Progressive jam giants Umphrey’s McGee‘s return to Las Vegas for the seventh installment of the massively popular UMBowl production was marked once again by a stand-out tour closing dual evening extravaganza where all stops were pulled out and the power given directly to the fans, for better or for worse.
Philadelphia roots music leaders Mason Porter will kick off their summer with a brand new release on Friday, June 3rd. Heart of the Mountains, their second EP in two years, showcases the band’s rapid growth and momentum. A fine companion to 2015’s Key to the Skyway, the band builds on the themes of traveling and adventure, this time with an emphasis on nature and personal discovery.
Colorado songwriters Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda are setting their sights on a very big year. Their new album, “All the Little Things”, was “soft” released on Record Store Day, April 16, 2016 exclusively at select independent record stores in Manhattan, Denver, and Boulder – including in-store signings & solo performances at two Denver Angelo’s CDs locations – and on the band’s website.
Dopapod played two energetic and career expanding nights at the Theater of the Living Arts on South Street in Philadelphia. It was the first time in my old stomping grounds in quite some time. It was exactly twenty years ago that I saw moe. there and Gov’t Mule with Alan Woody. That was the first time I experienced tinnitus and loved it. Here in the present, I can tell that Dopapod is going to be the next Phish or Umphrey’s McGee on the jam band circuit.
Led by the Tim Bluhm’s caramel smooth baritone vocals, a unique bunch of renowned San Francisco Bay area-based players got together on May 11 to deliver a musical tribute to the recently fallen Merle Haggard. The show took place at the intimate Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California.
The new album from young African-Canadian roots phenom Kaia Kater couldn’t come at a better time. As a new generation takes the reins, American roots music is needed more than ever to remind us of the troubled pathways of our own history. Born of African-Caribbean descent in Québec, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: one her family’s deep ties to Canadian folk music in her Toronto home; the other the years she spent learning and studying Appalachian music in West Virginia.
"As an archivist and Dead Head, this boxed set is about as exciting as it gets. Musically, it features five exhilarating, dynamic nights in the summer of 1978. The sound quality is impeccable, as would be expected from Betty Cantor-Jackson's always-pristine recordings. The rarity of the first three nights, and the hall-of-fame pedigree of the last two, makes this one of the most astonishing Grateful Dead releases ever.
Cloud 9 Adventures has announced the initial lineup and new details for the annual destination concert vacation, Dominican Holidaze, held December 1-5, 2016. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Holidaze, the four-night all-inclusive event is returning to the beautiful Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa and expanding to include its brand new neighbor, Now Onyx Punta Cana.