Colorado songwriter Jackson Melnick honors his acoustic roots, his interest in activism, and his abiding faith in humanity throughout his debut album, Abilene (Releasing 09.24.21). Although the arrangements draw on traditional bluegrass, Abilene is at heart a songwriter’s record. Across these 10 tracks, Melnick combines his reverence for bluegrass with a lyrical point of view that is both mystical and topical.
At home at a nightclub or backyard in the California canyons, Gone Gone Beyond has stripped down from the laser shows and pyrotechnics to encapsulate it all inside the music. The new album 2030 asks the question, “Will I see you in the year 2030?” meandering to an answer about what is going on around us these days. Having faith in nature, the cycle has brought together these 4 diverse musicians to create a sound greater than the sum of its parts.
In a year defined by anticipation as much as anything else, the NYC power pop duo Porter Block has returned with an album all about the urgency of waiting and ache of isolation. While ‘Clean Up The Living Room’ was written during COVID lockdowns, it’s far more than a quarantine record, tapping into timeless truths about the human condition as it reaches out for connection and understanding in the face of loneliness and detachment.
Amy Helm’s silken voice weaves together her third solo album, What the Flood Leaves Behind. The lyrics reflect pain, truth, and beauty and asks questions that don’t always have an answer. Recorded at Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, What the Flood Leaves Behind is a shining example of Amy’s spirit of collaboration.
After over a full year of staying indoors, watching virtual events and trying to convince ourselves that it was even remotely close to the real deal, Bryant Park is welcoming picnic goers to enjoy an entire summer full of over 20 musicians and arts organizations through June, July, and September. The Grateful Web sat down with Dan Fishman, Bryant Park’s lead programmer, to talk about what summer in the park will look like after a long and grueling hiatus from live events… and having fun.
A magician and endless beacon of improvisational talent, Marcus Rezek is far from your average guitarist. If he’s not on tour with one of his numerous bands like Shred is Dead, he’s probably sitting in at your local music festival or concocting his next move to unleash his exceptional multi-layered sounds into the musical universe.
Hamish Anderson is a young singer/songwriter striving to keep the blues music genre alive and well. The talented guitarist produces music in the vein of some of the best 60's/70’s Blues rockers like Cream, The Rolling Stones, and even with a nod to Blues-rock legend T Rex. The Australian musician has already wracked an enviable career in the world of American blues music. We recently chatted about his bright career, the pandemic challenge to live performances, and his plans for the future.
Grateful Web recently had the honor of visiting with Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay. While most folks are familiar with Donna Jean as the radiant co-vocalist of 1970s Grateful Dead, augmenting some of the seminal group’s most celebrated tunes such as “The Music Never Stopped,” “Cassidy,” “Mississippi Half-Step,” and “Playing in the Band,” she holds deeper roots in Americana as a 1960s session musician of the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.
Michigander’s newest EP release, “Everything Will Be OK Eventually” dropped on all platform’s March 19. After spending two years working on it following the release of his previous EP “Where Do We Go From Here” in 2019, artist Jason Singer said he was, “relieved, exhausted and excited” that his new music was finally being shared with the world.