Iconic guitar maker Martin Guitar is partnering with ArtsQuest to bring a taste of the Martin Jam Stage at Musikfest to SteelStacks this fall.
Starting Friday, Oktoberfest at SteelStacks returns for its second weekend. Here are some of the highlights:
This Saturday, celebrate the 50-year legacy of Emmylou Harris at Godfrey Daniels with Dina Hall and friends.
Starting Friday, Oktoberfest returns for its eighth year at SteelStacks. Enjoy two weekends packed with live music and entertainment, plus German-inspired food and beer, Oct. 5-7 and 12-14.
A chill is in the air and fall has arrived on the SouthSide. Join us First Friday October 5th for Autumn themed drink and dinner specials, free activities for the kids, and a fresh, new line up of deals and music from Lehigh Valley Underground.
Noted bluegrass group Town Mountain unveils “Down Low” featuring Tyler Childers, the third single from their forthcoming record. A few years ago, banjo player Jesse Langlais and Childers teamed up to write what would become the closing cut for their forthcoming record, New Freedom Blues. “To me, ‘Down Low’ has a Waylon vibe, which is a damn good vibe to have,” Langlais says. “My favorite line in the song, which was a Tyler line, is, ‘I’ve been getting into meanness on the dark end of the street.’ Ahh, that’s downright lonesome.” The track is available today on Amazon, Apple Music, and Spotify.
Set for release on October 26, 2018, New Freedom Blues and Town Mountain’s upbeat, live performances have been praised by outlets like the Bluegrass Situation, SiriusXM, No Depression, American Songwriter, and Rolling Stone, who recently named the group an Artist You Need to Know. Town Mountain will appear at IBMA and continue on a Southeast tour throughout November, proceeding a December tour with Tyler Childers (full dates below).
New Freedom Blues was recorded at Asheville’s iconic Echo Mountain Studios with producer Caleb Klauder; the 11 tracks that comprise the album span the sum total of the band’s eclectic influences, from traditional bluegrass to roots pop to hardscrabble honky tonk. The album also marks the first time the band brought a drummer – Sturgill Simpson collaborator Miles Miller – into the studio.
Town Mountain is Langlais, Barker, vocalist/guitarist Robert Greer, fiddle player Bobby Britt, and bassist Zach Smith. Since releasing their debut album Original Bluegrass and Roots Country in 2007, Town Mountain have made a name for themselves in bluegrass and roots circuits and have amassed a sizable catalog of original songs. They’ve toured with a who’s who of like-minded artists, including Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys, the Del McCoury Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many others. Southern Crescent debuted at number four on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart, and held strong in the Americana Music Association’s Radio Chart Top Forty for 10 weeks. In 2016, Town Mountain made their Grand Ole Opry debut, performing both at the Opry House and at the famed Ryman Auditorium.
GRAMMY winner, producer, and musician Buddy Miller said, “Town Mountain aren’t out to reinvent the wheel, they’re like a new set of the finest tires that gives you a new ride. There’s no fat, no gratuitous notes, no extra stuff, just amazing songs, singing and playing from one of the best bands out there… or maybe they are the new wheel.”
Listen to “Down Low” on Spotify below!
On Tuesday, the United States Senate passed the Music Modernization Act, in an effort to update music copyright laws to reflect modern digital technology and make it easier for creators to get paid for their work via streaming services.
One of our own is featured in Art Works, a section in the Fall 2018 edition of Fig Bethlehem highlighting creatives from the Bethlehem community.
September 7 marks the one-year anniversary of the SouthSide Arts District’s partnership with Lehigh Valley Underground! This past year, LVU has been dedicated to curating a fresh, hip concert series, delivering homegrown musicians of every genre, creating a unique and inclusive music scene throughout the SouthSide Arts District.
Whether you’re a child of the 60’s, a fan of rock history, or a photographer, an evening with legendary rock photographer Don Aters will provide you with memorable stories, conversation, and the opportunity to ask questions to one of rock music’s legendary photographers.