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MIXTAPE: Ben Reddell's Stars of the Grand Ole Echo
PlaylistsApr 1, 2021

Peggy Seeger is saying goodbye to recording and the road with First Farewell, which she's considering her likely final album in a career spanning seven decades. A folk legend in her own right, Seeger comes from a sterling musical pedigree, and she's ensuring that lineage continues by enlisting her sons Neill and Calum MacColl to…

MIXTAPE: Ben Reddell's Stars of the Grand Ole Echo
PlaylistsMar 8, 2021

We were both old-time music festival kids, showing up at our parents’ jams with dirt-covered feet, stopping for a moment to listen to the tunes and songs that would undoubtedly carry on late into the night. When we met and first played music, it wasn’t to write or sing songs, but to stay up all…

MIXTAPE: Ben Reddell's Stars of the Grand Ole Echo
PlaylistsMar 1, 2021

Valerie June is broadening her horizons with The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, a new album arriving this month on Fantasy Records. Upon revealing the project, she stated, “For this album I wanted to see how we could bring some modern elements into that band-in-the-room approach I’ve taken with my records in the past."…

MIXTAPE: Ben Reddell's Stars of the Grand Ole Echo
PlaylistsFeb 1, 2021

Even without continuing to tour the world, Black Pumas have lost very little momentum since the arrival of breakout singles like "Black Moon Rising," "Fire," and "Colors." The duo of Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada were shocked to land on the 2019 Grammy ballot as a contender for Best New Artist, and in 2020, they…

MIXTAPE: Ben Reddell's Stars of the Grand Ole Echo
PlaylistsDec 21, 2020

As sisters, our deepest musical influences come from the shared "Crock-Pot" of our household. Our mom is a classical singer and choral director, and daughter of an eccentric music-savant with an encyclopedic knowledge of Gilbert and Sullivan. Our Amish-born dad was raised in the shape note choral tradition, but flew the coop and became a…