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!
David Grisman Folk Jazz Trio (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Grisman is absolutely a founder of newgrass and new acoustic music. Nicknamed "Dawg" by his close collaborator, Jerry Garcia, Grisman has crafted a mixture of bluegrass-centered Django Reinhardt/ Stephane Grappelli jazz affectionately known by decades of avid fans as "Dawg Music." Co-founder of the seminal neo-traditionalist band Old and in the Way, and now leading his jazz trio, Grisman is a permanent and beloved feature on the landscape of American neo-traditional culture.
Lucinda Williams (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Winner of Grammys for Best Country Song and Best Contemporary Folk Album and an enormous presence in the diversified world of deep, literary songwriters, Williams is a groundbreaking, truly unapologetic architect of that simmered blend of country, blues, folk, off-the-shoulder rock 'n' roll that has been born as the Americana genre. Mainstream Nashville knows her as the writer of Mary Chapin Carpenter's hit "Passionate Kisses," but this highly acclaimed, independent songsmith can - and will - do it all ... her way.
The Gibson Brothers (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
For their amazing harmonies and whip-crack musicianship, this band claimed the International Bluegrass Music Association's 2013 Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group, and Song. To top it off, brother Eric was named Songwriter of the Year. The previous year the brothers won the IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award, and the year before that won the prestigious 2011 IBMA Album of the Year Award and Vocal Group of the Year. These seasoned pros' accolades barely do justice to the bluegrass sound that is all their own.
Leftover Salmon (#501H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
A pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jamgrass genre, Leftover Salmon has pioneered a fluid, loose-limbed and simultaneously rootsy and daring sound, earning them a legion of diehard fans and critical accolades.
Earls of Leicester (#502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
This all-star dream team, assembled by Grammy-winner Jerry Douglas in tribute to Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, is a "who's who" of bluegrass and roots music, featuring Douglas, Shawn Camp, Johnny Warren, Charlie Cushman, Barry Bales and Jeff White.
Amos Lee (#503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
Enjoy a performance by an artist who has toured with legendary artists such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, collaborated with Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams, and is a favorite writer for the likes of The Band Perry and Lady Antebellum.