Chuck Mead Plus The Howlin’ Brothers – 03/26/16

Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys

Chuck Mead & The Grassy Knoll Boys at Bluegrass Underground

After leading several popular ‘80s cult bands in and around his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, Chuck Mead landed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway where he co-founded the famed ‘90s Alternative Country quintet BR549. The band’s seven albums, three Grammy nominations and the Country Music Association Award for Best Overseas Touring Act would build an indelible bridge between authentic American Roots music and millions of fans worldwide. With BR on hiatus, Chuck formed The Hillbilly All-Stars featuring members of The Mavericks, co-produced popular tribute albums to Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, guest-lectured at Vanderbilt University, and became a staff writer at one of Nashville’s top song publishers. In 2009, he released his acclaimed solo debut album, Journeyman’s Wager, and toured clubs, concert halls and international Rock, Country and Rockabilly festivals with his band The Grassy Knoll Boys.

2014 ushered in Free State Serenade, the new Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys release on Nashville-based Plowboy Records. Produced by long-time ally and friend Joe Pisapia (KD Lang, Ben Folds Five) and featuring BR549’s Don Herron, Old Crow Medicine Show’s Critter Fuqua, Alan Murphy, Will Rambeaux, and Mark Andrew Miller, Free State Serenade is Chuck Mead’s strongest effort yet.

The Howlin’ Brothers

The Howlin’ Brothers at Bluegrass Underground The Howlin’ Brothers are a Nashville-based string band composed of Ian Craft, JT Huskey and Jared Green. Anchored in a bed of old-time blues and bluegrass, their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. Sounding like what would happen if a bunch of Appalachian punk rockers formed a jug band, The Howlin’ Brothers play with a ferocious energy that drags you in and finds you boogieing along in spite of yourself.

Show Info

Join us for the Emmy Award winning Bluegrass Underground. Box Office is open on Saturday from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM cave doors open at NOON. Cave tours leave Saturday at 9:30, 10:00, 10:30 & 11:00 PM. Tours also run on the hour every hour. All tour groups must exit the cave upon completing a tour.

Cave doors open to the general public: 12:00 pm CST. Opening act performance time: 1:00-2:00 pm Featured artist performance time: 1:45 -2:45 pm.

The Cave is NOT handicap accessible. No Refunds. All times and artists subject to change.

 

Becky Buller Band w/ Off the Wagon in McMinnville on 04/16/16

Becky Buller Band

Becky Buller in concert at Cumberland Caverns home of Bluegrass Underground

If you’re a fan of acoustic music, particularly bluegrass, and you haven’t heard of fiddler Becky Buller, there’s a good chance you’ve heard some of her songs. Becky’s compositions have been recorded by Ricky Skaggs (“Music To My Ears”), Rhonda Vincent (“Fishers of Men”), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (“Be Living”), Josh Williams (“You Love Me Today”), and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (“Cottontown”, “My Angeline”, “Rest My Weary Feet”).

Becky brought home three IBMA awards in 2015: Emerging Artist Of The Year, Songwriter Of The Year, and Recorded Event Of The Year for the song “Southern Flavor”. SPBGMA chose Becky as a 2016 Songwriter Of The Year nominee. The IAMA chose Becky’s song “Nothin’ To You” as 1st Runner Up for their 2016 Country/Bluegrass Song Of The Year.

In 2011, she decided to pursue a performing career of her own. Becky was featured on the cover of the Spring 2012 issue of Fiddler Magazine and penned the title cut of Special Consensus‘ album Scratch Gravel Road, which was nominated for the 2012 Best Bluegrass Album Grammy. In January of 2015…at long last!..Becky hit the road with her own band!

Off The Wagon

For nearly a decade, Off The Wagon has enjoyed playing bluegrass music for audiences in Nashville and beyond. Featuring a steady rotation of songs by both classic and lesser-known names in bluegrass, the band cut its teeth on the stage of the world-famous Station Inn (www.stationinn.com) and other local venues. Off The Wagon continues to grow and delight audiences with favorite bluegrass standards, deeper cuts, and original tunes that put the band’s unique stamp on the traditional bluegrass sound.

Show Info

Join us for the Emmy Award winning Bluegrass Underground. Box Office is open on Saturday from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM cave doors open at NOON. Cave tours leave Saturday at 9:30, 10:00, 10:30 & 11:00 PM. Tours also run on the hour every hour. All tour groups must exit the cave upon completing a tour.

Cave doors open to the general public: 12:00 pm CST. Opening act performance time: 1:00-2:00 pm Featured artist performance time: 1:45 -2:45 pm.

The Cave is NOT handicap accessible. No Refunds. All times and artists subject to change.

 

Hayseed Dixie w/ Aaron Lee Tasjan on 04/30/16

Hayseed Dixie

Hayseed Dixie have released 15 albums since 2001, consisting of both original material and reinterpretations of previously rendered songs, selling a combined total of over 500,000 copies. They have performed over 1,000 live shows in 31 different countries and are the acknowledged creators of the musical genre, Rockgrass. Most recently, Hayseed Dixie are exploring the inspired catalogue of the stadium rock of the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Aaron Lee Tasjan

Hayseed Dixie and Aaron Lee Tasjan at Bluegrass UndergroundThis charming, self-deprecating underdog of an East Nashville songwriter can handle his business. He cut his teeth playing lead guitar in late-period incarnations of The New York Dolls and Drivin N Cryin.

In December 2014, Tasjan spent a week recording In the Blazes at New Monkey Studio in Los Angeles, the same hallowed space where Elliott Smith cut his final record From a Basement on the Hill. At the helm for the sessions was Tasjan’s good buddy Eli Thomson of the band Everest, whom he’d met on tour while pulling a stint with Brooklyn indie-folk outfit Alberta Cross, and who produced Delta Spirit’s Ode to Sunshine.

Show Info

Join us for the Emmy Award winning Bluegrass Underground. Box Office is open on Saturday from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM cave doors open at NOON. Cave tours leave Saturday at 9:30, 10:00, 10:30 & 11:00 PM. Tours also run on the hour every hour. All tour groups must exit the cave upon completing a tour.

Cave doors open to general public: 12:00 pm CST

The Cave is NOT handicap accessible. No Refunds. All times and artists subject to change.

 

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