Award-winning mandolinist and music producer David Grisman
Celebrating Halloween San Francisco style, and for the second year in a row, Greensky Bluegrass visited one of the century’s most musically rich decades: the 1980s.The band performed to a sold out crowd at The Independent offering spirited takes on over 20 different songs from the Golden 80s.A matrix audio recording from their 1st annual 80’s Halloween Party can be streamed online. --Set One:Money For Nothing (Dire Straits)Maneater (Hall and
Nu-Blu has embraced the Gospel tradition of bluegrass with their first all-gospel album, Nail by Nail, now available on Pinecastle Records. This special new project includes the recently released first single, “Martha and Mary” that was written by Becky Buller and Nancy Cardwell. The song debuted earlier this month at #8 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20.
Fresh off the sacred stage of the Ryman Auditorium where they kicked off a stirring tribute to the late Earl Scruggs with actor Steve Martin, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys are pleased to announce the release of their new album, The Farthest Horizon. The album debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Album Chart last week and is now available at iTunes, Amazon, SleepyManBanjoBoys.com and more outlets.
San Francisco-based Hot Buttered Rum are settling in for three intimate, year-ending performances at San Francisco’s Brick and Mortar December 29 – 31. Touring off their forthcoming live album this fall, the band will perform with original band member Zac Matthews returning on mandolin as a special guest on Dec. 30 to perform songs from the band’s early days in what they refer to as a 100-year career retrospective.On New Year’s Eve, the band will present a masquerade ball with an extended show, lasting until 3 a.m.
A free concert with bluegrass supergroup The Travelin’ McCourys & Friends will take place immediately after the Tennessee Titans’ game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Cumberland Park, 592 South 1st Street in Nashville, in the shadow of the Titans’ stadium on the banks of the Cumberland River.