May 2016

Karl Denson's 'Dirty Mind' Tribute | Review

In the weeks following pop icon Prince’s untimely passing, hordes of respected entertainers paid their respects through acknowledgement or performance. Once again, an artist’s full depth and impact is celebrated strongest posthumously. That is not to say that Prince’s impact as a musician and atypical sex symbol wasn’t already deeply influential. Take funk saxophonist and bandleader Karl Denson.

Daniella Katzir Band, Old Salt Union, & Friends Without Benefits

Every Thursday at Cervantes Other Side in Denver, CO they feature a bluegrass night. On this night, Joseph James Brewing Company featured this week’s Grass For That Ass jam. This weekly tradition down in the Five Points section of this musical city has become a weekly occurrence for some of the bluegrass dedicated. On this night, there was a diverse music selection.

Haunted Windchimes | Rattle Your Bones

The Haunted Windchimes took to the studio with Guitarist/Mandolinist/Producer Chandler Pratt, best known for his work with The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, to record their 6th album, an LP on their own label Blank Tape RecordsRattle Your Bones offered an opportunity for the talented quartet from Pueblo, CO to release another fine example of their unique brand of Americana-Roots.  The ba

Pre-order Tal Wilkenfeld's New Album

Tal Wilkenfeld is a musical marvel; the kind of dynamic young talent whose fresh vision and uncanny intuition puts a whole new perspective on an age-old art form. Like a muse-lit meteor, Tal blazed onto the music scene as a teen, sitting in with the Allman Brothers within months of her 2006 arrival in New York City. By the end of 2007, she had released her acclaimed, instrumental debut, Transformation, and hit the road with Chick Corea.

"A Line On Paper Is Like A Note In The Air"

Conceived in 1989 by Jorma & Vanessa Kaukonen, The Fur Peace Ranch is nestled in the rolling foothills of southeast Ohio. It is a place where both budding and seasoned musicians can immerse themselves and emerge with renewed inspiration and tangible progress in their music. Workshops are held throughout the Summer and into the Fall.  One of the highlights is Art of Jerry Garcia on exhibit now until August 1st, 2016 (Jerry's birthday).

From The Phish Archives: 9/14/99 Boise, ID

Phish kicked off their fall 1999 tour in Vancouver, followed by a two-night stand at The Gorge and a Sunday show in Portland.  The tour then turned toward the Sawtooths for a Tuesday night show at Boise State University before continuing in California and beyond.  The BSU Pavil

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Weight of the World by Western Centuries Out 6/3

The worn floor of an old honky-tonk is not usually a place you’d think of as welcoming to bold new experimentation. If you’ve got something new to say, you’d better say it in the form of a brisk two-step that keeps the dancers moving. So it’s doubly impressive that Seattle country band Western Centuries is able to meld wildly disparate influences into an original honky-tonk sound that won’t make dancers miss a step.

Bass and Basse do Basie and Beyond

The great Count Basie said, “If you play a tune and a person don’t tap their feet, don’t play the tune.” He could have easily been referring to Dave Bass and David Basse. Each artist’s music causes countless toes to tap, and now, performing together, they present a night of the Count’s music, their own tunes ... and beyond.

NewTown Brings Hard-Traveled Backroad Tales To Life On Harlan Road

Kentucky Bluegrassers NewTown bring hard-traveled backroad tales to life on their new CD, HARLAN ROAD (Mountain Home Music Company).  Produced by multi-Grammy Award winner Barry Bales, the 11-track outing, due in stores on July 8, combines fresh, down-to-earth songs, complex instrumentation and mesmerizing vocals that offer listeners a feast for the senses.  

The Joe Marcinek Band Assembles All-Star Lineup

The Joe Marcinek Band comes to the Midwest for a 4-day run of shows from Wednesday May 18th through Saturday May 21st , 2016. Joe will be joined by an all-star line-up for this run of shows, including Jason Hann (of String Cheese Incident/EOTO), Steve Molitz (of Particle and Phil Lesh & Friends), and more.

Dudley Taft Band: Live In Europe Out Now

American Blues Artist Group drops the music today with Dudley Taft’s LIVE IN EUROPE available online and at shows. LIVE is filled with originals and hand-picked covers that will blow off fans’ and critics’ heads alike.

Elizabeth Wills set to release New Album

Fort Worth, Texas-based singer-songwriter and Americana artist Elizabeth Wills has a voice that Dallas Morning News compared to “female singer/songwriter greats such as Carly Simon, Shawn Colvin, and Sarah McLachlan.” Her songs – real and riveting – keep listeners engaged start to finish. 

The DuPont Brothers Announce 2nd Album

Zack and Sam DuPont are a Burlington, VT based, sibling indie-folk-americana duo. Since the start of the band in March of 2013, the brothers have toured heavily throughout the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, South and Midwest in a fully independent pursuit to get their songs to as many ears as possible.

Nathaniel Rateliff | Stubbs | Austin, Texas

The other day I heard a startling statistic - over 200 people move to Austin every day. As a native Austinite, this doesn’t rattle me in any way… it just gives me a sense of unease for the future of my city. There’s a reason that droves of people are attracted enough to this energy to move here every day, but will too many people dilute that essence, that thing about Austin that gets into your bones? I don’t know.

Sonic Bloom Announces Final Artist Additions

SONIC BLOOM, the nation's premier boutique electronic music festival at Hummingbird Ranch in Spanish Peaks Country, CO, is pleased to announce the final additions to the already stellar 2016 lineup. In addition to this year's headliners Tipper and Bonobo (DJ set), they welcome back British producer & musician OTT plus a special Pumpkin tribute featuring Everyman.

Albert Castiglia | Big Dog | Review

Albert Castiglia [pronounced ka - steel - ya] was born in New York and raised in Miami since he was 5. He started taking guitar lessons at the age of 12. He found a passion for playing the guitar and has been perfecting his craft ever since.

Castiglia got his first big break when legendary harmonica player Junior Wells heard him play and sing. Castiglia was able to travel with Wells on several world tours.

GW Premiere: The Lawsuits' Moon Son

Check out the premiere of The Lawsuits' Full Length Self-Produced LP Moon Son.

"Finding 'our sound' has been a daunting task. The plan was never to outright target and copy but to absorb and create. I think Moon Son takes the best elements of the band's sound and displays them in a relatively cohesive package." - Brian Dale Allen Strouse

Solid Sound Festival Announces Daily Lineup

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival has announced its daily lineup and single-day tickets, as well as three-day passes, are available now through solidsoundfestival.com.

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6th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies This Week!

Looking for a real good time? Gather your tribe and head on out to the 6th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies. This one is jam-packed with previously unreleased footage from Dead & Company, an exclusive interview with archivist David Lemieux, and of course, the main event, the entire concert from the Dead's sold-out show at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on July 2, 1989.

It's all happening this Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00pm local time.

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