Interview: The Gage Brothers

“We grew up playing music, but it wasn't until a couple of years ago that Ben and I started playing together,” recalls Zach Gage of appropriately-named, Ohio-based, rootsy string band The Gage Brothers. “There is five years’ difference between us, and most of our lives, we were more interested in picking on each other than... Continue Reading →

Review: Horseshoes & Hand Grenades at The High Watt

As Music City haunt The High Watt began to fill with attendees eager to experience Wisconsin-based bluegrass band  Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, the lights above shone down onto the empty stage and illuminated a lone microphone in the center. The five-piece took their positions around the center, tuned up, and jumped right in with a quick-pacing bluegrass... Continue Reading →

Interview: Moonsville Collective

Southern California string band Moonsville Collective has decided to do something different in 2017—while most bands release a record every other year, our favorite crafters of “California Goodtime” have decided to release four. This year. That’s right, four. “We’ve had a bunch of songs stored up, so we decided to stay home and put 20... Continue Reading →

Interview with: The Infamous Stringdusters

“I discovered string band music when I was living in Colorado, getting really into Phish, and learning about The Grateful Dead, and seeing String Cheese Incident and Leftover Salmon,” recalls Travis Book, upright bassist for legendary string band The Infamous Stringdusters. “The way those guys built their harmonies was really based on bluegrass, and a... Continue Reading →

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 Festival.  Hosted each year by progressive Americana band Pert Near Sandstone, Blue Ox showcases the complex... Continue Reading →

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