Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire Release ‘Fresh Pickles’ w/ Sam Bush, Keller Williams, Peter Rowan
You could say that Chris Castino is a writer of dance music. Not the kind you hear at any club. It’s the kind you hear at a Dead show, or festivals, when the crowd moves together spinning and bouncing like an ocean of blissful and emancipated souls. Chris is the primary songwriter for his longtime popular Minnesota-based rock’n’roll jamband The Big Wu.
The Rail Rider Jamboree has announced their lineup for the inaugural event, March 19th, 2022 at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, New York. Dark Star Orchestra will headline the event with Keller Williams Also performing will be the up-and-coming bluegrass band from Binghamton, NY; Driftwood. Local bands, A Girl Named Genny from Rochester and the New Orleans style marching band, Brass Machine from Buffalo, NY will also perform at the Jamboree. More local bands are expected to be added.
SKULL & ROSES is a four-day festival exploring unique Interpretations of Grateful Dead music & the community that surrounds it. The festival was postponed in 2020 and is looking forward to its grand return for the 4th - and what is sure to be the best - installment so far at the holy grail of the West Coast Grateful Dead scene, the Ventura County Fairgrounds (California), from April 7-10, 2022.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Baltimore’s favorite funky foursome, plans to return to Asheville, NC for an extraterrestrial two-night New Year’s Eve run. Called “ARENA 54 NYE,” the holiday celebration will combine out-of-this-world alien elements of Area 51 with the discotheque pastiche of one of history’s most renowned nightclubs, Studio 54. The run begins on 12/30 at The Orange Peel, followed by a massive “intergalactic disco celebration” at ExploreAsheville.com Arena on 12/31.
Park City Song Summit features Gary Clark Jr., Keller Williams, Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite, Kamasi & more!
Today, Vermont-based jam quartet Twiddle announced its annual “Frendsgiving” celebration. This year’s shows will occur on Friday, November 26th, and Saturday, November 27th at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. Night one will feature a supporting set from guitar virtuoso Keller Williams, and night two will see an opening set from Connecticut rock outfit Eggy.