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Gov’t Mule, Avett Brothers, Magpie Salute show their Dark Side in Michigan

Gov’t Mule, The Avett Brothers, and Magpie Salute
August 25, 2018
Clarkston, MI @ DTE Engery Music Theatre
Words/photos by Josh Mintz

Live music fans chase the “moment” – a song, or a guitar lick, or a drum solo that lives on in your memory forever. A lot of times, you don’t see it coming, and that’s what makes it special.

Sometimes, though – it’s the one you DO see coming that blows you away. For me, I had that moment this past Saturday night. Sure, I had to travel to the Detroit suburbs from Memphis just to catch it, but that’s part of the story. Continue reading Gov’t Mule, Avett Brothers, Magpie Salute show their Dark Side in Michigan

Vedder, Timberlake, Avetts headline Pilgrimage Music Festival

The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, located in Franklin, TN (outside of Nashville), announced its third line-up today. Held at The Park At Harlinsdale on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, the festival will be headlined by Justin Timberlake and Eddie Vedder. Timberlake is a producer of the festival, held in his current hometown.

Also on the bill are Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, Gary Clark Jr., Mavis Staples, and many more. Tickets are on sale now and full details can be found on the festival’s website.

At the Beach with the Avett Brothers

At The Beach – The Avett Brothers (and friends)
Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico
February 09-12, 2017
Writer/Photographer: Josh Mintz

It was almost a cliche. Taking the stage on the very first night of their At The Beach festival in Mexico, the Avett Brothers kicked off their headlining set with “At The Beach.”

And, it was perfect. Continue reading At the Beach with the Avett Brothers

A brief preview glance at an Honest Tune New Year’s Eve….

Looking back on an Honest Tune in 2011 is a very humbling experience. Thanks to our readers, the growth during the past year has been exponential. It is our constant hope that our gratitude shows through our continued and concerted efforts to bring the most compelling content, and to do so to the best of our ability as we strive to be your main source for reviews, interviews, exclusive video performances and a contest or two, here or there.

As we prepare for 2012, we are trying to go out with a bang by covering events across the country that hopefully are taking place in an area near you.

Here is coverage that we  will have for your viewing and reading pleasure we wind into 2012 and as the month of January gets into full stride, there will be a few extra special surprises that we are bursting at the seams to get on your computer screens! We invite you to tell us where you will be in the Facebook comment section below.


The Avett Brothers, 12/30/11 in Chattanooga, TN


2011 was quite the year for The Avett Brothers. From their most successful touring year to date to one of the most memorable Grammy moments in recent history when they took the stage alongside fellow folksters Mumford and Sons and arguably the greatest songwriter of all time, living legend Bob Dylan.

The DeGaetano  duo (Brian & Jill) will be on the scene in Chattanooga to do their thing and bring back the moments from what promises to be a spectacular evening of music.


Here is a look back at our Avett coverage from 2011 through the lenses of Amber Jennings, Brian DeGaetano and Ian Rawn


The Disco Biscuits, 12/31/11 in Chicago, IL


Catching The Disco Biscuits in 2011 has been like trying to find a needle in a Where’s Waldo? haystack. With Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner devoting the majority of their 2011 time to Conspirator, we caught up with them in Atlanta to discuss that project.

This said, we did manage to track the Biscuits down on a couple of the few stages that they graced: Camp Bisco and IDentity Fest.

Chris Baldwin will be out in full force as the Biscuits close out 2012 and though their future is uncertain — from our vantage point at least — the Biscuits never fail to bring down the house on NYE. (See: “Countdown Medley” from 2009)


Here is a look back at our Disco Biscuits coverage from 2011 through the lenses of Clint Bliss, Brad Kuntz and Andrew Blackstein


The Flaming Lips, 12/31/11 in Oklahoma City, OK


While every Flaming Lips gig seems like a NYE show for most bands, the Lips take the New Years Eve celebration to a whole new level of madness.

Julie Collins of Rose Mountain Photo will be on the scene to capture the event in a way that will be all her own.


Here is a look back at our Flaming Lips coverage from 2011 through the lenses of Brad Kuntz, Ian Rawn, Zach Mahone and Julie Collins


Perpetual Groove, 12/31/11 in Atlanta, GA


Perpetual Groove is closing out the year and opening up 2012 with a bang. Having welcomed back founding member, keyboardist Matt McDonald, PGroove is taking a step back to 1.0 while steadily looking toward 3.0. Set to sail on the 10th sailing of Jam Cruise, the band is starting fresh and, without a doubt, it is an exciting time to be a “perp” (Perpetual Groove fan).

Honest Tune closed down 2010 with a documentary and a few months ago, sat down with front man Brock Butler while he played a trilogy of deeply personal new songs.

PGroove never fails to put on a spectacular show for NYE and David Shehi will be in Atlanta to see how the caper comes down.


Here is a look back at our Perpetual Groove coverage from 2011 through the lens of David Shehi...


Tedeschi Trucks Band, 12/31/11 in San Francisco, CA


2011 is a year that the Trucks clan is sure to always look back on with a glimmer in their eyes. With their debut release, Revelator, critics hailed. It was the only album to make four out of six “Best of 2011” lists from the Honest Tune staff in the annual look back at yearly releases.

We spoke with Derek earlier in the year and the excitement in his voice when speaking about the project made it even clearer in regards to how much stock that the power-duo was placing in their ensemble.

The live shows have been just as spectacular and we have been fortunate to catch up with them at multiple stops.

Susan Weiand will be out at The Warfield in San Francisco to witness the Trucks bringing down the house.


Here is a look back at our Tedeschi Trucks coverage from 2011 through the lenses of Vernon Webb, Andi Rice, David Shehi and Ian Rawn


Umphrey’s McGee, 12/31/11 in St. Louis, MO


This year brought even more success to the progressive jam veterans, Umphrey’s McGee. With their most experimental album yet, Death By Stereo, Umphrey’s continues to shine across the country, topping bills and growing an already gigantic fanbase.

This band, that earned its Wheaties in the live format, has seemingly crossed a threshold… but the smart money isn’t betting on them slowing down anytime soon.

Brian Spady will be in Missouri for the three night stand that the UMphreaks have been clamoring to get to since it was announced.


Here is a look back at our Umphrey’s coverage from 2011 through the lenses of Brad Hodge, Ian Rawn, Rex Thomson, Chad Smith and Brian Spady


Widespread Panic, 12/31/11 in Charlotte,NC


Widespread Panic  did what few bands will ever do this year; they celebrated a 25th anniversary. The year also came with news that the boys would also be embarking on a hiatus through 2012.

It was a huge year for the veterans of the scene and we caught up with them at every opportunity, interviewing John Bell, Jimmy Herring and Dave Schools and covering shows from Athens to Red Rocks.

It wouldn’t be an Honest Tune New Year if Panic wasn’t on our bill and Brad Kuntz will be in Charlotte for a NYE performance that — as far as we know — will be the last until 2013.


Here is a look back at Widespread Panic through the lens of Ian Rawn, Susan Weiand and Amber Jennings


Avett Brothers New Years Plans

The Avett Brothers have announced their plans to ring in the New Year.  They will play a short three-show run, that will include their first show of 2010.  December 30 they will be at The Tennesse Theatre in Knoxville, TN.  They will spend New Years Eve at the the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC, followed by their first show of 2010 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta January 1.

The Avett Brothers return to the road next week at the Rams Head Live in Baltimore in support of their new album I and Love and You.


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Bombadil: Strangely Addictive

bombadil1.jpgLast November as the first snow of winter touched down outside, I was huddled upstairs at No Way Joses, a small bar in Baltimore, with Bryan Rahija (guitar), Daniel Michalak (bass), James Phillips (drums), and Stuart Robinson (keys) from Bombadil.  The four road-weary musicians from North Carolina, who had traveled from Pennsylvania during the day and spent the last thirty minutes navigating their way through the construction clogged streets of Federal Hill, were clearly enjoying the wintery blanket that was being lain down on the city streets.  I mentioned to them that this was the first snow of the winter in Baltimore, and guitarist Rahija seemed to light up at the thought.  He would later remark during their show that evening, at the intimately small Baltimore Chop, how our conversation about the snow was so comforting, because if he was back home in North Carolina this might have been the only snow of the year.

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Avett Brothers new album and tour

After spending much of the first part of the year in the studio finishing up their new album, I and Love and You, with producer Rick Rubin, North Carolina based The Avett Brothers are ready to hit the road. 

The Avetts have annouced a 48 show tour, which includes 8 opening dates for the Dave Matthews Band, leading up to the release of their new album on August 11.  I and Love and You  follows 2008s Second Gleam, and is the band's first full-length album since 2007s Emotionailsm.

4/22 Raleigh, NC TWC Music Pavilion w/ DMB
4/24 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ DMB
4/25 Birmingham, AL Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
4/26 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
4/28 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ DMB
4/29 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ DMB
5/01 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion w/ DMB
5/02 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center w/ DMB
5/05 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion w/ DMB
5/06 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion w/ DMB
5/07 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
5/09 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
5/10 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
5/12 Hanford, CA Hanford Fox Theatre
5/14 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
5/15 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
5/16 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
5/20 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
5/22 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
5/23 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
5/24 George, WA Sasquatch! Music Festival
5/30 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
6/11 Washington, DC Lisner Auditorium
6/12 New York, NY Fillmore @ Irving Plaza
6/13 New York, NY Fillmore @ Irving Plaza
6/14 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
6/16 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
6/19 Akron, OH Akron Civic Theatre
6/20 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
6/21 Covington, KY The Madison Theater
6/23 Lexington, KY Kentucky Theatre
6/25 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
6/26 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman Theatre
6/27 Minneapolis, MN Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater
6/28 Chicago, IL House of Blues
7/09 Norfolk, VA Harrison Opera House
7/10 Richmond, VA The National
7/11 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre
7/12 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival
7/16 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater
7/17 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
7/18 Tampa, FL The Cuban Club
7/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Parker Playhouse
7/24 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
7/25 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues

The Avett Brothers : The Second Gleam

avett_bros_gleam_ii.jpgSinging each song as if they are trying to wring the last ounce of pain from their heart, as if their next breath might be their last, The Avett Brothers (Seth on guitar, Scott on banjo, and surrogate brother Bob Crawford on upright bass) have crafted The Second Gleam, a soul-bearing, six-song EP that serves as an appetizer for the band’s next full-length album, due out in the spring of 2009.

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Joe Ely given 2007 AMA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Americana Music Association announced the recipient of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing during a magical night where industry members and fans of the genre gathered to listen to and celebrate the musical legacy of past honoree Levon Helm. 

The AMA brought the legendary Helm to town for the “Ramble at the Ryman” Wednesday night, July 18th, his first “Ramble” outside of the New York area.  Before he performed AMA Executive Director Jed Hilly took to the stage of the Ryman Auditorium to formally recognize Helm for his achievement in 2003 and announce this year’s 2007 recipient in the same category. 

“Four years ago Levon received the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing, but due to personal health reasons was unable to come to Nashville, said Hilly.  “How honored are we that the man many people call the godfather of the Americana Roots Music movement is honoring us with his performance here tonight.”   

Hilly then went on to announce that the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing award is being given to Joe Ely.  “Ely’s live shows have become legendary, and throughout his genre -crossing career, he has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Los Super Seven, and James McMurtry, The Clash and more recent acoustic tours with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, and Guy Clark.”  Ely is also nominated for the Americana Music Association’s Artist of the Year.

The presentation will be made to Ely November 1st at the historic Ryman Auditorium during the 6th Annual Americana Music Association’s Honors and Awards Show as part of the AMA’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  In addition the association will present the Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriter, Instrumentalist, Producer/Engineer, Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award, The Presidents Award and the Jack Emerson Executive Award.   Recipients in these categories will be announced between now and October.   During the November Awards ceremony the association will reveal its member voted winners for works released during the 12 month eligibility period from June 1, 2006 through May 31, 2007.  Those nominees include: 


Album of the Year

·        Emotionalism -The Avett Brothers (Ramseur)

·        Modern Times – Bob Dylan (Columbia)

·        West – Lucinda Williams (Lost Highway)

·        Children Running Through – Patty Griffin (ATO)


Artist of the Year

·        Joe Ely

·        Lucinda Williams

·        Patty Griffin

·        Todd Snider



·        Buddy Miller

·        Gurf Morlix

·        Sam Bush

·        Will Kimbrough


New and Emerging Artist

·        Amy LaVere

·        The Avett Brothers

·        Sunny Sweeney

·        Uncle Earl


Song of the Year

·         "Hank Williams’ Ghost" by Darrell Scott; appears on Invisible Man (Full Light Records) Publishers: Chuck Wagon Gourmet Music, Famous Music Corp

·         "Sometimes It Takes Balls to be a Woman" by Elizabeth Cook and Melinda Schneider; appears on Balls (31 Tigers) Publishers:  Elizabeth Cook Music, Royal Notes Music, NewMel Music

·         "Are You Alright?"  by Lucinda Williams; appears on West written (Lost Highway) Publishers: Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Lucy Jones Music

·         "Heavenly Day" by Patty Griffin; appears on Children Running Through (ATO) Publishers: ALMO Music Corp, One Big Love Music


Duo/Group of the Year

·        The Avett Brothers

·        The Duhks

·        The Hacienda Brothers

·        Old Crow Medicine Show

·        Son Volt