From now until the end of time, we'll be asking you to Get Off Your Ass with monthly concert picks. We're taking a look at the top shows we want to see in L.A., Nashville, and New York.
Darlingside // March 2 // Hotel Cafe // Tickets
Darlingside’s dreamy, one-voice harmonies drive the engine of the group’s self-described “string rock.” Their latest, Not to Disappear, is out now.
Leon Bridges with Son Little // March 19-20 // The Wiltern // Tickets
Bridges is the hottest act around with a vintage flare and Sam Cooke-esque, swoon-worthy vocals while opener Son Little puts an urban edge on to his version of nostalgic soul.
Elephant Revival & Mandolin Orange // March 24 // The Troubadour // Tickets
The diversified music of Elephant Revival incorporates influences from Celtic music to jazz to reggae to create a rounded-out genre of folk. The duo Mandolin Orange continue to maximize their beautifully throaty harmonies and classic bluegrass-folk.
Daughter // March 25 // The Theater at Ace Hotel // Tickets
A glorious blend of folk vocals and soft electronics provide a foundation for the quiet celestial music from Daughter.
Anders Osborne (with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds) // March 31 // The Troubadour // Tickets
Osborne strokes a rockin’ blues guitar that could feel at home in a swamp-side bar near the bayou and Sister Sparrow (and her Dirty Birds) bring sparkling funk and soul to match as a supporting act.
Elizabeth Cook (with special guests) // March Residency (March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) // The 5 Spot // Tickets
A member of the Grand Ole Opry family for over 15 years, Miss Cook showcases bright, tight country vocals with honest songwriting.
Deer Tick with Mutual Benefit // March 2 // City Winery // Tickets
Deer Tick’s party energy and riff-raff vibes mixed with an introduction by Mutual Benefit’s psychedelic, scenic sounds come together for an enveloping evening at City Winery.
Tedeschi Trucks Band // March 3-5 // Ryman Auditorium // Tickets
Hot on the tail of their latest album release, Let Me Get By, Tedeschi Trucks brings yet another perfectly aged and blended batch of soulfulness, twang, and rock.
John Prine // March 11-12 // Ryman Auditorium // Tickets
The immensely talented John Prine brings his timeless storytelling to the music cathedral of Nashville.
The Life and Songs of Kris Kristofferson feat. Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood, and more. // March 16 // Bridgestone Arena // Tickets
A killer lineup of legends paying tribute to a master songwriter in Kristofferson … all in one night.
HoneyHoney // March 2 // Knitting Factory // Tickets
Rock 'n' roll with twang coloring, vocalist Suzanne Santo brings a dark rasp layered on heavier guitar, drums, and bass that contrasts the plucking of a banjo beautifully.
Jim Campilongo with Nels Cline, Chris Morrissey, and Josh Dion // March Mondays (March 7, 14, 21, 28) // Rockwood Stage 2 // Free
Campilongo’s tunes are a melt-worthy layer cake of bending blues guitar, jazz improvisation, and country swing.
Judah and the Lion // March 31 // Gramercy Theatre // Tickets
If you’re missing the early sound of Mumford and Sons, Judah and the Lion homes in on the energy of nu-folk pushed by rolling banjo and filled out with warm strings and harmonies.
Jake Bugg // March 21 // Bowery Ballroom // Tickets
You’d most certainly recognize this Brit’s song “Lightning Bolt,” but take a listen to his new single, “On My One,” and feel the depth of '60s/'70s folk and blues echoing throughout.
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn // March 1 // 92nd Street Y // Tickets
With another Grammy to add to their collection — for Best Folk Album 2016 — the husband/wife duo combines an epic musicianship of the banjo with an innovative and diverse playfulness that makes each performance from them truly magical. GO and see the sparks fly.