July 2017

Antibalas to Release New Album Sept. 15

Imagine a world where every person is temporarily transported to outer space for the sole purpose of looking back on earth to experience its sheer beauty. For a brief moment, we could all escape the greatest atrocities of our time and take in an outer-world perspective to see all of humanity living in harmonious coexistence.

Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies Is Tomorrow

The elements are aligning for a seriously fun evening celebrating Jerry and the Grateful Dead this Tuesday, August 1st. Boogie on down to your local theater for our 7th Annual Meet-Up At The Movies. The previously unreleased and totally epic RFK Stadium 7/12/89 concert film promises beautiful visuals and pristine sound, and we promise general merry-making all around!

"Campfire Caravan" w/ The Brothers Comatose, Mipso & The Lil Smokies

"Campfire Caravan" featuring The Brothers Comatose, Mipso, and The Lil Smokies hosts three of today's foremost emerging indie Americana bands as they trek across the United States -- stopping in more than 30 cities from Sept. 26 through Nov. 18, 2017. "Campfire Caravan" swings through Nashville for a sneak peak of the 15-musician road show at the 18th Annual AMERICANAFEST 2017 (Sept.

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San Francisco Sound: Musical History Tour of the Summer of Love

Music, imagery, and delightful anecdotes from San Francisco’s so-called Summer of Love intertwined in charming, profound fashion at the city’s newly renovated Nourse Theatre on July 22. The multimedia concert spotlighted Joan Baez, Nicki Bluhm, the T Sisters, and a host of other burgeoning Bay Area players and singers.

Rhythms on the Rio 2017 | Preview

Every August, I look forward to driving up through forested northern New Mexico into God’s Country, southern Colorado to cover Rhythms on the Rio. This festival with a big heart has been going strong for eleven years and I’ve covered six of those. It’s always like coming back for a family reunion.

Grateful Web Interview with Kyle @ Electric Forest

Grateful Web had a few minutes to speak with The String Cheese Incident's Kyle Hollingsworth at this year's Electric Forest.  Kyle touched on the evolution of Electric Forest Festival, String Cheese getting well deserved air time on the radio, and working with Elephant Revival's Bonnie Paine.

GW: How was it to work with Bonnie Paine professionally? I know you guys are neighbors.

Summerfest Celebrates 50 Years of Music

The festival opened June 29th to a squall that threatened to close down the event, with torrential rains, heavy winds, and potential tornado activity. 

Naughty Professor hits Colorado in August

Recently, acclaimed New Orleans-based future funk collective Naughty Professor released their highly-anticipated new album, Identity. Available now on all digital service providers, Identity can also be purchased physically as a CD/DVD bundle, which includes in-studio footage of every track on the album, here.

Casey James Returns to His Texas Blues Roots

“All I want to do is play music,” says singer/guitarist, Casey James. “Stripping it back to just me making a record of music that I love was a huge stepping stone in my life.” Released June 9, Strip It Down, his new album produced by Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge and featuring a guest duet with the legendary Delbert McClinton, does just that.

Gerry Spehar Releases 'I Hold Gravity'

Songwriting and playing music has been a consuming passion for Gerry Spehar since he picked up his first guitar at age 14.  “I never went on a date in high-school without my guitar,” he admits.  If you look at the album artwork on I Hold Gravity, you’ll notice that there’s not one image of Spehar without a guitar except for the one in which he has his arm around his wife, Susan.  “Ever since I can remember, I have always had one or the other –usuall

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Gentle Giant to release 'Three Piece Suite'

Three Piece Suite is a specially curated selection of songs and compositions from Gentle Giant’s first three albums (Giant, Acquiring the Taste, Three Friends) presented in both 5.1 surround sound and stereo. There are nine tracks from the albums, plus a pre-debut song, remixed by Steven Wilson. The choices were determined by the limited availability of multi-track master tapes from the era.

Jackie Greene's "Modern Lives" Video

Academy Award-nominated “king of indie animation” Bill Plympton takes viewers on a Technicolor ride to outer space, an underwater world filled with robots, and a concert performed by banjo-slinging aliens in the new video for roots-rocker Jackie Greene’s “Modern Lives."

The Southern Belles' Release Set for 8/5/17

On August 5th, 2017, the rock 'n' roll quartet The Southern Belles will independently release their third studio album "In the Middle of the Night." They'll be touring the east coast from Florida to West Virginia throughout July in support of the release, mixing festival dates and club shows. To celebrate the album, they will headline The Broadberry in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia on August 5th. Full tour dates can be found below:

Grateful Web Interview with Chad Staehly

Grateful Web recently had the chance to speak with keyboardist and producer Chad Staehly. He’s a member of the rock’n’roll roots group Hard Working Americans.

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Salmon Announces Stanley Hotel 2018

Today, Leftover Salmon announced a July 31st public on-sale for their 3rd annual Stanley Hotel 3-day event March 9-11, 2018. This coming Monday at NOON MST tickets and reservations at the Stanley will become available to public, though past ticket buys have been able to secure their spots for over a week. There are several other area hotels besides the Stanley available for lodging during our event that are taking reservations now.

John Dylan's Open Source Music Volume 2

With the uniquely named album, Peripheral Drift Illusion, set for release October 10th, John Dylan is following up the infectiously dreamy ‘Get Beyond’ with the second single from the experimental record, ‘If I Want You To’, which presents an entirely new musical personality to the multifaceted songwriter.

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Billy Strings' Debut LP Out September 22nd

It’s at about five minutes and thirty seconds into the second track (“Meet Me At the Creek”) on the debut LP, Turmoil & Tinfoil, from Nashville bluegrass iconoclast Billy Strings that you start to see his intense vision for American roots music.

Eagles & The Doobie Brothers on Sept 30

Fresh off the heels of the highly acclaimed Classic West, and forthcoming Classic East, the Eagles will headline The Classic Northwest on September 30 at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, in Seattle, Washington. The Classic Northwest will also feature The Doobie Brothers, who joined the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Journey, and Earth, Wind & Fire at the Classic West on July 15-16 at Dodger Stadium, and will appear at The Classic East concert on July 29-30 at Citi Field.
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moe. and Aqueous To Join Forces As "moe.queous"

The latest collaboration for the coming Brooklyn Comes Alive features members from two prominent bands out of Buffalo, NY. At this year's festival, members from moe. — one of the scene's most well known and respected acts — will join members of one the hottest up-and-coming bands on the scene today, Aqueous. This collaboration, known as moe.queous, will include a set of moe.

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YES Drummer Alan White Welcomes Dylan Howe

2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES and longtime drummer Alan White have today (7/26) announced that Dylan Howe, son of guitarist Steve Howe, will be joining the band's rhythm section on this summer's 31-date North American YESTIVAL tour creating a twin drum powerhouse alongside White, in similar fashion that Bill Bruford and White brought on their Union Tour in the early 1990s with two drummers playing simultaneously.
 
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