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Fresh from their multiple shows at SXSW 2024, Finnish indie folk artists Tuomo & Markus share their new single, "Waiting Room" (Grandpop Records), featuring legendary guitarist/artist/political activist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Black Keys, T Bone Burnett) and Nordic jazz trumpet virtuoso Verneri Pohjola.

This spring, The Bandit is back, in the Netflix reboot of 1977's iconic Smokey and The Bandit! In the new incarnation, Smokey and the Jambandit, jamband greats were tapped to play out the excitement this time of bootlegging hoppy craft beer from Colorado to Connecticut. In the shadow of the great Burt Reynolds character, The Bandit, played by Goose keyboardist Peter Anspach and his mustache, the outlaw rolls into the Rocky Mountain state to collect his craft beer bounty, only to be met by stubborn Sheriff Buford T.

In the rich diversity of human belief and understanding, the juxtaposition between faith and science has long been a topic of contemplation, debate, and, at times, conflict. It's an exploration of what we see, what we believe, and what we can prove. At the heart of this discourse is the question of why, despite the vast and compelling evidence supporting evolutionary biology and the commonalities we share with the animal kingdom, many cling to religious beliefs and the concept of a divine being or beings.

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“Sounds weird and it’s probably not my thing,” was my initial retort when told one of the narrators in Remarkably Bright Creatures is an octopus. Well, it is a little strange, but I was so wrong about this beautifully crafted novel not being my type of book. Thank goodness I didn’t listen to my inner voice and purchased Shelby Van Pelt’s debut page-turner.

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On this radiant day, we at Grateful Web join music enthusiasts worldwide to celebrate the 45th birthday of the exceptionally talented Norah Jones. With a voice as comforting and warm as sunlight through an open window, Norah has secured a special place in the hearts of millions. She bridges genres and generations with her heartfelt melodies and poetic depth.

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As the calendar turns its page to March 30th, we at Grateful Web join music enthusiasts worldwide in celebrating the 60th birthday of Tracy Chapman, a figure whose melodies and lyrics have painted the landscape of modern folk and rock music with strokes of genius and authenticity. Chapman, with her guitar in hand, has been a beacon of social and emotional storytelling, her music a vessel carrying messages of love, struggle, and justice to the hearts of listeners across generations.

With five decades of music-making to her credit, multi-GRAMMY nominee Laurie Lewis has emerged as both a successor and contemporary of the many greats in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music. Unafraid to venture beyond established boundaries, she has carved out her place as a uniquely singular vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, and frontwoman in genres revered for their adherence to tradition, authenticity, and the canon of the forebearers.

Since the release of her debut collection, Goin’ Home Comin’ On, Mountain Home Music Company’s Carley Arrowood has been gifted one husband, one baby daughter and one IBMA Momentum Vocalist of the Year award while releasing four acclaimed singles — “Deeper In Love,” “Tsali’s Run,” “Chasin’ Indigo” and “Moondancer” — that have made an undeniable case for her growing power as a mature, confident creative force.

After three well-received singles drawn from the bluegrass-adjacent country music catalog, acclaimed bluegrass quintet, Lonesome River Band, returns with a new Mountain Home Music Company single that, even as it throws a couple of gentle curveballs, stands squarely on pure bluegrass turf.

Today, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers release Revelations, an album that The New York Times says is "the work of a songwriter relishing newfound clarity and confidence." Self-produced for the first time by bandleader River Shook (they/them), and recorded in two breakneck but clear-eyed days, these 10 songs are their most righteous, rousing and resilient to date.

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