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Bootsy Collins World Wide Funk [10/27]Parliament leader and bassist Bootsy Collins returns with World Wide Funk, which may be one of his funkiest records yet. Joined by a slew of stars and admirers including Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke and Buckethead, each song is offers a different side of the funk spectrum without losing its party-ready...

Blue Ox Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

Now in its third incarnation, it appears the organizer's of Blue Ox have hit on some special when curating their forward-looking, bluegrass leaning lineup.Perhaps its the artist curation -- MInnesota's Pert Near Sandstone, plays a role and has two festival slots, but the lineup is a music lover's dream.Punch Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass and...

Lockn' In Review | Thoughts, Photos, Video & Audio From The Four Day Festival

By: Aaron Stein (@neddyo) | Photos: Adam Miszewski (@adjomi)Go To: Full Photo Gallery | Setlists & Media - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - SundayEvery year they play an NBA All-Star game and every year basketball fans look at the line-ups -- the amassed talent almost incomprehensible in its limitless possibilities -- and...

Watch Infamous Stringdusters & Nicki Bluhm Cover "Deal" @ Park West

Infamous Stringdusters brought the Ladies & Gentlemen tour to Park West on Friday night, with special guest Nicki Bluhm. She's making a habit of bluegrass sit-ins in Chicago, we last saw her with Greensky Bluegrass around New Years.Nicki guests on "Still The One" on the tour's eponymous album, but on this night she also...

Setlist / Video / Stream / Download | Greensky Bluegrass & Keller Williams Grateful Grass @ Chicago Theatre 7/2/15

More to come on this show but first, the setlist and some media...Keller Williams' Grateful Grass feat. Infamous StringdustersJack StrawBrown Eyed WomenCandymanCold Rain & SnowFeel Like A StrangerBig RiverCumberland (They Love Each Other mashup version)Mr Charlie (Bird Song teases)On The Road AgainHe's GoneSamson & DelilahScarlet BegoniasGreensky BluegrassJuliusDemons"On behalf of the entire...

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...

Celebrate 4/20 With Cornmeal and Hot Buttered Rum At The Vic

When I first published my list of nine acoustic bands to watch in April of 2010 (recently revised and updated), it included two bands who have subsequently gone on to become brothers (and sister) of the road. With styles that complement each other to a tee, I couldn't be more pleased that the Cornmeal / Hot Buttered...

Americana The Beautiful: Nine Bands Taking Acoustic Music To The Places You Want To Go

This feature has been updated (February 2012) since its original publication in April of 2010. I swapped out the ninth band and added some honorable mentions. The remainder of the text remains largely untouched.We can crank up the amplifiers and layer on the production, but the acoustic guitar -- natural and authentic -- just isn't going...