The album was recorded live throughout the winter of 2009 at Martyrs’ in Chicago, IL. Unlike Cornmeal’s three previous albums, Live in Chicago, IL Vol. I captures the band in its raw, intense format, bouncing through song after song of fast-paced, fierce originals and extensive improvised jams that showcase the immense talent and connectivity that have gained them so much fan appeal from coast to coast.
Formed over 10 years ago, Cornmeal has grown from humble beginnings into a nationally recognized live music institution. Heavily influenced by American roots and folk music, Cornmeal blends lightning fast tempos and harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire.
While steeped in the tradition of John Hartford and New Grass Revival, Cornmeal continues to forge their own path, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. With a rapidly growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmeal challenges the recipe of the bluegrass sound and live performance.
In 2008, the band won its first Jammy award for New Groove of the Month. The band has graced the stage at almost every major festival across the country including Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, All Good, High Sierra, 10K Lakes, Del Fest, Summercamp, and Telluride Nightgrass just to name a few. They have also been fortunate enough to perform with many influential bands including Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush, John Hartford, Little Feat, The Del McCoury Band, moe., and Dark Star Orchestra among others.
Last night’s The Avett Brothers concert began with the band covering The Cranberries in tribute to Dolores O’Riordan, who passed away this week at the age of 46.
Organizers of the Levitate Music & Arts Festival have revealed the lineup for this July’s event.
Chris Robinson, Barry Sless, Pete Sears, John Molo and Greg Loiacono played the first show of the inaugural Green Leaf Rustlers tour last night in California.
Organizers of the annual Mountain Jam music festival have announced the lineup for the 2018 installment.
Dead & Company, featuring members of the Grateful Dead, has confirmed an extensive 2018 Summer Tour.
Neil Young, Members Of The Heartbreakers & More To Play Stephen Stills Light Up The Blues Charity Concert
Stephen Stills will present the 5th Annual Light Up The Blues Concert — An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks featuring an all-star roster of performers.