This weekend, KAABOO Del Mar successfully proved that it has shifted the festival paradigm by celebrating its 4th annual event in Del Mar, California with a sell out.
Dave Grohl is a frontman who loves to interact with his crowd and jam with his bandmates and that always gets concertgoers riled up. Monday, September 10th at the Moda Center in Portland,Oregon was no exception. From the All My Life opener until they took their final bows following the final encore song, Everlong, the Foo Fighters put on a show for the Portland faithful.
The Guess Who is responsible for countless rock classics, which still retain a major presence on rock radio - “American Woman,” “No Time,” “These Eyes,” etc. The band is set to return on September 14th with their latest album, ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be’, released via Cleopatra Records (available in CD, Vinyl, and Digital formats).
It was splendor on the mountain on September 8, when local musician Bob Weir offered a set of his own and appeared for onstage musical cameos with Grace Potter as well as headliner Herbie Hancock at the fourth annual Sound Summit, atop Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California. The eight-hour affair at the 4,000-capacity Mountain Theatre included an unusually diverse set of acts, from an acoustic duo to contemporary R&B, alt-country, Grateful Dead music, rock, and open-ended jazz.
It’s been a year of quality releases from veteran Austin-based artist and area favorite Bob Schneider: the April release of single “Making It Up” (which pop artist and longtime Schneider fan Jason Mraz also released on his latest album, Know.) prefaced June’s Blood & Bones - a thirteen-song collection of stories mapped out by some of Schneider’s latest life improvements, including his marriage and the birth of his daughter.
If you’ve ever thought bluegrass is a thing of the past, it’s possible you’re about to have a change of heart. Described as “the next generation of bluegrass,” jam-infused bluegrass band, South Hill Banks, is set to release their debut single, "Movin' On My Mind" on September 21st followed by their first album as a five-piece band on October 26th; recent Floyd Fest "On The Rise" winners, they have shared the stage with renown artists including Billy Strings, Zach Deputy and Larry King, charming audiences with their unstoppable energy.
This year’s Shout & Shine: A Celebration of Diversity in Bluegrass will honor the connection and cross-pollination between blues, bluegrass, and their offshoots and will take place on Monday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of History Daniels Auditorium, at the very beginning of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass events in Raleigh. Presented by BGS and PineCone, Shout & Shine is the first event of its kind at the weeklong bluegrass business conference and festival.
John Prine won “Artist of the Year” at last night’s Americana Music Honors & Awards. This is Prine’s third time receiving the prestigious award following previous wins in 2017 and 2005.
Blue Élan Records is proud to announce the signing of southern rock band, THE VEGABONDS. Their new album, V, symbolizing their fifth release, is set for release in January 2019. The band will celebrate their new album at the Blue Élan AmericanaFest showcase in Nashville on September 14th at The Filming Station.