Category Archives: Tour News

Chris Combs from JFJO hits the road with Combsy

Combsy, the solo project of Chris Combs, guitarist of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey , will hit the road this May and June in support of their self-titled debut LP (Horton Records) which was released in late 2017.  The band won’t stray too far from their hometown of Tulsa with shows in Nashville, Little Rock, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Montrose CO, Denver and Santa Fe. The New Orleans shows will feature  Dan Oestreicher (sax) from Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave and drummer Josh Raymer from Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven and JFJO will be the featured player during the Colorado dates.

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Hot August Music Festival announces lineup


One of the premiere festivals in the Mid-Atlantic region, the Hot August Music Festival, will return to the picturesque setting of Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland (minutes from downtown Baltimore) August 18, 2018.  Entering its twenty-sixth year the Hot August Music Festival has again assembled a lineup this year that reflects the overriding principle that festival founder and promoter, Brad Selko, has adhered to over the history of the festival, “To provide a different variety of American Roots music each year.  Blues, bluegrass, rock, funk, jam, whatever.”  This year’s line-up does just that with a diverse roster of twelve bands who represent all facets of American Roots Music.  This year’s lineup is topped by The Revivalists and features Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Marcus King Band, Cris Jacobs Band, Psycho Killers, Whiskey Shivers, Dirty Grass Players, Niki Hall, Selwyn Birchwood, Hall Williams Band, and Omari Banks.  Also featuring another special guest headliner TBA April 1. Continue reading Hot August Music Festival announces lineup

Beale Street Music Festival announces 2017 lineup

This morning Memphis in May announced the line-up to the 2017 Beale Street Music Festival.

Held on the banks of the Mississippi River, headliners this year include a wide range of names, including Widespread Panic, Kings of Leon, Soundgarden, Snoop Dogg, Sturgill Simpson, Death Cab for Cutie, and MGMT. Continue reading Beale Street Music Festival announces 2017 lineup

The Travelin’ McCourys announce fall tour, New Years plans, and first ever recorded music

The Travelin’ McCourys announce fall tour, New Years plans, and first ever recorded music

The Travelin’ McCourys have a lot to be excited about. Today they announce the most extensive tour since their inception including several Grateful Ball dates (with Jeff Austin Band) and Bluegrass Ball dates across the country. They also just released their first recorded single ‘Cumberland Blues’ and are announcing plans to release a new recorded song every month for the foreseeable future leading to the eventual release of a full album.

You can listen to Cumberland Blues here:

And finally, the band is excited to announce plans for a 2 day New Years party with Del McCoury Band and Jeff Austin Band at Bluegrass Underground! Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, September 20th at 10am CST. Packages include hotels, food, yoga, Friday 12/30 with Del McCoury Band, Saturday 12/31 with multiple sets from Travelin’ McCourys and Jeff Austin Band (including a Grateful Ball set), and much more! Complete details can be found at:

Fall/Winter Dates include:

October 14 – Hillberry Music Festival – Eureka Springs, AR
October 20 – State Theatre – State College, PA (Grateful Ball with Jeff Austin Band) *
October 21 – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA (Grateful Ball with Jeff Austin Band) *
October 22 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA (Grateful Ball with Jeff Austin Band) *
October 23 – Flying Monkey Performance Center – Bristol, NH (Grateful Ball with Jeff Austin Band)*
October 24 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD (Grateful Ball with Jeff Austin Band)*
October 25 – Appalachian Brewing Company – Harrisburg, PA (Grateful Ball with Jeff Austin Band)*
October 26 – The Hamilton Live – Washington, DC (Grateful Ball with Jeff Austin Band)*
October 29 – Bluegrass Underground – McMinnville, TN (Grateful Ball with Jeff Austin Band)* SOLD OUT
October 30 – Suwannee Hulaween – Live Oak, FL
November 10 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
November 11 – Imperial Theatre – Augusta, GA
November 12 – Riverhawk Music Festival – Brooksville, FL
November 13 – Terra Fermata – Stuart, FL
November 17 – Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL (Bluegrass Ball with other band TBA)
November 18 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO (Bluegrass Ball with Nick Forster and Danny Barnes)
November 19 – The Garage at Knuckleheads – Kansas City, MO (Bluegrass Ball with Nick Forster and Danny Barnes)
November 20 – Bravo! Concert Series – Knoxville, IA
December 8 – Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO (Bluegrass Ball with Pert Near Sandstone)
December 9 – Caribou Room – Nederland, CO (Bluegrass Ball with Pert Near Sandstone)
December 10 – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO (Bluegrass Ball with Pert Near Sandstone)
December 15 & 16 – Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC (Bluegrass Ball with Andy Thorn, Travis Book & Friends)
December 30 & 31 – Bluegrass Underground – McMinnville, TN

*The Bluegrass Ball includes a set from Jeff Austin Band, a set from Travelin’ McCourys, and a set with both bands together playing the music of The Grateful Dead


Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey new album and tour

jjfoJacob Fred Jazz Odyssey have announced the release of a live album The Battle For Earth out September 4 via Royal Potato Family. Recorded in 2014 over two nights at Dazzle in Denver, the collection focuses on fresh interpretations of material from their previous studio album, Worker, along with a handful of JFJO classics like “Tetherball Triumph.” The collection will be released in all digital formats, as well as a limited edition comic book.


JFJO have also announced Fall 2015 tour dates with several two night stands along the way, including Oddly Correct in Kansas City, Doc’s Lab in San Francisco and Earshot Jazz Festival at The Royal Room in Seattle. Multiple special guests will join them from night to night, including Skerik, Mark Southerland and Wil Blades. The trio will open for Thundercat in Tulsa and Youngblood Brass Band in New Orleans.


JFJO Tour Dates

September 19 – Oklahoma City, OK – WestFest

September 22 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard (#)

September 26 – Guthrie, OK – Taloa Music Fest

October 9 – Kansas City, MO – Oddly Correct ($)

October 10 – Kansas City, MO – Oddly Correct

October 16 – New Orleans, LA – The Howlin’ Wolf (%)

October 22 – Albuquerque, NM – The Outpost

October 23 & 24 – Denver, CO – The 1up (^)

October 30 & 31 – San Francisco, CA – Docs’ Lab (&)

November 5 & 6 – Seattle, WA – Earshot Jazz Festival @ Royal Room (^)

November 7 – Portland, OR – The Goodfoot Lounge (*)


# – w/ Thundercat

$ – w/ Mark Southerland

% – w/ Youngblood Brass Band and Mike Dillon Band

^ – w/ Skerik

& – w/ Skerik and Chris Noonan

* – w/ Skerik, Wil Blades and DJ Logic

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen tour dates

dirty kitchenFrank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen was among the nominees named in a recent announcement by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Already the 2014 IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year, the band garnered a repeat nomination in that category as well as a nomination for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for their tune, “Yeah Man,” from the album, Cold Spell. 

Cold Spell, the band’s acclaimed second release for Compass Records, entered Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart at No. 3 and was nominated for a Best Bluegrass Album Grammy. A sizzling collection of traditional and progressive bluegrass sounds, the album features tight arrangements, soulful harmonies and fiery instrumentals. Guest artists include Leon Alexander, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Rob Ickes and Megan McCormick.
The group’s past IBMA nods include Solivan’s nomination for 2014 Male Vocalist of the Year and Mandolin Player of the Year, and Mike Munford’s win for 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year. Also a past winner, Chris Luquette received the 2013 IBMA Momentum Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Winners will be announced during an awards presentation on October 1 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, N.C. In addition to their appearance in Raleigh, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen will be entertaining audiences nationwide during a busy fall 2015 tour.
Upcoming dates include:
Aug. 27 – Pickin’ In the Park – Paonia, Colo.
Aug. 28 – Animas City Theatre Presented by DAM – Durango, Colo.
Aug. 29 – Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival – Santa Fe, N.M.
Sept. 4-5 – Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival – Corner Brunswick, Maine
Sept. 11 – The 8X10 – Baltimore, Md.
Sept. 12 – Bright Box Theater – Winchester, Va.
Sept. 16 – Americana Music Festival – Nashville, Tenn.
Sept. 26 – The Holly Inn – Mount Holly Springs, Pa.
Sept. 27 – American Roots Music Series at Hill Center Sponsored by Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and Quicksilver Productions – District of Columbia
Oct. 2 – Wide Open Bluegrass – Raleigh, N.C.
Oct. 3 – Three Sisters Festival – Chattanooga, Tenn.
Oct. 10 – Hatterasity Bluegrass Block Party – Hatteras, N.C.
Oct. 14 – Music City Roots Live from The Factory – Franklin, Tenn.
Oct. 16 – The Station Inn – Nashville, Tenn.
Oct. 17 – Isis, Asheville, N.C.