Gravity Lounge

Theresa Andersson and Peter Mulvey
Published on Feb 22nd, 2009
1 comments Despite the alliterative awkwardness, we can't help but call Theresa Andersson a singer-songwriter-synesthete. "I stopped thinking in terms of traditional songwriting," she said of her last album...
Corey Harris
Published on Feb 22nd, 2009
0 comments Resident genius Corey Harris has reinvented his blues along a couple different axes over the years, most notably by surrounding it with elements of African folk on 2003's "Mississippi To Mali,"...
Dr. Dog
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
1 comments Dr. Dog's throwback 60's pop should need no introduction unless you've been living under a rock for the past two years – their fourth album We All Belong was one of the biggest breakout hits...
Bruce Molsky
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
0 comments Bruce Molsky plays just about anything that has strings – banjo, guitar, and fiddle among them – and has been using them all to bridge the gaps between old-time music and other forms...
Marah
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
1 comments On a good day, Marah might be Philly's version of Bruce Springsteen, anchored in rootsy songwriting that abandons its humble origins a little more as each successive layer of grandiose rock...
Delta Spirit
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
0 comments Buzz-bin indie rockers with strong infusions of both heartland Americana and soul. The Other Lives and Dawes open. Also check out the Delta Spirit's Daytrotter session.
Gravity Lounge Benefit
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
0 comments Gravity Lounge is in trouble, so some of the musicians who owe it a particular debt of gratitude – among them acoustic duo Morwenna Lasko and Jay Pun, folky ensemble Walker's Run, and...
Luminescent Orchestrii
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
0 comments Balkan gypsy music constantly swirls all around and sometimes deep inside the punk rock circus of the Luminescents. Accordion Death Squad opens. Luminescent Orchestrii - Knockin' Accordion Death...
Denison Witmer
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
0 comments Singer-songwriter. Wes Swing opens. Wes Swing - Lullaby Wes Swing - In A Station Of The Metro
Dan Reed
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
0 comments Solo acoustic singer Dan Reed - Losing My Fear Dan Reed - Brave New World
Lenka
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
0 comments Australian songwriter Lenka's ethereal compositions brings to mind Chantal Kreviazuk, Sia Furler, or any of the other pop chicks who wish they were Bj¶rk (presumably minus the dementia, but you...
Wrinkle Neck Mules
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
0 comments These Richmond roots-rockers have always had a twist of country in them, but recently the members have been leaving Virginia and instead making their way to Texas. How's that for authenticity,...
Frank Vignola
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
7 comments Versatile jazz guitarist Frank Vignola was a hired gun for Madonna and Ringo Starr in the 80's before branching out into his own jazz game, which encompasses everything from Django swing to Wes...
The Wiyos
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
0 comments Nutty fringe instruments like ukulele, kazoo, and washboard converge on every set of showboating contemporary roots music ("oldturnative," as they like to call it) delivered by The Wiyos, who play...
Eric Lindell
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
0 comments Eric Lindell is a New Orleans blues guitarist who sometimes channels Van Morrison for the "swamp pop" runs he slides in right alongside the folk and R&B. He'll be bringing along sax player...
Tony Furtado
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
0 comments Virtuoso banjo (and entirely-competent-slide-guitar) player Tony Furtado has played alongside Alison Krauss, counts Ry Cooder as a significant inspiration, and broke away from his progressive...
The Wave
Published on Feb 8th, 2009
0 comments The teenage rockers in The Wave have been gigging around town for years – longer than some of their adult peers, even – so you may have already heard their classic-rock-derived originals...
The Heartless Bastards
Published on Feb 2nd, 2009
1 comments These aren't the guys who backed Austinite songwriter James McMurtry at his Gravity show a couple years back – rather, it's a critically acclaimed Ohio rock trio whose record deal was...
Jerry Joseph, Steve Drizos, and Bret Mozely
Published on Feb 2nd, 2009
0 comments Singer-songwriters. Also featuring the pulsing Southern drive of C-ville rock quartet Earl Knox. Earl Knox - Pretty Little Thief
J.D. Souther
Published on Feb 2nd, 2009
0 comments J.D. Souther probably oughta be an icon of 1970's country-rock – he has songwriting and production credits with the likes of the Eagles and Linda Rondstadt and did a duet with James Taylor...