Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, March 4 @ 10:14 a.m. / Upstage Live
UPDATE: Thanks to NBG and the studio audience for a great show! Check back later today to hear the show! - MD
The Upstage Live team is very excited to announce the next episode, featuring Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers!
Upstage Live is Q&A + music, live on stage, with objectively good artists.
We have extremely limited seating for the taping/broadcast, so stay tuned to KHUM to get yours. We'll be giving away some tickets, but the first 20 advance ticket holders to show up at Humbrews are guaranteed a seat. There is no way to buy a ticket for this taping of Upstage Live, sorry!
- Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
- 5pm-ish, Monday March 3rd
- HumBrews (tickets for night show)
- Audio: KHUM 104.7/KHUM.COM
- Video: Streaming live at KHUM.com
In case you missed it, check out the Wood Brothers video from the last episode of Upstage Live!
From early in their childhood in Boulder, CO., Chris and Oliver were steeped in American roots music. Their father, a molecular biologist, would perform classic songs at campfires and family gatherings, while their mother, a poet, instilled a passion for storytelling and turn of phrase.
The brothers bonded over bluesmen like Jimmy Reed and Lightnin’ Hopkins, but their paths, musical and otherwise, would diverge. Oliver moved to Atlanta, where he played guitar in cover bands before earning a spot in Tinsley Ellis’s touring act.
At Ellis’s behest, Oliver began to sing and then founded King Johnson, a hard-touring group that would release six albums of blues-inflected R&B, funk and country over the next 12 years. Chris, meanwhile, studied jazz bass at the New England Conservatory of Music, moved to New York City and, in the early ‘90s, formed Medeski Martin & Wood, which over the next two decades would become a cornerstone of contemporary jazz and abstract music.