Don’t Miss The 2017 Blue Ox Music Festival!

From June 8-10, 2017, thousands of roots music fans from across the glove will gather amongst the dense, sun-speckled pine forests of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the heart of Paul Bunyan country, to enjoy the world-class lineup that is this year’s Blue Ox Music… Continue Reading

Southern Folklife Collection Partners With Yep Roc Records To Release Rare Recordings

Music lovers will soon be able to own a piece of rare audio history, thanks to a partnership between the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yep Roc Records. “Music lovers and researchers… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 1/20/17

Brushwood Songs & Stories – Norman Blake Brushwood Songs & Stories, out today via Plectrafone Records, highlights the celebrated and six decade-long career of prolific songwriter and master of all things stringed, Norman Blake, who has indicated that this may be his… Continue Reading

“Up To Me” – New Music from Sera Cahoone

After three albums out via iconic Seattle-based alt-rock label Sub Pop Records, indiecana songcrafter and former Band of Horses drummer Sera Cahoone is embracing her earliest influences with her upcoming roots-centric album, From Where I Started, set for release March 24th. The Seattle-by-way-of-Colorado… Continue Reading

MCP Sessions: Ben Miller Band – “Ghosts” & “Hurry Up and Wait”

 Since its formation in 2004, the Joplin, Missouri-based Ben Miller Band has taken the DIY approach to a whole new level, tipping its collective trucker hat to the rootsy ruckus of America’s musical past, while carving out its own quirky… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 12/9/16

Kelsey Waldon – Dirty Old Town Kelsey Waldon‘s Dirty Old Town, released in August of this year, came back to our attention recently with a live Audiotree Session featured on Spotify, and we got all excited about the record all over again.… Continue Reading

The 2017 Muddy Roots Music Festival Lineup Has Been Announced!

It’s that time of year again, y’all…the lineup for the 2017 Muddy Roots Music Festival has been announced, and it’s a doozy! Founder Jason Galaz says next year’s festival is “truly the great ‘homecoming’ of the underground roots music scene… Continue Reading

Interview: Pert Near Sandstone

Long winters spent cozied up indoors lend themselves to fruitful periods of creativity in the Land of 10,000 Lakes; in the last fifteen years, there have been a plethora of phenomenal string bands born in Minnesota. “I think it’s called the… Continue Reading