Scott. “It was important to find a way to help Music Lab grow in both education and students and I am pleased by the extraordinary group of musicians who said ‘yes’ when Dylan and I asked for their time and voices.”
“We are grateful for the support of artists who have performed at The Jefferson Center in recent years who came together to produce this single. There's a World of Song demonstrates how a simple idea becomes a reality,” said Dylan Locke, Artistic Director for The Jefferson Center.
Darrell Scott and The Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir premiered the song live at Jefferson Center in the spring of 2012. Following the live premiere, a music video was produced and included in Scott’s next Jefferson Center to a crowd of hundreds in the fall of 2013. That night, Jefferson Center audience members celebrated the commitment to arts education shown by Scott, the Roanoke community, and guest artists including Tim O’Brien, Kathy Mattea, Rene Marie, GRAMMY-nominated Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, Del McCoury and John Cowan.
Locke concluded, “Now, with the worldwide release of There’s A World of Song, the gifted Darrell Scott and his lyrics, and the fantastic group of artists who came together to make it happen, we know there is a world of opportunity for Music Lab at Jefferson Center and our place in making Roanoke—and Southwest Virginia—known as a center of innovation, talent, and great music.”
There’s a World of Song Participating Artists
Darrell Scott (creator), Tim O’Brien, Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Rob McCoury, John Cowan, Jason Carter, Alan Bartram, Marc Cary, Keith Thomas, Rene Marie, Blind Boys of Alabama, Kathy Mattea, Kim Davidson and the Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir, Janiah Allen, Michael League, Otu Kojo, Bukuru Celestin, Ephrazie Niyonzima, Elvanie Niyibigira, Furaha Ndayishimiye, Judi Jackson, Jeremy Wilder & Spirit of Life Choir, Chris Howard-Woods, Abby Cohen, and Motion Adrenaline.
About Jefferson Center:
Jefferson Center is a nonprofit organization that enriches and educates diverse Western Virginia communities by producing high quality performing arts programs, by providing long and short term rental space for community partners and individuals, and by providing educational outreach. Jefferson Center is focused on maximizing the use of its historic facility as a home for its educational programs, a family of nonprofit and locally owned business tenants, and an exceptional performance venue for this community. Visit www.jeffcenter.org for more information
Mountain Heart & Newgrass Revival / Doobie Bros Legend John Cowan Unite For One Big Night Of Music & Surprises
Mountain Heart joins the legendary voice of Newgrass, John Cowan, in one explosive night of music and surprises on Friday, January 17, 2014 at The Barter Theartre in Abingdon, VA.
While they have appeared together for a song or two these two powerhouses have never shared the stage in a full eveing of music together. Given their extensive musical backgrounds and range of influences, the music will electrify you and this night is poised to be the event of the year!
Don't miss this first-ever chance to see John Cowan and Mountain Heart together for one night on one stage! Tickets are selling fast and this shoiw will sell-out, so act now!!
Visit http://www.bartertheatre.com/shows-and-tickets.php?show=24&title=January+Jams#shows for all the details and to secure tickets.