A concert series shot underground in the The Caverns at the foot of Monteagle Mountain in Tennessee.
All Past Episodes
26:46 | #813 | TV-G
Cleveland is a multiple IBMA Fiddler of the Year recipient and one of the premier musicians of his generation. His blistering technical fluency pairs amazingly with Flamekeeper's tight harmonies and instrumental trades.
26:46 | #812 | TV-G
Brandi Carlile's songs serve as personal stories of parents and childhood and of love and of loss.
26:46 | #811 | TV-G
Flatt Lonesome dig into a well of emotion, expressive instrumentals, and inventive arrangements.
26:46 | #810 | TV-G
Enjoy the sounds of New Orleans musician Mary Gauthier, who wrote her first song at the age of 35.
26:46 | #809 | TV-G
The Troubadours have evolved from acoustic explorations to full-throttle roadhouse country twang.
26:46 | #808 | TV-G
Rev. Sekou's music offers a searing blend of North Mississippi Hill Country Music, Arkansas Delta Blues, Memphis Soul, and Pentecostal steel guitar.
26:46 | #807 | TV-G
Kathy Mattea is a storied Nashville singer/songwriter. She plays an acoustic set with longtime collaborator Bill Cooley featuring new material mixed with her extensive and decades-deep archive.
26:46 | #806 | TV-G
Formed in 1992, Lettuce was founded on a shared love of funk artists like Earth, Wind & Fire and Tower of Power.
26:46 | #805 | TV-G
This singer-songwriter and instrumentalist grew up singing in church and school. He began touring nationally in the 1980s with the Bluegrass band Hot Rize.
26:46 | #804 | TV-G
This gifted septet conquers every stage they play and offer a fresh, truly singular approach perhaps best described as "Pan Americana."
26:46 | #803 | TV-G
The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride has long since established himself as roots royalty. After a lifetime of channeling energy toward jazz, folk, blues, reggae, country swing, and bluegrass, Bush still strives relentlessly to create something new.
26:46 | #802 | TV-G
With a distinct "indie folk grit," Berklee-trained Tasjan has always considered himself a songwriter first.
26:46 | #801 | TV-G
Michigan-raised from a long line of players, Billy Strings is truly a phenomenon whose articulation and entire approach is totally authentic.
26:46 | #712 | TV-G
Punchy and improvisational, the Grammy-winning band is also known for Top 40 hits such as as "Hook" and "Run-Around."
26:46 | #711 | TV-G
The soulful sisters bring strength and truth to their musical message of love and redemption.
26:46 | #710 | TV-G
Catch a performance by a band that features an amalgam of influences and styles. Their most successful album, Good Light, climbed the Billboard Folk, Independent, Rock, and Americana charts.
26:46 | #709 | TV-G
Enjoy a group composed of session musicians from historic Stax and Hi Records studio bands. Embodying the power of soul, they keep the classic Memphis spirit alive.
26:46 | #708 | TV-G
The progressive singer-songwriter is known for his songs of insight, detail, and political awareness.
26:46 | #707 | TV-G
Rhonda Vincent showcases her mastery of multi-range, fast-paced vocals intrinsic to bluegrass.
26:46 | #706 | TV-G
Singer-songwriter Parker Millsap is deemed one of Nashville's hottest new country roots artists.
26:46 | #705 | TV-G
Grammy-winner Marty Stuart is unsurpassed as a rhinestone showman and folk philosopher.
26:46 | #704 | TV-G
Singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers is one of Australia's most successful country artists.
26:46 | #703 | TV-G
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out defines the drive and precision of top shelf bluegrass. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the group is a favorite of discerning bluegrass fans everywhere.
26:46 | #702 | TV-G
Listen to the group variously described as blues-rock, jamband and acid-Americana.
26:46 | #701 | TV-G
Enjoy the irresistible Cuban groove of The Mavericks fronted by the transcendent vocals of Raul Malo.
26:46 | #612 | TV-G
Jason & The Scorchers smashed down walls between genres with their brawling brand of country-rock.
26:46 | #611 | TV-PG
Savor a seven-piece soul-funk band that has earned major raves from major media.
26:46 | #610 | TV-G
Hear the mandolin prodigy who has played the White House, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center.
26:46 | #609 | TV-G
Drivin' N Cryin' offers fans intimate acoustic folk and soaring guitar-laden Southern rock.
26:46 | #608 | TV-G
Enjoy the finely crafted songs of the trio recently nominated for Americana Duo/Group of the Year.
26:46 | #607 | TV-G
Hear the Cox family, who contributed several songs to the soundtrack of O Brother, Where Art Thou? - the best-selling roots music album of all time. They returned to the national music scene recently with their first album in almost 20 years.
26:46 | #606 | TV-G
Described as a mash-up of jam band, blues, funk, soul and Southern rock, the songs of JJ Grey, the "North Florida sage and soul-bent swamp rocker," reflect the area around Jacksonville, where he was raised.
26:46 | #605 | TV-G
Enjoy a set by hit songwriter Mac McAnally - a Grammy winner, eight-time CMA Musician of the Year, and Muscle Shoals session musician who boasts a following of devoted fans.
26:46 | #604 | TV-G
Hurray for the Riff Raff - with Alynda Lee Segarra, who hopped freight trains across America before settling in sultry New Orleans - promises to turn the Volcano Room into the French Quarter.
26:46 | #603 | TV-G
Join monster mandolinist Frank Solivan and his band, Dirty Kitchen, whose sturdy matrix of bluegrass veined with jazz, blues, country and jam band delivers on their main rule: "No filler."
26:46 | #602 | TV-G
A 10-piece band fresh out of Houston and fronted by singer Kam Franklin and influenced by classic rock 'n' roll, country, Latin and southern hip-hop performs.
26:46 | #601 | TV-G
Singer-songwriter Dave Rawlings performs with Gillian Welch, Paul Kowert, and Brittany Haas.
26:46 | #512 | TV-PG
Railroad Earth mixes folk, country, rock, jazz and Celtic with Bluegrass sensibility. The group has garnered raves for unique and exciting, must-see live shows.
26:46 | #511 | TV-PG
Swing with the sisters who have stormed the Americana scene with their refreshing blend of genres.
26:46 | #510 | TV-PG
Winners of the 2004 RockyGrass New Band competition, this band's brand of American music has circled the globe.
26:46 | #509 | TV-PG
Shaver's songs have been recorded and performed by Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Elvis Presley.
26:46 | #508 | TV-PG
Hot Rize, now reformed in a slightly new line-up, bring their captivating stage show to new generations.
26:46 | #507 | TV-PG
From humble beginnings in the central Texas hill country, Keen is heralded as one of the Lone Star State's most consistently acclaimed musical ambassadors.
26:46 | #506 | TV-PG
The underground sensation has cultivated a legion of devoted fans entranced by their improvisational acumen and quality songwriting.
26:46 | #505 | TV-PG
The genre-busting Grammy winner performs with the Nashville-based clawhammer banjo player.
26:46 | #504 | TV-PG
Singer-songwriter Lee Ann Womack is best known for her old fashioned-styled country music.
26:46 | #503 | TV-PG
Singer-songwriter Amos Lee's musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. He has toured with legendary artists such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon.
26:46 | #502 | TV-PG
This all-star dream team, assembled by Grammy-winner Jerry Douglas in tribute to Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.
26:46 | #501 | TV-PG
A pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jamgrass genre, Leftover Salmon has pioneered a fluid, loose-limbed and simultaneously rootsy sound.
26:46 | #413 | TV-G
The singer-songwriter and raconteur known for "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning" performs.
26:46 | #412 | TV-G
The Grammy nominee stirs up his own particular stew of folk, country-rock, pop, and Western music.
26:46 | #411 | TV-G
This folk-rock troubadour's work infuses sharply written songs with humor and improbable romance.
26:46 | #410 | TV-G
The husband-and-wife duo mixes rowdy folk-rock with Americana roots-based ballads.
26:46 | #409 | TV-G
The eclectic jazz, funk, reggae, alt-rock guitar virtuoso joins the stellar Traveling McCourys.
26:46 | #408 | TV-G
The frontwoman and the band sing through multiple generations and genres of New Orleans grooves.
26:46 | #407 | TV-G
The Gibson Brothers showcase their amazing harmonies and whip-crack musicianship.
26:46 | #406 | TV-G
The highly acclaimed songwriter blends country, blues, folk and off-the-shoulder rock 'n' roll.
26:46 | #405 | TV-G
The co-founder of the seminal neo-traditionalist band Old and in the Way is now leading a jazz trio.
26:46 | #404 | TV-G
An Americana Music Award Winner, Jason Isbell is one of America's best young singer-songwriters. He is a former member of Drive-By Truckers.
26:46 | #403 | TV-G
The ever-amazing virtuoso cellist Dave Eggar provides an electrifying genre-breaking performance.
26:46 | #402 | TV-G
The Steep Canyon Rangers album Nobody Knows You won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album in 2013. The band has collaborated with such artists as Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, the Dixie Chicks, and Paul McCartney.
26:46 | #401 | TV-G
The successful jamband melds southern rock, blues-rock, funk, and hard rock in a stellar performance.
26:46 | #312 | TV-PG
The band performs lyrical Celtic music, polyrhythmic jazz, and pedal-to-the-metal bluegrass.
26:46 | #311 | TV-PG
The Wood Brothers perform folk-roots-blues with taut vocal harmonies and colossal grooves.
26:46 | #310 | TV-PG
The three-time Grammy-nominated Allstars showcase an authentic brand of Dixie-fried roots-blues.
26:46 | #309 | TV-PG
The multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member performs. Russell is joined by all-star members of New Grass Revival: John Cowan, Butch Robins and Pat Flynn.
26:46 | #308 | TV-PG
The well-loved, two-time Grammy award-winning Cajun/zydeco band showcases their talent.
26:46 | #307 | TV-PG
The Steeldrivers braid bluegrass roots with country, soul, and contemporary influences to create an unapologetic hybrid.
26:46 | #306 | TV-PG
A cellist since elementary school, singer-songwriter and composer Ben Sollee is known for his innovative playing, genre-bending songs, and electrifying performances.
26:46 | #305 | TV-PG
One of the founders of America's jam band movement, Yonder Mountain String Band blends bluegrass, rock, and other influences, pioneering a sound of their own.
26:46 | #304 | TV-PG
The powerful duo deliver artistically rendered folk-pop songs and a uniquely modern, sensual sound.
26:46 | #303 | TV-PG
The groove-friendly Infamous Stringdusters blend virtuosity and innovation to the delight of fans.
26:46 | #302 | TV-PG
Singer/violinist and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird performs indie-folk rock with guest Tift Merritt.
26:46 | #301 | TV-PG
The atomic-powered string band Old Crow Medicine Show perform original bluegrass songs, including the hit "Wagon Wheel."
26:46 | #212 | TV-PG
The Knoxville, Tennessee band performs selections from their album, 100 Miles of Wreckage and other songs.
26:46 | #211 | TV-PG
Country star and multiple Grammy winner Vince Gill, known for his razor-sharp instrumental skills, expressive tenor voice, richly varied songwriting, and superb choice of backup musicians, performs honky tonk ballads, bluegrass, and country rock.
26:46 | #210 | TV-PG
Grammy-winning singer/guitarist Del McCoury and his band perform the "High Lonesome" sound and also explore new musical frontiers.
26:46 | #209 | TV-PG
One of "alternative Nashville's" biggest buzz bands, the Vespers deliver a fresh and dynamic mixture of folk, rock, and Appalachian stomp.
26:46 | #208 | TV-PG
With lead vocals provided by Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, Vince Gill, and "Ranger Doug" Green, this band features Music City's instrumental A-list, including Paul Franklin, Dennis Crouch, Jeff Taylor, with Gill and Andy Reiss swapping guitar duties.
26:46 | #207 | TV-PG
Americana pioneer Miller and his band, the Commonwealth, perform songs with a bluegrass and edgy mountain tinge.
26:46 | #206 | TV-PG
Singer/mandolinist Doyle Lawson and his band perform progressive bluegrass and compelling a cappella Gospel.
26:46 | #205 | TV-PG
Raised on show business in a family band, David Mayfield made his name with award-winning progressive bluegrass group Cadillac Sky. The singer/guitarist mixes acoustic-alternative and cutting-edge Americana with great showmanship.
26:46 | #204 | TV-PG
Two-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Jim Lauderdale's talents dance across the worlds of country, rock, Americana, and bluegrass.
26:46 | #203 | TV-PG
A veteran musician who'd released two CDs before turning 20, Sarah Jarosz has gone from teenage bluegrass hotshot to fully-realized innovative artist. The innovative artist weaves rock rhythms, classical textures, and Appalachian melodies.
26:46 | #202 | TV-PG
The thirteen time Grammy winner plays the dobro with unprecedented speed and haunting lyricism. Douglas is one of Nashville's most in-demand session players and is a longtime featured member of Alison Krauss & Union Station.
26:46 | #201 | TV-PG
From multiple Grammy wins to The Hunger Games' soundtrack, 2012 is a breakout year for The Civil Wars. Intricately woven phrasing and airtight harmonies mark the minimalist duo's powerfully ballads and astonishingly frank songs on the paradoxical nature of love.
26:46 | #112 | TV-PG
A compilation set of great cuts from Season One, including Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Mike Farris & The McCrary Sisters, John Cowan Band, Cherryholmes, and Will Hoge.
26:46 | #111 | TV-PG
Guitar Player Magazine named Monte Montgomery as one of the "Top 50 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time." His amazing fretwork has become the benchmark for acoustic guitar players.
26:46 | #109 | TV-PG
John Cowan's musical journey has made him one of the most unique vocal artists of his generation. Cowan rose to fame singing for New Grass Revival, introducing fans to an explosive, experimental brand of bluegrass - Newgrass.
26:46 | #110 | TV-PG
With shimmering harmonies, propulsive instrumentation, and disarmingly honest songwriting, the Farewell Drifter arrived as an inventive musical hybrid. Since first setting out, the young quintet have defied preconceptions based on their lineup (acoustic guitars, mandolin, fiddle, upright bass), delighting audiences with classic elements in new surroundings.
26:46 | #108 | TV-PG
A consummate writer's writer, Darrell Scott has crafted a long and broad career, garnering awards and accolades for his performances as well as writing hits for a broad spectrum of artists. Scott's songs are a fine-tuned balance of the cerebral and the emotional, artfully rendered and soulfully delivered.
26:46 | #107 | TV-PG
Fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music is presented, this band's is synonymous with cutting-edge excellence. One of the most highly awarded ensembles ever, Mountain Heart members have either won or been nominated for multiple Grammys, ACM, CMA, and IBMA Awards.
26:46 | #106 | TV-PG
Justin Townes Earle's record, Midnight at the Movies, was named one of "best records" by Amazon, received four stars in Rolling Stone, and found a sweet spot in the hearts of fans and critics alike.
26:46 | #105 | TV-PG
With roots based in bluegrass, Celtic, and jazz music, Cherryholmes stormed to the forefront of American bluegrass and roots music. They hit the stage with hard-driving instrumental virtuosity, explosive vocal harmonies, and various styles of original songs written by family band members.
26:46 | #104 | TV-PG
Mike Farris' undeniable voice, his skillful arrangements and the joy and passion with which he delivers both, breathe new life into long-forgotten spirituals and vintage-originals. He is backed by the stirring vocals of the McCrary Sister - Ann, Regina, and Alfreda.
26:46 | #103 | TV-PG
Will Hoge is one of those singer-songwriters that pulls from astonishingly personal experience to craft compelling stories set to music.
26:46 | #102 | TV-PG
Kentuckian Ricky Skaggs is a 14-time Grammy Award-winner continues to lead the roots revival. Known as bluegrass music's official ambassador, Ricky is back with a full band sound, a style that made him one of the best-selling artists in country music history.
26:46 | #101 | TV-PG
18 SOUTH's music is informed by a wide array of influences. The organic and earthy quality of their sound lends itself perfectly to their stripped down acoustic approach.