When Jon McLaughlin first arrived on the scene, we received emails claiming we were spelling John McLaughlin’s name wrong. Actually, it’s pretty easy to tell the difference between the legendary Brit musician and the up-and-coming popster. First off, there’s the difference in spelling the first name – John and Jon. Secondly, the Englishman is known for his guitar work, while Jon plays piano, writes songs and sings. And if that wasn’t enough, the Englishman looks, well, British, while Jon looks like someone from Anderson, Indiana. Anyhooo …. Jon McLaughlin’s new dates include July 18 in Detroit at Magic Stick; July 27 in Seattle at Triple Door; July 29 in San Francisco at Great American Music Hall and August 7 Houston at Warehouse Live.

Eli Young Band dropped a few new listings on our doorstep today – July 18 in Antlers, OK; July 25 in Uvalde, TX; August 26 in Austin, TX; September 27 in Lewisville, TX; and October 12 in Chicago, IL.

The Black Crowes are already booking their December dates. New shows added to the calendar include December 6 (Detroit), December 7 (Milwaukee), December 9 (Fargo, ND) and December 13 (Denver).

Finally, Travis Tritt adds a few new fall dates to the big picture – November 14 in Charlottesville, VA; November 16 in Troy, NY; and November 20 in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Sue Foley, Toby Keith, Seth Walker, The A.K.A.s, Rusty Evans – Trib. to Johnny Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show, Nanci Griffith, Kevin Fowler, Last Waltz Ensemble, Little Feat, Junior Brown, Joan Osborne, Jack Ingram, Del McCoury Band, David Copperfield, Bella Morte, , Grand Funk Railroad and Hot Tuna.

Still more to come on this beautiful Thursday afternoon. Don’t miss your last update of the day – The Closing Bell – coming up around 5 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!