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PHOTOS: Trampled by Turtles and the Unique Appeal of FreshGrass Bentonville
DispatchesApr 20, 2023

A small, enthusiastic audience of first arrivals chat in excited, hushed tones as they listen to Hubby Jenkins soundcheck into a pair of Ear Trumpet Labs microphones in the ballroom at Fort Worth, Texas’s Southside Preservation Hall. It’s an unseasonably cool Saturday afternoon in March, with crystal blue skies and wispy clouds backgrounding the historic…

PHOTOS: Trampled by Turtles and the Unique Appeal of FreshGrass Bentonville
DispatchesMar 29, 2018

Two weeks ago, BGS once again teamed up as media partner of the Brooklyn Country Cantina as it celebrated its 10th year at SXSW, expanding into the Eastside Doublewide double showcase. In conjunction with Hank & Ed Management, the day featured more than 25 Americana, bluegrass, and rock 'n' roll bands on three alternating stages in two adjacent venues…

PHOTOS: Trampled by Turtles and the Unique Appeal of FreshGrass Bentonville
DispatchesJun 15, 2017

River Whyless stepped onto the stage at That Tent while the temperature was still bearable, the dust was still minimal, and the sky was bright blue -- that signature Tennessee summer haze would come later. Their fiddle and harmonium wafted out over Centeroo like a roots music call to prayer. The BGS stage had begun!Aaron…

PHOTOS: Trampled by Turtles and the Unique Appeal of FreshGrass Bentonville
DispatchesMar 27, 2017

“This is one of the coolest, kindest, coziest, and vibey-ist things here at SXSW,” Langhorne Slim announced with a grin, as he kicked off this year’s Brooklyn Country Cantina, energizing the packed crowd that had come to enjoy the annual day-long party. The Cantina has been described by fans and musicians, alike, as a pilgrimage,…

PHOTOS: Trampled by Turtles and the Unique Appeal of FreshGrass Bentonville
DispatchesFeb 28, 2017

Of the three big roots music conferences -- World of Bluegrass, AmericanaFest, and Folk Alliance International -- Folk Alliance demands the most mental musical bandwidth. More than 1,000 musicians were on hand in Kansas City, Missouri, between February 15 and 19, organizing themselves into more than 3,000 individual showcases, designated either “official” (jury-selected for the…

PHOTOS: Trampled by Turtles and the Unique Appeal of FreshGrass Bentonville
PHOTOS: Trampled by Turtles and the Unique Appeal of FreshGrass Bentonville