Melmark's Joybells is an incredibly talented hand bell choir that has been around since the 1970s. The choir, consisting
"It's such a noisy time in history, people want something quieter," says Daniel Goans, one half of the duo that makes up
Jim Lauderdale - Two-time Grammy-winning singer and master songwriter Jim Lauderdale is both a "songwriter's songwriter," who
This weekend's musical lineup offers a wide variety of roots, Americana, bluegrass and old country acts including Country
"We wanted to go back to our roots," says Dan Fedoryka, one of Scythian's co-founders, along with his brother, Alexander
It's no secret MerleFest fans have made the annual trek for the past 29 years to North Carolina's Wilkes Community College during the last weekend of April to hear their musical folk heroes perform live. What's less obvious is the musicians themselves look just as forward to the annual event honoring the music of the late, great Doc and Merle Watson because it gives them the chance to rub elbows, possibly jam or even get discovered by their own musical heroes.
The good people at MerleFest on Sunday night released a piece about the North Carolina festival, which ended that day. The
Scythian, which means "nomad" in Ukranian, has been described as fusing Celtic and Americana music with thunderous energy into what the band's members call "immigrant rock."
If you choose to go out, you'll welcome the new year by listening to one of your favorite bands with like-minded fans -- instead of attending some overpriced and ultimately disappointing party.
The culmination of what Gabb, who originally hails from Wales, describes as a cultural heritage festival will come Saturday night when his Irish band heads up a mashup of musicians. "We want to get people out of their seats and dancing."
Tired of listening to the same old music? Make plans to attend Front Porch Fest at the Spirit Haven Farm in Stuart, Virginia, over Labor Day weekend and you'll not only be exposed to some new tunes, you'll be helping out a struggling community.
Fans have been posting all over social media they're already looking forward to next year, biding their time for these iconic Americana and roots festivals -- considered some of the best in the Southeast.