Northwest String Summit preview: July 14-16, 2016

For the past 14 years, bluegrass fans from the pacific northwest and beyond have trekked and traversed the rocky west coast terrain for the Northwest String Summit, hosted by newgrass pioneers Yonder Mountain String Band. The festival is held at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon — a hidden paradise, scattered with flocks of peacocks (of all creatures), making for one of the most unique and intimate festival experiences in the region.

ROMP Fest Review: June 22-25, 2016

The heat was persistent throughout the weekend at the 13th annual ROMP festival in Owensboro, Kentucky with temperatures firmly cemented in the 90s, but even more persistent were the musicians and fans who battled vigorously throughout each day to spread the love and joy of music and community that you can only find in a festival environment.

First Moonshiner’s Presents begins Friday night with Dawg Yawp

One of the world’s oldest instruments, the sitar, will combine sounds with a mix of electronica, guitar, and soothing vocals in a pairing that transcends time and space as Cincinnati’s Dawg Yawp takes center stage at Willie’s Locally Known in Lexington on Friday night for the first installment of a new monthly music series dubbed “Moonshiner’s Presents” put on by the team that organizes The Moonshiner’s Ball.

SONG PREMIERE: Aledo’s “Gypsy Heart”

Much like the small town of Aledo, Texas struck black gold in recent years with an oil boom, Chuck Dennie has struck musical gold with his latest project Aledo, named after his small hometown a short 15 minutes from Fort Worth. Aledo’s debut EP, titled “Gypsy Heart”, is due out August 26, featuring five songs that explore the healing process from start to finish.

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