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  • Category: Album Reviews

    Neil Young Releases Unheard Acoustic Recordings From 1976 With ‘The Hitchhiker’

    For his thirty-eighth solo record, The Hitchhiker, Neil Young decided to go old school—literally. All the tracks featured on the acoustic album were recorded in a single day in 1976 and have languished in archives ever since. Though some of these tracks were reworked and appeared on later albums, such as Young’s seminal Rust Never […]

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  • Category: Album Reviews

    Gregg Allman Delivers Emotional Farewell On ‘Southern Blood’

    Gregg Allman lived life loudly and proudly, becoming one of the biggest rock stars of our time with the Allman Brothers Band. Today, his final album, Southern Blood, which was recorded as Allman’s health steadily declined, has been posthumously released, and the legendary musician’s memory and an air of finality permeate each track. While the world honors […]

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  • Category: Exclusives

    EXCLUSIVE: Spirit Of The Suwannee Owner, James Cornett, Talks About The Magic Venue

    The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park is one of the most beloved places in the world for music fans and nature lovers alike. Home to dozens of music festivals like Hulaween, Wanee, Roots Revival, Spring Reunion, Bear Creek, Springfest, MagnoliaFest, and literally dozens more, Spirit Of The Suwannee Park has seen some of the most incredible […]

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  • Category: Features

    Eddie Roberts Talks Debuting His New Band, Matador! Soul Sounds, At Brooklyn Comes Alive

    British guitarist Eddie Roberts has been making an impression on the American funk-jam scene for nearly two decades with The New Mastersounds and a host of other side projects and limited-edition collaborations. However, a musical partnership with Soulive’s Alan Evans has resulted in a fully realized, unified band—Matador! Soul Sounds–which has already recorded an album and is set to make […]

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  • Category: Album Reviews

    Naughty Professor Welcomes Chali 2na, Ivan Neville, Benny Bloom, Dave Shaw, And More On ‘Identity’

    There is an old adage that says, “You can judge a person by the company they keep.” If you take that as a given, then Naughty Professor is clearly one of the funkiest collectives on the scene right now. On their latest release, Identity, the New Orleans-based outfit brought funk luminaries like Chali 2na of Jurrasic 5, […]

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  • Category: Exclusives

    EXCLUSIVE: moe.’s Vinnie Amico Talks Hiatus Plans, Brooklyn Comes Alive, Allman Brothers

    If there is one thing moe. drummer Vinnie Amico knows, it’s the importance of keeping time. With the band beginning an unexpected hiatus while bassist Rob Dehrak undergoes cancer treatment, Amico currently has more time on his hands than expected–and he plans to make the absolute most of it. He’s currently in the process of recording […]

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  • Category: Features

    Hoxeyville’s Finest Moments With Greensky, Fruition, Sam Bush, Larry Keel, And More [Video]

    The fifteenth annual Michigan-based Hoxeyville Music Festival was a hot bed of bluegrass and Americana excellence with home-state heroes, Greensky Bluegrass, leading the way once again. We’ve already shown you some of the best sit-ins host band Greensky Bluegrass had over the weekend, including tunes with Sam Bush, Larry Keel, Fruition‘s Jay Cobb Anderson, and more. […]

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  • Category: Features

    Greensky Bluegrass Welcomes Sam Bush, Larry Keel, And More At Hoxeyville [Videos]

    Greensky Bluegrass and friends delivered a weekend for the ages at their 2017 Hoxeyville Music Festival headlining gig, and the lucky fans in attendance are still reeling from almost-seven hours of high-energy bluegrass mayhem across Greensky’s four sets. Luckily for the boys in the band, Greensky had some friends on the lineup—like jamgrass pioneer Sam […]

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  • Category: Features

    INTERVIEW: Jackie Greene Talks Playing All The Parts & Drawing Inspiration From Limitations

    To say that guitarist/vocalist Jackie Greene has led a charmed sort of musical life is a bit of an understatement. He’s payed with everyone from Phil Lesh to the Black Crowes to Huey Louis, and has managed to make some impressive music of his own along the way. After years of near-constant motion, Greene purposefully scheduled […]

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  • Category: Exclusives

    EXCLUSIVE: moe.’s Al Schnier Talks Hiatus And Coming Collaborations

    Guitarist Al Schnier and his friends in moe. have been through a lot together during their nearly three decades of existence as a band. When word broke recently that moe. would be taking a hiatus while bass player Robert Derhak undergoes treatment for oropharyngeal cancer, the band rallied around their thumping man in the middle. […]

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