Cornbread Cafe #12

We celebrate the first inaugural Arcadia Folk Festival with mighty tunes from Laura Berman, Faint Peter, Divining Rod, Birds of Chicago, Darlingside, Heather Maloney, The Nields, and Celine Schmink. host, the mongrel music editor, Serafina

Back Porch Festival: Anais Mitchell, Birds of Chicago, Jeffrey Foucault — Massachusetts

The fourth annual Back Porch Festival returns March 1-4, with all-star line-ups of American roots artists at the Academy of Music and The Parlor Room.

Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry.

Birds of Chicago began in 2012 when Nero started writing for his vocal star-muse, Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl, but together there was an unmistakable chemistry. A cross border band was born.

Foucault has given American poetry some of its most vital lines and his musical searchings have become touchstones of density and durability. Read More …

Back Porch Festival: Deer Tick — Massachusetts

The fourth annual Back Porch Festival returns March 1-4, with all-star line-ups of American roots artists at the Academy of Music and The Parlor Room.

Country soul and Delta blues, old-time gospel and hardcore punk, it’s all in there. Each successive Deer Tick record reveals more colors and increased perspective, the rave-ups get wilder, the ballads more knowing and hurt. Read More …

Back Porch Festival: Say Darling — Massachusetts

The fourth annual Back Porch Festival returns March 1-4, with all-star line-ups of American roots artists at the Academy of Music and The Parlor Room.

March 1 — Say Darling will get you off your chair and dancing, or keep you spellbound with evocative vocals and performances. No one else can so effortlessly combine their influences in one electric and contemporary package. Read More …

Mile 0 Fest — Key West, Florida

Mile 0 Fest Key West is a brand-new music festival assured to be a “must see” in the burgeoning Red Dirt & Americana music scene. Fanatics & first-timers alike will be overwhelmed by the star-studded lineup in our inaugural year and the charm of the Keys will have you pining for more island time for years to come. Read More …

MusicFest — Colorado

Steamboat MusicFest, the ONLY festival that brings the finest Texas and Americana music to the snow, sweeps the Colorado Rockies each January for a full week of sport and song. Read More …

The Cornbread Cafe #6: INTERVIEW with Janie Barnett, too many new tracks to list!

Janie Barnett discusses her gracefully drifting release, You See this River. Welcome! brothers and sisters to Episode #6—of the Cornbread Cafe. I am the mongrel, and I will be your waiter today. Cazh and cozy, we’re located at the five-corners of Blues, Americana, Folk, Country, Read More …