November 2016

Sturgill Simpson | A Sailor's Guide to Earth

At first listen to singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson, you can hear the roots of yesteryear's country music outlaws, from Waylon Jennings and Jerry Reed to Merle Haggard (and if this is your first listen, where have you been). After further listening one can hear he is a phenomenon with his own unique flavor of Americana. Simpson is trailblazing his own path to musical success.

J Boog "Wash House Ting" Debuts at #1

A little over a month ago Samoan Reggae Artist and Compton Native J Boog announced the release date (Nov 18, 2016) of his long awaited album.

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Album Premiere: "The Portal" Soundtrack

The Portal is an immersive multimedia live show that takes the audience on a modern mythological journey. The show was created by Luke Comer, who in addition to the Portal is the producer of the music and transformational festival, “Arise.” After seeing huge success in Denver, the Portal will be opening at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York on 12/3.

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Luke Stratton Debuts The Light Side

The first episode of The Light Side, a lighting design podcast, is now available for download. Each month host Luke Stratton will sit down with various lighting designers, directors, and programmers from the live music industry to find out what makes them tick, what tools they use to get the job done, and what life is like on the road.

Casino Royale New Years Eve @ Dickens

Dress up in your favorite vintage outfit and dance in the New Year to the classic swing of the Flatirons Jazz Orchestra.  Try your luck at the tables.  It's the Casino Royal Ball at the Dickens Opera House, 4th and Main in Longmont.

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Beats Antique | "Shadowbox" | Review

Every now and again, you come across music that manages to elicit emotive responses by exploring sounds, rhythms, and influences that you as the listener may not be exposed to daily.  On October 5, 2016 Beats Antique celebrated their 10th year with their 10th studio release, Shadowbox, and took the opportunity to span the globe for instruments, vocals, and beats that can only be found through global e

Keller Williams To Release "SYNC"

Sync, the first studio album from KWahtro, the most recent ensemble from genre hopping multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keller Williams, will be released on January 20.

Euphoria Adds Disco Biscuits, Zeds Dead

Coming off a pre-Thanksgiving announcement that Alesso, Pretty Lights Live, Young Thug, Bob Moses, Chronixx, The Floozies, The Knocks, and Papadosio would be headlining the sixth annual festival, Euphoria is releasing the next phase of its lineup, just two weeks later.

Grateful Web Interview with Amy Helm

Grateful Web recently had a humbling opportunity to speak with Amy Helm, mandolinist, singer/songwriter, and bandleader of The Handsome Strangers. She also cofounded Midnight Ramble Band, whose roots began with her father the late and great Levon Helm, an Arkansan who met a gifted group of Canadian musicians and inevitably formed The Band in 1964.

Magic Music Long-Awaited Debut Album

Magic Music, a pioneering Colorado band of the 1970s that just released their debut album on vinyl, is currently being featured by Inform, a leading provider of premium, personalized video content. 

Formed in 1970, Magic Music played two of the earliest Telluride Bluegrass Festivals and earned one of the most dedicated followings of their generation before breaking up in 1976 – without ever recording an album. 

The 27 showcase their 3-part harmonies

British rock four-piece The 27 are set to release their rootsy debut single ‘Call Me A Friend’, which has been produced by The Next Room (Lady Leshurr, Snoop Dogg) and marks a meeting of authentic vintage and forward thinking contemporary sounds.

The video for Call Me A Friend, which was filmed in Amy Winehouse’s former Camden house, features Page 3 model Rhian Sugden's debut as a ‘lovie’ and the contents of a dressing up box.

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New Music from Michael & Jennifer McLain

Husband and wife duo, Michael and Jennifer McLain, have been playing music together since their first date. Both fluent banjo players, the pair grew up in musical families, touring and performing throughout North America. The power couple have announced the release of their new album, Hit the Road and Go, (November 4, 2016).

Annie Savage set to release 2nd book

Annie Savage (M.M.Ed) has released a new Savage Fiddler Method book. Join The Jam! A Method of Jamming for Traditional String Players” is the second installment in Annie’s educational book series. Her previous book, “The Savage Fiddler Method,” has become a popular resource and is a cornerstone of Annie’s educational method and programs.

Holly Norman Releases Taking Care Of Bluegrass

She's worked with some of the finest, including Dolly Parton, and now Holly Norman is back with her second bluegrass album.

TAKING CARE OF BLUEGRASS – A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS is available now, (Release date October 14, 2016). The first single released to radio is "Moody Blue," a tasteful bluegrass spin on the Elvis classic.

Joe Marson Releases New Single "No Retreat"

Soul rocker Joe Marson is partnering exclusively with Paste Magazine to release his latest track "No Retreat." "No Retreat" is

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Premiere New Holiday EP

Up-and-coming sibling duo Jocelyn & Chris Arndt have premiered their brand new EP Still: A Holiday Collection today via Baeble Music.

Metallica's 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct' Debuts at No. 1

Metallica's 10th studio album, Hardwired...To Self Destruct, debuted at No. 1 around the world today selling over 800,000 albums worldwide.  In addition to the United States, Hardwired...To Self Destruct is No.

Karling & The Kadavers | "Curse On Me"

Karling Abbeygate is an enigma. Hearing her voice, one would assume that she hails from Texas or Memphis, based on her perfect twang. But this is not the case. Karling is from Norwich, a small town in the English countryside. Karling’s musical roots are the origin of her drawl. Her father, a military man hailing from Coffeyville Kansas, met her mother while he was based in Norfolk, England.

Billy Strings & Lil Smokies @ Fox Theater

"Imagine taking a hardcore heavy metal band like Pantera and cramming all that energy into the body of a 23-year-old bluegrass guitarist. That’s BILLY STRINGS. He tears up the stage during his set, grimacing, growling, head-banging and tearing the holy sh*t out of a set of super-charged Americana. Kid can pick!

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