January 2017


Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Wins Regional EMMY Award

Submitted by The Press House on Tue, 01/24/2017 - 2:14 pm

For five decades, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has remained one of the most iconic names in American roots music. With one foot planted in the traditions of country-folk and the other pointing toward something new and unexpected, the group continues to tour and release music, influencing multiple generations of audiences and artists along the way.

Taarka Shines in New Album 'Fading Mystery'

Submitted by McGuckin Enter… on Tue, 01/24/2017 - 11:08 am

Capturing the variety and sizzle its name suggests, the new-acoustic “supergroup” Taarka (Flagstaff Live) delivers deep yet adventurous Americana in its seventh album, Fading Mystery (March 10). An all-original collection of songs, Fading Mystery hints at the band’s many influences – folk, swing, bluegrass, Gypsy-Jazz, and Celtic – while clearly communicating its own unique sound.


Yonder Mountain String Band Plucks in the New Year @ Home

Submitted by Philip Emma on Tue, 01/24/2017 - 6:55 am

On the night before New Year’s Eve with so many good musical choices in the area, there was no place I would have rather been than in the cozy confines of the ornate Boulder Theater seeing one of the best bluegrass bands of our generation. It is always a hometown New Year’s Eve run for these young bluegrass legends. The other hometown bluegrass winners of Rockygrass’ Best New Band Competition, The Railsplitters opened the show.