With a long, arduous 2015 behind him, The Mother Hips’ cofounding guitarist Tim Bluhm slowly adjusts his seat center stage at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA last Friday, February 26. It’s hard to tell if his facial expression bears sharp pain or intense anticipation.
Michigan troubadour, Joshua Davis is releasing his first new music since making it to the final three contestants on NBC’s The Voice singing competition last year. Recorded in Ann Arbor, MI in November, the 7” single features two new originals, "Always Going to be Here" and "Let Me In." Both vinyl and digital formats will be released to the public in April 2016, with pre-orders for the vinyl going live now.
Recently, Dylan Muhlberg of Grateful Web chatted with virtuosic flatpicker, singer/songwriter and bandleader Larry Keel. Two years after the heralded revival of The Larry Keel Experience, Keel and some esteemed collaborators are at it again with his new release Experienced. In a humbling conversation, Dylan and Larry dug deep into Larry’s musical past including his roots as a champion Telluride Bluegrass Award Winning Picker with his foundational band Magraw Gap, and of course all the beautiful music since.
Currently underway at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida, AURA Music & Arts Festival has announced a free live video stream of The Disco Biscuits set scheduled for Saturday, March 5th from 11pm – 2am EST.
Fans can tune in to www.LivefromAURA.com to watch the show from the comfort of their homes.
Frogleg is a fresh young band out of Minneapolis. Since their first show in late 2012, a major buzz about the band Frogleg has been spreading throughout the Twin Cities music scene stemming from their ever‐growing weekly tradition, “Frogleg Thursdays @ Bunkers Music Bar & Grill” in downtown Minneapolis. Outside of Bunker’s, the band has now headlined shows at most of the major venues in Minneapolis from the Cabooze to the Skyway Theatre downtown.
On the heels of an acclaim-filled year with bluegrass band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, the group’s bandleader and mandolinist, Frank Solivan, releases his highly anticipated solo release, Family, Friends & Heroes.
Available today on Compass Records, Family, Friends & Heroes is a labor of love and a stellar piece of work. A nod to the musical heroes inside and outside of Solivan’s family, the project features Dirty Kitchen members, some of Solivan’s own kinfolk, and several special musical guests.
The Joe Marcinek Band comes to the Midwest for a 4 day run of shows March 16-19, 2016. Joe will be joined by an all-star line-up, including Ropeadope Recording Artist Freekbass and Steve Molitz of Particle and Phil Lesh & Friends. This run of shows will take the acclaimed line-up through Columbus OH, Evansville IN, Kalamazoo MI and Neenah WI.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter and John McEuen) will host a star-studded televised PBS special throughout March that was filmed at the historic Ryman Auditorium during a sold-out performance as the iconic group celebrates its 50th anniversary. Click here to find dates and times for when the PBS Pledge Special airs in your hometown.
When Elephant Revival took to the studio in Maine to record their 4th LP – Petals(Thirty Tigers), with Josh Ritter’s long time collaborator and producer Sam Kassirer, it would be the first time doing so without founding member and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sage Cook. It would also be the band’s studio introduction of Charlie Rose who stepped in Sage Cook’s place following his departure. For the uninitiated, Elephant Revival is a self-described Transcendental Folk Quintet band