I spent my 43rd birthday at a Jason Isbell concert, which – on its face – isn’t noteworthy. After all, I’ve spent plenty of birthdays, New Years Eves, and anniversaries at concerts. But those were when the world was normal. In 2020, we’re all in the middle of public health scare that has decimated the live entertainment world.
Molly Tuttle has released a second video track from her forthcoming cover album, “…but I’d rather be with you,” this time a track by the Rolling Stones: “She’s a Rainbow.” The video includes a who’s who of cameo appearances including members of the Foo Fighters, Old Crowe Medicine Show and Dawes.
Oliver Wood (the Wood Brothers) has just released his first-ever solo track, “Soul Of This Town.” Co-written/recorded with Raleigh, NC-based singer-songwriter Phil Cook, the song is a testament to the times, dealing with loss of “soul” in cities across the U.S.
Flatpicking phenom Molly Tuttle has a new cover album on the way and in support, she’s released a video of one of the tracks, the Grateful Dead’s “Standing On The Moon.” The song features background vocals from Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes).
Marcus King has announced a four-night livestream series, Four of a Kind, Live From Nashville, benefitting MusiCares and airing every Monday from July 13 through August 3. The event will be filmed in Nashville and each will have its own concept and roster of unique guests.
Music lovers stuck at home due to the COVID-19 virus have some new music available to them as Marco Benevento and Circles Around the Sun have both released live albums through Bandcamp.com, a website that lets musicians sell their music directly to their fans.
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.
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.
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.
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.