Drew Emmitt

Floydfest 2012

Floydfest 2012
The festival featured eight stages of eclectic musical performances and worldly arts and crafts, all set in the gorgeous, lush mountains of southern Virginia.

Nearly every genre of music is represented at FloydFest, and all that variety is a good thing. Headliners such as Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Ricky Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Sam Bush Band, Drive-By Truckers, Matisyahu, Leftover Salmon, SOJA, Sara Watkins, Brandi Carlile, and Dawes were some of the “must-sees”. It was a delightful, energy-infused, 5 day roller coaster ride of music that never dipped below fabulous.

Suwannee SpringFest March 24th-27th 2011

15 years and still as magical and breath-taking as ever Suwannee SpringFest captured the hearts of fans both young and old. This festival has what most festivals strive for and that’s a sense of community, bringing together those who love music, art and nature, in a magnificently serene place “The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground” near Live Oak FL.


We arrived to the park early afternoon after a grueling 6 hour drive.  Having come in years past we already had our spot staked out next to the parks horse stables which are located on the far side of the park, its wide open with plenty of space to set up camp and great bathrooms with showers to boot.  The attendance for the weekend was around 6000 people making it very comfortable.  Today the festival opened up three stages out of six, The Uncle Charles Porch Stage, the Big IV Amphitheater, and the SOS Music Hall. 

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New Lotus, Avett Brothers, Emmit-Nershi Band, Breakestra, Gordon Stone, Old Crow Medicine Show, Budos Band & more!
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

* New Additions
* Coming Soon
* Upcoming Festivals
* Video of the Week

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New Additions:

Lotus - Oil on Glass CdLotus - Oil on Glass/Feather on Wood CD - Lotus is a five-piece band that has creatively fused electronic dance music with instrumental post-rock for eight years. The result is an explosive live show that has made crowds get down across the U.S., Canada, and Japan. Armed with a massive light rig and one of the most energetic shows on the circuit, Lotus proves why they have become a go-to act for late night festival slots. The CD contains two EPs on a single disc with several new tracks and several remixes. Click image for track lists and samples. $12



Avett Brothers - I and Love and You CDThe Avett Brothers - I and Love and You CD - I and Love and You is The Avett Brothers' major label debut, produced by Grammy-award winning producer Rick Rubin. The album tracks are diverse and unique, ranging from striking ballads to energetic romps. With over 195k independently released albums scanned, and the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Emotionalism, I & Love & You is sure to be embraced as a new favorite by longtime and newfound fans alike. The Avett Brothers have built up an impressive and loyal fan base with constant touring. This prolific band is renowned for their high-energy live shows and incredible mix of eclectic musical styles. The Avett Brothers' fan base continues to grow in markets all around the country, capturing the hearts of all who are lucky enough to experience their music live. $13.99

Emmit Nershi Band - New Country Blues CDThe Emmit/Nershi Band - New Country Blues CD
- On New Country Blues the Emmitt-Nershi Band has fully realized its potential.With Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) on mandolin & vocals and Bill Nershi (the String Cheese Incident) on acoustic guitar and vocals, ENB delivers a dynamic blend of bluegrass, newgrass, country and Americana that is sure to excite fans of all those genres and more. Featuring special guests Jason Carter (Del McCoury Band), Keith Moseley (String Cheese Incident) and others! $15.99



Breakestra - From Dusk Till Dawn CDBreakestra - Dusk Till Dawn CD
- After 2 years in the lab, Music Man Miles & Mixmaster Wolf deliver a brand new pot of original funk gumbo greatly inspired by the spirit & memory of DJ Dusk of the Rootdown sound system, a mightily missed soul traveller who also blesses the microphone on this new record they call "Dusk till Dawn".

The new record features longtime Friend and live guest vocalist Afrodyete on the new original track "Come on Over". Also featured are Chali 2na & The late great Dj dusk on the M I C on the Afro-latin-psyche, funk-hop track "Posed to Be". $14.99


Old Crow Medicine Show DVDOld Crow Medicine Show - Live at the Orange Peel & TN Theatre DVD - Directed by Lee Tucker (who also directed the band's videos for "Wagon Wheel" and "Tell It To Me"), Live at the Orange Peel and Tennessee Theatre was recorded over two nights last December and features performances of 20 songs--15 of which are from the band's three studio albums (OCMS, Big Iron World, Tennessee Pusher)--including "Tell It To Me," "Down Home Girl," "Alabama High-Test," and "Wagon Wheel." The DVD also includes five tracks from their live repertoire not found on their three studio albums: "Wheeling Breakdown," "Raise A Ruckus," "Reuben's Train," "Sally Anne" and "Shack #9." $14.98




Gordon Stone - Night Shade CdGordon Stone - Night Shade CD - Night Shade was called "excellent, profoundly so" by Seven Days. Recorded in longtime friends, Phish's barn in Vermont, Page McConnell lends his B3 sounds to the title track. Mike Gordon says of Gordon Stone: "Clearly, he's an inspiration."

"Stone has always pushed the limits of his main musical weapons, taking the pedal steel and banjo to places no mere humans normally tread. On Night Shade, however, he pushes things further than ever, lashing world rhythms and out-of-this-world melodic ideas together."
- Jambands.com $12


Budos Band EP LPBudos Band (VINYL) - From the vaults of Daptone Records, comes a collection of 6 unreleased tracks from the infamous Budos Band. Recorded after the Budos Band I sessions but before those for the second album, this EP is a fascinating glimpse into the group's evolution as musicians and recording artists.

The Budos Band EP is a must have for Budos and Daptone fans alike. It stands as a vital account of the band's movement between musical styles and records a singular moment in the group's existence. It will indeed stand the test of time and remain a bedrock of Budos lore. $9.99


Roots of Led Zeppelin CdThe Roots of Led Zeppelin CD - A collection of 16 songs that inspired the greatest rock band of all time! This album features works by Little Richard, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Memphis Minnie, Lightnin' Hopkins, Otis Rush & more!

One of the most successful groups of all time, Led Zeppelin has often been taken to task for using the work of other artists without citing the source, particularly blues artists. But critics have also drawn attention to Zep's use of the work of folk and rock artists as well. If you're a Zeppelin fan, you can broaden your own horizons by listening to Zep's influences in other genres. If you're a detractor, then you can take pride in listening to the "true" originals (but bear in mind that they had their influences as well)! $11.99

Coming Soon:

October 6 - Widespread Panic - Montreal 9.8.97 (3 CDs)
Mike Doughty - Sad Man Happy Man CD
Assylum Street Spankers - God's Favorite Band CD

Ocotber 13 - James McMurtry - Live in Europe CD/DVD
Steep Canyon Rangers - Deep in the Shade CD
Blind Boys of Alabama - Enlightenment CD
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic CD/DVD/LP
Various Artists - Jam On Guitars CD

Last Week:

Leftover Salmon DVDLeftover Salmon - Years in Your Ears DVD - The floodgates have opened and up swims this entertaining and honest film from inside the LoS fambly. Witness one of America's most enduring live music acts of this and the last century... Leftover Salmon! Featuring a cast of thousands and interviews from the likes of Yonder Mountain String Band, String Cheese Incident, Sam Bush, Cracker, Hot Rize, Peter Rowan, Bela Fleck, Leftover Salmon and many others. If you were there, you'll need help remembering. If you weren't... sorry you missed it. Either way, this DVD is for you. A majority of the electricity used in the production of this project was generated by solar panels or offset using wind power credits. Conservation First...Green Power Next! $19.98


High Time Greatest Hits DVDHigh Times Greatest Hits: On DVD - Roll a joint, pack a bong, fire up the vaporizer and then get comfortable on the couch because HIGH TIMES Greatest Hits: On DVD compiles all of the best excerpts from HIGH TIMES original DVDs and "potcasts" into one danktastic package that will keep you laughing and learning, smoking and smiling, for many herb-filled years to come. Features: Snoop Dogg, Tommy Chong, Dave Chappelle, Chef Ra, Jorge Cervantes, Miss High Times & other stoned celebs! $12.98



Little Feat - Live in Germany 1977 DVDLittle Feat - Skin it Back - Live in Germany 1977 DVD - This DVD continues our series of releases from the archives of legendary German TV series Rockpalast. Filmed at the Grugahalle in Essen in 1977, just a few days before the recording of their legendary live album "Waiting For Columbus", this DVD captures the classic seventies Little Feat line-up led by the late Lowell George at the very peak of their powers. Also featured, as a bonus is almost 30 minutes of never before seen alternative rehearsal versions including material that didn't make it into the final show. $16.98

Upcoming Events:

October 8-11 - Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival - Pittsboro, NC

October 10-11 - 4th Annual Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival - Joshua Tree, CA

November 13-15 - *Bear Creek Music & Art Festival - Live Oak, FL

* Look for the HGMN booth at this event

Video of the Week:

The Malah - "Forever" Live at Trinumeral Festival 9/12/09

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!
Lee Crumpton

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New stuff from Jeff Coffin, Drew Emmit, and Ryan Montbleau plus new Dead T-Shirts and My Morning Jacket LPS!
Dancing Tree Newsletter

July 16th, 2008

In this issue:

* Latest News
* New Additions
* Coming Soon
* News and Reviews
* Upcoming Festivals
* Video of the Week


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New Additions:

drew3thDrew Emmitt - Long Road CD - Drew Emmitt, the dynamic lead singer and mandolin player from Leftover Salmon, releases his third solo album, Long Road. Some of the hottest Americana, bluegrass, and jamband musicians around were recruited for the recording of Long Road (Jeff Sipe among them). Each of the album's tracks is full of energy, great singing, fiery playing and infectious melodies. Long Road features eight original songs and three notable covers (Supertramp's "Long Way Home," Marshall Tucker Band's "Take The Highway" and Van Morrison's "Gypsy In My Soul"). Special Guests include Billy Nershi, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, John Cowan, Stuart Duncan, Alison Brown, Ronnie McCoury, and more. $17.98

coffin4thJeff Coffin Mu'tet - Mutopia CD - Check him out in the video of the week! As a member of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Jeff Coffin is one of the world's most visible hornmen. Aided by an all-star cast of jazz, jam, bluegrass, and funk musicians, Coffin explores an impressive variety of styles on Mutopia, gracing each with his peerless energy, musicianship, and technique. Like some otherworldly fusion of MMW, The Meters, and ornette Coleman, Mutopia puts Coffin at the forefront of a new generation of improvising musicians - a generation for whom boundaries are meaningless and everyone is invited to the party. Jeff Coffin - saxes, flutes, etc; Roy "Futureman" Wooten - drum set; Felix Pastorius - bass; Kofi Burbridge - piano, keys, flute. Special guests includeBela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Roy Agree, Pat Bergeson, and more. $17.98

tgdbetterfthGrateful Dead - Dead Is Better T-Shirt - Life is Good? Dead is Better! This short sleeve t-shirt in a cool blue/grey tone features a stylized Stealie on both sides, with "Dead is Better" text on front and "Grateful Dead" text on back. Sizes Small through XXL. $19.99

ryan1thRyan Montbleau - Stages CD - This solo-acoustic live album brings together some of Ryan's best performances from the spring of 2003. From a coffeeshop, to a small club, to a large theatre, all of these stages are presented for your enjoyment. Included is a bonus studio recording of "Honeymoon Eyes" and a "Substitute Teacher Blues" from back when Ryan was still teaching. $12.00

My Morning Jacket's Okonokos 4-LP set and Evil Urges LP have arrived!
There is limited stock and no telling when vinyl releases will become unavailable, so get these now!

Coming Soon:

July 22 - Dr. Dog - Fate (pre-order CD/LP)
The Avett Brothers - The Second Gleam (pre-order CD and LP)
Tea Leaf Green - Raise Up the Tent CD (pre-order)
Ozric Tentacles - Jurassic Shift CD & DVD (pre-order)
Medeski Martin and Wood - Zaebos: The Book of Angels Vol. 11 CD (pre-order)
Slightly Stoopid - Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid CD (pre-order)

August 5 - Mike Gordon - The Green Sparrow CD
Phish - Walnut Creek (2 DVDs)
Phish - LivePhish CD releases (5/8/93 Durham, NH; 12/7/97 Dayton, OH; 7/6/98 Prague)

August 12 - The Duhks - Fast Paced World CD

August 19 - Xavier Rudd - Dark Shades of Blue CD
Darrell Scott - Modern Hymns CD

August 26 - Little Feat - Join the Band CD (w/ Fleck, Gordon, Matthews, Buffett, more)

September 9 - Michael Franti & Spearhead - All Rebel Rockers CD
Ray Lamontagne - Gossip in the Grain CD

September 23 - BuzzUniverse - Live at the Donegal Saloon CD

Sept. 30 - John Brown's Body - Amplify CD
Oneside - First, To Last CD

Last Week's Additions:

Sim Redmond Band - Room in These Skies CD
Sound Tribe Sector Nine - Peaceblaster CD
Donna the Buffalo - Silverlined CD
Del McCoury Band & Friends - Moneyland CD
The Radiators - Wild & Free (2 CDs)
The Black Ghosts - The Black Ghosts CD
David Becker Tribune - Leaving Argentina CD

News and Reviews:

10,000 Lakes Preview

Upcoming Festivals:

Camp Bisco Seven - 7/17 - 7/20 - Mariaville, NY - http://www.campbisco.net
Northwest String Summit - 7/18 - 7/20 - North Plains, OR - http://www.stringsummit.com
Tabfest - 7/18 - 7/20 - Mendon, OH - http://www.tabfest.com
Mile High Music Fest - 7/19 - 7/20 - Commerce City, CO - http://www.milehighmusicfestival.com
10,000 Lakes Fest - 7/23 - 7/26 - Detroit Lakes, MN - http://www.10klf.com
*Floydfest - 7/24 - 7/27 - Floyd, VA - http://www.floydfest.com
Summer Hookah #12 - 7/25 - 7/27 - Garrettsville, OH - http://www.nlqp.com
*Gathering of the Vibes - 7/31 - 8/3 - Bridgeport, CT - http://gatheringofthevibes.com
Grateful Garcia Gathering - 7/31 - 8/3 - Thornville, OH - http://gratefulgarciagathering.com
Summerdance - 8/1 - 8/3 - Garrettsville, OH - http://www.nlqp.com
Pickathon Roots Music festival - 8/1 - 8/3 - Portland, OR - http://www.pickathon.com
*Trinumeral Music Festival - 8/8 - 8/10 - Mills River, NC - http://www.trinumeral.com
Midwest Reggae Fest - 8/8 - 8/10 - Garrettsville, OH - http://www.nlqp.com
Yarmony Grass - 8/15 - 8/17 - Copper Mountain, CO - http://www.yarmonygrass.com
Root Down Fest - 8/15-8/17 - Pleasant Garden, NC- http://www.myspace.com/rootdownfamilyfest
Waterfest - 8/15 - 8/17 - Garrettsville, OH - http://www.nlqp.com
Hot August Blues - 8/16 - Cookeville, MD - http://www.hotaugustblues.com
Naukabout Festival - 8/16 - East Falmouth, MA - http://naukabout.tix.com

*look for the HGMN Booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

A compilation of Jeff Coffin moments from his recent stints with DMB

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FloydFest 5 - Roots Alive kicks off July 27

The magic and beauty of the FloydFest vision is unparalleled. The profound purpose of the organizers and staff shines from corner to corner of the experience. So jump on the Blue Ridge parkway and come on down! FloydFest 5: ROOTS ALIVE!
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