Sean Burns talks with Nikki Overcash of the Vachel Lindsay Society and Erica Smith of the Top Hat Tellers about this weekend's "Amaranth Apple" Food and Music Festival in downtown Springfield.
Hosted by Downtown Springfield Inc, the festival includes Bedrock 66 Live performances by Matthew Sweet, Chuck Mead, and many others; food and drink provided by several local restaurants; along with poetry, film, and acoustic music on the Lindsay Lounge stage.
Bedrock 66 Live Music Concert Series is host to an amazing group of roots, revival and rock & roll playin’ in a travelin’ band touring acts from across the country. All live shows are recorded and played back on WUIS at a later date. The most wonderful and current live music schedule in the Sangamon Valley AND one of the most unique broadcast events in the state, all roadhouses in your Central Illinois community.
Kicking off the 2015 Bedrock 66 Live! series is Athens, GA country-folk psychedelic band, New Madrid. Joining New Madrid will be Chicago's Celtic-Punk band The Tossers. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1149492
Here is what Pichfork had to say about New Madrid's 2014 release "Sunswimmer"
Friday night (9/12) at Donnie's in Springfield will kick off The American Music Show. It's a festival that's making a comeback this year. Bands include regional favorites The Bottle Rockets, and Brooklyn rock/indie duo The Mastersons, who regularly serve as backup band members for Steve Earle. The two-day event highlights roots/Americana music. We spoke with booker Sean Burns about it - he tells us about bringing under-appreciated, talented musicians to town.
Roots rocker Nikki Hill is a newcomer who has gained attention for her soulful and powerful voice. Her band, who she calls 'The Pirate Crew' includes her husband, Matt Hill - a guitar player and soulful musician in his own right. She headlines on Saturday night. Opening is Marco DiMaggio who has been heralded as one of the world's best Rock 'n' Roll guitarists.
Rosie Flores brings her rockabilly style to the Hoogland Center for the Arts Saturday night. She and Marti Brom will be on stage in the next Bedrock 66 Live music event. This show will be a tribute to Janis Martin, also known as the "Female Elvis."
WUIS' Sean Burns interviewed Flores about her music background and the latest project: