Back to semi-normal with Jason Isbell at The Caverns

October 23, 2020
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Jason Isbell, The Caverns, 10/11/2020. |. Photo: Erika Goldring

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.

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Molly Tuttle releases Rolling Stones cover

August 21, 2020
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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.

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Marcus King announces Four of a Kind MusicCares benefit

July 8, 2020
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Marcus King's Four of a Kind

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.

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Quarantine Life, part 3

May 1, 2020
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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
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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
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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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