Known for creating the innovative and much-lauded Music Vacation experience, Topeka confirms another exciting experience will hit the shores of Miramar Beach next spring—Brandi Carlile’s “Mothership Weekend” is set for May 10-12, 2024. Created as an annual Mother’s Day celebration, the second iteration of this three-day music vacation will feature two performances from Carlile in addition to Bonnie Raitt, Sara Bareilles, Black Pumas, Nickel Creek, The Hanseroth Twins, Devon Gilfillian, and S.G. Goodman.

Shakti, the recently reconvened global fusion trailblazers, have been nominated for 2024 GRAMMY™ Award for Best Global Music Album for This Moment – the group’s first new studio album in more than 45 years, released on June 30, 2023, on the Abstract Logix label. “After our most successful tour ever of three continents, Shakti gets a GRAMMY Nomination for our album This Moment…” reacted co-founding guitarist and composer John McLaughlin, “We are thrilled and delighted beyond words.”

The cliché “Don’t judge a book by the cover” does and does not apply to the cosmically colorful artwork that adorns the forthcoming sophomore album, “Nowhere Left To Go,” from Brothers Brown. The thirteen songs written and produced by the bluesy Americana jam band are a rainbow of musical styles. Both the cover and the songs on the Woodward Avenue Records collection dropping January 12 are vividly imaginative and vibrant.

Music enthusiasts and rock aficionados, mark your calendars! Steely Dead, the renowned national touring band, is set to bring their electrifying fusion of Grateful Dead and Steely Dan to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Doors open at 7:00 pm with the show commencing at 8:00 pm.

The Surf Hotel is preparing to host a special evening with Grammy-winning artist and acclaimed songwriter Son Little in the Ivy Ballroom on Saturday, December 16th.

Blending elements of acoustic blues, vintage soul, and conscious hip-hop into a mixture that's expressive yet deeply personal, Son Little (the alias of Aaron Livingston) is a singer and instrumentalist who has been praised by the longstanding publication American Songwriter as "one of the best songwriters working today.”

Electric Forest has announced the initial music lineup for its 2024 edition, taking place June 20-23 in Rothbury, Michigan. Electric Forest remains one of the world’s most unique festivals, an interactive wonderland cultivated by the collective energy of its participants and producers. The experience is defined by a feeling of total immersion, guiding attendees through a multi-faceted journey defined by the pillars of community, creation, and inclusion.

Organizers behind Mempho Music Festival––which takes place each October on the idyllic grounds of Memphis Botanic Gardens––have announced that festival alumni Widespread Panic will return to Radians Amphitheater for a Memorial Day weekend extravaganza like no other.

One year removed from a similar-type residency in Colorado, Dogs In A Pile (DIAP) will plant a month-long flag in “The Golden State”. Stretching across 15 dates and playing nine venues (including two shows in Arizona), the Dogs will set up camp out West in an area they’ve become awfully familiar with since the beginning of 2023.

As the calendar flips to December 5th, 2023, we at Grateful Web join the chorus of music enthusiasts worldwide to celebrate the birthday of J.J. Cale, a man whose influence in music is both profound and subtly omnipresent. Often overshadowed by the luminaries he inspired, Cale's musical journey is a story of quiet innovation, underpinning some of the most iconic sounds in modern music history.

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Great American Trainwreck recently released Red Deer, the third record for the Seattle quintet (Stephanie Ward, lead vocals, acoustic guitar, and viola; Nick Nordus, lead electric and acoustic guitar; Dan Rogers, bass; Andy Basinger, keys; Dave Bush, drums).

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