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7 Artists We're Itching to See at MerleFestAs winter begins to thaw and festival season creeps in with the spring flowers, we find ourselves looking forward to one thing: MerleFest. Held in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the four-day festival -- taking place April 27-30 this time around -- hosts the biggest names in bluegrass, old-time, and acoustic music,…
MusicOct 20, 2017

There's nothing quite like a sad song that isn’t actually sad at all, or a happy song that's anything but. It feels good to condition the emotions and not let things get too caught up in the predictable, the status quo. We're programmed to think that minor keys and slow acoustics always mean that lyrics…

MusicOct 20, 2017

Life in Trump’s America doesn’t end at the country’s borders. The present-day era’s global scope means that, sonar-like, the current U.S. president’s impact tears across the world, including upward to the country’s endearing northern neighbor. Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn wrote his new album, Bone on Bone, under the unnerving atmosphere that has settled like grey…

MusicOct 19, 2017

Artist: 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 climate change, I'm actually terrified…

MusicOct 19, 2017

Artist: Blake Reid Band Hometown: Dogpound, Alberta Song: “No Roads In” (Live at NMC Showcase) Album Title: No Roads In Release Date: 2018 In Their Words: “The making of the No Roads In documentary film and album was a much needed inspirational breath for all involved. The old, abandoned farmhouse felt like a beacon pulling us…

MusicOct 18, 2017

Guitar virtuoso Billy Strings (born William Apostol) is on the road somewhere between here and there, when he picks up the phone. That question “Where exactly?” gives him pause. “The other day, I couldn’t remember where I was,” he admits, a note of earnestness betraying his 25 years of age. It’s that sweet natured tendency…