Late style: You can only get there if you’ve been around long enough to have had an early and a middle one. Maturity, wisdom, refinement are its hallmarks. And having done things a certain way for a time, you might want to do them differently in order to arrive someplace new, someplace surprising.
Blues From The Top is Back! Grand County Blues Society presents the 18th Annual Blues From The Top "Day Of Blues 2021" on Saturday, August 14, featuring a star-studded lineup of Sugaray Rayford, Eric Gales, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ruthie Foster, and A.J. Fullerton. Rendezvous Event Center, Hideaway Park, 78821 US Highway 40, Winter Park. Gates open 10am. Show lasts from 11am-7pm. Tickets: $55.-$65. (Advance General Admission); $65. (Day of Show); $75. (VIP Experience). For the best price, buy tickets early.
The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck have joined together on record for the first time to release a special 45RPM 7” on Alabama-based label Single Lock Records. Gospel icons The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck, who occupies a similarly lofty perch in the world of bluegrass, have collectively earned 20 GRAMMY Awards and scores of other accolades.
Shortly after announcing their much-anticipated sophomore album The Incredible Heat Machine, out October 15th (Mama Bird Recording Co.), TK & The Holy Know-Nothings are now sharing the dates for their headlining tour alongside a new music video for the album’s first single “Serenity Prayer”.
To ring in 2022, Turkuaz is pleased to announce the return of their annual Ball Drop bash, this time for back-to-back nights at Infinity Hall in Hartford, CT on December 30th & December 31st, 2021. Artist pre-sale & VIP tickets for this year's Ball Drop double header are on sale now, and the general on-sale begins Friday, July 23rd at 10am EST via the band's website: turkuazband.com/tour.
As the legendary Lonesome River Band heads toward its 40th anniversary, the band is paying homage to another great musical legacy with a full-length tribute by one working band honoring another working band from days gone by. Singing Up There: A Tribute to the Easter Brothers is out now from Mountain Home Music Company.
Multi-time GRAMMY nominee Kate McGarry, "one of the country's premier jazz singers today" per NPR, has teamed with renowned guitarist Keith Ganz (Harry Connick Jr, Luciana Souza) - her partner in life and music - for What To Wear In The Dark, a new collaborative collection out September 3rd via Resilience Music Alliance.
Jackson Browne released his new album Downhill From Everywhere via Inside Recordings. In support of the record, Browne will tour the US with James Taylor starting next week on Thursday, July 29 at the United Center in Chicago. He will also play a run of shows in September for his "Evening With" tour, featuring Browne backed by his full band. Ticket information is available at jacksonbrowne.com.
Veteran singer/songwriter and storyteller Jay Nash has released “Shine,” a deeply personal song that began over ten years ago around the birth of his daughter. “Shine” premiered exclusively via The Bluegrass Situation earlier this week.
“Shine” follows the release of “Strange Illusion” earlier this year. “Strange Illusion” is a song Nash penned for his kids in an effort to provide a semblance of comfort, in turbulent and uncertain times.