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Saxsquatch Announces Multi-City Outdoor Saxual Healing Tour 2020

Meet Saxsquatch, the funkiest bigfoot out there… You’ve never heard sax music more legendary
Yahoo

New footage confirms existence of Sasquatch, its love of laid-back saxophone jams
A.V. Club

THE WOODS — “Believe in yourself even when no one else does” are the words of Saxsquatch, the internet’s biggest, and hairiest, viral sensation. 

Do you believe in the brass playing beast known as Saxsquatch? His silky-smooth sax can bring us all together. Saxsquatch is the fastest growing artist on Facebook with 600,000 page followers obtained in less than a few months and is currently the platform’s most watched live streaming musician with over 100,000 people watching each show live. 

Quickly becoming a cult icon, you can find Saxsquatch on Comedy Central’s Tosh.O, the front page of Reddit, Buzzfeed, Yahoo, and his Saxsquatch social media pages that combine for 3-5 million views per week. Saxsquatch currently ranks at the top for solo streaming artists on the Pollstar livestream chart. He has been publicly supported by Hall & Oates, Pharrel, goldfish, Greg Wells, Big Gigantic, The Marcus King Band, Reverb, Trap Nation, Monstercat, Sirius XM, and many other big names in the music scene. 

In June of 2020 Saxsquatch headlined one of the biggest drive-in concerts in the US, Electric Avenue  in Kings Mountain, NC, with 200 cars in attendance to watch the beast bring peace with his saxophone. He followed that performance by headlining Cannes International Festival.

Now the mysterious saxophone loving creature is bringing humans what may be the first outdoor socially distanced tour in the country to be hosted at non-drive in venues across multiple states during COVID. Tickets for his tour, Saxual Healing, are available now and will quickly sell out their limited capacities. More dates to be announced soon!

If you attend a Saxsquatch show you’ll notice people of all genders and ages. His fanbase ranges from young electronic festival loving college students to elderly Sasquatch truthers. All of them come together to join the smooth and groovy music of Saxsquatch.

The Missing Mixtape, a collection of Saxsquatch original and cover songs, will soon be released. It sold 200 pre-orders in its first hour. His official cover of Daft Punk’s “Around the Worldreleased through Monstercat on June 29th for the label’s 9 year Anniversary.

His jazz and electronic fusion with Grammy winning guest artists like Eric Krasno creates one of the most unique sounds and shows in music. Saxsquatch fans are so insane that in May of 2020 they sold out a month’s worth of merchandise in a single day (all online).

Saxual Healing Tour 2020
All shows are outdoors and will be following COVID-safe guidelines
www.saxsquatch.com/pages/tour

10/23 Fri – The Mousetrap – Indianapolis, IN
10/24 Sat – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH 
10/25 Sun – The Burl – Lexington, KY
10/30 Fri – Nelson Ledges Quarry – Cleveland, OH
11/14 Sat – Charleston Pour House (Early & Late Shows) – Charleston, SC
More mystery locations to be announced… 

For more Saxsquatch Sightings visit Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Saxsquatch cares about humans and is working closely with the venues he is performing at to help the music community and follow COVID-safe guidelines at each show. This includes temperature checks before entering, 6ft social distancing, face covering to be worn while not eating or drinking, and only 1 patron at a time inside the restrooms, etc. Saxsquatch COVID-safe guidelines will be posted on the event information at each venue website and on flyers through each venue area. 

All attendees will be issued a free official Saxsquatch branded mask and hand sanitizer. The safest guest at each show will receive a Saxsquatch Saxual Healing tour shirt and The Missing Mixtape CD and the safest venue on tour receives a $1,000 bonus from Saxsquatch.

To prevent local businesses from going under, Saxsquatch has fully guaranteed the show’s revenue to the venues. This ensures the venues and their employees get paid regardless of what happens. Saxsquatch believes in the cause to keep these venues alive and vibrant for their communities. Because of this, there will be no refunds on tickets.

If the show has to be cancelled because of COVID then it will be moved digitally as a private show, live on the same day as the ticket date. Saxsquatch will also send a free Saxsquatch T-shirt, Saxsquatch stickers, and a copy of The Missing Mixtape. Saxsquatch will cover these costs himself, allowing the venue to keep 100% of their expected revenue from the cancelled show.

Thanks for believing in Saxsquatch!

For more information visit www.saxsquatch.com, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Watch Saxsquatch Perform “Take Me Home, Country Roads/ Lost and Found”

Tenth Mountain Division Release Single & Music Video – “9 to 5”
From Their Upcoming Third Studio Album
Produced By Tim Carbone at Silo Sound Studio

“9 to 5” is out Today! Get it here → https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/tenthmountaindivision Tb/9-to-5

Watch the World Premiere of the Music Video for “9 to 5” over at DittyTV →
https://dittytv.com/world-premiere-video-9-to-5-by-tenth-mountain-division/

You can also watch the Ditty Debut of the “9 to 5” Music Video on ‘The Curve’
Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 at 9pm MT/ 10pm CT/ 11pm ET
I
t will rebroadcast the following morning: 10am CT on Thursday, September 10th https://dittytv.com/watch/ 

BOULDER, COLORADO —  Colorado band Tenth Mountain Division is pushing the sound found in the mountains in bold new directions with their high-energy and exploratory take on Americana, draws influences from classic Southern rock, the progressive bluegrass that was born in their backyard, and the adventurous spirit of 60s psychedelic.

After a soaring 2019 which saw the band travel from coast-to-coast playing their biggest shows to date including Summer Camp, WinterWonderGrass, ARISE, and Yarmony, they took the plunge back into the studio at the turn of the year. With Producer Tim Carbone (of Railroad Earth), the band recorded their third studio album with engineer Todd Divel at Silo Sound Studio, recently dubbed the ‘Abbey Road of Denver’ [Westword]. 

The band’s mandolinist, Winston Heuga says, “It’s been hard to know the best way to adapt to this new culture and keep our momentum moving. Just before shutdown, we completed a Kickstarter for the new album and were lucky enough to have 358 backers pledge $38,765 to help bring this project to life. We’re very fortunate to be in a position to keep creating and get music to our fans.”

Tenth Mountain Division is excited to start releasing this new music with an animated video for their new single “9 to 5.” Watch the World Premeire of “9 to 5” now at DittyTV → https://dittytv.com/world-premiere-video-9-to-5-by-tenth-mountain-division/.

“9 to 5” was penned by the band’s bassist Andrew Cooney who says, “This song is about trusting yourself to take the path you feel is right. The first verse lays out what could be, and the second draws the final straw that leads to the solution in the chorus, ‘going home another way.’ It’s a somber, yet uplifting song that makes you ask if you are really following your heart.” 

The video will premiere on YouTube on Monday, September 7 https://youtu.be/gw5bjABI-iE.

“TMD’s music video for their new single, “9-5”, directed by Chase Allen Taylor, takes the viewer through a flowing mosaic of animated, interwoven tableau vivant,” says the band’s guitarist MJ Ouimette, “We travel  as if ‘with’ the song through wraparound backgrounds reminiscent of the Flintstones, subbing Bedrock for psychedelic cartoon landscapes and subterranean pho factories and the foot-powered Rubstone Special for a rendering of the band’s beloved short-bus-tour-bus, Dorothy. The thread unifying the piece is the animation’s reaction to the track’s sound wave, sometimes gently as in during pianist Campbell Thomas light-as-a-feather solo and others dramatically to vocalist/songwriter Andrew Cooney’s inviting yet poignant vocals. An audiovisual treat for the modern aesthete.” 

“9 to 5” is the first single of their upcoming third album [Release date TBA], and a follow up to 2018’s In Good Company which Live for Live Music declared was, “chock full of raw rock and roll, with a savory listening experience guaranteed for all.” 

Marquee Magazine writes, “…the group’s electro-acoustic sound… gives unapologetic nods to the jam gods that have come before them… Tenth Mountain Division takes some Widespread Panic inspired jams, and meshes them with Leftover Salmon-styled arrangements, and couples that with a hell-bent love for classic rock, soul, and pub sing-alongs.” 

Tenth Mountain Division formed in 2010 when high-school classmates, Winston Heuga (mandolin) and MJ Ouimette (guitar) first met when they discovered a shared musical interest. The two young musicians started penning songs together that were inspired by the natural beauty that surrounded their hometown in the Rocky Mountains and the lore of the 10th Mountain Division military infantry (The WWII pioneers of mountain combat who founded Vail, CO and many other ski areas across the country.) They ended up at the University Colorado Boulder where they briefly played as an acoustic trio with upright bassist, Connor Dunn before meeting drummer Tyler Gwynn and keyboardist Campbell Thomas. The addition of drums and keys to Heuga and Ouimette’s deep musical bond, widened their musical palette, taking the band in new directions and pointing to bold, uncharted, musical horizons. They released their first album, Cracks in the Sky, in 2016 and followed it up with a national tour that saw them packing shows across the country. The band’s lineup was solidified soon after with the addition of Andrew Cooney and immediate success followed. Since then they have become a regular presence on the festival circuit including stops at Summer Camp, Aiken Bluegrass Festival, Winter Wondergrass, Yarmony, ARISE, and Leftover Salmon’s Boogie at the Broadmoor. They released their second album, In Good Company, in 2018.

TMD Upcoming Dates:
9/4 Fri –  Live Facebook Happy Hour with Festy GoNuts @ 5:30pm MT / 6:30pm CT/ 7:30pm ET
9/26 Sat – Highlands Ale House – Aspen, CO
10/24 Sat – Boulder Theater supporting Los Lobos

More information about Tenth Mountain Division can be found at www.tmdtunes.com 

www.facebook.com/TMDBand, www.twitter.com/TMDtunes, and www.instagram.com/tenthmountaindivision 

 

Nate Lee - Square Web Res Cover -Wings of a JetlinerMandolinist/Singer Nate Lee Releases Wings of a Jetliner
Out Now → https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/natelee/wings-of-a-jetliner

Produced by Professor Dan Boner at ETSU Recording Lab in Johnson City, TN

The Album Features Todd Phillips, Wyatt Rice, Ned Luberecki,
Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Thomas Cassell, Daniel Salyer,
and the Becky Buller Band!

LIVESTREAM TODAY (Fri 6/12) at 6pm CT/ 7pm ET
Nate Lee with Professor Dan
Hear the new tunes and more about the process of making the album!
A special guest or two may join in…
Tune in via their facebook pages

www.facebook.com/LikeNateLeeLLC   |  www.facebook.com/ETSUProfessorDan 

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Kind Words about Wings of Jetliner

This is bluegrass as free-ranging and masterful as any you’d be hearing at our currently silent festivals… Lee has a gift for themes, the strong melodic hooks that give a tune its architecture and its roadmap for improvisation.
WMOT, Craig Havighurst

All of the cuts are stellar. Nate really brings his vocals to a level impossible to imagine… A gorgeous tune on the album is ‘Serenity.’”
Steve Martin’s Unreal Bluegrass
Tune in Sunday 6/14 to Steve Martin’s Unreal Bluegrass for an interview with Nate Lee
7-10pm ET on WSDL 90.7FM Delmarva Public Radio
www.unrealbluegrass.com

“Even while bluegrasser and multi-instrumentalist Nate Lee puts the main focus on the powerhouse instrumentalists… the lyrics and masterful chordal harmonies of ‘Love Medicine’ — a song about addiction and tough situations — shine through.”
–The Bluegrass Situation

The album showcases a brilliant collection of players… A singer of nuance and an exceptional instrumentalist, this is a worthy testament to Lee stepping further into the spotlight, providing an unreserved lift to the spirit in these troublesome days.”
Listening Through The Lens (Australia), Rob Dickens

The qualities which make Hold On [Sam Bush and David Grisman’s 2003 duo album] such a compelling listen — deep musicality, honking groove, smart pacing, a balance of melody and flash — are indeed found throughout Jetliner
Mandolin Cafe, Michael Eck

…an outstanding picker and songwriter of considerable worth. He wrote the five instrumental tracks on the record and knows a good song prospect when he sees one… he’s set to be one of tomorrow’s masters
Flying Shoes Review (UK), Maurice Hope

[‘Comealong Brown Dog’] is one of the catchiest tunes on the album. Built on a simple melody, it could be mistaken for a classic old time tune. A beginning mandolin player might pick up the melodic line easily and then spend years mastering Nate’s nuances.”
Music City Music Magazine, Nancy Posey

Fingers were clearly flying when mandolinist Nate Lee—who additionally plays fiddle and banjo on a few of the tracks—made this upbeat album of traditional- and modern-sounding bluegrass.
The Morton Report, Blog Critics, Americana Highways, Jeff Burger

“Beautiful, clean bluegrass, played with world class musicians (Wyatt Rice and Todd Phillips join Lee). Nate Lee plays crisp mandolin and has a pleasing voice. There are songs that remind me of David Grisman’s ‘dawg music’… Excellent sound production on this album.”
Americana Music Show, Bill Rutsch

Nate’s voice simply warms your heart (like James Taylor) with the gentle folk ballad ‘Somewhere Far Away,’ before quickening the pace with the exciting bluegrass strumming of ‘All Along.’
JP’s Music Blog, Jim Pasinski

This is an excellent, quite musical recording by a very talented player and singer, with great songs and solid instrumentals, all of them beautifully arranged.
Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association, Peach Hampton

Overall, this album is an ample example of Lee’s range and what he can do… Indeed, Lee works hard to put his tuneful trademark on every note he plays. The surprises are welcome and even the expected inclusions do not disappoint.
HVY.com, Will Phoenix

The disc features a combination of covers and original instrumental tunes… Bluegrass music for me has always seemed to have an inherent power to raise our spirits and push away the darker elements of reality, and we could all use some of that right now.”
Michael’s Music Log, Michael Doherty

Uplifting at the right time!”MisterG, greenarrowradio (Madison, WI)

Nate Lee with mandolin in hallway - photo credit Scott SimontacchiNASHVILLE, TN — Nate Lee is an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award-winning instrumentalist and renowned teacher of private lessons and music camps. The overlapping landscapes of folk, bluegrass, old-time, and new acoustic music offer a wide field to hoe and singer/mandolinist Nate ably covers every bit of that ground. Tuneful lopes, the muscular bounce of ‘grass, the sparkling charm of Grisman-Rice inspired dawg music, and more are all in his comfort zone and he moves between them with uncommon ease. Nate is known as the kind of musician who is able to put his own stamp on whatever he plays and his forthcoming album, Wings of a Jetliner, brings that home and out on June 12, 2020 on his own Adverb Records.

Nate is known as a member of award-winning bluegrass group, the Becky Buller Band, which he joined in 2017. For this project Nate assembled an inspired collection of iconic players, modern masters, and rising stars—including bandmates from Becky Buller Band: Becky Buller herself, banjoist Ned Luberecki, bassist Daniel Hardin, and the album’s producer and engineer Dan Boner. Also joining in on guitar is original member of the Tony Rice Unit and flatpicking legend, Wyatt Rice,  icon of acoustic music and sideman to the stars, living-legend bassist Todd Phillips, and rising star Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (Mile Twelve) on fiddle. Bluegrass singer and songwriter Daniel Salyer joins in on harmony vocals on a few songs and Thomas Cassell (Circus No. 9) serves as Nate’s duet partner on the Grisman-inspired two-mandolin instrumental “Serenity.” 

Renaissance man, Professor Dan Boner, came on board early as producer and engineer and primarily tracked the album at the ETSU Recording Lab. Professor Dan says, “Wings of a Jetliner mirrors all that I have observed in Nate’s persona. He is an objective seeker, lifelong learner, patient teacher, and a quick-witted responder to happenstances.”

Brownwyn, Thomas, Nate, Wyatt, Ned, Todd (b_w hi res) Photo credit Dan BonerNate composed all five instrumental numbers on Wings of a Jetliner: The lead-off track and bluegrass ripper, “Wonderbat,” the light-hearted jazzy “Quick Select,” the lovely and spare “Comealong Brown Dog,” and the spiraling “Rook Roller.

Listeners will find equally satisfying variety in the carefully chosen vocal numbers, penned by an eclectic assortment of accomplished songwriters, on Wings of a Jetliner. All here to delight are hard-driving bluegrass songs (“Tobacco” – Daniel Salyer), western swing (“The More I Pour” – Tim Stafford & Mark Bumgarner), nuanced tales (“Miner’s Grave” – Ashleigh Caudill, “Somewhere Far Away” – Bradford Lee Folk & Nicholas Ian Woods ), the waltzy “Sweet Allis Chalmers” (Bill Caswell) and the new-grassy sounds of “Love Medicine” (Chris Sanders), as well as a cover of 90’s rock icons The Offspring’s “All Along” (Bryan Holland).

Nate Lee’s Wings of a Jetliner is an album of significant range and each track breathes with life. This release is a new high-water mark for Nate. Ned Luberecki says, “Wings of a Jetliner is your first class window seat on an exciting musical journey with Captain Nate Lee at the helm. So put on your noise cancelling headphones, recline the seat and enjoy your flight!”

Nate Lee: Wings of a Jetliner Track Listing and Credits

  1. Wonderbat 1:54
  2. Tobacco 3:21
  3. Quick Select 3:05
  4. Somewhere Far Away 3:27
  5. Serenity 3:45
  6. All Along 2:20
  7. Comealong Brown Dog 4:10
  8. Miner’s Grave 2:55
  9. Rook Roller 3:39
  10. The More I Pour 2:54
  11. Sweet Allis Chalmers 3:45
  12. Love Medicine 3:57

www.thenatelee.com
www.facebook.com/LikeNateLeeLLC
www.twitter.com/NateLeeLLC
www.instagram.com/nateleellc
www.PlayNately.com (teaching information)

SSR-1200X1500-POSTERSuwannee at Home: Spirit Raiser
Presented by Live Oak Music & Arts Foundation and Relix Magazine
Fri-Sun, May 15 – 17, 2020

Online Everywhere on Zoom via Facebook and Our Website
www.suwanneespiritraiser.com  

LIVE OAK, FL —  The Live Oak Music & Arts Foundation, in collaboration with Relix Magazine, is hosting Suwannee at Home: Spirit Raiser 2020. This virtual online festival will take place Friday-Sunday, May 15-17 and is intended to raise the spirits of our music community, to keep us connected to our beloved Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, and to raise some funds for festival support staff.

As our fans, artists, and festival production teams are sheltering in place and dreaming about being at festivals at our favorite music venue, we wanted to do something to raise everyone’s spirits and the online festival Suwannee at Home: Spirit Raiser 2020 was born.

Artists are volunteering their time to participate in this online festival by performing live or sending in pre-recorded content from their shelter in place. The sets will air live on Zoom via Facebook and the Suwannee Spirit Raiser website and will range from brief cameos to longer 30 minutes slots, some with a Q and A.

Suwannee at Home: Spirit Raiser 2020 will be hosted by Suwanee Rising Event Co-Producers: Beth Judy (Suwannee Spring Reunion, Suwannee  Roots Revival) and Paul Levine (Hulaween, Purple Hatters Ball).

Live Oak Music and Art Foundation Inc, a 501c3 organization will collect and distribute any collected funds and will be the sole recipient of any merchandise sold.

SSR---Video-submission-post---1080x1080-480wFans can also get involved by telling us what coming to a festival at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park means to them. Folks are being encouraged to make a short video of themselves telling their Suwannee story through a poem, live art, straight story telling, or any other creative medium that inspires their thoughts about the park.  

If you would like to get involved as an advertiser or sponsor, please contact suwanneespiritraiser@gmail.com to find out more information.

For more information and to watch, please visit www.suwanneespiritraiser.com

Suwannee at Home: Spirit Raiser Artists
Featuring Members of →
Big Gigantic
Donna The Buffalo
Doom Flamingo
Dopapod
Dumpstaphunk
Eric Krasno
George Porter Jr.
Grass Is Dead
Greensky Bluegrass
Jennifer Hartswick & Chris Chew
Jim Lauderdale
Joe Craven
Jon Stickley Trio
Keller Williams
Larry & Jenny Keel
Leftover Salmon
Lettuce
Luther Dickinson
Mike Dillon
moe.
Nikki Talley
Railroad Earth
Rev Jeff Mosier
Roosevelt Collier
Sierra Hull
Snarky Puppy
Steep Canyon Rangers
The Duhks
The Motet
The New Mastersounds
The Nth Power
The Travelin’ McCourys
Toubab Krewe
Umphrey’s McGee
Van Ghost
Verlon Thompson
Weedie Braimah
Will Kimbrough
Zach Deputy
More TBA

For more information and to watch, please visit www.suwanneespiritraiser.com.

 

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Love Medicine (itunes & spotify).001Nate Lee Independently Releases Wings of a Jetliner June 12, 2020

1st Single “Love Medicine” Out Today:
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/natelee/love-medicine

Produced by Professor Dan Boner, the Album Features Todd Phillips,
Wyatt Rice, Ned Luberecki, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Thomas Cassell, Daniel Salyer,
and the Becky Buller Band!

Wings of a Jetliner Preorder Link: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/natelee/wings-of-a-jetliner 

“On first hearing, Wings of a Jetliner reminded me of the first time I heard the original David Grisman Quintet album. Something distinctive and new has arrived, and it’s Nate Lee’s musical voice” Chris Sanders

“Nate is an incredible musician and human being. This project really shows the world the depth of his abilities, both as a picker and a singer. I’m so honored to be along for the fun!”
Becky Buller 

Wings of a Jetliner is your first class window seat on an exciting musical journey with Captain Nate Lee at the helm. So put on your noise cancelling headphones, recline the seat and enjoy your flight!” Ned Luberecki, SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction Derailed Host

“Wings of a Jetliner mirrors all that I have observed in Nate’s persona. He is an objective seeker, lifelong learner, patient teacher, and a quick-witted responder to happenstances. He is as nimble on the fretboard as he is at racking up airline points. His smooth bow arm reflects his own pursuit of balance.” Professor Dan Boner

NASHVILLE, TN — Nate Lee is an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award-winning instrumentalist and renowned teacher of private lessons and music camps. The overlapping landscapes of folk, bluegrass, old-time, and new acoustic music offer a wide field to hoe and singer/mandolinist Nate ably covers every bit of that ground. Tuneful lopes, the muscular bounce of ‘grass, the sparkling charm of Grisman-Rice inspired dawg music, and more are all in his comfort zone and he moves between them with uncommon ease. Nate is known as the kind of musician who is able to put his own stamp on whatever he plays and his forthcoming album, Wings of a Jetliner, brings that home and is set for independent release June 12, 2020 on his own Adverb Records.

The first single “Love Medicine,” (written by Chris Sanders of the Hard Road Trio) was premiered by The Bluegrass Situation who says, “Even while bluegrasser and multi-instrumentalist Nate Lee puts the main focus on the powerhouse instrumentalists on his new album, Wings of a Jetliner, the lyrics and masterful chordal harmonies of ‘Love Medicine’ — a song about addiction and tough situations — shine through.” 

Nate Lee 20 (b_w web) Photo credit Dan Boner

Nate Lee. Photo by Dan Boner

Nate is known as a member of award-winning bluegrass group, the Becky Buller Band, which he joined in 2017. For this project Nate assembled an inspired collection of iconic players, modern masters, and rising stars—including bandmates from Becky Buller Band: Becky Buller herself, banjoist Ned Luberecki, bassist Daniel Hardin, and the album’s producer and engineer Dan Boner. Also joining in on guitar is original member of the Tony Rice Unit and flatpicking legend, Wyatt Rice,  icon of acoustic music and sideman to the stars, living-legend bassist Todd Phillips, and rising star Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (Mile Twelve) on fiddle. Bluegrass singer and songwriter Daniel Salyer joins in on harmony vocals on a few songs and Thomas Cassell (Circus No. 9) serves as Nate’s duet partner on the Grisman-inspired two-mandolin instrumental “Serenity.” 

Nate composed all five instrumental numbers on Wings of a Jetliner: The lead-off track and bluegrass ripper, “Wonderbat,” the light-hearted jazzy “Quick Select,” the lovely and spare “Comealong Brown Dog,” and the spiraling “Rook Roller.

Listeners will find equally satisfying variety in the carefully chosen vocal numbers, penned by an eclectic assortment of accomplished songwriters, on Wings of a Jetliner. All here to delight are hard-driving bluegrass songs (“Tobacco”), western swing (“The More I Pour”), nuanced tales (“Miner’s Grave”, “Somewhere Far Away”), the waltzy “Sweet Allis Chalmers,” and the new-grassy sounds of “Love Medicine,” as well as a cover of 90’s rock icons The Offspring’s “All Along.

Nate Lee - Square Web Res Cover -Wings of a Jetliner

Nate Lee: Wings of a Jetliner Track Listing and Credits

  1. Wonderbat 1:54
  2. Tobacco 3:21
  3. Quick Select 3:05
  4. Somewhere Far Away 3:27
  5. Serenity 3:45
  6. All Along 2:20
  7. Comealong Brown Dog 4:10
  8. Miner’s Grave 2:55
  9. Rook Roller 3:39
  10. The More I Pour 2:54
  11. Sweet Allis Chalmers 3:45
  12. Love Medicine 3:57

Nate Lee – mandolin (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12), lead vocals (2,4,6,8,10,11,12), fiddle (5,10), banjos (8)
Todd Phillips – bass (1,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12)
Wyatt Rice – guitar (1,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12)
Bronwyn Keith-Hynes – fiddle (1,3,4,8,9,10,11,12)
Ned Luberecki – banjo (1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10,11,12)

Becky Buller – fiddle (2,6,7), harmony vocals (2,6,11)
Daniel Hardin – bass (2,6,7), harmony vocals (6)
Dan Boner – guitar (2,6), fiddle (10), harmony vocals (10,11)
Thomas Cassell – mandolin (5)
Daniel Salyer – harmony vocals (8,10,12)

Songwriting Credits:
Nate Lee (Human Adverb Music, BMI) – 1,3,5,7,9
Daniel Salyer (Pay Low Music, BMI) – 2
Bradford Lee Folk & Nicholas Ian Woods (Folk/Woods, BMI) – 4
Bryan Holland (Round Hill Works, BMI) – 6
Ashleigh Caudill (Ashleigh Deanna Caudill Music, SESAC) – 8
Tim Stafford & Mark Bumgarner (Daniel House Music, BMI/Two Chairs Music, BMI) – 10
Bill Caswell (Farmhand Music, BMI) – 11
Chris Sanders (Desert Night Music, BMI) – 12

Produced by Professor Dan Boner at ETSU Recording Lab
© 2020 Adverb Records, a division of Nate Lee, LLC

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Nate Lee - Square Web Res Cover -Wings of a Jetliner

Nate Lee Independently Releases Wings of a Jetliner June 12, 2020

Featuring Members of Becky Buller Band
Produced by Dan Boner at ETSU Recording Lab in Johnson City, TN

Watch Nate Lee Perform Solo on Americana Highways Livestream
on FaceBook Wed 4/22 at 7:45pm ET 

NASHVILLE, TN — Nate Lee is an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award-winning instrumentalist and renowned teacher of private lessons and music camps. The overlapping landscapes of folk, bluegrass, old-time, and new acoustic music offer a wide field to hoe and singer/mandolinist Nate ably covers every bit of that ground. Tuneful lopes, the muscular bounce of ‘grass, the sparkling charm of Grisman-Rice inspired dawg music, and more are all in his comfort zone and he moves between them with uncommon ease. Nate is known as the kind of musician who is able to put his own stamp on whatever he plays and his forthcoming album, Wings of a Jetliner, brings that home and is set for independent release June 12 on his own Adverb Records.

Nate is known as a member of award-winning bluegrass group, the Becky Buller Band, which he joined in 2017 and he quickly became a fan-favorite. For this project Nate assembled an inspired collection of iconic players, modern masters, and rising stars—including his bandmates from Becky Buller Band.

Two-time GRAMMY winning songwriter, eight-time International Bluegrass Music Association award winner, and leader of the band that bears her name, Becky Buller contributes her fiddle and vocal chops to four of the songs on Wings of a Jetliner and says, “Nate is an incredible musician and human being. This project really shows the world the depth of his abilities, both as a picker and a singer. I’m so honored to be along for the fun!” 

Nate Lee with mandolin in hallway - photo credit Scott Simontacchi

Nate Lee. Photo by Scott Simontacchi

A Texas native residing in Nashville, Nate first came on the bluegrass scene playing fiddle with legendary banjo player and teacher, Alan Munde, in the Alan Munde Gazette, and later on fiddle and mandolin with the Jim Hurst Trio. He has also played with The Hard Road Trio and continues to record with the band. When he’s not playing, Nate is heavily involved in the work of the International Bluegrass Music Association and is also a renowned teacher helping bluegrass musicians and the bluegrass community to develop and grow. Wings of a Jetliner finds Nate stepping forward as a leader in a new way, setting a higher bar for himself and bringing his singing and playing to the forefront.

Renaissance man, Professor Dan Boner, came on board early as producer and engineer. When not playing alongside Nate in the Becky Buller Band, Dan directs the bluegrass, old-time, and country music program at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in Johnson City, Tennessee. Nate credits Dan with fostering an environment and process that pulled the best from every musician involved in creating Wings of a Jetliner, a freedom that is apparent on each song, primarily tracked at the ETSU Recording Lab.

Professor Dan says, “Wings of a Jetliner mirrors all that I have observed in Nate’s persona. He is an objective seeker, lifelong learner, patient teacher, and a quick-witted responder to happenstances. He is as nimble on the fretboard as he is at racking up airline points. His smooth bow arm reflects his own pursuit of balance. Life is navigated best with a calculated efficiency of motion, energy, and time.”

Great soundscapes resonate with listeners in the same internal places as the sound-makers,” Dan continues. “Nate so thoughtfully recruited this group of like-minded artists to create a most fascinating listening experience.”

The musicians that joined Nate for this project would make anyone’s all-star ballot and many annual awards lists. Appearing on all but two tracks, 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year and host of “Derailed” on SiriusXM, Ned Luberecki pulls double-duty on the five-string banjo in Nate’s studio band and as a member of the Becky Buller Band. Joining Nate and Ned in the studio band on guitar is original member of the Tony Rice Unit and flatpicking legend, Wyatt Rice, and icon of acoustic music and sideman to the stars, living-legend Todd Phillips plays upright bass. Rounding out the studio band, rising star Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, founding member of IBMA Momentum award-winners Mile Twelve, handles fiddle duties on eight tracks.

Guesting in, we find bass monster Daniel “The Hulk” Hardin laying down the groove on a few and Dan Boner steps out from behind the glass to provide guitar and harmony vocals as well as fiddle on a track. Bluegrass singer and songwriter Daniel Salyer joins in on harmony vocals on a few songs. Three songs call on the talents of Buller Band members (Buller, Boner, Luberecki, and Hardin) exclusively: “Tobacco, “All Along,” and “Comealong Brown Dog.”

2016 winner of the prestigious Rockygrass mandolin competition (and founding member of the genre-bending group Circus No. 9), Thomas Cassell, serves as Nate’s duet partner on the Grisman-inspired two-mandolin feature “Serenity” a song (named for the spaceship in the sci-fi television show Firefly) which grew from a harmonic reworking of a traditional Irish tune that pays tribute in melody to the great David “Dawg” Grisman, mandolin innovator and father of the dawg style of jazz-bluegrass fusion. The whole band shines here, especially Nate, who plays both fiddle and mandolin.

Nate’s wide-ranging taste, not to mention his deep well of musical tools, give a lot for fans to enjoy in the striking variety of instrumentals on Wings of a Jetliner. Nate composed all five instrumental numbers on Wings of a Jetliner, and the quality of instrument and operator shine on each one. Mandolin players in particular will find much to love. Nate takes full advantage of his axe’s tone, monster chop, and uncommon sustain— which he says has had a significant impact on his playing—to great effect. 

The lead-off track, “Wonderbat,” is a bluegrass ripper named after his trusty mandolin, which Nate, a die-hard fan of The Simpsons, named after the baseball bat that Homer used in an episode. “Quick Select” is a light-hearted jazzy piece with a playful bounce that was inspired by his favorite video game, Ratchet & Clank. Nate is joined by Buller and Hardin on “Comealong Brown Dog,” a patient, lovely, and spare instrumental lope inspired by Nate’s dog, Cashew, which uses the “three T’s” of taste, timing, and tone. “Rook Roller” is a spiraling bluegrass number that comes from Nate’s favorite finishing move in chess and it’s traditional flavor belies the twists and turns of a decidedly modern tune.

Listeners will find equally satisfying variety in the carefully chosen vocal numbers, penned by an eclectic assortment of accomplished songwriters, on Wings of a Jetliner. Hard-driving bluegrass songs, western swing, and more, are all here to delight. The same taste and mastery that make each of Nate’s tunes stand out make every song shimmer on it’s own.

A powerful and driving tale of resistance, at great personal risk, in the face of exploitation, “Tobacco,” written by Dan Salyer, and performed with The Becky Buller Band supporting, draws from the history of western Kentucky and Tennessee to tell a story about the Black Patch Tobacco Wars of the early 20th century.

The darkly tender and nuanced “Somewhere Far Away,” written by Nick Woods and Bradford Lee Folk, has a special resonance for Nate and the title of the album, Wings of a Jetliner, comes from a line in this song, ‘I like the lights on the wings of a jetliner as they blink out, and they cut through the cloud cover.’ I really love to watch planes, especially takeoff and final approach before landing. My back porch is a front row seat for final approach at the BNA airport.” 

Some listeners will recognize “All Along from 90’s rock icons, The Offspring, delivered here with all the raw urgency of the original, by Nate and the rest of the Becky Buller Band. Nate says, “The drive they created between the bass/kick drum and the snare is just like a fast bluegrass groove. ‘All Along’ has always been one of my favorites; the lyrics are pretty lonesome and look like a bluegrass song on paper.”

Nate’s clawhammer banjo propels the atmospheric canter of “Miner’s Grave,” written by Ashleigh Caudill, is a dark and rich tale of a moonshiner’s tragic life drips with mood, and holds a bit of sonic experimentation. “The More I Pour,” penned by Tim Stafford and Mark Bumgarner, began life as a honky-tonk song, but Nate pulled from his experience and transformed it into a dancehall-ready charmer. “In days past, I was a fiddler in a Western Swing band and I’ve always loved triple fiddle and swing chord changes which are present here”

Written by Bill Caswell and made famous by bluegrass legends, Country Gazette, which included the equally legendary Alan Munde on banjo, “Sweet Allis Chalmers” is a favorite song of Nate’s, and was the first thing recorded for Wings of a Jetliner.  “Love Medicine” closes out Wings of a Jetliner on a contemporary-feeling note. The song was written by Chris Sanders, Nate’s former bandmate in the Hard Road Trio, and looks at addiction in tough-but-tender terms. The influence of the Red Hot Chili Peppers peeks through consistently and gives the song a uniqueness. The arrangement gives each player a closing opportunity to shine, and they all do.

Nate Lee’s Wings of a Jetliner is an album of significant range and each track breathes with life. This release is a new high-water mark for Nate. It’s sure to make a lot of new fans for a fast-rising talent. Ned Luberecki says, “Wings of a Jetliner is your first class window seat on an exciting musical journey with Captain Nate Lee at the helm. So put on your noise cancelling headphones, recline the seat and enjoy your flight! Earn double miles if you buy one for a friend!”

Nate Lee: Wings of a Jetliner Track Listing and Credits

  1. Wonderbat 1:54
  2. Tobacco 3:21
  3. Quick Select 3:05
  4. Somewhere Far Away 3:27
  5. Serenity 3:45
  6. All Along 2:20
  7. Comealong Brown Dog 4:10
  8. Miner’s Grave 2:55
  9. Rook Roller 3:39
  10. The More I Pour 2:54
  11. Sweet Allis Chalmers 3:45
  12. Love Medicine 3:57

 

Nate Lee – mandolin (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12), lead vocals (2,4,6,8,10,11,12), fiddle (5,10), banjos (8)
Todd Phillips – bass (1,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12)
Wyatt Rice – guitar (1,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12)
Bronwyn Keith-Hynes – fiddle (1,3,4,8,9,10,11,12)
Ned Luberecki – banjo (1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10,11,12)

Becky Buller – fiddle (2,6,7), harmony vocals (2,6,11)
Daniel Hardin – bass (2,6,7), harmony vocals (6)
Dan Boner – guitar (2,6), fiddle (10), harmony vocals (10,11)
Thomas Cassell – mandolin (5)
Daniel Salyer – harmony vocals (8,10,12)

Songwriting Credits:
Nate Lee (Human Adverb Music, BMI) – 1,3,5,7 ,9
Daniel Salyer (Pay Low Music, BMI) – 2
Bradford Lee Folk & Nicholas Ian Woods (Folk/Woods, BMI) – 4
Bryan Holland (Round Hill Works, BMI) – 6
Ashleigh Caudill (Ashleigh Deanna Caudill Music, SESAC) – 8
Tim Stafford & Mark Bumgarner (Daniel House Music, BMI/Two Chairs Music, BMI) – 10
Bill Caswell (Farmhand Music, BMI) – 11
Chris Sanders (Desert Night Music, BMI) – 12

Produced by Professor Dan Boner at ETSU Recording Lab
© 2020 Adverb Records, a division of Nate Lee, LLC

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THE 4TH ANNUAL SUWANNEE SPRING REUNION MARCH 19-22, 2020
THE SPIRIT OF SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK IN LIVE OAK, FLORIDA

FEATURING
Greensky Bluegrass, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones,
Peter Rowan Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs,
Donna The Buffalo, Sierra Hull, Ghost Light, Darrell Scott,
Jim Lauderdale Band, Verlon Thompson, The Duhks, Jon Stickley Trio,
Shawn Camp Band, Chatham County Line, Fireside Collective,
Tony Furtado with Luke Price and Matt Flinner
and more!

Tickets on sale atwww.suwanneespringreunion.com 
See the full schedule of music atwww.suwanneespringreunion.com/schedule/ 

LIVE OAK, FL –  Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) is thrilled to host The 4th Annual Suwannee Spring Reunion Thursday through Sunday, March 19-22 at SOSMP in Live Oak, FL. Folks of all ages will make plans to gather during the forefront of spring at this gorgeous park and its mossy live oak laden grounds for this beloved festival tradition that features a range of music genres rooted in original music – Americana: Bluegrass, Newgrass, Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Blues, and more. Literally something for everyone!

The lineup features Greensky Bluegrass, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Peter Rowan Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs, Donna The Buffalo, Sierra Hull, Ghost Light, Darrell Scott, Jim Lauderdale Band, Verlon Thompson, The Duhks, Jon Stickley Trio, Shawn Camp Band, Chatham County Line, Fireside Collective, Tony Furtado with Luke Price and Matt Flinner, and more!
See the full schedule of music at → https://suwanneespringreunion.com/schedule/.

For four days and nights this family-friendly festival is home to early morning sing-a-longs and night time musical pyrotechnics from the park’s stellar cast of alumni and new favorites. There will be music on four stages and Suwannee Spring Reunion attendees will also enjoy music in the campground with jamming at Slopryland and the Bill Monroe Shrine as well as camp pickin’ parties. 

Thursday night is going to be a blast with Blueground Undergrass hitting the main Amphitheatre Stage at 8:30pm just after a set by Verlon Thompson on the Porch Stage. Jon Stickley Trio follows Blueground alternating back to the Porch and then The Grass Is Dead closes out the Amphitheater Stage for the night. Music begins for the day kicking off with Quartermoon at 3pm and also includes performances by Roy Book Binder, Nikki Talley & Jason Sharp, and Brett Bass & Melted Plectrum

Greensky Bluegrass headlines Friday night, bookended by sets with Peter Rowan and Free Mexican Airforce and Jon Stickley Trio on the Amphitheater Stage. The Duhks play just before Greensky on the Porch Stage and Donna the Buffalo closes out the Porch following Greensky’s set. Other Friday performances include Ghost Light, Chatham County Line, Fireside Collective, Verlon Thomspon, The Tania Elizabeth Experience, and more. The Music Hall Indoor Stage also kicks off on Friday and includes sets by Applebutter Express, Nation of Two, and a special Banjo workshop with Leonard Podolak, Rev Jeff Mosier, and Tony Furtado

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones are the Saturday night headliners, bookended by Donna the Buffalo and a special all-star Suwanee Reunion Jam on the Amphitheatre Stage. Sierra Hull plays the Porch just before The Flecktones and Fireside Collective closes out The Porch Stage for the night. Other Saturday sets include performances by Darrell Scott, Jim Lauderdale, Shawn Camp Band, Songs From The Road Band, Tony Furtado Trio, The Grass Is Dead, Adventures of Annabelle Lyn, Two Foot Level, Nicholas Edward Williams, Ukelyptus, Habanero Honeys, and more.

Vassar Sunday is always a special day for Suwannee Spring Reunion and as tradition holds, Donna the Buffalo will close out the festival and bring out a ton of special guest performers that have played throughout the weekend! Jim Lauderdale, Sierra Hull, Peter Rowan, Rev Jeff Mosier, Verlon Thomspon, and Nikki Talley all perform again as well.

The Old Florida Stage will also feature Contra Dance music and instruction Thursday – Saturday with The Dunehoppers and The Hungry Monks with Andy Kane doing the calling.

A variety of performers will be hosting special hands-on workshops on Music Farmers Stage Friday and Saturday including a Banjo Workshop with Rev Jeff Mosier, Fiddle Instruction with Scott Walker & Holly Riley, Songs and Stories with Nikki Talley & Jason Sharp, Hambone Workshop with Leonard Podolak, Mandolin with Matt Flinner, Flat Pick Guitar Workshop with Brett Bass, Roy Book Binder Hands on Blues Guitar Workshop, Songwriting with Lee Hunter, Joey Kerr, & Annie Wenz, and more.

Placing a strong emphasis on embracing the traditions that have made the park a national treasure, there will be a wide array of arts & crafts as well as an array of culinary delights ranging from healthy to decadent in the Vending Village. The park itself is a place where kids of all ages can remember why they fell in love with the magic mixture of sights, sounds, and sensations that constitutes a weekend of paradise that is the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.

SOSMP is located between Jacksonville, Florida & Tallahassee, Florida about 30 minutes south of the Georgia State line, about 45 minutes north of Gainesville and is host to a variety of events.

Tickets are on sale now. See details at www.suwanneespringreunion.com/Tickets/.

Suwannee Spring Reunion 2020 Lineup
Greensky Bluegrass
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
Peter Rowan Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs
Donna The Buffalo
Sierra Hull
Ghost Light
Darrell Scott
Jim Lauderdale Band
Verlon Thompson
The Duhks
Jon Stickley Trio
Shawn Camp Band
Chatham County Line
Fireside Collective
Tony Furtado Trio
Roy Book Binder
Rev. Jeff Mosier
Blueground Undergrass
The Grass Is Dead
Songs From The Road Band
Nation of Two
The Tania Elizabeth Experiment
Nikki Talley & Jason Sharp
Ukelyptus
Brett Bass & Melted Plectrum
The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn
Two Foot Level
Nicholas Edward Williams
Applebutter Express
Firewater Tent Revival
Quartermoon
Sloppy Joe
Habanero Honeys
The Hungry Monks
The Walker Brothers
The Dunehoppers
Tania & The Magic Moon Traveling Circus

For more information, tickets, and to reserve camping, please visit www.suwanneespringreunion.com.

 

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Chicago Farmer’s Flyover Country Featuring The Band of Heathens
Is Making Waves on the Americana And Folk Radio Charts

Currently at #18 on the Americana Radio Albums Chart
#9 on the NACC Folk Radio Chart

“All In One Place” is at #33 on the AMA Radio Singles Chart

Available now at → https://chicagofarmer.hearnow.com/flyover-country 

BLOOMINGTON, IL — Illinois-based Cody “Chicago Farmer” Diekhof paired up with Texas’ The Band of Heathens for Flyover Country, independently released February 7. With DJs across the country spinning many of the songs from the album, it is climbing up the Americana and Folk radio charts in an increasingly competitive landscape. In the past few  weeks the album shot up to #18 after debuting at #33 on the Americana Radio Albums Chart and is currently at #9 on the NACC Folk Radio Chart.

Chicago Farmer_LP front cover_low-resThe current single, “All In One Place,” is a humorous look at the sad truth about making money in the music business is on the rise and currently at #33 on the Americana Singles Chart. American Songwriter Magazine says, “This tale of high hopes and low returns [is] an outlaw country number that resounds with heart and humor.”

Chicago Farmer is known for his clever and heartfelt songwriting and unique voice. Through all the songs on Flyover Country — and most Chicago Farmer songs, for that matter —runs a common thread, a love and respect for regular folks, those who might be overlooked and underappreciated. He is a champion of the Midwest and the working class. “A lot of my friends are just getting by day-to-day,” Diekhoff said. “We keep at it, we keep working hard. Hopefully, eventually, things will turn around.”

Kind Words about Chicago Farmer & Flyover Country

a continuation of what the Delavan, Illinois, native does best — clever and heartfelt songwriting that looks at the fabric of the Midwest.”
Chicago Sun Times, Mary Houlihan

“… with Flyover Country, his sixth solo effort to date, he opts to make a bigger noise, thanks to an album that finds this midwest native teaming with the formidable Texas ensemble, Band of Heathens. The music still retains its intimacy and introspection, but given the Heathens’ backing there’s also an added sense of grit and determination…  Consequently, the possibility of wider recognition becomes a more likely possibility with Flyover Country, a set of freewheeling songs clearly spawned from a populist perspective.”
Goldmine, Lee Zimmerman

“His trademark appeal is his ability to sing about the regular person, the working person, in a relatable way… No doubt, Chicago Farmer has a serious outlook, but he wants listeners to have fun listening to these tales, spike with humor in places and this time around, bolstered by a terrific band.”
Elmore Magazine, Jim Hynes

“Chicago Farmer has spent the last two decades writing and performing as a solo artist, but in The Band of Heathens… Diehkoff found natural collaborators.”
American Songwriter, Matt Wallock

“This album shows both Diekhoff’s ability to spin a tale and to write songs that get people to sing along. It also shows how well he is able to evoke emotions – whether it’s a song that makes you laugh or a song that hits you right in the heart. Beyond all that, you realize that his is a style that will endure in a world where music has seemingly become disposable.”
Americana Highways, Gary Schwind

Putting his solo troubadour days behind him (after a run of solo dates opening for Todd Snider in January), at least for a while, with Flyover Country’s release, Diekhoff is on the road with a band, performing as Chicago Farmer and The Fieldnotes which includes Jaik Willis, Cody Jensen, & Cosmic Charlie Harris.

Chicago Farmer Tour Dates

All Shows with The Full Band, The Fieldnotes, Unless Otherwise Noted:
2/27 Thu – Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza – Worthington, OH
2/28 Fri – Southgate House – Newport, KY
2/29 Sat – Duke’s Indy – Indianapolis, IN
3/6 Fri – Redstone Room @ River Music Experience – Davenport, IA
3/7 Sat – Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
3/8 Sun – World Theater – Kearney, NE
3/12 Thu – Magic Rat – Fort Collins, CO
3/13 Fri – The Walnut Room – Denver, CO
3/14 Sat – Western Jubilee – Colorado Springs, CO
3/27 Fri – Inside Out – Gilman, IL *solo show
4/2 Thu – Music Box Supper Club – Cleveland, OH
4/3 Fri – Sportsmens Tavern – Buffalo, NY
4/4 Sat – Moondogs Pittsburgh, PA
4/6 Mon – Woodsongs Radio Hour – Lexington, KY
4/10 Fri – Founders Brewing Co – Grand Rapids, MI
4/11 Sat – The Livery – Harbor, MI
4/16 Thu – Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
4/17 Fri – Kenny’s Westside Pub – Peoria, IL
4/18 Sat – The Venue – Aurora, IL
4/23 Thu – Crossroads Music Fest Seymour, IN
4/24-25 Fri-Sat – Rose Bowl Tavern – Urbana, IL
5/21 Thu – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
5/22-5/24 Fri-Sun – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL
6/5 Fri – Knuckleheads – Kansas City, MO
6/6 Sat – Brew Skies Music Festival – Hannibal, MO
5/28-29 Thu-Fri – John Hartford Memorial Fest – Bean Blossom, IN
6/19 Fri – Moccasin Creek Festival – Effingham, IL
6/27 Sat – Private Event – Wilmington, IL
8/7 Fri – Rock the Farm @ Mackinaw Valley Winery – Mackinaw, IL
8/8 Sat – People Fest – Hillsboro, WI

Further information and tour dates can be found at www.chicagofarmer.com, www.facebook.com/chicagofarmer, instagram.com/chicagofarmermusic, and twitter.com/chicagofarmer.

 

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Chicago Farmer Releases Flyover Country Today- Feb 7
Featuring The Band of Heathens
Recorded at The Finishing School in Austin, Texas

Buy & Stream now at → https://chicagofarmer.hearnow.com/flyover-country 

BLOOMINGTON, IL — Illinois-based Cody “Chicago Farmer” Diekhof paired up with Texas’ The Band of Heathens for Flyover Country, independently released February 7. In the past two weeks the album debuted at #33 on the Americana Radio Albums Chart and shot up another 10 spots to #23 with DJs across the country spinning many of the songs from the album.

The current single, “All In One Place,” is a humorous look at the sad truth about making money in the music business and debuted on the Americana Singles Chart at #43 this week. American Songwriter Magazine says, “This tale of high hopes and low returns [is] an outlaw country number that resounds with heart and humor.”

Through all the songs on Flyover Country — and most Chicago Farmer songs, for that matter —runs a common thread, a love and respect for regular folks, those who might be overlooked and underappreciated. He is a champion of the Midwest and the working class. “A lot of my friends are just getting by day-to-day,” Diekhoff said. “We keep at it, we keep working hard. Hopefully, eventually, things will turn around.”

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Chicago Farmer. Photo by Bradley J Scott

Chicago Farmer is known for his clever and heartfelt songwriting and unique voice. Todd Snider exclaims, “I love Chicago Farmer’s singing and playing and songs, but it’s the intention behind the whole of his work that moves me to consider him the genuine heir to Arlo Guthrie or Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. He knows the shell game that goes on under folk music… which is sacred to me.” 

Flyover Country was recorded at The Heathens studio, The Finishing School, in Austin TX with Gordy Quist and Ed Jurdi serving as co-producers alongside Diekhoff.  Diekhoff’s longtime collaborator Chris Harden served as recording engineer (and mixed the album), on top of adding harmonies on two songs, and Heather Horton added harmony vocals on three tunes. 

Jurdi says, “Cody (Chicago Farmer) came in with a stellar batch of songs and really had a good vision for what he wanted the album to be. The material really takes a look at the kaleidoscopic fabric of the Midwest. Chicago Farmer writes and sings in a truly authentic voice about the people that inhabit the spaces that America’s hopes and dreams have been built upon. Always the underdog, sometimes overlooked, but never to be forgotten.”

“I knew as I was writing these songs that they called for another direction — and a band. A band that was tight, had soul, and knew how to make records,” Diekhoff said about Flyover Country, his sixth full-length studio album. “I’ll always be a folksinger, but you can’t just keep doing the same thing over and over. I decided it’s time to throw some fuel on this fire and get it going. For me, it’s all about the poetry and playing with a band is about putting the poetry in motion a little differently.”

Diekhoff and the Heathens cover a lot of musical territory on Flyover Country including a country-tinged rootsy tale of a desperate drive down the road to redemption (“Indiana Line”), a country-folk singalong anthem extolling the virtues of intimate live music shows and cheap beer over corporate arena concerts (“$13 Beers”), a talking-blues tribute to hardworking, unsung, everyday heroes (“Dirtiest Uniform), an uptempo folk-rock  (“Deer in the Sky”), and you see his grunge-rock roots coming out on “Mother Nature’s Daughter.” The album features nine original tracks and a cover of Hank Williams “Ramblin’ Man.”

Pokey LaFarge says, “His lyrics, his stories and his heart are true. He’ll give you that feeling of ‘going home’. He’ll make you want to say all those things you’ve been meaning to say but were too afraid. At the same time his songs can make you ask yourself some deep questions. His songs give you hope.”

Kind Words about Flyover Country

“This album shows both Diekhoff’s ability to spin a tale and to write songs that get people to sing along. It also shows how well he is able to evoke emotions – whether it’s a song that makes you laugh or a song that hits you right in the heart. Beyond all that, you realize that his is a style that will endure in a world where music has seemingly become disposable.”
Americana Highways, Gary Schwind

“A terrific release… The Americana/Country Rock tunes are top class and the lyrics so interesting that you’ll be thinking them through later.”
Americana Music Show, Tony Ives

“Chicago Farmer’s ‘All In One Place’ Is Outlaw Country with Heart and Humor”
American Songwriter, Matt Wallock

“You will be moved by the poetry of these songs… You’ll dance to these songs even if you’re a song-and-dance man who never learned to dance. You’ll sing to these songs even if you don’t have the prettiest voice. Best of all, you’ll feel good for having listened. I know I do.”
Making a Scene!, Viola Krouse

“… [Flyover Country is] a fitting title for the new album by Cody Diekhoff, aka Chicago Farmer, for two reasons. First, it’s an exploration of the lives and quirks of the residents of ‘flyover country.’ It’s also a good descriptor of Chicago Farmer’s sound, which kind of ‘flies over’ country music, touching on folk, Southern rock, and even tinges of punk.”
Concert Hopper, Chris Griffy

It’s poetry with a kick. There is power in the songs, from the arrangements to the lyrics, it makes you feel.”
Festy GoNuts, Jason Law

“Diekhoff is a warm-hearted soul who manifestly likes others, though he wraps the sentimentality in wry humor. He’s most fond, one infers, of ordinary people’s imperfections and limitations, about which he writes amiably, not sparing his own.”
Rambles.net, Jerry Clark

“With an ominous western intro, ‘Indiana Line’ builds up to a foot stompin,’ thumpin’ instant singalong. This bodes very well for Chicago Farmer’s Flyover Country. The harmonies with The Band of Heathens are irresistible, and the style is absolute contagion.”
Americana Highways, Mellisa Clarke

Putting his solo troubadour days behind him (after a run of solo dates opening for Todd Snider in January), at least for a while, when Flyover Country comes out in February, Diekhoff is hitting the road with a band, performing as Chicago Farmer and The Fieldnotes which includes Jaik Willis, Cody Jensen, & Cosmic Charlie Harris.

Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes Tour Dates:

2/7 Fri – The Bootleg – St. Louis, MO
2/8 Sat –  The Eagle’s Theater – Olney, IL
2/9 Sun – Stellar Cellar – Effingham, IL
2/14 Fri – Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL
2/15 Sat – Fitzgerald’s Nightclub – Berwyn, IL
2/16 Sun – Anodyne Coffee – Milwaukee, WI
2/20 Thu – Pearl Street Brewery – La Crosse, WI
2/21 Fri – The Turf Club –  St Paul, MN
2/22 Sat – The Outer Edge – Appleton, WI
2/27 Thu – Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza – Worthington, OH
2/28 Fri – Southgate House – Newport, KY
2/29 Sat – Duke’s Indy – Indianapolis, IN
3/6 Fri – Redstone Room @ River Music Experience – Davenport, IA
3/7 Sat – Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
3/8 Sun – World Theater – Kearney, NE
3/12 Thu – Magic Rat – Fort Collins, CO
3/13 Fri – The Walnut Room – Denver, CO
3/14 Sat – Western Jubilee – Colorado Springs, CO
5/28-29 – Thu-Fri – John Hartford Memorial Fest – Bean Blossom, IN
6/19 Fri – Moccasin Creek Festival – Effingham, IL
6/27 Sat – Private Event – Wilmington, IL
8/7 Fri – Rock the Farm @ Mackinaw Valley Winery – Mackinaw, IL
8/8 Sat – People Fest – Hillsboro, WI

Flyover Country Track Listing and Credits
1. Indiana Line 3:51
2. Flyover Country 4:59
3. Mother Nature’s Daughter 3:01
4. $13 Beers 3:17
5. Collars 5:23
6. All In One Place 2:51
7. Deer In The Sky 3:23
8. Ramblin’ Man 4:44
9. Dirtiest Uniforms 4:43
10. The Village Revisited 6:56

Chicago Farmer – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar 

The Band of Heathens:
Ed Jurdi – Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Harmonica
Gordy Quist – Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Trevor Nealon – All Things Keys
Richard Millsap – Drums, Percussion
Jesse Wilson – Bass

With Special Guests:
Heather Horton – Vocals (3, 5, 10)
Chris Harden – Vocals (8, 10)

Recorded February 2019 at The Finishing School in Austin, TX
Produced by Ed Jurdi, Gordy Quist, & Chicago Farmer
Engineered & Mixed by Chris Harden 

All tracks written by Cody Diekhoff with the exception of Hank Williams’ “Ramblin’ Man” 

Further information and tour dates can be found at www.chicagofarmer.com, www.facebook.com/chicagofarmer, instagram.com/chicagofarmermusic, and twitter.com/chicagofarmer.

2020-03-20 thru 2020-03-20 - BATB EVENT
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Let’s Boogie To Benefit Mental Health

at
Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor
March 19-22, 2020

Featuring:
Leftover Salmon, Jerry Douglas and Friends, Circles Around The Sun,
Andy Frasco and the U.N., Nick Forster’s Hippy Bluegrass Church, DeadPhish Orchestra, Grant Farm, and more!

The Daily Schedule of Music Will Be Posted Friday 2/7
Single Day Passes Available 2/7

Location: The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Drive, Colorado Springs, CO (map)
Tickets, Rooms, and more at www.boogieatthebroadmoor.com 

DENVER, CO — This March 19-22 Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor returns for its second year to the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. This year a charity portion has been added to the event called Let’s Boogie To Benefit Mental Health. In 2020, the focus is on mental health, an important health concern that everyone and anyone can relate to, but a topic not openly talked about enough.

Let’s Boogie To Benefit Mental Health will consist of events addressing and bringing awareness to this important topic. Three events have been added —Bowling with the Band featuring Leftover Salmon and Circles Around The Sun on Thursday evening and We Bee Spelling featuring Andy Frasco and a an all-star jam on Sunday evening with members of Yonder Mountain String Band and more — bookending Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor. An additional free concert and Charity Raffle featuring Woodshed Red was added on Friday evening.

Leftover Salmon will be working closely with Backline, a recently formed organization that supports music industry professionals and their families; along with support on the national, state, and local level from the mental wellness organizations: National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health Colorado, and Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention. These organizations will be on site throughout the weekend spreading awareness about this critically important topic.

Together we hope to raise funds and awareness throughout the Boogie At The Broadmoor weekend. All are welcome to attend the Let’s Boogie To Benefit events on a donation basis, even if you are not attending the festival that weekend. There is limited capacity to these events, so please get involved while space is still available.

Let’s bring our communities together and show our support for mental health. 

Leftover Salmon previously released a tune penned by their bassist Greg Garrison, “Songs You’ve Left Unsung,” as a tribute to dear friend Jeff Austin in his memory. All proceeds from the sale of it are donated to Backline and you can check it out here →  Backline.care/songs-left-unsung/

ABOUT LET’S BOOGIE TO BENEFIT MENTAL HEALTH EVENTS:

Bowling with the Band – Thursday, March 19th 7-11pm
Roll into Boogie at the Broadmoor on Thursday with a very special bowling tournament) and fundraising event to start the weekend at Play, the Broadmoor’s bowling alley. Bowling with the Band gives fans a rare chance to bowl with members of Leftover Salmon and Circles Around the Sun before the weekend’s festivities kick off on Friday. Teams of up to five (5) bowlers can sign up online to participate for $500/team ($100/bowler) and each team will be paired with a member of Leftover Salmon or Circles Around the Sun for the evening’s event. Create a team or join a team to participate in this unique fundraising opportunity! The proceeds of this event will benefit Backline. Top fundraising teams will win concert tickets and exclusive memorabilia.

Find out more and sign up to bowl at https://givebutter.com/boogiebowlingFree

Concert & Charity Raffle – Friday, March 20th 5-6:30pm
Join us at the International Center for a free concert featuring local favorites Woodshed Red. The weekend’s silent auction and raffle will begin at this time. Have the first chance to put your bids in for these great items. All proceeds will support our non-profit mental health partners for the event!

We Bee Spelling – Sunday, March 22nd 5-10:30pm
On Sunday March 22nd, Boogie at the Broadmoor will host a finale benefit event: We Bee Spelling, a comedy game show hosted by Alex Greer, Kyle Ayers (Conan) with house bandleader Andy Frasco with Leftover Salmon. We Bee Spelling is a one-of-a-kind experience — part late night variety show, part spelling bee, and all for charity — supporting mental health through Backline and Colorado mental wellness programs. Contestants participate in this interactive, live improv show on behalf of Backline and do their best to spell while encountering “sabotages” from the audience (such as spelling words backwards or performing hidden talents), increasingly more ridiculous head-to-head games, and all sorts of antics that make this a truly unique and hilarious fundraiser.

And that’s not all, Sunday night will be capped with a very special performance by members of Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, surprise guests, plus Woodshed Red! This send-off event will be open to the public on a donation basis and is limited capacity.

Find out more and sign up to Bee at https://givebutter.com/webeeboogie

MORE ABOUT BOOGIE AT THE BROADMOOR

Boogie At The Broadmoor will once again feature three days of Leftover Salmon and it going to be a Festivaaalll with 16+ bands over the weekend including Jerry Douglas and Friends, Circles Around The Sun, Andy Frasco and the U.N., Nick Forster’s Hippy Bluegrass Church, DeadPhish Orchestra, Grant Farm, Handmade Moments, Lonesome Days, Jack Cloonan Band, Woodshed Red, Armchair Boogie, Wood Belly, Pick and Howl, Shawn Nelson, Silent Disco, and a Jazz Brunch Set along with Special Guests: Jerry Douglas, Adam Greuel, and Roosevelt Collier.

This is a first class concert experience that is like no other, held at The Broadmoor Resort, a historic five star resort nestled against the backdrop of the Cheyenne Foothills just 75 miles south of Denver. Enjoy the beautiful property and a plethora of fantastic amenities including 20 restaurants, cafes, and bars on site! Plus a bowling alley, movie theater, spa, and even a zoo. 

More information about the event, tickets, and accomodations can be found at
www.BoogieAtTheBroadmoor.comMore about LoS at www.LeftoverSalmon.com.