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.
Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, Stephen Stills, and more have been announced as headliners for Light Up The Blues 6 – Concert to Benefit Autism Speaks. The event will take place on May 30 in Los Angeles, CA at the Greek Theatre, and will be hosted by Stephen and Kristen Stills.
Umphrey’s McGee has announced the return of UMBowl an interactive, “four quarters” concert experience., the interactive, fan-directed, marathon concert event. The event disappeared after the 2016 installment, but is returning this year as a two-night event at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre on May 1 and 2.
In its 10th year, the North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival – held at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville, North Carolina on May 8-9, 2020. The event, which pairs live music from roots/acoustic acts with local breweries, will be headlined by GRAMMY Award-winning bluegrass act Steep Canyon Rangers.
Del McCoury’s DelFest has added Leftover Salmon, The Jerry Douglas Band, Anders Osborne & Jackie Greene, and others to its 2020 lineup. This year’s installment of the festival will take place over Memorial Day weekend (May 21 to 24) in Cumberland, MD at the Allegany County Fairgrounds.
Guitarist/singersongwriter Dave Simonett (Trampled By Turtles) has announced tour dates in support RedTail, 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.
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.
The lineup for Bonnaroo 2020, taking place June 11-14, has been announced, and it’s a heavy one. Tool headlines the first night, with Lizzo up on the second, and finally Tame Impala on the third. But, the goodies are further down the lineup.