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John Cowan’s new album “Sixty” (produced by John McFee) most added on AMA chart

We are thrilled and honored to learn that John Cowan‘s upcoming new album Sixty (due August 26) was the most added new album last week on the Americana Music Association’s radio chart.

Working with Doobie Brothers bandmate John McFee, who expertly helms the producer’s chair, Cowan has assembled an impressive list of guest artists (friends), including Leon RussellAlison KraussRodney Crowell, Bonnie Bramlett, Jim Messina, Huey Lewis, Ray Benson, John Jorgenson, Chris Hillman, Andrea Zonn, Sam Bush and others on the way to creating what is shaping up to be a cross-genre musical celebration of his 35+ year career.

John Cowan, universally known as “The Voice of Newgrass,” has been singing his heart out for the past 35+ years. As a member of New Grass Revival, he helped create a sound which brought a new audience to the bluegrass music and was arguably as important in shaping the direction of modern bluegrass as Flatt and Scruggs was to the genre in the 1960s. After New Grass Revival disbanded in 1990, Cowan went on to record a series of critically acclaimed solo albums and to lend his unique vocals as a session musician to a lengthy discography including albums by Garth BrooksGlen CampbellSteve EarleRodney CrowellJanis IanDelbert McClintonDarius RuckerKenny Rogers and Poco.

Currently, Cowan divides his time on the road between solo tours with the John Cowan Band and as a touring member of the Doobie Brothers, with whom he has been performing regularly since 2010.

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John McFee interviewed at

Doobie Brother John McFee was recently interviewed by Read the full interview here.

Tom Johnston interview posted

Here’s a new interview with Doobie Brother Tom Johnston, where he discusses more details about the band’s upcoming release, Southbound.

Doobie Brothers to Be Inducted into Live-Entertainment Industry Organization’s Hall of Fame This Fall

The Doobie Brothers and their longtime manager, Bruce Cohn, will be among the luminaries who will be inducted into the Nashville-based International Entertainment Buyers Association’s Hall of Fame this year.  The honor recognizes people and organizations that have made important contributions to the live-entertainment industry.

The Doobies will be the first rock act ever to be welcomed into the IEBA’s Hall of Fame.  Previous honorees include Johnny CashGeorge JonesDick Clark and Lawrence Welk.

Read the full story on ABC News Radio:

Rolling Stone: Doobie Brothers Help Zac Brown Band Bring ‘Funky Dixieland’ to Boston

Zac Brown Band kicked off a two-night stand at Boston’s Fenway Park last weekend by rolling out a few surprises, including a rare cover of the Doobie Brothers’ chart-topping classic, “Black Water” — performed with a little help from the Doobies themselves.

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Video: Doobie Brothers perform “Black Water” with Zac Brown Band at Fenway Park

Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston, and John McFee of the Doobie Brothers joined the Zac Brown Band on stage last night at Fenway Park to perform “Black Water.” Read the story on Ultimate Classic Rock

Tom Johnston chats about new Doobie Brothers album with

Tom Johnston discusses more details about the Doobies’ upcoming release at Read it here.

Australia / New Zealand Tour Photos Posted

The Doobies road crew (“Crewbies”) have posted some incredible photos from the Australia / New Zealand tour earlier this year. Among other highlights, the Doobies performed with the ever-amazing Elvis Costello and his phenomenal long-time drummer Pete Thomas in Queenstown, New Zealand. Diehard Doobies fans will recall that John McFee also played guitar and pedal steel on Costello’s debut album, My Aim Is True.

Check out the photos below, or on the Doobie Brothers official Flickr Photostream.


The Doobie Brothers with Elvis Costello and Pete Thomas

Thanks to Tyler Habrecht and Jeremy Denton for capturing all of these great moments!

Photos: The Doobies in Cincinnati on 6/22/14

Cincy Groove has posted a great set of photos from the Doobies’ show on Sunday at Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati, OH.