Adam Greuel: Low Income Porridge

March 25, 2020
Chris Castino

Adam Greuel is a special person.  The conditions that existed in the universe to create him, I’ll never understand, as much as I’d love to regularly recreate them. He seems to have these three characteristics in abundance: courage, generosity, and curiosity.  To be a successful musician these are the three things you need to have. Adam has the courage to step on stage and lay it on the line – no holding back.

And any musician will tell you that generosity is a thing that feels like encouragement to whoever you might be sharing the stage with. The generous player always gets invited back. 

Curiosity is what put him in the room or at the festival to hear all sorts of good, live music at an early age. But on his latest album titled Low Income Porridge (Casimir Gold Records) his curiosity has manifested.  Beyond the widespread success of his band Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Adam is now producing records for other artists and for himself. Because, well – courage…generosity…curiosity.  And it’s at work on this collection of original tunes.

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Circles Around the Sun Sets Course for A New Orbit

March 9, 2020
Marty Halpern

Photography by Piper Ferguson

When the members of Circles Around the Sun (CATS) met to discuss the musical direction they wanted for their next album, it didn’t take the quartet very long to reach a unanimous decision – they wanted to put out a dance record. Not just any dance record; a retro disco sound with plenty of cosmic vibe to it. 

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Caleb Stine & the Revelations: Mystic Country

February 11, 2020
Tim Newby

A revelation is a surprising and previously unknown fact. Caleb Stine & the Revelations is a Baltimore-based band, and to many outside their hometown, the first time they hear Stine’s music is a revelation into the power of his songwriting. With his latest release, Mystic Country, Stine will undoubtedly become a revelation to many more. 

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Jack Cloonan Band: Fun is the First Note

January 28, 2020
Tim Newby

The Jack Cloonan Band is keeping alive the long tradition of Colorado bands like Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident, Hot Rize, and Yonder Mountain String Band, who have since the formation of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in the 70s, been stretching the boundaries of bluegrass beyond its simple origins and reimagining the genre for the next generation.

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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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We Want Phil: Grateful Dead Release “Ready or Not”

December 3, 2019
Marty Halpern

As Vince Welnick settled into his role as the Grateful Dead’s only piano player in the spring of 1992, the band had started heavily introducing a fresh batch of “new” songs in their touring rotation. Most Deadheads figured these songs would eventually be recorded and released as the band’s next studio album.

The death of Jerry Garcia in 1995 ended any chance for that album to be completed. Several unofficial compilations have been put together featuring live versions of the “new” songs, Now, The Grateful Dead has released Ready or Not… nine live versions of these songs recorded from 1992-1995.

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Keller & the Keels – Speed

November 20, 2019
Slide & Banjo

Keller Williams is at it again! When it comes to genres, the guy’s a chameleon, a jack-of-all-trades. His latest release, Speed, sees him back on the bluegrass side of the coin with frequent collaborators Larry and Jenny Keel in tow, and the output is strong as ever. More remarkable, it’s his 25th album release – a remarkable accomplishment that speaks to Williams’s tireless work ethic.

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decker.’s Visions Become A Reality

October 28, 2019
Marty Halpern

After ten years, seven albums and a rabid touring schedule, the only thing missing from the decker. discography at this point is either a live or greatest hits album. With Greetings All Ye Playful Prisoners of Spacetime, from the Royal Potato Family label, you can cross live album off the list. 

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“Everybody Wins” with the Second Amendola Vs. Blades Album

October 12, 2019
Marty Halpern

After releasing all of their greatest hits in their 2016 debut album, Greatest Hits, the duo of Scott Amendola and Wil Blades are back with a fresh batch of material with their new album, Everybody Wins. For the sophomore album, the duo brought some of their friends along to add to the numerous layers of music they are known to create just by themselves.

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