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J Shogren Shanghai’d: Strong-Arm Music with a Catawampus Sound

J Shogren Shanghai'd
Brian Harrington

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.

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SalsaGrass: A Garden-fresh Concoction of Latin American, Americana, Bluegrass and Country

Salsagrass
Sheep1431 via YouTube

SalsaGrass? An experimental dish at a vegan cafe? Nope, it's a band.

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Caribou Mountain Collective: Music Combining Best of Two Camps

Caribou Mountain Collective
Caribou Mountain Collective via YouTube

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

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Poco: A Seminal Influence On the Country-Rock Genre

Poco
Skyline Media Group

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."

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Screen Door Porch: Down-Home Vibe, Rustic Harmonies

Screen Door Porch - Live at 2013 Beartrap Summer Festival
Ian Delap, Townsquare Media

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.

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Poco Announced As Sunday Headliner For 2016 Beartrap Summer Festival

Poco
Skyline Media Group

Beartrap Summer Festival is excited to announce Sunday’s headliner, the Southern California country rock band Poco!

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Haunted Windchimes Turn Old Into New with Blended Harmonies

Haunted Windchimes
Britton Zogg via YouTube

How the Haunted Windchimes got their distinctive name is a matter of conjecture and contradiction. Sometimes, contradiction from the same source.

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Yonder Mountain String Band: Charting New Territory

Yonder Mountain String Band
Jay Blakesberg

Yonder Mountain String Band sure sounds like an old-time name. But guess again.

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Scratchdog String Band: From Crooning to Foot-Stomping

Scratchdog String Band
scratchdogstringband.com/

The name "Scratchdog String Band," while fairly difficult to say three times really fast, nonetheless has a definitely euphonious sound to it--conjuring up rustic images of front porches, warm breezes and, well...a dog scratching. Slowly.

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Ryan Shupe and The Rubber Band: Hard-Driving Hybrid Between Bluegrass and Rock

Ryan Shupe
Ryan Shupe via YouTube

Ryan has toured the country playing Bluegrass ever since was 10, though his offstage persona at the time favored punk and rock.

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