August 2016

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During the hot, humid days at Homegrown Music Festival along the Mulberry River in Arkansas, Grateful Web got the extreme pleasure of chilling out on the river for an interview with banjo duo The Lowest Pair. Palmer Lee recited a poem, Kendl Winter spoke about her creativity style, and we discussed their inspirations and collaboration styles.

Music and brews will integrate with the mountains of Steamboat Springs to deliver an authentic Colorado gathering celebrating bluegrass and craft beer. The 5th year festival was born in Edwards, Colorado, moved into Avon in 2014 and expanded to Squaw Valley, California, creating WinterWonderGrass Tahoe.  The festival has now found the ideal Colorado location in Steamboat, Ski Town, U.S.A.®.  Steamboat Springs has welcomed WinterWonderGrass as a natural addition to the town’s rich western history and close-knit community.

Hookahville returns home to Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio, located just outside of Columbus. There the rolling hills and woods provide the perfect setting for camping, music, and fun for hundreds of music lovers and their families over the holiday weekend. This will be the bands last performance at Frontier Ranch due to a pending sale of the real estate.

Chicago five-piece Old Shoe will host the sixth annual installment of Shoe Fest over Labor Day weekend at Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See in Manteno, IL. The band started the tradition of hosting their fans and musical friends back in 2011 and have grown it into a full on festival that remains true to its roots with a family feeling.
 

Wilco shares a new song today called “Someone To Lose” from the forthcoming album Schmilco. The song is streaming now at Wilcoworld.net and is available as a free download to anyone who pre-orders Schmilco before its official September 9 release.
 

New band ZAP has released a digital single called “Air Traffic Control” on Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. The band is made up of Emmy-nominated composer Sean McKee, who is also collaborating with Jon Anderson from YES on a concept album project, Ike Willis, the voice on numerous Frank Zappa albums, and Grammy-nominated bassist Chip Z'Nuff (Enuff Z'Nuff, Missing Persons, Adler's Appetite).