Blog Archives

Ancient Cities: 

“2015 will certainly be an exciting year for the band with shows at regional festival favorites like Shakori Hills and a return to Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. Their music was also recently featured on TBS’s “Cougar Town” starring Courteney Cox and Busy Phillips. The band will return to the studio in July to record their second full length album.”

Visit Ancient Cities’ website.

Recorded at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014.

Sol Driven Train: 

“Combining rich varieties of American pop and folk music into their own port-town sound, Sol Driven Train has carved out a unique musical identity within the burgeoning roots music scene.”

Visit Sol Driven Train’s website.

Recorded during Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014.

at the historic L.C.King Building


Loves It!: 

“Loves It formed when two best friends Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott dreamed of traveling the world together singing songs! Both accomplished solo writers, they were surprised and excited to see their collaborative works sparkle! Besides inventive songwriting that travels between folk, country, indie pop and swing, each is a multi-instrumentalist and live show features claw hammer banjo, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, and heart felt inspired singing.”

Visit Loves It! website.
Recorded at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014.

Goodnight Texas: 
I'm Going To Work On Maggie's Farm Forever

“Their music sounds like it could be from any time between 1890 and 2015, their backgrounds are as diverse as West Virginia, San Francisco, New Jersey, and North Carolina, and their band name leads you to believe that they are from the Lone Star State.”

Visit Goodnight, Texas‘ website.

Recorded at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014.

Motel Rodeo: 
I Heard The Bluebird Sing

“Motel Rodeo, from the hills of East Tennessee, are proud young purveyors of tried and true honky tonk music. Formed in 2012, the band has spent a great amount of time developing their craft, creating a unique sound deeply rooted in the traditions of early country.”

Visit Motel Rodeo on Facebook.

Recorded at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014.

The Dustbowl Revival: 
Hey Baby

“The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues and the hot swing of New Orleans to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their roaring live sets, Dustbowl bravely brings together many styles of traditional American music. Some call it a string band-brass band mash up. Maybe it’s swing-grass or good old Americana, however you spin it, Dustbowl creates and curates infectious, joyous music – a youthful take on time-worn American traditions.”

Visit The Dustbowl Revival‘s website.

Recorded at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014.

Shut You Down

“These are white winter hymnals in the middle of summer. Like you’d imagine the Band to sound from their reviews, or what you might expect from the phrase ‘cosmic American music’ once mystifyingly ascribed to Gram Parsons. It’s roots rock meets heartbreak pop. CSN&Y with synthesisers, only better than that sounds, with a My Morning Jacket-esque sense of quietly simmering drama. Anticipate heaps of echo/reverb and the sound of drumsticks tapping the metal part of the kit, with apologies for the technical terminology.”

Visit Caveman‘s website.

Recorded at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014.

Loves It!: 
Braided Updo

“Born in Austin, Texas in 2010, Loves It is the duo comprised of songwriters of Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott that has already played hundreds of shows in the US, Europe and Asia in that short time. The harmony driven pair often switches between guitars, fiddle, and banjo, adding special guests to create a bigger sound, and playing with a veneration for tradition, and a determination to bring a modern voice to their favorite folk, country, gospel and punk sounds.”

Visit Loves It! website.

Recorded at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014.

Sol Driven Train: 

“Sol Driven Train’s sound has helped shape their hometown’s musical identity for more than a decade. It’s soulful and rich like Charleston’s food, approachable like its people, rooted in history like its architecture, and as diverse as you’d expect from a city that, for instance, has a Prius-driving Democrat for a mayor in one of the country’s reddest states.  During the spring of 2000, a close circle of friends began gathering in college apartments downtown Charleston to create sound and share in the fun and cathartic joy of music.”

Visit Sol Driven Train‘s website.

Recorded at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014.

Al Scorch: 
Board Up The Windows

The ever-industrious Scorch is writing, recording, traveling and formulating new directives. Taking a clue from hip-hop artists, he is devising a series of mixtapes under auspices of “Al Scorch’s Moving Company” as he explains, “Creating content between albums, I can reveal who I am and who I hang out with, and what my interests are outside of the music that I normally make, collaborating with everyone from rock ‘n’ rollers to soundscape artists.”

Visit Al Scorch‘s website.

Recorded at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014.