Coming in strong on the heels of a nation-wide tour, capped off with a sold-out show at Boston's Paradise Rock Club and a jam-packed set on Cayamo Cruise, The Ghost of Paul Revere has revealed a new string of tour dates for spring 2019. The foot-stompin', folk-hollerin' boys of Maine will kick things off in the Northeast before embarking throughout New England.
As an alternative to the campout festival, the inaugural 4848 Festival is offering festival lovers an evolved summer experience. Taking place July 11 - 13 atop Snowshoe Mountain in Snowshoe, WV (at 4848’ above sea level), patrons get everything a festival has to offer, while experiencing premier accommodations within the resort’s Mountain Village, complete with modern amenities atypical to a three-day summer festival.
4848 Festival performing artists include:
Greensky Bluegrass (two nights)
Guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela are thrilled to announce plans for a major American tour. The headline dates begin May 4 at Austin, TX's ACL Live at the Moody Theater and then continues into early June. In addition, the renowned Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo will make a series of top-billed festival appearances, among them Cleveland, OH's LaureLive (June 9). The new tour dates follow a previously announced European tour, set to visit Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, England, and France through April.
Progressive bluegrass pioneers, the Infamous Stringdusters rolled into Eugene (Ore.), January 20, and lit-up the McDonald Theater with a typically brilliant performance. This fire-breathing, five-piece combo’s relentless determination to Dust damn near every town in the country has honed their live show into one of the most reliably “hot” tickets on the thriving jam-band circuit. Every set is a high-flying adventure.
While San Francisco has a rich history in live music, few independent venues exist outside of music group monopolies such as Live Nation, Another Planet, Golden Voice (owned by AEG), or SF Jazz. All politics aside, it’s becoming less common for a medium-capacity venue to operate independently, likely related to hugely inflated rent/operations costs and radius clauses. Just last week Great American Music Hall and Slims relinquished booking rights to Golden Voice and laid off its loyal longtime staff.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra invites audiences to join in on “A Whole New Summer” as a bold lineup and audience perks are announced for the 2019 summer season. Kroger Symphony on the Prairie is expanding to more than 30 concerts in its 38th year, and several new amenities will be available to patrons at the Conner Prairie Amphitheatre.
Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 28 CD’s as a leader to date), co-leading The Stryker/Slagle Band, Blue To The Bone or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.”
With poignant and thought provoking lyrics, Amy McCarley finds balance in a new perspective with the launch of MECO, her 3rd studio album, out February 8, 2019. After collaborating in writing new songs with Bluebird Cafe round-mate and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer, Pat Alger, McCarley returned to the studio with esteemed colleagues, co-producers Kenny Vaughan & George Bradfute to work on MECO, her highly anticipated follow up to 2014’s Jet Engines.
“I feel like the life of an 1800’s train robber can easily be compared to the life of a traveling musician,” states Tylor Ketchum, front man for the gritty Americana band, Tylor and the Train Robbers. “Of course we’re not killing people or stealing money along the way, but life on the road definitely can feel like the Wild West at times.” This band would know, touring 200 dates a year for the past few years, and they’ve done it without the help of a manager or booking agent.
Jared & The Mill have released "Dark Highways" - PRESS HERE to listen. "Dark Highways," which Relix pinpoints as one of the highlights of the band's forthcoming album, This Story Is No Longer Available (out 2/15/19), is an "anthemic examination of the touring lifestyle" which finds the band balancing his love for their family and friends with their addition to their transient lifestyle.