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Zac Brown Band announces Carolina festival

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival returns to Charleston, S.C. in October with Steep Canyon Rangers and Ashley Monroe among the acts.

The festival will be held at Blackbaud Stadium on Oct. 11 and 12.

Other acts include: Old 97's, Darrell Scott, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Gov't Mule, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The Wailers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Boy & Bear.

This year's festival will also feature performances by members of Zac Brown Band, including Coy Bowles and the Fellowship, Clay Cook and John Hopkins & Brighter Shade

Continuing the festival's annual tradition, Zac Brown Band will close each night with different "Super Sets" featuring special sit-in performances from other acts on the bill.

Pre-sale tickets for Zac Brown Band fan-club members begins on Tuesday, May 27 at noon eastern. Pre-sale opens to those who have previously attended the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival on Wednesday, May 28 at noon eastern. General sale opens on Saturday, May 31 at 10 a.m. eastern. Get tickets at Blackbaud Stadium box office, by phone at 877-4-FLY-TIX or online at www.ticketfly.com.

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Jekyll + Hyde CD review - Jekyll + Hyde
Fans looking for the Zac Brown Band of 2005 won't find it in "Jekyll + Hyde" - there's nothing but an aftertaste of the Georgia group's chicken-fried origins. That might be why the album's name is so appropriate. Fans have gotten to know the country-folk band, but a deviant creeps in on all 16 tracks of its fourth album. And, like the classic story, Hyde stands out as more interesting. It hits hard, too. The opener, "Beautiful Drug," has an electric-pop »»»
Uncaged CD review - Uncaged
Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" album opens with Jump Right In, which finds singer/bandleader Brown admonishing, "Let the music pull you in," which might just be Brown's motto. He's all about forgetting the cares of the day and giving in wholeheartedly to the magnetic attraction of good music. Although Brown writes, sings and plays well throughout, there are nevertheless few truly standout tracks or unexpected surprises on "Uncaged." With that said, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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