Announcing Spring Tour 2015

tourdates2The time is approaching when we say good bye to our Florida friends and return to our Midwestern home. We’re very excited to announce our first set of Spring Tour dates. We’ll be stopping in the Carolinas, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana on our way back to Illinois.

March 17 | Skipper’s Smokehouse | Tampa, FL &
March 24 | Home Team BBQ | Charleston, SC
March 25 | Foothills Brewing | Winston-Salem, NC
March 26 | Granite Falls Brewing Company | Granite Falls, NC
March 27 | Jack of the Wood | Asheville, NC +
March 28 | Holston River Brewing Company | Bristol, TN
March 29 | O’Malley’s Pub | Sylva, NC
March 30 | Preservation Pub | Knoxville, TN
March 31 | Stanley’s Pub | Cincinnatti, OH #
April 1 | One Eyed Jacks | Dayton, OH
April 2 | Woodlands Tavern | Columbus, OH %
April 3 | Chilly Water Brewing Co. | Indianapolis, IN
April 10 | Two Brothers Roundhouse | Aurora, IL ^

& with Better Than Usually (members of The Applebutter Express & Cope) and Jeremy Willis
+ with The Harmaleighs
# with Rumpke Mountain Boys
% with Fox N Hounds and Perennial Rye
^ with River Valley Rangers

New Year’s Eve with Donna the Buffalo

donna-nyeWe’ll be ringing in 2015 with seminal Zydeco, Folk-Rock band Donna the Buffalo at Skipper’s Smokehouse for a WMNF New Year’s Batch.

Donna the Buffalo draws their inspiration from a cherished part of the American heritage: the old-time music festivals of the south that drew entire towns and counties together. “Those festivals were so explosive, and the community and the feeling of people being with each other, that’s the feeling we were shooting for in our music,” Puryear says. “Donna the Buffalo is an extension of the joy we’ve found.”

Let’s dance one more time in 2014!

Mulberry Mountain Harvest Fest

We’re playing Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festivalharvestposter this fall in Ozark, Arkansas! Under the Willow is happy to announce we’ll be joining this beautiful festival held on the side of Mulberry Mountain. It is one of the best fests anywhere.

This year’s line up this year features Yonder Mountain String Band with special guest Jerry Douglas, Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth, The Jayhawks and more. Some of the other bands we’re looking forward to seeing include The Devil Makes Three, Elephant Revival, Cornmeal, Old Shoe, Shook Twins and Old Salt Union.

See you on the mountain!