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!
Drivin' N Cryin' (#609H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Kevn Kinney and Drivin' N Cryin' have for 30 years offered die-hard fans a blend that arcs from intimate acoustic folk to soaring (and searing) guitar-laden Southern rock.
- KQED Life: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 7:00pm
- KQED Life: Sun, Dec 11, 2016 -- 1:00am
Sierra Hull (#610H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Hull, the mandolin prodigy who has played the White House, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, is the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music. She released her third solo album, Weighted Mind.
- KQED Life: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 7:30pm
- KQED Life: Sun, Dec 11, 2016 -- 1:30am
St. Paul & The Broken Bones (#611H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
This seven-piece soul-funk band has earned major raves from major media. Fronted by intense, charismatic lead singer Paul "St. Paul" Janeway, the Broken Bones have played festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo and opened for the Rolling Stones.
Jason & The Scorchers (#612H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The Scorchers crashed out of Nashville and began smashing down the walls between genres with their own brawling brand of country-rock almost 35 years ago. Their elder statesmen status is belied by their high-energy, take-no-prisoners stage show.
Dave Rawlings Machine (#601H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Savor the UNDERGROUND debut of a group that personifies "Americana": Guitarist-singer-songwriter Rawlings with Gillian Welch, Punch Brothers bassist Paul Kowert, violinist Brittany Haas and former Old Crow Medicine Show guitarist Willie Watson.
The Suffers (#602H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Welcome these relative newcomers, a 10-piece band fresh out of Houston and fronted by the massive-voiced singer Kam Franklin and influenced by classic rock 'n' roll, country, Latin and southern hip-hop as much as Stax/Volt or Muscle Shoals era.