August 2023

As the autumn approaches, there's a musical storm brewing in New Orleans! Grateful Web is thrilled to share the news that Billy Strings, the prodigious bluegrass maestro, will be taking center stage at the UNO Lakefront Arena for an exhilarating three-night run on December 29th, 30th, and 31st.

Music enthusiasts, fasten your seatbelts as Spafford embarks on their grand 2023 Fall Tour. The experience commences with a complimentary teaser performance at AvonLIVE! in Avon, CO on August 30.

The revelry officially begins with two nights at Denver's iconic Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom on September 8 and 9. The first evening will be amped up by the Marcus Rezak Band, followed by the electric Sqwerv setting the pace on Saturday.

Backline, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides mental health and wellness resources to the music industry and their family members announces Handle With Care - a World Mental Health Day Benefit and Tom Petty Tribute featuring performances by Wynonna Judd, Brittney Spencer, Charles Wesley Godwin, Ella Langley, Maggie Rose, Sierra Hull, Vince Herman, Derek Wells, and more on 10/10/23 at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville.

Nickel Creek, Margo Price, and Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers headline Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Sept. 8-10 in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tenn.-Va. - the town where the 1927 Bristol Sessions famously sparked the "big bang of country music." Voted among the top five music festivals in the country by USA Today 10Best readers in 2023, the jam-packed, three-day event is honoring its heritage by serving 133 sets of live music and entertainment on 14 stages.

A new recording of Cyndi Lauper’s song "Come On Home” will be released on September 1 to benefit the Sound Mind Network, a non-profit organization helping those battling mental health issues and drug addiction.  The recording features Billboard charting singer-songwriter Danni Baylor with vocals by Grammy-winning artist Cyndi Lauper.  "Come On Home" is available on all digital formats and for digital download as part of Sound Mind Network’s Healing Through the Arts.

"James was a magnificent soul. His spirit and personality glowed. His playing was elegant, stormy, soulful and lyrical ... He was a force of nature." – Trey Anastasio

"@jamescaseysax was one of the sweetest people and best musicians I've ever met.. he was so inspiring to be around and especially to make music with." – Billy Strings

"I loved James Casey from the very moment we met and playing music with him was a gift and a joy that is hard to put into words. He was incomparable. I am heartbroken by this loss." – Bill Kreutzmann