The Bluegrass Situation: Roots Culture Redefined
MusicFeb 23, 2018

Before she won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, Gaelynn Lea was a member of the music community in northern Minnesota, where she had been playing and performing for most of her life. She never thought of her music or her songwriting as an activist statement; she simply focused on her haunting fiddle -- deftly and creatively…

MusicFeb 23, 2018

As fiddles and banjos have become increasingly commonplace in mainstream music, the spirit of a string band -- one that's predicated on a kind of pure, punk-rock joy -- has often taken a back seat to a more earnest, precious treatment. But in Appalachia, that traditionalism was about skill, about a kinetic energy, about falling…

MusicFeb 22, 2018

We're thrilled to announce Jubilee: A Celebration of Jerry Garcia, taking place on Friday, March 30 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Presented by BGS, Goldenvoice, and the Jerry Garcia Family, Jubilee gathers a wide range of artists and acolytes who loved Garcia all celebrating his songbook, his legacy, and…

MusicFeb 22, 2018

Artist: Will Stewart Hometown: Birmingham, AL Song: "Heaven Knows Why" Album: County Seat Release Date: April 6, 2018 Label: Cornelius Chapel Records In Their Words: "It starts out referencing getting burnt out chasing the party, but not knowing how to stop because it’s all you know. The second verse hints at finding understanding via giving up the…

MusicFeb 22, 2018

It's not every day you see someone in the Nashville scene who has ditched the denim and opted for glitz and glam. It's also not every day you meet someone like Nashville-based, Australian singer/songwriter Bex Chilcott (aka Ruby Boots). In an endless sea of cuffed denim, Bex is sure to catch your eye. (By the…