The first official day of Pemberton Music Festival’s stacked three-day weekend went off with just a few hitches, but the chaotic atmosphere (much like the temperamental weather) did little to dampen the spirits of attendees. Despite the ups and downs of the weekend, you were hard-pressed to find a face that wasn’t smiling.
Leftover Salmon is excited to bring you a full weekend of music and more at The Stanley Hotel! Sam Bush will be joining LOS as a special guest on both Friday and Saturday. This one of a kind experience kicks off on the fabled evening of Friday the 13th of March, the site of where Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” takes place.
Another year and another successful Bonnaroo adventure can be checked off the list. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was rocking out to Sir Paul with my parental units at Bonnaroo 2013. Where does the time go? With each year I attend this festival, one thing does remain constant, change. I was in attendance the first few years when Bonnaroo was in its infancy, going just as a fan to see 'The Dead
The Get Right Band, is releasing its hotly anticipated new album, Bass Treble Angel Devil. The hour-long juggernaut of high-energy tunes, bold and witty lyrics, and adventurous production approach melds funk, rock, and reggae into a dance party album that will have listeners singing along and shaking their booties from track one.“The Get Right Band is a hard-touring trio with the musical energy and power of The Police,” says legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle.
Jack Straw may have been from Wichita but the Grateful Dead only played there once and what a show it was! Whether the band knew they would only have one shot to show the "Doo-dah" city what they were all about, we just don't know but they sure did nail it. Dick's Picks producer Dick Latvala initially considered this one for release and with a single listen, you'll know why.
Kyle Cox recorded The Plan, The Mess with producer/drummer Mike Marsh (Avett Brothers, Dashboard Confessional) in Nashville, TN and although this is is his debut full length, he is no stranger to great song writing. He has been featured in American Songwriter Magazine five separate times, including being the only songwriter in the history of the magazine to have won the American Songwriter Lyrics contest twice.
As the web of Americana continues to be woven, artists connect the past and present through musicianship and songwriting that reflects a fluid agreement between contemporary and roots qualities. Too often is nostalgia misrepresented as authenticity, and bands afraid to develop their own sound generally don’t last the test of time. Of one Northern California’s most promising ensembles that reflects true individualism through songwriting and playing is Achilles Wheel.
There are so many good reasons why I am about to talk up this year’s 9th Annual Sonic Bloom Festival, which took place in a new location called the American Safari Ranch in South Park, CO during the summer solstice.