Trumpet-meister Chris Botti continues to add dates to the perpetual tour, this time slotting new shows for late 2008 as well as the first few months of 2009. New 2008 gigs include June 17 (Cleveland, OH), July 24 (Truckee, CA), August 2 (Healdsburg, CA), November 7 & 8 (Columbus, OH) and December 19 (Portland, OR). New listings for 2009 include January 22 (Austin, TX), February 13 (Denver, CO) and April 23 (Sarasota, FL).

Country gal Lorrie Morgan beefs up her summer calendar with new shows for June, July, August and September. Today’s update includes Wytheville, VA (June 21), Las Vegas (July 6), Carlton, MN (August 17) and Louisville, KY (September 9).

Locash Cowboys Chris Lucas and Preston Brust update today with new listings for the Midwest and southern states. The band’s calendar now includes several Nashville stops at various venues (May 21, June 11, July 21 and October 7). Other gigs include Pickerington, OH (July 24), and Tampa, FL (December 13).

And Ani DiFranco adds a couple of June stops – June 21 in Salt Lake City, and June 28 in Anaheim.

During the first 90 minutes of biz we also updated the schedules for Ellis Paul, Dan Bern, Coco Montoya, Enter The Haggis, Garnet Rogers, Hamell On Trial, Cheryl Wheeler, Brian Vander Ark, Jeff Daniels, John Michael Montgomery, Lalah Hathaway, KISS, No Justice, Ronnie Milsap, Tom Scott and Tony Furtado.

And that’s just the beginning of a bee-yoo-ti-ful Wednesday! More fresh concert data coming up in your Midday Update, scheduled for around 12 noon (PDT), from!