Margo Price releases surprise EP

Margo Price releases surprise EP

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-Lucy Shanker, Roots N Blues Intern

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of seeing the words “Margo Price” and “new EP” in the same headline. Especially when you’re not expecting new music from her. And then she releases a surprise EP. Read More

Avett Brothers documentary to premiere September 12

Avett Brothers documentary to premiere September 12

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-Evan O’Brien, Roots N Blues Intern

It might not be an album, but fans of the folk group The Avett Brothers have something to cheer about. The band is the focal point of an upcoming documentary from directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio titled “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers.”

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Did you see Jason Isbell on The Daily Show?

Did you see Jason Isbell on The Daily Show?

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-Parker Donovan, Roots N Blues Intern

Jason Isbell, a 2016 Roots N Blues N BBQ crowd favorite, has been making the press rounds to promote his latest album, “The Nashville Sound.” This album marks his first since the birth of his and 2017 artist Amanda Shire’s daughter Mercy, so this project provides a contemplative look at Isbell’s life post-fatherhood. This past month, Isbell performed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. 

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How Jason Isbell makes being a vampire romantic

How Jason Isbell makes being a vampire romantic

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-Hilton Peeples, Assistant Festival Director

Jason Isbell always pours his soul into his work. It’s evident that he can take real life experiences and turn them into something captivating and beautiful. His recently released album, “The Nashville Sound,” gives me all kinds of emotions, beginning with blood boiling anger due to the reality of “White Man’s World.” My emotions then manifest into tears of joy as I listen to the genuine story of the lasting love and the concept of forever in “If We Were Vampires.” The lyrics to the latter are beautifully haunting: “Likely one of us will have to spend some time alone. Maybe we’ll get 40 years together, but one day I’ll be gone or one day you’ll be gone.” Jason Isbell has without a doubt created another masterpiece and a perfect follow up to his 2015 album, “Something More Than Free.” Read More

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