Folk & Traditional

Jam Cruise: The world’s best floating music festival

Every year, over 3,000 music lovers of all ages pack up their shorts, swimsuits and creative costumes and head south to take a break from winter.

They converge at a south Florida cruise ship terminal, where all the stage shows and cheesy lounge singers have been kicked off the ship, replaced by some of the country’s best groups from the jam band/festival scene. It’s Jam Cruise, and the 12th floating music festival took place January 4th the first cruise on MSC’s new ship, Divina, after four years on the Poesia. It was also the first departure from the Port of Miami, which is a much nicer facility than the Port Everglades terminal. And my hat’s off to the folks at Cloud 9 Adventures and all their supporting cast.

Brushfire Stankgrass - Microclimates CD

Brushfire Stankgrass
Microclimates, by Brushfire Stankgrass, immediately triggered thoughts of something by Jazz Mandolin Project as the album cranked up, but it quickly jutted into something equally as marvelous during bluegrass, jazz, rock and roll, and otherwise surreal tangents that the album visits.

Railroad Earth - New Years Eve - Asheville, NC

Railroad Earth - New Years Eve - Asheville, NC
The Orange Peel, a venue that has seen countless artists and thousands of patrons, rang in 2014 with a special three night performance by Railroad Earth.

Culminating this three day journey on the last evening of 2013 the band offered melodious acoustic sounds while mingling songs from their previous albums with exciting new tunes from their soon to be released album, “Last of the Outlaws”.

Suwannee Hulaween 2013 - Photos and Review

Suwannee Hulaween 2013 - Photos and Review
The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground in Live Oak, Florida was the perfect setting for Hulaween, the String Cheese Incident's inaugural Halloween festival.


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