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John Prine won “Artist of the Year” at last night’s Americana Music Honors & Awards. This is Prine’s third time receiving the prestigious award following previous wins in 2017 and 2005.  

Blue Élan Records is proud to announce the signing of southern rock band, THE VEGABONDS.  Their new album, V, symbolizing their fifth release, is set for release in January 2019. The band will celebrate their new album at the Blue Élan AmericanaFest showcase in Nashville on September 14th at The Filming Station.  
 

This review is going to read more like a sci-fi story. Do not adjust your grammatical eyes or correct the run-on sentences.  You are entering my Shoe Fest Vision. For only 72 hours, gates opened at 10 am on Friday and closed down at 10 am on Monday Labor Day.  Once crossed into Shoe Fest 2018 at Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see (affectionately known as Camp Shaw) in Manteno IL, you were greeted with unexpected twists and left with a good moral learned.  A fest like this is filled with instant karma.

Austinites and travelers around the world came to Carson Creek Ranch on September 7th through September 9th, to see some of the best jambands from around the world. Although the Waterloo Festival saw some rain this weekend, it didn’t stop anyone from dancing to their favorite musicians in the mud! Concertgoers were all different ages, from families, young adults, middle-aged people, and older generations combined. The diverse combination of festival-goers was refreshing and felt like a community affair.

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The soulful powerhouse ensemble known throughout the Northeast as West End Blend has shared fall 2018 tour details. "This tour stands to be one of our most exciting tours to date," shares Sam Horan, the band's drummer. "We’re visiting some brand new cities and we look forward to expanding that WEB family!"

The multi-talented, Austin based artist David Messier is set to release his sophomore album this fall.

Coming off the heels of their highly-anticipated studio album announcement earlier this month, Aqueous has just released their NYE 2018 plans and it's official – they will be home for the holidays. 

To ring in 2019 proper on December 31st, the band will once again take over Buffalo's Town Ballroom with Lespecial joining as support on the bill. Last year's NYE bash at Town Ballroom sold out, so fans are encouraged to procure their tickets early.

On August 11th, Victor Wooten Trio came back once again full force to Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom with Roosevelt Collier to amaze their audience once again. As many of you probably know, Victor Wooten holds a reputation as one of the best bassists in the world. By his side, outstanding drummer Dennis Chambers, & powerful saxophonist Bob Franceshini, made for an excellent show.

Voodoo Dead featuring the powerhouse line-up of Oteil Burbridge, Steve Kimock, Jeff Chimenti and John Kimock will debut at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado this November 11. 

Inspired by Grateful Dead music with the spirit of New Orleans and American roots music, the band embodies a celebratory vibe with a depth of improvisation and breath that sets it apart.  In 2015, Voodoo Dead debuted at the NOLA Jazz Festival as a super group with Steve Kimock, Bill Kreutzmann, Jeff Chimenti, Dave Schools, and Keller Williams.