Northwest String Summit 2013 | Review & Photos

Sometimes I find it truly incredible how different each festival is. Sure, when you poke around in different genres you’re going to have a different vibe, but even within the realm of strings and grass, you’ll find the good and you’ll find the bad. Northwest String Summit at Horning’s Hideout in Oregon doesn’t exactly make it into either category. I think it stands alone in the “this is the most amazing, beautiful, compelling, warming, etc.

New CD Release By Murray Hockridge & Roger Waters Guitarist Dave Kilminster

Now available! Vocalist Murray Hockridge and guitarist Dave Kilminster just released their first album of beautifully crafted acoustic covers titled 'Closer To Earth' on Killer Guitar Records, via Cherry Red Records. As fate would have it, a chance meeting brought these two musical innovators together for this special project. Says Dave, “This is essentially an album of acoustic covers, where we've taken some songs that we love and reconstructed them in a unique way.


Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros | New Music Review

Big things are on the way for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, who released their self-titled, third album last week. While Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros was originally set to debut last year, the reason for the delay is clear—and worth it. The band has hardly taken a breath since hitting the road to support their sophomore album Here.

Maurice Tani Releases Two New CDs and Plays Freight & Salvage

San Francisco veteran singer-songwriter Maurice Tani and Freight & Salvage in Berkeley announce a double CD release show on SUNDAY AUGUST 18 at 8:00pm. This show celebrates the simultaneous release of Tani's fourth and fifth albums: a new studio album, “Blue Line”, and “Two Stroke”, an album

Tonight! Dennis McNally speaks about Jerry Garcia and The Dead

Dennis McNally, as a trained historian and biographer, will talk about Jerry Garcia's upbringing and his distinctively San Francisco set of values that help shaped his own life and the Dead.  
Excelsior Library
(A few blocks from Jerry's childhood home)
4400 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
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Shook Twins Add Fall Tour Dates, Release New Song Premiere

Right in the midst of a fabulous summer festival season, Portland Oregon-based Shook Twins have just announced the addition of late summer and early fall tour dates to their already stacked calendar and a new song/video premiere. A first time tour to the Midwest and South in late September and for the entire month of October, will bring the groups trademark “eclectic mix of  folks, roots, pop and fun” to a whole new audience.

Richie Havens Memorial Celebration & Scattering of Ashes on 8/18

On Sunday, August 18th the ashes of music legend Richie Havens will be scattered across the field where the historic Woodstock Festival took place in 1969 - today the site of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. This Day of Song and Remembrance Honoring Richie Havens is free and open to the public.

Harvest Festival Announces Fan Friendly Competitions & Contests

Planning is underway for Yonder Mountain String Band’s 8th annual Harvest Festival, set to take place at the majestic Mulberry Mountain from October 17-19th in Ozark, Arkansas.

Ali Holder To Release Debut Album 'In Preparation for Saturn's Return'

Singer-songwriter Ali Holder’s August 27 release of her stunning solo debut, In Preparation for Saturn’s Return, is written in the stars.

Equifunk Daily Lineup & Day Passes Now Available

Equifunk, Pennsylvania's first all-inclusive music festival, celebrates its 6th anniversary August 16-18, 2013 in the heart of the Pocono Mountains at camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge in rural Equinunk, PA.


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