“in the groove” for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Shinyribs / Twisted Roots / Maverick Festival

Song and Artist: “The Sacred & The Profane” by Shinyribs of Austin, Texas.

Shinyribs' new album
Shinyribs’ new album “Okra Candy” and frontman Kevin Russell.

images courtesy the official website for Shinyribs


This is Kevin Russell‘s side project from The Gourds, focusing on bluesy funky country….“The Sacred & The Profane” by Shinyribs…

Shinyrib’s website/music:


Radio Show: Brian Bourgoin’s “Twisted Roots on WCNI

Twisted Roots WCNI bannerimages courtesy WCNI radio website


Twisted Roots” is a New London, Connecticut-based Americana music radio show hosted by Brian Bourgoin on WCNI radio.

Excerpt from WCNI Radio website:

“Roots, rock, and Americana with lots of new music and a twist of the blues”

Listen to Brian Bourgoin’s “Twisted Roots“:

On WCNI radio (New London, Connecticut): http://www.wcniradio.org/listen/

Saturdays 6-9am, (Eastern Standard Time)

WCNI website:


Supporter of Americana: Maverick Festival

Maverick Festival in Suffolk, England.
Maverick Festival in Suffolk, England.

images courtesy Maverick Festival website


“The Best in Roots Music from Both Sides of the Atlantic” is the slogan for England’s Maverick Festival, which took place earlier this month in Suffolk, hosting a variety of roots and Americana musicians.

Excerpt from official website of the Maverick Festival:

“The Maverick Festival is a celebration of Americana and roots music from both sides of the Atlantic, presenting music, comedy, dance, film & workshops and featuring over forty different artists, across five stages indoors and out.

Set amongst the picturesque Victorian farm buildings of Easton Farm Park, the site is nestled deep in the Suffolk countryside, yet only two hours from London.”

The weekend-long event is held on a farm, with stages set up in various areas throughout the grounds, with the barn hosting the bigger acts. A more detailed article about the festival is written by journalist Tony Brown of Americana/roots music e-zine No Depression (“Maverick Festival, Suffolk, England“).

Excerpt from Brown’s article:

“The Maverick Festival is ‘a celebration of Americana and roots music from both sides of the Atlantic’ located at a working farm 2 hours north-east of London. The event is small and laid-back, and really encourages visitors to get close to the music and the musicians. This was the 5th annual gathering, and probably the best so far. It was a coup for a small festival to attract artists of the calibre of Alejandro Escovedo, Gretchen Wilson and Carrie Rodriguez.

The focal point for performance is the Barn, an old wooden structure, open on the Western side, reminiscent of an old Texas dance hall – Gruene, or John T. Floores. There is an open air stage, and two further performance spaces – the Peacock Cafe, and the newly introduced Moonshine Bar…”

Website for the Maverick Festival:


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