Hailing from Richmond, VA, The Trongone Band is touring in support of their 2017 debut album, “Keys to the House”, released on Harmonized Records. With a sound that Paste Magazine likens to the “freak-outs of My Morning Jacket with the Muscle Shoals-inspired Leslie speakers and The Band’s narrative storytelling”, The Trongone Band is turning heads and making an impact on the Southern Rock ‘n’ Soul and Americana scenes.
One Grass + Two Grass = Bluegrass + Newgrass. There are certainly plenty more sums, factors, outcomes and equivalents in the equation, but one thing is certain, almost scientific: One Grass Two Grass’ style of reinvented and revived modern bluegrass sounds usually equate to a hip-swayin, barn-stormin’ rip roarin’ good time! The SF Bay band has steadily gained an active fan base since its inception, largely as a result of active touring, festival appearances and down-home word-of-mouth generosity.
During the middle of his headlining set at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Thursday night, Dave Davies dedicated a song to "My brother Raymond" which included the lyrics "In my heart I'm just a boy, just a boy, just a boy." This is from his latest release, last year's "Open Road," a collaboration with Dave's son Russ Davies.
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.