Memphis is a city that just oozes soul. It drips from the pores of its residents and seeps out of the cracks in the sidewalks. There are few cities across the country with as rich a musical history as Memphis and the surrounding Mid-South area. From Elvis to BB King, the Bluff City’s global influence on musicians everywhere is undeniable.
The eighth rendition of Orange Blossom Revue has announced that the Wood Brothers are returning to the event, and will co-curate the lineup. The festival will take place on December 2 and 3, 2022 at Lake Wailes Park in central Florida.
Mempho Music Festival returned to the post-COVID festival world with a bang in 2021, moving from Shelby Farms to the more intimate setting of the Memphis Botanic Garden. 2022 builds on that momentum from September 30 through October 2, featuring The Black Keys, Wilco, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and two nights of Widespread Panic.
The Ramble Festival, a new festival coming to Darlington, MD from October 7 – 9, 2022, has announced its inaugural lineup, with Leftover Salmon and Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring the Hillbenders headlining.
North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville, NC on May 6-7, 2022. The event will feature GRAMMY-winning bluegrass act The Steeldrivers and Jade Bird, among others.
Orange Blossom Revue will return to Lake Wales, Florida for its 7th annual event from December 3-4, 2021. Headlined by Blackberry Smoke and the Wood Brothers, the festival will take place at Lake Wailes Park.
Caleb Stine is an American artist known for his performance, songwriting, and visual art. Flying just below the mainstream radar, Stine has released a dozen albums, opened shows for Jason Isbell, Bombino, and Sam Bush, acted Off-Broadway, and drawn storyboards for John Waters, and he has now released his 12th album, “The Life and Times of a Handyman.”
As Covid-19 ravaged the globe, the concert industry was hit harder than most. Touring musicians, their crews, music venues…few were spared the hardship of a world that just shut down. As vaccines became readily available, though, there was a glimmer of hope; the industry adapted, and music fans once again were able to watch the bands they love. 2021 Mempho Music Fest, headlined by Widespread Panic and the Avett Brothers, returned the first weekend of October and provided a cathartic release for bands and fans alike.
That metaphorical light at the end of the tunnel you see? It’s the music calendar, revving back up after COVID. Today, LOCKN’ announced its summer 2021 plans that span three weekend mini-festivals in August featuring JRAD, Goose, and Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Seth Walker is a musician by trade, and a good one at that. The traveling troubadour has spent the last couple of decades traversing the world, playing gigs of all sizes, shapes and forms. Thanks to the covid pandemic, Walker’s plans for 2020 took a considerable detour.
Fortunately, the change of plans allowed Walker the opportunity to chase a new muse. He used his unexpected free time to write “Your Van is on Fire: the Miscellaneous Meanderings of a Musician,” a compilation of essays, poems, and artwork covering everything from being raised on a North Carolina commune to barely making it through a gig on a ship in the middle of a raging North Sea.