Blue Star Radiation (feat. Tim of Lotus and Rob and Vinnie of moe.)
With Special Guest Sicard Hollow
Musical artists collaborate all the time. We all can identify with that feeling when, your favorite band invites a well-known keyboardist, or killer guitarist on stage at a festival or show. It is simply magical.
When renowned keyboardist Nate Wilson, band leader for Ghosts of Jupiter, and founding member of both Assembly of Dust, and Percy Hill, came to moe.’s bassist and vocalist, Rob Derhak with the idea to form a band on those principles, the band Blue Star took its first breath. Enlisting the drumming prowess of moe.’s long time rhythm keeper, Vinnie Amico, and none other than guitarist and vocalist from the legendary bands The Breakfast, Kung Fu, and most recently Lotus, Tim Palmieri, the genesis of Blue Star came to be.
A band of improvisational, jam band musicians that all share an affinity for the classic rock we all know and love. The ditties, the anthems, and the deep cuts that remind us of a different time. They simply write the songs and play the covers that give the audience goosebumps.
Sicard Hollow is a four-piece progressive bluegrass band who formed with a mutual passion for pushing the boundaries of genre. Heavily influenced by the Grateful Dead and New Grass Revival, these young pickers bring new energy to a timeless style with a combination of fearless improvisation and instrumental prowess.
The band formed through mutual connections within the Nashville music scene who all wanted to play something different. They were all simultaneously discovering bluegrass while existing in their other scenes. Once they got together, the rest was history.
Having toured extensively around the country since 2018, this group of players continues to grow their sound with every performance. With the release of their debut studio album, ‘Secret of the Breeze’ (2020), a live album called ‘Live at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville’ (2021), and their upcoming sophomore studio effort, there is no slowing down for Sicard Hollow.
Secret of the Breeze is the band’s first attempt to capture the energy they bring to a live performance on record. With the help of one of Nashville’s most promising sound engineers, and access to the best equipment available, Sicard Hollow is incredibly proud of what they’re finally able to offer their fans at home.
The genre title “progressive bluegrass” is a bit of a misnomer. Sicard Hollow is equal parts rock/jam/jazz band, who happens to play bluegrass instruments. Secret of the Breeze is a perfect example of how the group can pay homage to their bluegrass roots, while blowing the door open on the expectations of the traditional folks.
Sicard Hollow released their debut album, ‘Secret of the Breeze,’ in March 2020 — just a few weeks before the music world shut down. The next year was filled with plenty of uncertainty, but the band hit the road as soon as they were able. The next few months resulted in their first nationwide tour and some truly great memories. One of the highlights of the year was a supporting slot for the Infamous Stringdusters at the new Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, which they’re happy to offer as their first live album.
Sicard Hollow has supported acts like Sam Bush, Infamous Stringdusters, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Kyle Tuttle, Jarod Pool, CBDB, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Sweet Lilies, and Amoramora.
Sicard Hollow has played festivals like Summer Camp Music Festival, The Peach Music Festival, Bluegrass in the Bottoms, Birds of a Feather, and Resonate where they’ve shared billing with acts like Oysterhead, Umphrey’s McGee, The String Cheese Incident, Moe., Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Greensky Bluegrass, Lindsay Lou, Mimi Naja, Devil Makes Three, Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon, Mandolin Orange, Horseshoes & Handgrenades, and many more.