March 2017

Ryan Montbleau | I Was Just Leaving

Ryan Montbleau’s latest album, I Was Just Leaving, is a stripped-down journey into the nature of loneliness. Directly off the heels of the astronomical success of his cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car,” which has clocked in over 15 million plays on Spotify as of the writing of this review, I Was Just Leaving operates in the same vein of profound simplicity.

Danny Barnes w/ Silas Herman @ The Fox

Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who’s earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015.

Just Announced: Rod y Gab @ Boulder Theater

Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are back on the road again, celebrating their 10th anniversary and bringing their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to audiences all over the US. Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been playing together for more than fifteen years.

Nattali Rize's "Rebel Frequency" Out Now

Working across multiple continents, Nattali Rize continues her mission to empower and inspire collective freedom through her upcoming debut full-length release Rebel Frequency, out  now through Rootfire Cooperative / Baco Records. Following her relocation to Kingston in 2014, Nattali now lives where the music takes her.

The Outlaws Announce Tour Dates + Video

Few bands have flown the southern rock flag for as long (and as well) as The Outlaws have done - as proven by their impressive body of work.

Jenny and The Mexicats' "Mar Abierto" Out Now

It has been two years since the release of OME, Jenny and the Mexicats second album (their self titled debut came out in 2012, earning them a Los Guilles award in the Best World Music or Musical Hybrid category). Reviews called the album “refreshing,” “unique” and “seamlessly weaving all the genres together,” making it well received by both fans and critics alike.

Michael Franti & Spearhead New Video

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD today (3/27) partnered with Relix to premiere the official music video for "Crazy For You" for which Franti did over 200 takes to complete--avoiding computer-generated graphics or the utilization of green-screens. The song--a joyously upbeat rhythmic pop song that highlights Franti's soulful vocals and encompasses his socially conscious outlook--is from his latest album, SOULROCKER (Fantasy Records).

YES Looks Back And Forward As Their Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Nears

As the members of YES prepare for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2017--Friday, April 7 at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, NY--drummer ALAN WHITE looks back on the band's nearly 50-year history and what's still to come for one of the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands.

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Ian Anderson: String Quartet Out Now

Now in stores and all online digital sites is THE STRING QUARTETS, the new album by Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson and The Carducci String Quartet.  THE STRING QUARTETS features the classic songs of Jethro Tull, arranged and orchestrated by Ian’s keyboardist John O’Hara.

Joshua Tree Music Fest. Announce Lineup

The 15th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival (JTMF) is happening May 18-21. Slated as one of the nation's premier family friendly festivals, JTMF is also a place where lasting friendships are created, the element of belonging is tangible, and the experience is real. The music is diverse, and the Kidsville schedule is action packed.

Formula 5 to Release 'All Points North' 4/14

Formula 5 has announced dates for their All Points North Spring Tour. All Points North, the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign in Fall 2016, is the third studio release from the Upstate, NY jamband and will be released on April 14.

Mary Frances Release First Solo Album

Mary Frances, keyboardist and vocalist from Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, releases her first solo record, A New Perspective.

Starry Nites Festival 2017 | Day 2 | Review

The second day of the Starry Nites Festival began under cloudy skies on Sunday, March 19. The event took place at Live Oak Campgrounds, which sits high above Santa Barbara, in the immaculate wilderness between the San Raphael and Santa Ynez Mountains. The area has a rich history, once used as a campsite for 19th century cowboys.

MonkeyJunk set to release "Time to Roll"

Stony Plain Records announces a May 5 U.S. release date for the vinyl LP edition of Time to Roll, the fifth album by award-winning Canadian blues/rock trio, MonkeyJunk.

The Zombies "Odessey and Oracle" Tour

The Zombies have begun what they are calling their last tour performing the full “Odessey and Oracle” album on the 50th anniversary of their recording at EMI Records’ Abbey Road Studios in London.

Grateful Web Interview with Jorma

Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, perform with a well-honed and solid power – always in the groove from their years of experience and mutual inspiration.  From their days playing together as teenagers in the Washington, DC area, through years of inventive Psychedelic rock in San Francisco (1996 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, 2016 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients), to their acoustic and electric blues sound, no

Three Uriah Heep albums Re-released

Following the expanded and re-mastered re-issues of Uriah Heep’s first 2 albums (and a new 2 disc anthology called, ‘Your Turn To Remember’) follows these double CD sets of 3 classic Heep albums.

Moon Hooch West Coast Tour + Album

Moon Hooch will call the West Coast home in April and May with a string of 12 dates from San Francisco to Bellingham, including two nights at Nectar Lounge in Seattle, two nights at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland and a Friday night at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. When not performing live, the Brooklyn-based trio will be in the woods of the Pacific Northwest recording music for their next studio album.
 

Del McCoury Band Release New Single

At 78 years old, Del McCoury is not slowing down.  Today he digitally releases his new single, “You Could Be Me”.  Del continues to release singles as they are finished as a way to get them to fans now instead of having to wait for a full album.  This, and other, tracks will all eventually make their way to the next album but this gives listeners a peak into what the band is doing.
 

Starry Nites Festival 2017 | Day 1 | Review

The opening day of the inaugural Starry Nites Festival took place on a beautiful sunny day, Saturday, March 18. The festivities unfolded on one of the first days of spring, in the back mountains of Santa Barbara. The eclectic multi-stage music celebration drew a respectable crowd of eager and upbeat music fans but fell short of reaching the 3000-capacity set for the first year.

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