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The Bluegrass Situation  Roots Culture Redefined

Molly Tuttle's growing recognition among bluegrassers has led to a higher profile in the broader musical world; she earned @folk_alliance’s Song of the Year award in February, and a nomination for this year’s @americanafest Instrumentalist of the Year title, too. We sat down to chat, catch up, and see what's ahead for the singer, songwriter, and flatpicker phenom. Link? In bio, duh. // #BGS #MollyTuttle #bluegrass #guitar #rootscultureredefined

Happy Friday the 13th! Oh, and Happy Weekend, too!!

In retrospect it’s hard to convey just how chancy and therefore how pivotal Ingénue was for k.d. lang, especially in the 1990s when changing your sound or courting a wide audience could be viewed as selling out. The album was a calculated risk, a means of shedding a long-held persona that might alienate old fans without attracting new ones. We unpack the album, its creation, and its moment in history in our latest edition of #CanonFodder. Link, predictably, in bio. // #BGS #kdlang #Ingenue #rootscultureredefined

@erinraemusic’s brand new masterpiece of an album, Putting on Airs, has long been one of our favorite records of 2018 - even before we got to 2018! We sat down and had a chat with Erin about the record and about the honesty, the introspection, and the healing that courses throughout her songs. Link in bio. // #BGS #PuttingonAirs #ErinRae #rootscultureredefined

We’re more than a little excited for all of these incredible shows coming at you in July and August!! Which ones will we see you at? With events across the country, you’ve got plenty of opportunities. We hope we see you out there: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
7/10 - Mick Flannery - LA
7/14 - Goodnight, Texas - LA
7/17 - Mick Flannery - NYC
7/18 - Mandolin Orange - LA
7/19 - Mick Flannery - Cambridge, MA
8/4 - Yonder Mountain String Band and Infamous Stringdusters - Red Rocks, CO
8/16 - Amanda Shires - LA
8/24 - Punch Brothers - LA
8/25 - Punch Brothers - San Diego, CA ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
😍 If you haven’t snagged your tickets for any of these magical nights, guess where you can get them + more info? Link in bio! // #BGSpresents #livemusic #rootscultureredefined #rootsmusic

We admit it, we’re music nerds. But are we nerdy enough to take a twenty-one year old album and rank its songs from not-quite-as-good-as-the-best to best? Why yes, we are!! 💁🏻 🙃 Check out our ranking of the songs of @alisonkrauss and Union Station’s seminal album, So Long, So Wrong — and lodge your almost certain disagreement — at the link in our bio. // #BGS #SoLongSoWrong #AKUS #rootscultureredefined

Hanging at the 45th @winnipegfolkfestival in the beautiful Canadian prairie. Follow our story for festival dispatches! 🇨🇦 #BGS #rootscultureredefined

Happy Weekend!

Join team GRASS. 🔵🌾(Honestly, if you follow us on Instagram, you are team GRASS, you just need the sweatshirt to prove it.) Link in bio or tap for more info. // #BGS #BGSmercantile #rootscultureredefined

Happy Fourth of July from all of us at BGS! We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: As you celebrate the holiday with your family and friends, take a second to stop and consider how lucky we all are to live in a place such as this - and how the people that made our country what it is today also made our music: immigrants, underdogs, people of color, hard-working mothers and fathers, people who lived their whole lives in the shadows, people who had nothing but a dream and a song. So get out there today and make memories, make music, and make this lil thing we call the US of A a better place for everyone. And if you need a soundtrack... link in bio. // #BGS #rootscultureredefined

@ridersinthesky are dedicated to both the preservation and continuation of the rich tradition of cowboy music and celebrating life on the range. It’s a nutshell they have honed and inhabited over the course of four decades as the premiere (perhaps the only) purveyors of the form — not to mention the associated comedy schtick and embroidered, be-chapped, tall-hatted finery. Riders in the Sky are our July Artist of the Month!! 🤠 Get the whole round up at the link in our bio. // #BGS #AOTM #RidersintheSky #rootscultureredefined

Tomorrow we unveil July’s Artist of the Month!! Any guesses from this in-progress sketch? We’ll give you some emoji hints: 🤠🐮🌵🎻 — comment with your guesses and we’ll reveal our rootin’, tootin’ #AOTM tomorrow!! // #BGS #rootscultureredefined ✏️ by @zacharywalterjohnson

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