Rich textures created by the band have been described as “Plush Lonesome Western Blues”. Majors Junction produces a diverse meld of country honky-tonk blues with folk undertones and hints of bluegrass pickin’ and good old rock & roll. It is a unique sound that celebrates individuality and hard work, two qualities the band shares with its hometown of Chicago.
Meridian Rising is not your typical album, and that is a good thing. Nashville-based singer/songwriter Paul Burch has created a nearly hour-long song-cycle about Jimmie Rodgers that serves as something like a musical documentary about legendary American musician.Burch does a wonderful job taking significant moments in Rodgers’ life and dramatizing them in songs. His songs are stuffed with colorful details but you don’t feel like you’re listening to a history lesson. Burch really evokes the world that Rodgers’ inhabited, from his days growing up poor in Meridian to his on-the-road misadventures in New Orleans and San Antonio and his dying days in New York City.
Sun Midnight Sun is the second solo album from acclaimed singer, songwriter, and fiddle player Sara Watkins. Produced by guitarist, singer, and songwriter Blake Mills, co-founder of the band Simon Dawes, the album features special guest appearances by Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Benmont Tench, and Sean Watkins. Sun Midnight Sun was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Shawn Everett at Zeitgeist Studio, Los Angeles, and includes songs written by Watkins (“You and Me,” “Take Up Your Spade”) as well as several collaborations with Mills (“The Foothills,” “Be There,” “The Accord,” “Impossible,” and “Lock and Key”). It also features songs by Dan Wilson (“When It Pleases You”) and Willie Nelson (“I’m a Memory”), and a rendition of The Everly Brothers classic “You’re the One I Love,” on which Fiona Apple duets with Watkins.
Lazy Boys play country music and “Get A Life“ is their sixth sudio album.They like to tether their very own brand of it to the late 1960ies, when Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson und Waylon Jennings infected Country with Rock ’n’ Roll, turning it into something dangerous and raw.
Hot Day at the Zoo is a groove-friendly mix folk, blues, ragtime, and jazz with progressive bluegrass and Americana-infused rock and roll. Hot Day At The Zoo‘s powerful acoustic music truly resonates in their energizing live show. Marked by a growing list of festival and direct support performances alongside artists including Levon Helm, Yonder Mountain String Band, David Grisman, moe., Railroad Earth, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Cowboy Junkies, Trampled By Turtles and the Ryan Montbleau Band, Hot Day at the Zoo proves that their grassroots approach has built a dedicated fan base. Their rock ‘n’ roll with bluegrass instrumentation resonates with fans of Yonder Mountain String Band, the Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons and Grateful Dead.
Deep in the Northwoods of Wisconsin a group of pissed off bluegrass pickers decided they wanted to change bluegrass for all mankind.Bringing an energetic and original act to any place they play, the EverGreen Grass Band has been winning ears and hearts alike with their straight-forward, face-melting ungrass songs, toe-tappin country tunes and original grass arrangements of covers in any genre. Always creating a good-time, drink ’em down atmosphere, the EverGreen Grass Band bring with them a genre-defying sound, a dedication to their live shows and an earnest understanding of what entertainment really is.
The Open Secrets combine the best of modern country and old-time mountain music. Their brand of Americana will put you in mind of Ryan Adams, the Band and Gillian Welch. They write and play with an emotional intensity that is all their own. The Open Secrets are consumate musicians and multi-instrumentalist running to guitar, banjo, keyboards, harmonica, drums, bass and even zydeco tie.