Redefining the possibilities of modern music, The Russ Liquid Test fuses the raw vitality of classic funk and the inventive sound design of electronic production. Songwriter/producer and renowned brass specialist Russell Scott heads up the New Orleans-based band. Guitarist Andrew Block and drummer Deven Trusclair round things out, with each providing a distinct musical background deeply rooted in the New Orleans jazz scene. Their debut EP 1984 featured an eclectic array of guest collaborators such as Mr.
Cigarettes After Sex front man Greg Gonzalez had a clear vision for his band’s debut album, a gorgeously cinematic work released via Partisan Records on June 9th, 2017. After the phenomenal online break-out success of 2015’s reverberant beauty ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby’ from the early Cigarettes EP (‘I.’) from 2012, the Brooklyn transplant (originally from El Paso) wanted to project his worldview on to a bigger screen, a broader canvas. As Greg explains, “This is like the novel or feature-length version of Cigarettes.
MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the initial lineup for MerleFest 2018, which will be held April 26 - 29. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The complete lineup for MerleFest 2018 will be announced over the next few months.
Rock The Ocean, in partnership with Live Nation, announced the all-star lineup for the sixth-annual Tortuga Music Festival today. Country music heavyweights Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban will headline the destination festival’s main stage, taking place across three-days and two stages April 6-8 at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Widespread Panic returning this year for 2 fabulous nights and a rare 2 night Florida performance for Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band make potent headliners for another of our fantastic line-ups and brings a great jamband excitement to what has now become one of the most popular Festivals in the country. THE 2018 WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL returns Thursday April 19th through Saturday April 21st to the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.
This coming November 18th, Tommy Cappel, better known as ‘Sidecar Tommy’ from Beats Antique, will join the judging panel at the 4th Annual Golden Tarp Awards, California’s premiere light deprivation cannabis competition, in Humboldt County, CA. This will also be an opportunity for Tommy to share his personal story on how cannabis has helped heal his life-long problem with epileptic seizures.
The Newgrass style had come quite a way since the days when John Hartford and New Grass Revival began deviating from the technique and approach that had defined the bluegrass previously. The original bluegrass players such as Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were indeed innovators. As music is a reflection of times and the outlook of those playing, the late 1960s birthed ambitious and talented players who deviated from the rules. Still, their admiration and respect for the country greats before them was foundational.