The South just got a little funkier this fall with the announcement of the May The Phunk Be With You September tour featuring Earphunk and friends. Bookended by festivals in Oklahoma, the tour weaves Earphunk throughout the Southeast for select dates with The Main Squeeze, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Modern Measure.
Chances are if you’ve been to a bluegrass festival the memories most prevalent are not so much that of the “scheduled” performers but more of the impromptu jams and unscheduled collaborations. It’s with that spirit that the McCoury family decided to embark on a traveling bluegrass festival called The Bluegrass Ball. In the past 3 years, The Bluegrass Ball has traveled across the country picking up multiple pickers and fans along the way.
Marco Benevento has announced new Fall 2015 tour dates for October, including shows in Northampton, Providence and Washington, DC, as well as, in his adopted hometown of Woodstock, NY. He'll also head to the Midwest for six dates highlighted by a two-night stand at the intimate Tonic Room in Chicago. These shows will sell out, so advance ticket purchases are advised. Tickets for the entire tour go on-sale this Friday, July 24.
HEART OF STORM--the internationally acclaimed one-of-a-kind live rock concert and Russian ballet experience--will make its premiere in Los Angeles on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 at the Orpheum Theatre, 8pm (842 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014).
Real Gone Music is blowing up a storm with its early September release schedule. First up is a long-awaited, years-in-the-making Texas Tornados collection, a 2-CD, 39-track set that features key tracks from all of their albums and six unreleased tracks. And Real Gone stays down in Texas for the first-ever compilation of Tornados member and conjunto legend Flaco Jiménez’s Arista recordings.
ARISE is excited to share this special roster of noteworthy musicians as part of the line-up of Larry Keel's All-Star Tribute to Jerry Garcia: Dave Watts (The Motet), Chris "C-Bob" Elliot (Springcreek) Joe Lessard (Head for the Hills), Paul Murin (DeadPhish Orchestra) Ted Tilton (DeadPhish Orchestra) & one mor
EOTO will continue slaughter the festival circuit this summer with their own unique brand of live electronica. With number of festival dates booked throughout the summer, the doubled-headed jaggernaut will feature just three theater performances in Wisconsin, Detroit and St. Louis.
Today, The Motet announces their Fall 2015 tour dates. The progressive funk collective will unveil their brand new “Mixtape 1977” set over Halloween weekend in four Midwest cities. This marks the first Halloween on the road for The Motet. Meanwhile, fans along the Colorado Front Range can look forward to the launch of a new tradition, The Motet’s “Hometown Hustle,” at the Ogden Theatre on November 13 and 14.
Bluegrass music is deeply integrated into American musical culture and roots. Yet bluegrass isn’t a pure form. It’s an amalgamation of many preceding styles and individual root systems. None have revealed more about the instrumental beginnings of bluegrass than David “Dawg” Grisman. His mandolin virtuosity was simply too adventurous to not stray from the vein of Kentucky-born grass.