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JOHN MAYER’S EVERYTHING TOUR

Photo Courtesy: Columbia Records

Grammy-winning artist, John Mayer is hitting the road with a long-awaited world tour entitled The Search for Everything.  The tour stretching across eight countries kicks off March 31 in Albany, NY.

The trek will take Mayer across North America before several shows in Europe, and wrap up May 12 in London.  Each concert will be “comprised of full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer Trio sets of music,” according to Live Nation, which is producing the tour.

This tour will be Mayer’s first solo trek since 2014, and comes in support of his forthcoming full-length album, The Search for Everything.

In January, Mayer released four songs off the album.  He plans on dropping the material in several waves before the complete album is released in the spring.

“The price of admission is four songs,” he says. “If you don’t like these, don’t get the next four. But if I’ve engendered some kind of trust that you think I’m onto something, get the next four, and come along with me on every single wave.”

If that wasn’t enough to get Mayer’s fans all worked up, every ticket bought online for his upcoming concerts in North America, includes a physical copy of the new album.

HEART BREAK WITH LADY ANTEBELLUM

Photo Courtesy: Capitol Nashville

Lady Antebellum is reunited and recently delivered a live performance of four new songs from their Heart Break album via Facebook Live.

Due out June 9, Heart Break was recorded with producer Busbee in a Los Angeles home studio in an effort to return to the way the band made their first two albums.

“One of the things that Dave said he wanted to do was not write on the road in between touring,” Charles Kelley said. “He goes, ‘We need to get back to living in a house together and get back to the basics like we did when we wrote those first two records.’  I think what it was for us was getting back to that little bit of that kind of spontaneous inspiration that you get when you don’t have too many things pulling you in different directions.”

In support of the record, Lady Antebellum will hit the road on The You Look Good Tour starting May 26 in Bakersfield, California.  The tour will include Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young, as well.

NELLY FURTADO’S RIDE

Photo Courtesy: Geffen Records

Nearly five years after her 2012 The Spirit Indestructible album, Nelly Furtado announced she will be releasing a new studio album, entitled The Ride on March 31st, including her single Cold Hard Truth.

Furtado premiered the new track during a performance on Late Night With Seth Meyers in late January.  She explained the album was produced by John Congleton— the Grammy-winning songwriter and producer, whose previous work includes tracks with Erykah Badu, St. Vincent, and Kimbra.

“It was kind of cool, [working with Congleton] because I’m super pop – I really gravitate toward pop melodies when I write – but John is really interesting and might rearrange my pop song into more of a punk arrangement, nothing like what I would do,” Furtado said.

“It’s okay to maybe get off The Ride once in a while and reflect on everything you’ve experienced

She goes on to say the album is entitled The Ride… because [life] is high, it is low and sometimes it is ugly.  “[Life] is beautiful sometimes, it is heartbreaking sometimes.  It is joyous and thrilling sometimes,” she said during a preview of the 12-track set, which was recorded in Dallas and Toronto.  “But, if you could stay like yourself, then you’ll be able to get on those rides and you’ll be okay.”

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THE HIPNAUTICALS

The HipNauticals is a rockabilly band known for their highly entertaining live shows.  The band blends one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music with country western and rhythm and blues for an exciting show.  Enjoy some rockabilly on:

– February 4, 9, 18 & 23: 7 pm at Bert’s Bar & Grill in Matlacha, FL.

DEB & THE DYNAMICS

Deb and the Dynamics is a soulful blues and R&B band playing everything from Louis Jordan to Janis Joplin and more. The band includes the remarkable chops of Deb Salyer, Dan Keady on the guitar, Michael Baer on the keyboard, the effortless sounds of Newt Cole and Don Hulgas’ saxophone action. Jam with them on:

– February 1, 8, 15 & 22: 6 pm at Cork Soakers in Cape Coral, FL.

– February 2 & 16: 7:30 pm at Bert’s Bar & Grill in Matlacha, FL.

– February 3, 10 & 17: 6 pm at Pincher’s Wyndham Hotel in Fort Myers Beach, FL.

– February 4: 7:30 pm at Paradise Wine in Naples, FL.

– February 5, 12 & 19: 1 pm Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grill in Fort Myers Beach, FL.

– February 7: 6 pm at Fathom’s at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral, FL.

– February 11: 7 pm at Dolphin Key Resort/Paradise Tiki Hut in Cape Coral, FL.

– February 18: 7 pm at Duffy’s in Cape Coral, FL.

– February 23: 7 pm at Paradise Wine in Naples, FL.

GYPSY LANE

Gypsy Lane is one of Southwest Florida’s most entertaining party bands.  With everything from reggae to Motown, funk to dance, this band is composed of nothing but the best.  The group has backed musicians such as The Village People, Ritchie Family, Patti La Belle and many more.  Jam with Gypsy Lane on:

– February 3: 9 pm at Seminole Casino in Immokalee, FL.