2016 was a great year for music. Find out this music critic’s favorite song of the year after the break.
People from throughout the country will flock to the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend, not for a horse auction or race, but rather old-school bluegrass music. The Festival of the Bluegrass returns from June 9-12 for the 44th consecutive year, and features local and national bluegrass acts.
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”.
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.
RLSB’s Casen Baumgardner gives the inside scoop on everything that went into the band’s debut album, which released in May.
Darlingside has had a lot of “firsts” occur recently here in the bluegrass. Their first Kentucky show was May 2 when the Massachusetts quartet performed at the Lyric Theatre in Lexington as a part of Wood Songs Old-Time Radio Hour, and their first trip to the Moonshiner’s Ball in Berea will take place this Saturday at 8:30 pm. Big Blue Tunes recently scored an exclusive interview with Darlingside’s Dave Senft to discuss the band’s evolution, “Bird’s Say”, the creative process, and much more. Read the full interview after the break.