Lotus - 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
The 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
The 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 - 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 - 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 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 (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
The 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
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
Leftover 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 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 - 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
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!