Live music concerts presented by World Records!
Buy your tickets at World Records during store hours:
Wednesday through Friday 11 AM to 5 PM,
and Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM.
In Person – 2815 ‘F’ Street Bakersfield, CA
By Phone – 661-325-1982
Tab Benoit’s Swampland Jam – Tab Benoit, one of music’s most enduring and masterful blues and roots performers – and an authority on Louisiana music and culture – leads an all star band featuring three giants of Louisiana Roots Music – Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone, and Waylon Thibodeaux.
Tab Benoit is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues…” read more…
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Fish intermingles soulful pop with swaggering blues-rock rendered on standard six-string electric guitars. Fish is known as an international genre-bending guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
To date, she has six albums under her belt, the most recent being “Kill or Be Kind” on Rounder Records. “I want to reach over genre lines and get out to as many people as possible…” read more…
We are excited to announce our NEW ALBUM “Native Sons”! It’s our love letter to Los Angeles with 12 hand-selected tributes to fellow Los Angeles artists and will be out July 30.
Our 17th full-length album pulls its title from the sole original song: the heavy-hearted and soul-stirring “Native Sons,” a loving homage to L.A. that sounds right at home amid so many classic tracks. read more…
– New Los Lobos album will be available at World Records July 30th!
Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Now a seasoned touring musician, Hull has delivered her most inspired, accomplished, and mature recorded work to date; no small feat. Weighted Mind is a landmark achievement, not just in Sierra Hull’s career, but in the world of folk-pop, bluegrass, and acoustic music overall. With instrumentation comprised largely of mandolin, bass, and vocals, this is genre-transcending music at its best, with production by Béla Fleck and special harmony vocal guests Alison Krauss, Abigail Washburn, and Rhiannon Giddens adding to the luster. read more…
Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci’s latest album, the intriguingly titled All Stars, is one of their most ambitious, eclectic and adventurous ever, capturing the explosive yet well-attuned synergy the guitarist has shared on the road with various lineups of renowned longtime musical collaborators these past few years.
Special EFX now is a true collective, with varying elements and artists coming together to execute and build powerfully upon Minucci’s expansive musical vision. read more…
Sugaray Rayford is a colossus of an entertainer with a voice so big it could knock a house down, yet at times, so tender it could “move you to tears” (UK Vibe). “A true badass marrying the funky soulfulness of classic R&B records while acknowledging contemporary sensibilities.” (Pop Matters)
So, “Sit back and listen to one of today’s best blues-soul singers. Even better, attend one of his live performances where his energy can totally galvanize an audience.” (Elmore Magazine)…read more
Whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd. Over the course of his still-unfolding career, the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has released 15 albums ranging from horn-fueled soul and R&B to piping hot blues to fiery rock ‘n’ roll.
He’s performed all over the world, earning countless fans with his legendary, sweat-drenched, exhilarating live shows. read more…
Friday January 14, 2022
John McCutcheon — folk music’s renaissance man — master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author.
“John McCutcheon is not only one of the best musicians in the USA, but also a great singer, songwriter, and song leader. And not just incidentally, he is committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a better direction.”
– Pete Seeger
An evening with
Thursday January 27, 2022
Widely considered one of the most influential figures in nuevo flamenco music, he incorporates elements of flamenco rumba, jazz and many forms of world music into his work. He is a Juno Award winner, Acoustic Guitar Player’s Choice Award silver winner in the Flamenco Category, and a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz award for Guitarist of the Year.
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
Saturday February 5, 2022
Famously crowned as “The New Queen of Bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal, and the most decorated artist in that field. Vincent’s music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawless band that can execute break-neck instrumentals to heart wrenching ballads.
Sunday February 20, 2022
One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned four GRAMMY Awards and nominations for 11 more. While Cash’s best-known work fell under the broad heading of “country,” there was always an intelligence in Cash’s material and a soulful tone to her vocals that set her apart from her peers, and she was never afraid of using rock and pop flavors in her arrangements.
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