Mark your calendars for ARISE Music Festival's 5th Year Celebration this August 4-6 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. The 2017 ARISE Festival lineup includes Atmosphere, Tipper, Ani DiFranco, Rising Appalachia, Brother Ali, The Expendables, Dirtwire, Desert Dwellers and Late Night Radio; as well as featured appearances from bluegrass favorites The Travelin’ McCourys, Jeff Austin Band and The Brothers Comatose.
After making waves amongst the dance music community with its massive Phase 1 lineup that featured some of the world’s largest DJs accompanied by six Branded Stage showcases, Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) welcomes additional artists for its 2017 edition, taking place June 9 - 11 at the beautiful Addams/Medill Park.
Billy Bragg stopped through Chicago as a one off concert en route home from his performance at Kansas City Folk Festival 2017. A perfect setting, Old Town School of Folk provided an intimate stage for this sold out show. Solo with only his guitars and a mic, Bragg delivers so much punch. Again proving lyrics and social commentary is not only powerful but essential, particularly in these times.
Throughout generations, troubadours and singers have harnessed the cultural landscape and passed it along, with the likes of John Prine, Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt paving the way with the telling of their stories. Following in those footsteps, 29-year-old Sonoma County singer/songwriter David Luning's new record is the product of a massive turn in his life and taps into that cultural archive.
Multi-talented artist, songwriter and producer, David Messier is set to release two music videos from his recent release Waiting For Eldridge out now, everywhere on Fable Records. This is David Messier’s debut solo album, as the former front man of the Boston band Papermoon he has three previous released albums. Waiting For Eldridge is a culmination of years of playing, guitar, drums, piano, songwriting, and producing music.
Joshua James' new album looks into the darkness that we all flirt with, the things we think and dissect through our internal monologues but rarely share with others. Questioning core beliefs, faith in the micro and the macro, being uncertain. These are tenets of James' songwriting, and his life, and on his upcoming dark Americana album My Spirit Sister he looks to continue facing the unknown with a rabid curiosity.
The Telluride Yoga Festival will celebrate ten years in the stunning San Juan Mountains this July 20-23. The first yoga festival of it's kind; the event draws in nearly a thousand yoga enthusiasts to the historic mountain town for four days of community, live music, and yogic contemplation.
If you consider the current domestic atmosphere of misunderstanding, vitriol and fear, there’s no better time for folks to educate themselves and their families. And so it is with great pleasure (and relief) that we announce the March 3rd release of celebrated songwriter, Ben Lee’s aptly named new album, Ben Lee Sings Songs About Islam For The Whole Family.