Listen to Colin Hay discuss the loss of his father and making light of darkness in this interview with The Backstage Beat. Colin to play Boston’s Sommerville Theater April 17th; sings to sold out crowd at Austin’s World Theater; discusses the mystery of song-writing for his newest, Gathering Mercury with Red and Black.
Listen to The Waifs’ Donna Simpson discuss gardening and their newest, Tempation with ABC (Australia)’s Anne Gaffney. "It is amazing people can connect with something so personal as a song I have written.” –Donna Simpson to Coolum and North Shore News, Donna Simpson discusses their band’s changing lives and redemption with News.com.au, being landlocked in the US with Rave Magazine and the Port Fairy Folk Festival with The Standard.
The Wayback’s Hillside Album Hour is now the must-see performance at MerleFest but what classic album will be performed this year? It’s a secret until they take the stage but go ahead and make your best guess for a chance at prizes on the 2011 HillSide Album Hour Guess-a-Thon’s Facebook page. Clues are provided every couple of weeks to help you along.
See the show live at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC (April 28-May1).
In honor of St. Patrick’s day, Blueridge Outdoors Magazine is streaming music this month from the Compass Records Group (home to North America’s largest Irish music catalog). The mix includes songs from T with the Maggies, Joe Derrane and even a few non-Irish acts like The Gibson Brothers and Dala.
Listen to the "Trail Mix" here.
BMA Magazine talks with The Waifs’ Donna Simpson about Temptation. The Australian talks with the band about reuniting for the making of Temptation. "The Duke is excited" about the new release. The band has hit the road in Australia to promote the album and will headline Blue Mountains Music Fest March 18-20.
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band speaks Bluegrass, the "Universal Language", played Big Grass Fest, headlined the “world’s only 2011 indoor camping and music festival” and is to play Telluride (June 16-19).
Dale Ann Bradley to play Blue Moon Bluegrass Fest in July, West Virginia BBQ and Bluegrass Festival in September and Mountain Stage March 13th. Look to the Light: Songs of Faith, which guests Dale Ann, is nominated for a Dove Award for Album of the Year.