Philadelphia’s alt-country and Americana quartet, The Miners, recently released their first full length album, Megunticook on Match-Up Zone Music. Named for the lake in Maine band leader Keith Marlowe has visited since he was a child, and the ten original songs capture the songsmith’s sincere, authentic take on life experiences and highlight tight vocal harmonies, driving guitars and the undeniable country sound of the pedal steel guitar.
Northwest String Summit is one of the most well-known festivals of the Pacific Northwest. It has deep roots in family and bluegrass that have extended, intertwined, and grown deep over the last 20 years. We had the opportunity to chat with one of the founders of the festival Skye McDonald about the festival and what the last 20 years have meant to him and the other founders.
Little Feat 2021- 22 features Bill Payne (keyboards, vocals), Kenny Gradney (bass), Sam Clayton (percussion and vocals), Fred Tackett (guitars and vocals), Scott Sharrard (guitars and vocals), and Tony Leone (drums). After a long-awaited return to the stage, Little Feat has big plans for their future touring.
Garrett Dutton, aka G. Love, has a long and interesting musical history. Dutton began playing guitar at the age of eight and wrote songs as early as his first year in high school. Growing up in Philadelphia and having access to so much musical culture he began busking on the streets of Philly. There he was able to hone his craft that has propelled him to his status today as a prolific artist of modern musical culture. His music derives from a blues foundation with classic blues instrumentation.
Gem & Jam 2022: A Deep Dive into the Full-Spectrum Sensory Experience [BONUS INTERVIEWS]: Maddy O’Neal, ATYYA, Sunsquabi & Hot Buttered Rum Reflect on Festival Experience
Animated attendees gathered for The 14th Annual Gem & Jam Festival (February 4-6, 2022) in the scenic desert landscape of Tucson, Arizona, to be taken away by the audio, escape in the visual, and indulge in a full-spectrum sensory experience—an experience encapsulating even the non-physical depths of community. This art and music festival— with over 250 programmed acts—once again, delivered unforgettable entertainment, education, and natural beauty.
What can be said about Karl Denson other than he is one of the hardest working men in show business. Denson is an extraordinary saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist, and his list of accolades is as long as your arm and involves many heavy hitters in the music industry. He’s an alumni of the Lenny Kravitz band and he co-founded and led The Greyboy Allstars. When not touring and playing saxophone with the Rolling Stones you can find him playing with his band Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.
Grateful Web is proud to announce a dream come true to any person who ever thought to pick up a drum stick or can’t help but pound out a beat on a thigh or tabletop. (Drum roll, please.) Wolf Brothers’ drummer, Jay Lane, is joining the staff at Blue Bear School of Music in San Francisco. Yes, you heard right, you can just click on a website or pick up the phone and learn the fine arts of drumming from Jay Lane.
Inspired by the traditional as well as the unconventional, The Wooks have established a distinctive sound through original songwriting, exceptional musicianship, and outside influences ranging from jam bands to Southern rock. While their origin stories are diverse, all four members of The Wooks have forged a common bond that honors individuality and innovation.
Grateful Web Spotlights Gem & Jam’s Debut Musical Artists: Hear Directly from Shpongle (Simon Posford), Rising Appalachia, TAUK & More
The 14th Annual Gem and Jam Festival in Tucson, Arizona is the epicenter of the world-renowned Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase, while also a staple in the jam and electronic music festival stratosphere. The scenic desert landscape fabricates a full-on bazaar-of-sorts, pushing past the boundaries of a typical music festival and perfectly coalescing the worlds of workshops, performers, visual artists and installations.