Photo by Steven Sebring Frontman Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow recalls a conversation with the president of one of the major labels about eight years ago when he was asked, “Hey, man, what are […]
Arizona isn’t known to be a hotbed for bluegrass acts, but I’ve been watching Tucson’s Run Boy Run since they won a spot on the 2012 Telluride bill. In September, the band released Something to […]
Photo by Caroline Bittencourt Over the last decade, Copenhagen’s Danish String Quartet has gained the attention of the global classical scene, winning all kinds of recognition and performing on some of the world’s most prestigious […]
Earlier this year, Frankenstein, Dracula and the Bride of Frankenstein joined Robby Hecht to shoot the video for “Soon I Was Sleeping,” a gorgeous track off of Hecht’s self-titled album (Amazon & Spotify). This […]
Stash Wyslousch, guitarist and vocalist for The Deadly Gentlemen and the only man in bluegrass who wears a headband, is cooking up a solo project of originals that mix his heavy-metal-loving past with his later-found […]
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 […]
It’s a packed week’s end, and our fingers are double-crossed that you already managed to lock down your Robert Plant tickets for tonight. If not, not to worry. Anais Mitchell and/or Chris Thile will make […]
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 […]