I spent my entire weekend at DelFest thinking of a musician who wasn't even on the lineup: Doc Watson.. I had heard of his declining health just before I departed for the festival. I overheard many at DelFest expressing their own concern. It appears we all had a feeling, sadly. I wish we'd have been wrong.
Sugar Hill Records is excited to announce the July 30th Amazon.com exclusive worldwide release of Storybook from Aussie songstress Kasey Chambers. The fifteen song release is a collection of songs that inspired Kasey to become a musician. In her words, “this album is a collection of songs and tributes to artists who have influenced me from when I was a small child up until now.
On Friday, May 11 the Kansas based high octane bluegrass trio known as Split Lip Rayfield (SLR) took the stage behind the sliding barn doors of Denver’s Larimer Lounge. Passionate bluegrass fans stirred in anticipation to watch the finely-aged, unique instrumentation that is Split Lip Rayfield. This is no ordinary bluegrass jam band;
Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival made an open call to fans this spring to design the official 2012 Bear Creek Poster and now, the festival is calling on fans to vote for the winner. This year, 38 amazing artists submitted entries to the Poster Design contest and it's time to narrow down the list. In the first round, which ends at midnight on Saturday, June 2, fans can vote through the Bear Creek Facebook page.
Judy A. Adams widow of Blues Legend Johnny Adams, has written a book about her late husband Blues Legend Johnny Adams, her book The Johnny Adams Story, New Orleans Famous Blues Legend, the music industry and more. Johnny Adams was with us from January 5th 1932 – September 14th 1998, born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Concord Music Group launches a new series of jazz compilations for the summer of 2012 that showcases the very best tracks culled from the recordings of some of the most influential artists in the history of the genre. The first five titles in the “The Very Best Of”series — which highlight the work of the Miles Davis Quintet, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery Sonny Rollins, and Chet Baker — are set for release on June 12, 2012.
Flatpicking legend, Doc Watson, died today at age 89. Watson, a 7 time Grammy winner, was an influence to countless acoustic musicians, including Jerry Garcia, Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, Bela Fleck and many more.
Vail Soul Music Fest returns to Ford Amphitheater in the majestic mountains of Vail, Colorado on August 17-18-19, 2012. For the third installment of this intimate and unparalleled adventure in soul, Vail Soul Music Fest offers up another stellar, carefully curated lineup of international soul artists.
The Grateful Web recently got the chance to sit down with jazz guitar player Wayne Krantz. We talked about his upcoming summer tour, the sound of his new album, Howie 61, and the relationship between composition and improvisation.
GW: So I know you're getting ready for a summer tour in Europe. What are you and your band doing to prepare?