If you thought the California Honeydrops were just another band, think again! The San Francisco Bay area musicians are not only developing a loyal following, they are also touring the world.
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Andrew "Tuck" is a rock journalist who has produced close to 50 articles over the last two years. He is also a drummer and has toured nationally with the band 'is' from 2003 until 2009. He currently resides in Santa Cruz, California and is active in the San Francisco & Monterey Bay music scenes.
The Revivalists from New Orleans have broken out into the limelight this year playing to large audiences, appearing at well-known festivals and opening up for big name acts.
On the big island of Hawaii, the Aloha Spirit has come to mean “Welcome to All”. For musician and singer Wolfgang Rehmert, that mantra has become his phrase to live by.
If you haven’t heard yet, the band Blue Turtle Seduction is getting back together this summer for a series of shows at the beginning of August.
Every year at the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy California, one band emerges from the weekend on everyone’s mind after playing numerous sets onstage, in campgrounds, in the music halls or even on top of a Winnebago.
It’s rare that a band is recognized for their talent and given the chance to make it to the next level.
There’s a lot to be said about the sheer determination, compassion and total commitment to one’s craft. Guitarist Steve Kimock is someone who has put in the time as a musician and can teach us about following a simple path in life.
San Francisco bay-area band Grampa’s Chili which got its start in the early ‘90s has been re-energized recently and the group is ready to tackle the music industry in 2012.
They guys from Poor Man’s Whiskey are gearing up for some big shows over the next few months.
The word bacon is usually synonymous with fried egg sandwiches or BLT’s. But, in the San Francisco Bay area, it’s a band name for a bunch of guys who value good music and decent songwriting.
Garrin Benfield embodies music with every note he plays – whether slow ballad, improvisational jam or Rock & Blues, Garrin feels the energy with a passion and intensity like no other.
The guys from the band Willies Light are at it again with their new EP called Whole New Reality just released this winter.
Wayne Healy With "The Freddy Jones Band" Looks Back On An Amazing Career, A Great Band And Wonderful Life.
During the early ‘90s and well before the internet craze, life for a musician was dramatically different. At the time, up and coming bands could get signed to a major label and stand out among the myriads of acts all vying for a place in history.
There are countless pockets of jam-band communities around the country and Prescott Arizona is no different.
The Band "Poor Man's Whiskey" To Perform at The Fillmore Auditorium on 11-11-11. Don't Miss This One!
When the stars align and the calendar has consecutive numbers listed in a row, something amazing is bound to happen. On November 11th (11-11-11) Poor Man’s Whiskey will take the stage at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium.
Fate has a funny way of working itself out, especially when chance encounters play a large role in determining ones future. Destiny can come knocking even when least expected.
Important decisions in life require a lot of courage and strength to successfully navigate through the next chapter of ones career.
The Chicago jam-scene has established itself as a music mecca thanks to bands like Umphrey’s Mcgee and the downtown Delta Blues clubs.
When a national touring band receives widespread recognition for their hard work, it's confirmation that their music has reached a level only some can measure up to.
Playing at The High Sierra Music Festival every July 4th has become a coveted honor for new bands emerging on the scene.
Having the right formula for success means everything for young bands coming up in the ranks and trying to make it to the next level.
There are individuals in the music business that have songwriting in their blood and embody all the elements of a rising star.
In the early ‘90s and deep in the heart of New York City, there existed a live music venue that helped shape and define the jam band genre today.
In the music scene these days, finding a talented power-trio is a tough job.
Baltimore Maryland is best known for its amazing crab cakes, the Inner Harbor District, the Orioles baseball team and a great band in the jam scene known as Willies Light.
Somebody in the music business once said that success is recognition for ones hard work.
Ten Mile Tide had everything a band could want: great music, a bad-ass tour bus, a growing fan base and travels around the country.
Chroma is a Jacksonville based jam band trio that is gaining momentum in the southeast.
West of the Great Lakes and lying just below the Canadian border is a jam band pocket in the heart of Minneapolis.
Without question, Railroad Earth has reached a playing level that is unrivaled anywhere.
What does a band have to do to retain longevity and staying power in the music business in order to be successful and well known? It seems like only a handful of the lucky ones ever make it.
Music has a way of changing our lives and leaving lasting impressions in our minds forever. The songs not only shape us as individuals but also affect our view of the world and make us who we are today.
For the last ten years, Steve Molitz and Particle have been touring the world, recording in the studio and partnering with every jam band out there. Call it pure luck or impeccable timing, the guys in Particle got popular early on in their career at a time when the “late-night sound” was first developing.
The band Tauk from Long Island, New York is living the dream. The five piece unknown jam band is touring the country with big acts in toe that draw large crowds and get people in the door to see them.
Beneath all the countless layers of jam bands in the San Francisco bay area and tucked away in the hills of the San Jose and Santa Cruz mountains lies a group not only trying to build a loyal fan base but also working hard for respect in the industry.
For months I had been hearing the name Kate Gaffney around the San Francisco jam scene.
The jam community can always use another bluegrass band, especially from Colorado! I say keep them coming, the more the merrier because there is something special about the genre that makes us scream for more every time.
At this year’s 2010 High Sierra Music Festival, the guys from Poor Man’s Whiskey were completely in their element; and just like they should have been.
Colorado seems to magically produce some of the finest music out there.
The jam scene today has with it many styles of music and that’s the beauty of the genre.