Top 5: J.D. Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers

Top 5: J.D. Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers
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Earlier this year, I was stunned and saddened to hear of the breakup of Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, the band that Col. J.D. Wilkes fronted and took from obscurity to prominence. With the exit of longtime bass player Mark Robinson, Wilkes decided to start a new chapter with his wife, Jessica Wilkes, who was already a part of J.D.’s mountain string band, The Dirt Daubers. Jessica takes on bass playing and shares lead vocal duties in the new incarnation. … read more

The Legend of Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

The Legend of Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
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After more than 25 years of playing with the Fly-Rite Boys, he’s more than earned the term legend. Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys are set to perform in Salt Lake City at The Garage on Beck on May 6.

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A Sign of Hi-Style: Interview with Jimmy Sutton

A Sign of Hi-Style: Interview with Jimmy Sutton
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When a Chicago-based musician decided to turn his attic into a recording studio, he had no way of knowing that from that studio, he’d record one of the most devastating roots rock n’ roll records ever concocted. … read more