Two progressive bluegrass titans shared a co-billing last weekend at The UC Theatre in Berkeley, California. Infamous Stringdusters hosted a diverse two-night run beginning last Thursday with Keller Williams and Grateful Gospel. Fans that evening were treated to an array of Grateful Dead classics augmented by a joint group of Keller and the Dusters.
Skull and Roses is a celebration of community, a community generated by the music of the Grateful Dead. Our music.
Somebody asked Uncle John what being a Dead Head was all about. He smiled and said, “When you want to be fully alive, an individual but also tied at the heart within a rich, vibrant family, somebody who wants to have a lot of fun and probably dance, too – then you’re a Dead Head.”
In Songdog Blues, Billy Jeter delivers a gospel chorus of southern planters, field hands, urban drifters, environmentalists, lovers and dreamers, all wrapped up in the driving heartbeat of a blues rocker. This is a music that celebrates its place, rooted in the lives of the people who live there.
Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom--original founding members of the acclaimed American Rockabilly trio, the STRAY CATS--will reunite for their first North American performance in 10 years on Saturday, April 21 in Las Vegas at The Orleans when they headline "Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend." The iconic group, known for their high-energy performances with hits such as "Stray Cat Strut," "(She's) Sexy + 17," and "Rock This Town," are honored to share the stage with such musical legends as Jerry Lee Lewis and Duane Eddy.
Legendary music producer and FAME Studios founder Rick Hall has died at the age of 85. Hall died this morning at his home in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, not far from his world famous recording studio.
The family has issued the following statement:
January once again means the annual Sunshine Music Festival will appear only in Florida to bring some of the most electrifying musical performers to the state. And this year it will be no exception! Once again the award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band makes their sixth headlining appearance at the 2018 Sunshine Music Festival and has handpicked an unparalleled line-up of exciting acts on two live music stages along with a wider array of refreshing craft beers and a larger variety of food vendors.
On December 27, SiriusXM presented The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Tour at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Throughout his career, Setzer's innovative and daring musical styles have single-handedly resurrected two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the ‘80's and swing in the '90's).
Genre hopping multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keller Williams will bring his signature solo looping show to The Caribou Room on February 10. Williams has built a reputation for his dynamic and unpredictable solo performances, where he creates samples on the fly using a special looping effect live on stage, playing both original songs and select covers. Nothing is pre-recorded and no two shows are alike, making for a completely unique experience of sonically infused alt-folk and groovy electronica.