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MIXTAPE: Will Kimbrough’s Memorial Day Playlist
Mixtape

MIXTAPE: Will Kimbrough’s Memorial Day Playlist

When I was asked to put together a Mixtape for BGS, I was on my way from Jazz Fest in New Orleans to a Warrior PATHH/Songwriting With Soldiers post-traumatic growth trip to Southwest Missouri. My mind was making the transition from pure pleasure a...
By: Guest Columnist
Premieres

You Gotta Hear This: New Music From Andy Leftwich, Vestal Brothers, and More

You know we always have your back when you need new music recommendations, right? This week, we’re sharing premieres from extraordinary bluegrass pickers like fiddler Andy Leftwich and the Vestal Brothers, Curtis and Scott. Plus, singer-songwriters Eden Brent and Annie Bacon each showcase n...
Video Premiere

WATCH: Meadow Mountain, “Count Me In” (SkyTheory Sessions)

Artist: Meadow Mountain Hometown: Denver, Colorado Song: “Count Me In” Album: June Nights Release Date: May 22, 2024 (Editor’s Note: Over the last four weeks, Colorado-based bluegrass band Meadow Mountain has premiered a series of exclusive, live performance videos of tracks from thei...
Contests and Giveaways

ANNOUNCING: Sixthman Soundcheck – Your Act Could Join the Cayamo 2025 Lineup

The 17th Edition of Cayamo’s Journey Through Song – the premier roots music cruise experience – has announced the “second wave” of their 2025 lineup. With it, they’ve also unveiled Sixthman Soundcheck presented by BGS. It’s the chance of a lifetime for 3 awesome acts...
Friends & Neighbors

Watch Wyatt Flores and Sierra Hull Duet on a Tyler Childers Cover

 Last week, before the Turnpike Troubadours headlined the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, two phenomenal young pickers also on the show bill stepped out into “the house” to perform Tyler Childers’ “Shake The Frost.” Guitarist Wyatt Flores, a cur...
Music

ANNOUNCING: Only Vans with Bri Bagwell Joins BGS Podcast Network

BGS is excited to announce the addition of Only Vans with Bri Bagwell to the BGS Podcast Network! Beginning today, May 20, the show – which is recorded from inside Bagwell’s tour van – will be distributed and promoted by BGS alongside hit podcasts such as Toy Heart and Basic Folk, and joini...
Premieres

You Gotta Hear This: New Music From Rising Appalachia, Tim O’Brien, and More

What a week in music! Not only has our Artist of the Month, Kaia Kater, released her new album Strange Medicine today, but we’ve also got an absolutely incredible premiere round-up filled to bursting with brand new videos, songs, and tracks. First, there’s transcendent sister duo Risi...
Artist of the Month

The True Healing Found in Kaia Kater’s ‘Strange Medicine’

A deep reflection born from a time of the extreme silence and noise of the pandemic, Kaïa Kater’s new album, Strange Medicine (out today, May 17), digs into the feelings society tells us not to feel, imagines healing and revenge from abuses, and reckons with themes of racism and sexism of the pas...
Video Premiere

WATCH: Meadow Mountain, “Waiting for Tomorrow” (SkyTheory Sessions)

Artist: Meadow Mountain Hometown: Denver, Colorado Song: “Waiting for Tomorrow” Album: June Nights Release Date: May 13, 2024 (single) (Editor’s Note: Over the last few weeks, Colorado-based bluegrass band Meadow Mountain has premiered a series of exclusive, live performance videos of...
Song Premiere

LISTEN: Alisa Amador, “Heartless Author” (Feat. Madison Cunningham)

Artist: Alisa Amador Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts Song: “Heartless Author” (featuring Madison Cunningham) Album: Multitudes Release Date: June 7, 2024 Label: Thirty Tigers In Their Words: “Alisa has so much poise, playfulness, and honesty in her writing, with the most velvet ...
Interview

Mental Health, Healing, and Redemption Flow From Becky Buller’s ‘Jubilee’

With her work as a songwriter and as a sidewoman, Becky Buller made a name for herself long before she became a bandleader. In 2015, after becoming a mother, she realized the need to control her own schedule and reluctantly began a touring career under her own name. But for someone more comfortab...
5+5

BGS 5+5: Malachi Graham

Artist: Malachi Graham Hometown: Portland, Oregon Latest Album: Caretaker What’s your favorite memory from being on stage? The Portland release show for my new album Caretaker in January was both surreal and sublime, in the best way. It was a month and two days after I had emergency brain s...
Mixtape

MIXTAPE: Books, Story, & Poetry by Ordinary Elephant

As humans, we have a history of turning to story for comfort, direction, and preservation – a way to keep the present alive in the future. Story can be found in books, poetry, song, and our minds and mouths. This playlist starts with our song, “Once Upon a Time,” which was born of our...
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