Stream Preview: DelFest at Home @ Facebook, 5/21-5/24/20

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The Travelin’ McCourys (Photo courtesy IVPR)

DelFest, the festival brainchild of Del McCoury and his extended McCoury family, has just announced DelFest at Home, a streaming event celebrating musical highlights from DelFests past.

Happening during the originally scheduled festival weekend, May 21 through May 24, the free online event will feature performances from the festival’s namesake and his family as well as bluegrass and jam band luminaries such as Trey Anastasio Band, Bela Fleck and Chris Thile, Greensky Bluegrass, and more.

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Preview: David Wax Museum @ Facebook Live, 5/1 + 5/3/20

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David Wax Museum performs at Union Stage on Dec. 29, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

David Wax Museum has really taken live streaming to heart, broadcasting on Sundays, Tuesdays, and fun, family-friendly shows on Fridays.

Catch the band’s next shows on Friday, May 1, and Sunday, May 3, via Facebook Live.

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Interview: Scott Terry (of Red Wanting Blue)

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Scott Terry, frontman for Red Wanting Blue, on stage at Gypsy Sally’s, May 4, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Scott Terry is a road warrior. Red Wanting Blue, the Columbus, Ohio-based band he founded in 1996 while a student at Ohio University, has spent the better part of two-plus decades on what seems like a perpetual tour.

Comprised of Eric Hall on lead guitar, Dean Anshutz on drums and percussion, Greg Rahm on keys and guitar, Mark McCullough on bass, and Scott on lead vocals and ukulele, Red Wanting Blue regularly plays 200 or more live shows a year.

With no touring scheduled due to the national coronavirus emergency, Scott chatted with Parklife DC’s Ari Strauss from Brooklyn about his thoughts and activities during the lockdown.

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Song of the Day: “Even This Is Going to Pass” by Eliot Bronson (feat. Lori McKenna)

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Eliot Bronson (Photo courtesy Missing Piece Group)

Like a blanket offered to a shivering stranger, “Even This Is Going to Pass,” by Eliot Bronson and featuring Lori McKenna, is a welcome and warm refrain in these tough times.  The song which was just released as a single is helping to raise money for Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States. 

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Song of the Day: “Better Angels” by Lauren Calve

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Lauren Calve (Photo by Shane Gardner)

Today, storyteller and songwriter Lauren Calve releases “Better Angels” off her upcoming Wildfire EP, out June 23. The song was inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural address on the eve of the Civil War but now it’s found an overwhelming new meaning with Calve as the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic.

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