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In Memorium: Terrance “Turk” Gaines

In Memorium: Terrance “Turk” Gaines In June of 2015, my wife and I moved halfway across the country to Baltimore, MD. There I began a partnership with Heady Entertainment, helping them promote live music events in the Mid-Atlantic. On September 8, 2015, I received a random Facebook friend request from someone I had never met […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Hot August Music Festival 2018

Hot August Music Festival Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD August 18, 2018 Another Hot August Music Festival in the books! What a great time as always! Omari Banks kicked off a beautiful day with some reggae vibes, followed by some shredding bluegrass from the Dirty Grass Players. Cris Jacobs blew the roof off of the […]

Opposite Box Continues Its Rock & Roll Domination

OPPOSITE BOX TAKES ON THE SOUTHEAST! Tennessee-based jazz-rock band gears up for late Summer tour dates Opposite Box, the genre bending quartet from Chattanooga, TN, is gearing up for a trek across the Southeast that will see the band landing at two highly lauded music and arts festivals, as well as some of the most notable […]

Hot August 2018 – The Rundown

Hot August Music Festival Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD August 18, 2018 It’s that time of year again! Hot August Music Festival has snuck up on us once again. The veteran three-stage festival draws national, regional and local talent to perform, while bringing in fans from all over the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. The 2018 lineup […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Love Canon – Cover Story

Love Canon – Cover Story Over the past eight years, Love Canon has gradually picked up the torch of Appalachian bluegrass, carrying on one of the region’s oldest traditions. The band’s latest release, Cover Story, is a nine-track effort consisting of guest-filled bluegrass versions of ‘80s pop classics. Love Canon enlists an all-star cast of […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Hot Buttered Rum – Lonesome Panoramic

Hot Buttered Rum – Lonesome Panoramic Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and born out of a mutual love for acoustic music, Hot Buttered Rum has graced stages around the country for nearly two decades. The five-piece band independently released its sixth studio album, Lonesome Panoramic, on July 20, 2018, showing a true mastery […]

Revelator Hill Releases New Single Ahead of Northeast Tour

REVELATOR HILL – MY EVERYTHING Bobby Thompson, of Revelator Hill, got off the road in April, following a year-long tour supporting ‘Atlantic Detour’ and ‘Live By The Creek.’ After returning home, he dove into the only thing he knows and started writing right away. After uploading an acoustic version of ‘My Everything’ to YouTube, with […]

John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring Announce Live Album Release

JOHN MCLAUGHLIN and JIMMY HERRING TRAILBLAZING GUITARISTS, COMPOSERS, AND BANDLEADERS TO RELEASE LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO ON SEPTEMBER 21 “This recording of the final set at the Warfield Theatre brings to full circle the amazing advent of The Mahavishnu Orchestra In 1971, and its renaissance on this night in San Francisco.” mused the boundary-shattering guitarist […]

Chad Elliott & The Redemptions Set To Release Rest Heavy

Chad Elliott & The Redemptions Release Rest Heavy on August 10, 2018 Bluesy, Rockin’ and Soulful Original Music Recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis Iowa singer-songwriter, artist and author, Chad Elliott, independently releases Rest Heavy: The Sun Studio Sessions on August 10, 2018. Elliott’s writing weaves love, loss and forgiveness into well-worn lyrics with timeless […]

RAGIN’ REVIEW & INTERVIEW: Leftover Salmon – Something Higher

Leftover Salmon – Something Higher For the better part of three decades, Leftover Salmon has been in a constant state of creative development. When the band is on break from tour, its members are on the road with various other projects, always absorbing and learning from each and every experience. Anyone who has ever taken […]