Red Cedar Review
An acoustic band based in Charleston, SC. They perform their blend of folk, country-blues, and bluegrass all over the southeastern US. In July of 2018, Red Cedar Review released their debut album, "The Highway". A mix of traditional bluegrass standards alongside guitarist/vocalist Brad Edwardson's original songs. Recording the bulk of the album in one live session, they create an energy that invites the listener into the stories Edwardson weaves into his songwriting. “Storytelling is one of the most important facets of ‘The Highway’, finding humor in its outlaw songs and adventure in its traveling songs. — Charleston City Paper
Dallas Baker and Friends
"Heart Felt Beachy Low Country Roots Grass". Anything from traditional Bluegrass, Grateful Dead, The Band, Shagging music, Beach music, Country, Reggae, Funk, and maybe even some R. Kelly. Dallas Baker is a native of the greater Charleston, South Carolina area. He now resides on James Island with his lovely wife, three children, two rescue dogs, two beta fish, a guinea pig, and a mini-rex bunny. Dallas is a naturalist at Coastal Expeditions by day and music man by night. His passions are his family, playing music, yoga, good food, healthy habits, staying active, surfing, and kayaking. Dallas first started his music career playing heavy metal as a teenager at local music venues. Later on he found his niche in the Bluegrass/Folk/Americana genre. His love for Bluegrass music grew as a member in the band, Steel Rollers. Steel Rollers was known around town for being a rowdy bluegrass band. They brought in a lively and fun crowd to the Charleston Pour House as well as other local music venues in Charleston. After parting ways with Steel Rollers Dallas started up his own band, Dallas Baker & Friends. Dallas describes his music as “Roots Grass”. Dallas Baker & Friends have recorded a 9 track EP with Plowground Productions on Johns Island by Jim Donnelly. You can request to get a copy of this album at any of their shows. Eventually DB&F became a side project for Dallas after he and a friend started up the band, Big John Belly.
As a member in Big John Belly, Dallas played bass, harmonica, and vocals. Dallas is proud of his accomplishment as a BJB member winning '2014 Up and Coming Act' by Charleston City Paper Music Awards. As much as Dallas enjoyed being a member in BJB he wanted to pursue his love for bluegrass music. In December of 2014 Dallas resigned from BJB and DB&F became his primary focus. Now winners of the 2016 Charleston City Paper's "Bluegrass Band of the year" award Dallas Baker and Friends have found their place in the local music community. After many shows at prestige local music venues, weddings, private events, festivals, restaurants, and bars they have found their niche for being a "Heart Felt Beachy Low Country Bluegrass Band". Dallas Baker and Friends plan to release their second album "Albemarle Blues" in January of 2017 and will continue to play in and around the Holy City following the release.
Red Cedar Review