If you missed out on part one of James Rooney’s piece on Tony Rice, click here to check it out. David Grisman was not a Bluegrass player. Sure, he honed his chops in some old-timey string bands, but by 1965, Grisman was a key player in Boston’s weirdo psych scene. A bona fide member ofContinue reading “The Old Home Place: Remembering Tony Rice and Bluegrass Music’s Spacious Renovation (pt. 2), by James Rooney”
In my continuing effort to dig up the most unique and listenable Christmas songs by artists that you’d expect to find across the RCU blog and social media accounts, I present the following mix….Expect obscure funk/soul artists like Binky Griptight and Milly & Silly alongside people like Jerry Garcia and Sean Smith in full folkContinue reading “Christmastime at RCU (Xmas Mix ’18)”
Well, this one’s a bit confusing. There were two Miami Pop Festivals in 1968 located at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida and they were run by completely different people and were somehow unrelated to each other. This confusion has understandably lead to some modern accounts reporting that they were all one event instead of two.Continue reading “Festival Fridays: The 1968 Miami Pop Festivals”
Here’s a selection of folk songs to help soundtrack your summer days, featuring the likes of Jerry Garcia with David Grisman, Dirk Powell, Odetta, etc.