Taarka is a little (although sometimes bigger) indie folk / gypsy-jazz / bluegrass band from Lyons, Colorado. And if you lived here through the tragic floods of 2013, you know that the town of Lyons was ravaged by the unrelenting waters. It has been a long road to rebuild, and David Tiller and Enion Pelta-Tiller, the leads in this 5-piece string band, lost their home in the devastation. So, fittingly, Taarka’s most recent album, released on March 24th, is titled Making Tracks Home.
Freight & Salvage presents veteran singer-songwriter Maurice Tani on Saturday, May 30th at 8 pm at the Freight & Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley. Tani is known for his wry-to-romantic songwriting, agile guitar style and expressive singing.
LA rock quartet Dawes took to the Ed Sullivan Theater at the request of David Letterman himself Wednesday, April 22, to perform "Things Happen," the first single off their highly anticipated forthcoming full-length album titled All Your Favorite Bands (HUB Records, Tuesday, June 2).
The count down for Dark Star Jubilee has begun. In less than one month, deadheads of all ages will gather at Legend Valley, Ohio for a celebration of the Grateful Dead. This festival is over Memorial Day weekend, May 22-24th in Thornville, Ohio, it will be my fourth year covering this festival, and I cannot wait!
Keith Richards’ blending of rhythm and lead guitars, the “ancient art of weaving,” is nothing new. In fact, it’s relatively common. It doesn’t take a trained ear to recognize, but one night with the southern guitars of The North Mississippi Allstars and Anders Osborne is enough of a case study in showing how to do it properly. Their combined recording effort under the moniker N.M.O. (North Mississippi Osborne), “Freedom and Dreams,” sparked an extensive trek across the states and included a night at The Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado.
The 5th Annual LoHi Music Festival will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 32nd Avenue & Vallejo right in the heart of Denver, across from Highland Tap & Burger in the Lower Highlands. Today, organizers are proud to announce the addition of the fast-picking Nashville wunderkinds, The Infamous Stringdusters, to the already-stacked lineup featuring Kung Fu, Hot Buttered Rum, Roosevelt Collier's Colorado Get Down, The Malah, Joey Porter's Vital Organ and Vine Street Vibes.
Magnolia Fest celebrates its 19th year at the magnificent Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL on October 15-18, 2015 and is thrilled to welcome to the 2015 stages Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Avett Brothers, Lake Street Dive, Keller Williams Grateful Gospel, Steep Canyon Rangers, Donna the Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale, Col Bruce Hampton, The Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Lee Boys, The Corbitt Brothers, Sloppy Joe, Quartermoon, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Quebe Sisters, The Frontier Needs Heroes,
Since his debut album Freek back in 1994, Keller Williams has never stopped pushing musical boundaries when it comes to the exploration of different genres and sounds. The lively, self taught multi-instrumentalist plays whatever he feels is right at the time, most of the time barefoot and always with a big grin on his face.
Prolific and imaginative jamband Umphrey’s McGee brings its high energy and multi instrumental act to the intimate Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 / 9PM. Tickets are on sale Friday, April 24th / 10AM.
"Umphrey's McGee stand revealed as consummate musical alchemists, deftly reconfiguring sounds from rock's vast panoply of styles." Entertainment Weekly.