While Nashville seems to be the escape plan of most NYC-based musicians these days, Andy Stack moved upstate to Hudson after 13 years playing “every gig in town.” Tired of lugging his gear around on […]
Last night, Brooklyn-based bluegrass singer Michael Daves dropped a bomb on Kickstarter, announcing a campaign for a family pack of solo albums: It’s about time for me to make a solo album. I’m going for […]
10 String Symphony, the Nashville duo made up by virtuoso fiddler Christian Sedelmyer (Jerry Douglas Band) and old time fiddler Rachel Baiman, released their self-titled debut back in 2012 – an album with stunning harmonies, […]
Next Sunday, October 26th, Michael Daves will again host the Brooklyn Bluegrass Bash at The Bell House in Gowanus. In its third year, the Bash raises money for the Restoration Fund of Park Slope’s Old […]
Tonight at Rockwood, there’s a lot going on. Most notably, Punch Brother Noam Pikelny, recently crowned Banjo Player of the Year by IBMA, takes the stage with famed fiddler Stuart Duncan. The duo will play […]
Hozier’s performance of “Work Song” with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir was one of our favorite moments of the Newport Folk Festival this past summer (the backstage rehearsal I was lucky enough to catch was even more chilling than […]
Last week, jazz guitarist Julian Lage and progressive bluegrass guitarist Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers, Infamous Stringdusters) released their first full-length album, Avalon (Amazon & Spotify). A follow up to the duo’s EP, Close To Picture, the […]
Later this month, Cale Tyson, the classic country Texas-born Nashvillian, releases Cheater’s Wine (Amazon) – a new six-song EP. A follow up to his prior project, High On Lonesome, Cheater’s Wine carries the same refreshing departure […]
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 […]