Life on the Road Inspires Dangermuffin's New CD, Olly Oxen Free

Five years and four albums into a career that’s found them drawing circles around the lower 48, building a burgeoning national fan base, Dangermuffin embodies a curious paradox. The themes found within their striking new collection, Olly Oxen Free, sum up that juxtaposition.

Grateful Web's Dawg Daze of Summer Festival Preview

When I first heard about the Dawg Daze of Summer Festival in Lone Jack, Missouri (July 26 – 28, 2012), I knew I needed to go. There are a multitude of reasons for this, some being: The largest swimming pool in Missouri is there, the band selection is awesome, there are hiking trails and it’s on my birthday! You probably don’t want to go to this specifically for the last reason on my list, but the first three are golden!

Bobby Long's Losing my Brotherhood: Dissipating Youth & Gaining Perspective

There are those things they teach you in school about poetry, things like rhyme schemes and stresses and metrical feet. Things like sonnets and pastoral poetry and the epic. Regardless of all those rules and terms though, poetry can be one of the most free-form arts, allowing the writer to take on a poetic license, which is really to say that the author can do whatever he pleases.

The Devil Makes Three: Stomp and Smash | New Music Review

The Devil Makes Three live release, Stomp and Smash is more than a title; it’s a review in itself. Recorded over two sold-out nights at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma, CA, these bluegrass Santa Cruzaders’ are hell bent with a raucous punk spirit.

Xavier Rudd: Spirit Bird | New Album Review

On his seventh studio album, Spirit Bird, Xavier Rudd’s gritty voice rises like dust from underneath the dancing feet along an ancestral Songline.

Wakarusa: 2012 | Day 4 on Mulberry Mountain

Boy howdy! Sunday was an interesting close to Mulberry Mountain’s Wakarusa Festival! The day started out perfectly: nice weather, a good lineup and all around happytimes. I even got to interview The Infamous StringdustersAndy Falco and Travis Book! If you haven’t seen this band - do it.

Grateful Web Interview with SOJA's Jacob Hemphill

The Grateful Web’s Bailey Elise McBride recently had the chance to speak with Jacob Hemphill of DC-based reggae band SOJA while at Wakarusa Music Festival in Ozark, Ark.

Bob Weir, Chris Robinson & Jackie Greene | Review | Boulder

Following upon the heels of last year’s highly regarded jam at the Lyons Folk Festival, Bob Weir, Chris Robinson and Jackie Greene cleared their schedules for a mini-tour that saw them headline the legendary

Grateful Web's Bonnaroo 2012 Preview

I can vividly remember my neighbor showing me the list of artists playing Bonnaroo back in 2002.  Being 14 I was a bit young to make the journey to Manchester, Tennessee.  As a wave of jealousy washed over me I vowed to make the pilgrimage.  Ten years later it is now my turn to make the trip and experience the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

Wakarusa: 2012 | Day 3 on Mulberry Mountain

Yesterday’s lineup was the best of the festival, in my opinion. Starting with Balkan Beat Box and ending with The Infamous Stringdusters, there was an eclectic mix of amazing artists in between.


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