Steep Canyon Rangers
Brooklyn Vegan premiered the video for “Take My Mind” shot live in-studio during the recording session at the iconic Southern Ground Studios in Nashville and features Oliver Wood and Michael Bearden.
Music is the lifeblood of the Triangle, and for fifty years, Carrboro’s live music venue Cat’s Cradle has been the heart that keeps it pumping. But like many independent music venues across the country, Cat’s Cradle is in trouble. With its concert calendar canceled and the building shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the club is struggling to cover rent and basic overhead costs. With the prospect of drastically reduced revenue even after shows return, there is a growing need to help it survive until things normalize.
North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville, NC on May 8-9, 2020. The annual event, which pairs live music with craft beer and community, will welcome GRAMMY-winning bluegrass outfit Steep Canyon Rangers, roots troubadour Hayes Carll, regional newgrass pioneers Acoustic Syndicate, acclaimed songwriter Jill Andrews, and a variety of additional performers to its stage this year.
Now in its 35th year and in its 11th year at its current setting, Grey Fox has hosted virtually every notable luminary of the bluegrass, progressive string, and acoustic musical genres.
In just a couple of months, on July 18-21, North Plains, Oregon will see the return of one of the country’s premier bluegrass and roots music festivals, Northwest String Summit. Hosted every year by presiding band Yonder Mountain String Band, the four-day event will see top-billing sets from other veteran performers like The Infamous Stringdusters and Trampled By Turtles, as well as invite newcomers from across the musical spectrum, like Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Dark Star Orchestra, Galactic and more.
Now that MerleFest, presented by Window World, is only one week away, annual festival-goers have surely begun planning their weekends. For those who have not, however, here are five sure-to-be epic experiences that shouldn’t be missed. Make a note or two and join a welcoming legion of music fans in Wilkesboro, N.C., from April 25th to 28th at MerleFest.