December 2016

Rolling Stone Country Premieres Forlorn Strangers' New Music Video

Head over to Rolling Stone Country to watch the exclusive music video premiere of “Leave It On The Ground” from folk-pop newcomers Forlorn Strangers. The “artful video” showcases the family harmonies and string-forward accompaniments that Forlorn Strangers are becoming known for.

The Light Side featuring Greg Ellis

The second episode of The Light Side, a lighting design podcast, is now available for download.

Jam in The Trees Announces Initial Lineup

The 2nd Annual Jam In The Trees is thrilled to welcome Acoustic Syndicate, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel, Tim O'Brien, Jim Lauderdale, Underhill Rose, Ken Tizzard to the stage for the 2017 event taking place Friday and Saturday, August 25-26th at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC. More artists TBA! 

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Marco Benevento | "I'm a DJ Too"

Multi-instrumentalist Marco Benevento and music journalist Brian Turk have teamed up to throw a party of epic proportions on their home turf.

A Tribe Called Red | Lincoln Hall | Review

On December 7, 2016, a Wednesday evening, A Tribe Called Red sold out Chicago’s Lincoln Hall.  Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, ATCR is turning up the beat on the human tribe’s dance party.  With globalized attention on the water protectors at Standing Rock ND, the time is ripe for ATCR to bring their indigenous music to the masses.

Turkuaz & The New Mastersounds | Indy

With my belly full of turkey from the day before, I waddled my way out to the wintery streets of Indianapolis to The Vogue Theatre to catch my very first Turkuaz show. And, oh what a show it was! On November 26th, Turkuaz and The New Mastersounds, came to shake the dance floors of Indianapolis. It was a night of firsts for me.

Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Reach 2017

The Fur Peace Ranch offers music and art set in the natural beauty of Meigs County. Conceived in 1989 by Jorma & Vanessa Kaukonen, nestled in the rolling foothills of Southeast Ohio, the Fur Peace Ranch offers weekend music workshops with renowned musicians, Saturday night concerts, Arts and Crafts festivals, the Psylodelic Gallery and the Pho Peace Restaurant.

Donna The Buffalo On Tour In New Bus

Donna the Buffalos old school purple tour bus was well known to The Herd across the country.

Umphrey's McGee in Chicago for New Years

Umphrey's McGee returns to Chicago for three year-end concerts. Thursday December 29th at The Riviera Theater (sold out) and Friday/Saturday, December 30th & 31st at The Aragon Ballroom. For tickets: http://www.clubtix.com/umphreys-nye-2016

George Winston to release Spring Carousel

Celebrated American pianist George Winston will release a cancer research benefit album, Spring Carousel, on RCA Records on March 31, 2017. Spring Carousel features a collection of 15 solo piano compositions written by Winston while in recovery from a bone marrow transplant for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) at City of Hope, in Duarte, California, near Los Angeles.

Theo Katzman | Heartbreak Hits | Preview

Theo Katzman, best known for his work with the ever-funky Vulfpeck, has released three energetic tracks from his forthcoming solo-album, Heartbreak Hits. Katzman is a talented multi-instrumentalist, and his previous solo endeavor, Romance Without Finance, received well-deserved acclaim.

YES Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Yes they can! YES will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the Class of 2017, it was announced this morning. The induction, following two previous nominations, will occur one year shy of the legendary progressive rock band's 50th anniversary.
 
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Pearl Jam 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The names of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2017 Inductees have been released. They are:

Performer Category:

Joan Baez

Electric Light Orchestra

Journey

Pearl Jam

Tupac Shakur

Yes

Award for Musical Excellence:

Nile Rodgers

Travelin' McCourys | The Caribou Room

The Travelin’ McCourys’ show in Nederland on Friday wasn’t a voracious late night affair fueled with moonshine fumes and guest sit-ins. It wasn’t an improvised, slam-grass stomper. It was five musicians atop their craft advancing in banter and harmonious bluegrass memories while chiding one another between songs like a vaudeville act.

Dead Covers Project Returns in February

February has become quite a favorite around here. It's when we are flooded with feel-good moments and sometimes - in the best possible way - teary-eyed ones too. Over the past few years, Dead Heads from near and far have worked tirelessly to bring the community their very best take on the Dead's rich legacy. So it should come as no surprise that we will be carrying on the tradition of the DEAD COVERS PROJECT in 2017.

DelFest celebrates 10 years in 2017!

DelFest is excited to be celebrating 10 years of music, family, friends, and fun this year over Memorial Day weeks May 25-28 in Cumberland, MD.  Early Bird Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at a deeply discounted price here: http://bi

The Honeycutters Plan Album/Tour in 2017

The Honeycutters are excited to announce they will be back in the studio in January to record their 5th studio album to be released later in the year as the band’s third release on Organic Records.

The Railsplitters Release New Video

Announcing the premiere of The Railsplitters’ spankin’ new video, “Lessons I’ve Learned,” The band’s Lauren Stovall says of the song, "I recorded the melody on my iPhone about a year before I wrote the song, not knowing if it would ever turn into anything. As I was flipping through the old recordings one snowy night, I realized that I had the perfect story to go along with the melody. The lyrics were inspired by one Miss.

Scott H. Biram Announces New Album

Scott H. Biram will release a new album, entitled The Bad Testament, on February 24. This will be his 10th album overall and 6th with Bloodshot Records, his first since 2014's Nothin' But Blood. The Bad Testament lands somewhere west of the Old Testament and south of the AA handbook, straddling the chasm between sin and redemption.

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