Bluegrass

Austin's MilkDrive Releases New Album 'Waves'

Submitted by McGuckin Enter… on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:49 pm

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

Submitted by Organic Entert… on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 10:55 am

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

Submitted by Boulder Theater on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 11:22 am

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.Colorado band Hot Rize formed in 1978 with a unique and exciting style of bluegrass. Named after the secret ingredient in Martha White Flour, a longterm sponsor of bluegrass music, the band started.

Flatpicking legend, Doc Watson, died today at age 89

Submitted by gratefulweb on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 7:24 pm

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. Born in Deep Gap, North Carolina, originally as Arthel Lane Watson, but later known as 'Doc' Watson (Doc was told he needed an easier name to remember - a fan yelled out 'Doc' at a show and it stuck), would become a pioneer in flatpicking guitar, and with a rich baritone voice, his sound would epitomize the Appalachian sound.  Doc co

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

Submitted by Sugar Hill Records on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 1:00 pm

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.The couple far surpassed his expectations, Joey+Rory taking third place and subsequently signing with Vanguard/Sugar Hill Records.

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

Submitted by Fox Theater on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:55 am

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.97.3 KBCO interactive members and Fox Theatre email subscribers will have access to a limited numbe

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

Submitted by Madison House … on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 10:49 am

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.