JJ Grey, described by the New York Times as: "Impassioned singing, riff-based Southern rock, cold-blooded swamp funk and sly Memphis soul,” has just been added to the line-up at the Second Annual Sunshine Music and Blues Festival. The Tedeschi Trucks Band, winner of multiple Blues Music Awards and a 2012 Grammy Award for “Best Blues Album,” will once again headline this Florida only Festival. Featuring two stages of live bands, a wide array of refreshing craft beers and delectable menus from a wide variety of food vendors, the Festival will kick off Saturday, Jan
Boasting the kind of ferocious funk collaborations you’d expect to find in New Orleans during Jazzfest, as opposed to the remote Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Equifunk sets itself apart this summer -- an unsuspecting gem among 2013 festivals.
Maybe I’ve grown jaded and all, but lately the gimmicks and ploys and artificial soul spewing from some of these up-and-comers in the ‘industry’ (loose interpretation) have been dancing on nothing short of exhausting. Too much self-awareness, far too little genuine appreciation for the necessary steps on the ladder to iconic reverence. Folks wanna be first-off famous—you cannot fall in love with the rock stars, to paraphrase my favorite flick on the subject (you’ve seen it).
The inaugural Ride Festival - happening August 25 and 26, 2012 in Telluride, Colorado – today announces Lucinda Williams and Jimmy Herring to the already stellar lineup.