New Frontier Touring News

    September 10, 2021

    Reckless Kelly Recalls Where They Were on 9/11 and Releases The 9/11 Demos In Honor of Those Lost

    Today, Reckless Kelly released the project The 9/11 Demos. Recorded 20 years ago, on September 11th, 2001, Reckless Kelly was scheduled to record at Arlyn Studios in Austin, TX. Not knowing how the day was going to end, the band ended up recording 16 songs, in-between hours spent glued to the television. Most of the songs would eventually be re-recorded and find their way to an album or two, but the original demos were never released and sat untouched for 20 years, until today. The project is being released to honor and remember the lives lost that day. All songs are sequenced in the exact order they were recorded. Click here to go and stream the new project.


    August 19, 2021

    The Bluegrass Situation Premieres The Way Down Wanderers New Single “Everything’s Made Out of Sand”

    Today, The Bluegrass Situation premiered Everything’s Made Out of Sand, the latest single from The Way Down Wanderers. The song is the latest single from their upcoming album More Like Tomorrow, which comes out September 10th via Soundly Music. Collin from the band stated that “Everything’s Made Out of Sand was written to create a dialogue on the temporary nature of all things.” Check out the article and the new single here.


    August 18, 2021

    Cast Members from ‘Swept Away’ Perform The Avett Brothers’ “Murder In The City”

    Recently, the production team for the upcoming musical Swept Away, a musical set to the music of The Avett Brothers, shared a preview with a cast performance of Murder In The City.

    A description of Swept Away reads,

    1888, off the coast of New Bedford, MA. When a violent storm sinks their whaling ship, the four surviving souls—a young man in search of adventure, his older brother who has sworn to protect him, a captain at the end of a long career at sea, and a worldly first mate who has fallen from grace—each face a reckoning: How far will I go to stay alive? And can I live with the consequences?

    Swept Away is set to open at the Rep’s Peet’s Theatre in Berkeley, CA on January 9th, 2022. To see the beautiful performance and find out more about Swept Away, click here.


    August 12, 2021

    New Paul Thorn Album “Never Too Late To Call” Out Now!

    Paul Thorn’s new album Never Too Late To Call is officially out for sale and streaming on all platforms. The album shows a more personal and heartfelt side of Thorn, especially on tracks like Breaking Up for Good Again, title track It’s Never Too Late to Call and Two Tears of Joy. The title to the album is something his sister always said to him when he would call late. She died of cancer last year and Thorn says he will always remember her for the feeling of comfort and security those five words brought to him. Stream Never Too Late to Call today or purchase it here.


    August 9, 2021

    Peter Rowan Shares the Stage with The String Cheese Incident at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre

    On night one of SCI’s Northern Cali celebration at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, special guest Peter Rowan joined the prolific jam band onstage, performing fan favorites from the likes of New Riders of the Purple Sage and John Denver. For a look at the setlist, as well as night two’s special guest, click here.


    August 4, 2021

    Riders In The Sky Return to Bonnaroo’s Grand Ole Opry Performance

    Riders in the Sky will be joining the Grand Ole Opry Performance at Bonnaroo 2021, making it the third time that they have performed there. Ranger Doug, the Idol of American Youth, stated that he’s “Overjoyed to bring The Cowboy Way to the greatest music festival of them all!” Too Slim says “See you there, Saddlepals! You’ll know me. I’ll be the old guy in the enormous God-given hat and the even bigger grin.” This year’s performance also includes Tommy Emmanuel, Amythyst Kiah, Chris Shiflett and many more! Hope to see you on the farm!




    August 3, 2021

    August 3 is Carlene Carter Day!

    Today we’re celebrating Carlene Carter Day, which was established on August 3, 2014, by the mayors of Bristol, TN and Bristol, VA – the city known as “The Birthplace of Country Music.” Due to her contributions and longevity within the country music sphere, she received this great honor, appropriately, at the opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Make sure to stream some of her classics today!


    August 2, 2021

    Peter Rowan and Jerry Douglas Reunite For RockyGrass 2021

    For this year’s 49th presentation of RockyGrass, Peter Rowan and Jerry Douglas reunited on stage to a sold out crowd. Although these two bluegrass legends have shared the stage in other collaborations and guest sit-ins over the years, Sunday was the first time these two had performed as a duo since touring their 1996 release Yonder. To read more about this amazing reunion, click here.


    July 28, 2021

    Rob Ickes + Trey Hensley Announced As 2021 IBMA Award Nominees

    Recently, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley were announced as 2021 IBMA Award Nominees. Rob Ickes has been nominated for Resophonic Guitar Player of the Year, while Trey Hensley has been nominated for Guitar Player of the Year and Collaborative Recording of the Year, for his hand in Bobby Osborne’s White Line Fever. For more information about the 32nd Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards and the list of nominees, click here.


    Rolling Stone Premieres Dave Hause’s Latest Single “Sandy Sheets”

    Today, The Rolling Stone premiered Dave Hause’s latest single, Sandy Sheets, from his upcoming LP, Blood Harmony. Sandy Sheets finds Hause recalling his formative years as a teenager making the rite-of-passage drive from the Philly suburbs to the Jersey Shore. About the song, Hause states, “I can remember being a teenager there like it was yesterday, falling in and out of love each summer and listening to The Cure.” To hear the song and learn more about the upcoming album, click here.