July 2020

In honor of Jerry Garcia’s birthday (8/1/42), Poolside released their cover of “Shakedown Street.”  The song’s meaning has been notoriously vague, stumping Deadheads. Some speculate the famed, 1978 tune is about Club Front, the Grateful Dead’s, San Rafael recording studio and all the drama that ensued there. Others attribute the lyrics, as perhaps, focusing on the decay of inner-cities. Of course, as any fan knows, the title came to refer to the parking lot scene before and after shows. Poolside’s accompanying music video spotlights the setting well, sparking fond memories.

Today, Minneapolis-born Cory Wong, best known for his funky guitar work and touring worldwide playing his original music on the biggest stages, shares "Bluebird" from his upcoming album TRAIL SONGS: DAWN.  Following its exclusive premiere on American Songwriter, "Bluebird" featuring mandolinist Chris Thile is available now on all streaming services.

The Yarmouth Drive-in on Cape Cod will livestream the sold-out Ripe performance this Saturday, August 1 at 9:00 PM EST. Fans that weren’t able to get a ticket to the live concert can register for access to the livestream at yarmouthdrivein.com for just $9.99 and then tune in the night of the show for the performance. The concert begins at 9 PM EST // 6PM PST.


Today, award-winning singer-songwriter Treva Blomquist releases her new record Snakes & Saints. This record is a step into uncharted territory for Blomquist; experimenting with lo-fi drum loops and polyphonic synth soundscapes, Treva explores a musical world more akin to indie-pop while still nodding to her Americana roots. We caught up with Treva to discuss the creative process that went into making this record and what life looks like in quarantine for the Nashville-based artist.

#WomxnCrush Music has announced a nationwide virtual tour to support and connect local music communities across 15 U.S. cities. Beginning in August, the non-profit arts organization, which is dedicated to creating opportunities for rising womxn songwriters, will partner with venues and sponsors at each tour stop to donate proceeds to participating Womxn/BIPOC-Owned venues and artists. A full list of cities and a link to RSVP is available here.


Legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie releases today in collaboration with acclaimed solo pianist Jim Wilson a hopeful anthem for a world in crisis with a stunning rendition of the Stephen Collins Foster classic "Hard Times Come Again No More" (Release Date: Friday, July 31, 2020).