Fans of Leftover Salmon are used to being surprised by this slamgrass Colorado-based band and its 2018 release “Something Higher” on LoS Records does not disappoint. In fact, the surprises come long before the May 4 release in the form of a chance at a number of unique prizes for anyone who pre-orders the album featuring 12 original songs. Continue reading
The three-day festival celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos and free live music at the USNWC. The festival features a variety of outdoor sport competitions that include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, among others
The musical acts include Lettuce, Deer Tick, Shakey Graves, Susto, The Wood Brothers, Grammy-award winning The Infamous Stringdusters and Nikki Bluhm.
The ford is the first known crossing point along the Catawba River that was traveled by Native Americans and European settlers. The Ford allowed travelers coming from the western part of the state to reach the key intersection of the Tuckaseegee Trail and the great Trading Path, the area now known as Center City Charlotte. As the area continued to grow, the Ford became a crucial crossing point for travelers and traders during and after the Revolutionary War. Located next to the USNWC on the Catawba River, Sadler Island is a visible reminder of the Tuckaseegee Ford and its historical significance.
As I sit here on a rainy Sunday afternoon, it seems appropriate that I’m listening to Dom Wier‘s first solo EP release, “New Waters.”
Maybe it’s because we both grew up in Southern Illinois, but I can relate to this mix of hillbilly rock and roots combined with bluesy, moving ballads. Weir’s songs make me want to jump in my Chevy and take a winding country cruise through the hills and the hollers with the windows rolled down and the radio blasting. Continue reading
In light of the fact that West Virginia native and Grammy-winning, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien is bringing his prodigious talents to Asheville and Raleigh this weekend with “The Banjo Tramps,” today’s Flashback Friday is an interview I had the privilege of conducting at Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival a few years ago. Continue reading
Wise Man Brewing in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is celebrating its first anniversary with four days of exclusive beer releases (as they should) and live music (because what’s a party without music?). Continue reading