Record Store Day 2018 + Live Video Recording + "Barcelona In The Round" (30 March 2018)
Don’t miss the article about Tori Sparks and Glass Mountain Records’ first ten years together in the spring issue of Q by Quadis magazine. And GMR is pleased to announce several very special concerts in April: On April 21st, Tori Sparks + Calamento + El Rubio will present a special in-store performance at independent record store Disco 100, in honor of Record Store Day 2018. The band will record a live video of their mini-concert, and champagne, wine, beer appetizers will be provided. Space is limited, doors open at 5pm. And on the 26th, Tori Sparks hosts her first official “Barcelona In the Round” concert, the first in a series of concerts that will take place throughout 2018, dates to be announced. The “in the round” format is typical of Nashville, but was wholly unknown to Barcelona until the Glass Mountain Records 10th Anniversary Concert this past October, when Carlos Mendoza and Alba Bioque joined Tori onstage. More information about the April 26th concert is here. Advance tickets are on sale now. All concert dates are online.
No Callarem: Press Conference (12 March 2018)
On March 14th at 12:30pm, join Tori Sparks and many other artists, journalists, actors, comedians, producers, and other industry professionals from the local and national community at Antic Teatre in Barcelona for the press conference for the No Callarem freedom of speech movement. Later in the day, Tori will also appear on radios La SER Radio, COPE Radio, ScannerFM Radio, and La Xarxa television. April 9th through 15th she and the rest of the #NoCallarem movement will be organizing and participating in related events around Spain. April 15th will be the second annual No Callarem Concert for the Freedom of Speech, this year at the Modelo Prison. Tori performs at 4pm. Stay tuned for details. Stay tuned for details.
Germany and Austria Tour 2018: Danke! (4 March 2018)
Thanks to all the local promoters and local press who made the Germany and Austria 2018 Tour possible, to Catalan Arts! and Galileo Music, and to everyone who came out to the concerts. Special thanks to Andreas and Ulla Pusch, Florian Damm de Radio Okerwelle, Reinhard, Andreas and Karin of Gajah, and many more. Here is a video from the last concert on the trip, “La Flor de Estambul” live at Sumpfblume in Hameln. See you again in 2019!
La Huerta: More 2017 Best-Of Lists (24 Feb 2018)
It’s almost spring of 2018, yet the Best Of lists are still rolling in! Thanks to Dirty Rock for including La Huerta in their list of the Best Albums of 2017.
Female Voices Concert Series and More Next Month (12 February 2018)
Announcing some very special events in February and March: In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Tori Sparks and the band will be participating in several concert cycles celebrating female artists. Today, February 12th Tori records a live set for Taquilla Inversa on L’H TV. March 11th, the band kicks of the series “Nosotras” (“Us,” feminine) in a vermut musical at Sagrades Tannines. On the 18th, Tori Sparks and DJ Reyes Torio present a doubleheader at Donzella de la Costa Club. On March 22nd, Tori and the guys appear for the first time in full band acoustic format, upright bass included, for the concert series Art en Femini. The concert is called “From Nashville to the Mediterranean: A Musical Journey” at L’Oncle Jack. See the article in newspaper El Periodico here.
Thank You from Tori Sparks and the Casa Ronald McDonald (2 Feb 2018)
Thanks to everyone who came out to the benefit concerts and events that Tori Sparks and GMR helped organize along with the American Society of Barcelona since last October to raise money to help our friend Judith get her new wheelchair, she finally got it! A message from Judith: “Your help has made my life better. I needed a new wheelchair and my family couldn’t afford it. Thanks to your support, and the support of the Casa Ronald McDonald Barcelona this whole time, it suddenly became possible. I’ll never have the words to thank you all enough.”
Germany Tour 2018 + Spanish Shows (18 January 2018)
Tori Sparks and the band are off to Germany and Austria in February, but before they hit the road, they will present La Huerta for the first time in Zaragoza and Masnou, as well as play concerts in Barcelona and other Spanish cities. Details and advance tickets for all concerts are available here. The Dachau concert on 22/2 is sold out.
Top 20 Lists + Felix Soundtrack + 10 Years with D’Addario Strings (9 January 2018)
Iconic rock magazine Popular1 has Tori Sparks listed as one of the Top 5 Female Artists of the Year (January 2018 issue), and La Huerta as one of the Top 20 Albums of the Year in any genre or gender, on the list compiled by critic Federico Navarro. Thank you Pop1 crew! Tori has started 2018 off with a bang, performing on the soundtrack of the TV series Felix (HBO Spain/Movistar), to be released this month, as well as celebrating ten years of being endorsed by the strings manufacturer D'Addario. Happy Anniversary!
Happy New Year + Felix + First 2018 Concerts Announced (31 December 2017)
THANK YOU to all the fans, friends, press, promotors, bookers, DJs, humans in general who have been so supportive of Tori Sparks' new album La Huerta, and of Glass Mountain Records in it’s 10th year. It’s been a wild ride -- it wouldn’t have been the same without you. Tori and the guys will hit the ground running as the new year begins, performing at concerts honoring David Bowie and to Elvis Presley, as well as gearing up for shows all over Spain, Austria, and Germany in the months to come. You also might just hear Tori singing in one of the episodes of Movistar/HBO Spain’s original series Felix, coming January 2018. Happy New Year and see you on the road!
Free Music, Feliz Navidad! (2 December 2017)
Through the end of December, subscribe to the GMR Official YouTube Channel or make any purchase through the ToriSparks.com online store, and we’ll send you a free live recording of Tori Sparks, Calamento + El Rubio from the GMR 10th Anniversary Concert, recorded and mixed by Andres Giraldo of Analog Recordings. Just make sure we have your email address. Feliz Navidad! Speaking of Tori merch, send us a photo of yourself wearing your new GMR teeshirt -- Tori will post it on Facebook and Instagram. Thanks to friends and fans who have already send pics from San Francisco, Berlin, Barcelona, even the Sahara Desert!
November: Benefit Concerts and Special Shows (11 November 2017)
November is a month filled with benefit concerts and special shows. On November 12th, Tori Sparks is an invited soloist at a concert by the Coro Gospel Gracia, the first concert in the Cicle Drets Humans, Migracio i Refugi (Concert Cycle for Human Rights, Migrants and Refugees). November 17th Tori Sparks + Reyes Torio are presented in stripped-down semiacoustic format by Curtcircuit at Sala Slow, and on the 18th the band travels to Tarragona. On November 22nd Tori opens for fellow US singer-songwriter and road warrior Nicole Atkins in Barcelona, and the next day she and the guys headline the Inauditus Festival. On November 26th, Tori appears on the RTVE program Cachitos de Hierro y Cromo, the 30th is a benefit concert sponsored by the American Society of Barcelona to raise money for a young lady at the Casa Ronald McDonald who is in need of a new wheelchair. Stay tuned for December shows.
Tori Sparks on Carne Cruda + Christmas Concert Tickets On Sale (8 November 2017)
Check out the Carne Cruda interview with Tori Sparks, also featuring acclaimed film director Jaume Balagueró and members of the Prostibulo Poetico, filmed at the Casa Corona in Barcelona. And this just in: Tori Sparks, Calamento + El Rubio will play a Christmas Concert at Nota79 on December 23rd, with special guest artists TBA. The show will not only be the last concert of the year, but also supports the local Red Cross’ initiative “Sus Derechos en Juego” to collect toys for children in the local community. Information and tickets to the December concerts are available here.
Fall Concerts: Voll-Damm Intl. Jazz Festival, More (21 October 2017)
THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the GMR 10th Anniversary concert on the 19th! On the heels of the blow-out show, Tori Sparks and the guys have some exciting fall shows lined up, including: The Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival, daytime vermuts musicales, Tori appearing as a guest artist at the Alma de Boqueron album release show, the Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival, the Festival Inauditus, and much more. All tour dates and links to buy tickets are here.
NEW GMR 10th Anniversary Teeshirts (18 October 2017)
The GMR 10th Anniversary teeshirts are here! Limited-edition and screen-printed by hand, the shirts come in men’s and women’s styles, with the option of two different designs, both variations on the new Glass Mountain Records logo. We nearly sold out of them at the celebration show at Marula Cafe in Barcelona, pick one up from the online store before they’re gone!
Tori Sparks at La Fira Mediterránea de Manresa (6 October 2017)
Tori will help present the talk "Wine & Fest Forum: Musica, Femenini i Singular” at the Fira Mediterránea international music conference in Manresa, Spain this week, along with the director of the Oslo World Festival (Alexandra Archetti), Alex Petropoulos of Songlines magazine, Andy Inglis of 5000MGMT, and Portugese fado singer Misia. Come say hello.
GMR Catalog On Sale Through October (1 October 2017)
In celebration of Glass Mountain Records’ 10th Anniversary, we are offering a pack of all five Tori Sparks albums released by GMR since its inception in 2007. Includes Under This Yellow Sun (2007), The Scorpion in the Story (2009), Until Morning/Come Out of the Dark (2011), El Mar (2014), and La Huerta (2017). Also available: The Tori Sparks Vinyl Records Collection (3 albums). Includes Until Morning/Come Out of the Dark (12” LP - GMR 2011), Everybody Knows/La Llorona (7” white vinyl single - GMR 2014), and La Huerta (12" LP - GMR 2017). Available only through October 31st, 2017. On sale exclusively through Tori Sparks’ online store.
Celebrate with Us! Glass Mountain Records Turns 10 Years Old (14 September 2017)
Glass Mountain Records turns 10 years old! In 2007. Tori Sparks started a small DIY record label in her apartment on West End Avenue in Nashville, TN. One decade later, GMR continues to put out fiercely independent music, and Tori has toured in 24 countries. Come celebrate this special evening with a concert by Tori Sparks, Calamento, El Rubio, invited guest artists, a post-concert DJ session with Reyes Torio, and more surprises to come. Just for coming by to say hola on this special night, Tori's Happy Birthday GMR gift to you is a limited edition shirt, screenprinted by hand by the artistic geniuses at OYEME! Productions in Barcelona. Thanks to Glass Mountain Records' partner companies for making the last 10 years possible: Burnside Distribution, Galileo Music Communication, Karonte Distribution, Alicia Musica, APM Music, D'Addario Strings, Soterrani, Thembe Fashions, Aupamusic, Ventilador Music, and all our fans and friends we've made along the way. See you on October 19th! Doors open at 9:30pm. Advance tickets are available via Ticketshop.com. (Tickets available with and without teeshirt.)
First Fall 2017 Concerts Announced (29 August 2017)
Just off the successful Andalusia tour (sold-out shows in Almeria, Cadiz, more), Tori and the band are gearing up for Fall 2017. Their first stops will be in the Basque Country in the North of Spain, followed by Barcelona shows and solo acoustic concerts in Poland. Stay tuned for details and more tour dates.
Barcelona Terrorist Attack: Concerts Cancelled (August 17th, 2017)
The show tonight as well as the rest of the concerts in the Fiestas de Gracia have been cancelled due to the terrorist attack in Barcelona on August 17th. Tori, the band, their family and friends are all safe. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. Barcelona stands united and will recover from this terrible tragedy. The band's concerts in Andalucia (Malaga, Cadiz, Almeria, Granda, etc.) will go on as planned.
World Music from Catalonia 2017 (August 2nd, 2017)
The song “Nature Boy” by Tori Sparks + Calamento + El Rubio is featured on the World Music from Catalonia 2017 compilation, released this week by Catalan! Arts and the local government. Thanks to Xavier Cester, Toni Castardado and the rest of the team for their support.
Summer Interviews (July 10th, 2017)
The summer has started off with a flurry of interviews and articles, thanks to Cronicas Sonoras, Barcelona City FM, Muzikalia, MondoSonoro, TVE, Rock and Roll Army, Mi Rollo Es Indie, Ruta66, Country Music Fame, Radio Kanal Barcelona, ScannerFM, Songlines, and Radio3. More to come, stay tuned!
Summer Tour Dates (June 19th, 2017)
Tori Sparks + Calamento + El Rubio announce concerts in Lleida, Jaca, Sant Andreu de la Barca, Cadiz, Almeria, Huesca, Barcelona, with more to come. All tour dates are here.
Dia de la Musica in Madrid (June 8th, 2017)
Tori Sparks and El Rubio will play a special show in duo at Costello Club in Madrid on June 23rd. Advance tickets are available here, doors open at 8:30pm. They will also perform at the celebration hosted Juan de Pablos of Radio3 at concert venue El Sol the previous night. Tori will also present the new album La Huerta with an acoustic set at iconic local record store Holy Cuervo as a part of the performances for the International Day of Music or Dia de la Musica on June 21st. Get more details here.
First German Reviews for La Huerta (May 31st, 2017)
Danke Germany for the first press on Tori Sparks' new album La Huerta. Check out the reviews by magazines Folkworld and Sound and Image, with more to come.
#NoCallerem Concert: Big Success, Big Controversy (May 22nd, 2017)
Tori interviewed here on Radio4 and is featured in a report on TV3 (minute 00:45:00) among other television and radio reports and newspaper articles, regarding the No Callarem concert on the 21st, which saw a turnout of 4500+ people, raised almost double the funds expected, and stirred political controversy across Spain.
Summer Concerts Announced (May 13th, 2017)
Summer shows announced, including the American Society of Barcelona’s annual Independence Day celebration, summer festivals, and many more. Advance tickets are on sale now for Tori Sparks’ upcoming concert in Madrid featuring El Rubio at Costello Club.
Tori Sparks Confirmed to Play #NoCallarem (May 6th, 2017)
This morning, the final lineup for the solidarity concert No Callarem was announced. On May 21st, Tori Sparks, Maika Makovski, A Contra Blues, Albert Pla, Za!, Che Sudaka, and many other artists will come together in a show of support of freedom of speech and artistic expression. Tori Sparks and Glass Mountain Records stand up for these rights in the local community and worldwide, especially in the arenas of art, music, and culture. More information is here. No callaremos, porque mañana puede ser tu. Donations to help make the concert possible and to help the legal defense fund for Valtonyc are being accepted via Goteo.org. Tori Sparks performs at 1pm local time.
RSD Thanks and New Shows Announced (April 26th, 2017)
Thanks to everyone who came out to Record Store Day and snagged a copy of the La Huerta vinyl. Photos and video from the live in-store performances are on Facebook. Congratulations to the winners of the Jagermeister vinyl records giveaway. Hot on the heels of the vinyl release, new concerts announced in Barcelona and Madrid, with more Spring and Summer dates coming soon.
Last Week to Preorder La Huerta Vinyl Record (April 18th, 2017)
Only five days left to preorder your copy of the limited vinyl edition of Tori Sparks + Calamento + El Rubio's new album La Huerta. Click here for details. Catch Tori performing live acoustic sets in stores on Record Store Day this coming Saturday, information on the official RSD website.
Tori Sparks on Musics and Happy Anniversary 66RPM (April 6th, 2017)
This Friday, tune into TVE2 at 7:30pm for a live interview and performance at the historic Mercantic market in San Cugat, Tori Sparks and the band are the third episode of new program Musics by Goyo Prados. Later that same evening, Tori Sparks will perform at the 66RPM 5-Year Anniversary Celebration at the Antigua Fabrica Damm in Barcelona, click for more information.
Live on LateMotiv and Madrid Concert Tickets (Mar. 29th, 2017)
Tori Sparks + Calamento + El Rubio play live on LateMotiv with Andreu Buenafuente tonight, tune in at 11pm. And there is only one day left to purchase advance tickets for the Madrid concert at Sala Clamores. Congratulations to the winners of the SoulSpain drawing for a pair of free tickets!
More Press for La Huerta (Mar. 26th, 2017)
More press for La Huerta, thank you for all the support El Diaro Abierto, Muzikalia, La Vanguardia, TimeOut Madrid, RAC1, Colectivo Raro Proposito, Qualsevolnit, Free World, El EcoDiario, Crossroads Blues Radio, Radio Sabadell, Rockdelux (April issue), Enderrock (April issue), with more to come.
Music Video Presentation Tonight and Madrid Tickets (Mar. 23rd, 2017)
Today at 8pm, join Tori Sparks, Calamento, El Rubio, and the cast and crew of the "Nature Boy" music video in a special first-look presentation at Bar Polaroid in Barcelona. This is also the last week to purchase advance tickets for the Madrid presentation of La Huerta, March 30th at Sala Clamores.
Limited-Edition Vinyl of La Huerta Coming April 22 (Mar. 13th, 2017)
Tori Sparks + Calamento will release a limited-edition vinyl version of their new album La Huerta for Record Store Day 2017. The vinyl records will be available for sale only in independent record stores, or via preorder online.
"Nature Boy" Official Music Video Screening (Mar. 7th, 2017)
Tori Sparks, Calamento and El Rubio present their new music video "Nature Boy" (directed by Francesco Tavolaro and featuring Helena Makowska and Marc Espuny Sanchez), in an official first-look screening on March 23rd at Polaroid in Barcelona. The night will begin with an acoustic set by Tori Sparks, a presentation by the cast and crew, a screening of live video "Wade in the Water," and finally, the presentation of "Nature Boy."
Rock and Bots Solidarity Concert (Feb. 28th, 2017)
On March 6th, Tori Sparks, Albert Boira, Toni Moog, Ju, Augie Burr, The Velvet Candles and more come together to raise funds for the Laboratori Fabulos del Pere Manel in a concert at Luz de Gas.Tickets are 10 euros, on sale at Atrapalo.
Thank You from Tori: Album Release Concert (Feb. 24th, 2017)
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the CD release concert at Luz de Gas such an unforgettable night. Special thanks to our guest artists El Yiyo, Alba Bioque, Ramon Gimenez and Julio de los Chavis. Thanks to Alicia Musica, Aupamusic, Senen Armengol, Roger and the Luz de Gas crew, Thembe Fashions, Shooting the Sound, Soterrani, Peluquerria 89.9, What Jazz Happened Meetup group, the American Society of Barcelona, all the press and photographers who have been so supportive, and our friends who helped to spread the word. Photos and video are on Facebook now, with more to come. Milliones de gracias.
"Wade in the Water" Video a YouTube Hit (Feb. 22nd, 2017)
Only a few days after its low-key release on February 13th, the live video for the bonus track "Wade in the Water" is at 22,000+ views on YouTube. Thanks fans and friends for watching, and for being a part of the video.
CD Release Concert Announced in Madrid (Feb. 17th, 2017)
Tori Sparks + Calamento + El Rubio will perform live on LateMotiv with Andreu Buenafuente on the 28th of March, followed by their official Madrid album release concert at Sala Clamores on March 30th. Tickets on sale now.
Invites Guests at Luz de Gas (Feb. 15th, 2017)
Tori and the band are excited to announce two more invited artists who will participate in the La Huerta CD release show at Luz de Gas: Julio de los Chavis and Ramon Gimenez of Ojos de Brujo. Advance tickets are on sale now.
More Press for La Huerta (Feb. 12th, 2017)
Thanks to local, national and international press for their support of the new album, coming February 23rd. Ruta66, SoloRock, TimeOutBarcelona, Radio3, Radio4, Metropolitan, MondoSonoro, TV33, and others with many more interviews and reviews to come in the coming months. Please stay tuned.
New Album La Huerta Exclusive TODAY (Feb. 6th, 2017)
Today, listen for the first time to the new album by Tori Sparks, Calamento, and El Rubio in an exclusive first look by magazine Rockdelux.
First Press for the New Album (Feb. 2nd, 2017)
Tori and the band are off the road from a fantastic German tor (danke Deutschland!), and the press has started making noise about Tori Sparks' upcoming new album La Huerta, thanks to Ruta66 for their support as always.
Preorder the New Album by Tori Sparks (Jan. 28th, 2017)
Starting February 1st, you can preorder the new album La Huerta by Tori Sparks and Calamento featuring El Rubio on iTunes.
Tickets for La Huerta Album Release Show (Jan. 20th, 2017)
Tickets are on sale now for Tori Sparks + Calamento + El Rubio's album release show at Luz de Gas in Barcelona. February 23rd at 9pm -- reserve your spot early, we are expecting the show to sell out.
Germany Tour Starts January 20th (January 15, 2017)
Tori and the band will be on the road in Germany from January 20th through 29th, advance tickets available on the websites of each venue. Tour dates are here. The first few shows of the tour will be Tori Sparks in duo with percusionista extraordinaire Javi Garcia. The rest of the band joins them halfway through the trip. January 26th will be a live video taping as well as a concert.
Local and National Press Pouring in On the Eve of Bowie Tribute Concert (Jan. 9th, 2016)
Thank you to all the local and national press -- Radio4, Radio3, Catalunya Radio, iCat Radio, La Vanguardia, Mondosonoro, Ruta 66, El Punt Diari, TV2, and many others -- who have been so supportive of tomorrow's benefit concert and tribute to David Bowie, featuring Tori Sparks, Glaucs, Elefantes, Ramon Aragall, Seward, and many more.
Album RELEASE CONCERT ANNOUNCED (Dec. 28th, 2016)
Tori Sparks + Calamento featuring El Rubio will present the music from their new album La Huerta at Luz de Gas on February 23rd at 9pm. Advance tickets on sale soon via the Luz de Gas.
David Bowie Tribute Concert Lineup Announced (Dec. 19th, 2016)
Tori Sparks is one of the highlights of an all-star lineup for "The Stars Look Very Different Today," the second annual David Bowie Tribute and Benefit Concert at Sala Razzmatazz in Barcelona. Advance tickets on sale online, at local FNAC stores, and at the club box office.
New Album FINISHED + Aitch (Dec. 12th, 2016)
Tori Sparks + Calamento finish up the mixing of the new album this week, and are in the mastering studio as of December 19th. We are excited to announce that the new album's cover art will be based on a design by Romanian painters and illustrator Aitch.
Music Video Shoot (Dec. 6th, 2016)
Tori and the band will be shooting a music video for their upcoming new album on December 13th. Interested in being an extra? Men and women, ages 18-60, semi-formal attire. Drop us an email.
Elvis and Friends Tribute Concert Featuring Lone Star, Tori Sparks, More (Nov. 27th, 2016)
Tori Sparks will be a special guest at the second annual Elvis tribute concert at Luz de Gas on January 7th. Other invited artists include Pere Gene of Lone Star, Joan Vinyals, Rafa Pons, Dani Nello and more. Tickets on sale now.
Last Tori Sparks + Calamento Concert of 2016 (Nov. 22nd, 2016)
Don't miss Tori and the guys' last show of the year at Harlem Jazz Club this Friday, November 25th. The next concert will be the new album release show in February. Stay tuned!
NEW ALBUM RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED (Nov. 14th, 2016)
After months in the recording studio, Tori Sparks, Calamento, and maestro of the electric guitar El Rubio are almost at the finish line. Their new album will officially be released on February 23rd, 2017. Pre-orders will be available on iTunes as of February 1st, 2017.
"Wade in the Water" Live Studo Session and Democrats Abroad (Nov. 2nd, 2016)
On November 7th, Tori and the band will record a live video in the recording studio with audience participation. Attendance is limited to 25 people, by invitation or RSVP only. And Barcelona expats, don't miss the Democrats Abroad Election Watch Party at Luz de Gas on November 8th, Tori and the band will play from 10pm till 1am as the first exit poll results come in.
"A la Carta" Radio3 Interview and Recording Studio (Oct. 26th, 2016)
Watch Tori Sparks' interview with Radio3 after the Monkey Week showcase in Sevilla here. Thanks for the continued support of El Mar from the local and national press.