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Umphrey's Chicago Reel To Real Premiere

Submitted by umphreys.com on Sat, 04/02/2016 - 1:04 pm

Tomorrow night, April 3rd, join Umphrey's McGee for an intimate evening at The Vic Theatre as Umphrey’s McGee & Nothing Too Fancy Music present the Chicago premiere of Reel To Real. The archival documentary dives deeply into the early years of the band’s existence, culled from hundreds of hours of never-before-seen camcorder footage from the van & trailer days.

David Grisman | Freight & Salvage | Review

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Fri, 04/01/2016 - 6:41 pm

It’s been forty years since mandolinist and bandleader David Grisman began playing with his Quintet, a band that bended more genres into the bluegrass/acoustic idiom that ever before. His groundbreaking compositions sat nicely with the school of acoustic gypsy-swing first popularized in the United States by guitarist Django Reinhardt and fiddle player Stephane Grappelli. Entirely different than the “newgrass” music from his contemporaries John Hartford and Sam Bush, “Dawg” music was and still is truly a form of its own.

Town Mountain's 'Southern Crescent' Out Today

Submitted by Dreamspider Pu… on Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:36 am

Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain, based in Asheville, NC, releases their 5th studio album Southern Crescent on April 1, 2016 through LoHi Records. Produced and engineered by GRAMMY winner Dirk Powell, the album was recorded in Powell’s studio The Cypress House in Breaux Bridge, LA. It was mixed by Mixed by Scott Vestal at Digital Underground in Greenbrier, TN.

Glass Caves Release New Single 'Alive'

Submitted by Five Dot PR on Fri, 04/01/2016 - 8:25 am

2015 saw Glass Caves sell out most of their debut album tour, support Augustines, headline London’s Koko and appear at Dot to Dot and Isle of Wight Festivals amongst others. Not to mention a national tour for ‘This Feeling’. Not bad for a band who spent the start of the year busking in some of the very same cities.

YMSB | The Catalyst | Santa Cruz | Review

Submitted by Joshua Huver on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 7:25 am

The storied bluegrass quintet Yonder Mountain String Band showered The Catalyst of downtown Santa Cruz, CA in full form on Wednesday night, March 23rd.

One week into their spring tour, Yonder and opening act Polecat are hitting on all cylinders. When asked about up and coming artists Dave Johnston, founding member and banjo player for Yonder, said they haven’t jammed with Polecat – yet.

Umphrey's McGee | The Wiltern | Review

Submitted by Patrick Giblin on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 8:56 am

Umphrey’s McGee concluded their 2016 Winter West Coast Tour at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday night.  The tour has been highlighted by a variety of bust-outs, debuts and collaborations and this night would prove to be no different.  The crowd began filtering in more than 2 hours before Umphrey’s McGee was ready to start, and those that did were greeted with a fiery opening set from Prog-rock all-stars TAUK

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