Led by Topaz McGarrigle, not many bands are as visually appealing and open in their spirituality as the traveling gypsy caravan known as Golden Dawn Arkestra. The group, which is constantly changing its lineup with each tour, all don elaborate African-inspired outfits and partake in ritualistic dances as part of their performances that are equally driven by their theatrics as they are the music.
#WicksPicks for this week includes songs from Fruit Bats, Valley Queen, Foster the People, and more, along with great shows for the week ahead, including Festival of the Bluegrass and Bluegrass BBQ Fest.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s Sarah Shook performs tonight, Thursday June 1, at The Burl in Lexington with her new project The Disarmers. Below is the transcript of an email interview between Shook and Matt Wickstrom of Big Blue Tunes.
Fresh off the release of 2016’s “Sticks and Stones”, Colorado’s Gipsy Moon are back with “Songs of Olde, Vol. 1”. The record sees the group step away from its bluegrass roots for a more eclectic, worldly vibe.
Check out Wick’s Picks featuring Cory Branan, Cicada Rhythm, The Spikedrivers and more.
See who Petefest added to its lineup on Friday for its inaugural celebration September 8-10.