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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 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…

MusicOct 18, 2017

Artist: The White Buffalo Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Latest Album: Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights  Personal Nicknames: The Buff, Buffalo, Snacks, Hawk Shooting a video for Avalon!! 📸 @svitak #thewhitebuffalo #avalon #darkestdarkslightestlights A post shared by Thewhitebuffalo (@buffaloco) on Sep 19, 2017 at 7:28am PDT If you had to live the life of a character in a song,…

MusicOct 18, 2017

Artist: Faustina Masigat Hometown: Portland, OR Song: "One Day" Album: Faustina Masigat Release Date: January 26, 2018 Label: Mama Bird Recording Co. In Their Words: "I lost a lot of people and places I loved in the years leading up to recording this album. I wrote 'One Day' about the grief process -- the feeling that one's…