Today, SUSTO announced their new live album Rogue Acoustic, out June 4 via Acid Boys/Missing Piece Records. The album was recorded in February of 2020 at The Royal American in their hometown of Charleston, SC. The band has also shared the first single and video “Hard Drugs” — originally released on SUSTO’s 2017 album & I’m Fine Today, both the song and video feature SUSTO frontman Justin Osborne performing alongside Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses.
Ember Days (2021) is the latest CD release from Carl Weingarten. Much of the music was produced during the Covid shut-in, during which Carl performed and recorded nearly all the instruments. The CD contains 10 new instrumentals that range from the smoky jazz club mood of Geola, to the rock-fusion guitars of Goodbye Sun, to the elegant choral inspired title track, all composed around Carl’s signature guitar sound.
Grateful Mahalo was a birthday party celebrated on the island of Kaua`i and all over the world for our favorite birthday boy, Bill Kreutzmann, drummer of the Grateful Dead, born May 7, 1946 in Palo Alto, California. Bill was told he was a teenager that he had no rhythm, but began playing drums in his early teens anyway.
MerleFest, Presented by Window World, Announces Tedeschi Trucks, Melissa Etheridge, Mavis Staples, LeAnn Rimes, and more
MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the first round of performers for MerleFest 2021, which will take place September 16-19. Tedeschi Trucks (Friday), Melissa Etheridge (Sunday), Mavis Staples (Sunday), LeAnn Rimes (Friday), Sam Bush (Saturday), Donna The Buffalo (all 4 days), Scythian (Thurs., Fri., and Sat. performances), and The Waybacks (Fri.
Jon Byrd plays “what they used to call Country Music.” Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he grew up in the piney woods of south Alabama before becoming pivotal in Atlanta’s storied Redneck Underground music scene. He was always a featured sideman, but his first solo recording (Byrd’s Auto Parts 2007) didn’t happen until after he moved to Music City nearly 20 years ago.