Hailing from Dripping Springs, TX lead vocalist Mark Wystrach fronts Midland’s rich sound that is rounded out with lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy. Rooted in tradition in both sound and style, the trio initially garnered attention playing clubs in the region. Their critically-acclaimed freshman album, On The Rocks (Big Machine Records), features 13 tracks with songwriting credits from each member alongside hitmakers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Launching to rave reviews from notable outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone Country, On The Rocks was declared “the year’s best Country album” by Washington Post. The Dann-Huff produced album earned the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Country Album Sales chart upon release. Their debut No. 1 single “Drinkin’ Problem,” which offers an intentional nod to Country music reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s, earned the band their first GRAMMY® Awards nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
Midland was also named New Vocal Group of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards and their current single “Burn Out” is Top 15 at Country Radio. The band released a video for the song which was inspired by the vintage style of Urban Cowboy and filmed at the legendary Billy Bob’s Honky Tonk in Fort Worth, TX. Midland is currently on the road headlining dates for their Electric Rodeo Tour.
Railroad Earth welcomed Yonder Mountain String Band’s Allie Kral and Jake Jolliff at Hillberry to pay tribute to Andy Goessling.
Ween performed their 1994 album ‘Chocolate And Cheese’ in its entirety for the first time at Desert Daze which included the live debut of “Candi.”
Trey Anastasio performed for ‘Live From Here’ in New York City on Saturday where he welcomed a number of guests including host Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz and Wynton Marsalis.
Spafford rolled through The 8×10 in Baltimore on Friday night where they busted out “Parody” for the first time in 75 shows.
Pink Talking Fish delivered an all Phish second set during their show at Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pennsylvania on Friday night.