Daniel Donato

This week, we had the opportunity to sit down with Johnny Buck, the executive director and co-founder of Rooster Walk, to discuss the upcoming Rooster Walk 14. The festival began in 2009 as a tribute to late high school friends Edwin Penn ('the rooster') and Walker Shank. From its inception, the festival has focused on supporting a charity that grants college scholarships to deserving seniors at Martinsville High School and provides instruments and funding to enhance local school band programs.

The 2nd annual Annapolis Baygrass Music Festival takes place Saturday & Sunday, September 21-22 on the gorgeous eastern beach at Sandy Point State Park along Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, MD. Highlighting the finest in regional and national bluegrass, jamgrass, funkgrass, and Americana music, this conservation and community-focused musical event was listed as a “Don’t-Miss Bay Music Festival'' by Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country was exactly that, a cosmic unfolding of unparalleled energy and skill as the Young Man’s Country paints the entire nation Cosmic. From the opening chords at the sold-out Hobart Art Theatre on 3/22/24, Donato captivated the audience. There was a loving presence alive in that room that gave us all a fabulous Friday to remember.

In a theater not so far away, where the walls hum with the echoes of a thousand nights, a gathering of cosmic proportions unfolded beneath the watchful gaze of the ever-spinning disco ball. The Capitol Theatre, a vessel adrift in the sea of time, Port Chester, its current harbor, bore witness to the convergence of spirits old and new, as the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Grateful, under the baton of one Phil Lesh, celebrated the maestro's 84th passage around the sun.

moe. has announced their 12-date "Best.Summer.Ever" Tour, set to light up stages across the U.S. Joined by the electrifying Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country and featuring an extended one set performance from moe. each night, the tour promises a blend of classic jams, improvisational brilliance, and a vibrant celebration of live music. The “Best.Summer.Ever” Tour will kick off with a bang on the Fourth of July at the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, NJ.

AEG Presents just announced that the indomitable force in live music, Umphrey’s McGee, will be captivating audiences in Colorado with two exclusive performances. The band is set to take the stage at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail on Friday, June 14, 2024, followed by a landmark performance at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

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Hoxeyville Presents is thrilled to bring a new event May 31 -June 2, 2024 to the Hoxeyville Farm- a picturesque 200-acre property in the heart of the Manistee National Forest. The event has announced the final lineup with the addition of Dark Star Orchestra as a headliner along with Yonder Mountain String Band and Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country. Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict Oteil & Friends will be unable to join the event at Hoxeyville Spring.

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On Monday night, Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country—featuring Donato on guitar and vocals, Nathan "Sugar Leg" Aronowitz on keys and vocals, Will "Mustang" McGee on bass and vocals, and Will "Bronco" Clark on drums—found the perfect setting to conclude their West Coast tour. This region, spanning the high desert areas of Pioneertown, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Landers, is steeped in a history of reported close encounters and has been a hub for renowned Ufologists.

4 Peaks Music Festival brings its musical summer solstice celebration back to Southeast Bend for their 16th family-friendly event June 20-23. 4 Peaks proudly announces their eclectic lineup of rock, funk, soul, bluegrass, and much more.

Headlining the 2024 4 Peaks Music Festival are piano-rocking singer/songwriter Neal Francis, Norcal adventure rockers ALO, the guitar wizardry of Daniel Donato's Cosmic Country, Memphis soul band Southern Avenue, and West Coast funk outfit Diggin Dirt.

The Surf Hotel is honored to present An Evening with Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country, in the Ivy Ballroom on Sunday, January 7th. The acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso will make his Ivy Ballroom debut on the heels of his sophomore album Reflector, released November 2023, and as one of the first shows kicking off his 2024 tour.


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