Articles by: Neil Ferguson

Pickathon 2017: Drive-By Truckers, Deer Tick, Dungen and More Highlights (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

In a way, Pickathon is the antithesis of the Bonnaroos and Coachellas of the world. The intimate festival takes place on a farm just outside of Portland, Oregon and plays host to a lineup that ...

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Wood & Wire Bring Texas-Flavored Bluegrass to Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

Austin bluegrass favorites Wood & Wire hit Portland on Wednesday, July 26 for a show at the White Eagle Saloon. Though they are still playing mostly smaller rooms, Wood & Wire are most definitely one ...

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Dave Schools Talks New Hard Working Americans Live LP, Band Changes & Shares Gritty Rocker “Something Else” (INTERVIEW/SONG PREMIERE)

Dave Schools doesn’t play in side projects, he plays in bands, and each of those bands gets the same level of devotion as his main band – Widespread Panic. He makes this very clear in ...

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Drive-By Truckers, Deer Tick, Courtney Marie Andrews, Kelsey Waldon and More – 10 Must-See Acts at Pickathon 2017 (FESTIVAL PREVIEW)

Every summer one of the best festival lineups can be found on Pendarvis Farm minutes outside Portland, OR at the Pickathon Music Festival. The event has earned a reputation for thoughtful and eclectic curation presented ...

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Glenn Morrow Talks About His ‘Cry For Help’, Hoboken’s Music Scene and More (INTERVIEW)

Understanding Glenn Morrow is understanding the tight-knit music community of Hoboken, New Jersey. For over 30 years Morrow has presided over the indie label Bar/None, home at some point or another to lauded acts such ...

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16th Northwest String Summit Embraces Kinfolk Vibe With Yonder Mountain, Greensky Bluegrass, Dead Man Winter, Del McCoury and more (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The idea of kinfolk has always been a vital part of the ethos behind Yonder Mountain String Band, even down to the way the jam grass stalwarts curate their own music festival. On July 13-16 ...

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Suds & Sounds: The Lost Abbey Worships at the Altar of Barrel-Aged Brews

In Suds & Sounds we turn the spotlight on breweries, focusing on the role of music in that brewery’s history, packaging, tastes, and in its city or town as a whole. The idea is to get beer and ...

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The Melvins Bask in Stoner Metal Glory in Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

Sweaty bodies packed the dark confines of Portland’s Hawthorne Theater on Wednesday, July 12th. Despite the lack of space to move, the sold out crowd was pulsing with excitement waiting to catchy legendary sludge rockers ...

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10 Must-See Acts at Northwest String Summit 2017 (FESTIVAL PREVIEW)

Bluegrass festivals and summertime go together like coffee and pie. There’s just something magical about setting up camp, cracking a cold one, and watching acoustically picked instruments in the sunshine or under the stars. One ...

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Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Make Conscious and Deliberate Southern Rock (INTERVIEW)

Lee Bains has never been shy about speaking his mind. The Alabama native has made a name for himself belting out politically and socially charged lyrics with his band the Glory Fires. Though the band ...

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