Peter Rowan Band
w. Quiles & Cloud
Live from the
Sat. June 24, 2017 @1pm CST
From his early
years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe,
to his time in Old & In the Way and breakout as a solo musician
and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base
through a solid stream of records, collaborative projects, and
Get your tickets here.
VII and Amazing Australians
been pretty quiet in The Volcano Room since The Del McCoury Band,
Jeff Austin and the Traveling McCourys ushered in the new year. Our
first regular Bluegrass Underground of 2017 featured fiddle master
Michael Cleveland burning up the cave with up-and-coming guitar
slinger Billy Strings opening. In February we had two generations of
mandolin, Bluegrass Hall of Famer Doyle Lawson and his white-hot
Quicksilver and newly minted solo artist Jenni Lyn, on hiatus from
her band Della Mae. But we're about to make up for that. Spring
has come early and March roars in with a whole mess of music.
check out his opener, 25-year-old Aussie guitar whiz and
Emmanuel protege Joe Robinson. He won won Australia's Got
Talent at 16, so prepare to be amazed. Here he is just a few months ago. Sunday's
1 p.m. show is long sold out, but Emmanuel lives in Nashville,
so we hope to have him back soon.
24-26, the circus comes to town, as The Greatest Show Under Earth
becomes The Greatest Festival Under Earth. It's the three-day taping
of Season VII of our 13-time Emmy-winning PBS series Bluegrass Underground. Didn't
get tickets to this epic event? We're teaming up with three friends
to give away tickets including one full VIP package to the whole
weekend. Watch our social media for details on how to win these
only remaining tickets to the PBS taping:
got a great assortment of bluegrass, roots, Americana and jam band
artists, from legendary veterans to spanking new stars of tomorrow.
The Nashville area offers plenty of live TV tapings, but BGU doesn't
tape like most shows. Director Jim Yockey and his entire
production crew carefully rehearse all camera shots, sound and
lighting moves, and these folks are the best in an area that has
become a TV production mecca. So the set rolls like a concert, not a
start-stop TV show. I've written a lot about how the cave seems
to work magic on performers, especially those playing it for the
first time, as most of BGU VII's artists are. Add cameras, lights and
an even-more-enthusiastic-than-usual audience, and you've got the
makings of an unforgettable musical experience. So ladies and
gentlemen, boys and girls, under the very big top of the Cumberland
Plateau, 333 feet beneath the surface world, may I present for your
entertainment and amazement...
Underground Season VII:
Mavericks - One of the best, most eclectic country roots bands of
all time, blending the Latin rhythms of frontman Raul Malo's Cuban
heritage with an irresistible combination of country, rock and classic pop. They've
got a hot new album of which they are justly proud and they have
never sounded better. And oh yeah, Malo has one of the great voices
of our time. Here's a look at a Nashville show they played a
few years back.
of the best roots bands of the 90s was the Black Crowes, with their .
potent mix of blues, rock, soul and psychedelic jamming. Lead singer
Chris Robinson continues that tradition with his Chris Robinson
Brotherhood, so if you love the Grateful Dead and Gov't Mule,
prepare to have a rockin' good time with the CRB. Here's a clip from a few years back.
got Australia's queen of modern country, Kasey Chambers, in
her Volcano Room debut. It was about 20 years ago that many of us in
the Northern Hemisphere got a listen to her was on the soundtrack of The
her composition "The Captain." It was an amazing
introduction and she hasn't disappointed since. Tough and tender,
sweet and soulful, if you love the hard-country side of Americana,
Kasey will hit the spot. Check her out here.
VII is filled with great singers, and with The McCrary Sisters
we get four at once. Daughters of the late leader of the Fairfield
Four, Rev. Sam McCrary, Regina, Ann, Alfreda and Deborah McCrary keep
the Nashville Gospel Quartet tradition alive and contemporary. Regina
sang with Bob Dylan during his gospel days and all have been singing
and harmonizing together since they were literally babies. They are
the first call producers make when they need backup singers and
lately, they've been hanging with Carrie Underwood. But wait until
you see them on their own. They were here with Mike Farris back in
Season IV and they starred in Rock My Soul, the PBS tribute to
Nashville Gospel produced by BGU's Todd Squared, but this is their
Volcano Room solo debut. After a set of the McCrarys' sanctified
soul, you'll be able to skip church on Sunday. Here's their slow-burn take on "Blowin In
The Wind" from Music City Roots.
Holcomb has quietly been becoming a star for the past few
years, touring and building his audience to the point that he sold
out Nashville's most prestigious venue, where he recorded Live at
the Ryman (2016). Holcomb works with a broad musical palette,
from gentle singer-songwriter folk to '70s soul and arena rock, but
manages to infuse it all with lyrics filled with genuine
emotion. He's backed by a great band, The Neighbors, and with
his wife Ellie on harmonies and occasional lead, he puts on a great
show. He'll be showcasing material from his brand new album, Souvenirs.
Here's the official video for his song
new kid is Parker Millsap, an explosive young Americana artist
who combines the frenzied energy of early rockabilly with soulful
honky tonk country. It's going to be a hot day in the Volcano Room. Here's a performance for Seattle's KEXP.
Another historic lineup includes two former bluegrass prodigies who
have more than lived up to their early promise, a great jam band and
deep Memphis soul. The only bad thing I can think of is that it's the
Stuart was playing mandolin and guitar with Lester Flatt before
he could shave, and went on play with two other icons of American
music, Doc Watson and Johnny Cash (the latter his father-in-law at
the time), and then had a string of mainstream country hits, some
with his buddy Travis Tritt. Today, he has one of the best old-style
country shows on TV, RFD's Marty Stuart Show. And he has a
brand new album, Way Out West. With his Fabulous
Superlatives, he makes hard-rocking, hard-core honky tonk music
for the 21st Century. Here's a tribute to the great Merle Haggard
from his RFD show.
Vincent got her start even younger than Marty, performing with
her parents' Sally Mountain Show. She spent a few years trying to be
a country star in the '90s, but the big hair and Spandex convinced
her to go back to her roots. She earned her title the Queen of
Bluegrass one gig at a time, and she's one of the hardest-working
people I know in the business. Her great band, The Rage,
features two of the best bluegrass musicians on the road today,
three-time IBMA Award-winning guitarist Josh Williams and fiddler
Hunter Berry. Rhonda Vincent is what bluegrass is all about - great
singing, great picking and a non-stop, high energy show. Here's proof!
federal law, every collection of hits from the '90s must include Blues
Traveler's "Run-Around," which introduced us to
harmonica virtuoso and force of nature John Popper. I was
lucky enough to see the band a few times back then and Popper and
company were always a great show. They still are as you can see here.
comes to The Volcano Room with Don Bryant & The Bo Keys.
The veteran singer recorded at Bryant at legendary Hi Records, where
his labelmates included Al Green, O.V. Wright, Syl Johnson and
Bryant's wife Ann Peebles. After a few years, he gravitated to the
songwriting and production side of the business, but never stopped singing.
He's backed by an ace band led by bassist-producer Scott Bomar, who
has done for Memphis soul what Ry Cooder did for Cuban music,
bringing back many of the forgotten greats. If you long for the
golden age of the Memphis Sound's great ballads and funky dancefloor
rave-ups, this is the show for you. Here's a recent performance.
to deep soul, from hard country to outer-limits jam bands and so much
more, Bluegrass Underground Season VII has something for everyone,
provided you like great roots music. If you've got tickets, we'll see
you there. If not, we'll be airing the best parts of the weekend
starting in September on your local PBS station.
on the lookout for ticket giveaways on social media. We'll see you
Shows Underground ON SALE Now!...
Boxmasters feat. Billy Bob Thornton w.
Revelers w. Bill & the Belles
Live from the
Sat. June 3, 2017 @1pm
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Grammy Nominated Nominees. Cajun, Country, Zydeco and Swamp Pop
Supergroup combine into a powerful tonic of roots music thats sure
to get you moving. Opening is the time bending sounds of Bill and
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the Mummies w.La
Sat. Apr. 15 @1pm cst SOLD
Bradley w. SHEL:
Sat. Apr. 22 @8pm
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Pam Tillis w. Erin Rae & the Meanwhiles:
Boxmasters w.Josh Wanamaker:
Mountain w. Haas
The Revelers w. Bill &
Larry Stephenson Band
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Rowan Band w. Quiles & Cloud:
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