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Greensky Bluegrass Are Us | The Vic In Review

Photos: ontheDL Photography via Greensky Bluegrass FacebookPhenomenal.Thats the word Id use to describe Greensky Bluegrass at The Vic.  Not because the shows were that good (okay they were), but because Greensky Bluegrass has the undeniable momentum of not just a touring and recording band finding white-hot success on both fronts, but as...

Just Teasin': Greensky Bluegrass & Fruition Join Forces @ The Vic [Setlists / Audio]

 A photo posted by Keith Griner (@phierce_photo_by_keith_g) on Feb 12, 2017 at 11:50am PSTGreensky Bluegrass completed the first let of their 2017 touring plans, and the last show with openers Fruition, on Saturday night in Chicago.There were sit-ins on both sides, with Dave Bruzza joining Fruition for a cover of Ray Charles' "...

Beyondify: More Great Under The Radar Tracks

Earlier this month, I had so much fun summarizing new tracksthat hadn't yet made it to Spotify, I've decided to make it a regular feature. I've even named it. I'm calling it Beyondify, and hope to publish every few weeks to let you know about under-the-radar tracks that you've got to dig a little to...

Preview & Ticket Giveaway | Yarn @ The Beat Kitchen 12/4/15

Yarn took me by surprise in the most unassuming way. First time I was exposed to them was the Sidebar at Fitzgerald's, mellow but delightfully rough around the edges, kind of appropriate for the venue. This gig was followed by a full throttle performance at Chicago's City Winery-- they were making converts in some unlikely...

Coming To Fruition: An Interview With Jay Cobb Anderson

By: @312mrgIt was on a long, spaced out, evening commute home last fall when Sirius JamOn did something they dont always do: played a song by band outside of their typically tight rotation. I was in a bluegrass mood, so I let its strings help calm a bit of road rage. Then, in a sudden...

Bubbly Q Giveaway - Labor Day at City Winery

Now in its third year, the Bubbly Q is becoming something of a City Winery tradition. Looking for somebody else to host your Labor Day barbecue, and have it paired with top notch live Americana music? Look no further than their 5000 square foot outdoor patio. You'll even be handed a complimentary mini bottle of bubbly...

Photos / Audio: The Infamous Stringdusters & Fruition @ Lincoln Hall 3/19/14

Photos: Rickie KostinerEast met West, when two rising progressive bluegrass stars brought their tour through Chicago on Wednesday night. The Infamous Stringdusters hail from Charlottesville, Virginia and Fruition has been tearing up the West Coast from their Oregon home base. But there's nothing middle-of-the-road about their music, which features fierce picking, smooth vocals and a...