2:37 p.m. Finally arrived in Austin. Fourteen hours in the car is a long time, but such a trip can be made more palatable given some great company, fun conversation and stimulating tunes to wash it down. Such was my good fortune on the journey southwest down interstates 44 and 35.
Railroad Earth is perhaps best known for its vast array of influences which include bluegrass, jazz, classic rock and traditional Irish, just for starters.
As a proud Mizzou alumna, I was tremendously excited to attend the 2011 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia, Mo. for the first time last weekend. Now in its fifth year, this mid-Missouri celebration of food and music takes place in the streets of downtown Columbia and partially on the Mizzou Campus in beautiful Peace Park.
I've been back from Lollapalooza for four days now, after being there for all three days for the first time. The blisters have healed, sunburn is aloe'ed to the gills, and leg muscles have finally relaxed to put some notes to paper.
Are you ready for a new album by the Avalanches? You should be, as it's been 10 years since the last.
Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival has a well-earned reputation for bringing together a wide variety of acts from all across the musical spectrum. Whether it's reggae, rock, bluegrass or dubstep Waka brings it all.
Last weekend marked my fourth journey to Memphis for the annual Beale Street Music Festival. After severe weather last year canceled nearly half of the scheduled acts, and on the heels of last week's violent storms across the South, we went prepared for anything.