What was once an anomaly is now a standard. Many lovers of classic Bay Area rock, blues, bluegrass, and beyond are investing in live archival releases above studio albums. Thanks to accessibility through vault discoveries and painstaking restoration, live recordings that are forty-plus years old are being heard by the band and fans alike for the first time. Artists such as Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Hot Tuna are releasing performances that haven’t been heard by audiences since the date of original performance.
Award-winning mandolinist and music producer David Grisman announced today the HD release of Old & In The Way – The Complete Boarding House Tapes. The 4-set compilation comes exactly 40 years after the band played two shows at The Boarding House in San Francisco – the first on October 1, 1973 and second on October 8, 1973, from which the original LP was produced.
At MerleFest, the glass, red plastic cup, coffee mug or Mason jar is always half full. Making sure the glass stays half full, the presenters of MerleFest provide music industry award winning performers as well as musicians with the skills to win the hearts of fans, generation after generation.
As Tim O’Brien and Friends kicked off the final set of RockyGrass 2012, I planted my feet a couple of yards behind the elevated stage. The canopy of treetops overhead, awash in color from the stage lights, absorbed a light drizzle. To my right, the deity of all double bassists, Edgar Meyer, calmly warmed up next to the main stage staircase.
The Suwannee Music Foundation in partnership with The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park today announce Suwannee Valley Flood Jam: A Benefit For Suwannee, Hamilton & Columbia Counties on August 17 & 18 at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.On June 24, 2012, Tropical Storm Debby settled over north Florida for 4 days, dumping more than 25 inches of rain in some areas of Suwannee, Hamilton and Columbia Counties.
As a relative newcomer to Colorado, I've been waiting to find a festival than can live up to the wonderful Arkansas festivals I've come to know and love over the years. I can definitely say I've found just such a festival high in the mountains at Rancho Del Rio, YarmonyGrass.
Ticket sales are underway for the 6th annual YarmonyGrass festival set to take place on the Colorado River from August 5th-7th. The boutique festival aims to cater to the vibrant outdoor sports and music community boasting a prime location for river rafters, single track bikers and fishing enthusiasts during the day and each night plays host to one of the best string-centric outdoor music events in the Rockies.
What do a hula-hoop, a river raft and a pirate costume have in common? It's Colorado's own YarmonyGrass Festival, of course. The two-night summer camp out known best for its scenic location on the Colorado River basin and its down-home grassroots appeal has announced the 2011 line up, and this year there is a little something for everyone including a little "Crisco" (country-disco for the uninformed), electro, Americana and even soul-lifting roots rock.