Trampled By Turtles's Dave Simonett announces solo album, tour dates

January 13, 2020
Slide & Banjo

Guitarist/singersongwriter Dave Simonett (Trampled By Turtles) has announced tour dates in support Red Tail, his upcoming album due on on March 13. It’s the the first time that Simonett has recorded a collection of solo material under his own name.

Simonett has previously released two albums under the name Dead Man Winter. Simonett will be hitting the road with a full band in the Spring in support of the album.

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Greensky Bluegrass, Umphrey's, and YMSB highlight initial Northwest String Summit Lineup

January 8, 2020
Slide & Banjo

Northwest String Summit has announced the initial lineup for the 19th year of the festival, to take place from July 16-19 at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon. The heavy hitters on the first batch of artists includees Greensky Bluegrass, Umphrey’s McGee, and Yonder Mountain String Band.

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Marcus King: El Dorado

January 7, 2020
Slide & Banjo

Few names have had as much buzz over the past few years as Marcus King, and with good reason. There are few performers out there who are the total package: can play, sing, AND write. King is one of those, and with his new solo album El Dorado, he puts all the pieces together. The end result is less a guitar-driven record than a modern soul masterpiece.

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The Brothers return to NYC

January 3, 2020
Slide & Banjo

After a recent tease, it’s been announced that The Brothers – a band comprised of former members of the Allman Brothers Band – will be returning to New York for one night to honor the band’s 50th anniversary. The show will take place on March 10 at Madison Square Garden.

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Trigger Hippy growls its way to the finish line in Memphis

December 31, 2019
Marty Halpern

Words / Photos: Marty Halpern
After spending much of the last two months on the road supporting their latest album Full Circle and Then Some, Trigger Hippy played its next to last concert of the tour at Growlers in Memphis on December 20. While there is no direct connection between the band and Memphis, there seemed to be a familiar, family vibe throughout the venue all night. Before the show, almost every member of the band could be seen shooting pool or just hanging out in the crowd.

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Allman Family Revival connects in Denver

December 23, 2019
Slide & Banjo

Words/Photos: Jake Cudek
“Guitarmeggedon!” That is one of the words used by Devon Allman to describe the sheer volume of talent and amplitude displayed at Denver’s Mission Ballroom on December 8. The metropolitan area’s newest venue played host to the Allman Family Revival, a conglomerate of the Allman Betts Band and a rotating stage of support that included 17 faces from the music world, both well-known veterans and some new faces.

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Circles Around the Sun to release last recordings with Neal Casal

December 13, 2019
Slide & Banjo

Circles Around the Sun has announced they will release a self-titled album, the band’s third, on March 13, 2020. The release will be comprised of their band’s last studio recordings with late band member/guitarist Neal Casal. The tracks were recorded in southern California a week before Casal took his own life. In a sad twist, Casal left behind a note that requested the band carry on with the music and album. Remaining band members Adam MacDougall (keys), Dan Horne (bass) and Mark Levy (drummer) have already announced subsequent dates without naming a permanent guitarist. Scott Metzger is on guitar for the Colorado dates through the end of the year.

Fans flock to Goose in Fort Collins

December 13, 2019
Slide & Banjo

Words/Photos: Jake Cudek
On Thursday, December 5, Connecticut-based quartet Goose found its way back to the familiar nesting grounds of Fort Collins, Colorado and The Aggie Theater. Playing to over 300 patrons, the band and its loyal flock took flight for two sets and nearly three hours of originals, covers, and enough improvised jam in between to suspend the belief that human flight is impossible.

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