Sunday, February 28, 2010


PRESERVATION - #1 Heatseeker
Debuts at #1 on the Heatseeker Chart, #2 On jazz chart
February 25, 2010, 11:15 PM
by altsounds

Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall and The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program was released on Fat Tuesday, February 16, 2010 and has sold over five thousand copies in its first week in stores. The album debuted on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart at #1 and also came in at #2 on the Jazz chart. PRESERVATION also bowed at #10 on the Indie chart and #117 on the Top 200. These are impressive numbers for the independent grassroots project spearheaded by RED Distribution and MRI.

Andrew Bird, Terence Blanchard, Pete Seeger, Dr. John, Blind Boys of Alabama, Brandi Carlile, Cory Chisel, Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle, Merle Haggard, Richie Havens, Jason Isbell, Jim James, Angelique Kidjo, Amy LaVere, Anita Briem, Del McCoury, Buddy Miller, Paolo Nutini, and Tom Waits all made the pilgrimage to New Orleans last year to record their homage to New Orleans Jazz with the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Proceeds from the sale of the project will benefit Preservation Hall and The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program. The album is in stores in standard CD, deluxe edition and double-LP collectible formats.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be hitting the road this spring to support My Morning Jacket, a partnership that arose out of Jim James’ participation in 2 recordings on PRESERVATION. The tour will head through the Southeast, including a stop at New Orleans’ Jazz and Heritage Festival (JazzFest). My Morning Jacket is excited to both try something new with their choice for an opening act and bring some of the spirit of NOLA along with them.

My Morning Jacket Tour Dates with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band:
04/20: Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theater
04/21: Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
04/23: Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park
04/25: New Orleans, LA @ Jazzfest
04/27: St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
04/28: Charleston, SC @ Family Circle
04/30: Raleigh, NC @ Koka Booth
05/01: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
05/02: Columbus, OH @ LC Outdoor Pavilion

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