April 2016

Dark Star Orchestra | Boulder Theater | '16

The first night of this three-night Dark Star Orchestra run at the Boulder Theater was powerful, exciting, and fun. They played the first night of Red Rocks 1978, which was on August 30th, and it featured the first time ever played “’I Need a Miracle,” “Stagger Lee,” and “If I Had the World to Give.” Many of the patrons of the Boulder Theater were extremely happy as the buzz went around the venue of which show it was.

Grateful Web Interview with Nikki Glaspie

Nikki Glaspie has been glued to a drum kit for most of her life. With a career that’s seen her back Beyoncé, initiate the beat in Dumpstaphunk, and now heading her own band, The Nth Power, she’s seen all corners of the industry while banging away behind bands of all sizes.

Brit Floyd | Space & Time World Tour | N.J.

The world’s greatest Pink Floyd show took the stage at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, NJ last weekend, and I was glad to be able to be in the seventh row for it. It was a spectacle of imagery to say the least.

The Brothers Comatose | City Painted Gold

On their third album City Painted Gold, San Francisco string-benders The Brothers Comatose have deepened their rocking acoustic prowess to new heights. The musical comradery between banjo and guitar-slinging brothers Alex and Ben Morrison renders authentic each time they step onstage.

A Trio of Releases Celebrates Dr. John, Emmylou Harris & Jerry Garcia

Blackbird Presents and Concord Bicycle Music are partnering to distribute three of Blackbird Presents’ most extraordinary concert events. The upcoming releases include “The Musical Mojo of Dr.

AOD - Tales From The Oregon Trail | Review

Assembly of Dust (AOD) will be releasing their latest offering of live concert cuts in Tales From The Oregon Trail on May 3, a demonstration of when the jamband legends brought their face-melting folk-rock to Portland, Oregon.  While the lineup has changed a bit over the years, the current lineup brings the same level a musicianship, energy, and improvisation that AOD has been known for since their formation in 2002.  AOD was create

Spring Awakening Music Festival Announces Lineup + New Location

React Presents is elated to announce the full lineup for Spring Awakening Music Festival’s highly anticipated fifth anniversary!

Jam Cruise 15 Announces Artist Lineup

As tradition holds, Cloud 9 Adventures took to Jazzfest in New Orleans today to unveil the highly anticipated lineup for Jam Cruise 15.

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Grateful Web Interview with Coral Creek

From touring on a yacht in the Virgin Islands, procuring a dingy to get to their gigs, and fighting storms with ‘Captain Dave, Coral Creek is spreading the good vibes of their new self-titled album. Coral Creek played Cervantes Other Side’s three year anniversary party of the Grass For That Ass Bluegrass Thursdays.

Travelin' McCourys play in Colorado with...Everyone

The Travelin' McCourys are known for their branding of the term 'Bluegrass Ball'. If ever there was a group of shows that defined this term, it was this past weekend on the Front Range of Colorado.  The Bluegrass Ball shows, Thursday in Ft.

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"Who Cares About The Next Generation" Fundraiser With THE WHO

Following a tradition of events that have taken place since 2006, THE WHO will team up with Eddie Vedder and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts for WHO CARES ABOUT THE NEXT GENERATION, a Tuesday, May 31 private fundraiser in Los Angeles to raise awareness and funds for UCLA Health Autism Treatment Program and Teen Cancer America

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Hard Summer Music Festival Returns To SoCa

On April 18, HARD Events webpage locked itself behind a log-in screen, prompting

Suwannee Hulaween Announces 2016 Initial Lineup

Silver Wrapper and Purple Hat Productions have announced the first round of artists for the fourth annual Suwannee Hulaween, hosted by one of America’s most independently successful and diverse jam bands, The String Cheese Incident, over the Halloween weekend, October 28 – 30, 2016 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.

Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne Is Jumpin' & Boppin'

Stony Plain Records announces a June 3 release date for Jumpin’ & Boppin’, the new CD from Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, who was named “Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboards)” for 2015 by Living Blues magazine.

Crystal Yates Set to Release New Album

Powerhouse Country and Americana artist Crystal Yates will release her third album, The Other Side on May 20, 2016.

Scott Kinsey Set To Release New Album

Near Life Experience is Keyboard whiz Scott Kinsey's sophomore solo album after Kinesthetics, released almost 10 years ago in 2006. Considered by many to be Tribal Tech's secret weapon, Scott either penned or co-wrote nine out of the twelve tunes on the record. 

Deep Roots Mountain Revival Announces Initial Artist Lineup

Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival is proud to announce the 2016 lineup for its inaugural music and arts festival happening September 15-18, 2016.

Chick Corea & Bela Fleck | Sonoma State U

Almost a decade ago, in a blissful oddity odyssey, master jazz pianist Chick Corea began collaborating with the greatest living banjo player Béla Fleck. It wasn’t quite as peculiar in Fleck’s world, as the genre-abolishing maestro's band The Flecktones thrived on inexplicable instrumental possibilities. He had also previously toured with Americana pianist and bandleader Bruce Hornsby.

"Del and Woody" Available Now!

Del McCoury is at it again.  At 77 years young he is still very excited about music and creating projects that will be enjoyed by generations to come.  This one might just be the most talked about as it’s rare for two artists to team up on music separated by 70+ years…some of these lyrics were written the year Del was born, but with Woody’s timeless lyrics, and Del’s timeless sound, nothing matters but the songs.

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