In the day and age of instant discovery of new music on the Internet, it's easy to assume that all emerging artists utilize YouTube, Spotify, and social media as their primary ticket to stardom. It's 2016, throngs of artists have launched their careers online over the past quarter of a century. But what about those incredible gems that lie just beyond the fray, living under the radar lives on America's backroads? Akin to the pre-Internet days, these artists must be found in order to be heard.
Held in the beautiful Manistee National Forest on August 19-21, the 13th annual Hoxeyville Music Festival is pleased to announce new artists to the lineup including Elephant Revival, Joshua Davis Quartet & Mandolin Orange. These bands are in addition to headlining performances from Michigan’s own Greensky Bluegrass and Luke Winslow-King, along with touring favorite Railroad Earth.
April 15, 2016 is the Bones of J.R. Jones Spirit’s Furnace album release date. This marks Jonathon Linaberry, born of NYC’s third studio album with his blended unique style of American classic blues, folk, jazz, and rock. The Bones of J.R. Jones is a terrific character with an array of wonder filled tales full of misadventure and what seems of seldom success, yet as his music progresses you can find yourself rooting for this under-dog of a true talented American artist.
On Friday, April 29th at the Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans, many of the nation's finest musicians will come together during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to bring you an all night live music event featuring nine bands on two simultaneous stages. This year's diverse line up consists of several varieties of funk and dance music flavored with soul, afro-beat, jazz fusion, rock and New Orleans rhythms. The Bayou Rendezvous will rage all night, from 9PM to 8AM, and is always one of the most memorable and unique night shows during Jazz Fest!
Today, Electric Forest (EF) announced over 25 new additions to the festival lineup, as well as details on its 2016 Curated Event Series. The 6th annual music and camping festival returns to Rothbury, Michigan on June 23-26, 2016 and sold out again in record time – a mere two weeks after tickets went on sale.
Slightly Stoopid are announcing their return to Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI Studios) on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 for a live performance and webcast featuring Slightly Stoopid and special guests including legendary Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir. TRI Studios, founded by Weir, is a world-class audio, video, streaming venue and recording facility.
Grace Potter announced today the lineup for the 2016 Grand Point North music festival, scheduled for September 17 and 18 at Burlington, Vermont’s Waterfront Park. Potter will headline both nights and will be joined by Old Crow Medicine Show, Guster, The Wood Brothers, Kaleo, Blind Pilot, The Record Company, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band and Eliza Hardy Jones, who also plays in Potter’s backing band. Two day passes are currently on-sale; single day tickets go on-sale Friday, April 22 at 11am.
Keep the Edge Studios of Quincy, MA released Ryan Carraher’s debut album Vocturnal on March 16, 2016. With eight tracks of heavy, solid, modern jazz and influences of both Boston and fusion Vocturnal features Ryan Carraher on guitar, Steve Wilkinson on drums, Evan Waaramaa on keyboard, Brandon Wilkins on the Alto saxophone, and Greg Toro on bass. Composed by Ryan Carraher, produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Keith Asack.
Chicago’s progressive rockers, Mungion, releases a brand new live performance video of the song Nuthead. Take a closer look into their debut album Scary Blankets, which is scheduled for release in May. For full tour dates and news on all things Mungion visit www.mungion.com
Watch this in studio live performance of Nuthead right here!