Fort Worth, Texas-based singer-songwriter and Americana artist Elizabeth Wills has a voice that Dallas Morning News compared to “female singer/songwriter greats such as Carly Simon, Shawn Colvin, and Sarah McLachlan.” Her songs – real and riveting – keep listeners engaged start to finish.
Zack and Sam DuPont are a Burlington, VT based, sibling indie-folk-americana duo. Since the start of the band in March of 2013, the brothers have toured heavily throughout the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, South and Midwest in a fully independent pursuit to get their songs to as many ears as possible.
Their travels have opened doors to festival appearances at SXSW & Grand Point North in addition to performances in support of some of their musical heroes including Bahamas, Blake Mills, Sturgill Simpson Ben Sollee, Chris Eldridge & Julian Lage and Jerry Douglas to name a few.
The other day I heard a startling statistic - over 200 people move to Austin every day. As a native Austinite, this doesn’t rattle me in any way… it just gives me a sense of unease for the future of my city. There’s a reason that droves of people are attracted enough to this energy to move here every day, but will too many people dilute that essence, that thing about Austin that gets into your bones? I don’t know.
Albert Castiglia [pronounced ka - steel - ya] was born in New York and raised in Miami since he was 5. He started taking guitar lessons at the age of 12. He found a passion for playing the guitar and has been perfecting his craft ever since.
Castiglia got his first big break when legendary harmonica player Junior Wells heard him play and sing. Castiglia was able to travel with Wells on several world tours.
Castiglia has shared the stage over the years with artist such as Larry McCray, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Billy Boy Arnold and many more.
Check out the premiere of The Lawsuits' Full Length Self-Produced LP Moon Son.
"Finding 'our sound' has been a daunting task. The plan was never to outright target and copy but to absorb and create. I think Moon Son takes the best elements of the band's sound and displays them in a relatively cohesive package." - Brian Dale Allen Strouse
Looking for a real good time? Gather your tribe and head on out to the 6th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies. This one is jam-packed with previously unreleased footage from Dead & Company, an exclusive interview with archivist David Lemieux, and of course, the main event, the entire concert from the Dead's sold-out show at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on July 2, 1989.
It's all happening this Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00pm local time.
Ten years ago, Barbès Records released Hazmat Modine’s debut album, Bahamut, which quickly went on to become a cult classic. Pitchfork probably captured it best by describing it as “generalized roots music that takes from pretty much any roots it sees fit,” and went on to praise the album as “true world music, weird and wonderful to the last note.”
Now ten years later, Barbès is releasing Hazmat Modine’s third studio album: Extra-Deluxe-Supreme: an artistic statement that is the culmination of ten years of musical adventures around the world.
Canadian songsmith-troubadour Tom Wilson has been a well known musician throughout Canada, Europe and many other parts of the world for along time. But he is largely a best kept secret to his southern neighbors in the states. I predict this is going to change. Having earned a popular reputation as a founding member of country-alt-rock band Blackie and The Rodeo Kings and Junkhouse, Tom has reinvented as LeE HARVeY OsMOND.