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National flatpicking champion, Tyler Grant, is pleased to release his first solo album since 2016 and first Telecaster-driven electric solo album. Tryin’ To Have A Good Time is out now on Americana Vibes.

Tyler takes his listener on a six-string joyride through his musical history on this collection of new music. Tyler recalls, “my dad once told me that no matter what the situation, the best thing to do is to try to have a good time.”

The Bad Plus is back with their 15th studio recording and eponymous debut album in their current iteration as a dynamic new quartet. THE BAD PLUS arrives via Edition Records on Friday, September 30. Pre-orders are available now.

“Evolution is necessary for life and creativity,” say the groundbreaking band’s founding drummer and bassist Dave King and Reid Anderson. “We’ve evolved, but we’re still The Bad Plus.”

Traditional Irish music and traditional American music share a lot of similarities in instrumentation, lyrical content, and community participation. Still, there are a surprisingly few number of acts who straddle that musical gap across the Atlantic—and even fewer who’ve made a decade-long, award-winning career out of it like Galway-based quartet We Banjo 3.

Bluegrass music is nothing short of catharsis for The Slocan Ramblers. On their new album Up the Hill and Through the Fog (coming June 10, 2022), the all-star Canadian roots ensemble channels the past two years of loss into a surprisingly joyous collection of twelve songs intended to uplift and help make sense of the world.

During a recent performance at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, North Carolina, Mountain Home Music Company congratulated Chris Jones & The Night Drivers on having six songs from their album Make Each Second Last go to No. 1 on bluegrass radio charts.

Today, Bay Area-based Monophonics released their video for “Sage Motel,” the title track from their new full-length out now via Colemine Records. The world's premier psychedelic soul band, Monophonics cordially invites you to attend the grand re-opening of the once thriving, once vibrant establishment, the legendary Sage Motel. A place where folks experience the highs and lows of human existence. A place where big dreams and broken hearts live, where people arrive without ever knowing how they got there.

Omar, the opera composed by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels, makes its long-awaited world premiere next Friday, May 27 in Charleston, SC at the Spoleto Festival USA. In the lead-up to this first performance, Giddens has released her own recording of the song “Julie’s Aria” that is featured in the opera. Today The New York Times shared “Julie’s Aria” as part of a profile of Giddens, who also wrote the opera’s libretto.

AIRBEAT ONE Festival drops an incredible music and entertainment bomb. While announcing the full incredible lineup for this year’s edition, festival organizers also announced that the price for the 3-day ticket will be reduced to an amazing 99.00 Euros. This incredible offer was only made possible because a pool of sponsors and partners refinanced the tickets to thank festival-goers, and support the festival.

This weekend is going to rock! Join us Friday night for the warm-up party at Toot’s in Crockett for Garrett Deloian, frontman of Jerry’s Middle Finger, backed by the unstoppable rhythm section of JGB and Steve Sofranko of the China Cats on keys, a very fun mash-up for a very special Grateful Friday.

Today, multi-GRAMMY award winning and multi-genre traversing legend Taj Mahal announced he will celebrate his 80th birthday with the GRAMMY Museum, who will host an intimate conversation moderated by Scott Goldman on Thursday, June 16. The conversation will explore his incredible career and new music including the critically acclaimed recent album release Get On Board featuring Taj Mahal alongside former Rising Sons band mate, Ry Cooder. The event will also feature a live performance by Taj Mahal. 
 

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