Traveling around the western portion of the United States in a large Four Winds RV Todd & Chris are keeping the vibe alive. They have been playing outside gigs from breweries to backyards. They rolled into Boulder this week after a long haul from Salt Lake City. Chris Thompson played the first acoustic set of both original compositions and covers. Chris is a unique singer songwriter, lyrically gifted his style is engaging and up-lifting. His smooth style of playing and the tone of his six string is distinct and robust.
In the first few seconds of The High Hawks’ debut single, a flurry of pulsing electric piano, kick drum, and Townshend-esque guitar strums give way to a flat out J.J. Cale groove just in time for the first line to be sung: “If we could just find a highway...might even find a way to make it home.” And thus, The High Hawks take flight. That tune, “Heroes & Highways,” is an appropriate first taste of music from the long-time-coming, feel-good Americana cooperative, naturally expressing the range of which the bands’ members can reach.
Blue skies, incredible musicians, great friends, and a postcard backdrop were all on tap at this much needed mountain music festival. Todd Sheaffer, lead singer and guitar player with Railroad Earth, headlined the first day of the festival. Music echoed through the valley as laser lights bounced off the hills in perfect harmony. There were plenty of happy folks and plenty of room to spread out and dance. Day number two was perfect sun-soaked bliss in the shadow of Horsetooth Mountain.
Strings & Sol Announces Lineup and Event Details for All-Inclusive Concert Vacation in Mexico, December 9-13, 2021
After a quiet winter in 2020, the Cloud 9 Adventures event season returns with the official announcement of destination music vacation Strings & Sol. The bluegrass-centric concert experience takes fans to the tropics for an all-inclusive vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The event returns to beloved all-inclusive resorts Now Sapphire and Dreams Riviera Cancun from December 9-13, 2021.
Todd Sheaffer (Railroad Earth) And Chris Thompson (Coral Creek) Announce West Coast Tour April-May 2021
After a long and patient wait to return to the stage, a couple of the jam-world’s favorite pickers are setting out on a month’s long journey to bring the music to the people. Beginning April 5th, Railroad Earth front-man Todd Sheaffer will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Chris Thompson of Coral Creek for a tour of outdoor shows—beginning at Station 26 Brewing in Denver before circling through more of Colorado, Arizona, Southern and Northern California, and up to Oregon before finishing up back where they started.
In times like we’ve been living, maybe we could all use a friendly voice to lead us to the other side. Perhaps one of music’s most wonderful capabilities is its undeniable ability to bring us comfort in times of tumult. Surely, the sonic pleasantries and lyrical content of some tunes lend themselves to being that warm blanket that covers you and, say, a whole bunch of your friends.
Bardavon Presents continues our new, free, online series “Albums Revisited” with a 50th anniversary celebration of the release of the Grateful Dead’s legendary AMERICAN BEAUTY; curated with commentary by our Production Manager Stephen LaMarca and Chris Silva.
Featuring original performances created especially for the Bardavon by:
Box of Rain- Nicki Bluhm & Amy Helm
Railroad Earth has unearthed a special surprise for their long-time-loyal fanbase. “It’s springtime and hard not to feel that it’s gettin’ on time for festivals soon. Except now we have to stay home and deal with this challenge,” laments RRE drummer and vocalist Carey Harmon. And to help fans deal, the band is announcing Railroad Radio, a place to engage with RRE from home.
What's the top best-selling Bluegrass album of all time? Look no further than Bill Monroe. He is and always will be at the very top of the list. Bill Monroe is the Father of Bluegrass and for a good reason. Drawing a connection from Bill Monroe to Peter Rowan is not all that difficult. Peter Rowan got his start in the music business in the mid-1960s, playing as a twenty-something-year-old newbie in Bill's band, The Bluegrass Boys.