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
If, like me, you missed a chance to catch Chatham County Line’s “electric” show, you’re in luck.
The Raleigh, North Carolina-based acoustic string ensemble played the set last year at MerleFest and the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s annual festival.
But they’re far from done.
These harmonic boys, whose music has been described as falling somewhere between Del McCoury and the Jayhawks, are back in Richmond, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; and Saxapahaw, North Carolina, over the next three days.
Trust me, you don’t want to miss this show. Continue reading
If you haven’t heard the music of Molly Tuttle, rest assured, after this week you will.
The newest artist to sign on to the Compass Records roster, she’s the first woman in the 27-year history of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards to be nominated for Guitar Player of the Year, the only instrumental category that had not yet nominated a woman. She’s also nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. The 2017 Awards Show will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Hall. Continue reading
The Bluegrass Situation and PineCone have announced that the second annual “Shout & Shine: A Celebration of Diversity in Bluegrass” will take place during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2017 World of Bluegrass business conference. The showcase, which works to foster representation and inclusion of the diverse artists, musicians and professionals who love and create bluegrass and roots music, will be held from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at The Pour House in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is part of IBMA’s official showcase schedule/lineup, The Bluegrass Ramble. Continue reading
The following was first published earlier today on The Huffington Post here.
It’s been six years since North Carolina-based <a href=”http://www.jacktheradio.com/home” target=”_hplink”>Jack the Radio</a> took aim at what members of the group called the “groove-heavy, southern-tinged gap” in the Raleigh music scene.
I had the pleasure of hearing this alt-country Southern rock band play live at <a href=”http://calebcaudle.com/” target=”_hplink”>Caleb Caudle</a>’s “Carolina Ghost” album release show earlier this year at <a href=”http://www.the-garage.ws/” target=”_hplink”>The Garage</a> in Winston-Salem. Now, Jack the Radio has its own release to share.
On Friday, April 1, the indie, roots rockers will celebrate the band’s newest music video “Bad Man” at a release party during Raleigh’s First Friday events. Continue reading