Caleb Stine releases “Life and Times of a Handyman”twelfth album

November 2, 2021
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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.”

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Mempho Music Festival returns with a musical vengeance

October 15, 2021
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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.

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TTB, JRAD, and Goose headline LOCKN’ Farm Summer 2021

June 2, 2021
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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.

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Seth Walker’s Van Is On Fire

March 10, 2021
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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.

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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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