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In the spirit of a bygone era, when the quill was mightier than the lute, we, the humble scribes at Grateful Web, find ourselves compelled to pen a tribute most heartfelt and profound. On this day, the sixth of March, in the year 2024, we celebrate the nativity of a maestro unparalleled, Sir David Gilmour, whose melodies have traversed the ether, touching souls as the sun doth grace the earth with its warming rays.

In the spirit of the unbound and the electric, akin to the wild rumpus of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters, Desmond Jones announces the release of a new kind of auditory adventure, "LIVE CUTS VOL. 1". This live album, woven from the vibrant threads of a decade's worth of live material, marks a first for the band—its release on streaming platforms. Encapsulating the essence of spontaneity and collective euphoria, this collection is a homage to the moment, to the unrepeatable magic of live music.

Coming May 3, 2024, this new album coming from anarcho labels PM Press and Free Dirt Records resurrects the lost history of the Wobblies' labor battles during the Spokane Free Speech fights of 1909. Surrounded by strike-busting Salvation Army bands paid for by the bosses, the International Workers of the World nicknamed them "Starvation Army" bands and fought back with their own IWW Brass Band. Lampooning and satirizing the religious imagery and jingoism of the scabs in the Salvation Army, the IWW Brass Band's songs would set the template for using folk song as a form of protest.

Project Pabst, produced by Pabst Blue Ribbon, is excited to unveil the music lineup for its highly anticipated return, taking place at Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon for the first time in seven years this July 27 and 28. Project Pabst is a two-day, two-stage celebration of live music, beer, and the local culture of the Pacific Northwest.

Buffalo Galaxy is proud to announce the release of their eagerly awaited second album, "Greetings From." This ambitious project takes listeners on an unprecedented journey through the bluegrass genre, extending its boundaries into the far reaches of musical exploration. With a blend of traditional bluegrass instrumentation and innovative sonic landscapes, Buffalo Galaxy is setting a new course for the genre's evolution.

Z2 Entertainment, in partnership with 97.3 KBCO, is thrilled to announce an evening with Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers at the Chautauqua Auditorium on Sunday, August 11, 2024. This special performance marks the 25th anniversary of Hornsby's critically acclaimed album "Spirit Trail," offering fans a unique opportunity to experience the album’s rich musical landscape live. Doors will open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:30 pm.

Canadian rock’n’roll survivors Lions in the Street are back with a free self-produced EP of their Stones and Faces-inspired, ramshackle rock, downloadable at www.lionsinthestreetband.com.  Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) and Mark Rains (Shooter Jennings, Rival Sons) mixed the EP.

Burton Cummings, lead singer of the original The Guess Who and successful solo artist is set to tour the US this September, marking his 60-year-anniversary of making and releasing music. The tour starts September 13 in Deadwood, South Dakota at Deadwood Jam. Tickets for the tour are available to the public on March 8 at 10 AM local time.

The 11th annual WinterWonderGrass Steamboat wrapped up yesterday in Steamboat Springs, CO to three days of sold out crowds. WinterWonderGrass has established themselves as a premier festival in the roots, bluegrass and Americana scenes and over the years has featured bands on the cusp of monumental career milestones including Grammy-winning acts Molly Tuttle, The Infamous Stringdusters, The War and Treaty, to name a few.

The Blue Note Jazz Festival is set to present the new iteration of its Napa Valley series: The Black Radio Experience, curated by Grammy-award-winning pianist, producer, and songwriter Robert Glasper. The boutique event will take place August 30-September 1 at The Meritage Resort and Spa. A wide range of hotel and VIP ticket packages will be available to the general public on Thursday, March 7 at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET. See HERE for hotel packages and additional info.

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