Bluegrass

Austin's MilkDrive Releases New Album 'Waves'

MilkDrive, Austin’s phenomenal jazz-grass band, will release its second studio album, WAVES, on June 19, 2012.

Capturing the band’s sophisticated arrangements and fierce musicianship, WAVES showcases a number of original compositions. It also features special guests Noam Pikelny (of Punch Brothers) and Futureman (of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones).

Composer & Multi-Instrumentalist, Conor Mulroy, Releases New CD

Foxfire; Conor Mulroy’s fourth independent release, is a sweet blend of bluegrass and classical music as interpreted through a progressive jazz lens.  Imagine music that blends together elements from each of these styles, but still cannot be categorized into any one of these genres.  The title is an homage to a specific type of algae that glows a bio-luminescent blue at night and can only be found in certain areas of Appalachia.

Just Announced: HOT RIZE @ Boulder Theater | 9/14/12

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Hot Rize at the Boulder Theater Friday, September 14th, 2012.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 10:00 am for $30.00 - $40.00 for Reserved seating types and $50.00 for Gold Circle.

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The Expendables | 'Gone Soft' | New CD Review

Let me begin with the disclaimer that I only consider myself a casual fan of The Expendables. It’s not that I don’t like their music; far from it, actually, but I’m not about to start referencing old B-sides off the top of my head or anything of the sort in this review. That being said, I did enjoy Gone Soft, the band’s first all-acoustic album and an overall solid offering.

Flatpicking legend, Doc Watson, died today at age 89

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. 

Joey+Rory To Release Rootsy New Project - His & Hers on 7/31

In signing up for CMT’s competition show Can You Duet in 2008, Rory Feek wanted one thing: for the world to know his wife Joey, and the power of her voice.

“My whole hope was: I'm going to get eliminated immediately, but they might hear her sing,” he says, now four years into a career as her Joey+Rory duo partner, and a decade into life as her proud husband.

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'PICK' | Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys

Pick, to be released July 3, 2012 on SCI Fidelity Records, is the debut collaboration of Keller Williams and The Travelin’ McCourys.

Just Announced: 2012 FMQB Live at Fox Theatre | 8/8/12 - 8/10/12

Z2 Entertainment, FMQB and 97.3 KBCO are proud to present the 4th annual FMQB Triple A Conference to Boulder, Colorado at the Fox Theatre, Wednesday, August 8th – Friday, August 10th.  Performers include Passion Pit, fun., Alabama Shakes, Citizen Cope, Trampled By Turtles, GIVERS, LP, Good Old War, and Allen Stone.

Strings & Sol: A New Music Destination Event From Cloud 9 Adventures

Cloud 9 Adventures today announces Strings & Sol, the newest music destination event in the Cloud 9 family, which also includes Mayan Holidaze, Jam Cruise, Holy Ship! and Panic en la Playa. Strings & Sol - set on the sandy white beaches of Tulum, Mexico December 12 - 16, 2012 - brings together some of today’s best progressive bluegrass bands for a rollicking string-music vacation like no other.

Ruby Jane Releases Album 'Celebrity (Empire of Emptiness)' 6/19

In the Live Music Capital of the World, we’re used to seeing talented players, but rarely do 12-year-old fiddlers pop out of nowhere and cause Texas titans Willie Nelson, Ray Benson and Billy Gibbons to go gaga simultaneously.

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