For eight years, Dom Flemons was a part
of the retro-yet-groundbreaking Carolina Chocolate Drops. After a great run that included a Grammy and wide-spread critical acclaim, Flemons decided to break away last year and strike out on his
Young Arizona Roots/Bluegrass quintet Run
Boy Run clearly has a reverence for what’s come before them — most of
them grew up in musical families connected to the Arizona Bluegrass
scene. But the subtly integrated elements of Classical music, Jazz and
Pop give the group enough of a slant that they are often dubbed a
It seems almost unfathomable, but
Johnette Napolitano has been a musical fixture for over three decades,
with her pummeling bass style, distinctive and alluring dusky vocal rasp
and an almost Zelig-like knack for aligning herself with some of Rock’s
more prominent personalities.
Last year was a momentous one for
Indie/Alt Folk quartet von Grey, with a relentless road schedule, television appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and Conan and triumphant debuts at South By Southwest and Bonnaroo.
On Houndmouth’s full-length debut, 2013’s From the Hills Below the City,
you can tell the quartet is smitten with the majestic charm of
Americana masters The Band. “Penitentiary,” the calling-card tune that
triggered Internet buzz and eventually drew the interest of famed indie
label Rough Trade, could be mistaken for a Music from Big Pink
Since forming in Carbondale, Ill., a dozen years
ago as a response to the woeful lack of Punk bands in the local scene,
The Copyrights have earned a potent reputation with five acclaimed
studio albums, a quartet of EPs and a handful of split 7-inch singles.
The show occurring at Southgate House Revival Wednesday night is more than just a Roots Rock/Americana marriage made in heaven. It’s downright Rock & Roll nirvana. The Bottle Rockets, a great American band
finally getting its due, opens the show and then serves as backup for
Marshall Crenshaw, singer/songwriter and melodic rocker par excellence.
For the past couple of years, the Blue
Moon Farm in Silverhill, Ala., has hosted a musical genre stew dubbed
The Frog Pond, a house concert comprised of whoever happens to be in the
house. A few Frog Pond regulars — singer/songwriters
Will Kimbrough and Grayson Capps, guitarist Corky Hughes and Folk duo Anthony Crawford and Savanna Lee (aka
Sugarcane Jane) — felt a particular creative kinship at their very first
impromptu gig, which morphed into Willie Sugarcapps.