AmericanaFest 2023 Expectations

One Writer’s Expectations for AmericanaFest 2023

I’m set to hit my very first AmericanaFest (assuming there’s not another incident similar to last year’s poorly timed appendicitis), and I’m highlighting some must-sees for anyone else who’s making the trek to Nashville, as well as sharing my choices for the Americana Awards (to be held Wednesday evening at the Ryman Auditorium). My ground […]

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Caveman Music Festival 2023

Caveman Music Festival 2023 In the southern Colorado mountains sits the bucolic village of Weston, an unincorporated community located on the Highway of Legends Byway. Deep in the Purgatoire River Valley surrounded by wildlife and the epic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Weston, Colorado is small-town nirvana, a place that has not yet […]

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Neyla Pekarek records at Mighty Fine Studios last September. (Photo by Brit Cole)

As “Western Woman,” Neyla Pekarek Sounds Like Colorado’s Latest Folk Hero

Colorado native Neyla Pekarek, who traveled the world as an accomplished cellist and classically trained vocalist for the Lumineers, knows there’s nothing like the comforts of home. So, following her 2018 departure from the group that exploded onto the international scene with Americana authenticity only a few years earlier, Pekarek began breathing that fresh Rocky […]

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StageCoach Festival 2023

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the StageCoach Music Festival. Some of the biggest country acts will be performing in Indio, Ca April 28-30 at the Empire Polo Club. Headliners this year include, Luke Bryan on Friday, Kane Brown on Sunday and Chris Stapleton closing out the festivities on Sunday night. This year’s lineup […]

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Big Ears 2023 Preview

Photo: The father of electronic music, Morton Subotnick, is a featured performer at the 10th annual Big Ears Festival on Knoxville, Tennessee on March 30 – April 2, 2023. Big Ears 2023 Preview and 2022’s Song of the Year Back before Thanksgiving, I wrote a piece about Tommy Prine, son of the legendary singer / […]

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