The Bluegrass Situation: Roots Culture Redefined

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3x3: Jenn Rawling on Climate Change, Rainy Days, and Etta JamesArtist: Jenn Rawling Hometown: Sheboygan WI Latest Album: Golden Colors Personal Nicknames: Chooch Blue cosmic hand. #workingartist #paintthestuff A post shared by Jenn Rawling (@jennrawling) on Aug 12, 2017 at 6:50pm PDT If you could go back (or forward) to live in any decade, when would you choose? Because of…
ColumnsOct 10, 2017

Artist: Rising AppalachiaHometown: Atlanta, GA. The dirty South.Latest Album: ALIVEPersonal Nicknames (or Rejected Band Names): The band considered the Grassy RootHeads, Squalor, RISE, but Rising Appalachia was the name of our first album and it stuck as the band name 12 years ago.Leah: L-Dogg, Snake Eyes, Leo, Leah the Lip, Sito, Wakes Talking, chief meteorologistChloe: Chlo-Bo, Bo, Boskers, Trisket…

ColumnsOct 6, 2017

“Roots” is an impossibly broad term that reasonably encompasses every strain of American music, from folk and country and gospel to bluegrass and blues and rock, from hollers, reels, and jigs to ballads, anthems, and laments. That makes for an incredibly diverse catalog of songs and albums that fall under that heading. Each month Stephen…

ColumnsOct 5, 2017

Artist: Ira WolfHometown: Missoula, MTLatest Album: The Closest Thing to HomePersonal Nicknames: N/A Alright, enough guessing! I'm so excited to announce that I'm teaming up with @bendwesty as I head toward Descend On Bend October 5-8. I'll be sharing a night of music alongside @thelastrevel and @the_coteries that Saturday night, and will be rolling in style…

ColumnsOct 4, 2017

Artist: May CheungHometown: Richmond, BCLatest Album: The DeparturePersonal Nicknames: Maymay, Mayday L.A., No. 7 Thank you, Chris. We love you.A post shared by May Cheung (@maycheungmusic) on Jun 26, 2017 at 5:51pm PDTWhat's the best concert you've ever attended?RadioheadHow many unread emails or texts currently fill your inbox?Inbox: 3,000+How many pillows do you sleep with?2 When life…

ColumnsOct 3, 2017

Artist: Gabrielle ShonkHometown: Born in Providence, Rhode Island / Raised/Living in Quebec City, CanadaLatest Album: Gabrielle Shonk Personal Nicknames: Shonk, Gab, Gab Shonk, Shonky, Shonky Shonkator, The Shonkinator Bye, bye les Îles!  Merci pour un court séjour inoubliable. Le Vieux Treuil comble c'était absolument magique. On se dit à bientôt j'espère! . . . #tripauxilesA post shared by…