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ALO at Radio Woodstock Studios

ALO stopped by Mountain Jam producer Radio Woodstock's studios on Thursday, April 25, 2013 and performed an acoustic set of tunes from their brand new record, Sounds Like This, in front of a live studio audience!

Check out the video below from the session!

"Falling Dominoes"

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Featured Artist: White Denim

It’s often difficult to explain the sound of a fusion band such as Texas-based foursome White Denim, but choosing just one descriptor doesn't do them justice. Listen to any of their five studio recordings (plus five other EPs) from th

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The Avett Brothers – Cardinal Sessions

The Avett Brothers perform two songs for Cardinal Sessions in Germany:

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Featured Artist: The Revivalists

Mountain Jam newcomers The Revivalists, with their N’Awlins roots, churn out the kind of funky rock that’s hip enough to get you moving, but so loaded with soul you can’t help but ease back and let the weight of the music roll over you.

Frontman David Shaw delivers his lyrics in such a way that, eyes closed, you’d swea

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Dispatch, ‘Get Ready Boy (Live)’ [Listen]

More so than most bands, Dispatch have built their reputation on live performances, and on June 4, the jammy New England rockers drop 'Ain't No Trip to Cleveland Vol. 1,' a two-disc testament to their live power and eclectic sound. In advance of the release, the genre-hopping trio has premiered a live version of 'Get Ready Boy' (listen below), a particularly raucous number whose studio version appears on last year's 'Circles Around the Sun,' their first album in more than a decade.

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Photo by Rich Gastwirt.
Photo by Rich Gastwirt.
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Featured Artist: David Wax Museum

“Harder Before It Gets Easier” isn’t just the name of the hit single by folk-rock band David Wax Museum; it’s also a way to describe their slow but steady climb from grassroots-everything—albums, touring, videos, etc.—to just-about mainstream success.

The two core members are vo

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Gary Clark Jr. performs on Late Night with David Letterman – “Please Come Home”

Performing a song off his 2012 album Blak and Blue, Gary Clark Jr. burned through "Please Come Home" last night on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Of Clark Jr.'s performance at the White House last year, Letterman

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Photo courtesy of Swear and Shake.
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Featured Artist: Swear and Shake

Swear and Shake — whose founding members Adam McHeffey (banjo, vocals) and Poughkeepsie native Kari Spieler (guitar, vocals) met at SUNY Purchase just a few years ago — may only have one full album (Maple Ridge, 2012) under their figurative belts, but to call them newbies would be a mistake.

Based in Brooklyn with an indie-folk sound, the band is surprisingly accomplished considering

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The Avett Brothers on Recording ‘The Carpenter,’ Working With Rick Rubin + the Reasons for the Folk-Rock Boom

As leaders of the Avett Brothers, Seth and Scott Avett have enjoyed tremendous mainstream success, particularly for musicians whose songs are rooted in traditional folk, country and bluegrass. And yet not much has changed for these siblings from Concord, N.C. Their 2009 major label debut, 'I and Love and You,' cracked the Top 20, arguably kick-starting the current folk-rock boom, but chatting with Diffuser.fm following a recent string of European tour dates, younger sibling Seth seemed reluctant to take the credit.

Like its predecessor, last year's follow-up, 'The Carpenter,' was recorded in Los Angeles with legendary producer Rick Rubin, but this time around, the brothers weren't afraid to put the down the banjos in favor of experimenting, most notably in the electric 'Paul Newman Versus the Demons.' In his conversation with Diffuser.fm, Seth discussed how fans have received 'The Carpenter' and shared his theory on why old-timey sounds are all the rage. He also extolled the benefits of being pretty and looked ahead to this year's Mountain Jam festival.

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Featured Artist: The Lone Bellow

Before you discount The Lone Bellow as just another old-timey-dressed trio jumping on the neo-folk bandwagon, take a listen. They’re different.

Like many of today’s popular folk bands, most of their

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