July 28, 2015
Pitchfork “When bands we like cover songs we love, our best hope to relive those special moments is usually through sideways videos recorded on cell phones and uploaded to YouTube. But with this crystalline collection, Watkins Family Hour offers a more compelling insight.”
Read the full article here The New York Times
“This touring version of that jovial affair features Fiona Apple, who regularly appears on the series,and various guest musicians.”
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“What began as an informal jam session, a safe place to test new material and just have fun, has turned into an album of equally casual charm.”
“…Watkins Family Hour, retains all the homespun intimacy of a bunch of musicians enjoying one another’s company and talent.”
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Associated Press “…spirited and full of surprises.”
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“That such a simple
July 27, 2015
The Watkins Family Hour were featured this past weekend on CBS This Morning performing live from the Newport Folk Festival. Check out their performance of “Steal Your Heart Away” here.
July 24, 2015
Driftwood has long maintained their folk heart is infused with a rock and roll soul, and that’s never been more apparent than on their first-ever live album, Live At Grassroots 2014. Along with a sampling of songs from their recent self-titled LP, two tracks, “The Lost Indian” and “Dusty Boxcar Wall,” are fan favorites the band has only performed live, and have never made an appearance on a studio album. On Live At Grassroots the band weaves its way through seven songs that draw on everything from the very roots of folk music to the extended jams of classic rock and beyond. Driftwood’s live shows have become talked about events, the musical dynamic generated on stage between the four members is nothing short of stunning, and the audience reaction electrifies their acoustic genius.
July 22, 2015
Can’t get enough of Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds?
Click here to watch their performance on Audiotree.
Click here to watch their performance on Audiotree’s Youtube page.
July 16, 2015
NPR’s First Listen this week features Watkins Family Hour’s self titled debut album. You can listen to the new album in its entirety here.
The debut album will be released July 24th via Family Hour Records, but you can preorder here.
July 15, 2015
Rolling Stone Country has premiered The Deslondes new single “The Real Deal.”
You can watch the video and read more about the influence of the song here.
July 14, 2015
While on tour in support of their new self-titled album, The Deslondes stopped in with American Songwriter a few weeks ago and performed an old gospel classic, “What Are They Doing in Heaven Today” by Washington Phillips.
You can view the full performance here.
Mandolin Orange recently talked with Pop Matters and the Bluegrass Situation about the music from their most recent Yep Roc Records release Such Jubilee. Check out the articles below:
Pop Matters: Intimacy Between Two Voices
Bluegrass Situation: Mandolin Orange Talk Lyrical Wrecking Balls, Home, Sandy Hook, and Such Jubilee
July 13, 2015
This past Thursday someone took it upon themselves to relieve Uncle Lucius of their 2012 Ford van while the guys were busy playing for the good people in Denver, CO at Larimer Lounge.
Despite the hardship, Uncle Lucius is keeping the light and pushing forward with their West Coast tour.You can view the tour dates here.
July 8, 2015
If you pick up the new issue of Relix you will find content featuring The Ballroom Thieves and The Suffers.