New Frontier Touring News

    January 16, 2019

    The Avett Brothers to Headline at MerleFest 2019

    Just announced! The Avett Brothers return to MerleFest this spring, a premier music festival in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. MerleFest is an annual homecoming of musicians and fans of Americana, bluegrass, traditional, roots, rock, and other sounds of Appalachia. The Avett Brothers will take the stage on Sunday this year.

    Find out more here


    January 15, 2019

    And the Kids share the Origins of new track “No Way Sit Back” on Consequence of Sound

    And the Kids shared the story behind their new single “No Way Sit Back”  from their upcoming album “When This Life is Over,” out on February 22nd via Signature Sounds. The record finds the indie outfit exploring “the total freedom of mortality’s fate,” as a press release puts it. In examining and accepting some of the bleaker aspects of modernity, And the Kids find a way to release themselves from the weight of depression instead of being crushed beneath it. New single “No Way Sit Back”, for example, takes a critical look at representation in media, only to embrace otherness as a badge of honor. Check out the article and stream the song here.


    The Avett Brothers and The Band of Heathens to play the 2019 Sweetwater 420 Festival

    Sweetwater 420 Fest confirmed Thursday the full lineup for its three-day music festival, spanning April 19-21 at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. The Avett Brothers will be one of the main headlines at the festival. The bill also includes fellow New Frontier roster-mate, The Band of Heathens.

    This year’s SweetWater 420 Fest will take place at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta April 19 – 21. Tickets can be purchased here.


    January 14, 2019

    Billboard Premiere: Trapper Schoepp Debuts Arresting Video for ‘What You Do to Her’ ft. Nicole Atkins

    Billboard premiered the music video for Trapper Schoepp’s single “What You Do to Her” from his upcoming album Primetime Illusion, available January 25th. The song features fellow New Frontier Touring artist Nicole Atkins. “This song is about the epidemic of sexual assault and the ripple effects these attacks can have within communities,” Schoepp says. “I think everyone has an obligation to call out behavior like this.” Check out the article and watch the new video here!


    The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Nominated For 2019 Blues Music Award, “Best Blues Rock Album”

    On the nomination, The Rev. said, “We are so honored to be nominated for a Blues Foundation, Blues Music Award. I’ve dreamed of being nominated for a BMA practically my whole life. Thanks for noticing this record y’all. Poor Until Payday is up for best Blues Rock Album. Just floored by this.” Previous recipients of this award include Tedeschi Trucks Band, Johnny Winter, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Check out all the nominations here!


    January 10, 2019

    Check Out Relix’s Review of The Artisanals’ Self-Titled Album

    The Artisanals released their debut, self-titled album in September of 2018. Relix describes it as an, “ambitious and meticulously crafted 10-song set.” Check the album out on major streaming services and give the Relix review a read here!


    January 9, 2019

    The Main Squeeze Stop By and Perform at Relix

    The Main Squeeze dropped in at Relix and performed “That Feelin’” a tune off their 2017 record “Without a Sound” live at a Relix Studio Session. Check the jam here!


    Sister Sparrow Exclusively Premieres Video For “Gold” On TIDAL

    Today, via TIDAL, Sister Sparrow is premiering her lyric video for “Gold,” the title track from her 2018 album. The video was shot while the band was on tour in Detroit. Arleigh Kincheloe, better known as Sister Sparrow, says, “I watch it and it makes me giggle; it shows the humility of it all.” Check out the exclusive premiere here!


    January 8, 2019

    The Bluegrass Situation Premiere Chatham County Line Cover of Wilco’s “I Got You”

    Chatham County Line premiered their new video “I Got You (At the End of the Century)” on The Bluegrass Situation today. The track is off their upcoming album Sharing the Covers which will release March 8, 2019 on Yep Roc Records. In their words, “This Wilco tune is a prime example of how Sharing the Covers pulls cover songs directly from our set lists through the years. We had performed this tune back in 2005 at the release show celebrating our second album, Route 23, and hadn’t really revisited it since. When we were setting up in the studio to record some new material, the engineer asked us to test the levels on the microphones and somehow this song came out.” Check the video out at The Bluegrass Situation!


    January 3, 2019

    The Avett Brothers Debut Grateful Dead Cover & More On New Year’s Eve

    The Avett Brothers debuted a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Truckin’” after counting down the final seconds of 2018. The band’s New Year’s Eve concert at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina also featured the live debut of a new original, “Who Will I Hold When You’re Gone,” as well as their first live performance of their collaboration with Asleep At The Wheel, “Willie Got There First.”

    Read more & watch here