One school of thought says that if you start out your musical career scrounging unpaid club gigs as the Illegitimate Jug Band, you've got no place to go but up. (This was in Long Beach, California, in the mid 1960s.)
Celebrating their 13th anniversary as a band has been far from unlucky for Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Among the group's many recent plaudits is a rave from music reviewer Adam Pitluk of the widely circulated American Airlines magazine: "The best live show I've seen in New Orleans in 15 years."
It's hard to imagine a more appropriate title than "Time Traveler" for the newest CD from the singer/songwriter duo known as The Likes of Us.
Hit & Run is the name of Rebecca Frazier's band, but it could also serve as a capsule summation of her flatpicking style--which scads of reviewers have described with some version of the same comment: "The lady can flat-out shred a guitar."
It would be too easy to say that The Barefoot Movement is a shoe-in for the most intriguing new Bluegrass band of recent years. So, we'll just give that idea the boot.
Sure, the Deadly Gentlemen could tell you how they got their name. But then they'd have to kill you.
Spencer Bohren grew up in a gospel-singing Baptist family in Casper, Wyoming, but roots music has long been the variety closest to his heart.
How best to describe the musical style of the group known as The Tremors: bluesy jazz, or jazzy blues?
Ten Sleep's native son Jalan Crossland's celebration of 20 years as a touring singer/songwriter will coincide with his appearance at the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Beartrap Summer Festival, August 2 and 3.
Come the first weekend of August, their sound will be rising star-ward above the meadow at the Beartrap Summer Music Festival.