New DVD Celebrates Rounder Records 40th Anniversary

 Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert DVD
Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert DVD
On May 4th, Rounder Records will release the DVD Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert, a celebration of the record company’s 40 years in the music industry. Filmed in October, 2009 at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, the concert will also be presented as a PBS television special that will begin airing on the network in March, 2010. The companion CD, Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert, will be released on March 2nd.

The event is an exhibition of Rounder’s diverse roster, and features Grammy winning Rounder artists Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck, and Irma Thomas along with musical host Minnie Driver, and special guests Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas and Jazz/R&B pianist, Henry Butler. The DVD will include performances by these artists as well as select performances from Steve Martin’s show at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, from Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s 2008 CMT “Crossroads” special, and from Madeleine Peyroux’s 2009 concert in Los Angeles.

The event was filmed by High Five Entertainment. All the artists involved will be donating their royalties and Rounder will be donating a percentage of the profits to NARAS’ Grammy in the Schools Programs to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Grammy Foundation influences the lives of young people by opening the windows of opportunity that music can provide for their futures.

DVD Performances:

1. Cold Dark River – Minnie Driver

2. Beloved – Minnie Driver *

3. Outside People – Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas *

4. Think About the Good Times – Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

5. Rich Woman – Robert Plant | Alison Krauss

6. River Is Waiting – Irma Thomas *

7. Don’t Mess With My Man – Irma Thomas

8. Dance Me to the End of Love – Madeleine Peyroux *

9. Don’t Wait Too Long – Madeleine Peyroux

10. Restless – Alison Krauss and Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas

11. Gravity – Alison Krauss and Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas

12. Pitkin County Turn Around – Steve Martin

13. Daddy Played the Banjo – Steve Martin **

14. Saga of the Old West – Steve Martin

15. Keys to the Kingdom – Béla Fleck *

16. Another Morning – Bela Fleck

17. Why Shouldn’t We – Mary Chapin Carpenter

18. Mrs. Hemingway – Mary Chapin Carpenter **

19. He Thinks He’ll Keep Her – Mary Chapin Carpenter

20. Medley: Angeles Watching Over Me/ I’ll Fly Away/ Down by the Riverside – Grand Finale

* = not in PBS Broadcast

** = not in PBS Broadcast or on Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert CD

 

Buy the DVD: Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert and the CD Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert.

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