April 2017

John Kadlecik Solo in Atlanta Tonight

After New Orleans, the solo tour resumes, bringing me back to Birmingham, AL after many years and stopping aging in Chattanooga before dropping in to the Grateful for Spring Festival at Mountain Sky in Jermyn, PA.

Stax Records To Reissue Solo From John Gary Williams

With his honey-sweet vocals, soul singer/songwriter JOHN GARY WILLIAMS rose to fame as the lead voice of inimitable Stax group, The Mad Lads ("Don't Have to Shop Around," "I Want Someone"). At the height of the band's success, however, Williams was drafted into the military to serve in the Vietnam War and when he returned home his newly discovered political consciousness led him down a different path altogether.

The Disco Biscuits - Watch All 3 Nights Live

Uniting elements of electronic dance music with more traditional forms of American rock, the Disco Biscuits have long established themselves as one of the most exciting - and influential - touring bands in the country. In the late 90s, the band pioneered a unique style of music, often referred to as "trance-fusion," that distinguished them from their peers, while heavily influencing an entire generation of younger "livetronica" acts.

Paul Childers Debut Release 'Naked Poetry'

Naked Poetry was self-produced by Paul Childers in his home base of Nashville, TN. Childers’ PledgeMusic campaign exceeded its funding goal by reaching over 275%, which was a clear indication that fans around the world are anxiously anticipating his debut album, Naked Poetry. This has been a true labor of love for Childers who wrote, produced and, of course, sang every note on the album.

The Magpie Salute Premiere Lead Single

THE MAGPIE SALUTE--a new band bringing together Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien of The Black Crowes--have partnered with

ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival Unveils 2017 Artist Lineup

On September 14, 15, and 16, 2017, a stunning display of the world’s most remarkable and significant guitarists will gather for the seventh installment of ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival, presented by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Electric Zoo Festival 2017 Phase 2 Lineup

MADE EVENT, producers of the Electric Zoo Festival have announced today (4/27) the Phase 2 line-up of ELECTRIC ZOO: THE 6th BORO.
 
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Listen to Bonnie 'Prince' Billy on NPR's First Listen

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's Best Troubador is an intimate portrait of artistic admiration for the late, great Merle Haggard. Best Troubador presents sixteen performances of songs plucked from Merle's extensive and varied catalog, each track reflecting a deeply personal appreciation and execution. As a long-time fan and follower of Haggard, Bonny's introspection and approach offer a singular and alluring take on storied songs written by a legendary performer.

Deep Roots Mountain Revival Announces Daily Schedule

Deep Roots Mountain Revival has released the lineup by day for its second annual festival happening July 20-22, 2017. Join Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, Lettuce, JJ Grey & Morfro, Moon Taxi, Sam Bush, Yonder Mountain String Band, White Denim and more over three days on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV this summer.

Fenway Park Offer for Dead & Company

Thanks to the Boston Red Sox and all of you who came out to Rex and cheer the team at  The Grateful Dead Night at Fenway Park! Thanks also to the Red Sox for a nice additional donation!

Twiddle | PLUMP Chapters 1 & 2 | Review

The first chapter of Twiddle’s double album, PLUMP, was released in December 2015, helping to cement the reputation of the Vermont-based jam band, which has cultivated an enthusiastic following through consistent touring and jubilant live shows. On April 28th, the band will release PLUMP Chapter 2 along with a remastered edition of Chapter 1. The double album was produced by Ron St.

Beale Street Music Festival 2017 | Preview

Once a blues festival closing off the famed Beale Street, Beale Street Music Festival has outgrown its downtown setting and and for the past few years located on the banks of the Mississippi River. Now ranked in Fest300's list of the worlds best festivals, the live music is diverse and the best bang for your buck in the midwest, if not the country. 

Head for the Hills set to release new Album

Potions and Poisons (available May 12th) is the fourth studio album of original music from Head for the Hills, the Colorado based post-modern bluegrass outfit of Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen and Sam Parks. There’s no reinvention of the wheel here--no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines.

Questlove Supreme Season Two Now Live

Pandora (NYSE: P) today released the first episode of the second season of Questlove Supreme. The weekly show, available exclusively on Pandora, is hosted by Questlove, four-time GRAMMY winner, member of The Roots, and music director of NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Season two of Questlove Supreme kicks off today at 1 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST with esteemed artist / producer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds as its inaugural guest.

Acura Amps up NOLA Music Education Support with Trombone Shorty

Acura is building on the brand’s 18-year commitment to the music and arts of New Orleans as the automaker joins iconic bandleader, singer, songwriter and producer, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, as Official Automotive Partner of the Trombone Shorty Foundation’s Shorty Fest and Trad Fridays.

Dave Asprey & Dr. Izabella Wentz in Denver

As we entered the Gothic Theatre on April 19, we were handed copies of Dave Asprey's newest book, Head Strong, along with cups of Bulletproof Coffee and samples of his new grass fed collagen bars, both equal parts satisfying and delicious.  Head Strong and his previous book, The Bulletproof Diet, are both New York Times bestsellers.

Northwest String Summit Returns in July

The 16th Annual Northwest String Summit (NWSS) presents an array of today's top live music acts for a blow-out return to Horning's Hideout (North Plains, OR) from July 13 - 16, 2017. Located just 20 miles outside of Portland, OR, Horning's Hideout stands as one of the most scenic festival sites in the country; NWSS is the only music offering this year taking place at Horning's Hideout.

Free Radicals: 20th Anniversary Concert

In 1998, Free Radicals’ first CD “The Rising Tide Sinks All” warned against the next Iraq War four years before it started. A decade later, Pakistan’s leading English newspaper, Dawn, called the CD “a premonition waiting to become true.” In 2012, Free Radicals' fourth CD “The Freedom Fence” warned against border walls four years before Trump made them a cornerstone of his campaign for president.

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Stop Trump from destroying our national monuments

Our national monuments are under attack.  Donald Trump is set to issue an executive order TODAY to let the fossil fuel industry destroy these special places. This means that soon, visitors to Grand Staircase-Escalante, Bears Ears and other natural wonders could see, hear and smell coal mines and oil wells. We need your help to stop this attack!

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Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters New Album Out June 9

“We're switching things up a little. After four albums, I've decided to step out and start using my own name. It's something that a lot of people have encouraged me to do over the years, and I guess that 2017 just felt right.” That name, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, is also the title of the band’s new album, which will be released by Organic Records June 9, 2017. “We're keeping The Honeycutters too because we don't want to confuse people...

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