This April (2017) marks TipJar’s second anniversary. In holding with its original mission, the webzine/blog continues to celebrate roots-oriented music wherever and whenever it can. The second year of the site featured show, festival and CD reviews, Q&As with artists and a lot more.
The site’s second year noted the 69th birthday of Bob Weir, the passing of Kingfish guitarist Robbie Hoddinott, the closing of Quixote’s True Blue in Denver and what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 74th spin around the sun. Year two of TipJar also included interviews with lyricist and philosopher John Barlow, guitarist Steve Kimock, songsmith Sean Kelly (of the Samples), a review of the 43rd annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival and a look at the music of John Kadlecik, the Golden Gate Wingmen, Town Mountain, Warren Haynes, Al Laughlin and Highway 50, The Workshy, The Gasoline Lollipops, Henry Kaiser, Wilco, Steely Dan, Steve Winwood, the Jerry Garcia Band and Great American Taxi.
TipJar continues to be a non-profit, organic and commercial-free zone. Thanks to occasional donations, the site is able to pay for its costs. If you like what you read on TipJar and want to help keep it going, any donation you drop in our “digital tip jar” would be gratefully received!
With the help of donations the site continues to improve (and is considering creating official t-shirts and caps for its friends and supporters). Making it up as we go! A big thanks to everyone who reads and supports the site.
Thank you for visiting!