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.
Saturday’s Trey Anastasio Band concert at The Wiltern in Los Angeles included the debut of a new original entitled “All Pretending” and a cover of “Over The Rainbow” from ‘The Wizard Of Oz.’
Umphrey’s McGee concluded a two-night stand at the Beacon Theatre in New York City with a show that included a debut cover of “Limelight” by Rush, guest spots from NYC scene fixtures Mike Stern and Leni Stern and much more.
Billy Strings paid tribute to Jerry Garcia at one of the Grateful Dead guitarist’s favorite haunts, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.
Wilco finally changed up their ‘Ode To Joy’-heavy setlist plan for the first night of their inaugural Sky Blue Sky destination event in Mexico on Saturday.
Dead & Company resumed their three-night Playing In The Sand 2020 run at the Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico, which included a monster second set.