August 2017

Naughty Professor Release New Video For "Mirrors"

Today, acclaimed New Orleans-based future funk collective Naughty Professor released the live studio video for “Mirrors,” off of their new album, Identity “Mirrors” features the smooth alternative soul vocals of Cole DeGenova set to the conga-influenced stylings of guest drummer Alexey Marti. Also featured is The Revivalists’ David Shaw on background vocals.

Art Garfunkel Announces Book Tour

Acclaimed singer and author ART GARFUNKEL will embark on a national book tour in support of the September 26 release of his new memoir, What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From An Underground Man (Alfred A. Knopf).

Jack Tempchin Releases Hits CD

Through the years, there are many songs that take us to another place, that fuel our creativity and lighten our hearts. Jack Tempchin, the multi-platinum songwriter for Glenn Frey and The Eagles, has written many of those hits. He is responsible for the lyrics that have become emblazoned not only within us as individuals, but in our culture as well.

John Mellencamp | Ravinia Fest. | Review

Dressed in black, like his collaborator Carlene Carter’s famous dad, Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp wasted no time getting in tune for his second Ravinia performance, surrounded by a smoke machine and a background of scrawled graffiti.

TheBigWonderful Announces Everyone Orchestra Lineup

Today, TheBigWonderful (TBW) reveals the lineup for Everyone Orchestra’s headlining Oktobergrass set. Hitting the stage on Saturday, September 30th at 6pm for TBW After Party, Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler will feature Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon), Adam "Shmeeans" Smirnoff (Lettuce), Dave Watts and Gabe Marvin (The Motet), Chuck Jones (Dopapod), Todd Stoops (RAQ), Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), Ashley Niven (Tiger Party) and Austin Zaletel (Euforquestra).

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats' Strike Gold

Exactly two years since its release, the debut, self-titled album from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats has officially been certified GOLD, signifying sales of 500,000 albums in the U.S., according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The band’s hit single, “S.O.B.” has also reached the GOLD sales mark in America.

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Chris Gantry's At The House of Cash!

Chris Gantry's music was always stylistic fusion: his 1967 album debut Introspection sounded a little bit folk, a little bit pop and only a little bit country, with smooth melodies and verdant string charts. But the 60s were afoot, and by the time of Chris' second LP in 1970, Motor Mouth, his approach had radicalized into a wide-eyed, hard-edged delivery.

Ryan Koenig to release debut album

On October 13th, longtime Pokey LaFarge sideman Ryan Koenig will take his long-anticipated step onto the center stage with the release of his debut album, Two Different Worlds, via St. Louis label Big Muddy Records.

Kim Wilson Gets Back to Basics on Blues and Boogie, Vol. 1

Legendary singer/harmonica master Kim Wilson has gone back to the basics and old school Chicago blues for his exciting new CD, Blues and Boogie, Vol. 1, coming October 20 from Severn Records. Blues and Boogie, Vol. 1 was produced by Kim Wilson, with most tracks  recorded and mixed by Nathan James at Sacred Cat Studios, Oceanside, California; except tracks 4 and 15 recorded by Big Jon at Big Tone Recording Studios, Hayward, California.

Lafa Taylor's 'Ridin' Slow' EP Available 9/22

The modern R&B soundscape has found itself deeply embedded with elements of electronic music. This crossing over of appeals has seen rise to the next wave of musical superstars and has served as a foundation for the music of Lafa Taylor.

Bill Bruford Releases Definitive Box Set

Drum legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bill Bruford, best known for his work with YES, King Crimson, Genesis and his prolific solo career, is releasing the definitive boxed set “Bruford 1977-1980: Seems Like A Lifetime Ago.” Scheduled for release on Winterfold Records on October 28th, pre-orders are now being taken for the Limited Edition 8-disc set, which features unreleased, remixed or remastered material & a signed certificate.

WinterWonderGrass Announces Caravan to WonderGrass

WinterWonderGrass Festival, and Elephant Revival are teaming up with the Caravan Outpost to produce Caravan to WonderGrass—a unique one-day gathering for the whole family. Taking place in beautiful Ojai, California on Saturday, November 18th, Caravan to WonderGrass promises a simple, sustainable and inspired gathering of music, arts and community with an emphasis on supporting local artisans.

Gibson Brothers Team Up with Norman Adams for 10 Festivals

The world of bluegrass music has lost more than a double handful of its emblematic festivals in the past year, but with decades of family-friendly events from Florida to Virginia under his belt, one event producer is still going strong.

Cabinet + Billy Strings + Whiskey Shivers @ Fox Theatre

Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt. But this music isn’t romanticizing or rehashing the past. Cabinet makes it mark on today. The steady aim of their harmonies soar straight onto target each time, the soaring vocals giving voice to the story of each song.

Wanda Jackson To Release Autobiography

BMG has announced it will release legendary rockabilly and country music pioneer Wanda Jackson’s autobiography Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on November 14, 2017. The iconic performer known as the “Queen of Rockabilly” and the “First Lady of Rock & Roll” landed more than thirty singles on the country and pop charts between 1954 and 1974.

Travelin' McCourys say Aloha to Rob McCoury

McCoury's Management confirmed on August 21st that Rob McCoury will be taking a sabbatical from The Travelin' McCourys.  His last date was August 26th at the Moontower Festival.  Rob, the youngest son of icon Del McCoury, was asked to participate in a unique pilot program, partially funded by String Cheese Incident's Billy Nershi, on the Polynesian influence on progressive string music.  While not wildly known, the youngest McCoury is often referred to as a bit of a scholar.  Knowledgeable

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real | LP

“Music is like color,” Lukas Nelson has said. “When I listen to the musicians who affected me when I was growing up, I take from the primary colors to find my foundation. Then I apply secondary colors and the music becomes more and more complex.”

Katharsis to play four shows this fall

Katharsis is Dave Watts (the Motet), Chuck Jones (Dopapod), Todd Stoops (RAQ), and Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine).

Rainbow Girls Release Debut Album in Fall

Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey and Vanessa May, the dynamic acoustic trio known as the Rainbow Girls, have already emerged as a much-loved live act on their California home turf, having performed in such legendary venues as the Fillmore, the Troubadour and the Great American Music Hall, as well as appearing at notable festivals including Live Oak, High Sierra, Joshua Tree Music Festival, and the digital detox getaway, Camp Grounded.

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8th Festy Experience Announces Daily Schedule

The 8th Annual Festy Experience takes place October 5-8, 2017 in the Blue Ridge Bowl at Infinity Downs Farm, a 387-acre property in Arrington, Virginia (also the new home of LOCKN' Festival) at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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