The Bluegrass Situation

Roots Culture Redefined
  • MIXTAPE: Kimber Ludiker

    Mixtape

    Have you heard Della Mae?  This five-female bluegrass powerhouse was recently nominated for IBMA's Emerging Artist of the Year Award, and has been making waves on the festival circuit throughout the country.  And the Belles of Bluegrass are about to take their sound to a [much] wider audience ...

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  • MIXTAPE: Chris Pandolfi

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    When Chris Pandolfi took to the stage at last night's IBMA Awards in Nashville, he was ready to take things a little off script.  'Presenting an award in T minus 45 mins. I plan to throw a wicked curve at the teleprompter operator.' he Tweeted from backstage.  Really, though, that's how the ...

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  • MIXTAPE: Woody Platt

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     WOODY PLATT's music is something of a dichotomy.    The sound of his band, The Steep Canyon Rangers, is tight and traditional bluegrass, while their lyrics belie much more contemporary topics (for an example of this, check out their tune with Steve Martin, Atheists Don't Have No ...

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  • MIXTAPE: Sarah Jarosz

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    Anyone who attended Sarah Jarosz's previous LA performance knows that they were privy to something pretty special last June.  When the 21-year-old mando and banjo playing prodigy took to the Hotel Cafe stage a year ago, the packed room was nothing short of entranced.  This Thursday, Jarosz makes a return appearance in our fair city, playing the Troubadour on August 9 (tickets available here).  Before she arrived, Sarah shared the top five songs she's been playing for this month's MIXTAPE....

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  • MIXTAPE: Sara Watkins

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    Sara Watkins is a very busy lady.  Between her new solo album (Sun Midnight Sun, available here), extensive touring schedule (she recently wrapped a tour with Dawes, and is currently opening for Jackson Browne), and monthly appearances with brother Sean Watkins on the Largo stage for the ...

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