Smithsonian Folkways is proud to announce that Jerron Paxton has signed with the label for his next, long-awaited full-length release, due out in 2024. Paxton joins Folkways contemporaries such as Dom Flemons, Jake Blount, Our Native Daughters and others exploring the diverse roots of Black folk music in America and highlighting its continued importance and influence.

Spafford, the renowned American jam band, is set to take their music to the snowy peaks of Colorado for another unforgettable SpaffSki Tour this winter. This epic musical journey is sure to be a highlight of the Colorado ski season, as Spafford brings their unique blend of jam, rock, and funk to the picturesque Southern Rockies.

Bali's Burning Beach is the most essential underground music festival in the region, and this year's line-up is the best yet with a mix of legends, live shows and rising stars. Headlining the breathtaking Mari Beach Club from December 22 - 23 will be Deborah De Luca, Stephan Bodzin LIVE, Sven Vath, Ilario Alicante, Matthias Tanzmann, Melanie Ribbe and many more.

AEG Presents is ecstatic to announce the much-anticipated performance of the Grammy-nominated band, The Infamous Stringdusters, at Denver's renowned Mission Ballroom on Saturday, January 27, 2024. This bluegrass quintet, known for their high-energy performances and unique blend of bluegrass with other genres, promises a night of unforgettable music and exceptional artistry.

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For 150 years, Epiphone has been a leading innovator in instrument design. By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the future, Epiphone has set the stage for the next era of sound for present and future generations. Heavy metal guitars don’t get more iconic than Kirk Hammett’s 1979 Gibson Flying V™. Epiphone is proud to unveil its first official global release and partnership with Kirk Hammett, legendary guitarist of the multi-platinum-selling and GRAMMY® Award-winning band Metallica.

To herald the November release of the deluxe version of his 2018 album, Smalls Change – Meditations Upon Aging, and to mark Halloween, today Derek Smalls unveils an unreleased live video of the album’s most demonic track, Hell Toupee. The bass force, formerly of the fabled heavy metal band formerly known as Spinal Tap, is back, and back with a vengeance. The video comes hot on the heels of the September release of Must Crush Barbie and marks a stunning renaissance for the embodiment of ‘Lukewarm Water.'

GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS confirms their return to the Fox Theatre for a headline performance on December  31st. Tickets for the show, with support from Bonnie & Taylor Sims and Phoebe Hunt, are on sale now.  

Gasoline Lollipops stitch scraps of American roots music to patches of their own tattered hearts to form an all-new tapestry of bleeding rock n’ roll. 

The Otis Redding Foundation is thrilled to announce that the five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, television personality, and entrepreneur, CeeLo Green, will be a special guest at the Foundation's annual O'Tis The Season holiday benefit concert and fundraiser, which takes place on December 9th at the historic Capitol Theater in Macon, Georgia.

On October 23, 2023, the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, California, came alive as the renowned shock rocker Alice Cooper took the stage during a break from his Freaks on Parade tour with Rob Zombie. The 75-year-old Cooper's performance was a testament to his enduring prowess as an entertainer, featuring a newly designed stage with tastefully integrated video screens that enhanced the overall experience without overwhelming it.

Earlier this month, Grammy Award-winning Molly Tuttle brought her Road To Eldorado Tour to a close with back-to-back sold-out shows in Colorado. Performing in Fort Collins and Denver, these two concerts would be the only stops in the Centennial state for the fall and found the songstress and flat-picking wonder promoting her latest creation City of Gold.