Campfire Caravan Rambles On

With fall officially here and the weather finally cooling down, it’s the perfect time to gather around your local venue for the “Campfire Caravan” tour, delivering Americana and bluegrass tunes from The Brothers Comatose, Mipso and

Campfire Caravan
– Campfire Caravan

The tour promises “a raucous party with a wholesome spirit at premier venues across the country.” Each of the bands will take turns closing out the concerts, rather than a single headliner. The groups will leave room between the sets for spontaneous collaborations, ensuring that a different event will be presented in each city.

After playing AmericanaFest in Nashville Sept. 13, the Campfire Caravan tour kicked off Sept. 26 in Billings, Mont., at Pub Station. Over the weekend the bands hit the Pacific Northwest, with performances in Portland, Seattle and Eugene, Ore.

The next gig is scheduled Oct. 3 in Sacramento, Calif., at Harlow’s. Upcoming cities on the routing include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, Chicago, Boston, New York, and Nashville. The last confirmed stop is Nov. 18 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel. 

The five-piece string band The Brothers Comatose, which hails from the Bay Area, recently released “Don’t Make Me Get Up And Go,” the debut track in its new song series.

Acoustic bluegrass quintet Lil’ Smokies, of Missoula, Mont., fame, just put out its sophomore album, Changing Shades.

The Chapel Hill, N.C.-based indie Americana quartet Mipso also released a new album this year, Coming Down The Mountain, which hit No. 3 on the bluegrass chart.

Visit the Campfire Caravan page to see the full routing. And click here to read Pollstar’s 2017 Q&A with Brothers Comatose’s Ben Morrison.