Charismo is the Hackensaw Boys record you’ve been waiting to hear. The 11-track album feels like the zenith release of the band’s 17 years, gathering their diverse life experiences and myriad of roots influences, and crystallizing them into a magnum opus on the Hackensaw way of being. Traditional Appalachian and Delta music lay the groundwork, but it’s injected with a heavy dose of the contemporary, good-times-roll kind of spit and vinegar the band has become known for over the years.
Paul Kantner, co-founding member of Jefferson Airplane died today after suffering a massive heart attack just days earlier. Kantner had been with the Airplane and its later spin-off, Jefferson Starship for half a century. Kantner suffered his first heart attack back in March of 2015. After taking time off to recover, Paul returned to the stage later in the year to honor the 50th Anniversary on the Airplane. Kantner is survived by his two sons and one daughter, Paul was 74.
After last year's legendary ELECTRIC ZOO: TRANSFORMED lifted hearts and replenished souls, Made Event and ID&T are bringing East Coast dance music to new heights with a whole different perspective. On Labor Day Weekend--September 2, 3 & 4, New York City will find out what urban jungle really means with ELECTRIC ZOO: WILD ISLAND.
DelFest 2016 will once again be held at the beautiful Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD (2.5 hrs from Baltimore and DC). The festival originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury music while creating a forum for world-class musical collaborations and to showcase fresh new talent with a down-home feeling.
Daniel Hutchens, one of the most respected songwriters in Athens, Georgia, will release his third solo effort, The Beautiful Vicious Cycle Of Life, on April 22, 2016, on Pretty Mean Records.