John Herald: Bluegrass Boy of the Catskills, by James Rooney

The energy was there before the festival and it would remain long after. Visions of nude hippies rollicking in the mud burned into cultural memory; Sly Stone arguably saving the whole festival; the disappointments of so many beloved groups. Absolute chaos against a backdrop of country living. Back-to-the-land sentiments preached by so many yet realizedContinue reading “John Herald: Bluegrass Boy of the Catskills, by James Rooney”

Nevermind (What Was It Anyway), by Nick Mitchell Maiato

This September marks the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind, a truly groundbreaking milestone in the world of rock that changed the face of popular music forever. We are beyond honored to feature One Eleven Heavy’s Nick Mitchell Maiato’s reflections on his own personal experiences with the album’s debut and his early obsession with the band.Continue reading “Nevermind (What Was It Anyway), by Nick Mitchell Maiato”

The Old Home Place: Remembering Tony Rice and Bluegrass Music’s Spacious Renovation (pt. 1), by James Rooney

Every so often a musician accepts a gig that pushes them a far greater distance than initially expected. What might have started as a sideman job on a single record blossoms into a fruitful web of vast aural magnitude. To the individual driving this process, restructuring the environment in which they are working fulfills theirContinue reading “The Old Home Place: Remembering Tony Rice and Bluegrass Music’s Spacious Renovation (pt. 1), by James Rooney”