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RRE & GSBG | Chicago, IL | Review/Photos

Submitted by June Reedy on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 4:03 pm

Cornmeal revved the engines for high energy bluegrass in Chicago on New Year’s Eve, 12/31/2015.  They opened up the evening at The Vic Theatre with Edge of the World, an ordinary Cornmeal song with an ambition to fall off the edge of the world to see what happens next.  It was an appropriate choice for the kick off of such a holiday show.  From there, they did some more Cornmeal classics – River Gap and Jenny.  It was a welcome home for th

Cornmeal announces Winter Residency in Chicago

Submitted by Groove On Music on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 10:54 am
What began on a cold January night in 2007 lasting for three winters is now back bigger and better than ever. Cornmeal will reprise its Winter Wednesdays residency this year for only two months in January and February of 2016. Martyrs will once again pay host to the band as they take the stage for a weekly hootenanny of bluegrass debauchery. If you weren't around for the early years now's your chance to see the band again in this intimate setting in Chicago.
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Cornmeal | Slow Street | Review

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 6:33 pm

Jamgrass titans Cornmeal have gone through quite a bit of transition in the last few years. Banjoist Wavy Dave Burlingame and Bassist Chris Gangi bid an amicable farewell to longtime band mates Allie Kral, J.P Nowak and Kris Nowak. It was a sad parting for loyal followers of the band who built an impressive tour following with their explosive energy and authentic chemistry.

Cornmeal Announces 2015 West Coast Tour

Submitted by Groove On Music on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:00 am

The West Coast has had to wait a bit for Cornmeal but the band is excited to be back to show off their new lineup and with a new studio album (the first in 9 years) ‘Slow Street’ freshly released. Check out the West Coast dates below.  A tour 4 years in the making!

Tour Dates:

7/29/15

Reverb Lounge

Omaha, NE

7/30/2015

Cervante’s Other Side

Denver, CO

w/Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

8/1/15

Avograss

Ft. Collins, CO

8/2/15

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Cornmeal Releases New Album & Video

Submitted by Groove On Music on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:45 pm

2014 was a year of change for jamgrass favorites Cornmeal.  With a strong lineup including Scott Tipping guitar (Backyard Tire Fire), Phil Roach on fiddle (Giving Tree Band), and Drew Littel on drums, along with 15 year veteran original members Chris Gangi on bass, and Wavy Dave Burlingame on banjo Cornmeal is ready to again take their place at the healm of progressive Americana.

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Cornmeal announces new fiddle player!

Submitted by Groove On Music on Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:43 pm

After a patient and long 2-year search Cornmeal is thrilled to officially welcome fiddler Phillip Roach into the family.  Phil has been a long time friend of the band and as his tenure with The Giving Tree Band came to a close in early 2014, it only made sense to bring him aboard for some sit ins and collaborations with Cornmeal over this past year. He is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist with a diverse musical palate bringing passion and unrivaled energy to the stage.

Phases of the Moon 2014 | Review/Photos

Submitted by June Reedy on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:20 am

I’m searching for phrases to describe Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival.  It began as a dark side of the moon, but that was just a phase.  As an audience, our hackles were already up, howling at the moon before the weekend ever arrived.  Through no fault of the Phases organizers, RatDog had to cancel their appearance.  Bobby Weir’s lightening is lazy.

Cornmeal | Fox Theater | Boulder, CO | 8/21/14 | Review

Submitted by Gregory Scott on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:24 pm

Since Chicago-based bluegrass band Cornmeal formed in 2000, they have seen over 13 members in just four short album releases. Cornmeal is without a doubt a band of transition and change, holding on to a high level of skill and stage presence. Four-piece Cornmeal played at The Fox Theater in Boulder, CO on Thursday, August 21st. Although seemingly different members each show, Cornmeal has been playing hard-hitting jam-filled bluegrass for over a decade.

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