Author Archives: Live and Breathing

Calamity is Overrated

AgesandAges’ music bursts forth with brightness, handclaps and harmonies that find themselves stuck in your head for days. Their sunny sound—equal parts gospel, soul, country, and rock, so that any genre descriptor other than “pop” doesn’t quite fit—was designed to be infectious and invitational.

Recorded at the 2014 Pickathon Music Festival.
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Caleb Klauder: 
Just A Little

The Caleb Klauder Country Band represents the best of the Northwest music scene. Caleb has been touring nationally and internationally for over 15 years, first with acclaimed folk-rock band Calobo, a luminary in the Northwest’s burgeoning music scene, and then with the widely celebrated Foghorn Stringband.

Subtle Clutch: 
Old Love Song

Subtle Clutch is a band from Knoxville, TN that consists of Eli Fox (dobro, banjo, harmonica), Briston Maroney (guitar, vocals), Devin Badgett (vocals, guitar, ukulele) and Jonathan Bailey (mandolin, bass, guitar).

Give It All Up For You

Leo Rondeau: 
When It Was Around

Originally from the Turtle Mountains in North Dakota, Leo Rondeau now calls Austin, TX his home. His songs describe interesting characters in both mundane and extraordinary circumstances. This storytelling, enhanced by catchy melodies, earned him a Songwriter of the Year nomination from the Academy of Texas Music for his previous record, “Down at the End of the Bar.”

Jamie Cook: 
At 35

Jamie Cook is best described as Southern Roots Music. The Muscle Shoals native has called Knoxville, TN home for the last few years (when he wasn’t playing 200 nights a year on the road with The Black Lillies and The Everybodyfields.

Bill Alexander "The Appalachian Hippie Poet": 

The Appalachian Hippie Poet , AKA Bill Alexander and Berry Basket Bill, writes and permforms a unique brand of poetry. His words are born from mountain, bottle and heart and he delivers each poem from memory with passion and expression.

The Howlin' Brothers: 

The Howlin’ Brothers are a three-piece string band that brings heart and passion into every performance. Their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle.

Ben Sollee: 
A Whole Lot To Give

Ben Sollee wants you to experience all the beauty and banality that life has to offer. It’s a serious request, and his enthusiasm is genuine. Armed with a cello, Sollee is canvassing the country, sometimes by bicycle, imploring folks to rediscover the connections between music, art, film, dance, their community, and personal relationships.

Sam Lewis: 
In My Dreams

Music was one of the few constants in Sam’s life. His family never stayed anywhere for long, which meant that friendships were forged between himself and the music he absorbed, from Roy Orbison to Van Morrison to Willie Nelson. The influence of Ray Charles can be felt from the first note to the last beat, making Sam’s debut a complimentary companion to Charles’ own, two-volume Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music.