The formation and success of The Touré-Raichel Collective, the band led by Israeli keyboardist and songwriter Idan Raichel and Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré—icons in their own countries and abroad—is a reminder of the unique power of music to bridge geographic, ethnic, political and religious differences.
David Starfire, a music producer that specializes in blending world music with modern sounds, has launched a KICKSTARTER to produce an album with Burmese Refugees in Thailand. Proceeds from the album sales will go directly back to their community for language and educational services. David has been producing indigenous music from around the world and wants to give back.
Announcing the 2nd Annual Phases of the Moon Music + Art Festival! Mark your calendars for September 17-20, 2015 - Phases will return to beautiful Kennekuk County Park in Danville, IL for 4 days of 100% organic feel-good music, camping, awe-inspiring art, and a conscious community of friends both old and new. We can't wait to see you there for another magical weekend!
Fresh off their thrilling performance supporting Lotus at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and two nights at Resonance Music & Arts Festival, Papadosio is excited to announce Earth Night 2014, returning to Columbus, Ohio for two nights: Friday, December 19 at Park Street Saloon featuring a more versatile/instrumental Live PA set and Saturday, December 20 at the L.C.
Forty Below Records announces an October 27 release date for the special gatefold two-LP vinyl set from the legendary “Godfather of British Blues,” John Mayall, of his universally-acclaimed album, A Special Life, distributed by Sony/RED. The new album was recorded last November at Entourage Studios in North Hollywood and was produced by Mayall, with co-production, engineering and mixing by Eric Corne. A Special Life also boasts original cover art and design created by John Mayall.
iCitizen, a non-partisan group promoting political awareness, has created an app that connects people with relevant political issues and allows voters to be confident and aware about their vote. iCitizen has spent the summer at various festivals and concerts, alongside HeadCount registering voters. Grateful Web recently interviewed iCitizen to get the full story.
GW: What is iCitizen?
Americana rockers Buffalo Stack announce the release of their official music video for “Maryanne,” which comes off their debut self-titled album, available now. The soulful band draws influences from every era of Rock & Roll, blending shades of blues and roots. Buffalo Stack creates a harmonious sound when raw, emotional vocals are merged with powerful instrumentals which include guitar, keys and the fiddle.
The fourth and final Dave's Picks release of 2014 heeds the long awaited call for one of the best shows of the coveted year of 1977. A top candidate for release for many years, Grateful Dead archivist extraordinaire Dick Latvala wrote of 11/4/77, "this show must have destroyed everyone's mind, with the unique material ("Dupree's Diamond Blues" & "Aiko Aiko") and great performance.
GRAMMY® Award-nominated banjo virtuoso Noam Pikelny's critically acclaimed album, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, won "Album of the Year" at the 25th International Bluegrass Music Awards (Raleigh, NC: Oct. 2, 2014). An extremely rare nod for an all-instrumental recording, Pikelny also won the award for "Banjo Player of the Year".