In an exciting development as part of momentum leading up to the fiftieth anniversary of the Grateful Dead in 2015, founding drummer Bill Kreutzmann has been getting out there and playing electrifying gigs. Showing up as a surprise guest with friends like Les Claypool or the Jerry Garcia Tribute hosted by Steve Kimock. These California bay area appearances highlight a triumphant comeback for Kreutzmann. Additionally he premiers a brand new Billy & The Kids band next week at Warren Haynes Christmas Jam in Asheville, North Carolina.
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum has unveiled the artwork for its forthcoming exhibit Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City. Created by renowned artist and punk rocker Jon Langford, the commissioned painting will serve as the exhibit motif and inspiration for other artistic elements in the exhibit design.
Twiddle has announced their 2015 Winter Tour, affectionately dubbed "¿Donde Esta Norb?" with nine dates in the mid-west and 10 dates in Colorado.
With sage songwriting and unmatched variety, Twiddle packed prominent theaters up and down the East Coast on their Fall tour, and performed in front of huge audiences at festivals such as Gathering of the Vibes, Summer Camp, Wakarusa, Hudson Project and Catskill Chill, this past summer.
The wild world of bluegrass spiraled into frenzy this past Friday morning when tickets to the forty-second annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival went on sale. Per usual, tickets flew off of the virtual shelves like canned goods in a doomsday scenario, leaving locked out festivalgoers in a state of disarray. “How could this happen to me again?” shouted bluegrass fans across the nation, their fists clenched and shaking at computer screens with a sense of Déjà vu.
Oh, how time flies. It doesn’t seem all that long ago that we were seeing the birth of a jamband movement emerge to throw a wrench into the music industry. They helped define how artists can be successful without mainstream radio play or multi-platinum records by relying on grassroots ventures and dynamic live concerts. One of those burgeoning groups from that era are amazingly celebrating their 25th birthday this year, that being Colorado’s own progressive jamgrass outfit Leftover Salmon.
The Allman Brothers played their last show ever at the Beacon Theater on Tues., Oct. 28 and marked this momentous occasion with a good deed. The band generously donated a signed Remo drumhead to WhyHunger's Hungerthon, with all proceeds from the auction going to the fight against hunger and poverty.