November 2016

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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 exploration.  While the album was officially produced in their Oakland studi

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.

Led by Williams on guitar and vocals, KWahtro features the superb musicianship of bassist Danton Boller (Jazz Mandolin Project, Roy Hargrove), guitarist and longtime Williams’ collaborator Gibb Droll (Brandi Carlisle, Bruce Hornsby) and drummer Rodney Holmes (Carlos Santana, Steve Kimock). Special guests include The Accidentals, Mike Dillon and Williams’ son Cabell Williams.

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 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, 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. 

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.