With so many high-profile tours and new releases competing for our attention in the early half of Summer 2023, it’s more than forgivable if you’ve let a few of them get by you. (We here at Grateful Web certainly feel the ‘crush of the new’, and we sense all too well the summer shooting by, bullet-wise. Y’know, sometimes, we just have to shoot backward to catch up!) However, one rock album that you shouldn’t let slip off your personal radar – especially if your head and heart favor a well-percolated mixture of Classic and progressive rock, blues, jazz and folk – is Peace.
“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” has been at it for well over a half century, delivering rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio to millions of devoted fans. With iconography as distinctive as their sound, ZZ TOP is virtually synonymous with beards, hotrod cars, spinning guitars and that magic keychain, all of which transcend geography and language.
Two-time Blues Music Award nominees The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, often referred to as “the greatest front-porch blues band in the world,” has announced they will tour with “That ;Little Ol’ Band from Texas” — ZZ Top. The Big Damn Band has announced a run of dates with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers for the fall as well as their own tour.
Larkin Poe, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated sister duo comprised of Atlanta-bred, Nashville-based multi-instrumentalists Rebecca and Megan Lovell, have unveiled a number of high-profile performances. The upcoming schedule begins with a remarkable rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” filmed live on a Nashville rooftop and set for broadcast on FS1’s NASCAR Race Hub tonight, April 21, at 6:00 PM (EST), officially kicking off FOX Sports’ coverage of NASCAR’s Spring Tripleheader Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway (April 24-25).
Mick Fleetwood & Friends Release First Single - "The Green Manalishi" Featuring Billy Gibbons & Kirk Hammett
Each year an armada of musicians, manufacturers, DJ’s and music lovers descends on Anaheim, California, for the annual NAMM show. The January trade show features a dizzying array of new equipment and a plethora of private and public concerts at nearby venues. But the most impressive bash each year has to be the “Gibson Live At The Grove: Featuring Music Legends New Icons.” The company takes over the 1700 seat City National Grove of Anaheim and converts it into a giant lounge with tables for 1200 guests.
Day 2 of the first annual Exit 111 Festival in Manchester Tennessee turned bright and sunny after a chilly drizzly morning. By the time the music began just before 1 pm, warm sunshine had begun to bathe the venue, offering a comfortable backdrop to the longest day of the three-day event. The sports bar had been open since 9 am and was filled with passionate alcohol-infused fans cheering on their various teams.