Tony Trischka 's Great Big World on Rounder Records — “There is no shortage of fresh and original music on 'Great Big World' much ..of it straight-ahead bluegrass…depending on your definition of ‘straight-ahead bluegrass.’
Simpson said the band's performance style is a blend of bluegrass and folk music and are influenced by people in many different styles of music, including Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs and the Punch Brothers.
Fans who come to see the Avett Brothers this summer expecting to see the kind of stripped down, acoustic performance that was the group's trademark for the first decade of the acclaimed ..folk-rock group's career will be in for a whole new experience..
The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) moved its annual conference and nationally celebrated Wide Open Bluegrass Festival (WOB) to Raleigh in 2013 and just extended its planned stay through 2018. WOB 2014 will be held Oct. 2-4 and can be experienced through ticketed shows or on the free Street Festival stages
It's ironic, then, that these country industry outsiders—Rawlings, Welch, John Paul Jones on mandolin (yes, that John Paul Jones), Willie Watson of Old Crow Medicine Show on guitar, and Paul Kowert of the Punch Brothers on stand-up bass—play music that’s true to the Ryman’s heritage, while contemporary “country” stars purvey formulaic stadium rock with pedal steel and a hokey accent.
Early exposure to musical performance prompted two Salida teens, known on stage as The Powell Sisters, to enter the Colorado bluegrass music scene. Years later, they’re strumming their way into house parties and music festivals across the country.
The Park City Institute will present the Punch Brothers as part of the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series at Deer Valley's Snow Park Amphitheater on Monday, July 6. The music will begin with folk singer Willie Watson at 7 p.m.
Another embarrassment of riches for valley music lovers, we get two of the country’s most talented and charismatic acoustic roots bands for the holiday weekend—the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Punch Brothers.
Bluegrass and folk jams are making mainstream waves, and Trampled by Turtles is part of the movement. Its latest album, “Stars and Satellites,” landed on the Billboard charts and sent the band on a nationwide tour.
No Appalachian string band has ever reached the popularity of Old Crow Medicine Show (OCMS). Few artists can entertain thousands of young rockers at a Mumford & Sons concert and still preserve tradition on the Grand Ole Opry stage.
This year's opening artist is Dom Flemons, singer and multi-instrumentalist with the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, who brings his string trio to town for a night of original and traditional folk and country songs.