February 2017

Noah Kahan Releases Video, 'Youngblood'

Noah Kahan is a 20 year old American songwriter from the small town of Strafford, Vermont (population 1,000) with an amazing voice and a true gift for song-craft and storytelling - think Ed Sheeran meets The Lumineers.

ARISE Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

Mark your calendars for ARISE Music Festival's 5th Year Celebration this August 4-6 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. The 2017 ARISE Festival lineup includes Atmosphere, Tipper, Ani DiFranco, Rising Appalachia, Brother Ali, The Expendables, Dirtwire, Desert Dwellers and Late Night Radio; as well as featured appearances from bluegrass favorites The Travelin’ McCourys, Jeff Austin Band and The Brothers Comatose.

Giving Back to Local Non-Profits @ Okeechobee

Fans attending the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival March 2nd-5th will be treated to more than just performances by Kings of Leon, Usher with the Roots, The Lumineers and 100+ other acts. They’ll also be rewarded for being good citizens.

Spring Awakening Announces Phase 2 Lineup

After making waves amongst the dance music community with its massive Phase 1 lineup that featured some of the world’s largest DJs accompanied by six Branded Stage showcases, Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) welcomes additional artists for its 2017 edition, taking place June 9 - 11 at the beautiful Addams/Medill Park.

Jazz Fest Announces Voodoo Dead

The 6th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest announces a special theme to the upcoming VooDoo Dead show at Republic NOLA on Sunday, May 7th.

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Billy Bragg | Old Town School of Folk Music

Billy Bragg stopped through Chicago as a one off concert en route home from his performance at Kansas City Folk Festival 2017. A perfect setting, Old Town School of Folk provided an intimate stage for this sold out show. Solo with only his guitars and a mic, Bragg delivers so much punch. Again proving lyrics and social commentary is not only powerful but essential, particularly in these times. 

David Luning's "Restless" Available Now

Throughout generations, troubadours and singers have harnessed the cultural landscape and passed it along, with the likes of John Prine, Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt paving the way with the telling of their stories.

David Messier's "Waiting For Eldridge" Now Available

Multi-talented artist, songwriter and producer, David Messier is set to release two music videos from his recent release Waiting For Eldridge out now, everywhere on Fable Records. This is David Messier’s debut solo album, as the former front man of the Boston band Papermoon he has three previous released albums. Waiting For Eldridge is a culmination of years of playing, guitar, drums, piano, songwriting, and producing music.

Joshua James to release "My Spirit Sister"

Joshua James' new album looks into the darkness that we all flirt with, the things we think and dissect through our internal monologues but rarely share with others. Questioning core beliefs, faith in the micro and the macro, being uncertain. These are tenets of James' songwriting, and his life, and on his upcoming dark Americana album My Spirit Sister he looks to continue facing the unknown with a rabid curiosity.

Telluride Yoga Festival Celebrates 10 Years

The Telluride Yoga Festival will celebrate ten years in the stunning San Juan Mountains this July 20-23. The first yoga festival of it's kind; the event draws in nearly a thousand yoga enthusiasts to the historic mountain town for four days of community, live music, and yogic contemplation.

Ben Lee Sings About Islam For The Whole Family

If you consider the current domestic atmosphere of misunderstanding, vitriol and fear, there’s no better time for folks to educate themselves and their families. And so it is with great pleasure (and relief) that we announce the March 3rd release of celebrated songwriter, Ben Lee’s aptly named new album, Ben Lee Sings Songs About Islam For The Whole Family.

Leftover Salmon Announce Weekly Audio Stream "The Leftover Salmon Show"

Today, Leftover Salmon announced the launch of a weekly audio stream – “The Leftover Salmon Show” – to air every Tuesday night at 7 PM MST via their website and Mixlr channel. Curated by Leftover Salmon’s archivist Chris Mrachek, each week the show will debut a selection of hand-picked live sets and songs - bringing listeners the best of Salmon, past and present.

Pickin' On Nirvana: The Bluegrass Tribute Featuring Iron Horse

Los Angeles-based CMH RECORDS has announced the release of Pickin' On Nirvana: The Bluegrass Tribute Featuring Iron Horse, the latest installment of their series featuring bluegrass interpretations of influential artists.  Set for a special vinyl Record Store Day first release on April 22 with a digital release to follow April 28, the Nirvana tribute collection continues the tradition CMH began in the 90's with Pickin' On The Beatles.

Funk Band Flyjack Announces New Album

On March 31, Austin-based Flyjack will release its third record, New Day – a love letter to late 60’s and early 70’s rare groove, soul and deep funk.  Painstakingly assembled over 17 months at guitarist Buck McKinney's Rocky Coast Studio, New Day features seven carefully curated underground rare groove classics, and five Flyjack originals.

Bill MacKay's "Aster" Streets May 5th

Bill MacKay is a musician and a musician's friend - a genial guitarist/composer/improviser based in Chicago who has energized the experimental folk, rock and avant scenes around town with his polyglot approach to the guitar, combining the folk of Appalachia, the blues and gospel with rock, jazz, western-country and an array of eastern modes.

Garbage Announce New Book and Tour

Garbage announced THIS IS THE NOISE THAT KEEPS ME AWAKE, an autobiographical coffee table book due out July 4, 2017 via Akashic Books. Now, for the first time, the band's four members (Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig) tell the story of their incredible journey in their own words. The book includes never before seen photographs of the band as well as pieces written by each of the four band members.

Route 91 Harvest Announces 2017 Lineup

Route 91 Harvest will return for a fourth year to Las Vegas Village with high-rollers Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Sam Hunt leading the star-powered lineup. Artists including Lauren Alaina, Big & Rich

Tortuga Music Festival Announce Lineup

Huka Entertainment's Tortuga Music Festival has announced its daily music lineup, as well as an on-sale date of Feb. 24 for single-day tickets. Now in its fifth year, the three-day celebration takes place April 7-9 and features headliners Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and Kenny Chesney. They'll be joined by some of the biggest names in country, rock and roots music, all performing in the beautiful oceanside setting of Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park in Ft.

GrassRoots Live! Runs TODAY - February 27

The sixth annual edition of the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance is happening throughout Miami and Miami Beach this week. GrassRoots Live! features nearly two dozen national and local acts performing over the course of five days (February 22 – 26) at seven local venues, including a Sunday beach jam finale on Virginia Key.
 
Scheduled to play this year are:
 
Locos Por Juana
Donna the Buffalo

Al Scorch Releases New Music Video

See Chicago bred, intrepid songwriter and lightning-fingered banjoist/guitarist Al Scorch lets his freak flag fly high in the new music video for "Everybody Out," directed by irreverent internet archivists and paranormal purveyors Everything Is Terrible and now playing via The Bluegrass Situation!

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