It's been said that fine, delicate wines need to mature slowly. For bands, sometimes that's true. In GB Leighton's case, it has taken almost two decades of songwriting and serious performing to develop into a force that is poised to take on the musical world. That maturing is grounded in Brian Leighton's songwriting, his powerful vocal delivery, and the backing of a phenomenally talented band.
Some men celebrate their 63rd birthday by starting a countdown to retirement, but for bluegrass legend - and road warrior - Doyle Lawson, April 20th was a milepost on the way to one of his busiest and most successful seasons yet.
Fresh off taping an episode of GAC's Edge Of Country with Kylie Harris (air dates June 23rd & June 25th) that focuses on his newest release, More Behind the Picture than the Wall (Rounder), Lawson paused to break some big news before heading back on the road.
While dancing amongst the sold out crowd at the Boulder Theater it became clear to me…..why haven't I seen this band before? This relatively unknown band performs like a veteran group, with a commanding visual presence and an amazing display of musicianship to back it up.
Today, Jam Cruise 6 confirms trip dates and makes its line-up announcement. This year's annual floating festival will leave Ft. Lauderdale on January 4, 2008 for a 5 day / 5 night music and travel adventure. With over 20 bands and 2000 passengers aboard the MSC Lirica, the luxury cruise liner will make stops in Roatan, Honduras and Costa Maya, Mexico.
Culling some of the nation's best independent & up-and-coming artists, 10,000 Lakes Festival's Cosmic Break is ready to launch its online component. After the wealth of talent unearthed from this year's ten city Cosmic Break Tour, thirty bands from all over America are now entered. Through online fan voting, can win three of the coveted performance slots at this year's festival. This year's Cosmic Break online hopefuls include:
Today, trance-fusion rockers The Disco Biscuits announce Camp Bisco 6 - the sixth year of the band's always-anticipated annual music festival. Reputed for each year offering music's most cutting edge and experimental innovators, Camp Bisco 6 will host three nights of music and camping at the Indian Lookout Country Club in upstate New York. With their initial artist line-up announcement, Camp Bisco we
Many musicians who stage their very existence through live art seem to have trouble rolling over that passion into studio projects. The atmosphere changes drastically, and for many can stifle the creative process. However, those who embrace this medium can translate very well and generally reward the listener with real substance.