Front Porch

Rock’s Greatest Replacement

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Nov 12
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Jimmy Herring

Herring took the opportunity to release a new solo album, Subject to Change Without Notice

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Nashville’s Dharma Bum

By Jedd Ferris | 28 Sep 12
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Rayland Baxter

Rayland Baxter grew up as a self-declared “little country boy,” running around the rolling green hills of Tennessee an hour outside of Nashville.

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Pickin’ Straight with the Steep Canyon Rangers

By Jedd Ferris | 31 Aug 12
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Steep Canyon Rangers

While most young string bands continue to tweak the boundaries of traditional bluegrass, the Steep Canyon Rangers have no shame in playing it straight.

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Man with a Pan

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Aug 12
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Jon Scales

Jonathan Scales takes steel drum to the outer limits

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Alt-Country Outfitters

By Jedd Ferris | 22 Jun 12
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Wrinkle Neck Mules

Wrinkle Neck Mules cultivate roots rock and outdoor apparel.

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Bands to Watch

By Jedd Ferris | 24 Apr 12
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Alabama Shakes

Watch out for these five bands on this year’s festival circuit.

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Sing with One Voice

By Jedd Ferris | 26 Mar 12
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Good Old War

The vintage harmonies of Good Old War.

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Moon Taxi

By Jedd Ferris | 23 Feb 12
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Moon Taxi

The new school of Southern jam.

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The Loudest Horns in Dixie

By Jedd Ferris | 26 Jan 12
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Richmond Jazz band Fight the Big Bull

Fight the Big Bull’s world-class improv Jazz originates in Richmond.

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The Fuzzy Folk Dimensions of Megafaun

By Jedd Ferris | 27 Dec 11
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Bon Iver Bros: North Carolina’s Megafaun made their latest album at justin vernon’s studio.

Megafaun has found the way to expand the boundaries of American tradition with just the right amount of experimental weirdness.

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Dixie Picks

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Dec 11
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Middle Brother: Brothers from another mother.

Must have 2011 albums from the South.

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A Better Place

By Jedd Ferris | 03 Nov 11
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Acoustic Syndicate keeps it all in the family

The return of Acoustic Syndicate.

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Jonny Corndawg

By Jedd Ferris | 28 Sep 11
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Blue Ridge Outdoors Music - Jonny Corndawg

That old country sound, his way.

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25 Years of Widespread Panic

By Jedd Ferris | 31 Aug 11
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Blue Ridge Outdoors - Front Porch - Widespread Panic

Before taking an indefinite hiatus, the Southern rockers are blowing it out.

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Jason Isbell: Former Drive-By Trucker Rides Solo

By Jedd Ferris | 26 Jul 11
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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

With his new album, Here We Rest, Jason Isbell is finally done being the guy who used to be in the Drive-By Truckers.

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