Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival is excited to unveil the initial lineup for their ninth annual music and arts festival happening April 6-8, 2018. Headliners Dr. Dog and Paul Thorn’s Mission Temple Fireworks Revival ft. The McCrary Sisters will be joined by The Mowgli’s, The Lonely Biscuits, and many more. As the city’s Dogwood Blossoms begin to bloom in spring, music lovers across the Southeast will be treated to top tier performances from national and regional Americana, Country, Alternative, Roots, and Blues acts spread across seven stages. A confirmed listing of the initial lineup is below.
One of Ireland's most popular exports, The Coronas, will return to North America for a run of shows beginning February 8 in Montreal. The multi-platinum-selling Irish band, whose North American shows in November were largely sold out, are on the road in support of their fifth album, TRUST THE WIRE, which became The Coronas' first-ever #1 album when it topped the Irish music charts in its first week of release in June.
Monophonics are back with a six-song EP that fuses the complimentary and explosive soul, rock and funk influences, proving themselves to be the rightful inheritors of the Bay Area’s impressive psychedelic soul sound. Mirrors is comprised entirely of cover tunes, except that I doubt you’ve ever heard of half the deeply funky and soulful originals that inspired these soulful, tastefully produced, and timeless Monophonics treatments.
Woody Aplanalp has made his mark primarily as a guitarist, recording and touring with an unusually diverse and notable array of artists such as multiple Grammy winner Lauryn Hill, soul legend and rock n’ roll hall of famer Bobby Womack, UK chart topper, Aloe Blacc, Indian fusion master Trilok Gurtu, and the “Lion of Zimbabwe” Thomas Mapfumo. Aplanalp’s avid experimentalism on the guitar, combining disparate elements of rock, psychedelia, world music and the avant garde, have also led to collaborations with Nels Cline
The 17th Annual Northwest String Summit (String Summit) is one of the top boutique live music experiences in the country and presents an array of today's leaders in the Americana, Bluegrass, Indy Rock, and Jam genres. It all happens at the iconic Horning's Hideout (North Plains, OR) from July 19 - 22, 2018.
MAMBY ON THE BEACH, Chicago’s only beachside summer music festival, is thrilled to announce its fourth installment taking place on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th at Oakwood Beach. Comprising indie, soul, house, techno, hip-hop, and beyond, Mamby's eclectic lineup and pristine summertime setting make for a memorable spectacle worth seeing to believe.
Blues Hall of Famer/“Godfather of British Blues” John Mayall will release an album of live recordings titled Three for the Road on February 23 via the Forty Below Records label. Produced by John Mayall and Forty Below Records president Eric Corne, the new album was recorded live in Dresden and Stuttgart, Germany, in March of 2017. The nine tracks on Three for the Road include fan and personal song favorites played by his trio: John Mayall (vocals, keyboard, and harmonica), Greg Rzab (bass) and Jay Davenport (drums).