When it comes time to choose a name for a band, it's hard to find a moniker that's more solid and authentic than "Wood and Wire."
Jeff Austin has nothing against a good hot lick, mind you. It's just that he thinks they sometimes distract from the vocal and the lyrics of a song. "It's about the voice," he says, "and how it can be showcased from song to song. It's the direct communication with the crowd--not just asking them how they're feeling, but bringing something out of them."
Some bands are put together gradually, after a lot of thought and planning. Red Butte is not one of those. "We just sort of fell together," a member of the band explains. "We're a group of veteran musicians who met up at just the right time."
The critical plaudits for Joan Osborne's career and for her new album could fill pages by themselves.
You know you've reached stardom when you're recognized by only your first name.
It's not your typical list of credits in a Bluegrass bio. But then, J Shogren is not your typical musician and Shanghai'd is not your typical group.
SalsaGrass? An experimental dish at a vegan cafe? Nope, it's a band.
The name "Caribou Mountain Collective" has a refined, classical air about it. But don't be confused. They can get down, speed up the rhythm, and jam at the drop of a ha
If you were anywhere near a radio in the mid 1970s, you heard two hit songs with gorgeous harmonies reminiscent of the bands America and The Eagles: "Crazy Love" and "Heart of the Night."
The band known as Screen Door Porch are activists. Not in a political sense, but a musical one. They were the driving force behind creating the annual WYOmericana Caravan Tour that's garnered airwave praise and press ink from here to The New York Times and back.