Paul McCartney having a birthday today, but isn’t simply resting on his laurels. McCartney just wrapped up a series of critically acclaimed U.S. concerts with an appearance Friday at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee. After a few shows in Europe, more shows in the states in July and August.
McCartney recently reissued the 1976 live album ‘Wings over America,’ and released ‘Rockshow,’ the accompanying concert film, on DVDand Blu-ray for the first time.
He is also working on a new studio album that reportedly will feature some danceable modern sounds and various producers, including Mark Ronson. McCartney is also the subject of a tribute album featuring a wide array of country and Americana singers. ‘Let Us in Americana’ will be out next Tuesday, June 25th. Among the artists on the album are Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer, Buddy Miller, Teddy Thompson and Bruce Cockburn.
Proceeds from the album will go to the Women and Cancer Fund, established in the memory of Linda McCartney.