Mempho Music Festival returns with a musical vengeance

October 15, 2021
Slide & Banjo

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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Hot August Music Festival 2019

September 12, 2019
Slide & Banjo

Hot August Music Festival takes place every year in Cockeysville, Maryland. The 2019 edition had a solid lineup, headlined by Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. The lineup was diverse; the top of it was rounded out by Billy Strings, Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band, Samantha Fish, and Turkuaz.

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Sam Holt Band: Remembering Mikey, 8/10/19

August 14, 2019
Slide & Banjo

Widespread Panic’s guitarist, Michael Houser, was a musical luminary that was taken from the world too soon. Each year, on August 10, Mikey’s former guitar tech, Sam Holt (Sam Holt Band, Outformation), pays celebrates his late mentor with Remembering Mikey, a tribute concert. This year’s show was at Atlanta’s Terminal West, and photographer Michael Saba was there to capture the magic.

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