Last weekend’s Railbird Festival which took place at Keeneland Horse Racing Course in Lexington, Kentucky, took some hard hits from the media as the first day seemed to be filled with long lines, high temperatures, and lots of thirsty concertgoers. It was the second time the festival has been held, after being forced to cancel the 2020 event due to the pandemic.
Sarah Jarosz joins Southern Craft Radio with Joy Williams on Apple Music Country to talk about her Texas Roots, songwriting, her goals for the next decade as she turns 30, and her latest album Blue Heron Suite. Tune in and listen to full episode today (June 6) at 12pm PT / 2pm CT / 3pm ET or anytime on-demand at apple.co/_SouthernCraft
Sarah Jarosz on the first venue that was special to her
The 2021 lineup for Railbird Festival has been revealed and it is stacked with several amazing acts spanning multiple genres. The two-day festival will be held August 28-29, 2021.
Saturday headliners Dave Matthews Band and Sunday headliners My Morning Jacket will set the tone for the weekend, although dozens of other bands and artists are included on the lineup.
eTown’s Free 30th b’Earthday Celebration To Feature Bob Weir, Sam Bush, Lyle Lovett, And More This Thursday, April 22nd
In honor of 30 years of extraordinary live music paired with social and environmental programming, Colorado’s beloved radio show and multimedia nonprofit eTown is throwing a party for the ages, honoring both its 30th “b’Earthday” and eTown’s induction into Colorado Music Hall of Fame; Founders Nick and Helen Forster recently spoke about both with The Bluegrass Situation, read more
“If we don’t hold on, we’re lost,” says singer, songwriter, and revered guitarist John Smith, speaking on the meaning behind his song “Hold On”. The tune embodies a thread of hopefulness in a blanket of bad news; a thread that runs throughout his new full-length album, The Fray. Out March 26th, The Fray finds Smith writing his sixth album, grounded from his usually-busy touring schedule, and reeling from a cascade of even worse news in his personal life; wading through it all with a defiant positivity.
Rising Americana singer Danny Burns is back with his brand new single, “Many Moons Ago.” Serving as the first taste from the Irish-born hitmaker’s upcoming sophomore project slated for release in early 2021, the track features Grammy-winning singer Sarah Jarosz on vocals as well as octave mandolin. As previously announced, the record will be released via Bonfire Music Group, who will handle marketing and distribution.
Railbird Festival, the Lexington-based, world-class music festival produced by AC Entertainment and Lexington entrepreneur David Helmers, is proud to present its 2020 lineup. Grammy Award-winning artists topping the weekend’s bill include Americana standout Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and singer-songwriter Maren Morris. The festival will return to the Grounds at Keeneland, August 22-23, 2020.
About Sarah Jarosz: With her fourth album, Undercurrent, Sarah Jarosz makes a studied departure from her previous records, shifting the emphasis from her skills as a multi-instrumentalist to her songwriting and vocal performance. Undercurrent accentuates the growth and maturity that Jarosz, now 25, has achieved since graduating from New England Conservatory and moving to New York City. The change in approach garnered Jarosz two Grammy Awards in 2017-for Best Folk Album Year for Undercurrent and for Best American Roots Performance for "House Of Mercy".