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Mike Dillon is recording a new album of Elliott Smith songs entitled Functioning Broke, planned for release in Spring 2016. The first single, “Half Right” is available now to download and stream
Marco Benevento has premiered his new single “Dropkick” at Brooklyn Vegan
Watch this new video from Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey!
Mike Dillon is coming to a city near you!
Check out their funky rendition of the classic Phish song here.
The acclaimed singer-songwriter returns with his most roots-based, Americana-leaning album yet.
It’s here! The official music video for “Super 8” by Superhuman Happiness.
This playlist is the perfect soundtrack to all things Fall!
Bowling’s first release, Distillation of a Dream: The Music of Phish Reimagined for Solo Piano, is out now on RPF.
Wait no more! The New Mastersounds‘ latest, Made For Pleasure, is out now on RPF! Available on CD + Vinyl + Digital Download.
Escape Velocity, the latest from Superhuman Happiness, is infectious. Thanks to KCRW you can now advance stream the album in it’s entirety here!
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey releases new live album, ‘The Battle For Earth’ followed by tour dates throughout Fall 2015
Skerik’s Bandalabra plays 13 shows around the U.S. in September and October 2015.
Marco Benevento tours the Northeast and Midwest this Fall. The shows will precede the release of a new 7-inch single “Dropkick” due in November.
Mike Dillon is back on the road with Summer tour dates just announced! His tour will include several stops in New Orleans, Colorado, Mississippi, Alabama, and more. See below for full list of tour dates.
This playlist is a compilation of our favorite sounds made by Mike Dillon on RPF, featuring tracks from his many groups including Garage A Trois, The Dead Kenny G’s, DVS, and more.
Edward David Anderson has announced the release of his next studio album, Lower Alabama: The Loxley Sessions, due October 16 via Royal Potato Family. The first single from the collection, “Jimmy & Bob & Jack” is out now via PopMatters. The nine-track effort is the second solo album by Anderson who’s also known for his […]
Grab a free exclusive download of Marco Benevento’s sold out show at Signal Kitchen in Burlington, VT earlier this year. The performance was produced and recorded by Signal Kitchen at their hybrid state of the art live venue / recording studio and mixed by Marco himself from the multi-track recordings.
Just released! Kirk Knuffke talks about jazz music and his new album, “Arms & Hands,” in this short documentary directed by Steve Melone. The album is available in CD + LP format at royalpotatofamily.com, as well as on iTunes and Amazon.
Our next playlist is here, put together with love for your listening! This time we chose to feature the drummers of RPF. Highlighting Stanton Moore, Allison Miller, Matt Chamberlain, and Billy Martin, this compilation is sure to make you want to give the drummer some. Listen on Spotify below:
Marco Benevento recently “rocked the west stage at Hunter Mountain, NY” during Mountain Jam. Between his set with his band and JRAD on the main stage, Marco sat down with Diffuser to discuss his musical journey over the years. Read the article here, and watch the full interview below. If you missed Marco at Mountain […]
6 String Drag will hit the road this June for a summer tour. They kick off their tour with a hometown show in Raleigh followed by dates in NYC, Charlotte, DC and more. See full list of dates below. :: Upcoming Tour Dates :: May 29 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall […]
Another fantastic New Orleans Jazz Fest has come to an end, and we’re sure you’re all feeling as nostalgic about it as we are. Luckily, we have a few great videos taken at Blue Nile this year featuring some of our favorite RPF artists. All captured by the amazing Greg Aiello, and premiered exclusively on […]
Grayson Capps has re-released his iconic album “If You Knew My Mind” in celebration of its ten-year anniversary. Here’s what Bluegrass Situation has to say about it… BLUEGRASS SITUATION ALBUM REVIEW :: “IF YOU KNEW MY MIND,” GRAYSON CAPPS “Indeed, this is a record most grand in its poetry, even though they are simple lines […]
This past month Royal Potato Family founder Kevin Calabro was featured in NYC Jazz Record as a Label Spotlight. Calabro gives his take on record labels, the music he loves working with, and his outlook on the modern record industry. Read full article below or follow this link. “I think RPF is an outstanding label […]
Spring is finally here! Spend your sunny days listening to Hot Potato, a playlist handpicked by the Royal Potato Fam comprised of the latest tracks from Marco, WOLF!, Superhuman Happiness, and more. (Warning: this playlist is sure to make you want to shed your winter skin, eat acid, and have casual sex in a flowery […]
You’re not going to want to miss this one…. Live For Live Music and Brooklyn Bowl have joined forces to put together a never-been-done SuperJam. On Tuesday, April 14, Marco Benevento will be joined by Lettuce‘s Eric Krasno, Jesus Coomes & Adam Deitch, and Snarky Puppy’s Chris Bullock for whats sure to be a night […]
Cheers to everyone who came out and supported Marco this winter tour! It wouldn’t be possible without you….Love you guys!! If you weren’t able to catch Marco Benevento this run, here are his upcoming tour dates. Hope to see you there! :: TOUR DATES :: May 2 – New Orleans, LA – Blue Nile May […]
Watch DRKWAV’s official music video for “Scars” HERE! DRKWAV is Skerik (saxophones), John Medeski (keyboards) and Adam Deitch (drums). Taken from their record “THE PURGE” available on Royal Potato Family records. Video by Logan Owlbeemoth tachyonsplus.tumblr.com
Kirk Knuffke‘s latest album “Arms & Hands” is now available from the RPF store + iTunes + Amazon. Creating a a set of music that is both engaging and inventive, this album assembles the ideal trio including bassist Mark Helias and drummer Bill Goodwin, along with special guests Brian Drye (trombone), Daniel Carter (alto saxophone), […]
WOLF! featuring Scott Metzger, Jon Shaw and Taylor Floreth have released their self-titled debut album. Available now from RPF store + iTunes + Amazon. Stream the track “Neck Bone” below + watch videos for the album’s opening track “Cakewalk” and a live WOLF! performance from Brooklyn Bowl. [top photo by Mark Dershowitz @philfan]
Grayson Capps‘ debut solo album If You Knew My Mind turns ten this year. In light of the milestone, Royal Potato Family is honoring the now classic recording with a special 10th anniversary reissue edition. Will be available as a 2-LP gatefold vinyl set for the first time ever + CD. The set will feature: -3 […]
Watch the making of Ben Goldberg‘s most ambitious project yet, Orphic Machine. Now available for purchase on 2-LP + CD. On this latest album, clarinetist/composer Ben Goldberg creates his most beautiful and lyrical music to date. Goldberg’s songs, brought to exquisite life by vocalist Carla Kihlstedt, derive lyrics from an unlikely source: not poetry, but […]
Seth Walker is preparing to kickoff his extensive Spring 2015 tour in support of his latest studio album Sky Still Blue. The first of several Florida shows is at Suwannee Springfest, in Live Oak, followed by dates in Alabama, the Midwest and Texas. Be sure to catch Walker in New Orleans during Jazz Fest at […]
As promised by Noisey: Music By Vice, Superhuman Happiness‘ new track, “Super 8,” will improve your life. Listen Here: :: Superhuman Happiness Tour Dates :: March 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre ^^ March 7 – San Francisco, CA – Independent ^^ March 10 – Napa, CA – City Winery ^^ March 13 – […]
DRKWAV’s “The Purge” out now. Order here for 2-LP Limited Addition Multi-colored Vinyl + CD. Available for digital download on iTunes & Amazon. DRKWAV is Skerik (saxophones), John Medeski (keyboards) and Adam Deitch (drums). The three master musicians have come together for The Purge, an entirely uncompromising debut album that delves deep into the furthest corners […]
Check out the new music video “If I Get To See You At All.” Entirely filmed with GoPro cameras, this video features unique perspectives shot by Marco and his band. :: Winter 2015 Tour Dates :: February 21 – Miami, FL – Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival February 26 – New Orleans, LA – Blue Nile […]
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SETH WALKER 2015 TOUR DATES 1/3 – New Orleans, LA – Blue Nile 1/4 – Silverhill, AL – The Frog Pond @ Blue Moon Farms (solo acoustic) 1/14 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint ^ 1/15 – Houston, TX – Mucky Duck (solo acoustic) 1/16 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler ^ 2/14 […]
:: WINTER 2015 TOUR DATES :: January 29 – Northampton, MA – The Parlor Room January 30-31 – Portsmouth, NH – The Press Room February 13 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre ***James Booker Mardi Gras Tribute February 26 – New Orleans, LA – Blue Nile ^ February 27 – Houston, TX – Warehouse […]
“It is with great pleasure we present to you our latest creation, “MIDDLE GROUND.” It is a song about a lonesome, but altruistic spirit trying to break even with Life. It is full of ropey beats, haunting vocals, dark anthemic choruses, and a nice long disco coda so you can get out of your seat […]
6 STRING DRAG Roots Rock ‘N’ Roll “So thrilled to get to see 6 String Drag again. They’re as great as ever. Like reconnecting with a long lost friend.” – Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) PRE-ORDER the first new album in over 17 years from the seminal alt-country, Raleigh, NC-based legends. LP & CD + T-SHIRT […]
Watch Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey‘s psychedelic new video for a mash-up of the tracks “Bounce” and “Betamax” from their latest studio album Worker. The clip was created by Joe Cappa using using stop-motion animation. Buy JFJO Worker on LP, CD or Digital :: Royal Potato Family :: iTunes :: Local Record Stores :: Amazon Stream :: Spotify
6 STRING DRAG :: “DRIVE AROUND TOWN” Raleigh, NC-based, seminal alt-country band, 6 String Drag, return with their first new music in 16 years. “Drive Around Town” is a classic Kenny Roby number, the spirit of the Sir Douglass Quintet, Gene Vincent, The Clash and Buddy Holly running through its DNA. It’s also the first […]
“Change is in the air and Superhuman Happiness is taking deep breaths. Our latest song, “Catch A Break,” features the vocals of new member Andrea Diaz. It’s the first of many singles we’re releasing leading up to our next full album. “Catch A Break” was produced by Sam Cohen (Yellowbirds, Apollo Sunshine) and a mixed […]
“Marco Benevento debuts his gorgeously trippy ‘Witches of Ulster’ video” – Entertainment Weekly (premiered here) Marco Benevento’s new album, Swift on LP, CD or Download… iTUNES LOCAL RECORD STORES AMAZON ROYAL POTATO FAMILY U.S. Tour Dates: September 14 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (Tickets) September 16 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (Tickets) […]
JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY Worker Out Now on LP, CD & Digital Buy it :: Royal Potato Family :: iTunes :: Local Record Stores :: Amazon Stream :: Spotify “…one of the most adventurous, forward-thinking groups to emerge in the last twenty years…” – THE VINYL DISTRICT “In the twenty years since the group formed in Oklahoma, Jacob […]
MARCO BENEVENTO :: SWIFT Buy Now on LP, CD or Digital at: iTUNES LOCAL RECORD STORES AMAZON ROYAL POTATO FAMILY “Benevento comes out swinging as a vocalizing party-starter alongside his excellent rhythm section…he extrudes sinister balladry and hustlin’ disco beats…old sounds reinvented are his bread and butter.” – Village Voice “Marco Benevento is a multi-talented […]
Wil Blades :: Field Notes featuring Jeff Parker on guitar and Simon Lott on Drums “He is the future to carry on the legend, the legacy of the organ, of the B-3. – Dr. Lonnie Smith “Destined to become one of the best organ-led soul-jazz records of 2014.” – Something Else Reviews “With ‘Field Notes,’ Blades […]
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Worker Available October 14 Listen to the first single “Betamax” Watch “The Making of Worker” JFJO Fall Tour Dates Announced! Oct. 8 – Norman, OK – The Deli Oct. 9 – Austin, TX – The Parish Oct. 10 – Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Oct. 11 – New Orleans, LA – […]
SETH WALKER Sky Still Blue “Walker relocated to New Orleans, and the influence of the Crescent City’s rainbow of sounds is reflected on the excellent Sky Still Blue…his finest recording to date.” – All Music In Stores Now on LP, CD & Digital Buy it here: Royal Potato Family | iTunes | Local Indie Record Store | Amazon Watch […]
Mike Dillon “Carly Hates The DubStep” from Band of Outsiders Available Now: RPF | iTunes | Local Record Shops | Amazon “Mike Dillon’s Band of Outsiders just became one of my favorite new albums. The songs are as infectious as they are unpredictable. Mike’s band blazes through punk rock, go go, jazz and metal effortlessly […]
Edward David Anderson‘s debut solo album, Lies & Wishes, is out now on LP, CD & Digital. Buy it at… Royal Potato: http://bit.ly/1edYdSx Local Indie Record Stores: http://bit.ly/1kbzn29 iTunes: http://bit.ly/1fps3UF Amazon: http://bit.ly/QVrAOA
Marco Benevento and his band featuring bassist Dave Dreiwitz and drummer Andy Borger dropped by OPB Music last month to play two new songs that will appear on his next studio album due this September. Check out the full coverage here: http://www.opb.org/opbmusic/series/sessions/marco-benevento-at-opb/
Seth Walker has released “Trouble,” the first single and video from his upcoming Oliver Wood-produced release, Sky Still Blue, due June 10. The video was initially premiered by Texas Monthly. Pre-Order Sky Still Blue, including LP, CD and T-Shirt bundles, here: https://shop.royalpotatofamily.com/product/seth-walker-sky-still-blue/
THE ROYAL POTATO FAMILY @ NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2014 The Royal Potato Family 5th Birthday Celebration Saturday, May 3 @ Blue Nile featuring Marco Benevento + special guests Stuart Bogie, Mike Dillon, Steven Bernstein, Carly Meyers & more with opening set by Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Tickets Here Marco Benevento @ New […]
MIKE DILLON BAND / JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY March 19 – Boulder, CO – Shine March 20 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note March 21 – Denver, CO – Other Side March 25 – Moscow, ID – John’s Alley March 26 – Moscow, ID – John’s Alley March 28 – Missoula, MT – […]
Tom Hamilton previews the new American Babies‘ EP Stark & Red (out 4/1 on The Royal Potato Family) in an interview with Brian Bahouth on KVMR/PRX. Listen to a stream of “Winter War Games” from Stark & Red here:
Watch Willie Sugarcapps perform live on Music City Roots! Buy Willie Sugarcapps debut album on LP, CD & Digital: iTunes | Amazon | The Royal Potato Family | Local Independent Record Store “…raw and immediate, yet warm, full, and inviting, all while seeming effortlessly rendered. Willie Sugarcapps is the very definition of Americana.” –All Music […]
EDWARD DAVID ANDERSON (former Backyard Tire Fire frontman) has announced the April 29 release of his debut solo album Lies & Wishes on RPF. We’re honored to welcome him to the family! BLURT Magazine premiered the title track here. Listen to the stream below. Keep your eyes peeled for the pre-order to launch shortly.
MIKE DILLON‘s new album BAND OF OUTSIDERS is set for release April 1, 2014 on The Royal Potato Family Listen & download a free mp3 of the first single “All Walks of Life” from MAGNET Magazine here! “Mike Dillon’s Band of Outsiders just became one of my favorite new albums. The songs are as catchy […]
THIS IS THE TOWN: A TRIBUTE TO NILSSON (Vol. 1) is available now in stores and online …on limited edition Yellow Vinyl, CD and Digital formats! BUY It Here: iTunes | Amazon | Local Independent Record Stores | The Royal Potato Family Listen to “Jump Into The Fire” by Low Cut Connie at Rolling Stone Listen to […]
American Babies have premiered their video for “Goddamn” with Popmatters. The Babies have also unveiled plans for Stark & Red, a new 6-track EP available April 1. The collection explores the band’s acoustic side, including a handful of stripped-down versions of songs that also appear on their latest full-length album, Knives & Teeth. Here’s what Tommy Hamilton […]
THE COMPLETE LAST WALTZ WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 THE CAPITOL THEATRE PORT CHESTER, NY Buy Advance Tickets …A Tribute to The Last Waltz: the historic concert and legendary film by The Band… Featuring: Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Alecia Chakour (Warren Haynes Band), Andy Cabic (Vetiver), Binky Griptite (The Dap Kings), Brian Kantor (Yellowbirds), […]
Rolling Stone has premiered Low Cut Connie‘s rendition of “Jump Into The Fire,” from This Is The Town: A Tribute to Nilsson (Volume 1). The 20-track collection, featuring artists like Langhorne Slim, Willy Mason, Marco Benevento, Yellowbirds, Dawn Landes, Rasputina, The Wiyos and Tracy Bonham, celebrates the music of legendary singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. The tribute […]
American Babies | Knives & Teeth Available Now on LP, CD & Digital iTunes | Amazon | Local Indie Record Stores | RPF “Multiple listens prove this to be one of the better rock records of the year.” –Relix American Babies :: U.S. Tour October 29 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up October 30 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Other Side […]
Brian Haas & Matt Chamberlain | Frames Available Now on LP, CD & Digital iTunes | Amazon | Local Indie Record Stores | RPF “Frames succeeds in a purely musical way…From one moment to the next, the pieces capitalize on both the eeriness of dissonant sparsity and the freneticism of precise polyrhythms.” – Santa Fe […]
Marco Benevento, his band featuring bassist Dave Dreiwitz and drummer Andy Borger and the TigerFace mask that they’ve toured with for the last year star in the new Pixies video “Andro Queen.”
STEVEN BERNSTEIN SIX NIGHTS At THE STONE in NEW YORK CITY OCTOBER 22-27 Steven Bernstein—the ever charismatic and inspired trumpeter, bandleader, arranger and composer—sets up shop at The Stone in New York City for a six-night residency this month, running October 22 through October 27. He’ll be showcasing his wide-ranging repertoire of bands and projects, […]
ROBERT WALTER’S 20TH CONGRESS :: Play Two Rare East Coast Shows in October October 24 | World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA October 25 | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY November 15 & 16 | Bear Creek Music Festival | Live Oak, FL December 31 | Park West | Chicago, IL ^ January 4-9 | […]
Order the Self-Titled Debut Album by WILLIE SUGARCAPPS featuring GRAYSON CAPPS, CORKY HUGHES, WILL KIMBROUGH & SUGARCANE JANE on LP, CD or Digital: RPF | iTunes | Local Record Store | Amazon Upcoming Tour Dates: November 8 – Josephine, AL – Pirate’s Cove November 9 – Fairhope, AL – Pavillion at Cota November 23 – New […]
YELLOWBIRDS Songs From The Vanished Frontier Available Now at: iTunes | Amazon | Local Indie Record Store | The Royal Potato Family Upcoming Yellowbirds shows: June 5 | Rockwood Music Hall | New York, NY (w/ special guest Alecia Chakour) June 12 | Rockwood Music Hall | New York, NY (w/ special guest Jocie Adams & Arc Iris) […]
Pre-Order ALLISON MILLER’S BOOM TIC BOOM No Morphine, No Lilies
SEXMOB Cinema, Circus & Spaghetti (Sexmob Plays Fellini: The Music of Nino Rota) Available Now on LP, CD & Digital :: RPF | iTunes | Local | Amazon Photo by Greg Aiello “These Fellini themes are so strong, I figured if we added that Sexmob thing to it, how could we go wrong. Our […]
SUPERHUMAN HAPPINESS :: HANDS Available NOW In-Stores & Online: Buy from RPF | iTunes | Amazon | Buy Local “Their music joins buoyant call-and-response harmonies, rippling highlife-inspired guitar leads, !!!’s muscular funk-punk, and the spirited pulses of Steve Reich’s Clapping Music” – SPIN “One of the best party records of the year!” – MAGNET […]
Watch :: MARCO BENEVENTO “Limbs Of A Pine” TIGERFACE Tour :: Upcoming Shows March 8 | Nietzshe’s | Buffalo, NY (Buy Tickets) March 9 | Dubland Underground | Rochester, NY (Buy Tickets) March 15 & 16 | The Press Room | Portsmouth, NH (Buy Tickets) March 21 | Snoe.down | Killington, VT (Buy Tickets) March […]
SKERIK’S BANDALABRA :: Tour Dates March 6 | Green Frog | Bellingham, WA March 7 | Nectar Lounge | Seattle, WA March 8 | Mississippi Pizza | Portland, OR March 9 | Sam Bond’s Garage | Eugene, OR March 10 | Applegate Lodge | Applegate, OR March 11 | Harlow’s | Sacramento, CA March 12 […]
MIKE DILLON :: URN Available Now on LP, CD & MP3: iTunes :: Amazon :: RPF :: Buy at Local Indie Record Stores “You guys are like Milt Jackson meets Henry Rollins meets Tortoise meets Fugazi.” …kid from Oxford, Mississippi seeing The Mike Dillon Band for the first time… Tour Dates: January 31 | […]
BILLY MARTIN & WIL BLADES | East Coast tour in support of their debut album SHIMMY! 7/5 | Manchester, CT | The Main Pub • 9:00 PM (Purchase Tickets) 7/6 | Boston, MA | Club Passim • 7:00 PM (Purchase Tickets) 7/7 | Woodstock, NY | The Colony 7/8 | Burlington, VT | Club […]
Order GORELICK Now on Limited Edition 12″ EP here (Only 500 copies available) Order GORELICK Now at iTunes here
SUPERHUMAN HAPPINESS | “Needles & Pins” SUPERHUMAN HAPPINESS | Winter Shows: December 30 | The Cake Shop | New York, NY January 26 | Castaways | Ithaca, NY (w/ Rubblebucket) January 27 | Higher Ground | Burlington, VT (w/ Rubblebucket) January 28 | Bowery Ballroom | New York, NY (w/ Rubblebucket) SUPERHUMAN HAPPINESS | The […]
GARAGE A TROIS To Play Five Shows In Colorado This December featuring Skerik, Marco Benevento, Mike Dillon & Stanton Moore “Garage A Trois skew grittier and more psychedelic with the current lineup, combining heavy-riff distortion with a rough-and-tumble funk delirium.” – The New York Times “Insolently awesome since 1999, the instrumental quartet Garage a Trois […]
WINTER Tour December 1 | UCSD The Loft | San Diego, CA (Advance Tickets) December 2 | The Mint | Los Angeles, CA (Advance Tickets) December 3 | Party at The Compound | Oakland, CA December 4 | The Independent | San Francisco, CA (Advance Tickets) December 6 | Moe’s Alley | Santa Cruz, CA (Advance […]
Grayson Capps heads out on the road this month in support of his critically acclaimed new album, The Lost Cause Minstrels available now on LP & CD here | On MP3 here Also catch Grayson with a cameo and two songs in the new Sony Pictures Film, Straw Dogs. “With a voice recalling Steve Earle […]
Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra celebrates the release of MTO Plays SLY, a tribute to the music of Sly & The Family Stone, at 92Y Tribeca on Friday, October 14. Advance tickets are on sale here. MTO Plays SLY is now available for pre-order on LP and CD. Any orders received before street date on […]
The Dead Kenny Gs (featuring Skerik, Brad Houser and Mike Dillon) head out for ten dates supporting Primus at the end of May. The band will also headline a run of shows on the West Coast in July. The Dead Kenny Gs brand new, critically acclaimed album, Operation Long Leash, is out now on Royal […]
ROYAL POTATO FAMILY @ NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2011 Monday, May 2 730pm | WWOZ Piano Night featuring Marco Benevento @ House Of Blues Tuesday, May 3 7pm | Grayson Capps (Solo Acoustic) @ Chickie Wah Wah’s 10pm | Skerik’s Saucefest @ Hi Ho Lounge Wednesday, May 4 3pm | Garage A Trois […]