The July 23 Issue Highlights Artists Free From Stereotypical Genres.
The Lone Bellow takes readers to the unplugged spiritual side of music, while Catfish in the Sky speaks of enveloping their audiences with Celtic, bluegrass, and jazz sounds. Gangstagrass reveals their use of music as a powerful unifier to help people share their roots and experiences as Americans. The Crooked Jades re-imagine old-time music for today’s listeners, creating a unique, gritty, and sometimes dark sound. Talisk also refuses the box, enhancing their acoustic “Celtic Punk” music with synthesizer and electric guitar recordings.
Grace Van’t Hof’s talents escape her incredibly noted music box to soar into the graphic designing sphere. The Hogslop String Band shares how they steal wild rock and punk spirit and offer it alongside traditional acoustic musicianship. Jamon Scott says he has consistently refused to follow the rules, juxtaposing bluegrass against rock or 80s New Wave and Celtic.
Scott Slay’s story reveals his love as a music teacher and for his group, Slay will perform at the 2023 Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Phillip Steinmetz’s story reels readers back to sentimentality and tradition through his memories of his uncle, Grandpa Jones.
Readers can also look back at the life of the legendary Elizabeth Cotton, visit several Appalachian Food Markets, and the 7 Mile High Bluegrass Festival.
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