San Francisco's Cool Ghouls have been busy preparing their 2016 campaign for rock'n'roll around the world, putting the finishing touches on a forthcoming LP and tightening up their new jams at house shows around their home city. The ghouls are hitting the road to spread the word up and down the West Coast later this month. They will start in Eugene, OR, make their way to Boise for Treefort Music Festival, and end up in Los Angeles, making stops all along the way.
Fans of the Madison, Wisconsin-based collective Natty Nation have been anticipating a new album since the group whet their appetite in 2010 with the emotive and anthemic single, “Suffice.” The song was the first new track since the group’s highly acclaimed 2008 album, Reincarnation. On March 11th, Natty Nation will release Divine Spark (iNatty Records). The album represents epiphanic spiritual and artistic journeys.
In the last few years Pittsburgh’s live music scene has been revitalized, especially for jam band lovers. Some recent notable visits include The String Cheese Incident, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, Widespread Panic, Twiddle, Tauk, and Aqueous, to name a few. Out of this has influence come Pittsburgh’s own premier jam/psychedelic funk band, a group of young and talented musicians who call themselves The Clock Reads.
Recognized by BBC Radio as “One of the most brilliant world-fusion producers of our time,” Los Angeles-based electronic music producer David Starfire returns with his highly anticipated benefit album Karuna, out Tuesday, March 1, 2016 available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Beatport, Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music and all digital music stores.
Sister roots rock 'n' soul band Larkin Poe has announced additional east coast tour dates before kicking off the European leg of the "Detour" Tour with Elvis Costello. The duo is set to headline at Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC on April 18th, Mercury Lounge in New York, NY on April 19th, as well as MilkBoy in Philadelphia, PA on April 20th.
Dave Insley announces an April 29 release date for Just the Way That I Am, the latest album from the Austin-based singer/songwriter issued on his own DIR Records imprint. Backing him on the new CD are the members of his regular band, Dave Insley’s Careless Smokers, along with several special guests including singers Kelly Willis, Elizabeth McQueen and Dale Watson, as well as guitarists Redd Volkaert and Rick Shea.
After Greener Grounds’ most ambitious tour to date, spanning from Colorado through the east coast covering 22 cities, the band has announced their next major release. The band is heading into the studio to record a full-length album titled, Momentous set to be released in July of 2016.
Jam in the Trees kicks off its inaugural event full force with The Wood Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, Junior Brown, and Willie Watson!
If you followed any of the countless jam bands that dotted the American musical landscape in 2015, it’s likely you ran into Tom Hamilton at some point last year. As the guitarist and vocalist for four touring bands: American Babies, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Billy and the Kids, and