Cornbread Cafe #15: Sierra Ferrell

Hear our long-awaited conversation with brilliant songwriter and spellbinding performer Sierra Ferrell — who is the. real. deal. Read More …

Cornbread Cafe #14: The Mammals

Welcome brothers and sisters to episode #14 of the Cornbread Cafe. I am the mongrel, and I will be your grill master at this barbecue bonanza we’re firing up for you today. Cazh and cozy, we’re located at the five-corners of Blues, Americana, Folk, Country, Read More …

4th Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival, New York

The Oldtone Roots Music Festival features traditional mountain fiddling, bluegrass, hot swing, classic country, brass, cajun and contra music. A family-friendly full camping festival with kids activities, dancing, hands-on instrument workshops led by world-class musicians, instrument and band contests, Hudson Valley farm-to-table food, libations, and Read More …

The Cornbread Cafe #11:

This episode is like having yer biscuits with red-eye gravy AND a side of home fries AND Eggs Benny, AND maybe a little 8-oz breakfast steak, with fresh-squeezed orange juice and bottomless coffee. And maybe a hurricane glass full of bloody mary… Read More …

2nd Annual Suwannee Spring Reunion

The Suwannee Spring Reunion is a new take on the classic gathering, fondly remembered as Suwannee Spring Fest. This year, you can catch Donna the Buffalo, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dar Williams and many more. Read More …

The Big Ears Festival 2018

The Big Ears Festival 2018 is an international cultural gathering taking place March 22–25 that is a dynamic, interactive experience that explores connections between musicians and artists, crossing all musical genres while interfacing with film, performance, and the visual arts. Read More …

Cornbread Cafe #010

I promise you WILL have to loosen your belt when you get done with this episode — Pickxen, Grant Maloy Smith, Scott Thorn, Mikalyn Hay, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, Parsonsfield. Read More …

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 …