September always brings a slew of good new records and this year has been no different as Joe Fletcher, Justin Townes Earle, Ryan Adams, and Delta Spirit all released Americana goods in the last few […]
Last week, Bay Area-based bluegrass band Front Country released Sake of Sound (Spotify, Amazon) just prior to two stops in NYC this week. Fronted by friends of gcb Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman, who have […]
Pokey LaFarge kicked off the Central Time Tour of middle America one week ago and has another week to go. The lineup of bands, which ranges from Appalachian folk to Cajun dancehall music and more, is everything we like: former Carolina Chocolate Drop Dom Flemons, Joel Savoy, Jesse Lége and the Cajun Country Revival, The Tillers and The Loot Rock Gang. Just before a performance at Nashville’s Mercury Lounge on Saturday night, all of the bands got together backstage for this fantastic cover of the old traditional, “Mama Don’t Allow,” featuring LaFarge and Flemons on vox.
Check out the remaining CTT dates and then an extended tour for Flemons after the video.
A few weeks ago at the Summer Hoot, I finally got to meet up with Jeremy Quentin, the Flint, MI-based folk singer who performs under the banner of Small Houses. I first heard about Quentin […]
Show calendars are back with a vengeance after a health-reprieve, and here’s a quick unloading of what you need to see this weekend. Because I’d feel pretty guilty to not let you know. Of note […]
Orchestral folk bands, which seemed to start popping up everywhere a few years back, are interesting to me for a bunch of reasons. Partly, I’m just blown away at the fact that bands with tons […]
Classic country singer J.P. Harris has a classic country tale. He left his California home on foot before he was even old enough to drive, hitchhiking across the country for four years and settling in […]
On Tuesday night, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Anthony D’Amato, who turned heads back in 2010 for his Princeton dorm-recorded debut, celebrated the release of his New West Records debut, The Shipwreck from The Shore (Amazon & Spotify), […]
Last week, the good folks at The Bluegrass Situation debuted a phenomenal short film that chronicles the Japanese tour by our friends in Mipso. The fifteen-minute film, which was shot, produced and edited by the band’s […]
Last weekend, I made it upstate for one of three days at the 2nd Annual Summer Hoot – a fun little festival with a big lineup put together by my friends Mike + Ruthy on […]