June 2014

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Strike up a conversation with Rob McCoury, and it won’t take long for you to realize that you’ve met one of the most easygoing musicians around—a guy who’s happy to chat with just about anyone on just about anything, or to just quietly watch and enjoy what’s going on around him.  When he puts on his banjo picks, though, it’s another story.  “My first love will always be traditional bluegrass,” he says with a smile.  “When it’s right, there’s just nothing better.

It is Christmas in June because we are announcing the biggest and baddest Umphrey’s McGee New Year’s run in history! Umphrey’s McGee will conclude 2014 and party on into 2015 with a raging five-night residency at the one-and-only The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia from December 30th thru January 3rd. Our umVIP packages are especially crafted for this marathon celebration with an assortment of stellar amenities to offer.

Magnolia Fest celebrates its 18th year at the magnificent Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL on October 16-19, 2014. Festivalgoers can enjoy four days of camping and live music, arts and crafts, and a selection of great foods. Magnolia Fest consistently features some of the world’s finest performers in Americana, Roots Rock, Acoustic Blues, Singer/Songwriter, Bluegrass & Newgrass, Cajun/Zydeco, New & Traditional Folk and other forms of American Roots music.

Baltimore-based electro-funk band, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have released a track off their upcoming album entitled Psychology, which is set to release on July 3rd. “F.U.” features The Hornitz on bass trombone and alto saxophone and is available now on Grooveshark.Psychology is the band's second LP in four years. The foursome will celebrate the release at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC with Cabinet and B Side Shuffle.

Today, The Ride Festival announces the stage schedule for the festival’s 3rd installment - July 12-13, 2014 at Colorado’s breathtaking Telluride Town Park.  Visit the

Mr. Breakdown, the next generation of the New-Funk movement, has dropped their new EP The Purple Bag. The soulful crew from Nyack, NY throws down real-deal grooves in this variety pack of funk.The band’s hard hitting, booty shakin' sound brings a different flavor to each track - paying homage to some of the all-time great funk-a-teers with nods to James Brown, Prince & The Meters.--   The Purple Bag - Track List :1. Sista2. Dog Bone3. Don't Want You4. Top5. Do What You Can6. Funk Train