What started as a group of friends playing bluegrass in San Francisco's Mission District has morphed into a touring powerhouse of song and sound, transcending their humble stringband roots. Front Country's dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and gravitas while rooted in the relentlessly soulful vocals of lead singer-songwriter Melody Walker.
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will be debuting songs from their forthcoming album "Call It What It Is" tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live!! Tune in on ABC at 11:35/10:35c. Check local listings for details.
"Pink Balloon" will premiere on Billboard.com tomorrow and will be available to download instantly when you pre-order on iTunes http://smarturl.it/
The psychedelic jam band world owes a debt to James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. The bizarre 1939 book appears to many as total gibberish, written in a made up language with words like “riverrun” and “bababadalghatakammronnkonnbrovarrhounskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk”.
But to many in the 1960s counterculture, the book was an inspiration. Terence McKenna referred to Finnegans Wake as the literary equivalent to LSD, and Timothy Leary said Joyce’s writing “prepared me to enter psychedelic space.”
California Alternative-Folk/Americana outfit Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars is proud to announce the release of Understand, the second album since their 2014 release, You Were The Fire. The album, will be released digitally on 2/26/16, but fans can also expect an LP release later in the year. Understand was produced by Anton Kellner and Nolan Perry, mixed and mastered by Nolan Perry.
Hot Buttered Rum has been busy recording three 6-song EPs, each focusing on a part of music that Hot Buttered Rum loves and is inspired by, and each with a different producer. The first EP (The Kite & the Key: Part 1) was recorded with Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone and was released late 2015. The second will be a collection of Stanley Brothers old school bluegrass standards.
Now in full bloom in its 11th year, the Golden State’s premiere camping, arts, music and yoga festival, Lightning in a Bottle, returns to central California May 25 - 30, announcing a world-class musical gathering that exudes the playfully aware ethos cultivated by festival founders Do LaB.
The 5th annual SnowGlobe Music Festival returned to one of the country’s most stunning mountain landscapes – the Sierra Nevada Mountains – for a music festival, ski/snowboard adventure, and destination New Year’s Eve celebration all rolled into one. Throughout the festival, which attracted 16,000 attendees each night, fans enjoyed live music performances by 50 world-class artists performing, Big Air snowboard and ski showcases in between sets, unique art installations, fireworks displays, and more.
MarchFourth! is an internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking FORCE in the world of live entertainment—a sonic explosion delivered by 20 musicians and dancers who tour the country, year-round, stealing the festival wherever they appear, taking audiences from all walks of life on a joy-inducing, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that defies categorization! Word on the street: You have to see it to believe it!