Quarantine Life, part 3

May 1, 2020
Slide & Banjo

For the most part, our planet is still hunkered down. For better or for worse, certain states are starting to slowly try to get back to normal. But, performing arts venues of all sorts are the type of business that’s still on lockdown. Here’s part three of our feature on musicians and how they’re handling stay-at-home orders. Check out parts one and two if you haven’t.

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Quarantine Life, part 2

April 12, 2020
Slide & Banjo

Welcome to part two of Quarantine Life, featuring artists from Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth and more! It’s been interesting watching how the music world has responded to life off the road. Sure, tours have been canceled, and festivals have been rescheduled. What we’re seeing, though, is the bands and artists we love have adapted. Aside from a clear obsession with Joe Exotic and the Tiger King, we’re still seeing them live, but via stream – sometimes nightly.

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Quarantine Life, Part 1

April 3, 2020
Slide & Banjo

Since the world shut down a few weeks ago and all live music events have come to a stop we have been wondering what those in the music industry have been doing with their time at home.  We reached out and asked our friends, favorite bands, and people in the questions below to find out what they have been doing while living the Quarantine Life.

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Greensky, Larkin Poe, Shakey Graves to play Hot August Music Festival.

March 14, 2020
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The Hot August Music Festival, held on August 15 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland, has announced its initial lineup, and the 2020 installment – the festival’s 28th – will bridge many genres. Greensky Bluegrass, Larkin Poe, and Shakey Graves top the lineup, giving fest attendees a little taste of bluegrass, blues, and Americana.

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Ani DiFranco inspires in Fort Collins

February 19, 2020
Slide & Banjo

Words/Photos: Jake Cudek
One of the hottest tickets over this past weekend in Fort Collins was to the performance of the legendary, revolutionary Ani DiFranco. Performing on February 8 at the newly renovated, intimate Washington’s in the Old Town District, DiFranco’s return was highly anticipated, reflected in the fact that her show sold out the day tickets went on sale.

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Neil Young, Willie & Lukas Nelson, Steven Stills to play autism benefit

February 11, 2020
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Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, Stephen Stills, and more have been announced as headliners for Light Up The Blues 6 – Concert to Benefit Autism Speaks. The event will take place on May 30 in Los Angeles, CA at the Greek Theatre, and will be hosted by Stephen and Kristen Stills.

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The return of UMBowl

February 4, 2020
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Umphrey’s McGee has announced the return of UMBowl an interactive, “four quarters” concert experience., the interactive, fan-directed, marathon concert event. The event disappeared after the 2016 installment, but is returning this year as a two-night event at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre on May 1 and 2.

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Steep Canyon Rangers to headline North Carolina Brewers & Music Festival

February 4, 2020
Slide & Banjo

In its 10th year, the North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival – held at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville, North Carolina on May 8-9, 2020. The event, which pairs live music from roots/acoustic acts with local breweries, will be headlined by GRAMMY Award-winning bluegrass act Steep Canyon Rangers.

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