Dogs. So hot right now. Readily apparent by another pair of sold-out shows. This time at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO. The sellouts mark the third and fourth of the year out of seven headlining shows thus far. Coming off a mini-tour in the Midwest opening for Andy Frasco & The U.N., Dogs In A Pile (DIAP) landed back in the Centennial State – a place they’ve heavily familiarized themselves with over the past year.
I had the pleasure of diving into Loreena McKennitt's latest album, The Road Back Home, it's nothing short of a mesmerizing journey through time, tradition, and the warmth of community. The Road Back Home is a nostalgic embrace of simpler times, capturing the essence of local performances that inspired her early in her career.
Gov’t Mule, in the midst of its 13-stop, Thirty Years Strong tour of the West, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, on its opening winter/spring tour stop, both touched down on February 16 for a massive, and splendid, night of music at The Venue at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, just north of Sacramento.
One might say The High Hawks are a modern-day Roots supergroup, or perhaps just great friends who love to make music together. Either way, it's real magic happening that can't be ignored. You could not put together a more road-savvy group of personalities. These guys all met on the road, passing through the same venues and sharing time on the festival circuit.
In the three decades since their formation, Gov’t Mule has established themselves as a pillar of jam band music. Originally an offshoot of the early-90s lineup of the Allman Brothers Band, Mule quickly became a force in their own right, and they brought their unique brand of jammy, southern blues-rock to a packed Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on February 15th.
Orebolo closed their three-night stand at the Capitol Theatre on February 10, 2024, with another inspired acoustic performance. Those in attendance were fortunate to hear four first-time played tunes, along with more stellar Grateful Dead covers. This band continued to impress in a stripped-down environment, as they emerged as a formidable trio on the jam scene.
Too Many Zooz closed out their latest cross-country tour this past weekend to a sold-out crowd at San Francisco’s The Chapel. Throughout a night of lively and upbeat music, the band helped to cement their legacy as the torchbearers of the Brass House genre with a set that echoed throughout the streets of the Mission District.
The Immediate Family took the stage at The Mint, one of LA's premier mid-sized venues, on February 13, marking the beginning of a brief tour with scheduled dates in both California and Florida. The band boasts an assembly of iconic session musicians: Russ Kunkel on drums, Leland Sklar on bass, Danny Kortchmar, Steve Postell, and Waddy Wachtel on guitars. Kortchmar and Postell primarily handle the lead vocals.
Orebolo, the three-piece acoustic side project containing members from Goose, kicked off a three-night run at the storied Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY last Thursday, February 8th. This trio has come a long way since their debut at the Fred Festival as the AGOOSEtic trio, and continues to serve up stripped-down Goose songs as well as other favorites in a mellow environment.