Banjo player extraordinaire and 2015 recipient of the 6th annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, Danny Barnes is described as "one of a kind" and widely acknowledged as "one of the best banjo players in America." Barnes is recognized for his experimental sound. The raw and unpolished musical breadth of his compositions has propelled him across the industry today.
Brooklyn beat ensemble, the Pimps of Joytime, have tacked on a string of west-focused dates to their 2016 touring itinerary. Intriguing pairings with Orgone, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Leftover Salmon highlight the group's two-week run of the west this spring. Tickets go on sale today, Jan. 15 at 12pm PST.
In a time where any musician can self-produce and release their own independent album, up-and-coming talents need to set the bar extra high, or at least posses image marketability. The story behind music industry insider Matt Reynolds’ debut release is far from this trend. The longtime road manager for Grateful Dead tribute favorite Dark Star Orchestra has released his impressively diverse Been Long Gone after years behind the scenes.
GrassRoots is here to stay, reaching the five-year benchmark in the notoriously selective entertainment scene of Miami, Florida. With enormous support from the Miami community, GrassRoots, a not for profit organization, has lived through winter tropical storms and the dominance of the electronic music scene to bring a dynamic Roots festival to the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park each February for the last 4 years. The Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival brings the organization's event lineup to four annual f
Whether you play just like Jerry or like to give the Grateful Dead's beloved classics a unique spin, the 2016 Dead Covers Project wants you! We're calling all musicians - near and far - to share your love for the music and magic of the Dead through video. Show off your musical chops and you just might find yourself front and center on Dead.net during the month of February! The rules are simple - all video submissions must contain a song either written by or recorded by the Dead. How that song is interpreted, however, is entirely up to you.
In just a few short days, we'll be wrapping up the Dave's Picks 2016 Subscription period and with that, the guarantee that you will be the proud owner of not just all four Dave's Picks releases, but the subscriber-only bonus disc. And just what might this exclusive bonus disc contain? Here's a short note and a chilly little Seaside Chat from Mr. Lemieux with a few new details on what's to come (watch the video for the full reveal):
Mike Gordon and his band wrapped a two-week tour last June at Union Transfer in Philadelphia. The show has been cherry picked for a brand new, free live release to celebrate the start of Mike's upcoming tour which begins January 22 in Austin, TX.
The show has been mixed & mastered from the band's multi-tracks and is available for download free and streaming via the LivePhish App at http://livephi.sh/mg062815