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Announcing New Book: “Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival!”

Few bands stick around for thirty years. Even fewer bands leave a legacy during that time that marks them as a truly special, once-in-lifetime type band. And no band has done all that and had as much fun as Leftover Salmon. Since their earliest days as a forward thinking, progressive bluegrass band who had the guts to add drums to the mix and who was unafraid to stir in any number of highly combustible styles into their ever evolving sound, to their role as a pioneer of the modern jamband scene, to their current status as elder-statesmen of the scene who cast a huge influential shadow over every festival they play, Leftover Salmon has been a crucial link in keeping alive the traditional music of the past while at the same time pushing that sound forward with their own weirdly, unique style.

 

 

As Leftover Salmon nears their 30th year, their inspiring story is set to be told in a brand new book, Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival! that will be released February 2019 by Rowman & Littlefield. In this book, critically acclaimed author of Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin’ Sound & It’s Legacy, Tim Newby presents an intimate portrait of Leftover Salmon through the personal recollections of its band members, family, friends, former band-mates, managers, and the countless musicians they have influenced. Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival! is a thorough guide covering a thirty-year journey of a truly remarkable band. It is a tale of friendships and losses, musical discoveries and Wild West adventures, and the brethren they surround themselves with who fortify Salmon’s unique voice. Their story is one of tragedy and rebirth, of unimaginable highs and crushing lows, of friendships, of music, but most importantly it is the story of a special band and those that have lived through it all to create, inspire, and have everlasting fun.

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Initial Line-up for 2013 Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Line-up Announced

CharmcitybluegrassposterBaltimore Management Agency and Union Craft Brewing are proud to announce the inaugural Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival, a new Baltimore music festival featuring music with a rich history in the Appalachian region. Anchored by multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien and banjo master Tony Trischka, the festival will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Union Craft Brewing in Woodbury, Baltimore.

 

Charm City can trace its bluegrass roots back to the 1930s, when Southern Appalachian musicians began migrating to Baltimore seeking work. The music they brought with them made Baltimore a bluegrass haven in the 1950s and 1960s. The first bluegrass band to play Carnegie Hall was from Baltimore, folk revivalists New Lost City Ramblers were founded by a Baltimore musician, and the legendary Del McCoury got his big break after meeting bluegrass godfather Bill Monroe in Baltimore.

 

The festival features musicians who are keeping this deep musical tradition alive. Baltimore’s own Cris Jacobs, who made a name for himself as the singer and guitarist of The Bridge, will debut his new bluegrass band, Cris Jacobs and The Union Men. Additional performers from the Baltimore-area will be announced soon.

 

The outdoor festival will feature local food and craft vendors, and Union Craft Brewing’s award-winning beer. Tickets are on sale now here for the early bird prices of $25 for general admission and $65 for VIP. Prices will increase on March 1.

 

Festival founders have launched an Indiegogo campaign (www.indiegogo.com/Charmcitybluegrassfest) to help raise funds for the festival. Donations from $5 to $1,000 come with perks such as discounted tickets, VIP packages, photo prints, event t-shirts, promotional banners and more.

 

For additional artist announcements and updates, follow the Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival on the web at www.charmcitybluegrass.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CharmCityBluegrass.

Summer Camp Fest announces first round of performers

 

 

The first round of artists performing at the Summer Camp Music Festival arrived today. The 12th annual Summer Camp Music Festival will take place May 25 -27, 2012 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois.
moe. and Umphrey’s McGee will once again be headlining Summer Camp, anchoring the festival with three nights a piece, as the event  features over 100 bands at 7 stages over the course of four days.

Confirmed performers for Summer Camp Music Festival 2012 include:

moe.
Umphrey’s McGee
Primus
Bob Weir, Chris Robinson, Jackie Greene Acoustic Trio
Gogol Bordello
Flogging Molly
Ozomatli
Cornmeal
Victor Wooten
Greensky Bluegrass
Infamous Stringdusters
Hot Buttered Rum
Family Groove Company
DJ Solo
Positive Vibrations
Chicago Farmer
Spankalicious
The Giving Tree Band
Brainchild
& many more still to be announced

 

Not-So-Early Bird Tickets are available now for $160 plus fees – online only at www.summercampfestival.com.  VIP and RV passes will be made available in early 2012, children ages 6-12 are half price at the gates only and those under 6 are admitted with an adult paid admission.

Summer Camp is known for its spacious, open fields for shows, trademark late-night events, pristine campgrounds and an epic fireworks display – as well as a tight-knit community of music lovers who stay connected online all year long.

At this time, the event is asking fans to write a letter to Santa explaining why you want Summer Camp tickets for Christmas.  Letters can be videos, poems, songs, dances, pictures, paintings, or something else; the top 10 entries will be selected and put up for a vote on the Summer Camp Facebook page. The winner of contest will receive a Deluxe VIP experience for two to the 2012 Summer Camp Music Festival. Complete details are available at www.summercampfestival.com/community/contests/

Check out Honest Tune’s review and photos from Summer Camp 2011 HERE.

 

 

VOODOO 2011: A New Orleans Experience

“New Orleans.”  To mutter her name conjures up many thoughts and emotions. She is many things.

She is the place of friendly, flamboyant, blissful action.

She is her people — who work and play together — that fuel her spirit and perpetuate her mystery. 

New Orleans is food-a-plenty; her belly spills over with delicious delicacies of deliberately spicy delights. While her dishes are often imitated elsewhere, the true taste of New Orleans can be found in its quaint houses that have been converted to restaurants as well as in its roadside bistros. 

The people, the food, the atmosphere — yes, New Orleans is many things. But above all, New Orleans is music.

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Photos: A Look Back at Bristol Rhythm & Roots

There’s something special that blooms just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains each September, and it is rich enough for two states to enjoy. For one weekend, The Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion takes over downtown Bristol, straddling State Street – and the TN/VA state line – with a variety of stages and an impressive line-up of Americana’s best.

This year’s festival included stunning sets by Dawes, James Justin & CO., The Greencards, Thrift Store Cowboys, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The David Mayfield Parade, Justin Townes Earle, Railroad Earth, and The New Familiars, among a host of others.

This year’s event also included a passionate, emotion-filled reunion of the everybodyfields, their first performance since 2009.

The Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion is a classic — with warm people, a beautiful location, and a great legacy of good-time music.

 

Click on the thumbnail to have a look back at magic of Bristol through the photography of Miller Moore