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 …

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 …

Cornbread Cafe #009

We’re going to get right into the music this show, because the hardcopy of the EP, Tired Old Town, by Chris Anres with Gary McDannold showed up in the mail just a couple days ago, and I have been impatient to share it with you. I couldn’t decide between the five tracks on this 2017 release, so I figured we’d go with the title track, Tired Old Town, to get things goin’. Read More …