Tag: Interview

Interview: Greensky Bluegrass: No Rules (and Kazoos)

14th July

Published on Jambands.com
Full Article: http://www.jambands.com/features/2012/07/14/greensky-bluegrass-no-rules-and-kazoos

Hailing from Kalamazoo, Michigan—the city where Orville Gibson first started building acoustic guitars and mandolins over a century ago— Greensky Bluegrass have developed a progressive style over their twelve-year career that blends contemporary musical forms with sounds that trace back to before the invention of Gibson’s Les Paul. Drawing inspiration from acoustic innovators like Béla Fleck and Sam Bush, who launched a movement with their New Grass Revival in the ‘70s and ‘80s, the band’s sound is influenced by the elder statesmen of bluegrass and jambands alike, placing them squarely on the divide between two thriving musical communities. Continued…

Feature: Essential Prayers

Published in Berkshires Week on September 24, 2014 Original article: http://www.berkshireeagle.com/berkshiresweek/ci_26596672/riffing-prayer

Starting this Friday evening, a group of young musicians will be returning to Bennington College, their...

Feature: BCCS’ Cailin Manson

Published in Berkshires Week on September 25, 2014 Original article: http://www.berkshireeagle.com/berkshiresweek/ci_26596555/new-leader-enlivens-choral-society

BENNINGTON — After 38 years under the direction of Edwin Lawrence, who recently retired, the Bennington...