Mar 212017

So this edition of my festival series bring us to South Carolina in April for the inaugural High Water Festival which was created by Shovels And Rope along with the many people that help made this dream a reality. It appears that many people have stepped on board to assist in making this possible.

High Water Festival takes place April 22-23 at Riverfront Park in North Charleston South Carolina and you can purchase tickets for this event HERE. Many corporate sponsors make this event possible and affordable to you at under 70 dollars for a general admission basic weekend pass.

Shovels And Rope just recently played two shows at the Ryman here and their new album made my TOP 50 of 2017, so you can darn sure bet that this will indeed be a truly good time out there in South Carolina next month!

As far as hotel accommodations go there is a WHOLE LONG LIST of hotels HERE as they have partnered up with Hotels For Hope to benefit some proceeds from your booking. This is not a camping event and like me if you have some medical issues all of these hotels will bend over backwards to fit your needs to help you enjoy the music!

The Avett Brothers
The Shins
Shovels And Rope
Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats
Margo Price
Jump Little Children
John Moreland
JD McPherson
Deer Tick
Charles Bradley
Matthew Logan Vasquez
The Suffers
Julien Baker
Aaron Lee Tasjan
The Deslondes
Caroline Rose
Slow Runner
Arum Rae

Jan 222017

I just got off the phone with Pirate Farm Radio where I did a pretty lengthy phone interview about my TOP 50 Of 2016 and you have my number 7 pick, the Midwest Farmer’s Daughter herself Margo Price. Now I finally got to catch her a few years ago at Muddy Roots Music Festival where she performed a stellar set for us on the Old Wood Stage on a hot afternoon.

She captivated the audience with a brilliant display of Honky Tonk sound and style, and believe you me when I say that from an Americana standpoint the women are bringing bigger gloves than the men in the past few years. She’s one of the prominent ladies raising awareness to Americana music with her vibrant display of weekend stays in the Davidson County Jail, with descriptive songs of smoking crack and blowjobs.

You combine her with the poignant hurtful songs of  one of Appalachia’s upcoming powerhouses and my 2016 Artist Of The Year Canada’s Own Colter Wall you have a show that I strongly urge you not to miss if ti comes to our area. Mr. Colter has new merch available and Miss Margo has a TON of stuff available on her website as well.

Mr. Colter has already had a busy 2017 touring with Steve Earle And The Dukes at a bunch of City Wineries locations and also some shows with Amanda Shires. So both of these artists are indeed deserving of praise for their personal accolades in their own right, and both put forth one hell of a live show. Colter Wall possesses one of those distinguishable vocal styles that sicks out like a rooster wearing socks. You can indeed pick his voice out easily and plainly from other people.

03.24.17 // Austin, TX // Emo’s

03.25.17 // Dallas, TX // The Kessler

03.26.17 // Oklahoma City, OK // ACM@UCO Performance Lab

03.28.17 // Memphis, TN // 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Plaza

03.29.17 // Louisville, KY // Headliners Music Hall

04.02.17 // Cincinnati, OH // 20th Century Theater

04.04.17 // Columbus, OH // The Basement

04.05.17 // Indianapolis, IN // The Hi-Fi

04.07.16 // Chicago, IL // Thalia Hall

04.08.17 // Minneapolis, MN // First Avenue