Mindful Musicians to Look out for at Gem and Jam: a profile on Dirtwire, Ayla Nereo, Poranguí and Bloomurian
We are now just a couple weeks away from the 2023 Gem and Jam Festival! Held annually during Tucson Arizona’s Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, Gem and Jam will take place February 3rd - 5th at Pima County Fairgrounds. This year, the festival is celebrating its 15th year of Music, Arts and Community with a lineup of diverse artists that will open your heart and expand your soul.
July 19 UPDATE: Following a recent mild case of COVID-19 that kept Phil Lesh from performing with The String Cheese Incident at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado on July 17, it has now been confirmed that Phil Lesh & Friends will indeed deliver a headlining performance Friday, July 22 at the single-day Bluegrass and Beyond Festival at Lake Tahoe.
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.
Soul Land Records announces new compilation Soul Land Music Series: Volume 1 out August 6, a collection of live music inspired by the life of spiritual teacher and cultural icon, Baba Ram Dass. With the announcement, they share first compilation single “Mid-America Motel” from Experimental-Americana band Dirtwire featuring Ram Dass and accompanying music video by acclaimed visual artist Johnathan Singer (Grateful Dead, Tipper, Dead & Company).
Gem & Jam Festival continues to march forward towards making this its biggest year yet, since announcing it would return to the beautiful, desert setting of Pima County Fairgrounds, January 31 through February 2, 2020. The three-day music, art, performance, and gem & mineral festival that has added a mix of all-star talent and burgeoning artists destined to be highlights.
Dirtwire, the genre-bending, world-instrument-wielding trio of Californian musicians have released their newest single, “Cannonball”, available now everywhere you stream music (fanlink.to/dirtwire_cannonball). The song plays tribute to the western influences on Dirtwire’s sound, with a sprawling bassline that carries the song as it traipses through the dusty American backcountry.