The Ragbirds make waves with “The Threshold & The Hearth”

Since 2005 Ann Arbor, Michigan’s The Ragbirds have been spreading their signature blend of gypsy folk pop, much of the time travelling in an eco-friendly tour van running on vegetable oil. The group has racked up significant mileage in recent months, touring in support of their new record “The Threshold & The Hearth”, out March 25. The tour included a stop in Berea, Kentucky, last month for the third annual Moonshiner’s Ball.

Billy Strings brings new life to traditional bluegrass on debut EP

At first glance William Apostol, better known by his stage name Billy Strings, doesn’t have the look of your stereotypical bluegrass musician, with gauged ears and tattoos plastered along his arms and torso. Don’t let his look fool you — this 21 year old can pick with the best in the bluegrass realm of music, as evidenced by his versatility on his self-titled debut EP that became available on June 10.

Quit or Die: The real People’s Blues

Self-proclaimed circus rockers People’s Blues of Richmond have quickly become one of the best live shows amidst a crowded midwest rock’n’roll scene with a sound many who’ve seen them first hand say resembles a cross between Led Zeppelin and The Black Keys. The trio from Virginia is currently melting the faces of music fans across Appalachia in support of their upcoming album “Quit or Die”.

Rooster Walk 8 review: May 26-29, 2016

Virginia IS for lovers — music lovers that is. With Memorial Day weekend serving up some of the year’s most delectable music festivals, fans throughout the country flocked to Rooster Walk 8 in Martinsville for top cut musical acts spanning all genres, including Lettuce, Cabinet, The Revivalists, Town Mountain, The Motet, Sam Bush, and a handful of others.

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