It’s November — time to clean out the camper and snap up early-bird special rates for the 29th Annual Old Settler’s Music Festival. The lineup already boasts a fantastic mix of bluegrass greats, from Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester, the Del McCoury Band and the Lonesome River Band to Della Mae and the HillBenders (performing their astounding rendition of “The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry”).
MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 28-May 1, 2016, is proud to announce the music festival’s initial lineup. The four-day event, an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
With Dead & Company getting rave reviews across the Northeast, Bob Weir continued a relatively-new tradition of playing a signed guitar on stage to help boost a charity auction.
Last night at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, Weir played “Peggy-O” with a D’Angelico guitar signed by all the members of Dead & Company. The one-of-a-kind EX-SS guitar, which also features the Dead & Company logo on its pick guard, is being auctioned on the tour to benefit more than a half-dozen charities. Currently, the high bid sits at $11,500.
Everyone Orchestra is excited about their upcoming run of shows in the NorthEast States in mid-November in Baltimore, Brooklyn, Ardmore (Near Philly), and Washington, DC! Conducted by Matt Butler, these performances will feature Steve Kimock (guitar), John Morgan Kimock (drums), Todd Stoops (Raq - keys, vocals), Cris Jacobs (The Bridge - guitar, vocals), Ashish Vyas (Thievery Corporation - bass). Find out more in this great video update from Matt!
From 17th to 19th June 2016, Reykjavík, Iceland will once again play host to one of the most captivating and picturesque dance events in the world - Secret Solstice Festival. Now in its third edition, the unique weekend is rapidly gaining a dedicated fan base due to its diverse lineups, communal atmosphere and astonishing setting with remarkable landscapes like no other festival in the world.
Among other milestones it’s crossing this week, Dark Star Orchestra is finally old enough to vote. The band enters into its 18th year of performing on 11/11/15, the anniversary of their first performance in 1997; while later this same week, the band will perform its 2500th show at the House of Blues in Boston, MA on November 18.
Rising Son International announces today the release of author and folksinger Arlo Guthrie's fifth children's book, Monsters. In his latest book for children, Guthrie recounts the tale of seemingly real monsters lurking in and around his bedroom. His descriptive verse is wonderfully captured by longtime friend and illustrator, Kathy Garren (her third collaboration with Guthrie).