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Black music lies at the heart of most American roots music, but a century of erasure has obscured the origins of the music today. Now four brilliant musicians, each visionaries in their own right, are re-centering Black traditions in string band music. New Dangerfield brings together Afrofuturist fiddler Jake Blount with composer, songwriter, and old-time banjo player Kaia Kater, bluegrass banjo iconoclast Tray Wellington, and powerfully versatile bassist Nelson Williams.

Southern California’s premier live music, art, and culinary event BEACHLIFE FESTIVAL, taking place May 3-5, 2024 on the picturesque waterfront in Redondo Beach, CA, is sharing all you need to know before you go. This year promises memorable moments from Sting, Incubus and My Morning Jacket, among an eclectic group of top talent spanning rock, indie, pop, jam, reggae, dance and more, including the addition of world class DJs Paul Oakenfold and Mix Master Mike of The Beastie Boys.

Filmed in February 2024 before a live audience at Town Hall in New York City, Judy Collins: Wildflowers in Concert features the legendary folk singer performing her groundbreaking 1967 album, Wildflowers, plus additional popular songs from her career.  Wildflowers is Collins’ highest-charting album, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and certified Gold.  This concert special, exclusive to public television, will premiere on select stations and on Passport in the PBS App beginning May 30, 2024.  

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Stagecoach - country music’s biggest festival - is thrilled to announce two exciting additions to this year’s HonkyTonk: acclaimed electronic artists The Chainsmokers and Marshmello. Curated by long-time Stagecoach collaborator Diplo, Diplo’s HonkyTonk is set to be the most high-octane in the festival’s history, and is another mark of how Stagecoach’s influence transcends music genres. Set times for this stage are available now as well HERE.

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Critically acclaimed Atlanta-based American guitarist Eddie 9V is pleased to announce the release of his new single “Saratoga” on Friday 26th April 2024. Released by Ruf Records, the single is available on all streaming platforms via https://save-it.cc/ruf-records/saratoga.  

“Saratoga” is the first single taken from Eddie’s new studio album released later this year.

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Kendall Street Company, the dynamic jam band sensation, is gearing up to release their latest single, "Mister Funky Daddy," on April 26, 2024, as part of their highly anticipated monthly single release campaign for 2024.

San Francisco Bay Area music fans are looking forward to the 2024 Mill Valley Music Festival on May 11 and 12. This homegrown event, now in its third year, will feature The Fleet Foxes, Greensky Bluegrass, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and a plethora of other worthy performers on two stages. Tickets for the weekend-long Marin County festival are available now at www.millvalleymusicfest.com.

As the news of Governor Kristi Noem's actions spread like wildfire across South Dakota, the community was left reeling in shock and disbelief. The story of her 14-month-old wire-haired terrier, Cricket, meeting an untimely and brutal end at her own hands, shook the very foundations of compassion and decency.

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A live recording of a concert can preserve one powerful moment indelibly in time. Coming June 14, 2024, Smithsonian Folkways will release The Complete Friends of Old-Time Music Concert by Bessie Jones, John Davis & The Georgia Sea Island Singers with Mississippi Fred McDowell and Ed Young, presenting a riveting, historic look at the intersection of Black folk traditions and civil rights activism.

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L.A. indie label Blue Élan Records – home for acts like Soul Asylum, KT Tunstall, Ozomatli, Chris Shiflett, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Jesse Dayton – announces a special project to support UCLA Health Operation Mend – a program dedicated to providing free specialized medical and psychological care for our nation’s post 9/11 warriors injured in the line of duty, and their caregivers.

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