Review: Horseshoes & Hand Grenades at The High Watt

As Music City haunt The High Watt began to fill with attendees eager to experience Wisconsin-based bluegrass band  Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, the lights above shone down onto the empty stage and illuminated a lone microphone in the center. The five-piece took… Continue Reading

Interview with: The Infamous Stringdusters

“I discovered string band music when I was living in Colorado, getting really into Phish, and learning about The Grateful Dead, and seeing String Cheese Incident and Leftover Salmon,” recalls Travis Book, upright bassist for legendary string band The Infamous… Continue Reading

Don’t Miss The 2017 Blue Ox Music Festival!

From June 8-10, 2017, thousands of roots music fans from across the glove will gather amongst the dense, sun-speckled pine forests of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the heart of Paul Bunyan country, to enjoy the world-class lineup that is this year’s Blue Ox Music… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 1/20/17

Brushwood Songs & Stories – Norman Blake Brushwood Songs & Stories, out today via Plectrafone Records, highlights the celebrated and six decade-long career of prolific songwriter and master of all things stringed, Norman Blake, who has indicated that this may be his… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 1/13/17

The Infamous Stringdusters–The Laws Of Gravity The Grammy-nominated bluegrass powerhouse is back with The Laws Of Gravity, and this one is an absolute jaw-dropper. Over the course of 13 mesmerizing tunes that put their kickstands down firmly on the bluegrass-y… Continue Reading

Interview: Pert Near Sandstone

Long winters spent cozied up indoors lend themselves to fruitful periods of creativity in the Land of 10,000 Lakes; in the last fifteen years, there have been a plethora of phenomenal string bands born in Minnesota. “I think it’s called the… Continue Reading