Most people are aware of the fact that The Wailers are a reggae band that was at one point led by the greatest reggae artist of all-time, Bob Marley. After his passing in 1981, the band decided to spread his messages and continue to inspire people in his honor. Thank goodness that they prevailed, and the band founded by Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Livingston lives on. Bassist, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, has been a constant in the band from the beginning with Marley to the present, and he even added his son, Aston Barrett Jr. to play drums currently.
TAUK is pleased to announce support for Round 1 of their upcoming Squad tour that runs from January 30th to February 22nd. Newly announced special guests include multiple dates with RCA, a new group featuring Rob Compa of Dopapod, and Chris DeAngelis and Adrian Tramontano of Kung Fu, Conscious Pilot, and Evanoff. Eminence Ensemble, Guerilla Toss, and Aaron Kamm and The One Drops and several others join the band for one-off support dates.
Mike and his band will hit the road for a few weeks in 2020 beginning next week. The tour starts January 17 with their first ever show in Ithaca, NY and concluding February 1 in Seattle, WA. The tour includes shows Toronto, Chicago, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Portland and others.
Visit mike-gordon.com/tour for more info and ticketing links.
Billy Strings has been hailed as the future of bluegrass, transcending tradition and genre with his high velocity, flat-picking guitar technique and intense, confessional songwriting. HOME, Strings’ remarkable second studio album, is undoubtedly the Michigan-born, Nashville-based artist’s bravest excursion thus far, completely rewiring bluegrass with elements of punk, country, folk rock, and genuine psychedelic exploration to fashion something altogether his own.
Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. From the nascent sound of bluegrass that charmed hardscrabble hillbilly honkytonks, rural schoolhouse stages, and the crowning glory of the Grand Ole Opry to the present-day culture-buzz of viral videos and digital streams, Del is the living link. On primetime and late-night television talk shows, there is Del. From headlining sold-out concerts to music festivals of all genres, including one carrying his namesake, there is Del.
Kaki King is pleased to announce she will be joining the internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy on December 6th & 7th at his iconic 11th Annual Acoustic Holiday concert in Colorado.
The Nashville-based Wood Brothers are adroit practitioners of a timeless, exhilarating art. Like the mythical F.S. Walcott Rabbit’s Foot Minstrels, the Wood Brothers travel backroads and alleyways, opening hidden doors to magic places where music cures any disquieting ailment. Their authentic, American blend of blues, country, rock, gospel and R&B serves a satisfying account of the nation’s complex twisting of cultural roots.