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John Vanderslice contributes song to Luz de Vida: A Compilation to Benefit the Victims of the Tucson Tragedy

Luz de Vida is a compilation album of music from artists both in Tucson and affiliated with Tucson. All proceeds from the sale of Luz de Vida will go to the Tucson Together Fund, the only officially sanctioned fund established to assist victims, families, and witnesses of the January 8th tragedy.

Luz de Vida – Spanish for Light of Life – is an expression of community, love, healing, grace and hope, a positive response from Tucson musicians and national artists who have a special bond with Tucson. Luz de Vida will be available in two formats: as a 37-track digital album and a special limited-edition 12-song vinyl release, with exclusively Tucson bands.

Our own John Vanderslice contributes a song to the compilation, joining an all-star ensemble that includes Spoon, Giant Sand, Calexico, Neko Case, Meat Puppets, Ozomatli, Robyn Hitchcock, and Chuck Prophet to name just a few.

Luz de Vida is compiled by Music Against Violence, a coalition of Tucson writers, recording engineers, and venue operators. This compilation will be available Oct. 18. You can find more info HERE.

John Vanderslice Announces European Tour

John Vanderslice is hitting the road this week for a stellar month long European tour. His last album, the undeniably astounding White Wilderness, garnered some serious attention for Vanderslice and showcased his talents as a live artist, as well as collaborator.
For this tour, Vanderslice is joined by drummer Jason Slota, playing as a duo and featuring a bunch of new songs. Check out the full list of tour dates below and stick around for more exciting news.

Watch Yours Truly’s New John Vanderslice Video! North.American Tour Starts Today In Portland

 


Today NPR premiered the live video of John Vanderslice’s “Overcoat” from the White Wilderness recording sessions. JV, Minna Choi and her Magik*Magik Orchestra’s were filmed by Yours Truly at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California.

 

Click here to watch the video at NPR and read a bit more about JV’s experience, “That whole session was so challenging for me and so inspiring and thrilling that halfway through the first day, I thought this is the way I need to make records – this is it.”

John Vanderslice begins a nation-wide tour today, the majority of which is with Damien Jurado. JV has declared both April and May “Audience Participation Month” and has these words to share about the tour:

So, as you may have heard, April is Audience Participation Month. We kindly ask you to be part of our live show in one of the following ways.
- You can sing lead or harmony vocal on “Trance Manual”
- You can play a solo on “Exodus Damage” with an instrument of your choice, the weirder the better.
- You can trigger that cool squiggly sound in “Underneath The Leaves”.
- You can also choose your own adventure. Again, the stranger the better.


Email me with your awesome ideas.
NB: May is also Audience Participation Month.

The 6/17 concert at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco will include instrumentation by 30 members of the Magik*Magik Orchestra.

See all of JV’s tour dates here.

John Vanderslice Performs Convict Lake for KEXP


At SXSW, KEXP set up shop at Mellow Johnny’s, a store owned by Austinite Lance Armstrong. John Vanderslice performed a set, and KEXP recently posted a video of White Wilderness standout “Convict Lake.” JV embarks on a lengthy North American tour next week, check out the full list of dates. No word on whether Lance was in attendance or not.

JV Planning a Special Show with Magik*Magik Orchestra

On June 17 John Vanderslice will join Magik*Magik Orchestra for a special show at San Francisco’s Herbst Theater. The 30 piece orchestra, which recorded with JV on his latest record White Wilderness, will play the album plus back catalog hits. The show is also celebrating Magik*Magik Orchestra’s 3-year anniversary! This may be a one of a kind show, so it’s not to be missed.

Presale tickets for this show are now available HERE for $20. The presale password is magik.

 

 

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