Donna The Buffalo offers everything you want in a roots band -- songs that matter, a groove that makes you dance, an audience that spans generations, and a musical voice that evokes a sense of community. On November 9th, the Americana dance band released Dance in the Street, their first new album in five years, capturing the dynamic energy that has earned the band the love and respect of their fans, “the Herd”, for thirty years. Today, the band is proud to announce that Dance in the Street has landed on the Billboard charts!
Wild Earp and the Free For Alls released their first full-length, self-titled, self-produced album on October 3, 2018. The album is a blend of old school country & western, folk, and rockabilly, and the band breathes new energy into a classic American sound. Their new release takes you on a road trip across Americana, borrowing liberally from influences that span several decades and thousands of miles.
A true citizen of the world, Iakopo's feel ties his vast influences together to create a hypnotic reggae sound. His highly anticipated upcoming album Waves is set to release on January 28th, 2019 off tastemaker label Mensch House Records! The album was recorded and produced by Chaz Rox in Carson, California, and features Bo Napoleon, Yaccahmoe, and Jemere Morgan. Iakopo is also touring worldwide in support of the upcoming album.
Shattering your idea of "banjo music," Banjolectric’s Gregory Mulkern is shaking up expectations for America's original folk instrument. Combining modern beats, contemporary lyrics, and international sounds with traditional banjo technique, Mulkern stays true to the roots of the 5-string banjo while reimagining "Americana" for a modern 21st-century America.
At the end of the month, Kitchen Dwellers will release a brand-new EP titled Reheated, Vol. 1. Marking the first in a series of EPs dedicated to covers, Reheated, Vol. 1 finds Kitchen Dwellers paying tribute to The Band, offering up their own twist on four classic tracks in celebration of the 42nd anniversary of The Last Waltz, The Band’s famed farewell concert on November 25th, 1976.
Acclaimed guitarist Donna Grantis, best known as the co-lead guitarist in Prince’s celebrated funk-rock band 3RDEYEGIRL, has released two new songs, “TRASHFORMER” and “VIOLETTA,” as a limited edition 7” with Hall of Fame Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready via his vinyl label HockeyTalkter Records.
Jared & The Mill have released their next single “Kelsee’s Shelves” (PRESS HERE to listen). “Kelsee’s Shelves” joins a catalogue of songs which will make up the bands forthcoming album, This Story Is No Longer Available, set for release on February 15, 2019. PRESS HERE to pre-order the album on PledgeMusic.
When Dweezil Zappa’s Choice Cuts! World Tour commanded the stage of Chicago’s Vic Theatre Friday night, Scheila Gonzalez (horns, keys), Adam Minkoff (rhythm guitar, vocals), Cian Coey (vocalist), Ryan Brown (drums), Kurt Morgan (bass) and Chris Norton (keys) and Dweezil Zappa, the late Frank Zappa’s most dedicated interpreter entertained receptive fans for approximately three exuberant hours.
Longtime favorite of Grateful Web, Steven Graves plays his own style of rock and soul in venues across the West Coast and Mountain States. He’s a guitarist, vocalist, and bandleader who’s always followed his gut instincts when it comes to bringing together a great song. Without leaning heavily on covers, and humble enough to bring in accomplished bandmates who bring a gigantic spectrum of styles and energy.
Dweezil, the guitar-slinging son of legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Frank Zappa, dubbed this tour "Choice Cuts" because he and his band would perform “a collection of the meatiest tracks” and some of the the “boldest compositions” from his father’s voluminous repertoire.