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Twiddle Reveals Lineup For 2nd Annual Tumble Down March 01, 2017 12:11

Twiddle will host their Tumble Down Festival at Burlington, VT’s Waterfront Park for the second year, with the host band playing four sets over the weekend and a lineup that includes Fruition, Madaila, Aqueous, Midnight North, Lucid, Strange Machines, Holly Bowling and more.

The festival will also offer up late night shows at Higher Ground and Nectar’s throughout the weekend. On July 28, Everyone Orchestra will hit the stage at Higher Ground with members of Twiddle, Fruition, Midnight North and Holly Bowling. Gang of Thieves and Backup Planet will perform at Nectar’s. The following night, Twiddle’s Mihali & Friends will play a show at Higher Ground while Lespecial and Pitch Blak Bras Band will headline Nectar’s. Tickets to the late nights will be sold separately.

Tumble Down is slated for July 28-29. All ticketing information is available here.

Tumble Down Lineup:

Twiddle (4 sets)
Fruition
Madaila
Aqueous
Midnight North
Lucid
Strange Machines
Holly Bowling
Teddy Midnight
Navytrain
The Mangroves


Fruition Announces Fall Tour + Three-Night New Year's Run in Portland August 18, 2016 14:08

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Dynamic Roots band Fruition has announced a fall tour in support of the group's critically album Labor of Love (released April 22nd via Randm Records). The band is also happy to announce the long-awaited release of Labor of Love on vinyl, now available with instant download HERE, on tour or at your local record store. The tour will feature performances in NYC at Brooklyn Bowl, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Denver, Aspen, and will close out the year with a three night run at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR. Select cities will include appearances with Yonder Mountain String Band, GalacticGreensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, and The Infamous Stringdusters. See full tour dates below

With the release of Labor of Love, Fruition has received a wide variety of support, from Paste, Relix, Elmore, SiriusXM's JamOn and The Oregonian, to Live For Live Music who said,
"Fruition have reached a new level with this album…they’ve given the world a wonderful example of what dedication and soul can accomplish when people work together." Check out the band's new live clip of "The Meaning" shot in Portland before they left for tour below.
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Fruition's unique blend of roots-rock, bluegrass and jamgrass picking with soul sensibilities formed organically on the streets of Portland. The group began simply as three friends busking but they quickly gained attention with their must-see engaging performances and impromptu musicality. As the band took on a road warrior mentality as they began touring relentlessly, captivating audiences with their string-fused melodic songs. The band's first full-length album debuted at #11 on Soundscan's Bluegrass Chart while landing them performances at major festivals, including Bonnaroo and Telluride Bluegrass where Rolling Stone reviewed their performance, noting it as a set of "raucous originals filled with heartfelt lyrics and stadium-worthy energy."

Though the stages continue to become bigger with audiences growing in size, Fruition remains true and humble to their roots. They recently were the topic of discussion in the band's hometown paper The Oregonian (view the feature HERE) and performed onOregon Public Broadcasting (view the live performances HERE).

Labor of Love displays Fruition achieving a progressive sound that showcases the band's ability to feel free in songcraft exploration. The result is an album that Sound & Silencecalls "...mature, bold and captivating..." 

Catch Fruition on tour in a city near you this Fall! For ticketing, concert information and more, visit: http://www.fruitionband.com/
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Watch Fruition's music video for "Labor of Love" here:
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Fruition Fall Tour 2016

8/19 - John’s Alley - Moscow, ID
8/20 - Sawtooth Valley Gathering - Stanley, ID
8/23 - State Room - Salt Lake City, UT
8/24 - Town Square - Jackson, WY
8/25 - Concert Series -  Big Sky, MT
8/26 - River City Roots - Missoula, MT
8/27 - Dedication Festival - Columbia Falls, MT
9/10 - Worthy Brewing - Bend, OR
9/15 - Kent Stage - Cleveland, OH
9/16 - Deep Roots Mountain Revival - Cascade, WV
9/17 - The Festy New England - Canton, MA
9/18 - CityFolk Festival - Ottawa, ON
9/19 - Drake Hotel - Toronto, Canada
9/21 - Iron Horse - Northhampton, MA
9/22 - State Theatre - Portland, ME (w/ Greensky Bluegrass)
9/23-24 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT (w/ Greensky Bluegrass)
9/25 - Waterhole - Saranac Lake, NY
9/28 - TBA
9/29 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
9/30 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
10/1 - The Hamilton Live - Washington, DC
10/3 - Capital Ale House - Richmond, VA
10/5 - Workplay - Birmingham, AL (w/ Yonder Mountain String Band)
10/6 - Jessye Norman Amphitheatre - Augusta, GA (w/ Yonder Mountain String Band)
10/7 - Mustang Music Festival - Mustang, NC
10/8 - The Festy Experience - near Charlottesville, VA
10/10-14 - TBA
10/15 - Hillberry - Ozark, AR
10/18 - TBA
10/19 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE
10/21 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
10/22 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO
10/27 - Hulaween - Live Oak, FL
11/4 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA (w/ Galactic)
11/5 - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA (w/ Galactic)
11/6 - Duling Hall - Jackson, MS (w/ Galactic)
11/9 - Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA (w/ Galactic)
11/10 - Aztec - San Antonio, TX (w/ Galactic)
11/11 - House of Blues - Houston, TX (w/ Galactic)
11/12 - Emo’s - Austin, TX (w/ Galactic)
11/13 - TBA
12/29-31 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR* 

ALL DATES ONSALE NOW EXCEPT 12/29-31 (ONSALE 8/26)


Win Two Weekend Passes to Aiken Bluegrass Festival 2016 April 19, 2016 18:51

Live & Listen and The Mischief Collective are offering you the chance to win two weekend passes to Aiken Bluegrass Festival.  Fill out all areas below to enter.  You may re-enter once per day, so keep coming back to increase your chances to win.  We will select one lucky winner on May 4th!

Celebrating 12 years of The Aiken Bluegrass Festival
Friday, May 13th & Saturday, May 14th, 2016  

 

WHAT MAKES A FESTIVAL SPECIAL? THAT’S A QUESTION WE HAVE ASKED OURSELVES MANY TIMES AT THE AIKEN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL.

ULTIMATELY WE HAVE DECIDED THAT WHAT MAKES OUR FESTIVAL SPECIAL IS THE FOCUS WE HAVE AN OUR ARTISTS, ALWAYS TRYING TO BOOK BANDS THAT WE KNOW HAVE A HISTORY TOGETHER THUS ENSURING THAT WE PROVIDE OUR PATRONS WITH A ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCE. THIS YEAR WE ARE TAKING THAT CONCEPT ONE STEP FURTHER. INSTEAD OF JUST BOOKING BANDS, WE HAVE WORKED WITH INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS, HAND PICKING MUSICIANS TO PLAY TOGETHER. AND WE WILL HAVE SOME BANDS TOO! THIS WAY WE CAN GUARANTEE YOU WILL HAVE A ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCE AT THE 2016 AIKEN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL WHERE YOU WILL FIND MANY OF THE FINEST NAMES IN NEW-GRASS AND BLUEGRASS ALL SHARING OUR STAGE. WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL SHARE IN OUR EXCITEMENT AND THAT YOU WILL JOIN US AT 13TH AND 14TH, 2016!

AIKEN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE & LINEUP

FRIDAY, MAY 13TH – GATES OPEN AT 4:00 PM

  • Larry Keel Experience – 8:10pm
  • Josh Daniel & Mark Schimick Project – 7:15pm
  • Mountain Express Band (reunion show!) – 10:30am
  • Doug and the Henrys – 6:00pm
  • Blackwater Deep – 4:30pm

SATURDAY, MAY 14TH – GATES OPEN AT 11:00 AM

  • Phoffman & Anders Beck Quartet – 8:00pm
  • Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass)
  • Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass)
  • Travis Book
  • Jay Cobb Anderson (Fruition)
  • Keller (Williams) and the Keels – 4:00pm
  • Larry Keel’s Aiken Experience / Super Jam – 6:00pm
  • Larry & Jenny Keel
  • Keller Williams
  • Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon)
  • Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass)
  • Mimi Naja (Fruition)
  • Fruition – 10:00pm
  • Greg Burns and Friends – 2:30pm
  • Gipsy Moon Band – 1:00pm