This concert series is shot 333 feet underground in the Volcano Room of Tennessee's 32-mile long Cumberland Caverns. The subterranean descent passes a waterfall and pool, leading to a musical venue unlike any other. With the slogan, "a little bit Bluegrass, a little bit Underground," the series reaches beyond the traditional, serving as a showcase for established & emerging acts in the Roots, Americana, Neo-Folk, Gospel, and Blues/Jazz/Jamgrass genres.
Named by the first people to behold this natural amphitheatre,the Volcano Room was carved over 3.5 million years ago as water and time entwined to create one of the most acoustically pure natural spaces on Earth. With a constant 56 degrees, the sun never shines, but the weather is always clear!
Old Crow Medicine Show (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
Few bands in recent memory have done as much to bring new audiences and young fans to bluegrass/old-time music as the atomic-powered string band OCMS. But frontman Ketch Secor's fine original songs, including the gold-certified hit "Wagon Wheel," and the band's solid musical chops please more traditional fans, as well. Add in a stage show equivalent of a moonshine-Red Bull highball and you have the makings of a great night in the cave and one incendiary half-hour of television.
Widespread Panic (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
Filling the footsteps of giants such as the Allman Brothers and jamband saints The Grateful Dead, 30-year road veterans Widespread Panic are, unquestionably, one of the most successful jambands of a generation. Melding southern rock, blues-rock, funk and hard rock, the band has risen to elite status among American jam bands. Having embarked on The Wood Tour, their first- ever completely acoustic shows, WP dropped in Underground. An "internet only" ticket, the Bluegrass Underground website survived 50,000 hits per minute; the show sold out in less than 30 seconds! A rare tour from a top band in a fantastically unique venue promises stellar "appointment television. "
Yonder Mountain String Band (#305H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
One of the founders of America's jam band movement, Yonder Mountain String Band blends bluegrass, rock and countless other influences, pioneering a sound of their own. A traditional bluegrass band at first glance, YMSB created music that is genre-transcendent and attracted a large and fiercely loyal following. The Colorado-based foursome has toured over the past 11 years, playing clubs and major festivals, even opening for Barack Obama in Denver at Mile High Stadium.