Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Shakori Hills Spring 2012 - The Undercard

With over 60 bands attending the four-day festival,Shakori Hills' spring 2012 iteration has more than enough variety to please every taste. The full list of performers, including a schedule of events is over on Shakori Hill's official website, but we're going to be taking the weeks leading up to the festival to introduce you to some of the acts we're most excited about.

Jim Avett
Jim Avett
Sunday, Cabaret Tent: 5:00pm
After 35 years of running his own welding company, Jim Avett has returned to his true passion: making music. He first recorded a collection of gospel music, Jim Avett and Family, featuring his daughter Bonnie, and sons Scott and Seth Avett (yes, those Avett Brothers). In 2010 and 2012, he released albums of original tunes, ranging from lighthearted rock n' roll to soulful true country ruminations of boyhood memories and loss. All of Avett's endeavors are marked with an unwavering honesty and an unflappable charm, and Shakori Hill's Cabaret Tent is a perfect, intimate setting to experience the earnest, heartfelt songwriter up close.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Myxem Picks 'Em : 04/09/12

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As the winter's begun to give given way to spring, a deluge of new music has been released, both from established artists and newcomers. This week's playlist features tracks like Lost In The Tree's "Golden Eyelids," Justin Townes Earle's "Unfortunately, Anna," and Norah Jones' latest single, "Happy Pills." Newer artists like Of Monsters and Men and Alex Clare burst onto the scene with much critical acclaim, and some artists, like Justin Robinson, previously of The Carolina Chocolate Drops, have respawned with new bandmates as Justin Robinson & The Mary Annettes. Click HERE or the banner above to listen; available only on Spotify!

Of Monsters and Men | Justin Robinson & The Mary Annettes |  The Sheepdogs | Adam Green | Lost In The Trees | Justin Townes Earle | Civil Twilight | Rural Electric | Sigur Ros | Carolina Chocolate Drops | Regina Spektor | Mike Quinn | Norah Jones | Dirty Projectors | Alex Clare