Words by: Kyler Klix
Drift back in time to four decades ago and you’ll find Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders, and the latest installment of GarciaLive, recorded on August 11, 1974 at Berkely, California’s Keystone Club. Continue reading GarciaLive Volume Nine: August 11, 1974 Keystone Berkeley
Wheels of Soul Tour
Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guests hottuna.com, Wood Brothers
Wednesday, July 19th 2017
The Lawn at White River State Park
Photographer: Tyler Muir
Writer: Amber Jennings
The Wheels of Soul Tour has become an essential staple to the summer concert line-up at the Lawn at White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. “The Lawn” as locals refer to it offers one of the states best amphitheaters. The venue sits on the east bank of the river and offers concert goers striking views when the sun slips behind the amphitheater and paints the sky with stunning sunset colors.
Under a painted sky on a warm Midwest evening, special guests, Hot Tuna, opened the evening. The Americano blues and root music set the stage as concert attendees made their way onto the lawn. Continue reading Wheels of Soul Tour – Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guests Hot Tuna, Wood Brothers
Jimmy Herring and the Invisible Whip
Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
July 19, 2017
Words/Images: Josh Mintz
It takes a special kind of musician to have an idea, make a plan, and execute. It takes someone even more unique to do it in their spare time.
That’s exactly what Jimmy Herring did with his latest project, The Invisible Whip, which debuted in Memphis on Wednesday, July 19 – he brainstormed, he planned, and man, did he execute. Continue reading Jimmy Herring debuts Invisible Whip in Memphis
Monterey International Pop Festival 50th anniversary
Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey CA
June 17-19, 2017
Photographer/Writer: Susan J Weiand
Monterey International Pop Festival, celebrating 50 years, maintained a “music, love and flowers” mindset throughout the festival grounds, with an ambiance that hearkened back to the Summer of Love. An on-site photo gallery, a tribute to the film, art exhibits and hands-on workshops also added to the scene.
It was a weekend full of big moments. Artists on this year’s lineup shared the sentiment that they were honored and inspired to represent the festival’s rich history at the 50-year celebration. They paid tribute to the 1967 performers by covering their songs, highlighted by Leon Bridges & Nathaniel Rateliff’s duet of Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay.” Continue reading Monterey International Pop Festival 50th Anniversary
Musical styles be damned in 2017, and it’s possible no band reinforces that point of view more than Nashville-via-Alabama’s Banditos. Their latest release, Visionland, is chock-full of tracks showing the act’s genre-bending dexterity. Continue reading Banditos: Visionland
John Paul White
June 9, 2017
Words/photos by Josh Mintz
John Paul White’s got one of the more recognizable voices in music; listen to him for about two minutes and it’s easy to pick him out as the male voice from the Civil Wars. Continue reading John Paul White, 6/9/17
Andy Hall and Roosevelt Collier: Let the Steel Play
Writer: Kyler Klix
Not many musicians make a career out of the slide guitar, so music fans get a real treat with Let the Steel Play, the forthcoming album from Andy Hall (Infamous Strindusters) and Roosevelt Collier (the Lee Boys). The result is music so beautiful, you could imagine angels in heaven playing steel guitar instead of harps. Continue reading Let the Steel Play: Andy Hall and Roosevelt Collier
Beale Street Music Festival
May 5, 2017
Words/photos by Josh Mintz
Beale Street Music Festival is an annual poor weather magnet. Each May, as Memphis in May begins with the music fest held on the Mississippi River, it’s not so much an if or when it will rain – it’s more like “how much rain are we going to get?” Continue reading Greensky Bluegrass on the river
Trey Anastasio Band
The Old National Centre, Indianapolis, Indiana
May 5, 2017
Photographer/Writer: Tyler Muir
Trey Anastasio brought his band of renowned musicians with him to the Old National in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday to promote their new album, “Paper Wheels”. The new album, released three years after the last studio album, Traveler, added a breath of fresh air to the repertoire.
The stop in the tour in Indianapolis has become a regular for T.A.B, spanning almost two decades. It is a tradition celebrated by many midwest fans. This year fans were treated to their own T.A.B Cinco De Mayo which was cause for greater celebration! It did not take long once T.A.B took the stage for them to turn Cinco de Mayo into Cinco de Treyo. Continue reading Trey Anastasio Band – Cinco de Treyo in Indy!