Bonnie Raitt Celebrates Leno’s Last Week on Tonight Show

The venerable Bonnie Raitt was recently on hand to celebrate Jay Leno’s final week as host of The Tonight Show, performing a beautiful version of the song “You.”

Raitt has a new double-disc package available that is called Now & Then, which consists of her latest album Slipstream and an additional career-spanning 16-song compilation.

Watch Raitt in action on Leno after the jump and visit her official website for more information.  Continue reading

Watch Dan Croll Perform Two Live Tracks At: Guitar Center

British singer/songwriter Dan Croll and his band recently stopped by Guitar Center in Hollywood to talk to host Nic Harcourt on his At: Guitar Center podcast.

The 23 year old’s full-length debut album is set to be released in March 2014, but Croll offered a taste of the material with an intimate performance of the songs “In/Out” and “Home.”  The tracks really showcase Croll’s layered, diverse sound, with hints of Paul Simon and James Taylor shining through.

And for both offerings during the session in Guitar Center, don’t miss bassist John Stark rocking a vintage Guild bass.

Check out Croll in action below and visit his official website for more information.

Damian Howard Performs New Track in the Guild Lounge

During a recent stop by the Guild Lounge, Australian singer/songwriter Damian Howard performed a new song that he had just finished, a heartfelt gem titled “Once in a While.”

In addition, Howard pulled out the title track to his beautiful 2010 album Out of My Hands, which is another great example of his skilled storytelling.

Watch both performances below and visit Howard’s official website for more information.

 

Doyle Dykes Performs Christmas Concert in Knebworth

Doyle Dykes was recently the featured performer at St. Martin’s Church in Knebworth, England.

Dykes, who has a Christmas album of his own, performed several holiday standards, including a jaunty version of the song “Greensleeves.”

For those that weren’t able to make the show, video of the performance can be seen below.  Enjoy the clip and visit Dykes’ official website for more information.

Brian Wright Performs ‘Red Rooster Social Club’ in the Guild Lounge

When Nashville-based troubadour Brian Wright stopped by the Guild Lounge, he recalled a childhood memory with one of his trademark heartfelt songs “Red Rooster Social Club.”

The track comes off his 2013 album Rattle Their Chains, and you can watch it below.  Visit Wright’s official website for more information.

The Lumineers Cover Talking Heads at You Oughta Know Concert

In mid-November, the Lumineers cover of Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)” was named the No. 1 viral song of the week on Spotify. The band also played the track live on VH1′s You Oughta Know concert last month.

The Lumineers’ version stays true to the light groove of the original to start out, but it breaks into more of a high-paced jam towards the end.

Watch the band in action below and visit their official website for more information.

The Whigs Perform Acoustic Version of ‘Couple of Kids’

When Georgia-based rockers the Whigs stopped into the Guild Lounge, they picked up a few acoustic guitars and played a great version of “Couple of Kids” from their 2012 album Enjoy the Company.

Check out the performance below and visit the Whigs’ official website for more information.

Max Bemis Strums ‘Slumming It With Johnny’

Max Bemis of Say Anything recently talked to Alternative Press about the song “Slumming It With Johnny.”

Bemis also took some time to perform the song acoustically, taking care to not disturb the gentleman reading on the couch next to him.

Watch Bemis in action below and visit Say Anything’s official website for more information.

Watch the Lone Bellow Perform Two Tracks Live

The Lone Bellow is one of the hottest folk rock acts out there at the moment, and one listen to their self-titled debut album can tell you why.

When they recently stopped by the Guild Lounge, they performed two of their new songs, “The One You Should Have Let Go” and “Teach Me to Know.”

Watch both tracks below and visit the Lone Bellow’s official Facebook page for more information.