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Yonder Mountain String Band Announces Summer Tour 2014

Coming up in June & July 2014, Yonder Mountain String Band headlines premier music festivals and venues across the country, including Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (Manchester, TN: June 12 - 15), Telluride Bluegrass Festival (Telluride, CO: June 18 - 21), Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN: July 3), Northwest String Summit (North Plains, OR:

Audio Fidelity To Release The Butterfield Blues Band 'East-West' Album On Hybrid SACD

Much to the excitement of blues aficionados worldwide, Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity is releasing The Butterfield Blues Band's legendary 'East-West' album on Hybrid SACD on April 1, 2014. The Butterfield Blues Band had already shown on their first album that they had a definite command of the Chicago blues idiom. On 'East-West' they open up and branch out without losing the edge and drive of their first recording. 'East-West' represented a watershed for pop music...more maturity, better musicianship, more exploration, more successful blending of other genres.

BIG GIGANTIC Announces Dates for "Rowdytown III" at Red Rocks

BIG GIGANTIC has set their sights even bigger this year for their massive hometown show dubbed “ROWDYTOWN.” Taking over the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, the third annual event is expanding to two days in 2014: Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27.

The Southern Soul Assembly Tour Kicks Off Second Leg of Tour on April 1

After debuting their first ever tour to two sold out crowds at Evanston, Illinois’ SPACE, The Southern Soul Assembly wowed fans in Nashville, Atlanta, and more before bringing the first leg of the tour to a close at Suwannee Springfest in Live Oak, FL.

Previously Unreleased Music from Hank Williams

Omnivore Recordings will soon release the full-length version of The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, featuring 24 performances, unheard for 64 years, from country music legend Hank Williams. Rescued from obscurity, these shows originally aired more than six decades ago; The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 collects material from the four episodes now known to exist.

Polly O'Keary and The Rhythm Method | Compass

Polly O'Keary, award-winning and world-touring bass player, vocalist and songwriter, is back in the northwest with a new album titled Compass.

Polly has had a long career in blues, and brings 25 years of experience to the stage. Polly quickly caught the attention of Pacific Northwest blues fans, playing top venues and festivals and winning many awards.

Boston Boys Bring it on Home from Morocco to Rockwood Music Hall

Future Roots band, The Boston Boys, return home this month after a tour of eight countries throughout Europe and North Africa, concluding with a three week stint in Morocco. Their tour in Morocco, in partnership with the U.S. State Department, is part of cultural exchange programming whose alumni include Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN @ New York City's Gramercy Theatre

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will open at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd St. / 23rd & Lexington Ave) on Thursday, April 10th, giving fans a chance to see Broadway’s acclaimed theatrical rock experience in one of New York’s most intimate concert venues. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com and at the Gramercy Theatre box office.

Catch Katie Glassman & Snapshot @ Dazzle Jazz in Denver on 3/29

Whether heating up intimate jazz clubs or turning heads at festivals, Denver’s Katie Glassman & Snapshot are winning over audiences with their irresistible combination of old-time western swing, dazzling musicianship and contemporary songwriting. With their second album, Dream a Little Dream (March 4, 2014), they’re spreading the joy of fiddle-driven swing music to even more ears. And feet.

The follow-up to 2012’s Snapshot, Dream a Little Dream contains five Glassman compositions and a handful of chestnuts, from the Great American Songbook.

Colorado-Based Taarka Embarks on West Coast Spring Tour

Though they characterize their sound as gypsy jazz and titled their latest album Adventures in Vagabondia, David and Enion Pelta-Tiller, the husband-and-wife duo fronting acoustic band Taarka, weren’t planning on becoming full-fledged nomads. Fate forced their hand, however, when they lost their home to Colorado’s devastating fall floods. Undaunted, they spent the winter in Virginia planning a two-month spring run through Colorado, California and Oregon. It kicks off March 30 at the Wild Bear Ecology Center in Nederland, Colo.