Acclaimed bluegrass stalwarts YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND have collected their favorite jams from the Spring Tour 2018 and have made seven tracks available for free via Soundcloud starting this past Friday, April 20. The songs include stretched-out originals and covers of the Grateful Dead ("Fire On The Mountain"), Talking Heads ("Girlfriend Is Better") and Del McCoury ("All Aboard").
Mood and muse, two inexplicably intertwined elements of an ethereal nature, yet their power to move both body and mind know no bounds. Flowing throughout the in-between like gravity and wind, these forces are foundational and creative to the many worlds that arise out of the relationship of things, out of the happenings originated by togetherness; a place born betwixt seed and light, lung and tree, heart and rhythm, a place where all things come together to form each thing (each moment) throughout all size and time. And where all things come together—so too, does mood and muse.<
The second day of Coachella 2018 began much more pleasant and organized than the first. An armada of buses awaited festival goers at each of the myriad bus stops in contrast to a shortage of transportation the first day. A small of army of security personnel sorted through the personal belongings of the masses efficiently, getting people through the gates as quickly as possible.
Bozeman-based bluegrass phenomena Kitchen Dwellers have been sweeping the nation with their high energy, fast-paced style, and unique tone. It’s a style that’s earned them the title “Galaxy Grass,” and one that comes with high expectations that they certainly live up to.
Georgia-based Americana/indie rocker Tedo Stone has announced the release of his third full-length LP Summer Sun and has shared the lead single at PopMatters, who praised the song as "a sunbathed, nostalgic, and folkish rock sound evocative of acts like Okkervil River or Neutral Milk Hotel." Stone has also announced two sets at the 2018 Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, Ga.--May 3rd supporting the Whigs at Terminal West for the festival's kickoff party, and May 6th on the festival grounds proper.
Paul Rodgers is returning to where it all began, by celebrating the 50th anniversary of Free. Fans fortunate enough to get a ticket to the sold-out performance at London's Royal Albert Hall witnessed a truly unique event. On June 22, 2018, fans worldwide will be able to experience the magic, captured for a live recording, set to be released by Quarto Valley Records.
BIG Something is a 6-piece jam band who has been taking the jam scene by storm. Saturday, April 14th, BIG Something took the stage at a Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins, Colorado. The night started off as excited fans strolled into the bar. Not only for Big Something, but big fans of the opening bands as well. I personally never heard of these bands before that night, but I was blown away.
Pearl Jam stands with all Montanans who believe we are at our best when every voice is heard. Through grassroots organizing and mobilization we support those fighting for Montana values across all Montana communities.
Montana is home to bassist Jeff Ament who grew up in Big Sandy, went to the University of Montana, and still lives part-time in Missoula. We are excited to be back in Jeff’s home state.
Highlighted by spirited headlining performances by The Devil Makes Three (Saturday), The Infamous Stringdusters (Friday), and Railroad Earth (Sunday), there was a profound additional component to this year’s WinterWonderGrass Tahoe. The weather. Before turning all sunny on Sunday, Friday and Saturday’s proceedings included periodic showers of snow, graupel (look it up), and a little rain.